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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - Wednesday, June 9, 2021
23 Sivan, 5781 - 29 Sivan, 5781
Should you need to visit the synagogue building, please be mindful of our neighbors who live at the bottom of Hidden Meadow Lane. It can be quite difficult and dangerous for those driving up the hill to stop for vehicles turning left into our parking lot. Before entering the Kol Shalom parking lot, please slow down, stop, and make sure the road past our synagogue is clear of oncoming traffic.

Candle lighting time for Friday, June 4, is 8:10 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom on June 4 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat services will be held on Saturday, June 5, at 9:30 AM. The Torah portion will be Parshat Shelach. Click here for the Zoom link. If you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and would like to be added to our rotation list to attend Shabbat morning services in person, please contact Howard Salob, 410-544-2440 or sportsdent@comcast.net.

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

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom on June 10 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 be held on Monday, June 7, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur Class will take place on Tuesday, June 8, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Torah and Tabloids will continue on Thursday, June 10, at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Special Guest Lecture
Please join us via Zoom on Monday, June 7, immediately following our 7 PM Mincha Service, as we host Professor Robert Erlewine for a lecture titled "A Prophet in our Time: Thinking About and with Abraham Joshua Heschel."
Robert Erlewine, son of Kol Shalom member Chris Erlewine, is Isaac Funk Professor of Philosophy at Illinois Wesleyan University. He has published two books, Monotheism and Tolerance: Recovering a Religion of Reason and Judaism and the West: From Hermann Cohen to Joseph Soloveitchik, and most recently, edited a volume of Heschel’s writings for Plough Press titled Thunder in the Soul: To be Known by God: Abraham Joshua Heschel. 

A Zoom link will be provided as the date draws closer.

Board of Directors

If you are interested in joining Kol Shalom's Board of Directors, please contact Phil Itzkowitz, 410-437-5332 or phil.itzkowitz@gmail.com.
Kol Shalom Movie Night
The Golem: How He Came Into The World

Thursday, June 10 ~ 7 PM

Click here for the Zoom link.

In Jewish tradition, the Golem is most widely known as an artificial creature created by magic, often to serve its creator. The word "Golem" appears only once in the Bible (Psalms139:16). In Hebrew, it means "shapeless mass." The Talmud uses the word as "unformed" or "imperfect"; according to Talmudic legend, Adam is called "Golem," meaning "body without a soul" (Sanhedrin 38b) for the first 12 hours of his existence.

 King Rudolf, Hapsburg ruler of Bohemia in the 16th Century, issues an edict requiring all the Jews to leave the Prague Ghetto, blaming them for the plague. Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel forms a Golem of clay and gives it life using religion and mysticism, including a special Hebrew word. He uses the Golem to convince King Rudolf to rescind the proclamation, but there is a downside to creating a Golem. This classic German example of expressionist cinema uses a wide range of lavish artistic sets and special effects that were unique when it was released in 1920 in Europe. Rated 100% by Rotten Tomatoes, The Golem is acknowledged as the genesis of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Isaac Bashevis Singer's The Golem, an X-files episode, and a character in J.R.R. Tolkien's classic series, “The Lord of the Rings”. Kol Shalom Movie Night invites you to this unique and thought-provoking movie on June 10 [almost exactly 100 years after its US release on June 19, 1921] at 7 PM.

This restored, unrated 60-minute U.S. version includes newly composed music to accompany the silent movie and extensive English captions. It is suggested that you have your best reading eyeglasses, if you need them, for the captions, and a pad and pen to write down the Hebrew word that gives the Golem life.

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

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 to view a list of donations for May. 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.

Mindfulness & Meditation

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