Chanukah Shabbat Seder and Party
Everyone is Invited
Friday, December 19th - 6:00p
oh Chanukah come light your menorah with us!
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
$30/family Members - $40/ Family non Members - $5/ extended family -
by Monday Dec 8th. Make checks payable
to Kol Emet
See the Flier for more details.
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
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:
Thanks so much for your support.
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
Cost: $15 for Aqua Fun Run, snacks
RSVP to Risha Neil at email@example.com (or 215-668-7992) by Dec. 26th.
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
Cost: $30 plus money for
RSVP by December 14th to
|Dec 12 (Fri)
|Dec 13 (Sat)
||10:00a: Hey Class
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)
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.
Vayeishev "He settled"
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).
|BBYO Chapter Meetings
Next Meeting: Dec. 17
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
Opportunities in our Community
Needs Birthright Trip to
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE Trip to Israel for Special Needs Young Adults
Special Needs Young Adults (18-26)
Registration - December 2014
BBYO VIP 76ers Game
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
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
Don't delay - spots for this event will fill quickly!
Register today! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x6aJnxEFZxJ8h5VlQo8poifiZVKM0I7FNIl7u7pIpNk/viewform?usp=send_form
Contact: Arielle Weisberg Associate Regional Director 484.429.6645 email@example.com
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
ONLY 50 TICKETS AVAILABLE - DO NOT DELAY!
Cost: $75 per person
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
Please make sure to mark your calendars for this very special community
Please check out www.jewishphilly.org
for more information in the coming weeks.
the Flier for more info.
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
office and Kol Emet gets 5%. Place your order by the 20th of eachmonth
for delivery at the beginning of the month.
promotion - Designate KOL EMET PK AND KG
Cash Register Tapes
- save your register receipts and bringthem in. There are
collection containers in the upstairsoffice and downstairs lobby.
School Rewards Program - Log
on to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplusto
designate our school online using your Giant BonusCard or Filloutthe
bring or mail it in to the School office or the Main office.
forEducation - Cut out the box tops and put in
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
Pre-School and Kindergarten News
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