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April 8, 2019
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comedyComedy Night
Sunday, April 14, 5:30 pm
An adults-only, downright hilarious evening with dinner & dessert. Headliner Steve Marshall plus three more comedians. $36 per person; table reservations for groups of 8-12. BYOB. Click here for more information or to register asap.  
yardsaleCommunity Yard Sale
Sunday, May 5, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Item Drop-Off:
Sunday, April 14, 9:00-11:00 am 
Tuesday, April 16, 4:00-9:00 pm 
Save the date and SAVE YOUR STUFF! Don't throw your stuff away while spring cleaning - we will take it! Drop off your items ahead of time - we'll tag it, sell it and you can take a charitable deduction! Or, sell it yourself by reserving space. Visit our website for accepted items and more details - click here!
mkororM'kor Or "Source of Light" Celebration: The Magic of M'kor Shalom 
Sunday, June 2, 5:00 pm
Tribute Book Deadline: April 19 
We will honor Gail Donner and Merle Steinberg, two devoted and remarkable women who have magically and tirelessly given so much to our M'kor Shalom community. Invitations have been mailed; be sure to RSVP your attendance! Click here for Sponsorship & Tribute Book opportunities - due soon!  
bookplatesHigh Holy Day Book Plates Fundraising Campaign
With changes to M'kor Shalom's High Holy Day services planned for 5780/2019, it is also time to purchase new High Holy Day prayerbooks. Book Plates (in both Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur volumes) may be purchased in honor of any simcha or in memory of a loved one. $54 per set. Purchase for a l oved one, B'nai Mitzvah, birth, naming, marriage, etc. For more information or to purchase sets, contact the synagogue office at 856-424-4220 or make your purchase online at
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chrain Chrain Gang: Horseradish Preparation
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, April 8, 9, & 10
6:30-9:00 pm (or however long you can join us)
Help prepare M'kor Shalom's legendary homemade horseradish. Many helpers are needed; Volunteers will be trained - and fed Girl Scout Cookies for sustenance while working! Please join us for whatever portion of time works for you. Kindly   RSVP  to Jonathan Maurer.
shukPassover Shuk
Tuesday, April 9, 6:00-9:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00-9:00 pm
Wednesday, April 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Take home horseradish, kosher wines and gift shop items in time for Passover. First Seder: Friday, April 19. Prices vary.  
Special Offer!
Spend $36, receive one free jar of horseradish. 
Spend $54, receive two free jars of horseradish.

Sunday Session with Rabbi Hirsh:  
(Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Spicing Up Your Seder 
Sunday, April 14, 9:15 am
Click here for more information

Passover - First Seder: Friday, April 19
Our Shabbat service will NOT be held.  
Do you need a place to go for a Passover seder? Do you have an extra seat at your table? Contact the synagogue office at 856-424-4220 for the opportunity to be matched up with fellow congregants.

Passover Concluding Service /Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Friday, April 26, 6:30 pm
Yizkor will be recited.

Friday Evening Service Schedule
Click here for a pdf of our Shabbat service schedule.
kabbalatKabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
April 12 - We wish our Confirmation Israel Trip travelers a
n'seeah tovah.
April 26 - Passover Concluding Service; Yizkor will be recited. 
May 10 - Shabbat Chavurah; Our Chavurah Ensemble joins us.
May 24 - We celebrate May birthdays.
May 31 - Shabbat Mishpacha 
Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm (webcast)  
April 19 - No Service (Passover; First Seder)  
May 3 - M'kor Cares Shabbat - We celebrate our Caring Community Volunteers
May 17 - Our Choir joins us.  
Tot Shabbat 
Friday, May 17, 6:15 pm 
Join us for Family Dinner (5:30 pm) prior to our Tot service.  
torahstudyTorah Study, 9:00 am
April 13 & 27 (No session April 20)  
May 4, 11, 18 & 25 
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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oddsAgainst All Odds
Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1 & 8, 10:30 am
Led by Yossi Afek
This course will trace the Zionist socialist labor movement's (the party of David Ben Gurion) contribution to the establishment of the State of Israel. We will deal with topics such as: the kibbutz, the Histadrut, the Palmach and illegal immigration to Israel.
You are welcome to attend all sessions, or as many as you can. All are welcome. Click here for more information.  
sessionSunday Session with Rabbi Hirsh:  
(Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Spicing Up Your Seder 
Sunday, April 14, 9:15 am
We will explore ways to stimulate discussion; options for new ways to "tell the story;" how to invite guests to prepare stories to share during the Seder; and how to separate the "essential" from the "optional." Feel free to bring your own Haggadah.  
firstthursFirst Thursdays: TV Show: Shtisel
Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm 
We will watch an episode from the Israeli smash hit TV show Shtisel, winner of 11 Israeli Film Academy awards including Best Television Drama. This Netflix phenomenon will lead us to a thoughtful follow-up discussion led by Irene Afek. Click here for more information or to RSVP.  
IDFMorality in the Israeli Defense Forces
Thursday, May 16, 10:00 am
Guest speaker, former IDF Spokesman Captain (Reserves), Barak Raz will share his experiences and inspire thought-provoking discussions about the various dilemmas facing Israeli leadership in a constantly evolving arena. Click here for more information or to RSVP

spiceupSpice Up Your Judaism
Saturdays,  10:30 am
April 6, 13 & 27 (No session April 20) and May 4, 11, 18 & 25 
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.
M'kor Cares Shabbat
Friday, May 3, 8:00 pm
We celebrate our Caring Community volunteers.  

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.


There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact Merle Steinberg for more information.
madscienceMad Science Spring Break Event 
Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 am  
Join us for a fun and interactive Mad Science presentation. Children will make their own slime and crafts. Kosher-for-Passover snacks will be served. Click here for more information or to register in advance by April 17.  
TotShabbatTot Family Dinner & Shabbat
Friday, May 17 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
Join us for a pizza & salad dinner for just $10 per family. Our Tot Service is always free & open to the community. Click here for more information, or to register for dinner. 

Our Tot Programming Committee & PTO are always hosting fabulous events! For information or to join our committee, contact Stephanie Riviello
Horseradish Preparation
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, April 8, 9 & 10, 6:30-9:00 pm
Click here for more information.

MensLunch Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesday, May 1, 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.

erevcincoErev Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, May 4, 7:00 pm (Off-site)
You should have received your Evite last week for our introductory club event - a social at Ott's (Ritz Shopping Center, Voorhees). Come socialize and have fun with your peers. No charge. Click here for more information or to RSVP.

The Kesher Club is M'kor'Shalom's newly established "fun" club created for the purpose of connecting members aged 35-55. Contact Brad Shapiro or  Lisa Batzar 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.

Social Action Cooking    
Volunteers age 12 & up. No experience needed.   
Monday, April 22, 7:00 pm
Cook meals for JFCS. RSVP to Kim Coffina.
Thursday, May 2, 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, April 17, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 pm - Annual Congregational Meeting 
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
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.

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