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August 3, 2020
7:00 pm (Zoom)

$20 gets you four Bingo cards on a single sheet. One sheet per person will enable multiple chances for household members to win.

This event is open to M'kor Shalom members and their guests. Bingo cards will be emailed to all confirmed and paid participants. You will need to print out the Bingo sheet in advance of the event.

Sponsorships can also still be purchased by contacting Sarah Zalcmann. These opportunities include : Regular Bingo $36, Special Bingo $72, Final Game $136 (includes four Bingo playing cards).

To register or become a sponsor, please contact Sarah Zalcmann by Tuesday evening.
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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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The When, Why and Where of Elul: Preparing for the High Holy Days
Led by Cantor Harrison
Wednesday, August 12,
10:30 am
Especially this year, when our regular holiday gatherings and observances are being impacted by COVID-19, Elul can provide us moments of meditation, preparation and reflection, as we count the days towards the new Jewish year. We not only learn about Elul, but together we begin to prepare for this year’s High Holy Day season.

Psalms: Ancient Poetry and Timeless Messages
Led by Rabbi Jennifer Frenkel
Wednesdays, August 19 & 26, September 2, 10:30 am
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. We’ll explore the Book of Psalms together, discovering the Psalms as literature, liturgy, poetry and prayer. Click HERE to register.
Mark Your Calendars…
Wednesday, August 5, 11:30 am — noon
Kim Coffina will be at the M’kor Shalom parking lot to collect travel-size toiletries for local organizations like the Food Pantry and the Cathedral Kitchen. Items needed: deodorant, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and disposable shaving razors.
Women & Spirituality: Summer Book Club
Thursday, August 13, 7:00 pm ( RSVP for Zoom information.)
We will discuss Inheritance by Dani Shapiro , a memoir that discusses the author's reaction to finding out through a DNA test that she is not an Orthodox Jew, and describes her psychological and spiritual journey. It reveals the liberation of her true nature and physical being as well as how she evolves as a wife, mother, and human being.
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, an d those lo oking 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 .
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 7 – Shabbat Mishpacha
August 14 & 21
August 28 – We celebrate August birthdays.
September 4, 11 & 25

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, August 19, 7:30 pm (Zoom)

Torah Study/Spice Up
Saturdays, 10:00 am (Zoom)
Summer session. At 10:00 am, we will host either Torah Study or Spice Up Your Judaism, not both.
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