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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - Wednesday, November 24, 2021
14 Kislev, 5782 - 20 Kislev, 5782
Shabbat and Weekly Services
Candle lighting time for Friday, November 19, is 4:31 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom only on November 19 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat service will be held in person and via Zoom on Saturday, November 20, beginning at 9:30 AM. The Torah portion will be Parshat Vayishlach. Click here for the Zoom link.


Monday evening services will continue via Zoom only on November 22 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Thursday morning services WILL be held via Zoom only on Thanksgiving morning, November 25, beginning at 9 AM.  Click here for the Zoom link.

A DRRS Family Service featuring Rythm 'n' Ruach will be held on Friday, December 3, at 6:15 PM. Rythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive experience through music, movement, and joyful Judaism. DRRS students and their families are encouraged to attend in person. All other members and guests are welcome to join us via Zoom (a link will be provided as the date draws closer). Please note - there will NOT be a 5:30 PM service this evening.

To download a Siddur, click here.

Talmud Study will be held via Zoom on Monday, November 22, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur Class will NOT be held on Tuesday, November 23. Our next session is scheduled (via Zoom) for Tuesday, November 30, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Torah and Tabloids will NOT be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 25. Our next session is scheduled (via Zoom) for Thursday, December 2, beginning at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.


Congregation Kol Shalom would like to extend a word of welcome to our newest members, Matthew and Erica Berman and their family. We are delighted to have you as members of our congregation and we look forward to getting to know you!

School News
DRRS will host a flu and covid vaccine clinic on Sunday, November 21, from 9 AM - 1 PM. All families, friends, and neighbors are welcome - just bring your insurance card and completed paperwork (click here to access).

DRRS and TOL Preschool are having a FLASH FOOD DRIVE! Morah Allison is issuing a challenge for school families and Kol Shalom members to stuff her car full of groceries for the Maryland Food Bank! Bring your items to DRRS on Sunday, November 21, from 9 AM - 1 PM. Everything we collect will be delivered to the Food Bank on Monday, November 22. Click here for a list of their most needed items.

Art and Writing Workshop for Chanukah
Hi Friends!

I wanted to reach out because the amazing Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer and I are running another Feed Your Neshamah art and writing workshop, this time for Chanukah! The workshop will be on Zoom on Monday November 22 at 7:30 PM. We would love for you to join us! If you sign up by November 7, I will be sending out a package of some fun art papers for the papercutting/ripping artmaking pieceClick here for more information.

I would love to see you there! If you are a member of Congregation Kol Shalom, please contact me at jswohleducator@gmail.com rather than signing up, as your Rabbi is covering the participation fee!

Julie Wohl

Kol Shalom Movie Night
Kol Shalom Movie Night will be presenting the 2003 G-rated, 90-minute movie Full Court Miracle by Zoom (link to be provided later) on the 7th night of Hannukah, Saturday, December 4 at 6:30 PM.

A Yeshiva basketball team, the Philadelphia Hebrew Academy Lions, is struggling to win any games. A group of 14-year-old players from the Lions search for a coach to help them out of their slump. By coincidence, they come across a college basketball star, Lamont, who was destined to join the Philadelphia 76ers until he was sidelined with a knee injury. Lamont agrees to coach the Lions and lead them to victory in the upcoming Liberty Basketball Tournament being held during Hannukah--- and as part of his strategy, he invokes the heroic example of the Maccabees. Both the players and their new coach are beset by what seem to be insurmountable obstacles along the way to the big game.

This is a perfect movie for intergenerational sharing. For maximum enjoyment, we recommend that viewers have their menorah and a basketball nearby or in hand. Inspired by a true story.

Women's League
Women's League Dues: Have you renewed your membership with Women's League? Click here for a membership form and instructions on where to send your dues payment.

Oneg/Kiddush Fund: Although we are unable to serve Onegs and Kiddushes at the synagogue at this time, we are still able to recognize your occasions. It is with thanks that we acknowledge the donations made. Howard Salob reads the list at services each Shabbat and we publish the list in The Weekly Shofar as well. Click here for a list of donations for November. Until we are able to serve food again in the building we are donating half of the funds to the AA County Food Bank and the AACC Help Link Program.

Gift Shop: Women's League will get 5-10% back when you buy from our online affiliates. Click here for more information.

The Zentangle Meditative Art class is held via Zoom on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10 AM. No art background needed or required. Please have the following items 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).

Please e-mail Dawn at dpschulman@aacc.edu with any questions or if you would like the Zoom link.

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.

Amazon Smile: Click here to shop Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchase to Congregation Kol Shalom. Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know - same products, same prices. You shop, Amazon gives!

Congregation Kol Shalom ~ 1909 Hidden Meadow Lane ~ Annapolis, MD 21401
410-266-6006 ~ office@kolshalomannapolis.org