October 2, 2019
The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is known as Shabbat Shuvah or "Shabbat of Return." The name is a reference to the opening words of the week's haftarah, "Shuvah Israel - Return O Israel."
"This is the time of the year when we confront - head on - the fact of our imperfection. This special Shabbat falls during the most sacred days of our Jewish year - the Ten Days of Repentance that begin with Rosh Hashanah and conclude with Yom Kippur. This is the time Jewish tradition sets aside for teshuva - repentance. We are supposed to devote ourselves to a careful examination of who we are, so that we can gain awareness of the ways we have failed - failed others, failed our selves, and failed God. Ultimately, we are supposed to turn away from our past selves and turn toward our better selves; to act differently in the coming new year. We are each meant to become a new and improved version of who we were before. Even if we don't make complete repentance, our liturgy gives us permission to cast ourselves upon God's mercies and ask for forgiveness. Until Yom Kippur, we are given the burden of changing our ways. When we arrive at Yom Kippur, and see that we have not been able to do so fully, we turn to God and, through our prayers, ask God to bear this burden. We pray that God offers kappara - a complete cleansing of the slate, the opportunity to begin again. When we come to N'eelah, the final service of Yom Kippur, we offer our final prayers to heaven before the gates of heaven close, and emerge from our prayers as if reborn. We embark upon the year renewed." [Rabbi Peter Rubinstein]
Friday evening, Cantor Harrison and I will be leading our Erev Shabbat service, beginning at 8:00 pm in the Chapel.
And, Shabbat morning, Rabbi Address will lead our Shabbat Shuvah Shabbaton (9:00 am - noon), an extended Torah Study and conversation on "Becoming That Elder: How Torah provides a framework for our own third stage of life."
Shanah Tovah,
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
Herbert Seliger
brother of Barry Seliger
Friday, October 4
8:00 pm Erev Shabbat Service (Chapel; webcast
Saturday, October 5 
9:00 am Shabbat Shuvah Shabbaton (Chapel)
Sunday, October 6 
10:30 am Scholar-in-Residence Committee Meeting (Boardroom)
11:00 am Life & Legacy Information Session (Bride's Room)   
Monday, October 7 
7:00 pm Education & Youth Committee Meeting (Chapel)  
Tuesday, October 8  
Offices Close 1:00 pm; No Religious School - Erev Yom Kippur    
8:00 pm Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Service (Sanctuary; webcast)
Wednesday, October 9  
Offices & Schools Closed - Yom Kippur 
9:00 am Early Family Service (Sanctuary; webcast)
11:00 am Late Service with Choir (Sanctuary; webcast)
2:30 pm Adult Study Session (Chapel)  
2:30 pm Tot Family Service (Sanctuary)
4:30 pm Afternoon Service/ Yizkor/ N'eelah (Sanctuary; webcast)
6:30 pm Break the Fast with M'kor Shalom (Social Hall) 
Friday, October 11
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Sanctuary) 
Please click on the event name for more information or to register for that event.    
Sukkot Socials
October 13-17
Please visit our website calendar for committee sponsored events, details and registration. 
Wednesdays, October 16, 23 & 30, 10:30 am - Led by Yossi Afek 
Havdalah Hayride
Saturday, October 19, 5:00 pm 

Erev Simchat Torah & Consecration Service and Celebration
Sunday, October 20, 7:00 pm

Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret Service with Yizkor
Monday, October 21, 10:00 am

Friday, October 25 - Dinner 5:00 pm, Service 6:30 pm
#ShowUpForShabbat; RSVP required for dinner.

Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 pm

M'kor Marketplace: Vendors Wanted!
Sunday, November 17, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Michelle Bross
Executive Director
Congregation M'kor Shalom
850 Evesham Road
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