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Tamuz 5780
July 1-7
 2020
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JULY
Fri., July 10 | Library Shabbat

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PSALMS  

We have begun reading Psalms at  Kohelet Shabbat online  services. It is said our lives are reflected in the verses of Psalms. Said HaShem to David: “One day of your songs is more precious to me than all the wisdom of your son, Solomon”. Included here are excerpts. 
 
Psalm 3
As David flees from Absolom his son, he laments "how numerous are my tormentors. But you HaShem are a shield for me and for my soul. With my voice I call out and I am answered from the holy mountain. I fear not those deployed against me. Salvation is HaShem’s and upon Your people is Your blessing. Selah".
 
Despite any feeling of hopelessness David's trust in God fills him with peace and security. When  we see the word Selah, we are asked  to note the enduring significance of the preceding thought. 
 
-Neiel Baronberg

LIBRARY SHABBAT
Fri., July 10

The next Library Shabbat Friday night dinner is scheduled for July 10. It will be virtual. Please join us for a warm, intimate, and meaningful way to welcome Shabbat. Please RSVP to Misty (davidson.misty@gmail.com).

-Misty Davidson
OPENING UP 

Some members have asked when Kohelet will reopen. The short answer is--eventually, but not anytime soon. Attending religious services has proved to be a hotspot for coronavirus transmission. Often social distancing is impossible, everyone is indoors, people touch siddurim that others have handled, and everyone sings. In addition, many of us, by virtue of our ages or ongoing medical conditions, are considered high risk. We take everyone's health very seriously. Our virtual services are going well, and we will continue them. We are also working on putting together virtual services for the Holidays. The board will meet  in about 6 weeks to revisit and update our decision.  


-Misty Davidson
ENRICHING OUR NEWSLETTER

Members are encouraged to submit articles of interest for publication in the newsletter. We are looking for articles about Judaism, Jewish culture,( music,art, food,history etc.), Jewish current events, or Israel. In keeping with our general policy, we ask that your submissions not contain any kind of a political message. If you have something you'd like to submit, please send it to Dan (
Daniel.Savin@cuanschutz.edu).

-Misty Davidson
BOOK OR MOVIE DISCUSSION

We have recently enjoyed both book and movie discussions. We would like to continue these. If anyone has ideas for a movie  and/or book worth discussion, please contact Neiel (
neielbarongerg@gmail.com), Dan, or Misty (davidson.misty@gmail.com).

-Misty Davidson
TORAH DISCUSSIONS

The first time I led a Torah discussion  I was terrified. I was sure that I knew nothing and all the knowledgeable people in the congregation would put me to shame. That never happened. Instead, I delved into a parsha and learned a tremendous amount, and I had an amazing amount of help and support from those more knowledgeable than I. It was an incredible opportunity for growth. We have numerous openings for Torah discussion leaders  between now and the Holidays. You don't need to be a Judaicic scholar to do this. All you need is the desire to stretch yourself a bit. Anyone in the congregation will be willing to help you if you ask. If you have led  a Torah discussion in the past, please consider signing up again. If you haven't, please consider giving it a try. You can sign up on the website. Also please contact Judith Cohen (
cohenjudithx@gmail.com).

-Misty Davidson
WHERE ISRAELIS ARE HANGING OUT

Guess where Israelis are hanging out these days? Monastery gardens! “When you enter from noisy Damascus Road, you’re engulfed in serenity. It’s very easy to sink into thoughts about the meaning of life.,The chance to sit by yourself, to be alone, enhances this. The fact that many of these sites are green bubble inside a crowded built-up city also heightens the effect.
"

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-gardens-at-christian-monasteries-are-beguiling-israel-s-jews-1.8944545


-Joan Baronberg

DONATIONS

THANK YOU 

Thank you to Phil Weiser and Heidi Wald for generously donating to Kohelet!
VIRTUAL SHABBAT SERVICES
July 4, 2020

Zoom meeting info will be sent out on Fridays
PARSHA CHUKAT-BALAK
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

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   

SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES
If you have an announcement or request that you would like to send to the congregation, please email Eliza 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 SUNDAY AT 8PM PRIOR TO PUBLICATION (PUBLICATION IS EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING).

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