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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - Wednesday, January 19, 2022
11 Shevat, 5782 - 17 Shevat, 5782
Services ~ Adult Education ~ Meditative Art ~ Tu B'Shevat Program ~ And more!
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Congregational Meeting
A Congregational Meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, January 27, 2022, beginning at 7:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Please click here to access the agenda for the meeting.
The minutes from our last meeting, which was held on June 17, 2021, can be accessed by clicking here. Please take a moment to review them before the meeting. 
Shabbat and Weekly Services
Candle lighting time for Friday, January 14, is 4:49 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom only on January 14 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat service will be held in person and via Zoom on Saturday, January 15, beginning at 9:30 AM. The Torah portion will be Parshat Beshalach. Click here for the Zoom link.


Monday evening service will continue via Zoom only on January 17 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Thursday morning service be held via Zoom only on January 20 at 9 AM.  Click here for the Zoom link.

To download a Siddur, click here.

Guest Speaker Daryl Davis
On Shabbat morning, January 15, 2022, we will be happy to welcome guest speaker Daryl Davis, award-winning musician, Race Reconciliator, and lecturer. Daryl was the first Black author to interview KKK leaders and members, detailed in his highly acclaimed book, KlanDestine Relationships. Today, Daryl owns numerous Klan robes and hoods, given to him by active members who renounced their racist ideology after meeting him. His book, The Klan Whisperer, is due out in 2022. Click here to view the flyer. Click here for the Zoom link.


Congregation Kol Shalom would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest associate members, Norman and Lisa Mirsky. We are delighted to have you as part of our congregation!

Talmud Study will be held (via Zoom) on Monday, January 17, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur Class will continue (via Zoom) on Tuesday, January 18, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link. Please note - Siddur class will NOT be held on Tuesday, January 25.

Torah and Tabloids will be held (via Zoom) on Thursday, January 20, beginning at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

School News

Both of our schools continue to collect for the Anne Arundel Food Bank. Much needed grocery items include peanut butter & jelly (plastic jars), 1-pound bags or boxes of rice, 1-pound bags of dry beans (pinto, black, mixed), healthy snacks (breakfast bars, dried fruit), baby food, and ensure/nutritional supplements.

Women's League
One hundred plus years later, Women's League is as dedicated today as it was in 1918 to the creation of a vibrant worldwide Jewish Community: One that nurtures the individual, family, and community with the values of Jewish tradition. This week, January 15, is worldwide Women's League Shabbat for Conservative Judaism sisterhoods.  Click here for more information.

January 23, 2022 at 1:30 PM: Please join the community sisterhood at Kol Shalom, Annapolis, for our annual book review (via Zoom). The book title is People Love Dead Jews by Dara Horn. This event to open to all women of Kol Shalom. If you have not read the book but would be interested in hearing the discussion, welcome! Click here for the Zoom link.

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 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. 

Feed Your Neshamah (Soul)
Expressive Arts Tu B’Shevat Seder
Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 7:30 PM on Zoom

Join Julie Wohl and Gabby Kaplan-Mayer for a creative arts Tu B’Shevat experience over Zoom. Together we will celebrate the Jewish New Year of the trees with a Tu B’shevat seder incorporating gentle art and writing prompts, meditations and music. No artistic background needed!

E-mail Julie Wohl at jswohleducator@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom Link. Free for Congregation Kol Shalom Members.  

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).

The picture shown is just a sample of the results of one our latest Zentangle classes!

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