This Week at Kol Emet
Wednesday, Sept. 2

Thursday, Sept. 3
Morning Minyan - 7:45 am

Friday, Sept. 4
Virtual "Friday Night Lights" - 6 pm

Picnic Heymish Style Shabbat @ KE - 6pm

Saturday,Sept. 5
Virtual Torah Study - 9:30 am

Virtual Tot Shabbat - 9:30 am

 Sunday, Sept. 6
Virtual Ritual Committee Meeting - 10 am

Monday, Sept. 7
Virtual Mincha Meditation - 2:30 pm (NEW TIME)

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Wednesday, Sept. 9
Spirited Conversation High Holidays Series - 8 pm


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 Ki Tavo
Deuteronomy 26:1 - 29:8

In this Torah portion, Moses instructs the Israelites regarding the first fruit offering. Moses then lists the blessings the people will enjoy if they keep the commandments, and the punishments they will suffer for disobeying them.



From Rabbi Anna

Preparing for Fall
 
Labor Day is around the corner, so even though it may still feel like summer in many respects - change is coming! School (though it may look rather different this year) is about to begin for many, and I want to wish everyone returning to school, whether virtually or in person, a happy and safe start to the year. And, I wish all you parents success as you continue to navigate your child's learning and growth and your own home and work responsibilities
 
I know there is so much to manage, but please register for the High Holidays if you haven't yet! Those too are around the corner. Next week we are assembling Shana Tova bags which will go out to every member household - when you register, you can sign up to personalize a New Year's card that everyone will receive in each bag. So please do that soon!  
 
Also in that bag will be a "Beginning Anew" packet that contains the High Holiday schedule, recipes, do-at-home rituals, readings for services, coloring pages and much more. I especially want to draw your attention to a section on how to create your own home sanctuary. Just as you or your child has created a home work or school space, we are inviting you to create intentional space for you to worship at home. Start thinking now where and how you will connect virtually for the High Holidays - what you will need, what you will wear, and what aspects need to be cleared away so you can connect to the holiday and our community.
 
There are two virtual classes I want to draw your attention to:
  • Sunday September 13 at 5pm our own Art Finkle will be giving a presentation on the Shofar - the history and traditions of blowing shofar from around world.

  • Wednesday September 9 at 8pm I will be giving the second 'Spirited Conversation' on Preparing your Heart for the High Holidays during a Pandemic. I'll share a text or two, and we'll have an informal discussion. 
 
Please see the Whisper for links to both of these sessions. I hope you will join us!

Rabbi Anna


Kol Emet News & Events

50 Shades of Green: Acting on Climate Change -- Our Human Imperative to Heal the WORLD.
Brought to you
by the Tikkun Olam Committee

And just how long does it take to decompose? 
Plastic bags - 200 to 1,000 years Monofilament fishing line - 600 years Disposable diapers - 550 years
Plastic bottles - 450 years
Aluminum cans - 200 to 500 years
Plastic containers - 50 to 80 years
Banana peel - 3 to 4 weeks
Orange peel - 6 months.

Source: GreenMatters.com

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. 
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