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

October 12, 2021
Congregational Meetings
Wednesday, November 3, 7:00 pm
Monday, November 8, 7:00 pm

As we look forward to the next few months, we turn our congregational attention to the possible unification with Temple Emanuel.

A "Unification Oversight Committee" of six members of each Congregation has been meeting regularly over the last two months in order to consolidate the conclusions and questions of the six working groups (membership, house, finance, ritual, governance, education) that have been working diligently since early in the year. The results of those meetings will be presented to our Board of Trustees at their regular meeting on October 27, 2021. This will bring into focus the framework for what a unified congregation might look like.

The purpose of these meetings will be to inform our congregation as to where things stand, and also to hear from you as to whether there are issues of concern for you. We invite and encourage you to attend these meetings. They will be held as follows:

November 3, 7:00 pm: Topics are governance, house, education
November 8, 7:00 pm: Topics are ritual, membership, finance
Please check future congregational emails for Zoom login information.

We have set up an email address for unification questions: unification@mkorshalom.org. Members of leadership will be monitoring that email address and are happy to provide answers to your questions.

Thank you for your continued engagement and we look forward to seeing you at one or both of the informational meetings.
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 donate online.
Comedy Night

We're pivoting! Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing Comedy Night until our comedians can perform for you unmasked. Look for a new date in the spring.
Upcoming Events
Saturday, October 16
8:00 pm

Our Fall M'korstock event will feature our Choir's accompanist, EJ Park. She will perform on piano and be joined by her bassist.

Enjoy this relaxed evening in person – masked and safely spread out in our social hall – or join us remotely via Zoom.

$10 per person
$10 per remote device

Zoom login information will be sent in advance to everyone who has registered for remote attendance.

Please note, Covid protocols are in place for all indoor programming.
Monday, October 18, 7:00 pm

Guest Anita Hahn, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Camden County, will inform us about what's new in voting in NJ this year, and the choices on how to vote.
The program will begin at 7:30 pm, immediately following our monthly meeting at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! Click HERE for program details.

Check M'korMail for Zoom information (available soon).
Voter Registration Deadline (by mail or online): October 12
(Voter registration form must be postmarked by this date)

In-person Early Voting Begins: October 23
(Polls will be open from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm weekdays and Saturdays, and from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on Sundays)

Vote by Mail Application 
(by mail): October 26
(County Clerk must receive application by this date)

Last Day of In-person Early Voting: October 31

Vote by Mail Application 
(in person): November 1,
by 3:00 pm at your County Clerk's office

2021 NJ General Election Date: November 2
(polls open 6:00 am – 8:00 pm)
November 3, 10:30 am

Cantor Harrison leads our exploration. We will examine different settings of one of our most familiar prayers as we explore how the music makes us feel and how it lends itself to the expression of the text.

This class will be the first in a non-consecutive series that will examine different familiar prayer passages.

This class is open to all. Registration required; click HERE.

There is no cost for congregants. $10/person for non-members.
Zoom information will be sent in advance to everyone who has registered.
Pivotal 20th Century Jewish Thought Pioneers
Three Wednesdays, October 27, November 10 & 17, 10:30 am
Led by Rabbi Richard Address

We explore the teachings of Martin Buber, Abraham Joshua Heschel and Leo Baeck.
These sessions are open to all; click HERE to register. There is no cost for congregants. $10/person per session for non-members. Zoom information will be sent in advance to everyone who has registered.
Family Tailgate: Eagles vs Broncos
Sunday, November 14, 4:00 pm

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details on this Kesher Club-sponsored Family Tailgate Party. E-A-G-L-E-S!
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.

October 15, 6:30 pm
October 22, 6:30 pmShabbat Mishpacha (Family Shabbat). We celebrate October birthdays.
October 29, 6:30 pm
November 5, 6:15 pmTot Shabbat; 7:30 pm – Erev Shabbat Service
November 12, 6:30 pm
November 19, 6:30 pm – Shabbat Mishpacha/New Member Shabbat — We welcome our our new members during this Family Shabbat service.
November 26, 6:30 pm
Torah Study 9:00 am
Spice Up 10:15 am
Zoom only

October 16
October 23 – Life Cycle Rituals (Session 3), led by Carl Viniar
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20
November 27, 10:00 am (note start time for this single-session morning)

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Shop & Support M'kor Shalom!

AMAZON SMILE: Designate Congregation M'kor Shalom as your shopping beneficiary and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our synagogue whenever you shop! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know – same products, same prices, same service. Click here to start with a few easy steps!

SHOP WITH SCRIP: Go to shopwithscrip.com to enroll (use code F19722E215131) or log in to your account, and download RaiseRight from your app store for easy purchasing. Click HERE for details about our ShopWithScrip ongoing fundraising program. Questions? Contact Maya Fair.
NOTICE: Online event purchasing now 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 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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