April 10, 2019
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!
Shabbat Shalom!

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. 
In This Message
The Bat Mitzvah of 
Hannah Sturtz 
daughter of Daniel & Susan Sturtz
The Birth of
Carly Jayne Falk
great granddaughter of Joe & Adrienne Seligman


Erwin Markman
father of Susan Kaber 


Friday, April 12  
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Sanctuary) 
We wish our Confirmation Israel Trip Travelers a n'seeah tovah - a good trip.   
Saturday, April 13                        
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       
8:30 am - 1:00 pm Passover Shuk (Main Office Lobby/Gift Shop)
9:00-11:00 am Yard Sale Drop-off  
9:15 am Sunday Sessions with Rabbi Hirsh (Chapel)
11:15 am Adult Education Committee Meeting (Boardroom)
5:30 pm Comedy Night (Social Hall) 

Monday, April 15   
7:30 pm House Committee Meeting (Bride's Room)  
7:30 pm Social Action Committee Meeting (Boardroom) 
Tuesday, April 16 
4:00-6:00 pm Yard Sale Drop-off 
6:00-9:00 pm Passover Shuk (Main Office Lobby/Gift Shop) 
Wednesday, April 17
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Passover Shuk (School Lobby)  
10:30 am Against All Odds, led by Yossi Afek (Chapel)
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.  
Please click on the event name for more information or to register for that event.    

Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 am

First Thursdays: Shtisel : A Peek into the Life of an Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Community
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 Kesher@mkorshalom.org.

Community Yard Sale
Sunday, May 5, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Item Drop-Off Times:
Sunday April 14, 9:00-11:00 am
Tuesday, April 16, 4:00-9:00 pm
Doing some spring cleaning? We'll take your "stuff," tag it and sell it, and you could take the charitable deduction. Or sell it yourself by reserving space. More details on our website. Then, come shop for other "stuff" on May 5!

Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 pm

Sunday, June 2, 5:00 pm
Tribute Book submissions due: Friday, April 19
We honor Gail Donner & Merle Steinberg with a magical evening. Sponsorships & Tribute Book opportunities are now available!

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Michelle Bross
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