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* Purim Dis-Service
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* Life Today at Southwest Border

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March 9, 2020
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sirScholar-in-Residence Weekend: Eat, Learn, Enjoy! 
Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15  
You are invited to share a weekend of master storytelling and song with Renée Brachfeld & Rabbi Mark Novak. Three days of warmth and wonderment drawn from stories and songs in the Jewish tradition. RSVP today! Click here for more information or to register.
bracketM'kor Madness Bracket Fundraiser
Deadline: Saturday, March 14 
Participate in our second annual NCAA March Madness Bracket pool! Points will be awarded for every game you pick correctly, and whoever has the most points at the end of the tournament wins. $20 per entry (one bracket sheet). Payment will be accepted via cash or check made out to Congregation M'kor Shalom, or Venmo payment to @Stephanie-Zinn-1 (Vice President Stephanie Zinn). Interested in a bracket(s)? Contact Amy Brandt
blooddriveRed Cross Blood Drive
Monday, March 16, 2:30-7:30 pm
Give thanks for the good health you enjoy by giving blood. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of the event. While the actual donation takes only 8-12 minutes, please allow one hour for the entire process. Appointments available at; Walk-ins also welcome. Contact    
Kimmel Center Concert: Sing Hallelujah - Broadway: A Jewish Legacy
Tuesday, March 17, 8:00 pm (Off-site)
Cantor Harrison and other members of the M'kor Shalom Choir will participate in this annual Jewish choral concert that brigns together many congregations from Pennsylvania and New Jersey as one large choir for one night only. Save 15% with code "KS15." Click here more information and tickets
brisketBrisket Throwdown
Thursday, April 2, 6:30 pm
Join us for some delicious dining and help our panel of judges select the winner. No cooking necessary! Bring your friends, family and your appetite! $18 adults, $10 children ages 4-12, Free for children ages 3 & under. Sponsorship available. RSVP by March 25.
Click here for more information or to RSVP.   
...If you'd like to share your brisket-making talents and participate as a contestant, contact Karen Slutsky.  
mkororM'kor Or Celebration: "That's Entertainment!" 
Sunday, June 7, 5:00 pm 
Our "Source of Light" celebration will honor Jodi & Neil Levine and Sharon Halperin, three outstanding members of our congregational family who have dedicated their love and attention to our M'kor Shalom community. Click here for more information and Sponsorship & Tribute Book opportunities.    
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disservicePurim Dis-Service & Shpiel
Monday, March 9 - 7:00 pm Dis-Service; 7:45 pm Shpiel
At 7:00 pm, our clergy lead a playful "Dis-Service." Come in costume and bring a box of pasta to shake (Boo, Haman!) and donate to local food pantries. Then, at 7:45 pm, is our Religious School students' production of "I Guess That's Why They Call It A Shpiel," featuring the tunes of Elton John.

fooddrivePurim Food Drive Collection
March 8 & 9, at all Purim events
We are collecting items for the JFCS community-wide Purim food drive. Kosher foods and more can be dropped off at at M'kor Shalom. Click here for requested items.

chrainChrain Gang: Horseradish Preparation
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, March 23, 24 & 25
7:00-9:00 pm (or however long you can join us)
Help prepare M'kor Shalom's legendary homemade horseradish to be sold at this year's Passover Shuk. Many helpers are needed for this "grate" Passover tradition. Volunteers will be trained. Please join us for whatever portion of time works for you. Kindly RSVP to Jonathan Maurer.

shukPassover Shuk
Sunday, March 29, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 31, 6:00-9:00 pm  
Sunday, April 5, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Take home horseradish, wines and gift shop items in time for Passover. First Seder: Wednesday, April 8. Prices vary.
Special Gift Shop Offer!
Spend $36, receive one free jar of horseradish.  
Spend $54, receive two free jars of horseradish.
Spend $72, receive one free bottle of select kosher wine.

