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November 4, 2019
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SpecialEventsSPECIAL EVENTS/SPECIAL PROJECTS
unpluggedM'korstock Unplugged: Ben Turner Quartet
Friday, November 8, immediately following our 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service  
Guitarist Ben Turner brings along well-known area musicians for an enjoyable evening of jazz. $15 per person for dinner (BYOB). Click here for more information or to register for dinner. 
 
marketplaceM'kor Marketplace  
Sunday, November 17, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
A shopping extravaganza in time for the holidays - our biggest event yet! New vendors, unique gifts, handcrafted items. Food will be available for purchase, catered by J-Dogs. No entry free. Open to the community. Click here for more information
       
theaterTheater Group - Shakespeare: The Musical
Two performances!
Saturday, December 7, 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2:30 pm
Join us for an original musical revue featuring songs from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows based on the works of William Shakespeare. Did you know The Lion King echoes Hamlet, and The Forbidden Planet was based on The Tempest?
$20/adult; $18/senior & student. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.  
 
specialneedsCommunity Program for Families with Special Needs
Sunday, December 8, 11:30 am
 
expoHome Improvement Meet & Greet 
Sunday, January 12, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  
We're in the planning stages of this new trade fair. Please contact Merle Steinberg for information or to refer contractors for this event. Looking for local contractors, electricians, landscape designers and landscapers, painters, roofers, window/door suppliers, plumbers, handy-people, decorators, furniture finishers, home baby proof & handicap installers, plus financial loan institutions.

appealHigh Holy Day Appeal 5780 
If you have not already done so, we welcome your participation at any level that is comfortable for you. Click here to make your contribution online
   
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ServicesSHABBAT SERVICES
Friday Evening Service Schedule
Click here for a pdf of our Shabbat service schedule.
 
Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm ( webcast
November 15 - Our Choir joins us.  
December 6
December 20 - College Connection & Burkett Member Shabbat 

Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
November 8 - M'korstock Unplugged follows (Dinner RSVP)
November 22 - Shabbat Mishpacha with Ice Cream Oneg; We celebrate November birthdays. Our Junior Choir joins us.
December 13
December 27 - Chanukah Shabbat; BYO Chanukiah & Candles (6th night); We celebrate December birthdays.

Tot Shabbat
December 6 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
 
Torah Study
November 9, 16 & 23 (No session Nov. 30)
December 7, 14 & 21 (No session Dec. 28)
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.

dineshopDINE & SHOP TO DONATE
AmazonSmile AmazonSmile Holiday Shopping? Be sure to start with AmazonSmile
To date, M'kor Shalom has earned over $1450 from users who have designated Congregation M'kor Shalom as their preferred AmazonSmile charity. Start every Amazon shopping experience at smile.amazon.com. Haven't started yet? Click here to start with a few easy steps!
 
AdultEdADULT EDUCATION
firstthursFirst Thursdays: Jewish Characters on Broadway
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm
Drew Molotsky presents Broadway's Jewish comedy, stereotypes and perceptions. The program will consist of a combination of discussion and live musical performance, sung by outstanding regional professional actors Megan Pisors Ruggles, Salvatore Mazzocca and CJ Kish. $10 per person. Open to the community. Click here for more information or to register.
 
zoharIntroduction to Jewish Mysticism and the Zohar
Three Wednesdays, November 6, 13 & 20, 10:30 am
Drawing on the Zohar and other Kabbalistic texts, this 3-session class led by Rabbi Frenkel will explore the fundamental ideas and spiritual teachings of Jewish mysticism, as well as its contemporary applications. While all are welcome to attend whichever session(s) they are able, each session will build on the one(s) before. It will be very valuable to attend the first session. No cost for congregants; $10 per person per session for non-members (collected during class). Click here for more information
 
gemsLiturgical Gems: The History, The Theology, The Music
Two Wednesdays, December 4 & 18, 10:30 pm
Cantor Harrison will offer us a peek into the history, the theology and some of the musical expressions of several of the siddur's most familiar prayers. No cost for congregants; $10 per person per session for non-members (collected during class). Click here for more information
 
