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

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - Tuesday, November 22, 2022

23 Cheshvan, 5783 - 28 Cheshvan, 5783

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, next week's newsletter will be e-mailed on Wednesday, November 23. If you would like to include any items in this issue, please e-mail them to the synagogue office (office@kolshalomannapolis.org or kolshalomannapolis@verizon.net) no later than 5 PM on Monday, November 21.

Shabbat and Weekly Services

Candle lighting time for Friday, November 18, is 4:32 PM.  

Friday evening service will be held via Zoom only on November 18 beginning at 5:30 PM.  Click here for the Zoom link. 

Shabbat morning services will be held in person and via Zoom on Saturday, November 19, beginning at 9:30 AM. The Torah portion will be Parshat Chaye Sarah.  Click here for the Zoom link.

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 November 21 at 7 PM.  Click here for the Zoom link.

Thursday morning service WILL be held via Zoom only on November 24 (Thanksgiving Day) at 9 AM.  Click here for the Zoom link.


Talmud Study will be held (via Zoom) on Monday, November 21, at 10:30 AM.  

Click here for the Zoom link.

Siddur Class will be held (via Zoom) on Tuesday, November 22, at 10:30 AM. Click here for the Zoom link.

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Zentangle Meditative Art class will NOT be held on Wednesday, November 23. Our next session is scheduled (via Zoom) for Wednesday, November 30, beginning at 10 AM. 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 NOT be held on Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day). Our next session is scheduled (via Zoom) for Thursday, December 1, beginning at 9:40 AM.  A Zoom link will be provided as the date draws closer.


Congregation Kol Shalom would like to extend a word of welcome to our newest member, Michael Meystel, and his family.  


We are delighted that you have joined our congregation and we look forward to becoming better acquainted with you!

Updates to Directory

We are in the process of updating our membership directory.


If you need to update the following information for your listing, please take a moment to e-mail the synagogue office NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30. 

  • Your name, as you want it to appear in the directory
  • Your mailing address
  • Your current e-mail address
  • A current phone number where you can be reached

Winter Relief

Kol Shalom returns to hosting Winter Relief after a two-year hiatus during the height of the pandemic. Winter Relief is a program run by the nonprofit Arundel House of Hope which provides temporary emergency shelter to homeless people through local churches and synagogues. We will host up to 25 homeless men from the afternoon of Monday, December 19, 2022, to the morning of Thursday, December 22.

Please help us provide a welcoming, safe environment for our guests! Volunteers are needed for host shifts at the synagogue during the hours our guests are there, including overnight; and to provide meals (including serving and cleaning up after). We encourage people to team up to provide meals (either catered or homemade). We also need help setting up the synagogue and cleaning up after our guests have moved on.

Please click here to sign up through the SignupGenius link. If the slots are full for a volunteer spot you want, please contact Janice Krasnow at jekrasnow@airpost.net. Monetary donations are also welcome - please include “Winter Relief” in the memo line. 


Women's League

Workshop: Sunday, 11.20.22 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Workshop 2 - MiDor L’Dor: Revering and Honoring the Generations Until 120

How do we maintain value and meaning in our lives at every age? We will discuss the importance of self-care, as well as ideas for caregivers, as we honor the generations that gave us our Jewish values.



  • Prof. Alice Shalvi, Founder of Women's Rights Movement in Israel and Israel Prize recipient for her contribution to education
  • Rabbi Judith Hauptman, Professor Emerita of Talmud and Rabbinic Culture, JTS
  • Rabbi Miriam Berkowitz, accredited Hospital Chaplain/Spiritual Caregiver, Jerusalem
  • Rabbi Tracee Rosen, Hospital Chaplain, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Rabbi Judith Edelman-Green, Pastoral Caregiver and Educator, Kfar Saba

Please click here to register. More information about this series is available in the WL Weekly.

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 November 2022.  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.  

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


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. Please see the top of this newsletter regarding the deadline for next week's issue, which has been changed due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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 ~ www.kolshalomannapolis.org