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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - Wednesday, January 20, 2021
1 Shevat, 5781 - 7 Shevat, 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.
Women's League Discussion ~ Lunch & Learn ~ Movie Night ~ Bourbon Tasting
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Candle lighting time for Friday, January 15, is 4:50 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom on January 15 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat morning service will be held via Zoom on Saturday, January 16, beginning at 9:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Our Monday evening service will continue via Zoom on January 18 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom on January 21 at 9 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Please join us for a Lunch and Learn (via Zoom) following Shabbat Services on Saturday, January 23. Greg King, Funeral Director and Director of Grief Support and Community Education at Sol Levinson and Brothers, will give a presentation on on Jewish funeral practices – including various terms and customs associated with Jewish funerals, how funerals are modernized today, and how customs have been adapted during the pandemic. Click here for more information about Greg King.

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 via Zoom on Monday, January 18 at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur class will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, January 19, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Torah and Tabloids will continue via Zoom on Thursday, January 21, beginning at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Social Action Committee
thank you
The Social Action Committee would like to thank all those who contributed to the Christmas dinner that Congregation Kol Shalom provided to Chrysalis House. The residents greatly appreciated the delicious meal catered by Bayside Bull during this particularly difficult holiday season.

Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, the Social Action Committee was also able to make a monetary donation to Chrysalis House as well as to the following organizations:

  • Anne Arundel County Food Bank
  • Arundel House of Hope, which assists those facing homelessness in finding emergency shelter and permanent housing
  • Gigi’s Playhouse, which provides services for individuals with Down’s Syndrome

Once again, thank you for your tremendous support. Your generosity is most appreciated!
Women's League
Please join us for an informal chat via Zoom with author Ellyn Bache on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 7:30 PM. Click here to read more about Ellyn and the discussion she will lead on Tuesday. Click here for the Zoom link.

Bring your own snacks to our “come as you are” gathering to chat with Ellyn about her experiences as a mother, writer, educator and publisher.  This event is free and open to all.

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 see a list of donations made for the month of January. 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. Click here to make a donation the the Oneg/Kiddish Fund.

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

Movie Night at Kol Shalom
This month’s Kol Shalom Movie Night will be held on Saturday, January 23 at 7 PM (Link to be sent later).

The featured movie will be Hester Street, a 1975 romantic black-and-white film which tells the story of Jewish immigrants who come to the Lower East Side of New York City in 1896 from Eastern Europe, and live on Hester Street in Manhattan. The film is noteworthy for its detailed reconstruction of Jewish immigrant life in New York at the turn of the century - much of the dialogue is delivered in Yiddish with English subtitles. In 2011, Hester Street was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Rated PG with a run time of 1 hour and 29 minutes. BYOPAB (Bring Your Own Popcorn And Beverages)

Men's Club
History of Bourbon & Tasting via Zoom

When: February 11, 2021 at 7PM ~ How: Zoom link to be provided before event

What: Certified Bourbon Stewards Tom Jones and his wife will discuss the History of Bourbon, Jews and Bourbon, and conduct a tasting of 3-4 different bourbons. Samples will be provided for pickup at the synagogue office 1 week before the tasting. Cost will be minimal, to cover the drinks and the Jones' time. All are welcome! 


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.
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

In The Community
Temple Beth Shalom presents The Abraham Accords on Monday, January 25, at 7 PM. Elad Strohmayer, spokesperson for the Embassy of Israel to the United States, will discuss the significance of the Abraham Accords and changes in geopolitical reality in the Middle East. This event will be held virtually and is free, but registration is required. Click here to view the flyer and to register.

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.

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