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October 1, 2018
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voter Count Me In! Social Action Voter Education Program
Thursday, October 4, 7:00 pm 
M'kor Shalom will be hosting a forum about the importance of voting, even in midterm elections! The program features a speakers' panel followed by discussion and refreshments. No charge. For those unable to attend in person, this event will be webcast. Click here for more information and to RSVP
hayrideHavdalah Hayride & Campfire Sing-Along
Saturday, October 6, 5:00 pm
This family-fun evening includes dinner, songs & s'mores around the campfire. Click here for more information or to register by September 28.  
Sunday, October 14, 1:00 pm
Click here for more information or to register.  
auctionFine Art Auction
Saturday, October 20 - Preview 7:00 pm; Auction 8:00 pm 
M'kor Shalom will host a Marlin Art Fine Art Auction, where you will find fabulous art deals by well-known artists. PLUS! Six priceless original works of art by our ECC students. $18 per person includes admission, light hors d'oeuvres and desserts, beer and wine. Click here to register for this Major Fundraising event by October 12. 
Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 pm  
Viewing of the moving documentary, "Michael Levin: A Hero in Heaven," and Q&A with Michael's mother and sister. Presented by M'kor Shalom's Education & Youth Committee and the JCRC. Recommended for adults and high school students. Click here for more information or to   RSVP.  
Sunday, October 28, 4:00 pm   
36-Hour BOGO 1/2 Off Sale runs midnight October 2 through 12:00 noon October 3. Click here for more information.  
M'kor Marketplace - Vendors Wanted 
Event: Sunday, November 18, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  
Looking to share your wares or know someone else who might be interested? Click here for event and vendor information.  

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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)  
October 5 & 19  
November 2 - Shabbat Chavurah - Our Chavurah Ensemble joins us.
November 16 
Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
October 12
October 26 - Shabbat Mishpacha - We celebrate October birthdays.   
November 9 & 23 
November 30 - Shabbat Mishpacha - We celebrate November birthdays.   
Tot Shabbat
Fridays, October 19 & November 16, 6:15 pm
( Family Dinner prior at 5:30 pm) 

Torah Study, 9:00 am
October 6, 13, 20 & 27
November 3, 10, 17 & 24
Come 15 minutes early for schmoozing before our program begins on the hour. All are welcome; no RSVP or previous experience necessary.

paneraDine to Donate: Panera Bread (Marlton)
Wednesday, October 24, 4:00-8:00 pm
Dine at or take out from Panera Bread and M'kor Shalom will earn a percentage of your purchase. Show the flyer when ordering (print or on smartphone). Enter promo code "PRFUND" for online ordering and rapid delivery. 
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Spice Up Your Judaism
Saturdays, 10:30 am
October 6, 13, 20 & 27 and November 2,10, 17 & 24
Join us at 10:00 am for schmoozing and light refreshments before our program starts at 10:30 am.
neilsimonPlaywright Program:  
Sunday, October 14, 1:00 pm
Join us for an educational, entertaining and critically acclaimed program performed by Diane Steinbrink. Q&A will follow the presentation and dessert will be served. $10 by October 11; $15 at the door. Click here for more information or to RSVP.   
"Reform Judaism" led by Rabbi Frenkel
Wednesdays, October 17 & 24, 10:30 am 
Sunday Sessions with Rabbi Hirsh
Sunday, October 21, 9:30 am
(Almost) Everything You Wanted To Know About... Praying for Those Who Are Ill: Liturgy and Theology

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.
Our Caring Community volunteers are here to help congregants in need of support.
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.

Club 3-4 Plus: Group Canvas Painting 
Sunday, October 14, 11:15 am 
Paint with your child/grandchild. $25 per 2 people; $10 extra for a 3rd person. Includes art supplies, instruction & light lunch. For more information, or to RSVP by October 10 (firm deadline), contact Merle Steinberg

There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact Merle Steinberg for more information.
Tot Family Dinner & Shabbat
Fridays, October 19 & November 16, 5:30 pm 
Please join us for pizza & salad dinner prior to our Tot Shabbat services (6:15 pm). Each dinner is just $10 per family. Annual Special: Register in advance for ALL Tot Family dinners this year, and pay a total of only $36 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
beerfestBrisket & Craft Beer
Sunday, October 28, 4:00 pm
Brisket Dinner & Beer Tasting! 50 seasonal beers (2 oz. pours) from 15 local breweries. Delicious eats from Smoke, Sizzle & Grill. Live music. $36 per person. Click here for more information or to register
36-Hour Sale! Buy One Get One 1/2 Off! This online-only sale runs from midnight October 2 through October 3, 12:00 noon.
MensLunch Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesdays, October 3 & November 7, 12:00 noon (off-site) 
Join our standing reservation at Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way.    
pomegranateWhat Is The Pomegranate Guild?
Monday October 15, 7:00 pm
Create a beautiful Chanukah Menorah needlework piece for yourself or for gift giving. Fall treats and nosh included. $18 per person. Click here for more information or to register by October 8 (firm deadline).

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

pomegranateLunch & A Movie: A Star Is Born
Tuesday, October 9 - Lunch 11:30 am; Movie 12:45 pm
We'll have an early lunch at 11:30 am at Passariello's in Voorhees, followed by a showing of "A Star Is Born" at AMC Voorhees 16. Join us for all or part of the afternoon. Pay your own way. Kindly RSVP so we can save you a seat.

We are busy planning more exciting women's programs for next year! 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.

Count Me In! Voter Education Program 
Thursday, October 4, 7:00 pm
Click here for more information. For those unable to attend in person, this program will be webcast.  
Social Action Cooking    
Volunteers age 12 & up. No experience needed. 
Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 pm - Cook meals for Joseph's House shelter in Camden. RSVP to Jonathan Maurer
Monday, October 22, 7:00 pm - Cook meals for JFCS. RSVP to Kim Coffina.    
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
Book Schmooze: The Family Tabor  
Monday, October 29, 12:00 noon
Join us for a lively discussion of The Family Tabor, a beautifully written, tensely-plotted novel about family secrets, by Cherise Wolas. Bring a dairy lunch. Click here for more information or to RSVP. 
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, October 24 & November 28, 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.

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