Passover - First Seder: Wednesday, April 8
Do you need a place to go for a Passover seder? Do you have an extra seat at your table? Contact the synagogue office at 856-424-4220 for the opportunity to be matched up with fellow congregants.

Friday Evening Service Schedule
Click here for a pdf of our Shabbat service schedule.
Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm ( webcast
March 20  
April 3 - Our Choir joins us.
April 17  

Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
March 13 - Scholar-In-Residence Weekend
March 27 - Shabbat Mishpacha with Ice Cream Oneg; We celebrate March birthdays. Our Junior Choir joins us.  
April 10
April 24 - Shabbat Mishpacha Honoring Our Teachers - We celebrate April birthdays.  
Tot Shabbat
April 3 - Dinner 5:30 pm (RSVP), Service 6:15 pm 
Torah Study
March 7 (webcast), 21 & 28
March 14 - Scholar-in-Residence study session begins at special time: 9:45 am (RSVP)
April 4 (webcast), 11, 18 & 25 
All are welcome; no RSVP or previous experience necessary. Stay for schmoozing and refreshments at 10:00 am before our Spice Up Your Judaism program begins at 10:30 am.

With Scrip, you can purchase gift cards to hundreds of stores and restaurants and help raise funds for M'kor Shalom at the same time - at no extra charge to you. Digital and reloadable gift cards are available in addition to traditional gift cards
received via mail. ( ShopRite Gift Cards remain available in the synagogue office.) Easy Enrollment:
1. Go to:
2. Click "Join a Program" (desktop) or "Register" (mobile)
3. Enter enrollment code: 4B82B74615131
4. Follow the prompts to create your account and start shopping!
Questions? Contact our ShopWithScrip coordinator Maya Fair
AmazonSmile AmazonSmile is the place to do your everyday shopping! 
To date, M'kor Shalom has earned over $1550 from users who have designated Congregation M'kor Shalom as their preferred AmazonSmile charity. Start every Amazon shopping experience at Haven't started yet? Click here to start with a few easy steps!
waxmanclassSecrets of the Mystical Aleph-Bet
Wednesday, March 11, 10:30 am  
Led by Rabbi Waxman  
swborderLife Today at the Southwest Border
Sunday, March 22, 11:00 am
Come hear Rabbi Claudio Kogan speak to us about life today at the Southwest Border. In addition to sharing his first-hand knowledge of the situation, he will be able to help us find meaningful and appropriate ways to take action. Click here for more information or to RSVP. 
spiceupSpice Up Your Judaism - Saturdays, 10:30 am
Join us for schmoozing and light refreshments before our weekly program starts.
March 21 & 28 
March 14 - Scholar-in-Residence study session begins at special time: 9:45 am (RSVP)  
April 4, 11, 18 & 25

To share programming ideas, contact Gail Donner and Art Treiman with your suggestions. New committee members always welcome.
Caring Community Volunteers provide Transportation, Meals on a short-term basis, Shopping, Telephone reassurance, Friendly visits, Shiva set-up assistance, more. If you or someone in your family is confined to home because of illness or injury, M'kor Shalom's Caring Community volunteers are here to help. Please contact Jane Bloom or the synagogue office, so our volunteers can respond to your needs.

eating101Eating Disorders 101: Signs, Symptoms and Myths
Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 pm 
This extremely important program will explore types of eating disorders, signs and symptoms to look out for, and common myths. We will also discuss what you can do if you think a loved one may be struggling with an eating disorder. We welcome presenter Samantha Piazza, MS, a Clinical Supervisor at The Renfrew Center in Mount Laurel, NJ. This program is appropriate for teens (Grades 9 & up) and adults. Free & open to the community. Click here for more information. Kindly RSVP to by March 15. 

There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact the Religious School office for more information.
Tot Shabbat
Friday, April 3 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
Join us for pizza & salad prior to our Tot service. Just $15 per family. Click here for more information or to register.   

