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* MLK Erev Shabbat Celebration
* Family Dinner & Shabbat Mishpacha

* Candy Bar Bingo

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January 7, 2019
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partyexpoPARTY EXPO!
Sunday, January 13, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Snow Date: January 27)
Everything you need to make your celebration memorable! Check out the best party resources and vendors under one roof. Invitations, Decorators, Caterers , Bands & DJs, Party Planners, Florists, Photographers/Videographers , Photo Booths, Favors and more! FREE & Open to the community.   
mlkMLK Erev Shabbat Celebration  
Friday, January 18, 8:00 pm 
The Unity Choir brings the community together for our annual MLK celebration. For those unable to attend in person, this service will also be webcast.    

MLK Weekend of Service 
Food Drive (at M'kor Shalom) 
Friday, January 18, 8:00 pm 
We are collecting items for the JFCS Food Pantry: rice, pasta, tomato sauce products, canned fish, canned fruit, baby food/formula, boxed milk, cereal, peanut butter, jelly. Kindly drop these items in the bins located outside the Sanctuary.  
Cook Dinner at Gift of Life Family House
Sunday, January 20, 4:00-7:00 pm (Off-site)
Space is very limited. Must RSVP to Gaby Fish. 
PB&J Sandwich-making & More for Cathedral Kitchen 
AND Art Project for Urban Garden (at M'kor Shalom)  
Monday, January 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Help us make peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, placemats and utensil packages for The Cathedral Kitchen. We will also make decorative art pieces for the Urban Garden at The Neighborhood Center. Family-friendly event; All ages. Volunteers are asked to bring breakfast snacks for sharing. 
Food Bank of South Jersey    
Monday, January 21, 11:00 am (Off-site) 
Space is limited; Ages 13+.  Must RSVP to Kim Coffina
Serving Dinner at Cathedral Kitchen   
Monday, January 21, 3:30-5:30 pm (Off-site)
Space is very limited; Ages 16+. Must RSVP to Kim Coffina.
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.  
specialneedsShabbat Service for Special Needs Families
Saturday, February 2, 11:00 am
Details coming soon for this inclusive community service.
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. 
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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)  
January 18 - MLK Celebration featuring the Unity Choir  
February 1 - Shabbat Chavurah
February 15 
kabbalatKabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
January 11
January 25 - Shabbat Misphacha (Family Shabbat); We celebrate January birthdays. Family Dinner at 5:45 pm.   
Shabbat Service for Special Needs Families
Saturday, February 2, 11:00 am
Details coming soon for this inclusive community service.   
torahstudyTorah Study, 9:00 am
January 12, 19 & 26
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 9, 16, 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.

jcrcJCRC Lunch & Learn at M'kor Shalom:
Multiculturalism in Israel
January 14, 12:00 noon
We welcome guest speaker Sagit Peretz-Deri, Israeli activist in the areas of Judaism, Feminism, Israeli politics, Mizrachi culture and Sephardic Halachah. Bring your own dairy or parve (non-meat) lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Click here for more information or to rsvp.
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 12, 19 & 26
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.

Mark Your Calendar: 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! Admission is $10 per adult, $5 per child 12 & under (maximum $25 per family), PLUS one nut-free candy bar per child. 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.
Mark Your Calendar: Candy Bar Bingo
Saturday, February 9, 5:30 pm
Click here for more information.  

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
Wednesday, February 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.    
rosenthalRosenthal Hiddur Mitzvah Project
Saturday, January 13, 12:00 noon
(Snow date: January 27)
This event is closed to new registrations. Please contact Beth Savitch and Lisa Weiser for more information.

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.

WkndOfServiceMLK Weekend of Service & Community Mitzvah Day 
Friday, January 18 through Monday, January 21
Our synagogue will host a number of programs during a weekend of giving back to the community.   Click here for detailed information. 
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
Wednesdays, January 16 & February 20, 7:30 pm
All congregants are encouraged to attend.    
Offices Closed
Monday, January 21 - MLK Day 
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