|One of the strong and venerable traditions of M'kor Shalom is the annual Confirmation class trip to Israel. This Friday night at our 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat service, Cantor Harrison and I will have the honor of sharing Tefilat Haderech, a blessing for a journey, with our Confirmation students as they anticipate their departure on April 20.
Introducing our students to the Land and the State of Israel is exciting, engaging, and challenging. Learning about the history, being immersed in the rhythms of everyday Hebrew, discovering the diverse culture, and standing in places "where it all happened" are essential elements of creating wonderful and sustaining memories for our Confirmation students.
And at the same time, our students are immersed in the challenges of understanding contemporary Israeli social, political and national issues, which as the Israeli elections this week demonstrate, remain complex and complicated. Our students return as participants in the on-going Jewish conversation about Israel - embodying attachment to and support of the State of Israel, while continuing to shape their own opinions about the differing perspectives on how Israel will manage the challenges it faces.
In addition to our 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat service Friday, on Saturday morning, Torah study at 9:00 am will be led by Mark Pinzur. At 10:30 am Spice Up Your Judaism will be led by Scott Kushner. And at our 5:45 pm Afternoon Service, Hannah Sturtz will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah. Mazal tov to Hannah and her family!
Rabbi Richard Hirsh
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.
The Bat Mitzvah of
daughter of Daniel & Susan Sturtz
The Birth of
Carly Jayne Falk
great granddaughter of Joe & Adrienne Seligman
father of Susan Kaber
THE WEEK AHEAD
Friday, April 12
Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Sanctuary)
We wish our Confirmation Israel Trip Travelers a n'seeah tovah
- a good trip.
9:00 am Torah Study, led by Mark Pinzur (Chapel)
10:30 am Spice Up Your Judaism, led by Scott Kushner (Boardroom)
5:45 pm Shabbat Afternoon Service (Sanctuary)
Bat Mitzvah of Hannah Sturtz
Sunday, April 14
Sunday Sessions with Rabbi Hirsh
11:15 am Adult Education Committee Meeting (Boardroom)
Monday, April 15
House Committee Meeting (Bride's Room)
7:30 pm Social Action Committee Meeting (Boardroom)
Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, April 17
7:30 pm Board of Trustees Meeting (Oneg Room)
Friday, April 19
Passover - First Seder
Offices Close at 1:00 pm
No Erev Shabbat Service; contact the main office if you wish to be paired with other congregants for a seder.
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Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 am
Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm
Friday, May 3 - Dinner 6:00 pm, Service 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 4, 7:00 pm (Off-site)
New group for M'kor Shalom members ages 35-55! Kindly RSVP via your Evite, or contact Lisa Batzar or Brad Shapiro at
Item Drop-Off Times:
Sunday April 14, 9:00-11:00 am
Tuesday, April 16, 4:00-9:00 pm
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Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 2, 5:00 pm
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