March 23 Weekly News
SHABBAT SERVICE March 26th
Parsha Tzav

SERVICE LEADER: Neiel Baronberg
TORAH READERS: Debra & David Flitter

TONIGHT!

Come to Kohelet's annual Purim party, where fun, festivity and frivolity will reign supreme (along with Queen Esther).

When: Wednesday March 23, 5:30 - 8:00
What: Pizza dinner, hamentaschen, beverages, kids' activities, adult activities, and the whole Megillah

What to bring:

  • costumes (optional, but lots of fun)
  • $5 per person
  • non-perishable food donations for Jewish Family Service's Weinberg Food Pantry
  • dessert (hamentaschen perhaps? other sweet delectables also welcome)
  • your party spirit

It's okay to come even if you have not RSVP'd...

KOHELET COMMUNITY SEDER

Save the date: First night April 22
Barbara Beiser is coordinating this event. We hope many Kohelet members will attend and bring their friends.
We will need more hands to help coordinate the project. If you have not volunteered for a Kohelet committee, this would be a good time to step-up.
We need your help. Kohelet only works with your engagement.
Contact Barbara beiserbj@gmail.com.

ANNUAL PESACH CLEANUP


Save the Date: Sunday morning April 17.
Details to follow.

A TOUR OF PROVERBS/MISHLEI WITH NEIEL

Proverbs 10

The words of Solomon

God will not let the righteous go hungry,
But he denies the wicked what they crave.
Negligent hands cause poverty, but diligent hands enrich.
Lay in stores during summer and be capable
Sleep during harvest and be incompetent.
Much talking causes much transgressing,
But he who curbs his tongue show sense.

JFS WEINBERG FOOD PANTRY SPRING FOOD DRIVE


Please help stop hunger in our community. The Jewish Family Service's Weinberg Food Pantry will begin their Passover/Easter food drive soon. Donations drop significantly in the springtime, straining the pantry's ability to feed the hungry at this time of year. All pantry clients have very low incomes, and food insecurity is a major concern in their lives.

As you begin cleaning for Passover and Spring, please remember JFS. All non-perishable food donations are welcome and encouraged. Please bring your donations to the JFS barrel that will be located at Kohelet in the hallway next to the sanctuary from March 23 to May 2. Last year, our small synagogue had one of the fullest bins of all churches and synagogues that participated. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Please contact Sharon Pincus with any questions at sharonrpincus@yahoo.com


WHO SIGNED UP FOR SETUP/CLEANUP THIS WEEK?

David Flitter
Debra Flitter
Irina Merson
Michael Merson

THANK YOU!!
Here is where you can sign up for Shabbat participation and for committees.
Thank you in advance for your good work!
Note that there are now multiple slots to sign up to co-lead a service
or a part of a service, as well as multiple slots to read a section of Torah
on each Shabbat.

KOHELET WEEKLY SERVICES AND STUDY GROUPS

Saturdays/Shabbat
9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary
10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m Childcare upstairs
12:00 p.m. Kiddush and dairy potluck

Mondays
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Talmud Study
(currently studying Megillat Esther) at 1410 Grant St. (3rd Floor Conference Room on North Side). Contact: Bruce Heitler bheitler@gmail.com.


Alternate Wednesday Mornings
7:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday Shacharit with focus - we read many parts that most people skip, and combine a Carlebach nusach with clear diction, call and response reading, and occasional meditative moments. It takes about 90 minutes, and we don't dawdle, except in a couple of spots. RSVP with Rafi, at 530-617-2605 or rmetz13@gmail.com.


Wednesday Evenings
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Adult study group focusing on the text of the Avos d'Rabbi Natan, at 170 South Dexter Street. This text is a collateral text for the Mishna Pirke Avot, with wide ranging comments that are often included in various texts of the Talmud. The participants include Rabbi Shachne Sommers of the Denver Community Kollel, as well as Kohelet members and non-members. Contact: Bruce Heitler bheitler@gmail.com.

Wednesday Evenings
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Peleh Yoetz - Parsha of the Week with Rabbi Hoffman at Shalom Al Yisrael, 694 S. Flamingo Court. Contact: Rabbi Howard Hoffman Sh6r6v4t9@aol.com.

Thursdays
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Talmud Study
(currently studying Bava Metzia) at 950 S. Cherry St. Ste 900. The group is led by Rabbi Howard Hoffman. Contact: Chuck Jacobs cjacobs@lohfshaiman.com.

Fridays
6:30 - 8 a.m.
Shacharit Carlebach Davening with Rabbi Hoffman at Kohelet, 428 S. Forest St.
and 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Hasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Hoffman at Kohelet. Contact: Rabbi Howard Hoffman Sh6r6v4t9@aol.com.

Sundays
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Shacharit Carlebach Davening with Rabbi Hoffman at Shalom Al Yisrael, 694 S. Flamingo Court.
and 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Parsha Study with Rabbi Hoffman at Shalom Al Yisrael, 694 S. Flamingo Court. Contact: Rabbi Howard Hoffman Sh6r6v4t9@aol.com.

Sunday Afternoons
5:00 - 6:15 p.m. Kohelet Teen Study Group
focusing on the classic mussar text The Paths of the Righteous at the Kohelet Building, 428 S. Forest St, pizza provided. We are addressing such topics as Worry, Slander, Love, Lying, and Fear. The class includes students from Bar Mitzvah through High School. Kohelet members and non-members participate in this class. Contact: Bruce Heitler bheitler@gmail.com.

YAHRZEITS
Kohelet is expanding a yahrzeit reminder service for Kohelet members. Please email your family names and yahrzeit dates to Steve Berson at bersons@comcast.net. Steve will send a reminder at the appropriate time so you can come to services to say Kaddish if you wish.

WHERE TO ACCESS THE KOHELET CALENDAR
http://kohelet.org/calendar/

USE OF THE PORTABLE ARK AND TORAH
Please contact Joel Barach to coordinate any offsite use: jebarach@yahoo.com.

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