Thank you!
Elul 5778-Tishrei 5779
Sep 5-11, 2018

Weekly
SAVE-THE-DATES

Holy Days
Sun., Sept. 9: Erev Rosh Hashanah (No Services)
Mon., Sept. 10: 8:30 am: Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Tues., Sept. 11: 9:00 am: Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Tues., Sept. 18: 6:30 pm: Erev Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre
Wed., Sept. 19: 8:30 am: Yom Kippur

Other Kohelet Events
Sat., Sept. 15: Celebrate with the Bersons. See below.

Sun., Sept. 23: 10:30 am: Help build the Kohelet succah

Wed., Sept. 26: 6:00 pm: Potluck dinner in Kohelet succah
ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMINDER FOR ROSH HASHANAH DAY 2

Our lunch on the second day of Rosh Hashanah is a potluck meal.  Just a reminder to bring something for everyone to enjoy.  Thank you!

-Susan Berson
SUCCOT
Sun., Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Wed., Sept 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Please join in and help build the Kohelet succah.  We will gather at Kohelet on Sunday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m. 
Bring schach for our roof if that is easy for you.
Work gloves are useful. 
Coffee and donuts as usual.

Then pot-luck dinner and commentary in the succah on Wednesday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m.  We hope to see you there.

RSVP for both dates would be helpful.

-Neiel Baronberg
neielbaronberg@gmail.com
CELEBRATE WITH THE BERSONS
Saturday, Sept. 15

Susan and Steve Berson's 50th wedding anniversary is Saturday, September 15, and they hope you will celebrate with them at services that day.  Please join us for a special Shabbat lunch; the main course and dessert will be provided so please bring a salad or side dish.  No gifts, please!

-Susan Berson

KOHELET HIGH HOLY DAYS 5779 – Sign Up Now

If you have not yet signed up to attend Kohelet's spiritually stimluating High Holy Days services, please do so now.  The dates are fast approaching, and we need to hear from you ASAP so that we can plan for meals, babysitting, seating, etc.  Also, watch the newsletter and our website for more information.  We look forward to seeing you!

Sun., Sept. 9:  Erev Rosh Hashanah (No Services)
Mon., Sept. 10: 8:30 am: Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Tues., Sept. 11: 9:00 am: Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Tues., Sept. 18: 6:30 pm: Erev Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre

All services will take place at Beit Kohelet, 428 South Forest Street.


This year because of the unavailability of some of our fabulous, tried-and-true service leaders (due to illness) Kohelet is changing its usual format in some ways and trying out a few creative approaches. For example, this year in lieu of Erev Rosh Hashanah services, we are organizing holiday dinners for groups of Kohelet members on Sunday, September 9. Various members will host, and everyone else will be invited to a specific home for a pot luck Erev Rosh Hashanah meal with all the honey-sweet fixings.  Of course, you are not obligated to attend, but we hope you will!  We think these festive Kohelet dinners will be a wonderful way to begin the holiday in our community!  Stay tuned for your invitation. 

Another creative touch in 2018 will take place on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, when we will use an alternative mahzor for a meaningful, participatory service.

Our much-loved features will remain -- the singing, the sermons, the Torah and haftorah readings, the community meals, the camaraderie -- to enable everyone to enjoy Kohelet's typically warm and spiritual High Holy Days observance.


Please watch the Kohelet newsletter and our website for more information.

With Our Warmest Wishes for the New Year,
Kohelet High Holy Days Committee
 

FEES

Dues-paying Members:
Singles $120
Families with two people $240
Families with more than two people $320
Childcare $40 per child

Non-Members:
Singles $150
Families with two people $300
Families with more than two people $380
Childcare $40 per child

Fees include a catered lunch the first day of Rosh Hashanah, a potluck lunch the second day, and a catered break-fast on Yom Kippur. Childcare fee includes snacks on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and a pizza lunch on Yom Kippur.

CHILDCARE

We will provide childcare for children between the ages of 2 and 12. Childcare will take place at Beit Kohelet during the times listed below. All children are welcome at services for appropriate periods of time under adult supervision. We are not able to provide childcare for children under the age of two. We welcome adults who are taking care of infants and toddlers to attend services with their children to the extent appropriate.

Rosh Hashanah Day 1: 10 am - 1 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day 2: 10 am - 1 pm
Yom Kippur: 10 am - 2 pm and 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

EXTRA HIGH HOLY DAYS PARKING

If you have trouble finding parking, you may use the Augustana Lutheran overflow parking lot on E. Dakota Avenue.  Once again, the church has generously agreed to allow us the use of this parking area.

DONATIONS

As always, additional donations, which help sustain the various programs that Kohelet offers, are welcome and encouraged. Donations in memory of family members are especially appropriate at this time of year. Donation envelopes will also be available.

PAYMENT

CLICK HERE to pay by PayPal or credit card. If you don't have a PayPal account and do not want to set one up, click the PayPal page's lower link ("Pay by Debit or Credit Card") and you will be able to pay using your credit card.

OR PAY BY CHECK. Make your check out to Kohelet, and mail it to:

Kohelet - High Holidays
c/o Judith Cohen
1489 Steele St. #212
Denver, CO 80206

Please note "HH" in the memo of your check and include a breakdown of payments for registration, childcare, and donation.

If you have a need for REDUCED FEES, contact us in confidentiality. Having you at services is always our priority.

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who make Kohelet's High Holidays programming possible.  


QUESTIONS?

Email one of the co-chairs at bersons2@comcast.net
or SusanBack@comcast.net

Thank you to Neiel Baronberg and Ed Stein for signing up for Setup/Cleanup this week!
SHABBAT SERVICES
September 8
9:15 AM

SERVICE LEADER:
Neiel Baronberg
Parsha Nitzav-im

Dvar:
Ed Stein
To sign up for leading Shabbat services; Torah reading or dvar discussion; or Shabbat setup/cleanup, click HERE
Make a donation to Kohelet HERE

KOHELET BUILDING USE
To schedule additional activities, please email Barbara Beiser at beiserbj@gmail.com to confirm availability.

USE OF THE PORTABLE ARK AND TORAH
Please contact Barbara Beiser to coordinate any offsite use: beiserbj@gmail.com

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 6PM PRIOR TO PUBLICATION (PUBLICATION IS EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING).

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