Spice Up Your Judaism - Saturdays, 10:30 am
November 9, 16 & 23 (No session Nov. 30)
December 7, 14, & 21 (No session Dec. 28)
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.
 
caringcomm CARING COMMUNITY / HEALTH & WELLNESS
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.

rs RELIGIOUS SCHOOL/FAMILY PROGRAMMING
Shabbat Mishpacha (Family Shabbat) 
Friday, November 22, 6:30 pm
We celebrate November birthdays. Our Junior Choir joins us. Ice Cream Oneg follows our service.   
 
cookiesMom's Night Out: Chanukah Cookie Decorating
Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm
Join us as Diane Fehder, a very talented pastry chef, teaches us to decorate beautiful Chanukah Cookies. We will have delicious small bites, dessert and wine. Open to ECC & RS mothers, grandmothers, teachers; $45 per person. Click here for more information or to register by December 4. 
 

There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact the Religious School office for more information.
tot TOT PROGRAMMING / EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Tot Shabbat  
Friday, December 6 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
Join us for pizza & salad prior to our Tot service. Just $15 per family, or register for all six remaining family dinners at a discounted rate. Click here for more information or to register.
 
Mom's Night Out: Chanukah Cookie Decorating
Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm
Join us as Diane Fehder, a very talented pastry chef, teaches us to decorate beautiful Chanukah Cookies. We will have delicious small bites, dessert and wine. Open to ECC & RS mothers, grandmothers, teachers; $45 per person. Click here for more information or to register by December 4. 


Our Tot Programming Committee & PTO are always hosting fabulous events! For information or to join our committee, contact Stephanie Golden or Abby Harvey
 
Achim ACHIM (THE MEN'S GROUP)
MensLunch Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesdays, November 6 & December 4, 12:30 pm  
Join our standing reservation at Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way.    
 
WomensConnectionWOMEN'S CONNECTION
We are busy planning more exciting women's programs! Contact Lisa Weiser or Beth Savitch to help plan and to share your ideas.

 wspiritWOMEN & SPIRITUALITY
Evening with Author Janet Ruth Falon
Monday, December 2, 7:00 pm
Join us at our next meeting when Janet Ruth Falon, author of the new book, In the Spirit of the Holidays: Readings to Enrich Every Jewish Holiday, will be our featured guest speaker. No charge. For more information or to RSVP, contact Sandy Fingerman.
KesherKESHER CLUB
We are busy planning fun social events to connect members ages 35-55! Contact Lisa Batzar or Brad Shapiro to help plan and to share your ideas.

collegeCOLLEGE CONNECTION
College Connection & Burkett Member Shabbat
Friday, December 20, 8:00 pm 
 
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.

socactionSOCIAL ACTION
turkeyTurkey Drive
Wednesday, November 20 - Monday, November 25
Help us help The Neighborhood Center in Camden and Samost Jewish Family & Children's Service (JFCS). We will happily accept frozen turkeys for donation in the School Lobby during regular hours. You can even take advantage of EASY Religious School drop off - your kids AND your turkey! Click here for more information.

Social Action Cooking
Volunteers age 12 & up. No experience needed.    
 
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm
Cook meals for Joseph's House in Camden. RSVP to Jonathan Maurer.    
 
Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm
Cook meals for JFCS. RSVP to Kim Coffina.  
 
house HOUSE COMMITTEE
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
communityCOMMUNITY EVENTS
Voices of the Jewish Soul
Sunday, November 10, 3:00 pm
at Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park, PA
 
Cantor Harrison will participate in a concert to benefit URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy, presented by Reform Cantors of Philadelphia. $18 per person. Purchase tickets at the door, or online: https://6pointscreativearts.org/concert.
   
OTHER NEWS
Board of Trustees Meetings
Wednesdays, November 20 & December 18, 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 MainOffice@mkorshalom.org.
 
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!

E!Minders
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 MainOffice@mkorshalom.org.