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October 7, 2019
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famsupperFamily Supper in the Sukkah 
Join us for a congregational dinner of subs, salads & sweets prior to our Erev Sukkot Service. $12 per person, $6 per child ages 4-8; no charge for children 3 and under. RSVP required by October 13; we apologize that walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
hayrideHavdalah Hayride
Saturday, October 19, 5:00 pm (Springdale Farms) 
Join us for a family-fun evening that includes dinner, songs & s'mores 'round the campfire. Click here for more information or to register.   
mishpachadinnerShabbat Mishpacha & New Member Dinner
Friday, October 25 - Dinner 5:00 pm, Service 6:30 pm
Join us for dinner prior to our Family Service. We will recognize and welcome New Members. It is also #ShowUpForShabbat, a national event on the anniversary of the Pittsburgh shooting to invite people to come to services. Click here for more information or to register
marketplaceM'kor Marketplace: Vendors Wanted! 
Sunday, November 17, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Vendor registration for our holiday bazaar is open! Click here to download a form or register online
expoHome Improvement Expo
Sunday, January 12, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  
We're in the planning stages of this new trade fair. Please contact Merle Steinberg for information, to help plan, or to refer contractors for this event. 
Annual Calendars - Now Available for Pickup!
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appealHigh Holy Day Appeal 5780 
If you have not already done so, please pick up your personalized Appeal Card at High Holy Day Services this week. We welcome your participation at any level that is comfortable for you. Click here to make your contribution online
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For details on the High Holy Days at M'kor Shalom, check our online HHD Online Information Center. 
High Holy Day Service Schedule
Our service schedule is listed on your High Holy Day tickets and on our website calendar. Be sure to return your Membership Forms if you have not done so already.

fooddriveHigh Holy Day & Operation Yellow Ribbon Food Drives
Wednesday, October 9 - at all Yom Kippur services
Kindly bring bags of non-perishable food or specifically military-requested items to the synagogue parking lot on Yom Kippur; no glass containers. Click here for more information. Volunteers are needed; contact Jen Kotzen.

breakthefastBreak The Fast at M'kor Shalom
Wednesday, October 9, approximately 6:30 pm
Following our N'eelah service, break the Yom Kippur fast with family and friends at M'kor Shalom. $20 adults, $9 ages 6-12, FREE for ages 5 & under. Please contact the synagogue office to RSVP (required).
Note: Cost should not discourage anyone from attending. If you have financial concerns, contact Michelle Bross at 856-424-4220.

Erev Sukkot Service
Sunday, October 13, 7:00 pm

sukkotsocials Social Happenings in the Sukkah
Click the event below for detailed information and to RSVP.
Sunday, October 13, 5:45 pm - Family Supper in the Sukkah
Monday, October 14, 6:15 pm - Women & Spirituality Supper
Tuesday, October 15, 5:00 pm - Tot Pizza in the Hut

simchattorahErev Simchat Torah & Consecration Service
Sunday, October 20, 7:00 pm

Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret Service with Yizkor
Monday, October 21, 10:00 am

Friday Evening Service Schedule
Click here for a pdf of our Shabbat service schedule.
Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm ( webcast
October 18  
November 1 - Shabbat Chavurah - Our Chavurah Ensemble joins us. 
November 15 - Our Choir joins us. 

Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
October 11
October 25 - Shabbat Mishpacha & New Member Shabbat ( Dinner 5:00 pm); We celebrate October birthdays.
November 8 - M'korstock Unplugged follows (details TBA)
November 22 - Shabbat Mishpacha with Ice Cream Oneg; We celebrate November birthdays.

Tot Shabbat
November 1 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
Torah Study
October 12, 19 & 26
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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  altbibleAlternative Bible?
Wednesdays, October 16, 23 & 30, 10:30 am
Yossi Afek will lead the conversation about books not included in the Bible. We will study literature and selected texts from books such as Enoch, Ben Sira and Second Ezra. 

firstthursFirst Thursdays: Jewish Characters on Broadway
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm
Drew Molotsky presents Broadway comedy, stereotypes and perceptions.  

Spice Up Your Judaism - Saturdays, 10:30 am
October 12, 19 & 26 
November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Join us at 10:00 am for schmoozing and light refreshments before our program starts at 10:30 am.

To share programming ideas, contact Gail Donner and Art Treiman with your suggestions. New committee members always welcome.
Social Action & Caring Community Joint Monthly Meeting in the Sukkah 
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 pm 
Enjoy pizza in the sukkah while conducting committee business. Kindly donate $5 to cover the cost of the pizza. If committee members wish to bring other food items, such as salad or dessert, please feel free to do so. Caring Community Committee should RSVP attendance to Jane Bloom.

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.

Shabbat Mishpacha (Family Shabbat)  
Friday, October 25 
Dinner 5:00 pm (click here for details); Service 6:30 pm
We celebrate October birthdays. 
Friday, November 22, 6:30 pm
We celebrate November birthdays.
Ice Cream Oneg follows our service.  

There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact the Religious School office for more information.
Tot Pizza in the Hut
Tuesday, October 15, 5:00 pm
Join us for our annual "Pizza in the Hut" celebration of Sukkot!
There will be crafts, as well as songs and stories with Rabbi Frenkel and Cantor Harrison. $15 per family by October 8; $20 at the door. Click here to register.  

Tot Shabbat  
Friday, November 1 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
Join us for pizza & salad prior to our Tot service. Just $15 per family, or register for all six remaining family dinners at a discounted rate. 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
scotchHoagies, Wings, Cigars, Scotch, Beer & Football in the Sukkah
Join us for lunch, drinks and good company while watching the Eagles at Vikings. $35 per person. Though walk-ins will be accommodated, kindly RSVP so we may adequately prepare.
MensLunch Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesday, November 6, 12:30 pm  
Join our standing reservation at Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way.    
Kick-off Event! Inspirational Horticultural Workshop & Adult Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 pm
Join us as a guest horticulturalist will provide an interesting, fun and educational component while we pot and nurture a house plant to take home. $18 per person. Click here for more information or to register.

We are busy planning more exciting women's programs! Contact Lisa Weiser or Beth Savitch to help plan and to share your ideas.

Dinner in the Sukkah
Monday, October 14, 6:00 pm
Let's celebrate Sukkot together! Enjoy the celebration as Cantor Harrison leads us in a service, plus singing, dancing and dinner. $20 per person. Kindly RSVP asap.

Kesher October Social
Saturday, October 19, 7:30 pm (Off-site)
Join us at Catelli Duo's outdoor fire pit for a laid-back evening of fun & socializing. Pay your own pay. Kindly RSVP so we know to look for you!
Heading to the Congregational Hayride? When that's over, drop the kids off at home or with the sitter, then join us at Catelli Duo (Voorhees)!

We are busy planning more exciting social events! 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.

harvestHarvest Day at the Neighborhood Center
Sunday, October 13, 1:00 pm
Social Action & Caring Community Joint Monthly Meeting in the Sukkah 
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 pm
Enjoy pizza in the sukkah while conducting committee business. Kindly donate $5 to cover the cost of the pizza. If committee members wish to bring other food items, such as salad or dessert, please feel free to do so. Social Action Committee should RSVP attendance to Kim Coffina. 

Social Action Cooking
Volunteers age 12 & up. No experience needed.    
Monday, October 28, 7:00 pm
Cook meals for JFCS. RSVP to Kim Coffina.  
Thursday, November 7, 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
Board of Trustees Meetings
Wednesdays, October 16 & November 20, 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, Short Hills, Home Depot ($100) and Voorhees Diner ($50) 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