Friday, March 17 at 6 PM MST

HaMakom Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Once again we'll be singing the beautiful and joyous Friday night liturgy. Hearts will be opened and toes will be tapping.

Potluck Light Kiddush following service.

Livestream on Zoom


Saturday, March 11 at 10 AM MST

Dynamic Musical Shacharit and Interactive Torah Study

Parshat Ki Tissa

Shabbat Parah

Read this Week's Torah Portion

Service led by

Rabbi Jack Shlachter and Hazzan Cindy Freedman

Barbara Sussman Guest Torah Teacher and Leyner

via multi-access

Onsite in the

Upper Sanctuary at Temple Beth Shalom

205 E. Barcelona Rd.

Livestream On Zoom


Kiddush lunch following service

Well fitted masks are required for all indoor services

Vaccination and booster required

Masks may be removed during Kiddush

Kiddush lunch now provided following service. This is NOT a potluck but we do need volunteers for set up and clean up, to provide the recommended menu, and to sponsor a lunch.

Contact Deborah Avren, deborahavren@gmail.com

Thank you to our Kiddush lunch sponsor this week, Dyana Todd. Thank you to Linda and Daryl Giddings for additional sponsorship donations.

Some of the Fun With HaMakom, Purim 2023

Saturday Afternoon

Talmud Study 12:30-1:30 PM

Immediately Following Kiddush Lunch

Led by Rabbi Jack Shlachter

A study journey through the Megillah Tractate of Babylonian Talmud. All are welcome. No prerequisites for participating.

Click Here to access English versions of Babylonian Talmud Tractate Megillah.

Onsite and on Zoom


HaMakom Continuing Education Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 14 at 7pm On Zoom

Arlene Goldbard, Presenter

In The Camp of Angels of Freedom:

Goodman, Heschel, Berlin

This presentation is based on Arlene Goldbard’s new book: In The Camp of Angels of Freedom: What Does It Mean to be Educated? The Progressive called it " a stirring autobiographical account of her self-education and the “angels” that lit her path.” Arlene will share 11 portraits of the artists and thinkers who inspired her own education, then focus through readings and discussion on three: the free-thinking public intellectual Paul Goodman; Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and his concept of radical amazement; and Oxford don Isaiah Berlin, who demolished ideological orthodoxy. 

Suggested Donation $10-$18

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Thank you for your donations!

Debby and Lee Finkel

in honor of Aviva Sussman, "to thank her for being such a wonderful person. The weekend festivities she put together to celebrate her Mom’s (my sister Barbara) birthday, Elie’s Bat Mitzvah part 2 and for the loving and touching unveiling of her Dad’s (my brother-in-law David) headstone."

Jennifer Felsburg

in honor of Hazzan Cindy Freedman, "in appreciation of Cindy for the gift of her morning offerings of gratitude!"

Start Your Weekday In Gratitude

20 Minutes of Blessings, Music, and Community Sharing

Morning Blessings

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Mornings at 9 AM MST on Zoom

Join Hazzan Cindy Freedman

and start the day with blessings from our morning liturgy

and songs of gratitude and community sharing.


HaMakom Members

Door Gabbai Sign Up

As you know, we are asking one person each Shabbat morning to be the door guard. That volunteer simply sits in the back while continuing to worship with the congregation and is able to hear the knock on the front door and then open and welcome folks joining our service. Simply CLICK HERE and then type in your name on the date you would like to be the door guard. Thank you in advance for supporting our safety and warmth.

And, Rabbi Jack has been offering the first aliyah to the "door gabbai". A lovely new minhag.

HaMakom Book Club

Currently Reading

One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World  by Michael Frank

Book discussion Wednesday, April 19 at 4 PM MST

on Zoom

The remarkable story of ninety-nine-year-old Stella Levi, whose conversations with the writer Michael Frank over the course of six years bring to life the vibrant world of Jewish Rhodes, the deportation to Auschwitz that extinguished ninety percent of her community, and the resilience and wisdom of the woman who lived to tell the tale.

Gay Block

Rabbi Jack Shlachter

Rabbi Malka Drucker

Christine Boston

Margie Kamine

Rebecca Weissman

Linda Schoen-Giddings


We Remember Them

Ruth Goldstein

mother of Sandy Jardine

Charles Singer

father of Raymond Singer

Donate to honor the memory of departed loved ones

and support HaMakom

Unveiling in memory of Daniel and Helen Fine

parents of William Fine

Monday, March 20 at 1 PM in Albuquerque

Congregation Albert Cemetery

accessed via Fairview Memorial Park

700 Yale Blvd. SE

Contact William Fine for more details and to support the presence of a minyan for Kaddish

wfine94268@aol.com 202-492-3196


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