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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020
18 Shevat, 5780 - 1 Adar, 5780
Included in this issue:
Scholar in Residence ~ Wine Tasting ~ Yom Hashoah Project
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An Invitation to All Congregants

The Family of Essie Teitelbaum invites all congregants to join in celebrating Essie's 100th birthday on Saturday, February 15 , 2020 at Congregation Kol Shalom. Services begin at 9:30 AM . A Kiddush luncheon will follow. 
Office CLOSED

Please note that the synagogue office will be CLOSED from Friday, February 14 through Friday, February 21.

Services
Candle lighting time for Friday, February 14, is 5:24 PM. Candle lighting time for Friday, February 21 is 5:32 PM.

 Our Monday evening service will continue on February 17 and February 24 beginning at 7 PM.

Shabbat Yachad  will be held on  Friday, February 21 . Join us for a child-friendly dinner and service designed for grades 2 and younger, all beginning at  6 PM .  Our regular 7:30 PM service WILL also be held .

Please join us for Tot Shabbat on Saturday, February 22. Families with young children are welcome to join us at 10:30 AM for an hour filled with songs, stories, and challah.

The Bar Mitzvah of Noah Clarke will be held on Saturday, February 29, beginning at 9:30 AM. Mazal Tov to Noah and his Family!

Purim: Please join us for a Megillah Reading at Kol Shalom on Monday, March 9, beginning at 6:30 PM. Costumes are encouraged!

Upcoming Guest Speakers
During services on Friday, February 28 , we will be pleased to welcome guest speaker Norman Goda , an American historian who specializes in the history of the Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Norman will speak about the foundations of Israel as seen through the first US ambassador James McDonald, whose diary and papers he recently edited in the book Envoy to the Promised Land: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1948–1951.

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Scholar In Residence: Dr. Natan Sachs
March 13 - March 14, 2020

 Dr. Natan Sachs is the Director of the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy in Washington DC. He publishes widely on Middle East affairs, on Israel's foreign policy, and Israeli domestic politics, and is a frequent media commentator on these issues. Sachs has taught at Georgetown University, was a Hewlett Fellow at Stanford University, a visiting fellow at Tel Aviv University’s Dayan Center, and a Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia. A native of Jerusalem, he holds a B.A. from the   Amirim   Honors Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. Dr. Sachs will speak about the following:

  • Friday, March 13: The Four Tribes of the State of Israel: Secular Jewish, Modern Orthodox, Haredi and Arab Citizens

  • Saturday, March 14: Israeli Elections, Middle East Peace, and Iran
Classes
The next Mindfulness and Meditation session with instructor Monica Jordan will take place on Thursday, February 13 , from 7:15 - 8:30 PM.  This session is free and open to the public.

Talmud Study will continue on Monday, February 17 and Monday, February 24, beginning at 10:30 AM.

Siddur class will continue on Tuesday, February 18, and Tuesday, February 25, beginning at 10:30 AM.

Torah and Tabloids will continue on Thursday, February 20 and Thursday, February 27, at 9:30 AM.

Tree of Life Preschool
We are collecting paper grocery bags and even plastic grocery bags. We use the paper ones for recycling and delivering challah. The plastic grocery bags are a big help for dirty or wet clothing to be returned home for washing! If you have some to spare, we would love to accept them. Drop off in Allison’s office.
  
Please note that we are hosting a Tot Shabbat Service for young children on Saturday mornings. The next one is February 22 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Please share this with friends and family members. In that hour together, we have a short prayer service (teaching some beginning prayers), enjoy a Shabbat snack after saying some blessings, and read a book. It is our hope to continue this programming through the end of May (resuming in the Fall) almost every other week. I will share more dates as we confirm them. 
Women's League
Our ANNUAL WINE TASTING AND SALE will take place on Saturday, March 21 st  at
 8 PM.  In addition, this year, we will be holding a PASSOVER CRAFT PROJECT at the same time, at a cost of $8 per person, led by Julie Wohl.  Plan to come, taste, and create.

Dues: Dues are still $36 for the year and include membership in our mother organization. Checks can be made payable to Women's League of Kol Shalom and sent to the synagogue office. Please mark your envelopes "WL Dues. " Alternatively, you can now pay using a credit card or PayPal! Go to http://sites.google.com/view/womensleagueks/  and click "make a donation." 
Chazak: Theater/Prarie Picnic Supper Update
Chesed
Charter members” of Chazak, (those who have previously paid Chazak dues) are invited to join us without cost at the Prairie Picnic Supper we are hosting at Kol Shalom at the conclusion of the US Naval Academy’s production of Oklahoma on Sunday, February 23 at 3 pm. Supper at approximately 6 pm.

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Chesed invites you to join us and learn about the innovative SAIL (Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning) Center at Anne Arundel Medical Center on Friday, March 18 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM at AAMC's Belcher Building, Room 104. Refreshments will follow at Kol Shalom.

Reservations required - Please click below for information on how to make yours!
Yom Hashoah Project
Unto Every Person There Is A Name

Do you have a name to share? If you did not have a chance to share a relative’s name in previous years, please provide the names of your relatives so they can be recognized at this year’s community Yom Hashoah memorial event (to be held on Monday, April 20 at Congregation Kneseth Israel).

Please provide the following information to office@kolshalomannapolis.org:
Your Name ~ Name of your Relative(s) ~ Location (Where he/she/they perished)

Please provide the information via email by Friday, March 20, 2020.  
Miscellaneous
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
www.kolshalomannapolis.org