Parashat Mattot-Mas'ei
August 2 – 3, 2019 • 2 Av 5779

Summer Erev Shabbat Service ... Friday, 6:30 pm
Raegan Simmons' Bat Mitzvah Service ... Saturday, 10:00 am

Learn more about Minyanim and this week's Yahrzeits .
My name is Raegan Simmons, and I will be going into the 8th grade at Albion Middle School in the fall. I have two older brothers, Jacob and Charlie, and a dog named Inca. Though Inca is barely five and a half pounds, she is a feisty creature and keeps up with my family on our long hikes in the mountains.

I love to travel and hike with my family in both the United States and other countries. I have been to 21 states as well as Mexico, Peru, and Costa Rica, and will soon be going to Tanzania. My favorite part about these trips is the adventures we go on. In 2015 while in Peru, I hiked the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and descended to the bottom of the second deepest canyon in the world, Colca Canyon. In Costa Rica, I surfed, hiked along remote beaches, went on a zipline tour, and witnessed a Green Sea Turtle laying eggs by moonlight before returning to sea. My family sampled a lot of crazy food while we were there, but I preferred Costa Rican pizza and smoothies. It was cool to see the natural beauty in these countries and the different ways people live!

When at home, outside of school, you will most often find me training for gymnastics. Next year I am hoping to compete level eight. In addition to gymnastics, I participate in a lot of other sports. My summer sports include competitive swimming and diving, along with tennis and golf. In the winter I ski at Alta, go on snowshoeing adventures, and occasionally ice skate.

In my free time, I also love to climb trees and rocks and whatever else I can find. I also like to bounce on the trampoline, hang out with friends, and read. I also love dogs and babysitting. Playing with my two-year-old cousin has inspired me to pursue a Mitzvah project involving children, and I am hoping to someday be a
pediatrician or ophthalmologist so I can work with and help kids.
Join us this summer for special Erev Shabbatot in Congregant homes and other special locations. See the full schedule here and get directions.
Opportunities to volunteer include tasks or committee work. We need help with:
shopping, food prep, holiday support, RSRS, KAJY, preschool, office, task force,
and gardening. Contact Lisa Kaufman, Administrative Assistant, or Danny Burman, Executive Director, for more info.
All services will be held in the Pepper Chapel.
Tisha B’Av Text Study with Rabbi Samuel L. Spector
Sunday, August 11th at 10:00 am
(Immediately following morning Tisha B'Av Services)

Join the Rabbi for a Tisha B’Av text study on Judaism, homelessness, and hunger and their connection to the holiday of Tisha B’Av, which commemorates the expulsion of the Jews from Israel and destruction of their homes and the Temple.
Esther’s Garden Harvest and JFS Food Donation
DATE CHANGE: Sunday, August 18th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Esther’s Garden is a place of gathering, learning, growing, sharing and healing. Named after the Jewish Persian Queen; Esther, the garden offers the community an opportunity to grow fruits and vegetables and share with those who need it. The harvested food will be donated to the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry and distributed to families in need. Following the harvest, please join us for wine and cheese.

Contact Bonnie Rokeach at 801-879-4025 with any questions.
Monday, August 19th
7:00 pm Schmooze • 7:30 pm Meeting

All members in good standing are encouraged to attend, so make sure your account is up-to-date. We need at least 50 members in attendance in order to have a quorum.

Per our bylaws, Article 6 Section D: "The Nominating Committee shall provide the congregation as a whole with at least 30 days’ notice prior to proposing nominees, during which time any member of the congregation may make recommendations to the Nominating Committee."

Please send your nominations to John Cuomo, Nominations Chair.
Welcome back to another fun year of KAJY (Kol Ami Jewish Youth) experiences! Come hang out with your KAJY friends in a fun, safe space to grow, share, 
and spend time together. Snacks will be provided. For grades 3 through 12.
Orders are due by Monday, August 26th

Contact Susan Litvack at or 801-272-4612 to place your
order or learn more. Orders will be delivered by Thursday, September 12th.
Classes resume Sunday, August 25th
If you have questions, please contact Religious School Director, Cantor Bat-Sarah or Religious School Assistant Director, Sarah Stein.

RSRS appreciates the support of Congregation Kol Ami and the United Jewish Federation of Utah.
Your July statements and balances have been mailed. Please bring your account up-to-date as soon as possible by logging in to pay online, calling 801-484-1501 to pay by phone, or by mailing/dropping off your payment to the office.
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Please be aware of your surroundings; report anything unusual to an usher, staff, or Board Member, and make sure all doors are closed behind you.
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