|High Holidays are Approaching.
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.
Small Business Event
Everyone is Invited
Sunday, September 14 - 11a - 1:30p
Sisterhood Opening Brunch catered brunch by Comfort Foods of
Morrisville. Come join Members and Non Members of Kol Emet while they
share their products and services and support small businesses.
Cost: $18 sisterhood dues
RSVP by Sunday, September 7, 2014 to Genevieve Shultz (email@example.com
Sisterhood dues may be paid at the door of this event $18.00 if not a
Group Mini Golf Outing
3rd Thru 6th Graders
173 Lincoln Hwy, Fairless Hills, PA
Sunday, Sept. 14 - 4p-6p
Join us for our 5th Annual Mini Golf Outing.
RSVP by September 1st to Risha Neil (firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $15/student for golf and snacks.
here for the flyer.
Bagels and B'nai Mitzvah
Everyone is invited
Sunday, September 21st - 10a - 12p
Kol Emet Social Hall
Dear Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Families (Bet, Gimmel, Daled and Hey),
We are here to help you! We realize you may have some
questions regarding your child's Simcha and we invite you to join us on
September 21st from 10am to noon for some KNOWLEDGE, NOSHING AND NACHES
(answers to your questions).
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah committee is eager to meet you. You will
be provided with the following:
- Detailed timeline from Bet and beyond
- Description of the tutoring process
- Discussion regarding financial issues
- Overview of the service
- Examples of Mitzvah projects
- A copy of the handbook
- List of family responsibilities
We hope you can join us. Please RSVP to Judi
(email@example.com) by Friday, September 19th.
In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact anyone of us.
See you soon!
Randi Davis - 267-392-5265
Bobby Fink - 215-493-4715
Jill Gordon - 215-295-8838
Melody Katz - 215-752-7705
Robert Moses - 215-321-9927
Meetings this fall with Rabbi Anna
Everyone is invited
Various Dates and Locations - see below
SAVE ONE OF THESE DATES to
get acquainted with Rabbi Anna at a Kol Emet Parlor gathering this
fall! 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 and
connect with you.
Please select a date from teh list below as
we are aiming for 100% participation. If you would like to
host one of the parlor gatherings and/or have any questions, please
contact Jill Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Nov 16 - 4p - Home of Jill and David Gordon - 1006 Meridian Way, Yardley
Nov 23 - 10a
Dec 7 - 10a
|Aug 22 (Fri)
Service with dvar Torah and thought-provoking discussion. Oneg to
follow. Led by Rabbi Anna
|Aug 23 (Sat)
lively torah study with nosh, followed by an informal service with
|Aug 28 (Thu)
||7:15a: Morning Minyan
- A rousing, traditional service with Torah reading. Breakfast to
You shall not hesitate to give, nor murmur when you do give;
because you shall know who is the good repayer of the hire. You shall
not turn away from him that is in want, but you shall share all things
with your brother, and shall not say that they are your own; for if you
are partakers in that which is immortal, how much more in things which
are mortal? (Didache 4:7-8).
Opportunities in our Community
Jewish World Service
Ebola Emergency Response Fund
The Ebola virus - which has a death rate as high as
90% and no known cure - is spreading in rural communities and cities
The government has declared a 90-day state of emergency.
In response to the largest outbreak
of Ebola in recorded
history, AJWS is working with on-the-ground partners in Liberia on
outreach efforts to help save lives and slow the spread of the virus.
Your contributions to the AJWS Emergency Fund can help stop
this tragic crisis.
National Grandparents Day Celebration
Sunday, September 7 - 3-5p
Recommended for Children up to age 10
jkidphilly celebrates National
Grandparents Day at its
first-ever Grandparents' Celebration at Morris Arboretum.
Bring grandchildren for interactive performance, nature story
walk, crafts, snacks and more. Recommended for children up to
age 10. Contact email@example.com
to RSVP or
for more info.
Join Rabbi Elisa Goldberg to Address the
Experiences of Loss and Grief
will gain strength and comfort through sharing with others in a
professionally guided discussion.
Sessions from 3 to 4:30 PM on the following Mondays:
9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, and 10/27
IS REQUIRED: Mandell Campus, Elkins Park, PA
$18 includes all six sessions, which must be paid in advance.
Call 267.256.2261 to register and for more information. We welcome
participants whose loss has been six months or greater.
Selichot Program for the Whole Community
Everyone is Invited
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Program - 9:00p -
Service - 11:00p
Congregation Tifereth Israel
2909 Bristol Rd, Bensalem, PA
The Uma Numin Band featuring songs of reflection from liturgy and psalms
Light Refreshments Will be Served
Selichot is a joint program of Beth El, Brothers of Israel, Kehillat
HaNahar, Kol Emet, and Tifereth Israel. Hosted by Congregation Tifereth
Israel, 2909 Bristol Road • Bensalem, PA • 19020
here for the flyer.
Federation of Greater
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 from
10:00 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
here for the flyer.
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,
Shir Ami, 101 Richboro Road,
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
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 COURSE
IS FOR YOU!
Cost: $150.00 for 24 weeks of study
RSVP to Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy (firstname.lastname@example.org
the flyer for more details.
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.
promotion - Designate KOL EMET PK AND KG
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
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
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
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.
Frey, Executive Director at 215-493-8522 ext. 113 or email@example.com
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.
Pre-School and Kindergarten News
current Kol Emet Calendar can be found at www.kolemet.org/calendar
on a certain event on the calendar to view most of the pertinent
details of that event.
This weekly email is to update you on what's
on at Kol Emet. Please take advantage of all the opportunities to be an
active member of your Kol Emet community.
If you have more than one email address, please feel free to sign-up
your multiple addresses. To get The Whisper, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to stop
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