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* Membership Appreciation Shabbat
* Tot Shabbat
* Installation Shabbat


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May 6, 2019
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AnnualMtgAnnual Congregational Meeting & KIds' Tesla Raffle Drawing 
Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 pm
Review and vote on the annual operating budget for 2019-2020. Vote on officers and members of the Board of Trustees. Honor this year's annual Service Award recipient. All congregants are encouraged to attend.   
Win a kid-sized Tesla Model S (valued at over $500)! This battery-powered ride-on car comes equipped with high-end features to recreate the ultimate Tesla experience, including a "frunk" (front trunk), MP3 sound system, working headlights and more! $36 per ticket, or three (3) for $100. You do not need to be present to win. Click here to purchase your raffle tickets
membershabbatMembership Appreciation Shabbat
Friday, May 17, 8:00 pm
Please join us for a special Erev Shabbat service and Oneg to celebrate YOU and your commitment to M'kor Shalom. Our Choir joins us. For those unable to attend in person, this service will be webcast.  
BeautificationHouse Beautification Day
Sunday, May 19, 9:00 am
Let's beautify our House! We will be clearing garden beds and planting flowers. No gardening experience necessary. All ages welcome. Kindly RSVP.  
mkororM'kor Or "Source of Light": The Magic of M'kor Shalom 
Sunday, June 2, 5:00 pm
We honor Gail Donner and Merle Steinberg with an enchanting night of dinner & drinks, music & magic. Sponsorship opportunities remain. Submit your Tribute Book materials asap! RSVP your attendance and seating requests by May 17. 
installshabbatInstallation Shabbat / Shabbat of Thanks
Friday, June 7, 8:00 pm
We celebrate the Installation of our Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, and honor our Ner Tamid, Tikvah Circle and Enhanced contributing members, as well as our Past Presidents and Life & Legacy participants.  
bookplatesHigh Holy Day Book Plates Fundraising Campaign
With changes to M'kor Shalom's High Holy Day services planned for 5780/2019, it is also time to purchase new High Holy Day prayerbooks. Book Plates (in both Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur volumes) may be purchased in honor of any simcha or in memory of a loved one. $54 per set. Purchase for a l oved one, B'nai Mitzvah, birth, naming, marriage, etc. For more information or to purchase sets, contact the synagogue office at 856-424-4220 or make your purchase online at
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Friday Evening Service Schedule
Click here for a pdf of our Shabbat service schedule.
kabbalatKabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
May 10 - Shabbat Chavurah; Our Chavurah Ensemble joins us.
May 24 - We celebrate May birthdays.
May 31 - Shabbat Mishpacha  
June 14
June 21 - Shabbat Chavurah kicks off our Summer service schedule (weekly 6:30 pm, through August 30) 
Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm (webcast)  
May 17 - Membership Appreciation Shabbat - Our Choir joins us. 
Tot Shabbat 
Friday, May 17, 6:15 pm 
Join us for Family Dinner (5:30 pm) prior to our Tot service.  
torahstudyTorah Study, 9:00 am
May 11 & 18 (No session May 25) and June 1, 8 &15
June 22, 10:00 am; Summer schedule begins   
Come 15 minutes early for schmoozing before our program begins on the hour. All are welcome; no RSVP or previous experience necessary.

Erev Shavuot Study Session & Service
Saturday, June 8, 7:00 pm
Yizkor will be recited.

Shavuot & Confirmation Service
Sunday, June 9, 10:00 am
Yizkor will be recited. Service will be followed by brunch for Confirmands and their families.

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oddsAgainst All Odds
Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 am
Led by Yossi Afek
Final session. Trace the Zionist socialist labor movement's (the party of David Ben Gurion) contribution to the establishment of the State of Israel. Click here for more information.   
IDFMorality in the Israeli Defense Forces
Thursday, May 16, 10:00 am
Guest speaker, Brigadier General Bentzi Gruber will speak on ethics, social responsibility and leadership in IDF. Click here for more information or to RSVP.  
gettFilm Viewing & Discussion:  
GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem  
Wednesday, May 29, 7:00 pm 
An Israeli woman fights for three years to obtain a divorce from her devout husband, who refuses to grant his permission to dissolve the marriage. Rabbi Frenkel leads the discussion.
Suitable for ages 12 & up. Kindly RSVP
firstthursFirst Thursdays - Dinner & Documentary: Deli Man
Thursday, June 6 - Dinner 6:30 pm, Film 7:00 pm
Join us for a deli-inspired dinner before viewing this film that explores the culture and food of our people in the U.S. Jaimee Friedman will lead us through the evening. Click here for more information and to RSVP for dinner ($15 per person).  
Jewish with Feeling
June 19 & 26, 10:30 am
Led by Rabbi Frenkel 
spiceupSpice Up Your Judaism
Saturdays,  10:30 am
May 11 & 18 and June 1, 8 & 15 
Join us at 10:00 am for schmoozing and light refreshments before our program starts at 10:30 am.  

Note: Class handouts and materials are often available in advance, along with recommended reading. Look for the new "Adult Education Courses" shelf in the M'kor Shalom Library.   
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.

This service will be webcast. 

There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact Merle Steinberg for more information.
picassoPicasso & Pisghetti
Sunday, May 19, 5:00-7:00 pm
See your child's art displayed as you've always thought it should be... in an Art Show! Enjoy spaghetti dinner, art on display, plus crafts and entertainment for kids while fundraising for enhancements to our ECC. $12 Adults, $6 Children 2 & up; Free Children under 2. ($36 maximum per family. Click here for more information or to register.
TotShabbatTot Family Dinner & Shabbat
Friday, May 17 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
Join us for a pizza & salad dinner for just $10 per family. Our Tot Service is always free & open to the community. Click here for more information, or to register for dinner.  

Our Tot Programming Committee & PTO are always hosting fabulous events! For information or to join our committee, contact Stephanie Riviello
MensLunch Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesday, June 5, 12:00 noon (off-site) 
Join our standing reservation at Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way.    
We are busy planning more exciting women's programs! Contact Lisa Weiser or Beth Savitch to help plan and to share your ideas.

Daytimers Movie: POMS
Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 noon (Off-site: AMC Voorhees)
Join us for "POMS," a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community. Meet early (11:15 am) to allow time for schmoozing. Pay your own way. Open to all; bring friends! Kindly RSVP so we can keep an eye out for you.
"Gifts" of Spring
Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 pm
Nancy Alterman, LCSW, will speak and facilitate a discussion based on the concept of "gifts" and the ability to act on them, with the goal of becoming our best selves. Click here for more information.
The Kesher Club is M'kor'Shalom's newly established "fun" club created for the purpose of connecting members aged 35-55. Contact Brad Shapiro or  Lisa Batzar 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.

Social Action Cooking    
Volunteers age 12 & up. No experience needed.   
Monday, May 20, 7:00 pm
Cook meals for JFCS. RSVP to Kim Coffina.
Thursday, June 6, 7:00 pm
Cook meals for Joseph's House shelter in Camden.
RSVP to Jonathan Maurer.
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 Michelle Bross or Paul Fishbein
Library Web Access  
Web access to our catalog is available to congregants at: See the treasures of the M'kor Shalom Library, then stop in and check out your item.
Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 pm - Annual Congregational Meeting 
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.

GiftCardsGift Cards Available In The Synagogue Office

ShopRite, Acme, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond and Short Hills gift cards are always available in the synagogue office during regular office hours.  

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.

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