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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Wednesday, February 24, 2021
6 Adar, 5781 - 12 Adar, 5781
In an effort to reduce the spread of Covid 19, access to our building is limited. Our synagogue office voice mail and e-mail are accessible and checked daily (excluding Saturday and Sunday). Information regarding livestream services and events can be found below.

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, February 19, is 5:30 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom on February 19 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat service will be held via Zoom on Saturday, February 20, at 9:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Our Monday evening service will continue via Zoom on February 22 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom on February 25 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 via Zoom on Monday, February 22, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur class will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, February 23, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Torah and Tabloids will continue via Zoom on Thursday, February 25, beginning at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Please join Daniel Rothman Religious School for a Megillah Reading (via Zoom) on Thursday, February 25, at 6:30 PM. The reading, which will be done in English, will be accompanied by songs, fun trivia games, and more! Don’t forget to wear your costume! 

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

Men's Club
History of Bourbon & Tasting via Zoom

When: February 18, 2021 at 7PM

How: Zoom invitations have been provided. Please let Gary know if you did not receive one (e-mail address provided below).

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 are now available for pickup at the synagogue.

Registration for this event is full! Please contact Gary Weinfeld at gweinfeld@verizon.net if you have any questions.

This program was featured in the Baltimore Jewish Times. Click here to view the article.
Movie Night at Kol Shalom
Kol Shalom Movie Night will be held on Saturday, February 20 at 7 PM (link provided below) and will feature the heartwarming Jewish family comedy The Pickle Recipe, which was released in 2016.

Joey Miller is the undisputed king of Detroit party emcees, a single father, and deeply in debt. His daughter's Bat Mitzvah is only four weeks away and she's counting on him to emcee her party. After exhausting all his options, he turns to his shady Uncle Morty, who agrees to give him the money he needs, but only if Joey steals his grandmother Rose's most prized possession: her famous top secret dill pickle recipe. It's a recipe which she has vowed to take to her grave. To fully experience all dimensions of this movie, each viewer should have a pickle (preferably Kosher Dill) at hand and will receive instructions as to when, during the movie, to bite into it!

Rated PG-13 with a run time of 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Click here for the Zoom link.

Nefesh Mountain
You are invited to a concert hosted on Zoom by Congregation Kol Shalom on Saturday evening, February 27, at 7 PM

We will begin with Havdalah followed by Nefesh Mountain, featuring husband and wife duo Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff. They both sing and Eric plays the guitar and banjo. Nefesh Mountain combines Bluegrass and Jewish musical styles, often singing in Hebrew. They have played concerts worldwide and will perform a concert that you can enjoy right in the comfort of your own home. This event is brought to us by the generosity of a Kol Shalom member, for which we are most grateful.

We hope you will join us. Please register to attend by clicking here. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation (via e-mail) containing information about joining the meeting.

Need Help Registering for the Covid Vaccine?

Chesed will be glad to help Kol Shalom members preregister for the vaccine, so that they can be notified when appointments are available. If you need assistance, please contact:
  • Chris Erelwine at 301-755-7107
  • Rachelle Tannenbaum 410-757-6746
  • Cindy Weiner at 301-249-2707

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.

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 see a list of donations made for the month of February. 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.
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 & 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