Shabbat and Pot Luck Dinner - Friday, March 20th
Supermarket Scrip Now and Help Kol Emet...and yourself!
EXCITING ENHANCEMENT TO OUR SUPERMARKET SCRIP PROGRAM
In an effort to sell
more SCRIP (and raise more funds), Kol Emet will, for a limited time,
split the 5% discount with our congregant member families.
KOL EMET WILL NOW
CREDIT 2.5% OF YOUR SCRIP PURCHASE TOWARD NEXT YEAR'S
Purchase SCRIP directly from Kol Emet for
Shoprite, Giant or
McCaffrey's by contacting Melody Katz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Spend it like cash for your everyday grocery purchases. Send
in a check to the office(no credit cards accepted for this program).
Come into the office to pick up your SCRIP.
Contact Melody (email@example.com)if
you have any questions.
Havurah Shabbat and Pot Luck Dinner
Everyone is invited
Friday, March 20th
6:30p Kabbalat Shabbat Service - 7:45p Potluck Dinner
Join us for Havurah Shabbat Friday, March 20 - 6:30 pm - Service -
7:45p pm - Pot Luck
Cost: Free, bring a dairy vegetarian dish to share at the Pot Luck
the flyer for more details.
Annual Interfaith Community
Friday, April 10th - 6:00 pm
Purim is over, and Passover is around the
corner! Kol Emet is again hosting our annual Interfaith Seder, which
this year will be on Friday night April 10th, the last night of Pesach.
As usual, we are inviting a collection of local faith communities to
participate in our Seder and join with our entire community. It is
important for our community to be well-represented, and we would love
for you and your family to attend. Please RSVP to the office by March
25th. As it says in the Pesach Haggadah, "Let all who are hungry come
and eat." We are so pleased to be part of such a warm and diverse
community that opens its arms to one another.
Cost: $36 per adult, $18 per child (KE members only)
RSVP by March 25th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbi Anna's Installation
April 24th and April 25th
Everyone is invited
April 24th and 25th (Fri. and Sat.)
Rabbi Anna's Installation Weekend April 24th
Friday Evening @7:00: Shabbat service and Installation of Rabbi Anna to
Kol Emet. Her mentor, Sue Levi-Elwell, will be guest speaking.
Saturday Morning @10:00: Contemplative service combining meditation
chanting and gentle movement to enliven the spirit. Led by Rabbi Anna
and Sherry Hanck.
Saturday Evening @8:00 pm - Spring Gala: an exciting night of dinner
and dancing to welcome Rabbi Anna to the Kol Emet family.
Cost: Gala is $90/person. Inclusion in gift is $36
RSVP by Monday, April 7th to Kol Emet office via addressed stamped
envelope provided with Gala invitation.
Kol Emet 2015
June 23 to August 13, 2015
Please join us for a wonderful preschool
summer Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 23 to August 13.
Kamp Kol Emet is an ideal warm weather experience for your 2 to 5 year
old child. Early care will be available, and we promise a summer filled
with sunshine, laughter, creativity, learning, and many smiles! Please
contact the School office for registration materials.
|Mar 19 (Thu)
||7:15a: Morning Minyan
- A rousing, traditional service with Torah
reading. Breakfast to follow.
7:30p: Board Meeting
|Mar 20 (Fri)
|Mar 21 (Sat)
||10:00a: A lively
torah study with nosh, followed by an informal service with Rabbi Anna.
|Mar 22 (Sun)
||3:30p: Aren't You
Dying to Learn About Death program at Levine's
|Mar 25 (Wed)
||7:00p: BBYO Meeting
|Mar 26 (Thu)
||7:15a: Morning Minyan
- A rousing, traditional service with Torah reading.
Breakfast to follow.
Vayikra "He called"
The title “Leviticus” is derived from the Greek Septuagint (LXX)
version of the Torah.
The book of Leviticus is predominantly concerned with Levitical
An older Hebrew name for the book was "The Laws of the Priesthood,"
but in Judaism today, it is referred to by the name Vayikra, which
means "And He called."
Vayikra is the first Hebrew word of the book, which begins by saying,
"And the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from inside the tent of
meeting" (Leviticus 1:1).
