Shalom from Kol Haskalah

September 2015 

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Presidents' Letter
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Call to Action
Happy Birthday
Happy Anniversary
Member Happenings
My Strength
Tributes
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~ PRESIDENTS ' LETTER  ~

Welcome everyone to the beginning of a new year at Kol Haskalah! We are refreshed from our summer break and resolved to embark on another year of learning, tzedakah, tikkun olam and togetherness with the entire Kol haskalah family, new and old! Thank you to everyone who made our Open house on Sunday, August 23rd a huge success. It was great to see all our old friends and members and meet and welcome new friends and members for the 2015-2016 year.

Sunday School started with a "bang" and the "crack of boards" as we welcomed Kim's White Tiger Championship Taekwondo Demo Team to assist Kol Haskalah Bat Mitzvah member Sylvia Gordon with her Kick-a-thon Mitzvah Project. We're very excited and proud that Sylvia's Mitzvah Project and Kol Haskalah were featured in the Chapel Hill News on September 2nd  ( http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/chn-community/article32824281.html).

We look forward to seeing you all at our High Holiday Celebrations as we come together to wish each other a sweet, happy and healthy New Year. Please check out our website ( www.kolhaskalah.org) and below for information about times and locations for our High Holiday Celebrations.  L'Shana Tovah!

Jenn and Susan


~ UPCOMING  CONGREGATIONAL  EVENT S ~    
  HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES SCHEDULE

Rosh Hashanah Eve
Sunday, September 13th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Main Sanctuary, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Church (ERUUF)
4907 Garrett Road
Durham, NC

Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidre)
Tuesday, September 22nd, 7:00-9:00 pm
ERUUF Main Sanctuary

Adult Discussion Group
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2:00-4:00 pm
ERUUF Small Sanctuary

Niskor
Wednesday, September 23rd, 4:00-6:00 pm
ERUUF Fellowship Hall

Break The Fast Pot Luck
Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:00-8:00 pm
ERUUF Fellowship Hall


If you would like to help with the services, please contact Suzanne Lehavot at slehavot@yahoo.com.

Suggested donations by cash or check for non-members to attend services is $72 per family or $36 for an individual which includes all events. If you become a member after the High Holidays, this fee will be deducted from your dues.

If you would like a postcard with dates for upcoming Kol Haskalah holidays celebrations, please respond to www.kolhaskalah.org


KOL HASKALAH COFFEE KLATCH

Sunday, September 27th, 10:00 - 11:30 am
 Student Union
UNC-CH campus

Guess what? We (parents/members/friends) are going to start meeting during Sunday school for coffee and nosh. Come join us as we bond with the community of Kol Haskalah.
     
 
KOL HASKALAH PRESENTS: AT THE MOVIES!
Sunday, October 11th -10:00 am
Murphey Hall
UNC-CH Campus


Come and enjoy the first film in Kol Haskalah's Jewish Film Festival. Thanks to our volunteer facilitators, who will present films on five Sundays, from October through February.  

Each film revolves around a topic of Jewish interest and each has been selected for its entertainment value as well as its validity as a basis for discussion of Jewish themes.  Comedies, dramas, musicals, animation, classics and contemporaries, there's something for everyone  Showings are during Sunday School, and are free to all. Bring your own popcorn!
 
Oct. 11th
    ANNIE HALL                       Presented by Paul Bogas
 
       Nov. 8th     THE CHOSEN                     Presented by Karen Schinsky
 
   Dec. 6th    THE COBBLER                    Presented by Robin Betts
 
  Jan. 10th    CROSSING DELANCY        Presented by Burt Rauch
 
       Feb. 7th       A WALK ON THE MOON     Presented by Susan Davis  
   



~ SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES ~ 
           
Sunday School is off to a great start!  We saw a lot of returning (but more mature) faces and lots of new students, but mostly we saw lots of energy and smiles and a very cool Tae Kwon Do exhibition followed by ice cream.  Nice way to start the year!
 
Our Juniors Division, headed by our newest addition to the faculty, Tori Yegelwel, focused on music and art. The kids redecorated the congregation's  tzedakah (charity) box, and really enjoyed music with Frank Gross. Tori, FYI, is from Long Island, New York. She's a student at UNC-Chapel Hill in the School of Education and works part-time at the NC Hillel and the Durham Head Start program. For the past seven summers,she's worked as a camp counselor for kindergardeners. When not in class or at work, you can find her hiking and hanging out with friends!  Get to know Tori -- she's really something!
 
Our Seniors, working with Hannah Eichner, began their exploration of comparative religion, a unit which will help them understand more about the place of Jews in the larger world community, and our Mitzvah class, being taught again by Sarah Shapiro, is preparing to lead the children's High Holiday service, which will take place at the next Sunday School session on September 13th during Family Time, 11:30-12:00.
 
