Thank you!
Adar II-Nissan 5779
April 3-9, 2019

Weekly
SAVE-THE-DATES


Sat.,   April 6, 6:30 pm: Havdalah Fun Night 
Mon., April 8: RSVP deadline for Kohelet Seder
Sun.,  April 14, 10:00 am-noon: Passover Cleanup at Kohelet
Fri.,    April 19, 6:00 pm: Kohelet Community Seder

Fri., May 3, 6:00-8:00 pm:  Library Shabbat Dinner
Sat., May 4: Shabbat Lunch hosted by the Kapniks

ANNOUNCEMENTS
THANK YOU!

The entire congregation sends a large Thank You to the Kohelet ad hoc house repair committee. Together they are doing a yeoman task on all fronts to get our sanctuary mended from the auto invasion. There are legal questions, insurance questions, contractor questions, coordination, repair decisions, payments, timing, decor, inspections, even asbestos. Our everready and able Kohelet team includes Chuck, Misty, Neiel, Dan, Ed, Steve C., David F., and Joel. We all cannot thank them enough!  TODAH RABAH.
GOT PLANS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT? 

Now you do:  Join us for our first-of-the-year HAVDALAH FUN NIGHT!
 
Where:  Chez Jacobs, 1908 Oneida St.
When:  Saturday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.
What:  Fun and Games; Havdalah; Munchies and Dessert Bar; Camaraderie with your Kohelet community
 
Relax, laugh, shmooze and enjoy the evening with your friends, whether over a friendly game of Poker, Scrabble, Jewish Trivia.....or just over a crackling fire with a good glass of wine.
 
RSVP:  Robyn chj1908@aol.com
 
Your fun-loving committee looks forward to seeing you soon.

-Susan and Robyn
KOHELET COMMUNITY SEDER
Fri., April 19 at 6:00 p.m.

We will gather at Kohelet at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19.

 

We all contribute one or two vegetarian dishes to serve 10-12 and a bottle of wine or juice, plus a suggested donation of $10 per adult.

 

Kohelet's seder was begun in memory of our dear friend and Kohelet member Deborah Buckley, whose loving nature and lively spirit was the perfect compliment to this complex and joyful holiday. Deborah passed away in 2004, and Kohelet has hosted a seder 14 of the last 15 years. We aim for a "family-friendly" seder, with fun, song, and maybe a few creepy-crawlies or wild beasts.

 

Please let us know as soon as possible if you'd like to join us. Respond to the seder committee at: beiserbj@gmail.com by Monday, April 8.

-Barbara Beiser

In gratitude to and in honor of 

Our Kohelet Community,

Stephen & Deanne
Ben & Daphna
Alyssa & Seth
Hannah & Yoni
and their families

invite you to Shabbat Lunch
At Beit Kohelet
On May 4, 2019

Please join us for the Shabbat services with some Kapnik participation...
LIBRARY SHABBAT DINNERS

How would you like to ring in Shabbat with your Kohelet friends at a warm, cozy Friday night dinner?  Library Shabbat dinners are back!  The next one is May 3rd, from 6-8 p.m., and every other month thereafter.  Please save the date and further details will be coming from Misty and Io.

-Misty and Io
SECURITY UPDATE
 
Ed Davidson has installed 4 security cameras outside out building to provide video surveillance and motion detection around the entire building. This should greatly enhance our building security.

-Kohelet Presidents

BUILDING REPAIR UPDATE

 

The subject who crashed into our building has been identified and there is a warrant for his arrest for Hit and Run. Officer Harrington will get back to Dan after he interviews the subject. We have selected a contractor to repair the damage to our building. At this point we are in negotiations with the insurance company. We hope to have repairs underway as soon as possible, likely sometime this month. We will keep you updated and give you a more accurate timeline when we know more.

 

-Misty and Dan

Thank you to Susan and Steve Berson and Irina Merson who signed up for Setup/Cleanup this week!
SHABBAT SERVICES
April 30 
9:15 AM

TORAH EXPLORER:
We will take turns reading the parsha in English, stopping to engage with the text.
Parsha Tazaria

We have just read about Nadav and Abihu , two sons of Aaron who brought unholy fire and incense to the newly constructed Tabernacle on the day of consecration. This act is generally regarded as one of inappropriate and uninvited arrogance and assertiveness. Their immediate death is said to be the result of this behavior. Yet others opine that this youthful effort to help bring the Shechinah to the enclosure was necessary and helpful in assisting Moshe and Aaron to invoke the appearance of the Holy Spirit. Perhaps we can say that the contributions of  youth should not be immediately discounted but the newness and freshness of their ideas of textural understanding and interpretation can have merit. In this case their actions were dangerous and took them too close to the sun but if care and being well informed had been added before offering change, it might be considered an appropriate learning. 

 

-Neiel

To sign up for leading Shabbat services; Torah reading or dvar discussion; or Shabbat setup/cleanup, click HERE
Make a donation to Kohelet HERE

KOHELET BUILDING USE  
To schedule additional activities, please email Barbara Beiser at  beiserbj@gmail.com to confirm availability. 

USE OF THE PORTABLE ARK AND TORAH  
Please contact Barbara Beiser to coordinate any offsite use:    beiserbj@gmail.com 

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