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

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - Wednesday, May 31, 2023

4 Sivan, 5783 - 11 Sivan, 5783

Shavuot/Shabbat Services

Candle lighting time for Thursday, May 25 is 8:02 PM. Candle lighting time for Friday, May 26, is 8:03 PM.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Thursday, May 25, 8 PM - 12 AM ET

Join with thousands of Jews for the Conservative/Masorti Movement Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Torah from Coast to Coast, sponsored by Exploring Judaism!

Learn from rabbis, cantors, teachers, students, and leaders.

Click here to see a schedule of presenters and to access the event.

Schedule of Shavuot Services:

  • Friday, May 26, 5:30 PM: Shabbat/Shavuot Service via Zoom only. Click here for the Zoom link.

  • Saturday, May 27, 9:30 AM: Shabbat/Shavuot Service, including Yizkor, in person and via Zoom. Click here for the Zoom link.

Weekly Services

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom only on June 1 at 9 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Monday evening service will NOT be held on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day). We will resume on Monday, June 5 at 7 PM. A Zoom link will be provided as the date draws closer.

Congregational Meeting

A Congregational Meeting will be held in person only on Sunday, June 11, beginning at 10 AM. All members are encouraged to attend.


Click here to access the agenda for the meeting.

Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in being of service to Kol Shalom by serving on the Board, please contact Phil Itzkowitz at 410-437-5332 (this is a landline - please do not text to it) or email [email protected]


Siddur Class will continue (via Zoom) on Tuesday, May 30, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

The next Zentangle Meditative Art Class will be held (via Zoom) on Wednesday, May 31, at 10 AM. Please e-mail the synagogue office at [email protected] if you would like the Zoom link.

Please join us at 6 PM on Wednesday, May 31, for our monthly one-hour gathering, The Study of Mussar - Jewish Ethics, in the Kol Shalom library.  Mussar is about making your heart feel what your mind understands. It’s the spiritual practice of converting the ethical principles that we know into practice. In this session, we will discuss the importance of honor. A great resource for our discussion is Everyday Holiness: The Spiritual Path of Mussar by Alan Morinis Please note - this class is held in person only - there will NOT be a Zoom option available. 

Torah and Tabloids will continue (via Zoom) on Thursday, June 1, at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Talmud Study will NOT be held on Monday, May 29. Our next session is scheduled (via Zoom) for Monday, June 5, at 10:30 AM. A Zoom link will be provided as the date draws closer.

Men's Club

Next Event - NS Savannah

  • When: Sunday, June 4th at 10AM

  • What: A 90-minute private tour of the NS Savannah. The vessel is the one and only nuclear powered passenger cargo ship that was ever built in the US. It was launched in 1962 and operated for 10 years, traveling 450,000 miles with nuclear power, while visiting 45 foreign and 32 US ports and welcoming 1.4 million visitors. 

  • Where: In person at Pier 13 in Canton. Address is: 1301 Newgate Avenue, Baltimore, MD which is the first exit on the right on the other side of the Inner Harbor Tunnel. Parking is free on the pier.

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not handicapped accessible and will require significant walking on stairs and through doorways. Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes. The ship’s store will be open for souvenir purchase, but there is no food available on board.

  • How: Please send an email to Gary Weinfeld at [email protected] to register and with questions you may have. Attendance is limited to the first 25 folks to respond! Not all participants need to drive to Baltimore. Please let Gary know if you wish to carpool from Kol Shalom.

  • There is no cost for this event. As always, donations to the Men's Club are very much appreciated.

Walking Tour of Annapolis

Get ready for our Wednesday, June 7th Walking Tour of Annapolis in conjunction with Ohr Kodesh of Chevy Chase! 

A team from both congregations is working to coordinate a fabulous 2-hour morning walking tour (10 AM -12:15 PM) with a well-known professional tour guide, Annapolis character, and Kol Shalom member, “Squire” Richard Hillman.

Click here for more information about the day's schedule.

The cost will be $25.00 per person (lunch not included).  To register, click here to access Hazak: Walking Tour of Jewish Annapolis, which will connect you to the Ohr Kodesh website and the registration form. Clearly, we will not need to carpool to Annapolis from Chevy Chase, so leave that blank. At the end, you will be asked to pay with a credit card. Registration closes Sunday, June 4.

Women's League

WL Week: Pre-Order WLCJ 5784 Calendar Diaries now and they will be distributed at the convention. Order information is in WL Week.

Seaboard Region Bi-Weekly Message: A flyer promoting the Seaboard Region outdoor activity at The National Arboretum, Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 5, 2023 should be in the inbox of all members. If you haven't received it, the details are in SBR Newsletter. Barbara Finkel is requesting a response to her via email rather than registration.

Oneg/Kiddush Donations: It 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 May 2023. 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.  


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 [email protected] or 410-544-2440.

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

410-266-6006 ~ [email protected] ~ www.kolshalomannapolis.org