Dear Members and Friends of the Kol Chadash Congregational Family,
Shabbat Shalom. This evening, Friday, December 6th, at 7:30 pm we will have a regular Shabbat Service with Debbie Rogers as our cantorial soloist. Come enjoy a Shabbat filled with Debbie's beautiful voice. Thank you also to the Goldschmidt family for sponsoring this evening's Oneg.
ALSO THIS WEEK AT KOL CHADASH
Friday, December 20th at 6:30 pm we will have our Barrels of Fun Service and program for those young people aged 8 and under and their families.
Friday, December 20th at 7:30 pm we will have our annual new member Shabbat during which we recognize all those families who have joined us in the past year. Please worship with us as we welcome: Debbie and Dan Chessin, and their children Carly, Brian, and Jordan; Debbie and Steven Ross and their daughter, Abby; Phyllis and Frank Weiss; and Enid and Dan Yurman.
We are still accepting reservations for our biennial congregational retreat at Castaway Bay on January 25th and 26th. This incredibly subsidized weekend includes Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday brunch, lodging and a water park pass all for $50 a person if paid by December 15th.
This Sunday, December 8th, we will spend part of the morning in our first all school learning program of the year. The program will be about Chanukah and will end with delicious homemade latkes fried that morning by our Brotherhood. As part of the morning, we are having an "Anything a thon" with proceeds going to "Eighth night for Ethan." Click Here for the sponsor sheet. Even if you don't have a child in our school, we welcome your participation in the "Eighth Night for Ethan" program.
Also on Sunday, December 8th, from 6 pm to 8 pm, PBJ will meet at the home of the Mesnick Family. The subject of the evening will be Judaism and Homosexuality.
Our Annual High Holy Day Appeal is in its last month! If you have not yet donated, please donate whatever amount you are able so that we can say we have 100% participation. At present 26 members of our 70 plus member units have given. Our goal for the year is $1500 which is about $20 a membership unit. This annual campaign helps make up the difference in our budget between our dues and our expenses, and is a crucial part of our budget.
We are now participating in Operation Warm-up. Please drop off used children's clothes and coats and new socks, underwear, and hats in any size in the labeled trash can by our parking lot entrance.
In our Congregational Family:
Refuah Schleima, a full, speedy, and painless recovery to Lesli Berk who continues to recover from surgery. If you wish to help, her neighborhood has organized a calendar at foodtidings.com where you can sign up to help her and her family in a number of ways. In addition, our prayers go out to Jerry Gottman, Larry Benjamin and Tom Wiegand who are also recovering from surgery. Also to the mother of Stacie Malitz who is in the midst of chemotherapy. Our continued prayers for Ethan Kadish, who was injured at GUCI, our URJ regional camp. We also send our prayers for the recovery of Dr. Daniel Ebert, dear friend of Regina Olbinsky.
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