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Weekly Whisper
Weekly Whisper

Happy Chanukah! 
Kol Emet Events

hannukiah.png Chanukah Shabbat Seder and Party
Everyone is Invited
Friday, December 19th  -  6:00p
Social Hall

Chanukah oh Chanukah come light your menorah with us!
Celebrate the 4th night of Chanukah at a family friendly Shabbat seder. Latkes, bagel and lox and more will be served! There will be a throwdown latke contest so bring your best to be judged! Dreidel playing and fun after dinner!

Cost: $30/family Members - $40/ Family non Members - $5/ extended family - $10/individual
RSVP by Monday Dec 8th.  Make checks payable to Kol Emet

See the Flier for more details.

Chanukah Tisch
A feast with learning, singing and l'chayims!
All Adults are invited
Sunday, December 21st  -  4:00p

Rabbi Anna will share a teaching about Chanukah (the kind you didn't learn in Hebrew School). We will enjoy a house concert by Sharim v'Sharot, the premier Jewish chorale in South Jersey and the Philadelphia area (sharimvsharot.com). Blessings, songs, and Chanukah candle lighting, and then feasting for all!  Enjoy latkes, Chinese food, and assorted Chanukkah delights.  BYOB!

See the flyer for more details.

Holiday Gift Drive

It is once again time for the Kol Emet Holiday gift drive. Our annual gift drive assists needy families from Federation Day Care, Easter Seals and Jewish Family Services.

Please use this link to sign up and be a part of this annual Mitzvah: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B094FAFAB23AB9-kolemet/7396155

Thanks so much for your support.

Aqua Fun Run
Youth Group Grades 3rd through 5th
Sunday, January 4th - 2:00-4:00p
Newtown Athletic Club (NAC)

Come join the Junior Youth Group(3rd-5th graders) for an Aqua Fun Run at the NAC on January 4th.

Cost: $15 for Aqua Fun Run, snacks and drinks.

RSVP to Risha Neil at rishaneil@aol.com (or 215-668-7992) by Dec. 26th.

phillies_logo.pngYouth Group Grades 6th through 8th
Snow Tubing Trip
January 18th - 12:30-3:00p
Bear Creek Mountain

Come out to enjoy an afternoon of snow tubing on Bear Creek Mountain with your Kol Emet friends! Please let me know if your child is interested and if your available to drive and chaperone. We should expect to leave this area around 10:30 and to be back around 5:00 p.m. 

Cost: $30 plus money for refreshments 

RSVP by December 14th to emalinoff@gmail.com

What's New...

Youth Group Snow Tubing Event

Youth Group Aqua Fun Run

This Week
Dec 12 (Fri) 7:30p: 
Dec 13 (Sat) 10:00a: Hey Class Shabbat Service

6:00p: Enrichment Class Sleepover at Kol Emet
Dec 14 (Sun) Enrichment and Family Ed. to the JRA

10:00a: Hoppin' Through the Holidays
Dec 16 (Tue) 1st Night of Chanukah

4:45p: Religious School Classes

6:00p: RS Family Chanukah Celebration
Dec 17 (Wed) 4:45p: Religious School Classes

6:00p: RS Family Chanukah Celebration

7:00p: BBYO Meeting
Dec 18 (Thu) 7:15a: Morning Minyan - A rousing, traditional service with Torah reading. Breakfast to follow.

This week's parasha
(torah portion)

"He settled"
Genesis 37:1-40:23

Jacob is shown to favor his son Joseph, whom the other brothers resent. Joseph has dreams of grandeur. (Genesis 37:1-11) After Joseph's brothers had gone to tend the flocks in Shechem, Jacob sends Joseph to report on them. The brothers decide against murdering Joseph but instead sell him into slavery. After he is shown Joseph's coat of many colors, which had been dipped in the blood of a kid, Jacob is led to believe that Joseph has been killed by a beast. (Genesis 37:12-35)  Tamar successively marries two of Judah's sons, each of whom dies. Judah does not permit her levirate marriage to his youngest son. She deceives Judah into impregnating her. (Genesis 38:1-30)  God is with Joseph in Egypt until the wife of his master, Potiphar, accuses him of rape, whereupon Joseph is imprisoned. (Genesis 39:1-40:23).

bbyologo2014.jpgBBYO Chapter Meetings
Next Meeting: Dec. 17

Both BBYO Teen chapters (9th to 12th grades) will be meeting on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00p- 8:30pm.

Just a reminder that 8th graders will be able to join in January and then attend the meetings.

If your teen has not joined, please do so before the next meeting. https://b-linked.bbyo.org/membership/

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming meetings. January 21st, February 25th, March 25th, April 29th,

May 20th & June 10th

Other Jewish Opportunities in our Community

Special Needs Birthright Trip to Israel
FREE Trip to Israel for Special Needs Young Adults
Special Needs Young Adults (18-26)
Summer 2015
Registration - December 2014

Spread the word!! A group trip is being planned for this summer with Taglit-Birthright Israel for young adults with special needs.  If you know of a Jewish young adult living anywhere in the U.S. who has either an attentional disorder, a language-based learning disability, complex learning disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, or a similar type of challenge, who might be interested in going on a Birthright trip to Israel during the summer of 2015, please let them know about this amazing opportunity.  Contact Elizabeth Jacobs at egjacobs@aol.com.

