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Weekly Whisper
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High Holiday Food Drive Continues Through Oct. 5 
Kol Emet Events

High Holiday Food Drive
Sept. 12 through Oct. 5

The High Holiday Food Drive will run from September 12 - October 5. This year, we are collecting PROTEIN (nut butters, beans, canned fish) for the Mitzvah Food Pantry. Last year, we collected more than 2000 pounds of food for those in need. Please add your donation to the large bin located in the lobby during the High Holidays.

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Pot Luck Lunch
Everyone is invited
Friday, September 26 after Rosh Hashanah service
Kol Emet Social hall

Please join your Kol Emet family for our second annual second day Rosh Hashanah Pot Luck lunch. There is never enough time after services to chat with friends not seen all summer long. We had a lovely time last year continuing the wonderful feeling of community by breaking bread together after our morning of prayer. Please join us and bring a dairy vegetarian offering to share.

Cost: free

KidStuff Coupon Book Sale from the Preschool PTO
Books on sale through October 1st

The Preschool PTO is selling KidStuff coupon books as a fundraiser. The books cost $25 and contain hundreds of dollars worth of savings with coupons to local attractions, retail stores and restaurants. The preschool receives at least 50% of the profit from each book. Please contact Lauren Templeton at laurenedelstein@hotmail.com if you are interested in purchasing a book.

Cost: $25

BBYO Informational Meeting
Parents and 9-12th grade Teenagers
Wednesday, October 1st  -  7-8p
Kol Emet Social hall

All teens (entering grades 9-12) and parents who are interested ingetting involved in this new chapter (group) are invited to join us atKol Emet on Wednesday, October 1st from 7:00-8:00PM for aninformational session with Jeff Koch and Arielle Weisberg, our BBYORegional leaders.  Jeff and Arielle would love to have theopportunity to meet everyone in person as they speak to how BBYO canbest serve our community and answer any questions you may have.

All teens and parents are welcome to attend, regardless of whether ornot they are Kol Emet members. Please share this information withanyone you think may be interested!  RSVP to Bob Frey at Allteens and parents are welcome to attend, regardless of whether ornot they are Kol Emet members. Please share this information withanyone you think may be interested!  RSVP to Bob Frey at bfrey@kolemet.org.

Mitzvah Day
Everyone is invited
October 19, 2014
9:00a - 2:00p
Kol Emet

Join with Kol Emet as we pursue Tikkin Olam - Repairing a Broken
World - through the following activities:

1.  Adopt-A-Highway - Help cleanup local street.
2. Red Cross Blood Drive - Donate needed blood.
3. Aid For Friends Meal Packaging - Bring in frozen food to prepare forhome delivery
4.Trenton Rescue Mission - Donate ANY household item to benefit theless
5. Animal Rescues - Adopt a pet, save a life.
6. Loaves And Fishes Food Pantry - Donate nonperishable food for all ofBucks

Contact Howard Greenberg - hymizzy@aol.comfor specific times for eachevent.

ParlorMeetings this fall with Rabbi Anna
Everyone is invited
Various Dates and Locations - see below

SAVE ONE OF THESE DATES toget acquainted with Rabbi Anna at a Kol Emet Parlor gathering thisfall!  Each gathering will be hosted in a congregant's home(locations to come soon) in either Yardley, Newtown or Langhorne. They are an opportunity for peope to explore, share, listen,dream and brainstorm about what we want for our Jewish community. They are a chance for Rabbi Anna to hear your thoughts andconnect with you.  

Please select a date from teh list below aswe are aiming for 100% participation.  If you would like tohost one of the parlor gatherings and/or have any questions, pleasecontact Jill Gordon at yardley4@comcast.net.Specific locations will be posted by the end of August.

Oct 26 - 10a - Home of Stan and Melody Katz - 311 Flour Lane, Langhorne
Nov 2 - 4p - Home of Heidi and Tony Bush - 515 Southridge Cir, Yardley
Nov 16 - 4p - Home of Jill and David Gordon - 1006 Meridian Way, Yardley
Nov 23 - 10a - Home of Claudie and Scott Williams - 4 Timber KnollDrive, Washington Crossing
Dec 7 - 10a - Home of Lauren and Adam Miller - 1933 Wellington Dr,Langhorne

What's New...

KidStuff Coupon Books

Mitzvah Day

School News

Sep 25 (Thu) Rosh Hashanah
Sep 26 (Fri) Rosh Hashanah
  Shabbat Services areCancelled
Sep 27 (Sat) Shabbat Services areCancelled
Sep 28 (Sun) 10:00a:Enrichment 
Sep 30 (Tue) 7:30p: Board Meeting
7:30p: Choir Practice
Oct 1 (Wed) BBYO Meet and Greet

Thisweek's parasha
(torah portion)

Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52

The word Ha’azinu literally means "give ear," an expression meaning"Listen to this." It is also the name of the fifty-third andsecond-to-last reading from the Torah. It is the first word of the Songof Moses, which begins with the words "Give ear (Ha’azinu), O heavens,and let me speak" (Deuteronomy 32:1). This Torah portion is only asingle chapter long, and the majority of it consists of the Song ofMoses. The Song of Moses is a prophetic oracle warning Israel aboutapostasy to come and the resulting wrath of God. The song looks farinto the future, even envisioning the Messianic advent amid rich andfrightening apocalyptic imagery. After the conclusion of the song,Moses is told to ascend Mount Nebo and overlook the Promised Landbefore dying.

