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Upcoming Highlights
* Summer Kabbalat Shabbat Services
* Tot Shabbat


* Achim Lunch

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August 12, 2019
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bbqPeace. Love. BBQ
Wednesday, August 14, 5:00 pm
Join us for a summertime dinner, including music, crafts, Kona Ice Truck and fun! Our backyard barbecue is open to congregational and prospective member families - tell your unaffiliated friends and family! No charge; RSVP ASAP. Click here for more information or to register.  
membershipMembership Renewal Forms & Religious School Registration Forms for 2019-2020
If you need the forms or have any questions, please contact the synagogue office. Kindly return your completed forms and initial payment as soon as possible. As always, our Financial Secretary is available to discuss any financial concerns you may have. (Note: there will be no credit card processing fee if you charge your entire annual share in full).  
bookplatesHigh Holy Day Book Plates Fundraising Campaign
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. 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.
kabbalatSummer Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
August 16 - Visual T'filah ( webcast)
August 23 - We celebrate August birthdays.  
August 30  
Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm ( webcast
September 6 & 20

Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
September 13 & 27

Tot Shabbat
September 20, 6:15 pm
Join us for Family Dinner (5:30 pm) prior to our Tot service.
torahstudySummer Torah Study, 10:00 am
August 17 & 24 (No session August 31)  
Come 15 minutes early for schmoozing before our program begins on the hour. All are welcome; no RSVP or previous experience necessary.

Torah Study
September 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9:00 am (return to regular time)
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.

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rabbiclassJudaism and What Happens When We Die
Wednesday, August 14, 10:30 am
From ghosts, purgatory and reincarnation to discussions of memory, legacy and divine judgment, Rabbi Frenkel leads the discussion on Jewish beliefs about what happens after death. Click here for more information. 
spiceupSummer Spice Up Your Judaism, 10:00 am
Saturday, August 17 - led by Scott Kushner
Schmoozing and light refreshments will follow our summer sessions at 11:00 am.    
 gershwinFirst Thursdays: The Music of George Gershwin
Thursday, September 5, 7:00 pm
Enjoy an evening listening to and learning about the famed American Jewish composer. Led by Mark Pinzur. Click here for more information or to RSVP
adultedseptBe Careful What You Worship: Unpacking Some Themes of the High Holy Days
Wednesdays, September 11, 18 & 25, 10:30 am
Rabbi Richard Address leads the conversation focusing on some key themes, prayers and our journey to the new year. Click here for more information.
playwrightArthur Miller: The Moral Jewish Playwright?
Sunday, September 15, 10:00 am
Guest performer Diane Steinbrink will explore the life and works of Arthur Miller. Q&A will follow the presentation, and a light breakfast will be served. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Click here for more information or to register.

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.

Registration Forms for 2019-2020 
Completed forms are due! We are finalizing classes, teachers and the curriculum. Religious School tuition is included on the synagogue Membership Forms. For more information, contact the Religious School Office at 856-424-4304 or stop by during regular office hours.  
Religious School begins Sunday, September 8. 

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, September 20 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
Please join us for pizza & salad dinner prior to our Tot Shabbat service (6:15 pm). Each dinner is just $15 per family. Annual Special: Register in advance for ALL Tot Family dinners this year, and pay a total of only $50 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
MensLunch Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesday, September 4, 12:30 pm (new year, new time!) 
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.

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.

townhallSocial Justice Town Hall: Let's Brainstorm
Monday, September 16, 7:00 pm  
We will be "taking the pulse" of the congregation with a Town Hall to ask congregants what they considered to be the most pressing issues of the day - we're here to listen! Click here for more information or to RSVP
Social Action Cooking    
Volunteers age 12 & up. No experience needed.    
Monday, August 19, 7:00 pm
Cook meals for JFCS. RSVP to Kim Coffina.
Thursday, September 5, 7:00 pm
Cook meals for Joseph's House 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 Meetings
Wednesdays, August 21 & September 18, 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.

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.

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