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Feb 3-9 2021
Shevat 5781
Weekly
SAVE-THE-DATES
Master Calendar
FEBRUARY
Sat., Feb. 6 | 9:00 a.m. | NO SERVICES at Kohelet.  Hannah Sills-Feerst's virtual bat mitzvah at Temple Emanuel
Feb. 8-17 | Denver Jewish Film Festival
 
MARCH
Sat., March 13 | 9:15 a.m. | Eliana Hettleman's virtual bat mitzvah

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NO SERVICES AT KOHELET FEB. 6
 
Reminder: There will be no services at Kohelet on February 6 due to Hannah Sills-Freest's bat mitzvah at Temple Emanuel. We will resend the instructions for accessing the bat mitzvah prior to the event.
 
-Misty Davidson
KOHELET GOES TO THE MOVIES
 
The Denver Jewish Film Festival runs from February 8-17.
Visit jccdenver.org/film to see to the full lineup and purchase tickets for online streaming.
 
The  Kohelet Goes to the Movies Committee suggest we all view Upheaval: the Journey of Menachem Begin.
 
This historical review may allow for some interesting discussion at later date TBD. 
 
See IJN article for further information:
 
-Neiel Baronberg
PSALMS
 
We have been reading Psalms at Kohelet Shabbat services. We continue here sequentially with excerpts and commentary.
 
Psalm 22:   This is a somber study of the days of Israel’s exile and our yearning for ultimate redemption and connection with God.  
 
My God, my God why have you forsaken me; why are you so far from saving me. I call out by day but there is no answer and at night there is no respite. In the past we have cried out and trusted you and we were answered. We know of your desire for our well-being and we will be secure with that knowledge. Be not aloof in my times of distress. Yet, the humble will eat and be satisfied and those who seek Hashem will praise Him and He will live in our hearts forever. 
 
The future may be uncertain with periodic exile and we feel the agony as we have distanced ourselves from Hashem. We pray fervently and confidently for our future reunion knowing Your desire for our ultimate happiness. 
 
-Neiel Baronberg
JEWS IN DIFFERENT TIMES AND PLACES: Bracha Avigad's paintings
Caper plants like this one grow out of the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Illustration by Bracha Avigad appearing in the book Flowers of the Carmel, 1958.
 
The above illustration and so many others, particular of native Israeli wildflowers, was drawn by Bracha Avigad. Bracha’s family escaped Nazi Germany, where she had been evicted from her school for being Jewish. Shortly before they were able to arrange passage to Israel, young Bracha promised herself saw an exhibit of water-color flower paintings and promised herself “If I get to the Land of Israel, I’ll paint the flowers of the Land of Israel.”

For some seven decades, Bracha made good on her childhood promise, not only painting the flowers of the Land of Israel, but also playing a significant role in saving them from extinction.  More drawings and a lovely video interview of Bracha before she passed awayhttps://blog.nli.org.il/en/lbh-bracha-avigad/?_atscid=3_2269_206469845_10015577_0_Txtwewjaeashcwc8uwu&utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign= English Newsletter 28.01.2021

 
-Joan Baronberg

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NO SHABBAT SERVICES AT KOHELET ON
February 6, 2021
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KOHELET BUILDING USE                 
To schedule additional activities, please email Misty Davidson at    
davidson.misty@gmail.com confirm availability.

USE OF THE PORTABLE ARK AND TORAH                 
Please contact Eliza to coordinate any offsite use: admin@kohelet.org    

 

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