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

November 16, 2020
Latke Fundraiser and Menorah Lighting

We're selling latkes!
Celebrate Chanukah with handmade, oversize latkes.
6 latkes for $18
13 latkes for $36

Pick-up will be December 13, 4:00 pm in our parking lot.
At this delicious Chanukah pick-up, see us light our new outdoor menorah!

Chanukah & Chocolate Tasting
Monday, December 14, 7:45 pm (Zoom)

Join Cantor Harrison and the Women of M'kor Shalom as we light Chanukah candles, eat chocolate and toast Director of Education & Youth Programming, Jill Cogan Moghadam – and celebrate raising our children at M'kor Shalom, in a powerful service community.

To make the night extra special, Justin Zaslow, chocolatier at Naked Chocolate and Pierre's, will hand-select a box of chocolates that can be pre-ordered ($12) and picked up before the event. For an extra indulgence, you can opt for a bigger $35 box. Chocolate orders are due by December 5; click HERE to pay online, or pay through Venmo (@Sarah-Zalcmann).

There is no cost to attend, the only cost is if you want to participate in the chocolate tasting! Sponsored by ECC/PTO & Women's Connection.

Let's get to know one another! Everyone is encouraged to fill out a form (click HERE) and tell us two true things about yourself (that we might not know!) and make up one lie. It will be fun to guess, and the winner will receive a special Naked Chocolate hot chocolate mix! Everyone who participates and fills out the form will be entered in a raffle to win hot chocolate mix too!

Chocolate Pick-up at M'kor Shalom
Sunday, December 13, 11:00-11:30 am
Monday, December 14, 11:45 am – 12:15 pm and 3:15-3:30 pm
Everyone must be masked and remain in their cars as they drive through.

High Holy Day Appeal
Kindly participate at a level that is comfortable for you. No gift is too small and every gift is appreciated. Click HERE to contribute.
Upcoming Events
Natalie B. Hess
A Conversation with Author Natalie B. Hess
Sunday, November 22
11:00 am

Natalie B. Hess is the author of Remembering Ravensbruck: Holocaust to Healing, a memoir that engages her readers in a remarkable journey of survival, as she escapes the Holocaust to create herself anew – again and again – in several countries and in different life roles.

Meet Natalie at a Zoom program sponsored jointly by six M’kor Shalom committees.* Read her beautifully written book (print and Kindle versions available on Amazon) and pose a question for her that we are happy to ask if received by email. You can also join the program just to share Natalie’s journey and thoughts.

Kindly RSVP.
Join us via Zoom.

*Co-sponsoring Committees/Groups: Achim (The Men’s Group),
Adult Education, Daytimers,
Social Action, Women & Spirituality
and Women’s Connection
Healing Service
Saturday, December 5
9:30 am

Led by Rabbi Frenkel & Cantor Harrison

Just as our Mi Shebeirach prayer reminds us that there are multiple levels of healing we may find ourselves in need of, our Healing Service is designed for those facing life’s circumstances who are seeking spiritual, emotional or physical healing, a sense of wholeness and peace, for those supporting others, and/or for those navigating their role as caregivers. Grounded in Jewish prayer and ritual, the service will include moments of liturgy, song, meditation and learning to build a community of compassion, comfort and strength, as we all seek to access places of support and resilience in these challenging times.

This service is open to all.
Join us via Zoom.
Love and Fear
Love and Fear
Thursday, December 3
7:00 pm

Love and Fear is a three-part animated film and is part of "Jewish Food for Thought: The Animated Series," by Hanan Harchol. Each part runs about eight minutes, and there is plenty to discuss with presenter Brien Brothman.
The film's creator draws on a rich heritage of Jewish learning and wisdom to weave a story centering on the idea of love. Neither "Love" nor "Fear" appear in the Ten Commandments, but both concepts arguably anchor Judaism’s prescriptions for living a good life. This session will briefly explore the film's treatment of the question, as the old song goes, "What Is This Thing Called Love," a perennial question, but one that seems especially timely today.

Kindly register for Zoom information and a one-page orientation sheet.
Mark Your Calendars…
The Spirit & Spirituality of Psalms
Wednesdays, November 18 and December 2, 10:30 am
Led by Rabbi Frenkel
A continuation of our exploration of the Biblical Book of Psalms and how it speaks to our journey through life and our relationship with the Divine Presence in the world. Registration is required; click HERE.

Biblical Political Science
Four Wednesdays, December 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10:30 am
Led by Yossi Afek
While thinking about political science, names like Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke come to mind intuitively – rightfully so. Did you know that the Bible offers us a multitude of political theories and philosophies as well as raw materials demonstrating political processes in action for us to examine, analyze and compare? We will examine the processes from absolute monarchy to loose confederacy bordering on anarchy as ideal forms of Biblical government, all in a vibrant and elegant Biblical narrative. Skeptical? Come join us. Registration is required; click HERE.

These classes are open to all. No cost for congregants. $10/person per session for non-members. Zoom information will be sent to everyone who has registered.
Theater Group Performance
The Corona Monologues
Saturday, December 19, 8:00 pm

This year, the Theater Group could not perform their annual show. Instead, our M'kor Shalom Players decided to present their quarantined feelings in video versions of songs and literature. We’ve gone through cycles of anxiety, inconvenience, fear, loss, loneliness, and, occasionally, hope. Experience them with us.

$20 per household. Click HERE to register by December 17. Login information will be sent in advance to everyone who registered.
Pots & Pandemic Cooking in Quarantine
Available Now!
Parking Lot Pick-up:
Sunday, November 22, 1:00-2:30 pm
Sunday, November 29, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

It's Here! Stop by the M'kor Shalom parking lot to pick up your reserved copy of Pots & Pandemic: Cooking in Quarantine during the above-listed times. Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
If you haven't done so already, or you want to purchase additional copies (they make great holiday gifts!), you can order your cookbook by clicking HERE. Each book is $20 and is filled with fabulous recipes and touching stories about how the pandemic got fellow congregants and community members more involved in cooking and baking.
Shabbat Services
via 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.
November 20, 6:30 pm
November 27, 6:30 pm – We celebrate November birthdays.
December 4, 7:30 pm
December 5, 9:30 amHealing Service
December 11, 6: 30 pm Chanukah Shabbat & Shabbat Mishpacha

Tot Shabbat
December 4, 6:15 pm
Click here to register.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 7:30 pm via Zoom

Torah Study Saturdays, 9:00 am
Spice Up Saturdays, 10:15 am
Saturdays, November 21 & 28
(No Spice Up session on November 28.)
Saturday, December 5, 9:30 am – Healing Service led by Rabbi Frenkel & Cantor Harrison (Note: No regular Torah Study or Spice Up session on this date.)
Saturdays, December 12 & 19
Thursday, November 19 & Friday, November 20
The first-ever 2-day ThankScriping Day is almost here. Earn up to 20% with 120+ bonuses on eGift cards and reloaded gift cards!

PLUS, ShopWithScrip Expands with RaiseRight App!
Physical gift cards are now available!
Click HERE for new details about this ongoing fundraising program. Go to shopwithscrip.com to enroll or log in to your account, and download RaiseRight from your app store for easy purchasing.

Important! Physical gift cards orders for the current holiday season should be placed by Thursday, December 3 and, at this time, are scheduled to be delivered to the synagogue office by December 10 (you will be contacted upon delivery).

Questions? Contact Maya Fair.

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