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Upcoming Highlights
* Shabbat Mishpacha honoring Jane Abesh
* Special Needs Shabbat
* Cantor Harrison Installation Shabbat

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November 26, 2018
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install Cantor Harrison Installation  
megasaleHoliday Gift Card MEGA Sale
Pick-up begins: Friday, November 30
Miss the order deadline? Don't worry! Gift cards for Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, ShopRite, Acme and Short Hills Deli are always available in the synagogue office. Stop by during regular business hours. 
unpluggedM'korstock Unplugged: Open Mic Night!
Friday, November 30, immediately following our 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
PERFORMERS: Come Show Us Your Talent! To sign up, please contact the synagogue office ASAP.  
MUSIC LOVERS: Relax with us and enjoy live music & dinner, coffee & dessert in a coffee house setting. $10 per person for pizza dinner & sides. Click here for more information or to register for dinner by November 26. 
specialneedsCommunity Shabbat Service for Special Needs Families    
Saturday, December 1, 11:00 am  
This inclusive Shabbat service will be followed by a latke lunch. Special Needs Navigator Jennifer Arey will speak to strengthening the caregiver's connection to the Jewish community through resources. "Coach Mac" McGarrigle will provide a safe space for various adaptive activities for our guests. Click here for more information or to RSVP by November 26.   
rockofagesTheater Group Performances:
Rock of Ages: The Maccabees "90s to Today" Style
Saturday, December 8, 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 9, 1:00 pm 
Our talented Theater Group is back with another great Chanukah show, featuring the music of Spice Girls, Nirvana, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Rent, Hamilton, Wicked, an Alan Schorr original, and more. $18 Adults & Seniors; $15 Students (through college). Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.  
IHOC Hospitality Program
Sunday, December 16 through Sunday, December 30
Click here for more information
HHDContribsHigh Holy Day Appeal & End of Year Contributions 
As 2018 nears its end, help us make M'kor Shalom the best that it can be - for today, and the future - by including M'kor Shalom in your year-end tax planning and charitable giving. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the synagogue office. Click here to make your High Holy Day Appeal contribution online. No amount is too small or too big. 
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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)  
December 7 - Cantor Harrison Installation & Chanukah Shabbat - Our Choir joins us. BYO Chanukiah & Candles for a communal candle lighting (6th night). Join us for Dinner at 6:15 pm.
December 21 - We honor our Burkett & College Connection members 
kabbalatKabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
November 30 - Shabbat Mishpacha - We honor retired Special Needs Coordinator Jane Abesh. We celebrate November birthdays.  
December 14
December 28 - We celebrate December birthdays.   
Tot Shabbat
Friday, December 21, 6:15 pm  
( Family Dinner at 5:30 pm) 

torahstudyTorah Study, 9:00 am
December 1, 8, 15 & 22 (No session December 29)
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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frenkelJudaism With Feeling
Wednesdays, December 5 & 19, 10:30 am
(No session December 12)
Rabbi Frenkel leads the discussion on the challenge of being Jewish in a way that fills our lives with meaning.

spiceupSpice Up Your Judaism
Saturdays,   December 1, 15 & 22, 10:30 am
(No session December 8 or 29)
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.
caringcapsCaring Caps
Wednesday, December 5, 1:00 pm
Calling All Knitters & Crocheters: Join us to create caps for people experiencing discomfort and hair loss from chemotherapy treatments. Patterns provided. Click here for more information or to RSVP.

blanketsBlankets of Hope
Monday, December 10, 10:30 am
Spend the morning with us making blankets to be distributed to congregants experiencing illness. No special skills needed. Click here for more information or to RSVP.

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.
Tot Family Dinner & Shabbat
Friday, December 21, 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 remaining Tot Family dinners, 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
MensLunch Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesdays, December 5 & January 2, 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.

Winter Break Erev Shabbat Service 
Friday, December 21, 8:00 pm
We celebrate our Honorable Steven P. Burkett Membership recipients and our College Connection students.  
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.

IHOCIHOC Hospitality Program
Sunday, December 16 through Sunday, December 30
Join us in preparing/hosting a meal, participating with transportation.activities or being an overnight host while M'kor Shalom houses up to 12 homeless men in our Social Hall, providing food and shelter, fellowship and support. Donations also welcome. Click here for more information.
Social Action Cooking    
Volunteers age 12 & up. No experience needed.  
Monday, December 24, 7:00 pm 
Cook meals for JFCS. RSVP to Kim Coffina.   
Thursday, January 3, 7:00 pm
Cook meals for Joseph's House shelter in Camden.
RSVP to Jonathan Maurer. (No session December 6) 
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, November 28 & December 19, 7:30 pm
All congregants are encouraged to attend.    
Offices Closed
Tuesday, December 25
Monday, December 31 & Tuesday, January 1 
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