Here's What's Happening at M'kor Shalom!

September 21, 2020
High Holy Days
We look forward to seeing you during our High Holy Day programming.
Login information for remaining High Holy Day programming will be shared in a separate email later this week. Registration is required; you only have to register once for programming. All services are open to the community and family and friends of congregants. If you have not done so prior to Rosh Hashanah, congregants may click HERE to register.

Shabbat Shuvah Study Session
Saturday, September 26, 10:00 am

Erev Yom Kippur Service/Kol Nidre
Sunday, September 27, 8:00 pm

Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28
Mishpacha (Family) Service 9:00 am - Zoom
Late Morning Service 11:00 am - web stream
College Connection & Burkett Members' Schmooze with Cantor Hochman 2:30 pm - Zoom
Adult Study Session 2:30 pm - Zoom
Tot Family Service 2:30 pm - Zoom
Afternoon Service 4:30 pm - Zoom

Erev Sukkot Festival & Shabbat Service
Friday, October 2, 7:00 pm

Erev Simchat Torah Festival & Shabbat Service
Friday, October 9, 7:00 pm

Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret Festival Service (Yizkor)
Saturday, October 10, 10:00 am

Upcoming Events
Voting Information
Monday, September 21
7:00 pm Social Action Mtg.
7:30 RAC-NJ Voting Workshop

RAC-NJ and Congregation M'kor Shalom are joining forces to ensure that all M'kor Shalom congregants feel empowered and able to serve as resources for others as they prepare to vote in this fall's General Election. Please join us to learn everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about the latest changes to NJ Election Law and how to vote in the 2020 General Election.

The Social Action Committee meeting (7:00-7:30 pm) and workshop (7:30-8:30 pm) will be conducted using the same Zoom link. You can log on at 7:00 pm to attend the committee meeting and stay online for the workshop, or log on at 7:30 pm for the workshop only.

Early Bird Pricing
Early Bird Order Deadline: September 30

Innovative recipes and tried and true dishes our families love have come about as a result of quarantine. Pots & Pandemic, our new cookbook, will put all of these dishes at your fingertips.

Pre-order your copy today! Cookbooks will be available in late fall.

Among the many delicious recipes included are chickpea fritters, Persian chicken soup, Greek-style watermelon salad, traditional and not-so-traditional noodle kugels, sweet-spicy glazed salmon, brisket, chocolate zucchini muffins, baked apples, chocolate meringues, cheesecake stuffed cookies, berry croissant bake, Passover popovers, plus Howie Greenberg's famous Passover horseradish.

Plastic Bag Collection
First Drop Off Date:
October 11, 11:30 am
at M'kor Shalom parking lot

Save - and keep saving - those plastic bags!
M’kor Shalom's new Green Group has launched the TREX CHALLENGE, a synagogue-wide effort to collect thousands of plastic film and bags to be turned into sustainable outdoor materials.

M’kor Shalom will collect the plastic bags in our parking lot on designated days each month, then weigh and deliver them to Trex. Our goal is 500 pounds of recycled plastic in six months. In return, we receive a beautiful Trex bench made from recycled plastic. A win-win for us and the environment.

Drop-Off Dates:
Sundays, 11:30 am
October 11
November 15
December 13
January 10
February 21
March 14
Mark Your Calendars…
Books We Often Overlook:
A dialogue with Proverbs, Samuel and Kings and how they speak to our current lives
Led by Rabbi Richard Address
Three Wednesdays, October 14, 21 & 28

The Bible is filled with fascinating books that rarely are examined. In this series, we will look at three such books that, while ancient, speak greatly to our contemporary world.

October 14: Proverbs. A collection of sayings and practical pieces of advice. From family dynamics to child rearing and more, wait until you see how much they speak to the world in which we live.
October 21: The Books of Samuel. What does it mean to have to transfer power? How do you pick a successor who may be guaranteed to fail? What happens when religion and government get mixed up with each other?
October 28: The Books of Kings. Oh my, King David, who gets away with immorality and political manipulation, Solomon and the civil wars between Israel and Judea.

This class is open to all; registration is required.
There is no cost for congregants. $10/person per session for non-members.
Zoom information will be sent (approximately a week in advance of the first session) to everyone who has registered.
Shabbat Services
We encourage you to join our weekly live services so we can draw strength from our traditions and from our connections to one another.

September 25, 6:30 pm – We celebrate September birthdays.
October 2, 7:00 pmErev Sukkot Festival Service
October 9, 7:00 pmErev Simchat Torah Festival Service
October 16, 6:30 pm
October 23, 6:30 pm – We celebrate October birthdays.
October 30, 6:30 pm

Tot Shabbat
November 6 – Click here to register.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 7:30 pm (Zoom)

Torah Study Saturdays, 9:00 am
Spice Up Saturdays, 10:15 am
Saturday, October 3, 17, 24 & 31
*Please note new Zoom login for the new season of Torah Study & Spice Up.
Everyday purchases raise funds for M'kor Shalom!
1. Go to: shopwithscrip.com
2. Click "Join a Program" (desktop) or "Register" (mobile)
4. Follow the prompts to create account and start shopping!

REMINDER: While our building is closed, all orders must be completed in full online using online payment (no checks) and receiving e-gift cards only. Questions? Contact Maya Fair.
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