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April 20 Weekly News
SHABBAT SERVICE April 23rd
Pesach

Service Leader: Jonathan Katz
Torah Reader
: Jonathan Katz

Note on Next Week's Torah Discussion

For the D’var Torah on April 30th, the last day of Passover, Irina and Michael Merson will be discussing their experiences surrounding immigration to the United States. Please join us for what promises to be a powerful and timely discussion.
PASSOVER GREETINGS TO YOU FROM KOHELET
(click below)
http://video214.com/play/a5Aj0mnsGJEZxAPTLcE70Q/s/dark

KOHELET FAMILY SEDER
FRIDAY APRIL 22 AT 6:00 P.M.

Join your family of choice (Kohelet!) for the first night. We will have a seder and a wonderful meal together. Everyone is welcome to share their thoughts on freedom, journeys, family, etc. We all pitch in to keep the time and cost minimal. Please RSVP as soon as possible to help us plan for the crowd.


DETAILS

RSVP: Please contact Barbara with YOUR contact information.
Cost: $5.00 per adult donation requested to cover costs.
Meal planning: Please plan on bringing a kosher-for-passover vegetarian dish to share, one per adult attending. Let us know your preferred contribution to the meal as we will try to include all the traditional food and your new inventions. After you RSVP you will receive an email with details.
Event planning: Kohelet is a very participatory congregation. We get things done by doing them ourselves. Please plan to help with either the set up or the clean up.
Seder: If you would like to share from your favorite haggadah, please bring it with you. Your thoughts on the holiday and its meaning to you are especially welcome.
Children: Please bring! One of the great things about Kohelet is that kids are encouraged to speak up and share their thoughts, feelings and talents. It would be great to have someone volunteer in advance for the four questions, but be assured that all will chime in to support him or her.
Inclusive atmosphere: Kohelet is a progressive congregation with traditional origins. You are welcome to bring non-Jewish friends with you.

THANK YOU
DONATIONS THIS WEEK
THANK YOU
  • From Jay Bluestein - in honor of the 70th birthdays of Sheila Bluestein and Judith Cohen.
  • From Tom Berl - in honor of Anat Grinberg's wedding.

A PERK FOR NEW MEMBERS

The Kohelet Board has voted to allow any new member to join without paying dues the first year. While this applies to any new member, we especially want to encourage young families to become members. Click here for the membership form.

KOHELET TALKS

SAVE THE DATE

JUDAISM in the OPERA and MUSICAL GREATS.

May 10, 2016, 7:30-9:00 pm.
Coordinator: Rebecca Ramo

A TOUR OF PROVERBS/MISHLEI WITH NEIEL

Proverbs 14

In the mouth of a fool is a rod haughtiness,
But the lips of the wise protect them.
A simple person believes anything;
But a clever person ponder his course.
Patience results in much understanding;
Impatience gets folly as its portion.
A calm disposition gives bodily health;
Passion is rot to the bones.
What brightens the eye gladdens the heart;
Good news puts fat on the bones.

PLEASE BE MORE CAREFUL!


Twice last week the door was left unlocked. If you are the last one to leave the building, please lock the door behind you.

THANK YOU

JFS WEINBERG FOOD PANTRY SPRING FOOD DRIVE


Please help stop hunger in our community. The Jewish Family Service's Weinberg Food Pantry will begin their Passover/Easter food drive soon. Donations drop significantly in the springtime, straining the pantry's ability to feed the hungry at this time of year. All pantry clients have very low incomes, and food insecurity is a major concern in their lives.


As you begin cleaning for Passover and Spring, please remember JFS. All non-perishable food donations are welcome and encouraged. Please bring your donations to the JFS barrel that will be located at Kohelet in the hallway next to the sanctuary from March 23 to May 2. Last year, our small synagogue had one of the fullest bins of all churches and synagogues that participated. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Please contact Sharon Pincus with any questions at sharonrpincus@yahoo.com


WHO SIGNED UP FOR SETUP/CLEANUP THIS WEEK?

THANK YOU
Jonathan Katz
THANK YOU!!

