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The Weekly Shofar of Congregation Kol Shalom
~ A Welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Annapolis, MD ~
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - Wednesday, May 19, 2021
2 Sivan, 5781 - 8 Sivan, 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, May 14, is 7:53 PM.

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom on May 14 at 5:30 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Shabbat services will be held on Saturday, May 15, 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.

Thursday morning service will be held via Zoom on May 20 at 9 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Our Monday evening service will continue via Zoom on May 24 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link. (Please note - there will NOT be an evening service on Monday, May 17.)

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

Candle lighting time for Sunday, May 16, is 7:55 PM. Candle lighting time for Monday, May 17, is 9 PM.

Schedule for Shavuot Services:
  • Monday, May 17: Day 1 Service via Zoom only beginning at 9:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

  • Tuesday, May 18: Day 2 Service (including Yizkor) in person and via Zoom beginning at 9:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link. If you are fully vaccinated against Covid 19 and would like to attend the in-person service, please contact Howard Salob, 410-544-2440 or sportsdent@comcast.net.

The Rabbinical Assembly is excited to present a live-streamed Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a Conservative/Masorti global event, from May 16 at 12 PM through May 17 at 12 PM EDT. Click here for more information. Click here for the program schedule. Click here to access the link to the live event.

Adult Education classes will continue on Zoom as follows:

Torah and Tabloids will continue on Thursday, May 20 at 9:40 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

Talmud Study will NOT be held on Monday, May 17. Our next session is scheduled for Monday, May 24, at 10:30 AM. A Zoom link will be provided as the date draws closer.

Siddur Class will NOT be held on Tuesday, May 18. Our next session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, at 10:30 AM. A Zoom link will be provided as the date draws closer.

Kol Shalom Movie Night
Kol Shalom Movie Night celebrates Spring’s warmth and resurgence of flowers by presenting “Loving Leah”, a uniquely Jewish love story, on Thursday, May 20 at 7 PM. Click here for the Zoom link.

When his estranged orthodox brother Benjamin dies suddenly, handsome, single, and non-observant cardiologist Jake is confronted with an old Jewish custom (see Deuteronomy 25:5-25:10). In biblical times, a single man was expected to marry his deceased brother's childless widow, but it is now customary to perform a ceremony releasing the pair from the obligation. During the Halizah ceremony, Jake feels uncomfortable renouncing his brother's memory. Additionally, Leah wishes to escape the confines of her orthodox community, avoid her mother's matchmaking, and pursue a college degree. On the spur of the moment, Leah and Jake decide to enter a platonic marriage of convenience.

In the spirit of the May 9th holiday, Jake and Leah’s mothers play an integral part in this love story within the context of conflict between observant and secular Jews. This 2009 PG-rated, 95-minute-long, Hallmark Hall of Fame film was shot in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC and in Brooklyn, NY. Have tissues or a handkerchief available while watching this movie, especially the ending!

Special Guest Lecture
Please join us via Zoom on Monday, June 7, immediately following our 7 PM Mincha Service, as we host Professor Robert Erlewine for a lecture titled "A Prophet in our Time: Thinking About and with Abraham Joshua Heschel."
Robert Erlewine, son of Kol Shalom member Chris Erlewine, is Isaac Funk Professor of Philosophy at Illinois Wesleyan University. He has published two books, Monotheism and Tolerance: Recovering a Religion of Reason and Judaism and the West: From Hermann Cohen to Joseph Soloveitchik, and most recently, edited a volume of Heschel’s writings for Plough Press titled Thunder in the Soul: To be Known by God: Abraham Joshua Heschel. 

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

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

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 May. 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.

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.
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