Here's What's Happening at M'kor Shalom!

August 24, 2020
Elul Moments
We Prepare for the High Holy Days
Each morning during the Hebrew month of Elul, join us for a spiritual moment as we sound the shofar and share a reading in preparation for the High Holy Days.

These daily videos are available on our YouTube channel, and linked from Facebook and our website. Be sure to Like, Follow and Subscribe for notifications.

Music to Get in the Mood
Cantor Harrison has compiled a list of songs, and their online links, for your Elul listening pleasure. Click HERE for her High Holy Day playlist.

ECC Elul Art Lesson
Wednesday, August 26, 11:15 am
Diane Malin will be offering a Zoom art lesson. Children will make two beautiful Rosh Hashanah greeting cards; one is meant to be given to a family member or friend, the other will be sent to a local Jewish nursing home.

Pre-registration is required; click HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Psalms: Ancient Poetry and Timeless Messages
Wednesdays, August 26 & September 2, 10:30 am
Two sessions remain in Rabbi Frenkel's Adult Education class. The Book of Psalms is one of the most read and utilized Biblical books in Jewish practice, because it contains the full range of human emotion and God-wrestling that our people have aspired to throughout history and in our modern day. As we prepare our hearts and souls for the High Holy Day season, we’ll begin to explore the Book of Psalms together, as we discover the Psalms as literature, liturgy, poetry and prayer. Click here to register.
Upcoming Events
Film Discussion
Monday, August 24, 7:00 pm

Watch & join us tonight! Our program will be a discussion-only. We ask that you watch/stream this highly rated/reviewed movie in advance: www.justmercyfilm.com

Rabbi Frenkel leads the discussion on the movie Just Mercy, based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice as he works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

This film will lead us to an important conversation about justice in America, and is part of an ongoing series of "Evenings of Gathering" to educate us and motivate us to action.

Cookbook Art Contest
Deadline: September 4

Create an original design or drawing that may be selected for the cookbook cover and inside dividers.

All entrants will receive a prize. Grand prize winner will receive the coveted cover placement and a free cookbook.

Email Stephanie Zinn of your intention to participate by Friday, September 4. You will be provided more details and guidelines upon entry.
Art entries are then due by Tuesday, September 15.
Return them ASAP!
Submit your forms today!

Forms are available for download in the "Members Only" section of our website. Please print, complete, sign and return your forms with your first payment, as soon as possible.

If you have questions, please contact the synagogue office. As always, our Financial Secretary is available to discuss any financial concerns you may have.

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Mark Your Calendars…
A Taste of Hebrew
Offered by Education & Youth and Adult Education Committees
Sundays, following the Religious School calendar

Open to all adults, including those with children (or grandchildren) in Religious School looking to stay ahead of or catch up to their children, and those looking to become more comfortable in services and/or who just want to learn.

Option 1: Starting with the Aleph-Bet, 9:00-10:00 am
Students will learn the letters of the Hebrew aleph bet and the vowel sounds. By the end of the class, students will be able to combine them and begin the journey to becoming a Hebrew reader.

Option 2: Prayers and Blessings, 10:15-11:15 am
A class for those who are comfortable with basic Hebrew. Students will learn what the prayers mean and learn how to read them, so they will be more comfortable participating in services.

$125 for the Fall semester. We require a minimum of 5 students to run a class. If you are interested, or want to discuss your participation, contact Adam Roth or Gail Donner.
Celebrating Women's Suffrage: 100 Years of Voting
Thursday, September 10, 7:00 pm

The Adult Education Committee, Social Action Committee and Women’s Connection are co-sponsoring this informative program on the establishment of women’s right to vote (including a Jewish connection!), along with current efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, combat voter suppression and encourage 100% voter participation. The program is open to all – including men – and attendees are asked to wear white in honor of the suffragettes.

Mark your calendars. More information and registration/Zoom details coming soon.
Shabbat Services
Fridays, 6:30 pm (Zoom)
We encourage you to join our weekly live services so we can draw strength from our traditions and from our connections to one another.

August 28 – We celebrate August birthdays.
September 4 – Please note 7:30 pm start time
September 11
September 18 - Erev Rosh Hashanah
September 25 - We celebrate September birthdays.

Tot Shabbat
September 4
Registration details to come.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, September 16, 7:30 pm (Zoom)

Torah Study/Spice Up
Saturday, August 29, 10:00 am (Final summer session)

Saturday, September 5, 9:00 am
Saturday, September 12, 9:00 am, followed by Spice Up Your Judaism, 10:15 am
Everyday purchases raise funds for M'kor Shalom!
1. Go to: shopwithscrip.com
2. Click "Join a Program" (desktop) or "Register" (mobile)
4. Follow the prompts to create account and start shopping!

REMINDER: While our building is closed, all orders must be completed in full online using online payment (no checks) and receiving e-gift cards only. Questions? Contact Maya Fair.
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