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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - Wednesday, October 27, 2021
15 Cheshvan, 5782 - 21 Cheshvan, 5782
We are in the process of updating our membership directory. If you need to make any changes to your listing, please e-mail them to office@kolshalomannapolis.org. Thank you!
Shabbat and Weekly Services
Candle lighting time for Friday, October 22, is 5:59 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom only on October 22 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat service will be held in person and via Zoom on Saturday, October 23, beginning at 9:30 AM. The Torah portion will be Parshat Vayera. Click here for the Zoom link.


Monday evening services will continue via Zoom only on October 25 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Thursday morning services will continue via Zoom only on October 28 at 9 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

To download a Siddur, click here.

Talmud Study will be held via Zoom on Monday, October 25, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur Class will continue via Zoom on Tuesday, October 26, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Torah and Tabloids will take place via Zoom on Thursday, October 28, beginning at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Men's Club Event
When: Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 10AM.
What: Andy Pollin will speak to us about his radio and television experiences in Washington DC professional sports. Andy has been in DC radio and television since the early 90's, working alongside Greg Gumbel, Steve Czaban, Tony Kornheiser and others. He is presently host of the Andy Pollin Hour on ESPN 630AM. He will talk about his experiences in sports, including stories of Jewish professional athletes.
A light breakfast and coffee will be provided.
How: In person and via Zoom (COVID dependent). Please look to the Shofar as we get closer for updates. Please send an e-mail to Gary Weinfeld at gweinfeld@verizon.net to let him know that you plan to attend.
Cost: Please send $25 per person to the synagogue office (scroll down for mailing address), Attn: Men's Club Event. Make checks payable to "Kol Shalom Men's Club."
Any questions, please contact Gary at gweinfeld@verizon.net.

Kol Shalom Movie Night
On Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11, Kol Shalom will be presenting the PG-rated 1983 version of To Be or Not to Be at 7 PM by zoom (link to be provided later). 

This 1 hour and 47-minute World War II dark comedy takes place in Poland in 1940. A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when what should intrude but World War II in the form of an invasion. His wife has the habit of entertaining young Polish officers while he's on stage which is also a source of depression to him. When one of her officers comes back on a Secret Mission, the actor takes charge and comes up with a plan for them to escape Nazi-occupied Warsaw. The troupe of mostly Jewish actors must use their abilities at disguise and acting to fool the occupying troops and save the Polish underground resistance movement.

Instead of the 1942 original which featured Jack Benny and Carol Lombard, this remake presents the talents of Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Jose Ferrer, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Durning, and Tim Matheson. This is the only movie in which husband and wife Mel and Anne starred together. During World War II, Mel Brooks served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army in France, where part of his duties included defusing landmines before the infantry moved into the area. Brooks fought in the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944. Charles Durning was also a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and was present at the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Buchenwald. In spite of the movie’s title, viewers should not expect much Hamlet---maybe some hamming it up, though.

The Zentangle Meditative Art class is held via Zoom on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10 AM. No art background needed or required. Please have the following items 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).

Please e-mail Dawn at dpschulman@aacc.edu with any questions or if you would like the Zoom link.

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 October. 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.

Torah Fund
Thank you very much to everyone who sent to me your generous donations to Torah Fund.

If you have not done so already, please consider donating to this fundraising effort. Your gift will help to educate new generations of rabbis, cantors, scholars, educators, summer camp directors, chaplains, campus Jewish life staff, and committed lay leaders. Please send your check (payable to Torah Fund) to the synagogue office (scroll down for our mailing address), Attn: Ziza Pallia

Ziza Pallia, Torah Fund Chair
Women's League of Kol Shalom

You are invited to join Hadassah Annapolis Chapter on Tuesday, November 9, at 2 PM for a conversation (via Zoom) with Lori Banov Kaufmann, author of Rebel Daughter.

Lori will share the source of her inspiration for this compelling novel and offer insights into her research.

Click here for more information. To make your reservations, please contact Carol Ann Hecht at cahecht@verizon.net or 410-280-3746.

Survey Regarding The Talmud
A local high school senior is currently researching Judaism (specifically, the question, "How does the Talmud affect the lives of Jewish people?”) for an International Baccalaureate World Religions project. In order to obtain accurate results, he needs to collect a variety of responses from the Jewish community.
If you are willing to help by taking a brief survey, please click here to begin.

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