Thank you!
Iyar 5780
May 13-19
 2020
Weekly
SAVE-THE-DATES
Master Calendar


MAY
Thurs., May 14 | 11:00 a.m. MDT|
Israel's 72nd Birthday Bash (info below)
Sat., May 16 | 10:00 a.m | Phil Wesier's quadruple bar mitzvah

JULY
Fri., July 10 | Library Shabbat

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LIBRARY SHABBAT RECAP

This past Friday 10 of us enjoyed a warm, intimate Library Shabbat Friday night dinner, virtually, of course. It was not the same thing as gathering in person, but it was the next best thing. The next Library Shabbat is scheduled for July 10. We don't yet know whether it will be in person or virtually. In any case, thought, please join us to help us welcome Shabbat.

 

-Misty Davidson

SPECIAL SHABBAT

May 16 is the quadruple anniversary of Phil Weiser's bar mitzvah. He and Heidi had planned to sponsor the event by reading Torah, providing a discussion, and hosting a festive lunch. Since we are all virtual now, the festive lunch won't happen, but the rest of the event will. Please join us to help Phil celebrate on May 16. Look for the magic Zoom numbers blasted out the day before.

 

-Misty Davidson

WHEN WILL KOHELET REOPEN?

Now that the stay-at-home orders have expired, Denver and Colorado are gradually opening up. At this point we don't know when Kohelet or the preschool, Ganainu, will reopen. Many of us are in a high risk group, so we are proceeding very slowly and cautiously. It is doubtful that anything will change before the summer. Your health and safety is our top priority. We will keep everyone informed as we go along. Thank you so much for all the support Kohelet members have shown.

 

-Misty Davidson

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE

If any Kohelet member or knows of someone that is in need due to the Coronavirus they should contact Jewish Family Service.  JFS can be reached at 720-248-4701.  Indicate their need and say they are seeking assistance from the JCo Fund.  JFS serves Jews and non-Jews alike.

 

-Alan Brandt

Calling all Kids and Teens!
ISRAEL'S 72ND BIRTHDAY BASH
Thurs., May 14 at 11:00 a.m. MDT

Come celebrate Israel’s birthday with us online! This special hour‑long program hosted by Rabbi Leor Sinai will feature Israeli history, nature, and music on the English date of Yom Ha’azmaut. 

Join on Facebook here

-Joan Baronberg

TALKS BY SUSAN HEITLER
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. MDT 

I am writing to invite you to join for a series of short interactive talks I'll being doing via Zoom. The goal of the series is to turn the emotional challenges posed by the coronavirus into an opportunity for building the skills for living an ever-more-loving life.

 

Jordan Polevoy, a former Denver native who lives currently in Raanana, Israel, initiated these talks. He is building a website that will host Israel-based talks, yoga and meditation classes, and more to help make this a time of thriving for all of us.

 

ZOOM link

 

-Susan Heitler

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

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

 

 
"Jews in Music" Presented by the Genesis Prize Foundation (Joan Baronberg)
Continually inspirational. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTk21PhgB2E&feature=youtu.be

VIRTUAL SHABBAT SERVICES
May 16, 2020
Phil Weiser's quadruple bar mitzvah

Zoom meeting info will be sent out on Fridays
PARSHA BEHAR-BECHUKOTAI
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