Cost: FREE!!

 BBYO VIP 76ers Game bbyologo2014.jpg76erslogo.jpg
8th to 12th Grade Jewish Teens
Date: December 15th (Monday)
5 pm - 11 pm
Bus leaves from Kol Emet to the Wells Fargo Center

BBYO 8th-12th grade Jewish Teens, don't miss out on a VIP club box experience at a 76ers game on Dec. 15th. There is a bus leaving from Kol Emet, so reserve your seat!

Please join us on Monday, December 15th as we head to the Wells Fargo Center to see the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Boston Celtics. We will be watching the game from a TEENS-ONLY CLUB BOX SUITE, and following the game we will have 1 hour for a PRIVATE POST-GAME SHOOT-AROUND ON THE WELLS FARGO COURT! That's not all - there will be additional surprises! This is an event you definitely won't want to miss! The cost of tickets is heavily subsidized, and bus transportation to and from the Wells Fargo Center will be provided from 2 locations. 

Teens do not need to be BBYO members to attend, so tell your friends to join you! This even is open to ALL Jewish teens in grades 8-12.

Don't delay - spots for this event will fill quickly! Register today! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x6aJnxEFZxJ8h5VlQo8poifiZVKM0I7FNIl7u7pIpNk/viewform?usp=send_form

Cost: $36
Contact: Arielle Weisberg Associate Regional Director 484.429.6645 aweisberg@bbyo.org with questions.

NYC Bus Trip to See "Wiesenthal" the Play
Anyone aged 11 and older
Date: January 11, 2015
Leaving 9:00am from KE

Filled with hope, humanity and humor, Wiesenthal is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. Nicknamed the "Jewish James Bond," he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble, Wiesenthal was a universal hero. His unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life.

Our trip includes: Coach Bus to NYC to/from Kol Emet; boxed breakfast; snack; ticket to the show. There will be time for sightseeing, shopping, and lunch on your own.

See the flyer for more details


Cost: $75 per person

phillies_logo.pngIsrael Birthday Celebration and Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies
Everyone is invited
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
4:30p - 9:30p
Citizen's Bank Park

Please plan on joining us for a festive celebration of Israel's 67th birthday AND the opportunity to enjoy a great evening of Phillies baseball with special surprises.  We hope that the entire Jewish community will join in the fun. This year's JEWISH HERITAGE NIGHT WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES will feature a special pre-game Israel celebration along Citizens Bank Way.

Before the game, enjoy a kids' zone of games, crafts and engaging activities for children of all ages; Krav Maga demonstrations; live music; Israeli dance and an authentic Shuk with vendors offering foods, art, jewelry and other gift items from our Jewish homeland.  The celebration continues before the gates open with Klezmer and Middle Eastern musical performances. The first pitch will be fielded by Federation President Bud Newman and there will be special surprises between innings.  Glatt kosher food will be for sale at our special kiosk.

Please make sure to mark your calendars for this very special community event.

Please check out www.jewishphilly.org for more information in the coming weeks.

See the Flier for more info.

Kol Emet Information

Check out these amazing and simple Fund Raisers:

Helping Kol Emet is as easy as grocery shopping! - Shop with gift cards youbuy from Kol Emet at ACME, McCaffrey's and Giant. Purchase your giftcards at face value using this form,calling or emailingthe office and Kol Emet gets 5%. Place your order by the 20th of eachmonth for delivery at the beginning of the month.

Target Redcard promotion - Designate KOL EMET PK AND KG

McCaffrey's Cash Register Tapes - save your register receipts and bringthem in.  There are collection containers in the upstairsoffice and downstairs lobby.

Giant A+ School Rewards Program - Log on to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplusto designate our school online using your Giant BonusCard or Filloutthe attached formand bring or mail it in to the School office or the Main office.

Box Tops forEducation - Cut out the box tops and put in collectioncontainers

Join Shoprite's Rewards Program for Kol Emet- Kol Emet Preschool is now part of ShopRite's rewards program! ShopRite stores are giving away up to $1 Million to localschools during the 2014-2015 school year via Box Tops for Education.Here's how it works:
1) Register your Price Plus club card at www.ShopRiteforMySchool.comand select Kol Emet to support.
2) Shop for participating products at ShopRite during advertisedpromotions using your Price Plus club card.
3) Earnings are automatically credited to your school.  SHOPRITEFORMYSCHOOL.COM

Religious School News

Kol Emet Pre-School and Kindergarten News

The current Kol Emet Calendar can be found at www.kolemet.org/calendar
Clickon a certain event on the calendar to view most of the pertinent details of that event.

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