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MARCH
Sat., March 13 | 9:15 a.m. | Eliana Hettleman's virtual bat mitzvah

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KOHELET HAMENTASCHEN BAKERS
 
A fun group of chocolate hamantaschen bakers (joined by Barb Beiser in Tucson and Alison Siegel in New York City) show off their yummy desserts.  Thank you to Robyn for organizing a delightful afternoon!
 
-Susan Berson

RSVP FOR KOHELET SECOND NIGHT SEDER

 

Last year Kohelet held a Zoom second night seder.  Different families attending chose to lead separate parts of the seder. 
We would like to know if any member would like to coordinate the second night seder this year with any format desired. 
 
Please let me know if you would like to assume this coordinating  position and also note with RSVP to me your interest in attending a second night seder. 

 

-Neiel Baronberg

B'NAI HAVURAH'S PURIM CELEBRATION 
 
B'nai Havurah is presenting the following Purim celebration on Friday, February 26, and they're extending an invitation to anyone in Kohelet who would like to join.  Please see the announcement for details about how to register.
 
Friday, February 26
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Evette, Hal Aqua, and Annie Aqua
7:00 - 8:00 pm: The Megillah with Rabbi Evette and an all-star cast of B'nai Havurah thespians, including: Owen Chariton, Mike Goodman, Joel Judd, Nancy McCahill, Pat Madsen, David Pantaleoni, Carole Smith, and others!

Go to  www.bnaihavurah.org/event/PURIM2021 for details and to register!
 
-Robyn Jacobs
ELIANA'S BAT MITZVAH
With gratitude and love we invite you to join us in celebrating as
Eliana Shira Hettleman
אליענה שירה    
is called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah
Saturday, March 13, 2021
9:15 AM
virtual service
Congregation Kohelet
-Ayelet Talmi

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT OFFERING

 

Dear Kohelet members,

 

As we go through this terrible time of Covid, we have experienced many losses. For those of you who have lost a love one during this time, due to Covid or otherwise, it has been especially hard as many have been unable to say good-bye.

 

I offering bereavement support to Kohelet members, families and friends on a 1:1 basis, either in person or on Zoom. Once the weather improves, I will also offer small groups outdoors.

 

As a Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, I have experience leading bereavement support groups and have done one-on-one bereavement counseling. I have recently been certified as a Grief Recovery Method Specialist as well. I have found this method to be especially useful in helping grievers who have not been able to say goodbye and to those who are wishing they had said more, as well as those who have for many different reasons, what we call, unresolved grief.

 

If you or someone you know is grieving and would benefit from bereavement support, education and counseling, please do not hesitate to contact me at 303-502-6438 or wosknehama@gmail.com.

 

Blessing,

Nehama (aka Bunny)

PURIM SHOWS HOW SOME THINGS RARELY CHANGE

 

In the Megillah, Haman tells the king that there is a nation in the kingdom who have kept their own customs and thus may not be loyal Persians. Perceived Jewish dual-loyalties were alive and well then, and sometimes it seems that little has changed. Click on the link to read more:
 

 

-Misty Davidson

JEWS IN DIFFERENT TIMES AND PLACES: Shanghai
 
Over 20,000 Jews escaped Nazi Europe to Shanghai. Some used it as a transition stop while hoping and waiting to get legal papers to enter safe countries. Many others remained and joined the existing Jewish community already there since the late 1800s. A large wave of immigrants came in the 1920s and 30s, as thousands of Russian Jews fled the Bolshevik Revolution for the more business-friendly foreign concessions in Shanghai. Then thousands more arrived in the 1930s and 1940s, trying to escape the arm of the Hitler regime. Fred-Fredden Goldberg, a German-born Jewish artist who found refuge in Shanghai, produced beautiful watercolors of what he saw there. see below and  https://mjhnyc.org/blog/the-art-of-fred-fredden-goldberg/ 
 
Read more about the past and the challenges in the future of this Jewish community at: https://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/11/shanghais-forgotten-jewish-past/281713/
 
-Joan Baronberg

DONATIONS

You can donate to Kohelet HERE.
VIRTUAL SHABBAT SERVICES
February 27, 2021
 
Zoom meeting info will be sent out on Fridays
PARSHA TETZAVEH
To sign up for leading Shabbat services; Torah reading or dvar discussion; or Shabbat setup/cleanup, click HERE

Sign up for Committees HERE
Make a donation to Kohelet HERE

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