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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020
4 Cheshvan, 5781 - 10 Cheshvan, 5781
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.
Machzor Lev Shalem
All returning Machzor Lev Shalem will be accepted at Congregation Kol Shalom on the following days:

  • Sunday, 10/25/2020, from 10 AM - 12 PM: Return to Allison Charapp in the school wing. Please enclose a note indicating who is returning the prayer books.

  • Monday, 10/26/2020, from 4 PM - 6 PM: Return to Howard Salob in the sanctuary foyer.

Candle lighting time for Friday, October 23, is 5:58 PM.

Our Friday evening service will be held via Zoom on October 23 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat morning service will be held via Zoom on Saturday, October 24, at 9:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Our Monday evening service will continue via Zoom on October 26 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Our Thursday morning service will continue via Zoom on October 29 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

Adult Education classes will continue on Zoom as follows:

Talmud Study will continue via Zoom on Monday, October 26, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur Class will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, October 27, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Torah and Tabloids will continue on Thursday, October 29, at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

School News
Mazal Tov to Allison Charapp, Director of the Tree of Life Preschool and the Daniel Rothman Religious School! Allison is featured in this week's issue of the Baltimore Jewish Times. 
Click here to read the article about Allison and her work at Tree of Life Preschool.
Kol Shalom Volunteers Needed


You may have heard that Kol Shalom received a $7,000 grant for the design and construction of the rock swale in the back of the building that has stopped much of the erosion and runoff onto our neighbors' properties by redirecting stormwater into the pond at the bottom of the hill.
We also received a $1,000 grant from Unity Gardens, plus at least $1,500 from Watershed Stewards Academy, to plant the “grass” eroding slope on either side of the steps. This will require over 80 shrubs, grasses and flowers. Watershed Stewards will be here November 1 to help us clear grass/weeds, to plant and mulch.
But our members are required to be involved, per the terms of the grant, including teens and kids, in this project. If you can give 2 hours that Sunday, please help. Volunteers will be scheduled in 2 hour blocks, to maintain social distancing. If you have a shovel/digging tool and/or a serrated knife (for scoring root balls), please bring them. If you don't, come anyway: WSA will have some available and there will be other tasks.
Allison Charapp is the Volunteer Coordinator. Please email her ASAP at allison@kolshalomannapolis.org to sign up for either 10 AM - 12 PM, 12 PM - 2 PM, or 2 PM - 4 PM.

 *Please note that our clocks "fall back" one hour at 2 AM on Sunday, November 1.

 Many Thanks! And see you there.

Bobbie Kestenbaum

Women's League
Coping During Covid: Pandemics are stressful! How can we cope? Juli Murray, who works for (among others) the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Anne Arundel Community College, will be speaking on "Coping during Covid" on Tuesday, November 10 at 8 pm via Zoom. She will offer practical tips for dealing with stress in difficult times, including for families with children at home. The program is open to all. It is free, but you do need to register by clicking here.

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. Click here to see a list of donations to the Oneg/Kiddush Fund for the month of October 2020. 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.

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.
Men's Club

If you need assistance with the process for voting in the election, or in submitting your mail in vote to a local drop box, please contact Gary Weinfeld at gweinfeld@verizon.net We will be happy to connect you with a Men's Club volunteer who can provide assistance.

Torah Fund
Hello Everyone,

Thank you very much to everyone who sent to me your generous donations to Torah Fund. Your checks have been sent to the Torah Fund office in New York.

I still have not heard from many of you. I would love it if you are able to send me your donation checks, made out to Torah Fund. That would help our Sisterhood reach our Torah Fund goal. It would also help our seminary students in their education.

Thank you again for your generous donation.

Ziza Pallia
Torah Fund Chair
Kol Shalom Sisterhood

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
Click here for the Zoom link. ~ 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