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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - Wednesday, September 16, 2020
21 Elul, 5780 - 27 Elul, 5780
In an effort to reduce the spread of Covid 19, our building remains closed until further notice. Our synagogue office voice mail and e-mail are accessible and checked daily (excluding Saturday and Sunday). Please see below for more information regarding livestream services and classes.
Candle lighting time for Friday, September 11, is 7:02 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom on September 11 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Our Shabbat morning service will be held by way of an interactive Zoom service on Saturday, September 12, at 9:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Selichot Night Live takes place on Saturday, September 12, from 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM. This program is free and open to all, however, registration is required if you want to participate in the full program. REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, so you will need to act quickly. After that time, those who have not registered will be able to watch a portion of the programming on YouTube channels. Click here for more information and to register.

Our Monday evening service will continue via Zoom on September 14 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom on September 17 at 9 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

To download a Siddur, click here and select:
  • Siddur Lev Shalem: Shabbat Morning
  • Siddur Lev Shalem: Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat Evening Service
  • Siddur Sim Shalom: Morning Services for Weekdays
  • Siddur Sim Shalom: Afternoon Services for Weekdays
  • Siddur Sim Shalom: Evening Services for Weekdays

If you would like to borrow a prayer book, please contact Rabbi Wohl at rabbiwohl@gmail.com.
Adult Education classes will continue on Zoom as follows:

Siddur Class will NOT be held on Tuesday, September 15. We will resume on Tuesday, September 22, at 10:30 AM. A Zoom link will be made available prior to that date.

Talmud Study will resume after the High Holidays. A Zoom link will be provided at that time.

Torah and Tabloids will resume after the High Holidays. A Zoom link will be provided at that time.

High Holidays
To protect the health and safety of our congregation, we must limit those who can attend services in person to a minyan. We are, however, making it possible for you to participate in services through Zoom. Click here for a schedule of services. Links will be sent to all members at a later date. Any guests or visitors who would like to worship with us should contact the synagogue office (our contact information is provided below) and let us know which services you would like to join. We will then send you the appropriate links. There is no charge to attend services this year.
If you would like to be placed in the rotation to attend High Holiday services or Shabbat services in person, please contact Howard Salob, sportsdent@comcast.net. In order to accommodate as many as we can, those who are selected to attend will be limited to one service.

Kol Shalom will gladly provide a Machzor to borrow for the High Holidays. Just stop by the synagogue on Monday evenings, 5 - 7 PM, and we will have one ready for you. Please contact Cindy Weiner at cswhome11@gmail.com or 301-249-2707 if you are unable to pick up prayer books for the High Holidays. The Chesed Committee will be happy to deliver the books to you.

If you are interested in using a digital edition of Machzor Lev Shalem, please contact the synagogue office at office@kolshalomannapolis.org or 410-266-6006. A code and instructions on how to obtain the online Machzor will be sent to you.

Lulav & Etrog
Sukkot is quickly approaching. If you would like to purchase a lulav/etrog set ($50 per set), please contact Howard Salob at sportsdent@comcast.net no later than Thursday, September 24.

Women's League
Women's League Dues: It's time to renew your Women's League Membership again. Click here for a membership form and instructions on where to send your dues payment.

Oneg/Kiddush Fund: Due to our being unable to gather together at the synagogue, those who have donated to the Sisterhood’s Oneg/Kiddush fund have been unable to have their occasions recognized. However, that does not make the events any less significant, and it is with thanks that we acknowledge the donations made by the following for Onegs and Kiddushim that would have been had we been together in September. Click here to view the list of Oneg/Kiddush sponsors. Click here to make a donation to the Oneg/Kiddush Fund.

Gift Shop: Women's League will get 5-10% back when you buy from our online affiliates. Click here for more information.
Mazal Tov!
Congratulations to our own Julie Wohl, wife of Rabbi Josh Wohl, who was featured in a recent issue of the Baltimore Jewish Times.

Julie is the director of PJ Library, which is facilitated by the Macks Center for Jewish Education.

Click here to read the article.
If, during this time of social distancing, you need assistance with picking up groceries, prescriptions, going to the post office, etc, please contact Rabbi Wohl at rabbiwohl@gmail.com or Cindy Weiner at cswhome11@gmail.com. We will be happy to connect you with somebody who can provide errand assistance for you.
The Zentangle Meditative Art class is held via Zoom on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10 AM. No art background needed or required. Just follow the Zoom link below and have the following available: several sheets of copy paper, a no.2 sharpened pencil, a black pen with a fine tip and good ink flow, a Q-tip and a scissors (to cut out our drawing paper).

Any questions? Just email Dawn at dpschulman@aacc.edu.
Topic: Kol Shalom Zentangle Group
Time: Wednesday mornings at 10 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 835 9284 4662
Password: 350951

Mindfulness and Meditation
Monica Jordan invites the Kol Shalom community to join her via Zoom every Tuesday from 7 to 8 PM to meditate together. She will explore a different topic every week and suggest tools to work through challenges

Click here to register.

Contact Monica Jordan at monicajordan606@gmail.com with any questions.

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