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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - Wednesday, May 5, 2021
17 Iyar, 5781 - 23 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 30, is 7:40 PM.

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

The Bar Mitzvah of Ethan Adkins will be held on Saturday, May 1, at 9:30 AM. Mazal Tov to Ethan and his family! 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 May 3 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom on May 6 at 9 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

The Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Yankelov will be held on Saturday, May 8, at 9:30 AM. Mazal Tov to Matthew and his Family!

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, May 3, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur Class will continue via Zoom on Tuesday, May 4, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Torah and Tabloids will take place via Zoom on Thursday, May 6, beginning at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

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.

Click here for more information about Rabbi Ornstein.

Click here for 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. 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.

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
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.
Amazon Smile
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Congregation Kol Shalom Inc" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to Congregation Kol Shalom.
How it works:
  1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
  2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
  3. Select "Congregation Kol Shalom Inc" as your charity
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app 

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