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SEPTEMBER 14
Weekly News


SHABBAT SERVICE SEPTEMBER 17
PARSHA KI TEITZEI

Service Leader:
Neiel Baronberg
Torah Reader: Allie Schechter

Please join us for a special Kiddush/Oneg sponsored by the Board following services on Saturday September 24th. In addition to delicious food provided by the Board, we have invited Julie Lieber, Director of Education and Programs of Kevah, to present for 15 minutes in the library after lunch on the educational opportunities that Kevah could provide to Kohelet members.
Food for the body and food for the soul!

DONATIONS THIS WEEK
Aviva and Dan Siegel

CORRECTION FROM LAST WEEK
IN HONOR OF NEIEL: from Debra and David Flitter
HIGH HOLY DAYS

Have you signed up for the High Holy Days? Our services, meals, and camaraderie promise to be just as wonderful as ever, and we want to see you there! Here are the details. Please sign up today!

Also watch the newsletter and our
website for more information as it becomes available.

Dates and times:
Erev Rosh Hashanah: October 2, 6:30 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah Day 1: October 3, 8:30 a.m.
Rosh Hashanah Day 2: October 4, 8:30 a.m.
Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre): October 11, 6:15 p.m.
Yom Kippur Morning, October 12, 8:30 a.m.
Yom Kippur Mincha, October 12, 4:15 p.m.
Yom Kippur Maariv and Break-the-Fast: October 12, 7:26 p.m.

Alternative Service in the library on Rosh Hashanah Day 1, October 3, Time TBD. Other than during the alternative service, the library will provide a quiet introspective space for individual prayer or meditation.

All services will take place at Beit Kohelet.

Fees for Members:
Singles $120
Families with two people $240
Families with more than two people $320
Childcare $40 per child

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

Fees for Non-Members (those who don’t pay Kohelet dues):
Singles $150
Families with two people $300
Families with more than two people $380
Childcare $40 per child

Ask us about our NEW $100 first-time membership fee!

Childcare:
Rosh Hashanah Day 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah Day 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Yom Kippur, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
All childcare will take place at Beit Kohelet.

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

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who are helping to make Kohelet’s High Holy Days programming possible.

Questions: Email Susan at bersons2@comcast.net.

Click below to pay by either credit card or check. If you have a need for reduced fees, contact us in confidentiality. Having you at services is always our top priority.

KOHELET 2016 FALL RETREAT


Registration is open now.

November 4-6 at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch

$375 family
$200 single sharing
$300 single not sharing

Click below to register. You can then pay by either credit card or check.

The final deadline to reserve your spot is October 6th.

Contact Debra Flitter with questions.

PROPHETS AND COMMENTARY WITH NEIEL

The Prophet Micah

Micah lived at the end of the 8th C. B.C.E. in the southern Kingdom of Judah about 150 years before the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. Idolatry was rampant, rich oppressed the poor and the laws of Torah were rejected. He warned that as a result, both the North and the South of Israel would be destroyed and this did occur. As with Isaiah, who lived at the same time, he concentrated his bitterness upon the ruling classes who enriched themselves as the expense of those less privileged.

Micah’s invectives against the leaders and judges attacked those “who make crooked all that is straight”. He had harsh words for the judges “that can be bribed and priest that can be hired and who say Evil cannot befall us”. If they persist “Zion would be plowed up like a field and Jerusalem would be a ruinous heap”. He argued with the people saying “God has done great deeds but Israel neglects him”. God speaks through Micah saying” My people what have I done unto you?” Have i not brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of slavery and sent Moses, Aaron and Miriam to lead you? He ends with his most famous and well known exhortation: “ God has told you what is required: only to do justly, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God”.


WHO SIGNED UP FOR SETUP/CLEANUP THIS WEEK?

Susan Berson

THANK YOU!!
COMMUNITY EVENTS

Event: Preparing for the High Holidays. A talk by Rabbi Binyomin Halpern of the Denver Kollel.
Where: Aish Denver - 9550 E. Belleview - refreshments provided.
When: Thursday Sept 1 at 7 pm
Info: Rabbi Halpern is Denver Kollel Scholar in Residence will speak on physical , emotional and spiritual preparation during Elul.
Contact: Ken Weil kencweil@gmail.com for further information

Event: Ekar Farm seasonal harvesting
When: Sunday September 18th 1:00-3:00
Where: Ekar Farm, 6825 E. Alameda Ave.: A community farm that grows food for various hunger relief agencies.
Info: Abrahamic Initiative family event - bring sunscreen and prepare for dirty shoes.
Donations will be appreciated appreciated
Contact: Chuck Jacobs for further information chj1908@aol.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.

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

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