December 5, 2018
Shiru l'Adonai shir chadash
Shiru l'Adonai kol ha'aretz
Sing to God a new song!
All the world sing a song to God!
Friday evening is sure to be a "M'kor Moment" in the making, as we join as a congregational community in celebrating the Installation of Cantor Rhoda Harrison during our Erev Shabbat Service (8:00 pm). We will welcome Cantor Richard Cohn, the Director of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, as we will officially install our new Cantor. This is a truly sacred moment in a congregation's history, as a covenant is formed, and as a relationship is deepened, between a synagogue community and a new clergy-member. As Cantor Harrison's music inspires us, so do we, as a M'kor Shalom family, offer her blessings of welcome and gratitude, surrounded by the words and rituals of our tradition.  
Our Choir will also join us for this very special service, and everyone is invited (and encouraged!) to bring their chanukiah and candles for our communal candle lighting that night.

Shabbat morning, Estherose Heyman will be leading Torah Study beginning at 9:00 am. And our Shabbat morning service begins at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary, during which we will celebrate the B'not Mitzvah of Hannah and Chloe McCarthy.
A Shabbat filled with many opportunities to celebrate! As we mark this wonderful moment in our synagogue's story, may we always go from strength to strength!

Rabbi Jennifer L. Frenkel

If you wish to have a Mi Shebeirach said during our Shabbat services, please let us know by noon each Friday so we can give the names to the rabbis.
In This Message
The B'not Mitzvah of
Hannah McCarthy & Chloe McCarthy 
daughters of Darren & Stefanie McCarthy
granddaughters of Steve & Jaimee Friedman
Donna Courtney
aunt of Sean & Stephanie Portnoy
Evelyn Viniar
mother of Carl Viniar
Leonard Rosen 
father of Beth Brody
grandfather of Eden Feld, Jason Brody & Benjamin Brody
Gerald Stern
father of Sheryl Levin

Friday, December 7
Chanukah - 6th Candle  
8:00 pm Erev Shabbat Service (Sanctuary; webcast)
Cantor Harrison's Installation & Chanukah Shabbat - We formally welcome Cantor Harrison. Our Choir joins us. Bring Your Own Chanukiah & Candles for a communal lighting on the 6th night of Chanukah.  
Saturday, December 8          
Chanukah - 7th Candle  
9:00 am Torah Study, led by Estherose Heyman (Boardroom)
10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service (Sanctuary)
B'not Mitzvah of Hannah McCarthy & Chloe McCarthy 
Sunday, December 9    
Chanukah - 8th Candle
11:00 am Purim Shpiel Auditions (All-Purpose Room)  
Monday, December 10          
Last Day of Holton's Heroes Toy Collection (School Lobby)  
10:30 am Caring Community Blankets of Hope (Social Hall)
7:00 pm Education & Youth Committee Meeting (Chapel)
7:30 pm Membership Committee Meeting (Boardroom) 
Tuesday, December 11
6:00 pm Purim Shpiel Auditions (Chapel)  
7:15 pm Family Programming Committee Meeting (Boardroom) 

Wednesday, December 12       
1:00 pm Caring Caps (Off-site; kindly RSVP)
Friday, December 14
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Sanctuary)
Join us for pre-service refreshments starting at 6:00 pm. 
Please click on each event name for more information or to register for that event.      

IHOC Hospitality Program
Sunday, December 16 through Sunday, December 30
Wednesday, December 19, 10:30 pm  

High Holy Day Appeal & End of Year Contributions
As 2018 nears its end, help us make M'kor Shalom the best that it can be - for today, and the future - by including M'kor Shalom in your year-end tax planning and charitable giving. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the synagogue office. Click here to make your High Holy Day Appeal contribution online.

Sunday, January 6, 9:30 am

Biblical Judaism - Which One? led by Yossi Afek
Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10:30 am

Sunday, January 13, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friday, January 18, 8:00 pm
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Michelle Bross
Executive Director
Congregation M'kor Shalom
850 Evesham Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
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