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SEPTEMBER 21
Weekly News


SHABBAT SERVICE SEPTEMBER 24
PARSHA KI TAVO

On Shabbat Sept 24, Julie Lieber, representing Kevah will briefly present their extended educational program to Kohelet. Please plan to attend to see if this opportunity might be something in which you would wish to participate. A Kohelet host would be asked to coordinate any involvement and act as a liaison with Kevah which organizes all teaching programs. The Kohelet Board will sponsor and provide our Shabbat meal.

DONATIONS THIS WEEK

Steve and Marie Cardin
HIGH HOLY DAYS

If you haven’t yet signed up for the High Holy Days, please know that we need to hear from you ASAP in order to plan for meals, babysitting, set-up, etc. Details below.


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

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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.

REQUEST FROM IO LOECHELL

Io Loechell is seeking a few people who would like to participate in a short (5-10 min) Kirtan sequence at her Bat Mitzvah Nov.19. This would consist of chanting and percussion instruments. We would have a rehearsal some time beforehand, but it would be informal and can even be done from your seats. If you want to volunteer an instrument (no strings or wind), that would be great, even if you don’t wish to participate. Please email Io at ioloechell@gmail.com.

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.

MEMORIAL SERVICE - NAMES FROM PAST YEAR
Dear Kohelet Friends,
As Yom Kippur approaches, we are planning a short Memorial Service just before the Yiskor service. In the service, we say aloud the names of close relatives of Kohelet Members who have passed away IN THE YEAR SINCE LAST YOM KIPPUR.
Can you please email me at dianejpincus@gmail.com with the names to honor in this service and also please mention your relationship to the person to be remembered and whether they were members of Kohelet.
With many thanks, Diane Pincus

PROPHETS AND COMMENTARY WITH NEIEL

The Prophets Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi

Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi all returned to Jerusalem with Ezra after the Babylonian exile. The history of this period describes the rebuilding of the second temple and is described in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah.

Haggai encouraged this rebuilding despite severe poverty, weakness and loss of enthusiasm and feeling the task was too great. His prophesy restored hope as he exhorted that, “God is with you and will bless you”. Zechariah also lived at this time, around 520 B.C.E in Jerusalem. He also encouraged the temple rebuilding and demanded spiritual strength noting the promise of things to come including the idea of Messiah. He prophesied future exile, persecution and the scattering of the nation. His message of hope was that Jerusalem would eventually become the religious center of the world and that, "God will dwell among you.”

After the temple was rebuilt there was disappointment that the kingdom did not regain its previous glory. The people returned to previous non-observant ways, neither honoring nor respecting God, intermarrying, not paying tithes, and not faithfully teaching the law. Enter Malachi who rebukes the people for not seeing God’s love despite being blessed. “God will judge you before he deals with other nations. God will deal harshly with the wicked, while the righteous will be spared judgment”. He reassures those of Judah that Elijah will return and preach once again. Malachi is considered the last of the prophets all of whom warn us of the consequences of not performing as god would have us do.


WHO SIGNED UP FOR SETUP/CLEANUP THIS WEEK?

Susan Berson

THANK YOU!!

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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