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

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - Wednesday, August 17, 2022

14 Av, 5782 - 20 Av, 5782

OFFICE CLOSED: Please note that the synagogue office will be CLOSED from Friday, August 19 through Tuesday, August 23. We will re-open on Wednesday, August 24. 


Candle lighting time for Friday, August 12, is 7:47 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom only on August 12 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat service will be held (in person and via Zoom) on Saturday, August 13, beginning at 9:30 AM. The Torah portion will be Parshat Ve'etchanan.  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 August 15 at 7 PM.  Click here for the Zoom link. 

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom only on August 18 at 9 AM.  Click here for the Zoom link.

A Word About Onegs:  Onegs are back, and we need your help! We are asking all members to consider signing up for at least one Shabbat morning to help with set up and clean up. Most weeks it will be very simple - just challah, wine, and some prepackaged snacks. Starting in August, we'll also have one week per month that is a full lunch. For those, we'll also need a bit more help on Saturday morning, as well as someone to go to either Pikesville or Rockville on Friday to get food. Please click here to sign up.  If you have any questions, please contact Rachelle Tannenbaum at retannenbaum@gmail.com.  


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 the synagogue office at office@kolshalomannaolis.org with any questions or if you would like the Zoom link.

Talmud Study, Siddur Class, and Torah and Tabloids sessions will resume after the High Holidays.


Congregation Kol Shalom would like to extend a word of welcome to our newest member, Francine McMahon.  

We are delighted that you have joined our congregation and we look forward to becoming better acquainted with you!

Women's League

Women's League Shabbat Service ~ Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM

  • Featuring Guest Speaker Bonnie Sorak, Senior Outreach Coordinator for Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

  • Women's League of Congregation Kol Shalom invites you to attend an environment-focused Shabbat on August 20th. We will highlight the congregation's journey, including our Tree of Life Preschool's focus on nature. 

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 August 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.   


We have challah available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis. $5 for a large pull-apart; $4 for a small pull-apart. (Please note that prices will go up in the fall.)  

Please call the synagogue office, 410-266-6006, to make sure someone will be in the building before coming to pick one up. 

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.

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!

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