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

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - Wednesday, September 21, 2022

19 Elul, 5782 - 25 Elul, 5782


Candle lighting time for Friday, September 16, is 6:55 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom only on September 16 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat morning service will be held in person and via Zoom on Saturday, September 17,  at 9:30 AM.  The Torah portion will be Parshat Ki Tavo.. Click here for the Zoom link. 

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

Our next Monday evening service will be held via Zoom only on September 19 at 7 PM.  Click here for the Zoom link. 

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom only on September 22 at 9 AM.  Click here for the Zoom link.

Guest Speaker Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh

On Shabbat morning, September 17, 2022, we will be happy to welcome guest speaker Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh, an Israeli Druze politician who has a history of breaking barriers. After services, Ms. Kamal-Mreeh will speak about The Incredible Potential Of Israel's Rich Mosaic And Complex Society.

Born to a Druze family in the village of Daliyat ai-Karmel on Mount Carmel, Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh served as the first Druze woman to anchor a Hebrew-language news program on Israeli television, the first female Druze member of Israeli's legislature, and now, as the first Druze to serve as an Israeli emissary for the Jewish Agency for Israel.    

In conjunction with our speaker’s visit, we are planning to serve our first monthly lunch after the guest speaker's presentation. We have been asking members to go to the Sign Up Genius to volunteer to help with the Onegs. The people attending services have been gracious in helping out with our weekly treats, but we need more help, especially on weekends when a fuller lunch is planned. Please take a moment to check out the Sign Up Genius (click here to access), and volunteer to help out with the weekly treats and especially with the lunches.

Selihot Night Live

Selihot Night Live is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, beginning at 8 PM. This community event filled with learning, worship, and musical programs is hosted by the Rabbinical Assembly, and Congregation Kol Shalom is a sponsor.

Click here to view the program schedule.  

Click here for the Zoom link.

High Holidays

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 have registered to attend in-person services will receive a confirmation early next week. Zoom links for virtual services will be sent to all members and to visitors who have requested them.  If you are a visitor who would like to attend any of our High Holiday services virtually and have not yet requested Zoom links, please contact the synagogue office at 410-266-6006 or office@kolshalomannapolis.org. We will send you the links once they become available.  

Mahzor:  To make the High Holiday virtual worship experience as smooth and user friendly as possible, Kol Shalom will gladly provide a Mahzor to borrow for the High Holidays. Just stop by the synagogue from 4:00 - 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 20, to pick one up. If you are unable to pick up High Holiday books at the synagogue, please contact Mary at office@kolshalomannapolis.org or 410-266-6006 and she will arrange to have books delivered to you. 

We will also 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 to 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 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:  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, September 20, 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. We will begin to study the Torah Aliyah blessings. 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 21 and 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