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Weekly Whisper

The Weekly Whisper
Congregation Kol Emet

Celebrate at Kol Emet This week's parasha (torah portion)

Jul 25 (Fri)7:30p: Shabbat Service, led by Rabbi Anna
Jul 26 (Sat)9:30a: Shabbat Service w/Bat Mitzvah Lauren Myers, led by Rabbi Anna
Jul 31 (Thu)7:15a: Morning Minyan
 7:30p: Board Meeting

Massei "Journeys"
Numbers 33:1-36:13

The last reading from the book of Numbers is called Massei, a word that means "journeys." It comes from the first verse of the reading, which begins with the words "These are the journeys of the sons of Israel" (Numbers 33:1). Massei is the end of the continuous narrative of Torah that began in Genesis with the creation of the universe. The narrative does not resume until the end of Deuteronomy, when Moses dies.

The final reading in Numbers settles several last-minute details. In it we find a list of the encampments from Egypt to the plains of Moab. We also find instructions for apportioning the land, as well as the specifics regarding the borders of the land. While explaining the land and its borders, Moses introduces the laws of the cities of refuge and more inheritance laws. In most years, synagogues read Massei together with the preceding portion, Mattot, which accounts for the brevity of this portion’s commentary.

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High Holiday Food Drive
Sept. 12 through Oct. 5

he 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.

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Check out these amazing and simple Fund Raisers:

Helping Kol Emet is as easy as grocery shopping! - Shop with gift cards you buy from Kol Emet at ACME, McCaffrey's and Giant. Purchase your gift cards at face value using this form, calling or emailing the office and Kol Emet gets 5%. Place your order by the 20th of each month 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 bring them in.  There are collection containers in the upstairs office and downstairs lobby.

Giant A+ School Rewards Program - Log on to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus to designate our school online using your Giant BonusCard or Fill out the attached form and bring or mail it in to the School office or the Main office.

Box Tops for Education - Cut out the box tops and put in collection containers

Endowment Fund>

Endowment Fund in honor of your loved ones or special event. The Endowment Fund is a pool of contributions used for the enrichment of our community. Projects financed by the Endowment Fund include: several pieces of play equipment in the newly expanded playground for the preschool and full-day kindergarten students, the choir director for High Holiday Services, and additional musical accompaniment at services throughout the year. It is a great way to support Kol Emet and to celebrate your Simcha!

Tree of Life

Help the Tree of Life continue to grow, while you help the synagogue financially, it is a lasting way to recognize Simchas within our synagogue family. The leaves and rocks on the Tree of Life sculpture celebrate people special to you and will help establish a permanent legacy for our synagogue.

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

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

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

Honoring Your Loved Ones at Kol Emet

Remembering the people that have been important in our lives is an important Jewish tradition. We remember those we hold dear at their Yahrtzeit, when we say Yizkor, and by honoring their memory by placing their name in a synagogue memorial area. Our new addition to The Levine Memorial Alcove, located in the lobby, is ready to accept  names.  Attached is a list of questions and answers that will provide you with the necessary information to make a decision regarding your participation in this Wall of Remembrance. If you are interested in placing a name(s) in the Levine Memorial Alcove, please complete the form and return it to the office at your earliest convenience with payment in  full. 

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

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Other Jewish Opportunities in our Community
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Thinking about Overnight Camp?

If you are thinking about sending your child to a Jewish overnight camp, Contact Melody Katz or Carrie Walinsky for ideas, suggestions and scholarships.

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

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