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

May 2, 2022
M'kor Or "Source of Light" Celebration
Leadership Tribute Honoring Bruce Matez
Sunday, May 15, 5:00 pm

This exciting event will celebrate M'kor Shalom, our history, our members, our community, and will thank Marylee and Stuart Alperin Leadership Award honoree Bruce Matez for his countless contributions to our synagogue.

How you can participate:
View our Livestream! Although ticket sales for in-person attendance have closed and our Tribute Book deadline has passed, our livestream option is still available ($136 per device). Festivities include an original musical production, starring accomplished performers and utilizing Broadway music to highlight the history of M’kor Shalom.
Limited Sponsorships remain. Enjoy additional opportunities and precious perks. Please contact Sponsorships@mkorshalom.org for availability.
• Select Ad Space remains – Act Now! Please contact TributeBookAds@mkorshalom.org ASAP for details and availability.

Annual Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 pm (Zoom)

The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place via Zoom on Wednesday evening, May 18, promptly at 7:00 pm. Important congregational business will be conducted, and the Budget for the fiscal year 2022-2023 in our new unified synagogue shall be presented for approval.

You may contact the MainOffice@mkorshalom.org for copies of the 2022-2023 Budget, the proposed By-laws for the transition year, a summary statement of the merger documents for the unified congregation, and a proxy for those unable to attend the meeting.

Your attendance, your vote and your thoughts are important to your Congregation, and we look forward to seeing each of you at the Annual Meeting.

Registration required. Contact MainOffice@mkorshalom.org for login details.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 pm

Women & Spirituailty group will get together to share a "Nostalgia Night." Life brings tears, smiles, and memories. The tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories remain forever. We would like participants to come and share a memory from our amazing 30 years together. Try to look back to see something you clearly remember and had an impact on you; it can be an event, a funny occurrence, something poignant, a speaker, a presentation, etc.

Then we will go forward to discuss the future. What do we want to keep doing and ideas for new programs. We will also talk about how the new synagogue will impact us and how we can enhance our very special group.

Of course, there will be some delicious homemade goodies for you to enjoy as we come together for this final gathering at our M'kor Shalom home.

Kindly RSVP ASAP to Sandy Fingerman, so we may adequately prepare.
Thursday, May 5, 7:00 pm

We will conclude our Sacred Cinema series this year with Disney/Pixar's "Inside Out." The film looks at the role of emotions in our lives, as we see Anger, Joy, Sadness, Fear and Disgust all play themselves out.

You can view the film on streaming services and, while you are watching, here are some questions to consider for our discussion with Rabbi Richard Address: As we get older, how do we learn to "manage" our emotions? What is the danger of suppressing our emotions? Are there cultural differences? Do we give ourselves permission to express ALL of these emotions? Given the stresses of these last 2+ years, how relevant is this film now? What was your take-away from the film?

Click here to register, and you will receive a confirmation email including the Zoom link.
Friday, May 6, 5:30 pm

Weather permitting, we will gather outside at 5:30 pm for crafts, pizza dinner and singing, followed by clergy-led services (6:15 pm) and oneg. We will also May celebrate birthdays.

$18 per family for dinner, includes 1 large cheese pizza.

No charge to attend the service.

Tot Shabbat is a kid-friendly service geared towards families with young children. Fun songs and dancing are incorporated into the service.

The Circle of Life
Three Wednesdays, May 4, 11 & 18, 10:30-11:45 am
Led by Rabbi Richard Address

Three sessions will examine several critical and current issues from the perspective of Jewish texts and tradition. We will look at such challenges as life's beginnings, birth control. pregnancy termination, technologies such as IVF and adoption, as well as the ebbing of life with such issues as developing a care plan, quality of life, dignity and sanctity, palliative/comfort care, hospice, assisted death and Medical Aid in Dying.
Click here to register and receive link for Zoom login.

The Abrahamic Religions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Three Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 10:30-11:45 am
Led by Professor Paul Liptz

  • The Golden Age of Islam: Andalusia (Spain) in the Middle Ages. This period is one of the most creative in Islam and shows a complex story over seven centuries.
  • Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Holy and Unholy City of Jerusalem. Jerusalem has been the focus of the most dramatic interaction of the three religions.
  • Religion and Religious leaders in Israel. This session is the most contemporary and deals with the three religions under the control of the Israeli government with a focus on Rabbis.
Click here to register and receive link for Zoom login.

These Adult Education sessions are open to all. No cost for congregants. $10/person for non-members. Zoom information will be sent in advance to everyone who has registered.
Services, Study and BOT Meetings
Friday Shabbat Services
In person and via Zoom
We encourage you to join our weekly services so we can draw strength from our traditions and from our connections to one another.

May 6, 7:30 pm Erev Shabbat Service
May 13, 6:30 pm – Hebrew High School Graduation
May 20, 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service: Shabbat Mishpacha & Teacher Appreciation
May 27, 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
June 3, 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Service (5:30 pm Tot Family Activity TBD)
June 10, 6:30 pm – Shabbat of Thanks. Our Choir joins us.
Torah Study 9:00 am
Spice Up 10:15 am
May 7
May 14, 10:00 amMorning Study with Rabbi Rami Shapiro (note later start time; no separate Torah Study or Spice Up sessions)
May 21Spice Up Shabbat Sichot (Discussions) led by Rabbi Address
May 27, 10:00 am (note later start time; no Spice Up session)
June 4
June 11

Shavuot & Confirmation Service
In person and via Zoom
Sunday, June 5, 10:00 am

Annual Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 pm

Temple Emanuel Happenings...
Be sure to check out the TE calendar for events of interest.

Wednesday, May 11, 12:00 pm, with Rabbi Disick. Lunch will be provided for this free gathering!

Unification Updates
Plans are moving forward with great enthusiasm! Our unification webpage will be have updates as they become available.
Covid Protocol Update
Last month, we elected to remove our mandatory universal masking protocols. The ability to be completely open in this regard was predicated on continued downward Covid case trends. Unfortunately, this trend has not continued and Covid rates in our area have dramatically increased.

In our ongoing effort to ensure the safety of our congregation and guests while allowing for as much in-person activity as possible, we have decided, given the rapid changes in case rates and different needs of our various activities, to make adjustments specific to individual events on an as needed basis.

All other safety measures and protocols will remain unchanged and proof of vaccination is still required to enter the building for all individuals ages 12 and up.
ShulCloud Member Portal
  • Make a Payment online to synagogue, Religious School and Early Childhood Center accounts.
  • View your account status, including recent transactions, payments and statements.
  • Manage your profile and that of family members. Update your contact information with a new address, phone, email, job, yahrtzeits, etc.
  • Search our Member Directory to connect with other congregants. You control what information can be seen by others.
  • and more!

Rest assured, your membership and payment information remains secure.
Questions? Contact Caryn in the synagogue office for assistance.
Shop to Support M'kor Shalom!

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Special note: To date, M'kor Shalom has received over $2,740 through AmazonSmile purchases!
NOTICE: Online event purchasing includes a 3% charge to offset credit card processing fees. If you prefer not to pay this convenience fee, please email your registration/order request to the contact person indicated for that particular program, and submit your cash/check payable to "Congregation M'kor Shalom" to the synagogue office at 850 Evesham Road, Cherry Hill NJ 08003. Be sure to write the event name on the Memo line.
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