March 3 Weekly News
SHABBAT SERVICE March 6th
Parsha Vayekhel

SERVICE LEADER: Neiel Baronberg

KOHELET TALKS
Thurs., March 10
6:00 pm-supper, 6:45-8:30 program
WHAT I LEARNED FROM THE BAR/BAT MITZVAH PROCESS:
A panel of kids and parents. Coordinator: Aviva Siegel.

The next and vibrant KoheletTalk will be on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Please come to show your support as three of our recent Bar/Bat Mitzvahs will share their perspectives as new Jewish adults in our community. The panel of kids and parents will address what each pair has learned through the process of planning and executing their simcha.

Prospective Bar/Bat Mitzvah families, within and outside Kohelet, can gain insights and ask questions. Teacher-trainers can add in about the process of helping those interested begin their journey in Jewish adulthood. New ideas and everyone’s input about the challenges and benefits of this milestone process of Judaism will be welcomed.

Please join us and invite friends and colleagues who might be considering a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the future, who have had one in the past, or are simply interested in this traditional yet still unique experience that is an important part of Judaism and of Kohelet.

A casual supper will be available at 6:00 pm, and the program will start promptly at 6:45 pm. Please RSVP to: joanyaffa@gmail.com.

Bring us a question!


We love prepared, researched talks on the weekly parsha.
But we also thrive when someone brings a question related to the parsha that we can discuss. The following days are available for someone to lead a Torah discussion based on a question. Click here to sign up.

March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 23
May 7

Summary of Minutes from February Board Meeting

A TOUR OF PROVERBS/MISHLEI WITH NEIEL

Proverbs 7

In the dusk of evening, in the dark hours of night,
A woman comes with set purpose.
He is swayed with her eloquence,
And is turned aside with talk.
Thoughtlessly following like an ox going to slaughter.
Like a fool to the
stocks for punishment.
Do not stray for numerous are her victims.

SAVE THE DATE FOR PURIM
Wednesday Evening, March 23rd
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.

WHO SIGNED UP FOR SETUP/CLEANUP THIS WEEK?



Susan Berson
Irina Merson
Michael Merson
Heidi Wald

THANK YOU!!
COMMUNITY EVENTS
What: Chabad - Guys Night Out - Steak and Scotch
When: Kohelet - 428 S. Forest Thurs. March 3 at 6:30
Topic: Steak and Scotch: Outdoor grilled steak; selected scotch tastings
Discussion with scotch expert Jason Carroll - $50
Contact: neielbaronberg@gmail.com ; rsvp to reserve - jewishnightout.com

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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