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Iyar 5780
May 6-12
 2020
Weekly
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MAY

Wed., May 6 | 8-9:30 p.m. |
"We Stand Divided" Book Discussion on ZOOM

Fri., May 8 | Virtual Library Shabbat Dinner
Sat., May 16 |
 Phil and Heidi sponsor Shabbat in honor of Phil's quadruple (13x4) bar mitzvah - TBD
Sat., May 30 | Graduate/Youth Shabbat - TBD

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TONIGHT! WE STAND DIVIDED: BOOK DISCUSSION
Wed., May 6 8-9:30 p.m. by Zoom
 

We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel
by Daniel Gordis

This book delineates the long history of the rift between American Jews and Israel, from before the establishment of the State of Israel. Are Jews a religious group or a nation? Americans, the author posits, tend to think of Jews as a religious group, while Israelis think of Jews as a nation, with all shades of gray in between. The author also talks about the importance for both groups of listening to and cooperating with, the other.

The book is relatively short. If you are interested in taking part in this discussion, please email Daniel.savin@cuanschutz.edu.

 

-Dan Savin

VIRTUAL LIBRARY SHABBAT DINNER
Fri., May 8 at 6:00 p.m.

This Friday, May 8, is the date of our regularly scheduled Library Shabbat Friday night dinner. Since were are doing it virtually, we decided to try something brand new. We will be sending the Zoom numbers to everyone in hopes that as many people as possible can join us for dinner. If you'd like to feel as if you are having guests for Shabbat dinner, and if you'd enjoy some lively conversation, please join as on Friday, May 8 at 6:00 pm. Neiel will lead us in a Torah Discussion. Look for a blast out this Thursday with the Zoom numbers.
 

-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

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF TRACK 

Rebecca Ramo-Cofiño recorded this track on behalf of Rabbi Howard Hoffman.  Davening for all those in need of healing.

https://m.soundcloud.com/rebecca-ramo/sabbath-prayer-fiddler-on-the-roof-1

-Rebecca Ramo-Cofiño

TALKS BY SUSAN HEITLER

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.

 

If you should want to join but the timing is problematic, the talks will be posted shortly, possibly within a week, on Jordan's soon-to-be-launched website.

 

Please see the attached flyer (below). The attachment includes the times of the talk in each time-zone.

In addition, here is the ZOOM link to the talk.

 

-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 9, 2020

Zoom meeting info will be sent out on Fridays
PARSHA EMOR
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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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