This Week at Kol Emet

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Kol Emet Net Zoom Bet - 4:45 pm

Kol Emet Net Zoom Daled - 5:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 12
VIRTUAL Morning Minyan - 7:45 am
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Friday, Nov. 13
Friday Night Lights - 6 pm
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Saturday, Nov. 14
Virtual Torah Study- 9:30 am
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 Sunday, Nov. 15
IN PERSON Hoppin Thru the Holidays
Kadima, and Mechina

Monday, Nov. 16
Monday Mincha Meditation - 3:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 17
IN PERSON Aleph and Gimel - 4:45 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 18
IN PERSON Bet and Daled - 4:45 pm

Virtual Spirited Conversation - 8 pm
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As Virtual Community Gatherings are planned, they will be updated on the Kol Emet calendar.

We are all learning how to get together virtually :-)

Weekly Torah Portion
Parashat Chayei Sara
Genesis 23:1 - 25:18

Sarah dies at the age of 127. Abraham searches for a place to bury her and settles on Machpelah. Abraham searches for a wife for his son, Isaac. Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for Isaac. The servant meets Rebecca at a well, where she provides water for him and his camels. Abraham marries Keturah and has six more sons. He then dies at the age of 175.
Kol Emet News & Events

A big thank you to Rabbi Anna and Josh Boswell-Levy for our new bench.
It was a gift given to Kol Emet for allowing Rabbi Anna to go on sabbatical.
A gift of a place to rest for allowing her a "rest."

A warm welcome
to new KE members:

Emily Eilbert

Meryl Wexler

Barry Truchil & Bernadette West
Please Remember to return your
High Holiday Prayer Books
There is a basket inside the front door
(if you need a pickup, contact the office)
Thanks!
HIGH HOLIDAY SURVEY

Now that we are safely into November and hopefully settled into the routines of the new year, it is time to take a look back on what was an extraordinary High Holiday season. We sent out a survey before the High Holidays asking you what you wanted for services and from our community, and now we are wondering: How did we do? 

G-d willing, next year we will be back in our building, but we know that things will never be quite the same. What have we learned from this experience that we want to carry into our future? 

Please let me know by filling out this brief survey. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.



With blessings for health, safety, and good spirits,

Rabbi Anna and Alan Kotzen
A Synagogue Takes Care of One Another: Can You Help?

Acts of kindness never die. They linger in the memory, giving life to other acts in return. - Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, in From Optimism to Hope

As this year's co-chairs, we are organizing the Caring Committee and are looking for congregants to join us. Because of COVID-19, the activities of this committee will be a bit different. But thus far, this is how we have imagined it:
1. Attending to bereavement -- responding with phone calls, donations, cards and the possibility of ongoing assistance all the way up to the time of the unveiling, if needed.
2. Celebrating milestones/life cycle events, e.g., births, B'nai Mitzvah -- responding with cards and other ways of acknowledging happy occasions.
3. Responding to the needs of congregants who are ill, injured or recovering from surgery -- arranging meal deliveries, virtual contact, etc.
4. Providing support and stress management to cope with COVID-19 -- everyone has been impacted by this virus, either directly or indirectly. We would like to develop a series of workshops/presentations to assist with coping strategies to deal with the pandemic.
We would like to begin by scheduling an organizational meeting, first to discuss any and all ideas about how this committee can be helpful to the entire congregation during this difficult time. We then will determine the goals of the committee and develop an action plan for how best to achieve those goals.
So, if you are interested, please email either of us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you.
Shalom,
Tikkun Olam Monthly Donation Drive

Please contact Jeanlu via 215-534-2237 or Ryersbach@gmail.com and I will drive to your home to pick up your IFA donation. Safely, of course.
 
Kol Emet began partnering with the Interfaith Food Alliance (IFA), an organization fighting hunger in Lower Bucks, in Summer 2018. We support IFA in a variety of ways, including a monthly donation drive to provide some of the most "in-demand" items IFA offers the families it serves. 

This month the IFA would like to collect
Rice
Black Beans
Laundry Soap

A collection box has been placed in the foyer of Kol Emet for your convenience
Member Recommendations
Local Mitzvah Opportunities
  • The IFA (Interfaith Food Alliance) is issuing $25 and $50 supermarket gift cards so 52 families can purchase food for breakfast and lunches during the school closures. Gift cards can be sent to Jeanlu Ryersbach, 19 Mulberry Lane, Levittown, PA 19054 and the cards will be delivered to the food bank in Morrisville.


  • Help Get Protective Equipment (PPE) to Our Healthcare Heroes. Looking for ways for you or your community to get involved? #GetUsPPE is organizing communities around the country to get much-needed protective equipment to healthcare providers. You can go here to learn about partnering with the organization or learn more about other ways to get involved on its site. Learn more and get involved here. 

  • Lower Bucks Seniors and those who are homebound or have disabilities are invited to call The Ivins Outreach Center for assistance with medication pickup or grocery needs. If you need help OR if you can offer to volunteer to grocery shop, pick up medications, deliver meals or make check-in phone calls, please call 215-428-0550, ext. 101.  Please leave a message and your call will be returned ASAP. 

  • Can you sew? https://blog.libertylutheran.org/2020/03/can-you-sew-heres-something-you-can-do-to-help/

To add mitzvah opportunities please contact Rabbi Anna rabbianna@kolemet.org
Jewish Community News & Events
Bucks County News & Events

Helping Kol Emet is so easy!

Shop with gift cards you buy from Kol Emet at McCaffrey's, Giant, Shop-Rite, and ACME. 
 
McCaffrey's Cash Register Tapes - Save your register receipts and bring them or mail them in. McCaffrey's will donate back to Kol Emet a portion of the purchases that everyone makes.

PayPal - You can donate via PayPal using your existing PayPal account or by entering a credit/debit card. Click on the link at the bottom of the newsletter.
Please frequent our often-used vendors and advertisers!
  • Gratz College - 215-635-7300 x154
  • Betty The Caterer - 215-224-8400
  • Food Designs Inc. - 215-843-2292
  • Glassman Music - 201-615--6428
  • A. Brooks Construction, Inc.
  • PRAC - 215-736-0248
  • Au Bon Cake - 215-860-5585
  • Michaels Jewelers - 215-369-1700
  • Tillley Fire Equipment - 215-345-8066
  • Tustin Mechanical Services - 610-539-8200
  • Princeton Hydro - 908-237-5660
  • Trenton Country Club - 609-883-3800
  • McCaffreys - 1-800-717-7174
  • King's Indian Head Farm - 215-968-5868
  • Cooper Pest Solutions - 609-947-4859
  • Roosevelt Memorial Park - 215-673-7500
  • Saxon Office Tech - 215-736-2620
  • ShopRite - shoprite.com
  • Goldsteins' - 215-927-5800
  • Joseph Levine & Sons - 800-992-3339
  • Roosevelt Memorial Park - 215-673-7500
  • Albert Martin Photography - 908-403-0029
  • Shalom Memorial Park - 215-673-4600