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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - Wednesday, April 21, 2021
3 Iyar, 5781 - 9 Iyar, 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, April 16, is 7:26 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom on April 16 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat service will be held on Saturday, April 17 at 9:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link. If you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and would like to be added to our rotation list to attend Shabbat morning services in person, please contact Howard Salob, 410-544-2440 or sportsdent@comcast.net.

Our Monday evening service will continue via Zoom on April 19 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom on April 22 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, April 19, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur Class will continue via Zoom on Tuesday, April 20, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Torah and Tabloids will take place via Zoom on Thursday, April 22, beginning at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Movie Night at Kol Shalom
In observance of Yom Hashoah, which was commemorated on April 8, Kol Shalom movie night presents “Music Box” by way of zoom (link to be provided) on Thursday, April 22 at 7 PM

Hungarian immigrant Mike Laszlo has done well for himself since arriving in the USA after immigrating at the end of WWII. He is particularly proud of his daughter, Ann (played by Jessica Lange), a successful lawyer. Following the release of some secret WWII records by the Russians, Mike finds himself accused of being a notorious war criminal in Budapest. He's convinced it's a Communist plot to discredit him and insists that Ann defend him in court to prevent his extradition to Hungary.

Music Box was written by Joe Eszterhas based on his own life and is loosely based on the real life case of John Demjanjuk. Filmed on site in Chicago and Budapest, Hungary, this 1989 PG-13 rated (occasional profanity and some description of violent acts) Shoah court drama runs for 2 hours and 6 minutes. Although a little longer than previous movies, you won’t want to miss any of it!

Special Guest Lecture
Please join us on Monday, May 3, immediately following our (ten minute) 7 PM Mincha Service, as we host Rabbi Dan Ornstein for a lecture titled "Adam Raised A Cain": What The Story of the World's First Murderer Might Be Telling Us About Teshuvah (Repentance) and Ourselves.

Rabbi Ornstein has served as spiritual leader of Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany, NY, for more than 25 years. He is the author of a new book, Cain v. Abel; A Jewish Courtroom Drama.

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

Click here for more information about Rabbi Ornstein.

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. 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 view a list of contributions made for the month of April. 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

Community Events
Yom Ha’atzmaut: Join Temple Beth Shalom for a celebration (via Zoom) of Israel's 73rd Independence Day on Saturday, April 17, beginning at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link. Click here for more information about the program.

Join Congregation Kneseth Israel on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 PM, for a virtual program titled "Eric Mendelsohn: Synagogue Architect with a Vision," by author and photographer Michael Palmer. Click here for more information. Registration required - please e-mail CongKnesethIsrael@gmail.com or call 410-263-9324, ext. 0, to obtain the Zoom link.

Earth Day: Join Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake on Thursday, April 22, from 7 - 9 PM for a movie screening of "Earth Water Woman" and a celebration of congregational efforts to heal their local watersheds and the Bay. Click here to register. Click here to view the flyer.

Mindfulness and 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.

Amazon Smile: Click here to shop Amazon Smile, and Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchase to Congregation Kol Shalom. Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know - same products, same prices. You shop, Amazon gives!

Congregation Kol Shalom ~ 1909 Hidden Meadow Lane ~ Annapolis, MD 21401
410-266-6006 ~ office@kolshalomannapolis.org