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Weekly Whisper
Weekly Whisper

Mitzvah Day is this Sunday! 
Kol Emet Events

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
fortunate.
5. Animal Rescues - Adopt a pet, save a life.
6. Loaves And Fishes Food Pantry - Donate nonperishable food for all ofBucks
County.

Please see the flyer for more details about these events.

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



Parlor Meetings 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 the 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



November 2014 Family Shabbat
Everyone is invited
Friday, November 7th
Dinner 6:00p  -  Service 7:00p

A Family Shabbat: FOCUSING ON FRIENDSHIP
Rabbi Anna will discuss overcoming challenges and being a good friend.

Pasta & Pizza Dinner will be served at 6:00pm
Shabbat Services & Oneg to follow at 7:00pm

Cost: $30 per Family KE Members  -  $35 per Family – Non members
$10 Single for dinner $5 per additional Family member

RSVP by Oct. 31 to avoid a $5 late fee.

Click here for the flyer.



skyzonelogo.jpg Kol Emet Youth Group Event
Youth Group (grades 6-8)
Jr. Youth Group (grades 3-5)
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
Sunday, November 9th  -  3:45 - 5:45p

Cost: $15 per person
Includes: Bounce time, pizza and drinks

Please arrive by 3:45p in order to complete the waiver and get your sky zone socks!

Sky Zone
45 Runway Rd.
Levittown, PA 19057

RSVP by Oct. 26th
Elisa Malinoff (609-658-7744 or emalinoff@gmail.com)
Risha Neil (215-668-7992 or rishaneil@aol.com)

Click here for the Flyer

What's New...

Family Shabbat

High Holiday Feedback Request from the Ritual Committee

Tzedek v'Shalom Presents a Workshop on Hebrew Chant


ThisWeek
Oct 15 (Wed) 6:00p: Simchat Torah Celebration
 
Oct 16 (Thu) No Preschool
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
7:15a: Morning Minyan - A rousing, traditional service with Torah reading. Breakfast to follow.
 
Oct 17 (Fri) 7:30p: Shabbat Service with dvar Torah and thought-provoking discussion. Oneg to follow. Led by Rabbi Anna.
 
Oct 18 (Sat) 10:00a: A lively torah study with nosh, followed by an informal service with Rabbi Anna.
4:00p: Havdalah Service w/ Bar Mitzvah Zachary Holzberg
 
Oct 19 (Sun) Sukkah takedown
9:00a: Kol Emet Miztvah Day
10:00a: Enrichment
 

Thisweek's parasha
(torah portion)


B'reisheet
"In the beginning"
Genesis 1:1-6:8

The scroll of the Torah is the oldest and most sacred of all Israel's Scriptures. It contains five books. The Hebrew name for the first one is B'reisheet. It is also the first word of the book in the Hebrew text, as well as the name for the first parasha (the first week's reading). B'reisheet means "in the beginning."

The English name Genesis comes from the Septuagint (LXX), the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. Genesis means "origins." Therefore, the Greek name for the first book of the Bible means "The Book of Origins."

Genesis describes the origins of everything. It begins with the origins of the universe, focuses on the origins of man and then explores the origins of the nation of Israel.

As we study the first week's reading from the book of Genesis, we will learn a great deal about God, but even more about ourselves. After all, this is the story of our origins. When properly understood, the story of our origin helps us find our destination.



The Ritual Committee Would Like Your Feedback

It was good to see so many in our community attend our services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It was a wonderful and meaningful experience, and to make these observances even better next year the Ritual Committee respectfully asks all of you to share your thoughts and suggestions about what you liked, didn't like, or would like to see in the future. Please email your comments to Robert Moses, Ritual Chair, at natanbenmoshe@verizon.net. All responses will be treated confidentially.

Other Jewish Opportunities 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 5th through 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 Registration Form before October 7, 2014.



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Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Career Expo
October 22,2014 - 10:00a - 2:00p

On behalf of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and JEVS Human Services Career Strategies, we invite you and your congregation to this fall’s Career Expo, taking place at the Jewish Community Services Building on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  As unemployment can sometimes feel very stigmatizing, and with many applicants competing online for jobs,  a well-publicized Career Expo is a much-needed community resource and an opportunity for job seekers to gain assistance in fine-tuning their resumes and cover letters, hone interview and networking skills and meet directly with corporate decision-makers.  Our October Expo will build on our highly successful 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 – at no charge.

Click here for the flyer.



Introduction to Judaism: Exploring Jewish Beliefs and Practices
Everyone is Invited
Thursday Evenings from October 23 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 Jewish thought and practice with rabbis from different streams of Judaism. If you are: in an interfaith relationship, considering conversion, a Jew 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 and the Jewish calendar, Prayers and liturgy, Life cycle celebrations and passages, 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)

See the flyer for more details.



Tzedek v'Shalom presents... Be Still and Know
A workshop in opening inner awareness through sacred Hebrew chant
Everyone is Invited
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
9:00a to 1:00p
Place To Be Determined

Join chant leader and composer David P. Goldstein for a half day workshop. We will explore the power of breath, melody, rhythm, and silence to bring life to the sacred phrase so that it can become a transformative tool. We will use sacred chant as a pathway to stillness and inner knowledge.

See the flyer for more information.

To reserve your place or for further information, please contact Norma Kaplis at normakaplis@mac.com.

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




Thecurrent Kol Emet Calendar can be found at www.kolemet.org/calendar
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