M'KOR MAIL
September 4, 2019
As we enter the first Shabbat of the Hebrew month of Elul, it's no small coincidence that we read the Torah portion Shoftim, whose opening words are Shoftim v'shotrim titeyn lecha - "Judges and officers shall you appoint." And the Torah portion also provides us with the vitally important teaching of our Jewish tradition: Tzedek tzedek tirdof - "Justice, justice shall you pursue!" The Hebrew of both passages provides us with much to discuss, particularly in light of the personal and inter-personal work we are to be doing in this month leading up to the High Holy Days.
 
This Friday evening, our Erev Shabbat service begins at 8:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Shabbat morning, I will be leading Torah Study at 9:00 am, which will be followed by our weekly Spice Up Your Judaism program at 10:30 am. Also at 10:30am, our Shabbat morning service begins in our Main Sanctuary, during which we will celebrate the B'nai Mitzvah of Ross Stern-Taubman and Seth Stern-Taubman. And, this Sunday, we kick off our new Religious School year! We can't wait to see you!
 
As we move throughout the next couple of months, there are SO many events, programs, and services filling our synagogue calendar! Please make sure to check the website and the newest edition of The Source for all of the up-to-date information!
 
L'shalom,
 
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
High Holy Day Ushers/Greeters
Officer Joe Matthews will be leading security workshops for congregants who usher or greet at our services or events. Each training session would include a short power point presentation, walking tour of each post, and a review of "Lock-Down" procedures and emergency exits.

There are two sessions (approx. 1 hour in length) to choose from:
Monday, September 9, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 pm
 
Please contact the main office to let us know which session you plan to attend.
WE CELEBRATE
The B'nai Mitzvah of  
Ross Stern-Taubman & Seth Stern-Taubman
sons of Miriam Stern & Beth Taubman

WE REMEMBER
Alan Sherman
father of Sharyn Sherman
grandfather of Samuel Beenstock

Zese Brick

Joseph Seligman
husband of Adrienne Seligman
THE WEEK AHEAD
 
Friday, September 6
8:00 pm Erev Shabbat Service (Sanctuary; webcast)  
 
Saturday, September 7
9:00 am Torah Study, led by Rabbi Frenkel (Chapel)
10:30 am Spice Up Your Judaism, led by Scott Kushner (Social Hall)
10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service (Sanctuary)
B'nai Mitzvah of Ross Stern-Taubman & Seth Stern-Taubman 
 
Sunday, September 8
9:00-11:15 am First Day of Religious School
10:30 am Scholar-in-Residence Committee Meeting (Boardroom) 
 
Monday, September 9
7:00 pm Education & Youth Committee Meeting (Chapel)
7:30 pm Communications Committee Meeting (Boardroom) 
 
Wednesday, September 11
10:30 am Be Careful What you Worship, led by Rabbi Richard Address (Chapel)
7:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting (Boardroom)
 
Friday, September 13 
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Sanctuary)
Please join us for pre-service refreshments starting at 6:00 pm.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Please click on the event name for more information or to register for that event.    

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Membership Renewal & Religious School Forms
Completed forms are due. The start of Religious School and the High Holy Days are here. If you have not done so already, please return your completed forms with payment. As always, our Financial Secretary is available to discuss any financial concerns you have.
   
Be Careful What You Worship, led by Rabbi Richard Address
Wednesdays, September 18 & 25, 10:30 am  
 
Sunday, September 15, 10:00 am  
 
Monday, September 16, 7:00 pm  
 
Friday, September 20 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
 
Saturday, September 21, 8:30 pm 

Book Plates for our new High Holy Day prayerbooks may be purchased in honor of any simcha or in memory of a loved one. Click here to contribute.
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Michelle Bross
Executive Director
Congregation M'kor Shalom
850 Evesham Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 424-4220
(856) 424-2890 (fax)
ExecutiveDirector@mkorshalom.org