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* Tot Shabbat
* Shabbat Mishpacha
* Selichot
* Tashlich


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September 10, 2019
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nflgridEagles Season NFL Grid Pool
Multiple chances to win big throughout the NFL season! You don't need to be an Eagles fan or have any football knowledge to play - you just have to be a fan of M'kor Shalom! The pool is managed through and grid numbers are randomly chosen at the start of each game. Winners will be announced and winnings will be distributed each week. Questions? Contact Stephanie Zinn. Click here for more information or to purchase squares.
lifelegacyLife & Legacy Information Session
Sunday, October 6, 11:00 am
You can help secure a strong Jewish community at M'kor Shalom for generations to come. Click here for more information
hayrideHavdalah Hayride
Saturday, October 19, 5:00 pm (Springdale Farm) 
Join us for a family-fun evening that includes dinner, songs & s'mores 'round the campfire. Click here for more information or to register.   
M'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
Annual Calendars - Now Available for Pickup!
Pick up your calendar and have M'kor Shalom at your fingertips. Be sure to patronize our advertisers. 
membershipMembership Renewal Forms 
Completed forms are due! Please return your forms and initial payment ASAP. High Holy Day tickets are being mailed soon. As always, our Financial Secretary is available to discuss any financial concerns you may have.  
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. Contact the synagogue office at 856-424-4220, or make your purchase online at
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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.

selichotSelichot Program & Service
Saturday, September 21, 8:30 pm
We usher in the High Holy Day Season with an evening of study, discussion, prayer and music. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

tashlichCongregational Tashlich Service at Lions Lake
Monday, September 30, 3:00 pm (New location this year!)
We symbolically cast off our sins by tossing bread crumbs into the water, together as a M'kor Shalom family. The short service and program will be fully participatory. No RSVP necessary. Click here for more information.

shabbatonShabbat Shuvah Shabbaton
Saturday, October 5, 9:00 am - noon
Join in extended Torah Study and conversation with Rabbi Richard Address. Light refreshments will be provided. No charge; kindly RSVP by September 27.

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. Click here for more information or to register by October 2.
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
Mark your calendars, event information will be available soon.
Sunday, October 13, 1:00 pm - Achim Hoagies, Wings, Cigars & Scotch & Beer
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
September 20
October 4 & 18 

Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
September 13
September 27 - Shabbat Mishpacha with Ice Cream Oneg
October 11
October 25 - Shabbat Mishpacha (Dinner 5:30 pm; details TBA)

Tot Shabbat
September 20, 6:15 pm
Join us for Family Dinner (5:30 pm) prior to our Tot service.
Torah Study
September 14, 21, & 28, 9:00 am
October 12, 19 & 26 (Shabbat Shuvah Shabbaton October 5)
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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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.
adultedseptBe Careful What You Worship: Unpacking Some Themes of the High Holy Days
Wednesdays, September 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.
Spice Up Your Judaism - Saturdays, 10:30 am
September 14, 21 & 28
October 12, 19 & 26 (Shabbat Shuvah Shabbaton October 5)
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, September 27, 6:30 pm
Ice Cream Oneg follows our service. 
Friday, October 25 
Dinner 5:30 pm (details TBA); Service 6:30 pm 

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, October 2, 12:30 pm  
Join our standing reservation at Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way.    
Mark Your Calendar: Women's Connection Kickoff Event
Inspirational Horticultural Workshop & Adult Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 pm

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 social justice issues of the day - we're here to listen! Click here for more information or to RSVP
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. 
harvestHarvest Day at the Neighborhood Center
Sunday, October 13, 1:00 pm
Social Action Cooking    
Volunteers age 12 & up. No experience needed.    
Thursday, October 3, 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, September 18 & October 16, 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