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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - Wednesday, September 28, 2022

26 Elul, 5782 - 3 Tishri, 5783

Shabbat Services

Candle lighting time for Friday, September 23, is 6:43 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom only on September 23 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat morning service will be held in person and via Zoom on Saturday, September 24,  at 9:30 AM.  The Torah portion will be NItzavim. Click here for the Zoom link. 

Please click here for information about our mask policy for in-person services.

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom only on September 29 at 9 AM.  Click here for the Zoom link.

Our next Monday evening service will be held via Zoom only on October 3 at 7 PM.  Click here for the Zoom link.  Please note - there will NOT be an evening service on Monday, September 26. 

High Holidays

Candle lighting time for Sunday, September 25, is 6:40 PM.  Candle lighting time for Monday, September 26, is 7:36 PM.  

High Holidays: We look forward to continuing our High Holiday traditions with you this year. Click here to see a schedule of this year's High Holiday services. 

Those who registered to attend in-person services for Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur should have received a confirmation of their reservation via e-mail. If you registered and did not receive a confirmation, please contact the synagogue office at office@kolshalomannapolis.org or 410-266-6006, BEFORE 12 PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23.

The Zoom link for virtual services has been sent to all members and to visitors who have requested them.  If you are a member or a guest who has requested the Zoom link and not received it, please contact the synagogue office at office@kolshalomannapolis.org or 410-266-6006, BEFORE 12 PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23.

Mahzor:  To make the High Holiday virtual worship experience as smooth and user friendly as possible, Kol Shalom will gladly provide online access to the Mahzor Lev Shalom through the Rabbinical Assembly Publications Department. Please contact the synagogue office at 410-266-6006 or office@kolshalomannapolis.org BEFORE 12 PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23to obtain the link. 

Lulav/Etrog: Sukkot is quickly approaching.  If you would like to purchase a lulav/etrog set ($50 per set), please contact the synagogue office at 410-266-6006 or office@kolshalomannapolis.org by Thursday, September 29. Payment can be sent to Congregation Kol Shalom; ATTN: LULAV/ETROG; 1909 Hidden Meadow Lane; Annapolis, MD 21401. Please make checks payable to Congregation Kol Shalom and note "Lulav/Etrog" in the memo line. 

Our schedule of services on Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simhat Torah is as follows:


  • Sukkot First Day Service:  Monday, October 10, 9:30 AM, in person and via Zoom 
  • Shemini Atzeret Service/Yizkor:  Monday, October 17, 9:30 AM, in person and via Zoom 
  • Simhat Torah Service:  Tuesday, October 18, 9:30 AM, in person and via Zoom


Siddur Class will continue on Tuesday, October 4, at 10:30 AM. Feel free to join the zoom room to say hello at 10:25 AM.  Click here to access the Zoom link. Please note - in observance of Rosh Hashanah, class will NOT be held on Tuesday, September 27.  

Please note a few changes in schedule to our Zentangle Meditative Art Class:

  • On Wednesday, September 28, class will begin at 11 AM.
  • In observance of Yom Kippur, class will NOT be held on Wednesday, October 5.
  • Our usual start time of 10 AM will resume on Wednesday, October 12. Please e-mail the synagogue office at office@kolshalomannaolis.org with any questions or if you would like the Zoom link.

Talmud Study and Torah & Tabloids sessions will resume after the High Holidays.

Men's Club Bourbon Tasting

What: Bourbon Tasting. Tom Jones, Certified Bourbon Steward will lead a talk on the History of Bourbon and a Tasting of multiple varieties. We will sample 5 bourbons, including Widow Jane, 10 Year, which was a crowd favorite at our first tasting.


When: Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7 PM - 8 PM


Where: Congregation Kol Shalom, 1909 Hidden Meadow Lane, Annapolis, MD 21401


How: In person (COVID dependent). Please look to the Shofar as we get closer for any updates.


Cost: $18 (please send a check payable to Men's Club to Congregation Kol Shalom; Attn: Men's Club.  See above for mailing address.)


Any questions, please contact Gary at gweinfeld@verizon.net.


Women's League

Oneg/Kiddush DonationsIt is with thanks that we acknowledge the donations made to the Oneg/Kiddush fund. Howard Salob reads the list at services each Shabbat and we publish the list in The Weekly Shofar as well. Click here to view a list of donations for September 2022.  In addition to using the funds to serve food in the building, we are donating funds to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and the Anne Arundel Community College Student Food Bank.  

Support for Ukranian Refugees

Below is a list of Jewish organizations where you can help support the Ukrainian refugees.
HIAS: Welcome the Stranger. Protect the Refugee
JDC: The Leading Global Jewish Humanitarian Organization
Emergency Campaign for Masorti Communities in Ukraine


If you have an item you would like to include in the Weekly Shofar, please compose and e-mail your submission to the synagogue office (see e-mail address below) no later than the preceding Tuesday. Any items received after this time will be held for the following week's announcements.

If you would like to purchase a plaque to memorialize a loved one, or a simcha leaf to commemorate a special occasion, please contact Howard Salob at sportsdent@comcast.net or 410-544-2440.

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Congregation Kol Shalom ~ 1909 Hidden Meadow Lane ~ Annapolis, MD 21401

410-266-6006 ~ office@kolshalomannapolis.org