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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~

Thursday, September 21, 2023 - Wednesday, September 27, 2023

6 Tishri, 5784 - 12 Tishri, 5784

Shabbat and Weekly Services

Candle lighting time for Friday, September 22, is 6:45 PM.

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

Shabbat morning service will be held in person and via Zoom on Saturday, September 23, beginning at 9:30 AM Click here for the Zoom link.

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom only on September 28 at 9 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Bar Mitzvah: The Tannenbaum family invites you to celebrate with them as Isaac is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. Services will be in person at 6:30 PM on Friday, September 29, and 9:30 AM on Saturday, September 30. They will also be on Zoom at the following links:

For his bar mitzvah project, Isaac is volunteering at Gigi's Playhouse, which provides services to people with Down Syndrome and their families. We encourage you to learn more about Gigi's Playhouse, and to consider donating to support their work.

High Holidays 2023/5784

Candle lighting time for Sunday, September 24, is 6:42 PM.  

Kol Nidre Service will be held on Sunday, September 24, at 6:45 PM, with a Mincha Service beginning at 6:30 PM.

Yom Kippur Services will be held on Monday, September 25, as follows:

  • 9:30 AM: Service & Yizkor
  • 5:30 PM: Mincha & Neilah
  • 7:40 PM: Shofar Blast

Those who registered to attend in-person services for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur should have received a confirmation of their reservation via e-mail. If you registered and did not receive a confirmation, please contact the synagogue office at kolshalomannapolis@verizon.net or 410-266-6006, BEFORE 12 PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.

The Zoom link for virtual services has been sent to all members and to visitors who have requested them.  If you are a member or a guest who has requested the Zoom link and not received it, please contact the synagogue office at kolshalomannapolis@verizon.net or 410-266-6006, BEFORE 12 PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.  


Lulav/Etrog: If you would like to purchase a lulav/etrog set ($55 per set), please contact the synagogue office at 410-266-6006 or kolshalomannapolis@verizon.net by Friday, September 22. Payment can be sent to Congregation Kol Shalom; ATTN: LULAV/ETROG; 1909 Hidden Meadow Lane; Annapolis, MD 21401. Please make checks payable to Congregation Kol Shalom and note "Lulav/Etrog" in the memo line. 


Zentangle: 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 scissors (to cut out our drawing paper). Please e-mail the synagogue office at kolshalomannapolis@verizon.net with any questions or if you would like the Zoom link.

Siddur Class: Rabbi Pohl’s Siddur Class will continue (via Zoom) on Tuesday, September 26, at 10:30 AM. Please contact the synagogue office at kolshalomannapolis@verizon.net or 410-266-6006 to obtain the Zoom link.


USY/Kadima Youth Program - September Events

Sukkah assembly & Lunch: Sunday, September 24 @ 12:30 - 2 PM. Kol Shalom has a new sukkah and we need all hands to assemble it. Families are welcome (and appreciated).

The Congregation Kol Shalom USY/Kadima Youth Program provides activities that are fun, relevant and meaningful to Jewish teens, with a mix of mitzvot, religion, culture, and entertainment. The Kol Shalom chapter of Kadima/USY is generously supported by the Sisterhood, funding staff and a scholarship to encourage participation in regional and national events. 

Please contact Kate Penn at kate.penn@hotmail.com with any questions.

Kol Shalom Sisterhood

Please consider renewing your Sisterhood membership, or joining for the first time. Dues are $36, and help us support both the synagogue and other local causes. More information, and the registration form, can be accessed by clicking here.

Oneg/Kiddush Donations: It is with thanks that we acknowledge the donations made to the Oneg/Kiddush fund. 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 the current month. 

In The Community

"Voices from the Past: A Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor"

Join the German American Cultural Center of Maryland, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Museum, for a rare and invaluable opportunity to listen to a Holocaust survivor. This virtual event offers an intimate reflection of a dark chapter in human history, serving as a beacon of remembrance and education.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 PM Reception, 6:30 PM Event 
  • Location: Health and Life Sciences Building, Room 100, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy, Arnold, MD 21012. View a campus map here (the building is near parking lot D)
  • Organizer: Carrie Arnold, (443) 956-9706, info@gaccmd.org  


Registration is required, but the event is free. Register at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/36pepf4


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. 

Congregation Kol Shalom ~ 1909 Hidden Meadow Lane ~ Annapolis, MD 21401

410-266-6006 ~ office@kolshalomannapolis.org ~ www.kolshalomannapolis.org