Leviticus describes the sacrificial service and the duties of the
priests. It also introduces ritual purity, the biblical diet, the
calendar of appointed times, laws of holiness and laws relating to
redemption, vows and tithes. In addition, Leviticus discourses on
ethical instruction and holiness. The twenty-fourth reading from the
Torah is eponymous with the Hebrew name of the book it introduces:
Vayikra. This portion introduces the sacrificial service and describes
five different types of sacrifices.
|BBYO Chapter Meetings
Next Meeting: Mar 25
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: April 29th, May
20th & June 10th
Opportunities in our Community
YOU DYING TO LEARN ABOUT DEATH?!
Limmud at Kol Emet is co-sponsoring a series of workshops with Joseph
Levine & Sons
Everyone is invited
Limmud at Kol Emet is co-sponsoring a series of
workshops with Joseph Levine & Sons.
All sessions to run 3:30-5:30 p.m.
On March 8, Dr. Simcha Paull Raphael, rabbi, professor,
psychotherapist, specializing in bereavement. Author of Jewish Views of
the Afterlife (at Kol Emet)
On March 22, How interfaith couples deal with death and mourning. How
do you get buried together? Who has Shiva for whom? Who presides over
the funeral? And more. Rabbi Anna and Kevin Bloch to lead. We will meet
at Levine's in Trevose and take a short tour of the funeral home
including the mikvah room where religious taharahs are performed, and
the casket room to see the different traditional and non-traditional
caskets that are offered for all religions.
On March 29, Rabbi Anna to talk about Jewish views of death, the basics
on dying and grieving, rituals and customs.
Cost: Free for KE members, $10 per class and $25 per series for all
RSVP by March 5th to email@example.com
Anyone living with a diagnosis of breast cancer and their immediate
Sunday, March 22nd - 2:00p-4:00p
Kol Emet Social Hall
On Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2-4PM, Congregation Kol
Emet welcomes the Healing Consciousness Foundation (HCF) for
a Celebration of Healing in the Social Hall.
The HCF is a not-for-profit organization which was founded in 2007 by
Beth DuPree, MD. The mission of the HCF is to improve the
quality of life for those at high risk for or diagnosed with breast
cancer through holistic healing modalities, education, and life style
The Celebration of Healing is a chance for the HCF to recognize those
individuals who have journeyed through the challenge of breast cancer
and, with the help of the HCF and the closely affiliated Bucks County
Breast Friends (BCBF) support group, learned how to move from
survivorship to "thrivership".
The HCF welcomes anyone diagnosed with breast cancer to attend the
Celebration of Healing to learn more about the HCF, BCBF and share
community. Those interested in attending can contact Claudie Williams.
RSVP by March 17 to Claudie Williams 215-801-8272 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Heart of Trenton Soup
Opportunity to participate in a May Mitzvah!
Everyone is invited
May 31st - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Church of the Sacred Heart - 343 S. Broad Street. Trenton, NJ
This will be the 7th year for the Kol Emet Soup Kitchen Day. Please
join us for a joyous day of mitzvah as we cook and serve a homemade
dinner for approximately 200 guests at the Sacred Heart Church in
Trenton! We need families to prepare the food at their own homes, then
join us at the church to serve (or if you cannot help serve, please
cook and we will arrange delivery). Our guests that day include
homeless individuals and families from the Trenton area, folks recently
unemployed, or those who could just use a little extra food that day.
RSVP by May 15th to Jill Gordon - 215-932-0255 or email@example.com
Children age 8 and above are welcome to
help serve food at the Soup Kitchen that day. Once you rsvp,
more details will follow regarding menu, etc.
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
Personal Connection to the
Holocaust - Share Your Story
Date: Tuesday, April 21st - 7p
Carrie is looking for children of Holocaust survivors or other
adults who have personal Holocaust stories to share with our religious
school. It is important that there be a Kol Emet connection.
Please contact Carrie as soon as you can - this is very
or 215-493-8522 x4)
Pre-School and Kindergarten News
Kol Emet Calendar can be found at www.kolemet.org/calendar
a certain event on the calendar to view most of the pertinent details
weekly email is to update you on what'sgoingon at Kol Emet. Please take
advantage of all the opportunities to be anactive member of your Kol
If you have more than one email address, please
feel free to sign-upyour multiple addresses. To get The Whisper, send
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If you would like to stopreceiving
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