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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1 Cheshvan, 5782 - 14 Cheshvan, 5782
OFFICE CLOSED: Please note that the synagogue office will be CLOSED from Monday, October 11, 2021 through Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
Shabbat and Weekly Services
Candle lighting time for Friday, October 8, is 6:19 PM. Candle lighting time for Friday, October 15, is 6:09 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom only on October 8 and October 15 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat service will be held in person and via Zoom on Saturday, October 9 and Saturday, October 16, beginning at 9:30 AM. The Torah portion on October 9 will be Parshat Noach. On October 16, the Torah portion will be Parshat Lech Lecha. Click here for the Zoom link.


Monday evening services will continue via Zoom only on October 11 and October 18 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Thursday morning services will continue via Zoom only on October 14 and October 21 at 9 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

To download a Siddur, click here.

Winter Relief
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Anne Arundel County has partnered with Arundel House of Hope (which runs Winter Relief) to provide longer-term shelter for the homeless at the Red Roof Inn.

Kol Shalom has volunteered to help in this endeavor by providing bagged lunches to the 50 residents of this Alternative Shelter on Sunday, October 24. We are looking for 10 individuals or groups to each provide 5 bagged lunches. If you sign up, please bring the lunches to the synagogue parking lot on Oct. 24 from 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM. Janice Krasnow will be there to collect and deliver the lunches to the shelter. See the SignupGenius page for additional information about what the bagged lunches should contain.

With your support, we hope to make this a monthly commitment! Thank you for supporting this mitzvah!

Talmud Study will be held via Zoom on Monday, October 11, and Monday, October 18, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur Class will continue via Zoom on Tuesday, October 12, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link. Note: Siddur class will NOT be held on Tuesday, October 19.

Torah and Tabloids will take place via Zoom on Thursday, October 14, and Thursday, October 21, at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

School News
Flu Clinic: Our next flu clinic will be held on Sunday, October 17, from 10 AM until 11:30 AM at Kol Shalom. All DRRS, TOL, and Kol Shalom Families are welcome to come. A parent from our preschool is a pharmacist and has opened her own pharmacy right by us! She will have shots for all ages - beginning at age 3. All you need to bring is your insurance information; she will bill your insurance company directly. 

NOTE: Adaoma is also able to administer COVID-19 vaccines, shingles vaccines, and the pneumonia shot. If you are interested in any of these, please text Allison at 443-871-4126.

USY/ADL Walk Against Hate
Hi everyone,

We plan to participate in ADL's Walk Against Hate on Sunday, October 10th from 2 - 4 PM. It will be held at Quiet Water Park and we will probably get a sweet treat afterwards. I have created a team - it’s called Kol Shalom USY, so please sign up when you get the chance. Look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to register or to sponsor our team!

Thank you,
Ariel Clarke 

Movie Night at Kol Shalom
Crossing Delancey: On Thursday, October 14 at 7 PM, Kol Shalom will present the 1988 PG rated enchanting romantic comedy Crossing Delancey (1 hour 36 minutes) starring Amy Irving and Peter Riegert.  Crossing Delancey was directed by the same Joan Silver who directed Hester Street, which we saw in January.

Click here for more information about the movie. 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: $25 per person. 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.

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.

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

Kashrut Survey
A local high school senior is currently researching Judaism (specifically, the significance of Kashrut) 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.

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!

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