Your Weekly Source for CSK News
December 7, 2020 - 21 Kislev
VIRTUAL HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH CSK
Let's support small businesses. Did you know that our Virtual Holiday Store represents more than 30 small businesses. It is important to help our local, small businesses thrive in the new normal. They have been there for us, so Let’s Be There For Them. Please check out CSK's Virtual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza! Shop from a variety of products and services from across the country, for everyone on your holiday gift list. AND while you are shopping a percentage of the sales will be donated back to Congregation Shaarei Kodesh.

Also don't forget to check out CSK's Virtual Judaica Shop! 100% of the profit from these items comes back to CSK!
VEGAN LATKE FRY-OFF
COOKING COMPETITION
Tuesday, December 8
7:00 pm
Do you have what it takes to make the best vegan latkes? Show off your vegan skills in our Vegan Latke Fry-Off Cooking Competition.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:
MON (TODAY), DEC. 7 BY 5PM

Just want to watch the Vegan Latke Fry-Off Cooking Competition?
Winner will receive a "Hanukah Gift Bag" filled with decorative plates, books and other goodies, valued over $200!
HANUKAH DRIVE-IN SHABBAT
Friday, December 11
5:00 pm
Mark your calendars and join us as we light the Hanukiah, on the second night of Hanukah, during our Drive-In Shabbat. DO A MITZVAH FOR HANUKAH! Please bring non-perishable food with you to donate to the Jacobson Family Food Pantry
LATKES & VODKAS
Saturday, December 12
8:00 pm
Ready for an Adult Night "Out"? If you are over 21, join us virtually, for a fun night of Latkes and Vodkas.

Our mixologist, Helene Davidson, will teach you how to make 3 vodka-based beverages. You will also receive latkes, dreidels, and gelt.

Participate in our 50/50 Hanukah Raffle.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:
WED, DEC. 9 BY 5PM

Hanukah Learning with
Rabbi Baum
Friday Mornings: December 11 & 18
9 AM ET (Following 8 AM minyan on Zoom)

Join us on the Friday mornings during Hanukah for a two part series:
Elevate the Debate
Together we will learn about the Hanukah debate between Hillel and Shammai, how different rabbinic pairs succeeded and failed in their debates, and what we can learn from their victories and defeats.

Modern Day Maccabees
Tuesday, December 15
7:00 pm

Join us on the 6th Night of Hanukah as Rabbi Baum interviews two of our chaverim/congregants:
Craig Wertheim and
Nachshon Carmi,
who served in the Armed Forces for the U.S. and Israel.

Join the Jewish Community for a Virtual Chanukah Concert and Candle Lighting Celebration!
Concert Featuring: SCHLOCK ROCK!
Wednesday, December 16
6:00pm

DOUGHNUTS & DREIDELS
Thursday, December 17
7:00 pm
Let's celebrate the last night of Hanukah, together, virtually.

Sing-a-long with Cantor Hadash
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:
WED, DEC. 15 BY NOON

Interested in sponsoring our Hanukah programs?

1. Judah Maccabee: $360 - Includes 2 Goodie Bags for Doughnuts & Dreidels
                     - Includes 2 Latkes & Vodkas Mixology Kits (Recipients must be over 21)
2. Light One Candle: $180 - Includes 2 Goodie Bags for Doughnuts & Dreidels
                      - Includes 1 Latkes & Vodkas Mixology Kit (Recipient must be over 21)
3. I Had a Little Dreidel: $54 - Includes Goodie Bag for Doughnuts & Dreidels
Are you looking for ways to connect as family during Hanukah? Rabbi Amy Grossblatt Pessah has created a Hanukah Guide replete with activities, one for each night that will help bring light and joy to your Hanukah celebration. Based on the teachings in her book, Parenting on a Prayer: Ancient Jewish Secrets for Raising Modern Children, you can celebrate this year with fun, laughter, and meaning.
(Design credit: Dara Salama)
LIFE CYCLE EVENTS

If you would like to be mentioned here, email office@shaareikodesh.org by Thursday so that we can include it in the following Monday's weekly email.

Maariv/Havdalah Yartzeit Minyan Request, Saturday, December 19 at 6:30pm and Shacharit Minyan Request Sunday, December 20 at 9:00 am by Gloria Morenstein for her father, Sheldon Goldsmith
Meeting ID: 882 0065 3129
Passcode: 910086
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Back by popular demand!

VIRTUAL JUNIOR CONGREGATION with Cantor HADASH
• Open to all children, ages 5-13
• 10:30-11:15 am (log on to the main 9:30 am Shabbat service through Zoom)
• Participants will be directed to a break-out room at 10:30 am

🎵 🕍  SAVE THE DATES  🕍 🎵
December 12 • January 9 • February 13
• March 6 • April 10 • May 15
YOUTH GROUPS

Congregation Shaarei Kodesh is part of the Hanegev Region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) and is a member of the Arvot Sub-Region of USY. We have programs for students from grade 3 through 12. Click here to learn more about our exciting programs coming up in January.
SISTERHOOD (Kol Isha) NEWS