Other JewishOpportunities in our Community

Camp JRF Fall Retreat
Friday, October 17 at 5:00p through Sunday, October 19 at11:00a
Camp JRF (South Sterling, PA)

Students in Grades 5ththrough 10th

A weekend filled with fun, experiential Jewish education, friends andall the excitement of Camp.

Cost: $225 covers housing, meals, staffsupervision and program expenses.

Complete the RegistrationForm beforeOctober 7, 2014.


JewishFederation of GreaterPhiladelphia
Career Expo
October 22,2014 - 10:00a - 2:00p

On behalf of the Jewish Federation of GreaterPhiladelphia and JEVS Human Services Career Strategies, we invite youand your congregation to this fall’s Career Expo, taking place at theJewish Community Services Building on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  As unemployment can sometimes feel verystigmatizing, and with many applicants competing online forjobs,  a well-publicized Career Expo is a much-neededcommunity resource and an opportunity for job seekers to gainassistance in fine-tuning  their resumes and cover letters,hone interview and networking skills and meet directly with corporatedecision-makers.  Our October Expo will build on our highlysuccessful career fair held this past May for over 225 job seekers.

We are pleased to be able to offer these services – resume check-up,networking and interview skills workshops, and career consulting – atno charge.

Clickhere for the flyer.

Introduction to Judaism:Exploring Jewish Beliefs and Practices
Everyone is Invited
Thursday Evenings from October23 through May 7  -  7-9p
(no class on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1,3/5, 4/2)
Shir Ami, 101 Richboro Road,Newtown

Explore, discuss, and experience the basics of Jewishthought and practice with rabbis from different streams of Judaism. If you are: in an interfaith relationship, consideringconversion, aJew looking for adult-level basics, a seeker and a lifelong learner -THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!

If you want to know more about: Jewish ethics and values, Holidays andthe Jewish calendar, Prayers and liturgy, Life cycle celebrations andpassages, Jewish beliefs that underpin Jewish practices - THIS COURSEIS FOR YOU!

Cost: $150.00 for 24 weeks of study
RSVP to Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy (rabbianna@gmail.comor rabbianna@kolemet.orgor office@kolemet.org)

Seethe flyer for more details.

Kol EmetInformation

Check outtheseamazing and simple Fund Raisers:

Helping Kol Emet isas 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 Redcardpromotion - Designate KOL EMET PK AND KG

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

Giant A+ SchoolRewards 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

JoinShoprite'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

Endowment Fund

Endowment Fund in honor of your loved ones or special event. TheEndowment Fund is a pool of contributions used for the enrichment ofour community. Projects financed by the Endowment Fund include: severalpieces of play equipment in the newly expanded playground for thepreschool and full-day kindergarten students, the choir director forHoliday Services, and additional musical accompaniment at servicesthroughout the year. It is a great way to support Kol Emet and tocelebrate your Simcha!

Tree of Life

Help the Tree of Life continue to grow, while youhelp the synagoguefinancially, it is a lasting way to recognize Simchas within oursynagogue family. The leaves and rocks on the Tree of Life sculpturecelebrate people special to you and will help establish a permanentlegacy for our synagogue.

Not only for a Bar/ Bat Mitzvah, it is a way to commemorate an alephconsecration, confirmation, graduation,wedding, birth of a child or grandchild, a specialbirthday,anniversary, any milestone or life cycle event.

The one-time cost topurchase each are $200 for a leaf and $700 for a stone.

Contact:BobFrey, Executive Director at 215-493-8522 ext. 113 or bfrey@kolemet.org

HonoringYour Loved Ones at Kol Emet

Remembering the people that have beenimportant in our lives is an important Jewish tradition. We rememberthose we hold dear at their Yahrtzeit, when we say Yizkor, and byhonoring their memory by placing their name in a synagogue memorialarea. Our new addition to The Levine Memorial Alcove, located in thelobby, is ready to accept  names.  Attachedis a list of questions and answers that will provide you with thenecessary information to make a decision regarding your participationin this Wall of Remembrance. If you are interested in placing a name(s)in the Levine Memorial Alcove, please completethe form and return it to the office at your earliestconvenience with payment in  full. 

: Bob Frey, Executive Director at 215-493-8522 ext.113

ReligiousSchool News

Regular classes on Tuesday 9/30 and Wednesday 10/1.

Remember to sign up for: Pancake Breakfast, Pizza in the Hut, SukkahHop, Mitzvah Day
Kol EmetPre-School and Kindergarten News

Join us for the Rosh Hashanah Preschool Family service on 9/25 from12:45p-1:45p - everyone is invited (downstairs)

Preschool is closed on Thursday 9/25 and Friday 9/26

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

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