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Weekly Whisper
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Saul Kaye Next Weekend! 
Kol Emet Events

Order Supermarket Scrip Now and Help Kol Emet...and yourself!

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.

Purchase SCRIP directly from Kol Emet for Shoprite, Giant or McCaffrey's  by contacting Melody Katz (mhekatz@verizon.net).  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 (mhekatz@verizon.net)if you have any questions.

ArtistsCellarLogo.pngSisterhood Painting with Friends
at the Artists' Cellar
All ladies over 21
January 25th - 6:30-9:00p
The Artists Cellar in Yardley

Please join us as sisterhood presents a night of painting, friendship and wine! Thank you to sisterhood for bringing this event to us at 1/2 price! Hope to see you there. Max capacity is 35 people so don't delay RSVP today!

Cost: $20/person - please bring wine or a snack to share
RSVP by Monday January 19th to: Dina@bortnichak.com 215 295-1546

See the flyer.

It's Time to Think Israel Trip
Kol Emet Mission to Israel III
Everyone is invited
Wednesday, Jan 28th - 7:00pm
Kol Emet Social Hall

Interested in experiencing a meaningful, spiritual, and community event? If you are considering a family trip or a couple's trip to Israel, come join us together as we plan dates, costs, and itineraries. There is no obligation in attending. Israeli food will be served.

Cost: Free
RSVP by Jan 26th to Carrie (cwalinsky@kolemet.org)

Kol Emet Musician-In-Residence weekend with Saul Kaye
Be Inspired by the Pioneer of Jewish Blues
Everyone is invited
January 29th - 31st

Join with your Kol Emet family for a variety of wonderful and soulful musical experiences to touch your soul:

Thu, January 29th at 5 pm - Kids Activity with Saul followed by a Pizza Dinner
Fri, January 30th at 6 pm - Community Shabbat Dinner followed by Musical Shabbat Service, led by Rabbi Anna and Saul Kaye at 7 pm
Sat, January 31st - 2 pm Musical Shabbat Workshop with Saul
   7:30 pm - Music Concert by Saul Kaye

This weekend is being sponsored through the generosity of the Endowment Fund.

Cost: All events are FREE for members of Kol Emet.
RSVP by Monday, January 25th to 
office@kolemet.org or 215-493-8522.

Confronting Anti-Semitism, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League
Everyone (age 13 and older recommended)
Tuesday, February 3rd - 7:00p
Kol Emet

Founded in 1913, the ADL is one of the nation's premier human relations and civil rights agencies and is dedicated in purpose and program to combating anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defending democratic ideals and protecting civil rights for all. The ADL has a network of 30 regional and satellite offices in the United States and abroad.

In this intergenerational workshop, everyone will:
- Explore personal reactions to anti-Semitic slurs and incidents
- Work together to develop effective strategies to challenge anti-Semitism
- Develop increased communication skills among families and peer group members so that they may more effectively see support and use community resources when faced with an anti-Semitic incident

Because of the recent incidents in our neighborhood, this is a valuable program that you should be a part of.

Cost: Free

What's New...

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Super Sunday

Confronting Anti-Semitism

Afternoon with Linda Gradstein

This Week
Jan 22 (Thu) 7:15a: Morning Minyan - A rousing, traditional service with Torah reading. Breakfast to follow.

7:30p: Website Committee Mtg.
Jan 23 (Fri) 7:30p:Gimle Class Shabbat Service, led by Rabbi Anna
Jan 24 (Sat) 9:30a: Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah Wyatt Alexander, led by Rabbi Anna.
Jan 25 (Sun) 10:00a: Aleph Family Ed

11:30a: Daled Family Ed

12:30p: Ritual Committee Mtg

6:30p: Sisterhood Painting at the Artist's Cellar in Yardley 
Jan 28 (Wed) 7:00p: Trip to Israel Informal Mtg
Jan 29 (Thu) 7:15a: Morning Minyan - A rousing, traditional service with Torah reading.  Breakfast to follow.

This week's parasha
(torah portion)

Exodus 10:1-13:16

The fifteenth reading from the Torah is named Bo, which means "Come." The title comes from the first words of the first verse of the reading, which say, "Then the LORD said to Moses, '[Come] to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart" (Exodus 10:1). The portion begins by concluding the narrative of the ten plagues, the tenth of which is the slaying of the firstborn. To avoid the plague, the Israelites are given the instructions for the Passover sacrifice and the laws of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Pharaoh finally consents to let Israel go, and they leave Egypt.

bbyologo2014.jpgBBYO Chapter Meetings
Next Meeting: Feb 25

Both BBYO Teen 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:  March 25th, April 29th,
May 20th & June 10th

Other Jewish Opportunities in our Community

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Super Sunday 2015
Our Present - Our Future
Everyone is invited
Sunday,  February 8th - 9a-9p
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Schwartz Campus of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
272 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA

Please help the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's 2015 Campaign get off to a bright start by making the calls that make the difference on SUPER SUNDAY, our Greater Philadelphia Jewish community's single largest day of fundraising. Just a few hours of your time will ensure our 2015 Campaign can meet the most pressing needs of Jewish children, families and seniors locally, in Israel and throughout the world.

One way that the Jewish community of Bucks County benefits from funds raised during Super Sunday is that all Bucks County religious schools and Abrams Hebrew Academy are recipients (or are eligible to be recipients) of Federation funds.

Three shifts: 9am - 1pm : 1pm - 5pm : 5pm - 9pm

Featuring delicious food, child care by Torah Academy, children's programming and a community fair.

If Bucks County has 20 people sign up there will be a bus from Shir Ami in Newtown.  The bus will depart at 12:00 pm and leave Super Sunday at 3:00 pm.  To sign up please visit www.jewishphilly.org/super-sunday-2015-registration. Under event details check off "Afternoon Shift" and "Yes" if you are interested in bus transportation.

RSVP to www/jewishphilly.org/supersunday  or call 215.832.0630.

Please see the Flier for more information.

An Afternoon with Linda Gradstein
Israelis and Palestinians: Is it finally time for a peace deal?
Everyone is Invited
Sunday, February 15th  -  2:00p
Congregation Brothers of Israel

Linda Gradstein was the Israel correspondent for NPR for 20 years. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin and the team that received the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Gulf War.

This event is being sponsored by Brothers of Israel, Jewish Federation of Philadelphia-Bucks County Coalition, Congregation Beth El, Grace Point Church, Kol Emet, and Shir Ami

Cost: $10.00 per person
RSVPto: office@cboi.org

See the flyer for more information.

phillies_logo.pngIsrael 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 special kiosk.

Please make sure to mark your calendars for this very special community event.

Please check out www.jewishphilly.org for more information in the coming weeks.

See the Flier for more info.

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

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

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