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

September 27, 2021
REMINDER: All High Holy Day Prayerbooks should be returned to the synagogue office by Friday, October 1. Kindly return during office hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
First Thursdays
Our Relationship with a Changing Israel
Thursday, October 7, 7:00 pm
Zoom: Meeting ID: 827 7106 0564; Passcode: zG8KeW

Rabbi Josh Weinberg, Executive Director of ARZA (the Association of Reform Zionists of America) and Vice President of the URJ for Israel and Reform Zionism, will be our special guest to discuss "Our Relationship with a Changing Israel: How Changes in Both Communities Impact This Relationship.” There is no doubt that there are significant shifts in the support of Israel within the current American Jewish community. Is it generational? Is it a reaction to the Haredi presence? Is it due to shifts in the internal political affiliations of the American community? How central is Israel to our identity?

We invite you to join Rabbi Weinberg in this important Zoom-only conversation, which is free and open to the community.
M'kor Shalom's Fundraising Committee presents
Comedy Night
Saturday, October 23, 7:00 pm

Join us for top-notch stand-up from TWO headliners!

Johnny Lampert is considered one of the premier comedians in the country. He is a regular at New York City’s and Los Angeles’ best comedy clubs including The Comic Strip, Caroline’s Comedy Club and The Improv.

Steven Scott is described as a perfect mix between Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey, combining clever observations of his everyday life with his amazing vocal talents, which include characters, voices and sounds.

$25 per adult (in person only), includes wine, beer and snacks.
$25 per device (remote attendance only).
$100 Sponsorship also enjoys preferred seating.

Please note, Covid protocols are in place for all indoor programming.
Upcoming Events
Friday, October 1
5:30 pm Dinner
6:15 pm Service

Join us in M'kor Shalom's outdoor tent at 5:30 pm for pizza dinner, crafts and a "To-Go" Oneg. Then stay and enjoy our 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat service in the sanctuary. Service is in person only.

No charge to attend the service. Masks are required inside the synagogue.

$18 per family for dinner; click HERE to register.
Saturday, October 9, 7:00 pm

Our first Kesher Club gathering of the new year is at Ark Brewery, Lumberton’s first brewery which opened this past summer.

This event is free to attend and is open to Kesher Club members (congregants, ages 35-55).

As an added incentive to sign up early, all registered members will receive a ticket valid for one FREE DRINK at the event! (Pay your own way after that!)

Two Wednesdays,
September 29 & October 6, 10:30 am

Carl Viniar leads our sessions.

Class one: Covenanting and Committing. A new look at ceremonies for the recently born and about to commit (traditionally Brit Milah and Kiddushin and Nissuin).

Class two: Transitions. There actually are rituals for divorce, moving, taking a new name, conversion and even menopause. If you are undergoing a change, we can find a ritual.

No cost for congregants. $10/person per session for non-members. Registration required; click HERE.
Pivotal 20th Century Jewish Thought Pioneers
Three Wednesdays, October 27, November 10 & 17, 10:30 am
Led by Rabbi Richard Address
We explore the teachings of Martin Buber, Abraham Joshua Heschel and Leo Baeck.
These sessions are open to all; click HERE to register. There is no cost for congregants. $10/person per session for non-members. Zoom information will be sent in advance to everyone who has registered.

Wednesday Conversation with Cantor Harrison
Wednesday, November 3, 10:30 am
Mark your calendar. Program details and registration coming soon.
Services, Study and BOT Meetings
Friday Shabbat Services
In person and via Zoom
We encourage you to join our weekly services so we can draw strength from our traditions and from our connections to one another.

October 1, 6:15 pm – Tot Shabbat (in person only); 7:30 pm – Erev Shabbat Service
October 8, 6:30 pm
October 15, 6:30 pm
October 22, 6:30 pm – Shabbat Mishpacha (Family Shabbat). We celebrate October birthdays.
October 29, 6:30 pm
November 5, 6:15 pm – Tot Shabbat; 7:30 pm – Erev Shabbat Service

Torah Study 9:00 am
Spice Up 10:15 am
October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30
November 6

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, September 29, 7:30 pm
NOTICE: Online event purchasing now includes a 3% charge to offset credit card processing fees. If you prefer not to pay this convenience fee, please email your registration/order request to the contact person indicated for that particular program, and submit your check payable to "Congregation M'kor Shalom" to the synagogue office at 850 Evesham Road, Cherry Hill NJ 08003. Be sure to write the event name on the Memo line.
Shop & Support M'kor Shalom!

AMAZON SMILE: Designate Congregation M'kor Shalom as your shopping beneficiary and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our synagogue whenever you shop! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know – same products, same prices, same service. Click here to start with a few easy steps!

SHOP WITH SCRIP: Go to shopwithscrip.com to enroll (use code F19722E215131) or log in to your account, and download RaiseRight from your app store for easy purchasing. Click HERE for details about our ShopWithScrip ongoing fundraising program. Questions? Contact Maya Fair.

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