Thanks to the parents and members who signed up to bring snack to Sunday School.  Your support is very much appreciated!  See y'all in a couple of weeks!

 
CAMPING TRIP FOR MITZVAH CLASS AND GRADUATES!!!!
MAGNIFICENT HANGING ROCK STATE PARK!
OCTOBER 3rd-4th, 2015  
 
Exclusively for Mitzvah students and kids who have completed the Mitzvah class!
Join the fun. Enjoy Canoeing, Hiking, Celebrating. Space is limited, so get your registration in NOW!   
   
 


Staff includes David Sennett, Tom Gordon, and Susan Davis
Transportation, Site Rental, and Food included.
For registration form, contact David - dsennett@gmail.com
    

~ UPCOMING JEWISH  COMMUNITY EVENTS
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CALL TO ACTION 
TIKUN OLAM
  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!    

 

DURHAM URBAN MINISTRIES COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Sunday, September 27th, 4:15 pm 
 

 

This month, please consider helping Kol Haskalah, along with Judea Reform and Beth El, provide dinners to homeless and hungry people in Durham. We serve over 200 people each month and the number keeps growing. We feed all ages, all backgrounds, all religions.

 

We need donations of 10 tuna casseroles, cookies, 14 large cans of green beans (Costco size),  2 large cans of sweetened iced tea mix, 12 cups of shredded cheese and peanut butter and jelly (there are so many kids now!) and 3 large bottles of Ranch or Italian salad dressing. 

 

You can drop off the food at Judea Reform by Friday, September 24th or take supplies directly to the shelter on Sunday, September 27th. Please let me know what you can donate so I can coordinate with the other congregations. Contact Francis Presma at  presma@law.duke.edu or 919-451-6207. We would love to have more participation from Kol Haskalah in this mitzvah. 

 

Also, please consider joining the prep crew to prepare and serve meals to help the needy and hungry; it's fun and a minimal time commitment. We begin at 4:15 p.m. and are usually finished by 5:45. Children over 13 (and Pre-Bar and Bat Mitzvah) may use time to participate in making or buying food for these dinners as part of their community service activities. What better way to teach what Humanistic Judaism really means. Contact Frances Presma at presma@law.duke.edu if you would like to sign up.

 

  

Tuna Casserole Recipe

 

2 bags of noodles (any kind)

3 carrots and 3 celery stalks, chopped

2 large cans of cream of mushroom soup (Food Lion has their own brand)

6-7 cans of chunk light tuna, drained

 

Cook noodles, blend all ingredients together, put in disposable tin (one really big or two medium ones). You can deliver anytime to Judea Reform for them to freeze in advance or deliver fresh on Sunday to the Community kitchen. So easy! Prepare when you have
time. 
     

DONATIONS 

 

We continue to collect non-perishable foods for the food banks and old towels/blankets for the animal shelters. We also collect soaps, shampoos, etc. (all those samples that we get and never use) and donate them to the Durham Women's shelter. Please bring to any congregation event. We will deliver for you!   


Renee and Burt Rauch  


   
HAPPY BIRTHDAY           
 
    9/01   Gil Lehavot
    9/06   Dan Zachary
    9/08   Steven Young
    9/09   Alison Rabil
    9/11   Carlos Salinas
    9/14   Dara Shain
    9/16   Alan Metz
    9/16   Renee Rauch
    9/17   Ev Glatt
    9/30   Karen Century

 

      

 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!  

 

 

    9/01  Becky Frank and Dan Zachary   
    9/10  Rosemary and Joel Smith
 
~MEMBER HAPPENINGS ~

I f you have, or know of, member life events that you would like to share with your Kol Haskalah community, let me know at janzelman1@gmail.com
 

~ MY  STRENGTH  IS  IN  ME
 ... AND  IN  YOU ~

       

To all our members: If you or someone in your family could use community support, please contact us at janzelman1@gmail.com to let us know what we can do or If you're in a position to offer some help.

 

~TRIBUTES ~

           
Tributes are greetings,  thank yous, or other messages from members to members acknowledging celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries or other events with a donation to Kol Haskalah in that person's name. We ask that a minimum donation be $10 per greeting.

Please send tribute notices and checks, made out to Kol Haskalah, to:
Barbara Flink, Kol Haskalah Treasurer, 10100 Rock Hollow Road, #108, Raleigh, NC 27617
 


 LOCATIONS ~ 


Unless otherwise noted, events occur at
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

  4907 Garrett Road

Durham, NC 

 

    6/10 mile east of 15-501, on the left 

 

Click http://www.eruuf.org/contact-us/directions-and-parking for directions/parking info

 

  Seder and large celebrations are in the Fellowship Hall at the front of the complex  

 

Shabbat celebrations are in Classrooms 4 & 5 at the back of the Care Building, at the rear of the campus.