November 13, 2019
Our Torah portion this week includes the famous stories of Sodom and Gemorrah, and the Akedah, the binding and near sacrifice of Isaac. Both narratives, in very different ways, remind us of the sacredness of life.
And so it is rather fitting that this Shabbat is also National Donor Shabbat. Since 1974, Gift of Life has worked to coordinate life-saving and life-enhancing transplants to those waiting, while also supporting the generous donors and their families who have chosen to give others a second chance through organ donation. A number of members of our M'kor Shalom family have had their own lives (or the lives of family members) saved through the sacred work of Gift of Life, and many more have volunteered in a number of ways with the organization over the years. One of Judaism's highest commandments is that of pikuach nefesh, the saving of life, and we are taught that human beings were created in the image of God, a reminder of the sacred nature of protecting life and of helping others to return to health when we are able.
This Friday evening, our Shabbat service begins at 8:00 pm, and Cantor Harrison and I will be joined on the bimah by our M'kor Shalom Adult Choir.
Shabbat morning, Torah Study (at 9:00 am) will be led by Yossi Afek, and our Spice Up Your Judaism session (10:30 am - noon) will be led by Scott Kushner.
And, don't forget to stop by our M'kor Marketplace Sunday morning!
Rabbi Jennifer L. Frenkel

If you have the name of someone you would like to have included in our Healing Prayer (Mi Shebeirach) that is recited at our Shabbat services, please let us know by noon each Friday so we can give the name to our clergy. 
In This Message
M'kor Marketplace: Looking for Volunteers!
Sunday, November 17, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
WE NEED YOUR HELP! This year will be our biggest event yet with an exciting mix of merchandise . We are expecting a full-house and WE NEED YOU to ensure the day runs smoothly and our vendors are supported. Please Click Here To SIGN UP for a shift and help ensure a successful event!
Beatrice Roth
wife of Karl Roth
mother of Jill Roth-Gutman
Rowena Weinberg
mother of David Weinberg
grandmother of Stephanie Riviello
Mark Splaver
brother of Dee Smoke
Howard Frankel
grandfather of Sean Vernon
Friday, November 15
8:00 pm Erev Shabbat Service (Sanctuary; webcast)  
Our Adult Choir joins us. 
Saturday, November 16     
9:00 am Torah Study, led by Yossi Afek (Chapel)
10:30 am Spice Up Your Judaism, led by Scott Kushner (Chapel)
Sunday, November 17 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm M'kor Marketplace: 2019 Gift Gala & Holiday Bazaar (Social Hall)   
Contact Stephanie Zinn to participate. Multiple chances to win each week. 
Monday, November 18     
7:15 p m Scholar-in-Residence Committee Meeting (Oneg Room) 
7:30 pm Social Action Committee Meeting (Boardroom) 
Wednesday, November 20       
Turkey Drive begins; runs through Monday November 25  
10:30 am Introduction to Jewish Mysticism and the Zohar, led by Rabbi Frenkel (Chapel)
7:30 pm Board of Trustees Meeting (Oneg Room) 
Friday, November 22
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service: Shabbat Mishpacha (Sanctuary)
Please join us for pre-service refreshments starting at 6:00 pm
Our Junior Choir joins us. We celebrate November birthdays.
Ice Cream Oneg immediately follows our service.  
Please click on the event name for more information or to register for that event.    

Social Action Turkey Drive
Wednesday, November 20 through Monday, November 25

Friday, November 22, 6:30 pm

Monday, December 2, 7:00 pm

Liturgical Gems: The History, The Theology, the Music
Wednesdays, December 4 & 18, 10:30 am

Friday, December 6 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm

Saturday, December 7, 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2:30 pm

Sunday, December 8, 11:30 am

Saturday, December 14, 7:00 pm

Home Improvement Meet & Greet: Exhibitors Wanted!
Sunday, January 12, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Michelle Bross
Executive Director
Congregation M'kor Shalom
850 Evesham Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
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