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* Family Dinner & Shabbat Mishpacha
* Special Needs Shabbat

* M'korstock Unplugged

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January 22, 2019
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familydinnerFamily Dinner & Shabbat Mishpacha 
Friday, January 25, 5:45 pm 
Enjoy a casual dinner at M'kor Shalom for all ages just prior to our family-friendly Shabbat Mishpacha service. Click here for more information or to  register by January 23 .  
specialneedsShabbat Service for Special Needs Families
Saturday, February 2, 11:00 am
Celebrate the renewal of the earth, renewal of the family at our interactive and inclusive Shabbat experience. After services we will have a short family Tu B'Shevat-style seder followed by various hands-on projects. Open to the community. Click here for more information or to register

superbowlSuper Bowl Grid Fundraiser
Game Day: February 3, 6:30 pm  
Buy a square (or more!) in M'kor Shalom's Super Bowl Grid Fundraiser for your chance to win up to $1000! The cost of one square is $20, and payment for your convenience can be made via Venmo to @Stephanie-Zinn-1  (coordinator of this fundraiser) , or bring cash or check  (made out to Congregation M'kor Shalom)  to the synagogue office. Click here for more information or to buy a square.  
unpluggedM'korstock Unplugged: Acoustic Rock 
Friday, February 8, immediately following our 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Singer/songwriter  Kate Strubinger  (piano, vocals) and Evan Samlin (violin, vocals) will bring us a night of acoustic rock. $10 per person for dinner (BYOB). Click here for more information or to RSVP for dinner by February 4. 
Kimmel Center Presents Sing Hallelujah
Wednesday, February 20, 8:00 pm (Philadelphia)
Cantor Harrison and a few M'kor Shalom Choir members will participate in this musical event. Save 15% with code MK15. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.  
Afternoon with the Author: Keith Gessen
Sunday, March 3, 3:00 pm
The Library & Adult Education Committees of M'kor Shalom
in conjunction with the The Katz JCC Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books, and Culture welcome author/journalist Keith Gessen (A Terrible Country). Enjoy the author presentation, Q&A and book signing. $10 advance purchase ($15/door). Click here for more information or to purchase tickets
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Friday Evening Service Schedule
Click here for a pdf of our Shabbat service schedule.
Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm (webcast)  
February 1 - Shabbat Chavurah
February 15 
kabbalatKabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
January 25 - Shabbat Misphacha (Family Shabbat); We celebrate January birthdays. Family Dinner at 5:45 pm.
February 8 - followed immediately by Dinner & M'korstock Unplugged ( RSVP for dinner).
February 22 - Shabbat Mishpacha (Family Shabbat); We celebrate February birthdays. 
Shabbat Service for Special Needs Families
Saturday, February 2, 11:00 am
Click here for more information this inclusive service.    
Tot Shabbat
Friday, February 15, 6:15 pm
(Family Dinner 5:30 pm; RSVP) 
torahstudyTorah Study, 9:00 am
January 26 and February 2, 9, 16 & 23
Come 15 minutes early for schmoozing before our program begins on the hour. All are welcome; no RSVP or previous experience necessary.

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biblicaljudaismBiblical Judaism - Which One?  
Wednesdays, January 23 & 30, 10:30 am
Yossi Afek leads the discussion on Biblical Judaism, carried for many hundreds of years on the shoulders of Priests and Prophets, both with quite different ideas about the message and its author, God. You may attend any or all sessions.
sundaysessionsSunday Sessions with Rabbi Hirsh
Sunday, January 27, 9:15 am
(Almost) Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About...The Prophetic Roots of Reform Judaism
cantorclassTradition! Tradition!
Wednesdays, February 6, 13 & 20, 10:30 am 
Cantor Harrison leads a topical discussion: Challenging and Honoring Our Notions of Tradition When It Comes to the Music of the Synagogue.

spiceupSpice Up Your Judaism
Saturdays,  10:30 am
January 26 and February 2, 9, 16 & 23
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.

Candy Bar Bingo
Saturday, February 9, 5:30 pm
Bring the entire family to this fun- and nougat-filled event! Our candy-themed night will feature Pizza, Dessert & BINGO! Cost of dinner/refreshments is $10 per adult, $5 per child 12 & under (maximum $25 per family). Click here for more information or to register.
Can't attend? Donations in support of this event are welcome! 

There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact Merle Steinberg for more information.
Candy Bar Bingo
Saturday, February 9, 5:30 pm
Click here for more information.   
totshabbatTot Family Dinner & Shabbat
Friday, February 15 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
Please join us for pizza & salad dinner prior to our Tot Shabbat service (6:15 pm). Dinner is just $10 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 Riviello
MensLunch Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesdays, February 6 & March 6, 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.

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.

Putting A Stop To Gun Violence
Wednesday , February 27, 7:00 pm
M'kor Shalom welcomes Shani Nuckols, head of the South Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She will discuss the organization's focus on gun violence and hate crimes, firearm suicide and unintentional child gun deaths, and suggest ways to get involved. Bring a friend to this important program. Free & open to the community. Click here for more information or to RSVP. 
Social Action Cooking    
Volunteers age 12 & up. No experience needed.  
Monday, January 28, 7:00 pm 
Cook meals for JFCS. RSVP to Kim Coffina.   
Thursday, February 7, 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 Meetings
Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 pm
All congregants are encouraged to attend.    
Offices Closed
Monday, February 18 - Presidents' Day 
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.

Photo Call! Send us 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