September 11, 2019
The month leading up to our High Holy Day season is an incredibly vulnerable time on our Jewish calendar, as we face our imperfect selves, our brokenness, and our failings. So often, in our day-to-day lives, the drive to appear "perfect" blinds us to the abundant blessings all around us. We forget that our imperfections are part of our beauty. We fail to realize that we would be a healthier society if we embraced them. How do we find holiness in the sacred messiness of our lives? How did a Cincinnati ice cream shop teach thousands of people this lesson? Join us Friday evening!
Friday night, our Kabbalat Shabbat service begins at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Shabbat morning, Torah Study begins at 9:00 am, led by Rabbi Address, followed by our Spice Up Your Judaism session at 10:30 am. Our Shabbat morning service also begins at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary, during which we will celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Haley Fleischman. Our Shabbat afternoon service begins at 5:45 pm in the Sanctuary, during which we will celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Grace Gellert.
And, mark your calendars for NEXT Saturday evening (September 21) as we mark Selichot, the official beginning of our High Holy Day season. Jewish tradition teaches that the mercy and compassion of the Heavens is greatest around the midnight hour, so Selichot programs and services tend to start late in the evening. Our Selichot Study Session will begin at 8:30 pm with a panel discussion and congregational dialogue "Encountering God: When Experiences of the Divine Affect Our Lives." The discussion will be led by Rabbi Frenkel, and the panel will feature Dr. Dan Gottlieb, Stefanie Cohen, Melinda Kane and Steve Friedman. Refreshments will follow around 9:30 pm, and our Selichot service, including the changing of our Torah covers into their "holy day whites" and the first sounding of the shofar will begin at 10:00 pm.

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 Days
Source of Comfort
Submissions Deadline: Friday, September 13
All names for our memorial booklet (distributed on Yom Kippur) must be submitted, along with payment, to the synagogue office. Please visit our High Holy Day Information Center online to download the form. Contact the synagogue office with any questions.  

Officer Joe Matthews will be leading one final security workshop for congregants who usher or greet at our services or events. The training session will include a short power point presentation, walking tour of each post, and a review of "Lock-Down" procedures and emergency exits. This session (approx. 1 hour in length) will take place on Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 pm. Please contact the synagogue office to rsvp.
The B'not Mitzvah of  
Haley Fleischman
daughter of Scott & Beth Fleischman
Grace Gellert 
daughter of Ronald Gellert & Pamela Gellert

The Naming of
Theodore (Theo) Zaum
son of Matthew & Jaime Zaum
grandson of Eric & Beverly Zaum
grandson of Allen Herron and Susan Herron

Alan Glass 
brother of Phillip (Flip) Glass
Friday, September 13
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Sanctuary)
Please join us for pre-service refreshments starting at 6:00 pm.   
Saturday, September 14
9:00 am Torah Study, led by Rabbi Richard Address (Chapel)
10:30 am Spice Up Your Judaism, led by Scott Kushner (Boardroom)
10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service (Sanctuary)
Bat Mitzvah of Haley Fleischman  
5:45 pm Shabbat Afternoon Service (Sanctuary)  
Bat Mitzvah of Grace Gellert 
Sunday, September 15
10:00 am Arthur Miller: The Moral Jewish Playwright? (Social Hall)  
Monday, September 16
Wednesday, September 18
10:30 am Be Careful What you Worship, led by Rabbi Richard Address (Chapel)
7:30 pm Board of Trustees Meeting (Oneg Room)
Friday, September 20 
5:30 pm Tot Family Dinner (Oneg Room) 
6:15 pm Tot Shabbat (Sanctuary)  
8:00 pm Erev Shabbat Service (Sanctuary; webcast)
Please click on the event name for more information or to register for that event.    

Participation deadline: noon, Sunday, September 15
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Membership Renewal & Religious School Forms
Completed forms are due. The High Holy Days are here and Religious School is now in session. If you have not done so already, please return your completed forms with payment.
Saturday, September 21, 8:30 pm  
Daytimers Lunch & A Movie: Downton Abbey
Tuesday, September 24, 12:15 pm (off-site)
Shabbat Shuvah Shabbaton
Saturday, October 5, 9:00 am - noon
Sunday, October 6, 11:00 am
Break The Fast at M'kor Shalom
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 pm

M'kor Marketplace: Vendors Wanted!
Sunday, November 17, 9:00 am - 2:30 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
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