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Moriah Happenings
August 2, 2018
23 Av 5778
Announcements
*Join your Moriah Family this Shabbat*

The Monthly Friday Night Partnership Minyan is this Friday at 6:30 pm.
There is NO Parashat HaShavua Class this Shabbat

In August, we need to make sure that the morning minyan has enough people. 
Please try to come to the morning minyan (6:30 am) as often as possible.

Our summer speaker this Shabbat is Laurel Van Allen.

*Please respect our observance of Shabbat and refrain from using your phone at any time anywhere in the building. If there is a reason that you must use your phone, we ask that you please leave the building.
The High Holidays are approaching and the mailing has been sent out. Please return your completed forms by August 17.
Service Times
Shabbat Candle lighting: 7:50 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:30 pm
Shabbat Services: 9:00 am
Minchah: 7:50 pm
Havdalah: 8:50 pm
Monday - Thursday: 6:30 am
Next Friday: 6:30 am and 6:30 pm
This Week's Parasha
Contact Us: (847) 948-5340
Childrens Programs
Tot Shabbat – Room 118
Babysitting – Room 118
Kids’ Games – Room 113
Mini Minyan will resume in August
Junior Cong. will resume in August
Participate in Services
Lead Ashrei/Shir HaKavod: 
We encourage children under Bar/Bat Mitzvah age who can read Hebrew to contact  Rachel Fisher at 206/963-0907. 

Haftarah Readers: 
Contact  Dan Shulman 

Torah Reader assigners: (click the name to email): 
August,  Alan Sohn
September: Dan Shulman
October, Karen Ebroon
November,  Norm Finkel 
December,  Pam Brill 
January, D avid Ec anow
February, Lisa Weiner 
March,  Marc Botbol
April,  Perry Hoffman
June, Betsy Graupe
Observing Yahrzeits this week:
August 3: Debby Peckler, Hal Sider
August 4: Michael Weiner,
August 7: Henry Danko, Ricki Elbaum, Joel Lamm, Marcy Rotenberg
Summer Sermon Program
August 11         Stefanie Weil
August 18         Mimi Yoskowitz
August 25         Debra Natenshon
Opportunities at Moriah
Ozrim Program
Ozrim [helpers] are teens that are assigned to a specific Family School classroom. Our Ozrim become part of the Family School community and assist the teacher in the classroom and guide students in their learning of both Hebrew and Judaics. Ozrim will have scheduled meetings with Lori Kramer, Director of Education, during Family School time to reflect on the experience, learn new teaching skills and build leadership skills.

Come be a helper in the Moriah Family School! If you are interested, please contact Lori Kramer to get an application. Space is limited. This is a paid position for 10 th -12 th graders. We occasionally accept 8 th -9 th graders to the program as volunteers.  Ozrim Orientation will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:00 pm. .

Tefillah Leaders for Youth Services
Moriah's children’s services are held from 10:30-11:30 am every Saturday (mid- August - mid June), and include prayers, singing, discussion, and fun. We are open to hiring Juniors and Seniors in High School (and adults too). The ideal candidates will be experienced with elementary and middle school aged kids, with a solid knowledge of Shabbat morning tefillah, including a background in Jewish camping or education. The commitment is at least once a month (with an option to lead weekly). This is a paid position.
Mini-Minyan Leader
Lead spirited, weekly Shabbat morning tefilah for children in k-2 nd grade. Include games, discussion of the weekly Torah portion, a story and snack. Service runs 10:30–11:20 am.

Junior Congregation Leader
Lead spirited, weekly Shabbat morning tefilah for children in 3 rd -6 th grade. Include Sedra Scenes, discussion of the weekly Torah portion, and games. Service runs 10:30-11:30 am in the Beit Midrash. 

Contact Lori to apply - lkramer@moriahcong.org or 847.948.5340 x323 
  Learning Opportunities for 2018-2019
Click here to discover all of the learning opportunities that will be available in our community next year. We have worked hard to make this information available to you early and we hope that you will find classes that you are interested in attending and put the dates on your calendar. There are wide range of classes, both in terms of teachers, subject matter, and time commitment, and we invite everyone in our community to attend as many classes as possible during the coming year. 
6th Grade Bnei Mitzvah Classes

Below are the dates for the Bnei Mitzvah Class for the coming year. Sessions will run from 9:00-11:30 am. Rabbi Kramer and Lori Kramer will share in the teaching.

Preparing for Bar and Bat Mitzvah:
A required course of study for all sixth grade students and their parents
in Family School and Jewish Day Schools in preparation for bar and bat mitzvah
 
Save the Dates:
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
YOUTH DEPARTMENT
USY, ATID and KADIMA will resume in August.
Have a great summer!
Upcoming Events
Community Events & Programs
Backpack project for the ARK

Before we know it August will be here, and with it, the start of a new school year.
Going back can be stressful, but worrying about having the materials needed to learn only makes it worse. Just as your children use fresh binders, highlighters, and glue sticks, so too do the children of our fellow community members in need.

You can help.  And your help will make a difference in the lives of our community’s children. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteers, The ARK’s Backpack Project provides our clients’ children with backpacks and age-appropriate school supplies. Last year, over 400 children benefited from this program.

Here’s how it works: we give a list of supplies needed by one or more (anonymous) child/children. You shop for and buy the backpack and items on the list, and deliver the filled backpack to The ARK.

Click here to sign up today , and feel free to share this email and link with your friends and constituents. Thank you in advance for helping children in need start off the school year with the right materials!
Synagogues are partnering to present the
STANDWITHUS CRASH COURSE.
They all agree that students, parents, and community members
need to be educated and empowered to have the tough,
conversations about Israel!

Sign up now and see how one day can change the conversation for a lifetime!
"The Hearing Loop"
Moriah has a loop system available for individuals using hearing aids, to improve communication access for our members and guests with hearing loss. To access this system, tell your audiologist or hearing instrument specialist that your synagogue is "looped" and ask if there is a t-coil in your hearing aid(s). Then make an appointment to have it activated. If your hearing aids do not have a t-coil, talk with him/her about alternate ways of accessing the loop. 
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