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

Thursday, February 2, 2023 - Wednesday, February 8, 2023

11 Shevat, 5783 - 17 Shevat, 5783

Family Service with Auntie A ~ Kiddush Lunch ~ Contributions ~ Good & Welfare ~ Yahrtzeits ~ And More! Scroll down for more information!

Shabbat and Weekly Services

Candle lighting time for Friday, February 3, is 5:11 PM.  

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom on February 3 at 5:30 PM.

Click here for the Zoom link. 

You are invited to join us on Friday, February 3 as we celebrate Tu BiShvat with Auntie A! We will begin with a potluck dinner at 5:30 PM. Please bring a vegetarian side dish to share. A service geared toward young families will begin at 6:15 PMPlease text Allison (443-871-4126) with any questions or with your RSVP if you plan to attend.  Please note: this event will be held in person only. If you prefer to attend services via Zoom, please click the link above for access to our 5:30 PM Friday evening service.

Shabbat morning services will be held in person and via Zoom on Saturday, February 4, at 9:30 AM. The Torah portion will be Parshat Beshalach.  Click here for the Zoom link.

The Women’s League will provide a Kiddush lunch after the service on Saturday, February 4. 

Please click here for information about our mask policy for in-person services and events.

Monday evening service will be held via Zoom only on February 6 at 7 PM.  Click here for the Zoom link.

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


Talmud Study will be held on Monday, February 6, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur Class is scheduled (via Zoom) for Tuesday, February 7, at 10:30 AM. A Click here for the Zoom link.

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 office@kolshalomannaolis.org with any questions or if you would like the Zoom link.

Torah and Tabloids will continue (via Zoom) on Thursday, February 9, beginning at 9:40 AM.  Click here for the Zoom link.

Please join us at 6 PM on Wednesday, February 22, for our monthly one-hour gathering, The Study of Mussar - Jewish Ethics, in the Kol Shalom library.  Mussar is about making your heart feel what your mind understands. It’s the spiritual practice of converting the ethical principles that we know into practice. In this session, we will discuss the importance of compassion. A great resource for our discussion is Everyday Holiness: The Spiritual Path of Mussar by Alan Morinis Please note - this class is held in person only - there will NOT be a Zoom option available.  

School News

The Schools at Kol Shalom invite you to participate in their recycling program lasting over the next four months. We are attempting to raise awareness with our children and families about how recycling REALLY works, how items can be either repurposed, or returned to usefulness. 

Click here to view a list of items we plan to collect over the next four months.

All Kol Shalom members are welcome to participate and drop off your recycling in brown grocery bags to the building over the months ahead. Thank you!!


Teen Climate Retreat February 24-26 at Pearlstone Retreat Center in MD 

  • Open to 8th – 12th graders & Hosted and subsidized by Seaboard USY. Additional Scholarships available from USY, JYCM and Kol Shalom Women’s League. 

February 5: Tu B’Shevat Sedar with new fruits – at Kol Shalom 12 – 2 PM 

February 11: Bowling & Pizza 6 - 8:30 PM

Women's League

WL Weekly - Registration is open for Masorti Study Days (details in WL Weekly) 


Book Discussion: The Color of Love by Maara B Gad

Reviewed on Sunday, January 29, 2023

Click here to view a sampling of the many messages that traveled to and from the email inbox following the book review last Sunday. There's plenty to discuss. If you were unable to attend and would like more detail about the discussion, please email me at emagruder20@gmail.com                                      

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 February 2023.  In addition to using the funds to serve food in the building, we are donating funds to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and the Anne Arundel Community College Student Food Bank.  

Yom HaShoah Project

Unto Every Person There is a Name


Do you have a name to share? If you did not have a chance to share a relative’s name in previous years, please provide the names of your relatives so they can be recognized at this year’s community Yom Hashoah memorial event (to be held at the Commodore Urah P. Levy Center and Jewish Chapel at the United States Naval Academy on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.)


Please provide the following information to sarit.brosh@gmail.com by Friday, April 8:

  • Your Name
  • Affiliaton (Temple Beth Shalom; Congregation Kol Shalom; Congregation Kneseth Israel; Friends of the Jewish Chapel/FOJC; USNA; Hadassah: Jewish Women International/JWI; Other
  • Name(s) of your Relative(s)
  • Location (where he/she/they perished)


Click here to view the flyer. Questions? Please e-mail Sarit Brosh at sarit.brosh@gmail.com

Support for Ukranian Refugees

Below is a list of Jewish organizations where you can help support the Ukrainian refugees.
HIAS: Welcome the Stranger. Protect the Refugee
JDC: The Leading Global Jewish Humanitarian Organization
Emergency Campaign for Masorti Communities in Ukraine


UPDATE REGARDING AMAZON SMILE: Amazon has made plans to plans to discontinue AmazonSmile by February 20, 2023. Until this date, customer purchases made via AmazonSmile will continue to accrue funds for Congregation Kol Shalom. Stay tuned for other ways you will be able to help Kol Shalom and our schools using Amazon.

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.

Please click the following to view:

Good & Welfare

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

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