Thank you!
Nissan 5779
April 10-16, 2019

Weekly
SAVE-THE-DATES


Sun.,  April 14, 10:00 am-noon: Passover Cleanup at Kohelet
Mon., April 15: RSVP deadline for Kohelet Seder
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
Sun.,  May 5, 9:30 am: "Celebrate Israel" Walk and Festival

ANNOUNCEMENTS
ANNUAL PASSOVER CLEANUP
Sun., April 14 at 10 a.m.

 

Our annual Passover Kohelet Cleanup will be on Sunday, April 14 from 10:00-12:00. Please come and help prepare our building for Passover.


-Misty Davidson

KOHELET COMMUNITY SEDER
Fri., April 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Kohelet House

 

Please 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.


We aim for a "family-friendly" seder, with fun, song, and maybe a few creepy-crawlies or wild beasts.

 

Please RSVP by Monday, April 15 if you'd like to join us: beiserbj@gmail.com

-Barbara Beiser

"CELEBRATE ISRAEL" WALK AND FESTIVAL
Sun., May 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Join the community on Sunday morning May 5th at South High School for the two-mile Walk and Festival "Celebrate Israel."  The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. in celebration of and community support for Israel, and is followed by a family festival featuring live music and food vendors.  For questions or meet-up plans, contact Alan at:  Keno1020@aol.com.
 
-Alan Brandt

TORAH THOUGHTS

 

Last week we learned about the sin of Iashon hara, speaking ill of people.  We must also be careful with its corollary, "good speech."  Is your praise judicious and accurate or excessive and overstated and in what context?  Rashi is concerned:  Will praise create warmth and esteem or envy and resentment among listeners?  Referring to the Rambam, Rabbi Sacks reminds us that focused praise makes great mentors.  The Mishna in Pirke Avot asks us to "raise up many disciples."  How?  Sacks suggests, "By acting as Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai when he praised his students, showing them their specific strengths."  Praise becomes a vehicle to enhance the creative process in humans, and process ordained by God.

 

-Neiel

Thank you to Debra & David Flitter, Irina Merson, and Nehama Wosk who signed up for Setup/Cleanup this week!
SHABBAT SERVICES
April 13 
9:15 AM
Parsha Mezora

Torah Reader:
David Flitter

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

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