Feb. 17 Weekly News
SHABBAT SERVICE February 20th
Parsha Tetzaveh

Service Leaders: Robyn Jacobs, Judith Cohen, Rebecca Ramo

FESTIVE NOTE
This is a musical and drumming service and it will begin at 9:45!

AND IF THE MUSIC ISN'T ENOUGH TO ENTICE YOU...

Join us for another special oneg following Shabbat services. Joel is going to make his soon-to-be-famous lox and we'll have bagels and salads to go with it, with a special dessert for a special birthday boy. Your potluck contributions welcomed.
KOHELET ANNUAL DUES ARE DUE NOW.

Rates have not increased since last year. Please click here to pay online by credit card or to indicate you will send a check.

SAVE THE DATE
November 4th-6th, 2016

Kohelet Retreat

Snow Mountain Ranch
(near Granby)

Featuring Rabbi Moshe and Rebecca Grussgott (née Kohelet's own Rebecca Barach)

KOHELET COMMITTEE SIGN-UP

Members,
It is early in our new committee sign-up period. Nevertheless, to comfortably plan ahead the Board and I beseech you to go to the Kohelet sign-up site and put your mark demonstrating your understanding of our need for your commitment.
Filling in the slots is critical and the only way for this community to carry on with broad support rather than relying on the few. This is who we are, this is how we do it that distinguishes our congregation. We count on you to be on board with this need.
Please click below to sign up.
Thank you,
Neiel

Missed out on the Annual Meeting Signups?
You're in luck. You can sign up online!
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.
MORE DATES TO SAVE!

Thurs., March 10,
Informal supper 6:00 p.m.

Program 6:45-8:30 p.m.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM the BAR/BAT MITZVAH PROCESS: A panel of kids and parents
Coordinator: Aviva Siegel

The next and vibrant KoheletTalk will be on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Please come to show your support as three of our recent Bar/Bat Mitzvahs will share their perspectives as new Jewish adults in our community. The panel of kids and parents will address what each pair has learned through the process of planning and executing their simcha.
Prospective Bar/Bat Mitzvah families, within and outside Kohelet, can gain insights and ask questions. Teacher-trainers can add in about the process of helping those interested begin their journey in Jewish adulthood. New ideas and everyone’s input about the challenges and benefits of this milestone process of Judaism will be welcomed. Please join us and invite friends and colleagues who might be considering a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the future, who have had one in the past, or are simply interested in this traditional yet still unique experience that is an important part of Judaism and of Kohelet.
A casual supper will be available at 6:00 pm, and the program will start promptly at 6:45 pm. Please RSVP to: joanyaffa@gmail.com

April 5, 2016
7:30-9:00 p.m.

JUDAISM IN THE OPERA AND MUSICAL GREATS
Coordinator: Rebecca Ramo

PURIM ORGANIZER NEEDED

MUST ENJOY LAUGHING AND 3-CORNER COOKIES
Do you love a good party? Fun and frivolity? Hangings and Hamentaschen? Masks and Megillahs? Please consider signing up to organize Kohelet's Purim celebration on March 23rd. It's wide open, and a great way to exercise your creativity (and we all know that the key to any successful holiday chair is delegate, delegate, delegate. Makes things so much easier, and so much more fun!) Let Robyn know if you're interested and want to know more about what's involved. chj1908@aol.com

A TOUR OF PROVERBS/MISHLEI WITH NEIEL

Proverbs 5
Find joy in the wife of your youth -
A loving doe, a graceful mountain goat.
Let her satisfy you at all times;
Be infatuated with love of her always.

A NOTE FROM NEIEL

You can catch up with Abigail and Adam and the Hirsch boys by visiting them at: https://sabbaticalinisrael.wordpress.com/.


WHO SIGNED UP FOR SETUP/CLEANUP THIS WEEK?



Lisa Hartman
Ed Stein
Robyn Jacobs
Chuck Jacobs

THANK YOU!!

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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.

WHERE TO ACCESS THE KOHELET CALENDAR
http://kohelet.org/calendar/

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

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