Our Tot Programming Committee & PTO are always hosting fabulous events! For information or to join our committee, contact Stephanie Golden or Abby Harvey
softballSoftball Registration
Deadline: Friday, March 20
Dust off the cleats and glove and start stretching! Games are played Sunday mornings April-July, except Passover & Mother's Day. Click here for more information and to register.
MensLunch Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesday, April 1, 12:30 pm  
Join our standing reservation at Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way.    
Our Chocolate Painting event has been postponed. We are busy planning more exciting women's programs! Contact Lisa Weiser or Beth Savitch to help plan and to share your ideas.

We are busy planning fun social events to connect members ages 35-55! Come to our meetings, or contact Lisa Batzar or Brad Shapiro to help plan and to share your ideas.

Help Wanted!
Our M'kor Shalom College Connection students are always in search of internship and employment opportunities during their school breaks and over the summer. If you have any opportunities (paid or unpaid) to share with our students, please e-mail the details to David Snyder.

Life Today at the Southwest Border
Sunday, March 22, 11:00 am
Rabbi Claudio Kogan speaks to us about life today at the Southwest Border. Click here for more information or to RSVP.

ribbonsRibbon-Making for Moms Demand Action
Tuesday, March 24, 5:30-9:00 pm
Join us as we make orange ribbons to raise awareness in our community for the work Moms Demand Action does to prevent gun violence and celebrate life. Please consider an optional donation ($10) or sponsorship ($36) to help offset costs. Stay for as much or as little of the evening as you would like. Click here for more information or to participate.

Social Action Cooking
Volunteers age 12 & up. No experience needed.    
Monday, March 30, 7:00 pm
Cook meals for JFCS. RSVP to Kim Coffina.    
Help make our house your home! 
Get involved with our House Committee. We welcome anyone with ideas and/or skills to help us with many projects to keep our House beautiful and functioning smoothly. Contact Jud Goldsborough or Paul Fishbein
World Zionist Congress Elections Deadline
Wednesday March 11 
The WZC Elections are happening now, and our votes are critical to maintaining a large Reform presence. The election is our chance to have the Reform Movement's voice and priorities heard in Israel. Voting is now open. Click here for more information
Board of Trustees Meetings
Wednesdays, March 18 & April 15, 7:30 pm 
All congregants are encouraged to attend. 
WiFi at M'kor Shalom
Click "mkorguest" and you're connected! 

M'kor Shalom Job Bank
If you know of an opening, please download the form, or contact the synagogue office so that the position can be posted online.

M'kor Shalom Help Wanted:
Webcasting Team Volunteers: Help the effort to webcast our services to those who are homebound or cannot come to services in person. No experience needed. Contact Bruce Weinger.

Send Photos! We want to see your photos reflecting life at M'kor Shalom, including worship, study, good deeds, social events and more. Selected photos will be featured on the congregation's website, Facebook page and lobby displays. Email photos to
M'kor Shalom Happenings On The Web
Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow @MkorShalom on Twitter. Tag us on Instagram! #hineiniatmkorshalom #mkorshalom #mkormoments. Share your M'kor Shalom moments & photos!

Gift Shop - Always New Items!
Stop in for all your gift-giving needs - Shabbat, holidays, engagements, weddings, new baby, B'nai Mitzvah, Confirmation, graduation and birthdays. Personalized wedding Ketubahs may be ordered. We also carry a large selection of beautiful tallitot.
Recycle Your Empty Ink Jet and Laser Printer Cartridges! Old cell phones, too!
We have collection bins in both the main office and the school office. Drop off during regular office hours. These materials will be recycled and the congregation will receive a cash rebate. A win-win opportunity!

You can sign up online for any of the events listed above by clicking the registration link. If there is a fee, please pay using your Visa, MasterCard or PayPal account. If you pay by check, you will not be officially registered until your payment is received.

Thank you for using our online registration system, which will save you time and make it easier to sign up for events at M'kor Shalom. We hope you enjoy this new feature, and we also want to hear your feedback. You can send your feedback to