SHABBAT SHALOM!
CHAG PESACH SAMEACH!
Refugee Shabbat • Pesach & Yizkor
April 2nd – 4th • 20th – 22nd Nisan
Friday, April 2nd
5:30 pm ... Family Shabbat on Zoom
6:30 pm ... Erev Shabbat Service on Zoom
7:35 pm ... Candle Lighting


Saturday, April 3rd
9:00 am ... Shabbat & Pesach Day 7 Morning Service
8:36 pm ... Candle Lighting


Sunday, April 4th
9:00 am ... Pesach Day 8 & Yizkor Service
8:37 pm ... Havdalah
Due to COVID-19, services will ONLY be held via livestream or Zoom.
Learn more about our Sunday, Monday, and Thursday Minyanim.
See this week's Yahrzeits and make a donation in their memory.
IMPORTANT UPDATE
As part of our plan for returning to in person services, a limited number of board members and service leaders will be attending Shabbat morning services this week. As always, the safety of our members and guests is our primary consideration. For now please wear a mask, stay socially distanced, and remember to schedule your vaccine! Stay tuned for more updates.
In the 19th century, Germany was among the most progressive countries in the world and a place of refuge for Jews. Less than a century later, this country became the epicenter of the worst genocide the world has ever known. How did this happen? How do countries that are beacons of tolerance, liberty, and progress become nations that commit such atrocities? Could this happen again?

Professor of German-Jewish history, Deborah Hertz, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego's Judaic Studies Program will examine these questions on a somber and fascinating presentation as we remember the Holocaust and work to ensure that genocide does not occur again.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
UPDATE FROM THE
CANTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE

We've made our recommendation to the Board of Trustees and they are in negotiations with a candidate. Stay tuned! Keep up to date here.
Communities from across the country will gather for Israel's 73rd birthday on Wednesday, April 14th! Join Kol Ami for a national, virtual celebration with music from Craig Taubaum and Dganit Daddo, Israeli dancing, stories of Israel, and more.

Do you have a personal story of resilience or innovation? How about a memory or connection to time spent in Israel? Share your experience when register!
Join the Utah delegation to the J Street 2021 National Virtual Conference April 18th and 19th led by Rabbi Samuel L. Spector by registering today.
Use discount code UTAH for a 20% discount or register for free using discount code FIRSTTIMERS. 

Speakers will include Congressional leaders such as Senators Jon Ossoff and Elizabeth Warren, as well as senior figures in the Biden Administration, possibly including Pres. Biden himself. They will share their proposals for restoring the Iran nuclear deal and building on the Trump Administration's Abraham Accords. Leaders of Israeli political parties and top political analysts will discuss the March 23rd Israeli election and coalition negotiations for the new Knesset as well as possible upcoming Palestinian elections. American Jewish community leaders will address anti-Semitism and white supremacy in the wake of the January 6th Capitol insurrection. The 10,000 expected conference registrants will also receive access to special events, including an exclusive Utah panel on April 18th led by Rabbi Spector and featuring Prof. Amos Guiora.

Email Matthew Weinstein for more information.
The Book of Job, the great tragic epic of the Tanakh, is our next text for careful study. Learn more.
Fulfill the Mitzvah of studying the Torah every Wednesday as we dive into the week's parashat.
SUNDAY, APRIL 4th
No Classes

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7st
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Grades

THURSDAY, APRIL 8th
7th Grade Israel Class


Questions? Contact Tamara Kipper, Interim Religious School Director.
COMMUNITY EVENTS & RESOURCES
Tuesday, April 6th at 7:00 pm
A film displaying the honest yet horrifying journey of two children in the Holocaust

Wednesday, April 7th at 10:30 am

Thursday, April 15th • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm • Salt Lake JCC
Friday, April 16th • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm • Temple Har Shalom
Sunday, April 18th • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm • Specialty Market in Midvale



For any member of the community to receive or provide a helping hand


Find great resources and activities for kids

Digital storytelling to spark connections to Judaism for learners of all ages
ARE YOU HAVING FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Rabbi Samuel L. Spector, Danny Burman, or Jim Isaacson. If you prefer, you can contact Ellen Silver at Jewish Family Services. We will do our very best to help you address those needs. Your community is here for you. We stand together during these difficult times, and Kol Ami will do what we can to help you through these challenges.
IN ORDER TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE, THE OFFICE IS CLOSED AND ALL PROGRAMMING IS BEING HELD REMOTELY
Staff and clergy will be answering questions regarding office, religious school, and preschool related matters via email. We will respond to you as soon as possible. Contacts can be found below:

If you have an urgent matter and you need to speak to someone in the office please call Tracy Plotkin, Administrative Assistant, at 773-474-2672. If prompted to leave a message, please include the spelling of your name and the best phone number to reach you.

If you have an emergency such as an unexpected hospitalization or loss of a loved one, please call our emergency line at 801-742-1501.
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