Please click here to join: Basic dues are $39.00, Neshama $54.00, and for new members to CSK it is $18.00.
BOOK CLUB
Wed. Dec. 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm***
Book: "The Yellow Bird Sings" by Jennifer Rosner
*** Read the book and join the the Hadassah webinar with author Jennifer Rosner. Please register here:
The Women’s Voice, Kol Isha/Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarei Kodesh invites you to join us as we present 'Unsung Israeli Women Heroes' with guest speaker, Hillary Menkowitz, live from Israel on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 1:30 pm ET
Sisterhood/Kol Isha is selling $20 and $50 gift cards to Glicks, Aroma and Kosher Market (The Grove). Please show your support while you shop! You can purchase the gift cards from the CSK office (while supplies last). Please call ahead to set up an appointment to buy your cards. 561-852-6555
Daily Psalm Study & Kaddish and Pirkei Avot
If you need a place to say Kaddish please join Women's League. This is open to anyone and you do not have to be a member or a woman to join this Minyan. Join us Monday-Friday 12 PM Noon ET.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/630830287    Meeting ID: 630 830 287           Password: 875936    
For more information please contact: Nancy Goldberg, Ph-561-908-2520 or by email njg18@aol.com
Torah Fund Donation! I know this year is like no other that we have gone through. But there are many silver linings. Personally, I have grown this year via Zoom, taking more classes than I ever thought I could at my age. Why am I telling you this? While I am learning so much and enjoying my classes, I know that we have to think for our future as a Jewish people. How do we do this? We need to teach, to learn, and to give. When you give to Torah Fund, you are giving to the future of The Jewish Conservative Movement. 
Everyone marvels at the resilience of our people! So this holiday, why not make a donation to Torah Fund to honor that devotion. Honor a family member, a synagogue member, or a teacher. Your contribution is an investment toward the future of your children, grandchildren, and your community. The exciting learning and new initiatives by our future leaders depend on our continued support. Chag Orim Sameach - Happy Festival of Lights!
Individual donors to Torah Fund at the Benefactor level or higher receive the distinctive TorahFund pin in recognition of their gift. No gift is too small.
We now have 5 Seminaries:
· The Jewish Theological Seminary (New York) 
· Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles)
· Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem)
· Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires)
· Zacharias Frankel College (Germany)
For more information or questions please contact: Nancy Goldberg
Home: 561 908 2520 Cell: 484 410 7766 Email: njg18g@gmail.com
Donations made to Congregation Shaarei Kodesh 11.30-12.7.20
 
Expanding Our Gates
 Jackie Klein on the completion of tractate Eruvin

#GivingTuesday
 Heidi & Gary Aronson in gratitude for having their family back “home”
Francine & Steven Levine
Arlene & David Lurie
Edward and Angela Poller in memory of:
Sarah Poller, Zachary Poller, Seymour Poller, & Rosalind Poller
Rebecca Pontillo

Rabbi’s Circle
 Angela Weinroth

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Jackie Klein in memory of Marc Klein
Jackie Klein in honor of the marriage of Cantor Yakov & Caissa Hadash

Tribute Cards
Gloria Morenstein in honor of Rabbi Elaine Schnee & Harvey Gitel’s new home
Gloria Morenstein in honor of Byrna & Larry Klur’s new home
Gloria Morenstein in honor of the birth of Debbie & Ron Hite’s granddaughter
Gloria Morenstein in memory of Nathan Maryn
Janet & Harvey Fine in honor of the marriage of Cantor Yakov & Caissa Hadash
Rabbi Elaine Schnee & Harvey Gitel in honor of the marriage of Cantor Yakov & Caissa Hadash
Francine & Steven Levine in memory of Abraham Shmookler
Francine & Steven Levine in honor of Robert Murstein’s swearing into the Florida Bar

Yahrzeit Donations
 Harvey Fine in memory of Paul Fine
Linda Stegman in memory of Frank Stegman
Joel Lebovitz in memory of Dolores Harris
Mah Jongg 2021 Cards

Order your card from CSK today!

COMMUNITY EVENTS

VIRTUAL JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTH PALM BEACH COUNTY EVENTS

Challenges During Covid-19: How to Sustain Positive Mental Well-being for Aging Family Members - Sponsored by Ruth & Norman Rales JFS. Monday, December 14 at 7:00pm ET Click here for more information
HESSED/TZEDAKAH OPPORTUNITIES
RUTH & NORMAN RALES JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Click here for more information
We want YOU to help us make a minyan!

Please consider joining our Minyan WhatsApp group so you can be contacted to join us for our weekday minyanim to help our congregants say Kaddish and pray together. Click on the link below from your cell phone to be added to our WhatsApp Minyan List.

SHOPPING WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you shop with Amazon, please make sure to go through Amazon Smile and designate Congregation Shaarei Kodesh as your non-profit organization of choice so we can receive a percentage of sales.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can access your account online, update your contact information, make payments, find members, make donations, sign up for events and more. If you are unable to access your account please contact the office.
EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS
Do you know someone who should be receiving our weekly Kodesh Konnection? Have them join our email list by clicking here.
Have some free time? We would love to get you involved!
 
Contact Eve Nasetti,
ph: 561-847-1771 or by email programming@shaareikodesh.org
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AVAILABLE 
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services provides the CSK community with a dedicated social worker. Call Ariel Mantzoor at 561-852-333 or email her at ArielM@RalesJFS.org

JFS COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS
Please click here for support groups
SHABBAT SERVICES
Every Thursday you will receive an email that is specific to SHABBAT SERVICE TIMES & ZOOM LINKS.