M'KOR MAIL
July 3, 2019
In the middle of the Book of Numbers, a serious conflict arises between Moses and a Levite named Korach. As Moses is trying to lead the Israelites through the wilderness, Korach plans a rebellion. Korach assembles 250 chieftains of the community to challenge Moses and Aaron's authority. As our Torah portion reads, "They combined against Moses and Aaron and said to them, 'You have gone too far! For all the community are holy, all of them, and God is in their midst. Why then do you raise yourselves above God's congregation?'" Needless to say, God makes it pretty clear that Moses and Aaron are His chosen leaders, and punishes Korach and his followers severely.
 
For generations, commentators (and Torah Study groups!) have been split on what to make of Korach's chief complaint and his approach to the conflict. Is it jealousy? Does he have a valid point? Does he make his argument in a productive way? But there's a very important clue in the words Korach uses as he rails against Moses and Aaron - a warning for how we are to act and argue; for how we are to walk through the world and for how we are to see our responsibility to others.
 
A fascinating portion to discuss Friday evening during our Kabbalat Shabbat service, beginning at 6:30 pm in the Chapel.
 
Shabbat morning, I'll be leading our Torah Study session beginning at 10:00 am.
 
And, don't forget to mark your calendars for NEXT Saturday evening (July 13), as we celebrate our annual M'kor At The Shore event at the home of Rolane and Steve Sunshine in Margate. We will begin with Havdalah at 8:00 pm (so please plan to arrive a little earlier). It's a night to end Shabbat with your M'kor Shalom community down the shore - Havdalah, singing, dessert, friendship, and just wonderful memories each and every year. Whether you have joined us for years, or this will be your first time, EVERYONE is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there!
 
We wish you a celebratory and safe 4th of July!
 
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 the rabbis. 
In This Message
WE CELEBRATE
The Birth of
Haley Alexandra Scheper
daughter of Chris & Jamie Scheper
 
Aubrey Marigold Levin
granddaughter of Steve & Sheryl Levin
 
WE REMEMBER
Esther Wesley
mother of Karen Slutsky
 
Larry Natelson 
husband of Estherose Heyman
THE WEEK AHEAD
Friday, July 5 
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Chapel)  
Join us for pre-service refreshments starting at 6:00 pm.  
 
Saturday, July 6      
10:00 am Torah Study, led by Rabbi Frenkel (Chapel)
  
Tuesday, July  9 
7:30 pm Membership Committee Meeting (Chapel)
7:30 pm Ritual Committee Meeting (Boardroom)
 
Friday, July 12  
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Chapel)
Join us for pre-service refreshments starting at 6:00 pm.  
UPCOMING EVENTS:
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Saturday, July 13, 8:00 pm (Off-site: Margate, NJ)

Saturday, July 13, 8:30 pm

Wednesday, July 17, 11:30 am
 
Peace. Love. Barbeque.
Wednesday, August 14, 5:00 pm

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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)
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