August 14, 2019
The Shabbat after Tishah b'Av (the day on which we remember the destruction of the Temples and other disasters throughout Jewish history) is called Shabbat Nachamu, meaning the Shabbat of comfort. It is named after the first words of the haftarah from Isaiah 40, "Comfort, comfort my people." Traditionally, there are three weeks of mourning leading up to Tishah b'Av, and this coming Shabbat brings comfort and relief. Nachamu is no ordinary Shabbat. It marks the first of seven Shabbatot of consolation which lead us into Rosh Hashanah.  And while it still feels like summertime, we begin to turn our thoughts (and our souls) toward the work of t'shuvah (repentance) as we start to prepare for our High Holy Day season.   
This Friday evening, we will gather for Kabbalat Shabbat (6:30 pm) in the main Sanctuary, as our service will be enhanced through the use of Visual T'filah, where all of our prayers, readings, and songs will be projected onto a large screen on the bimah. These Visual T'filah services have quickly become a favorite for many, as they allow us to feel more connected with one another, fostering a greater communal feel throughout the evening as we lift our voices (and our heads!) in prayer and song together.  
And Shabbat morning, Scott Kushner will lead our Spice Up Your Judaism session at 10:00 am.
We hope to see everyone at our Congregational Membership BBQ this evening!
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. 
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High Holy Day Ushers
The Ritual Committee is looking for congregants who are interested in ushering at services during the High Holy Days. There are available positions for every service. While we have a dedicated core of volunteers who always help out, we would like to have new participants assist as well. It is rewarding and fulfilling to usher for services at any time during the year, but particularly so during the High Holy Days. If you are interested, please e-mail Jeff Beenstock, and he will answer any questions you may have and tell you how to sign up. Thanks in advance!
The Wedding of
Anna Larynych & Eric Adamson
son of Peter & Susanne Adamson
Friday, August 16       
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Visual T'filah (Sanctuary; webcast)
Join us for pre-service refreshments starting at 6:00 pm.  
Saturday, August 17            
10:00 am Spice Up Your Judaism, led by Scott Kushner (Social Hall)
Monday, August 19
7:15 pm House Committee Meeting (Bride's Room)  
Wednesday, August 21
6:30 pm Committee Chair Meeting (Social Hall)   
7:30 pm Board of Trustees Meeting (Oneg Room) 
Friday, August 23      
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Chapel)  
Join us for pre-service refreshments starting at 6:00 pm.  
Please click on the event name for more information or to register for that event.    
Membership Renewal & Religious School Forms
Forms are due. The start of Religious School and the High Holy Days will be here soon. Kindly return your completed forms and initial payment as soon as possible. If you need the forms or have any questions, please contact the synagogue office. As always, our Financial Secretary is available to discuss any financial concerns you have.

First Thursdays: The Music of George Gershwin
Thursday, September 5, 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 15, 10:00 am  
Monday, September 16, 7:00 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
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