...We could use a little more help...
COMMUNITY EVENT

Event: 35th Annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program with Governor’s Keynote address, Righteous Among the Nations Award from Yad Vashem
Where: Temple Emanuel
Cost: free
When: Wednesday May 4th at 6 pm. Doors open at 5:30
Contact : ADL Adm Asst Sharon Andersen for tickets https://ghrp2016.eventbrite.com. Information: 303-830-7177 or neielbaronberg@gmail.com.

Here is where you can sign up for Shabbat participation and for committees. Thank you in advance for your good work!
Note that there are now multiple slots to sign up to co-lead a service or a part of a service, as well as multiple slots to read a section of Torah on each Shabbat.

KOHELET WEEKLY SERVICES AND STUDY GROUPS

Saturdays/Shabbat
9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary
10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m Childcare upstairs
12:00 p.m. Kiddush and dairy potluck

Mondays
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Talmud Study
(currently studying Megillat Esther) at 1410 Grant St. (3rd Floor Conference Room on North Side). Contact: Bruce Heitler bheitler@gmail.com.


Alternate Wednesday Mornings
7:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday Shacharit with focus - we read many parts that most people skip, and combine a Carlebach nusach with clear diction, call and response reading, and occasional meditative moments. It takes about 90 minutes, and we don't dawdle, except in a couple of spots. RSVP with Rafi, at 530-617-2605 or rmetz13@gmail.com.


Wednesday Evenings
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Adult study group focusing on the text of the Avos d'Rabbi Natan, at 170 South Dexter Street. This text is a collateral text for the Mishna Pirke Avot, with wide ranging comments that are often included in various texts of the Talmud. The participants include Rabbi Shachne Sommers of the Denver Community Kollel, as well as Kohelet members and non-members. Contact: Bruce Heitler bheitler@gmail.com.

Wednesday Evenings
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Peleh Yoetz - Parsha of the Week with Rabbi Hoffman at Shalom Al Yisrael, 694 S. Flamingo Court. Contact: Rabbi Howard Hoffman Sh6r6v4t9@aol.com.

Thursdays
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Talmud Study
(currently studying Bava Metzia) at 950 S. Cherry St. Ste 900. The group is led by Rabbi Howard Hoffman. Contact: Chuck Jacobs cjacobs@lohfshaiman.com.

Fridays
6:30 - 8 a.m.
Shacharit Carlebach Davening with Rabbi Hoffman at Kohelet, 428 S. Forest St.
and 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Hasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Hoffman at Kohelet. Contact: Rabbi Howard Hoffman Sh6r6v4t9@aol.com.

Sundays
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Shacharit Carlebach Davening with Rabbi Hoffman at Shalom Al Yisrael, 694 S. Flamingo Court.
and 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Parsha Study with Rabbi Hoffman at Shalom Al Yisrael, 694 S. Flamingo Court. Contact: Rabbi Howard Hoffman Sh6r6v4t9@aol.com.

Sunday Afternoons
5:00 - 6:15 p.m. Kohelet Teen Study Group
focusing on the classic mussar text The Paths of the Righteous at the Kohelet Building, 428 S. Forest St, pizza provided. We are addressing such topics as Worry, Slander, Love, Lying, and Fear. The class includes students from Bar Mitzvah through High School. Kohelet members and non-members participate in this class. Contact: Bruce Heitler bheitler@gmail.com.

YAHRZEITS
Kohelet is expanding a yahrzeit reminder service for Kohelet members. Please email your family names and yahrzeit dates to Steve Berson at bersons@comcast.net. Steve will send a reminder at the appropriate time so you can come to services to say Kaddish if you wish.

USE OF THE PORTABLE ARK AND TORAH
Please contact Joel Barach to coordinate any offsite use: jebarach@yahoo.com.

SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES
If you have an announcement or request that you would like to send to the congregation, please email me at admin@kohelet.org. All messages will be sent in next Wednesday's Weekly Announcements unless you request that I send your email out sooner/later. Please include a jpg file if you have a picture or graphic you would like to include.
NOTE: DEADLINE FOR INCLUSION IN WEEKLY NEWS IS THE MONDAY PRIOR TO PUBLICATION (PUBLICATION IS EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING).

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