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Sivan-Tammuz 5780
June 17-23
 2020
Weekly
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JUNE
Tues., June 16 | 7:00 p.m. | Virtual Board Meeting

JULY
Fri., July 10 | Library Shabbat

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PSALMS

With Chuck’s initiative, we have begun reading Psalms at the beginning and end of Kohelet online services.
I will now begin a series of very brief comments drawn from other teachers on each of the 150 Psalms.

For over 3000 years, it is said, that every situation in a Jew’s life has been reflected in the chapters of Psalms, Tehillim.
This was the book of which HaShem said to King David: “One day of your songs and praises is more precious to Me than the thousands of wisdom offerings of your son Solomon”.
It is also written:  David becomes the harp upon which his emotions sing or weep.  And that his words comfort us in strife, in triumph and in success.

Psalm 1

“Praiseworthy is the man that walked not in the consul of the wicked, and stood not in the path of the sinful, and sat not in the sessions of scorners”.
But his desire is in the Torah of HaShem, and in His Torah we meditate day and night. HaShem attends the way of the righteous while the way of the wicked will perish”.

The Book of Psalms begins with a guide to life. We are cautioned to avoid the influence of evildoers and adopt the study of Torah which will lead to a life of purpose, joy and good fortune.

-Neiel Baronberg

Of all the current food trends, ancient grains might just be the original. This collection of nutritious whole grains are barley, kamut, millet, teff, oats, freekeh, bulgur, sorghum, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa, chia and farro. And just to make the Jewish connection even clearer, all but teff, quinoa, amaranth and chia originated in the Fertile Crescent, which was home to the first Jews — present-day Lebanon, Syria, Turkey Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan and Egypt. These grains are considered “ancient” not only because they originated so long ago but also because their basic structure, taste and appearance has stayed the same since they were developed by the first agriculturists.

WAYS TO HELP FROM HOME
 

Several of our members have suggested contributing to the following worthy causes. All of these organizations need help in responding to the COVID-19 crisis:

 
1. Food Bank of the Rockies:  
https://www.foodbankrockies.org/   (Neiel Baronberg)

2. Magan David Adom:  
https://afmda.org/   (Neiel Baronberg)

3. Shalom Park in honor or our own Jim Kurtz-Phelan (The fundraising dinner honoring him had to be cancelled) :  
https://shalompark.org/  (Michael Merson)

4. Jewish Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund (Helps a variety of Jewish organizations deal with current emergencies caused by this health crisis):  
https://jewishcolorado.org/  (Alan Brandt)
 

-Misty Davidson

DONATIONS

INSPIRATION FOR OUR TIME
We are setting aside this space to share recommended articles and videos to inspire us at this difficult time. Please send your recommendations to Eliza at admin@kohelet.org for inclusion in the newsletter.
Christine Borst (Misty Davidson)

Many Kohelet members have young grandchildren or at least know young children. This may be a particularly difficult time for them. Christine Borst, a clinical psychologist and children's author based in Colorado Springs has written and illustrated a book explaining coronavirus to children. The book is informative and comforting to both children and adults. By clicking on the following link, you can download it it pdf form to share with the young children in your lives. 
https://www.christineborst.com/


Israel Innovation at Work during Corona (Neiel Baronberg)
https://youtu.be/qAy15gPDQew

 

VIRTUAL SHABBAT SERVICES
June 20, 2020

Zoom meeting info will be sent out on Fridays
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