While Jonathan Cofiño has been a vital and active member of our community for some time now, we profile him here for those of us who might not know much about him before he came to Denver.
Jonathan moved to Denver in 2014 in order to work at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner. He examines applications relating to the display of computer graphics. He grew up in Fort Lauderdale, FL, studied music at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, and later got his PhD in electrical engineering.
He was raised in mostly Reform synagogues, discovering Chabad and other streams of Judaism while attending the University of Miami.
He plays the bassoon and is developing his rock climbing abilities. Learning to ski is next on his to-do list.
He says, "I am incredibly blessed to have realized many of my dreams during my short stay in Denver: landing a full-time job, purchasing a first home (on Forest St, no less!), and meeting the love of my life, Rebecca Ramo! I like that Kohelet can be whatever its membership chooses that it should be, and that no one is any more correct in her level of observance than another member. I look forward to seeing Kohelet grow and flourish!"
Welcome, Jonathan, and Mazel Tov to you and Rebecca!
DONATIONS THIS WEEK
To celebrate the recent births in Kohelet families: Kapnik-Aya Shar, daughter of Hannah and Yoni, Ozi Kapnik, son of Ben and Daphna; Heitler-Maya Heitler daughter of Jacob and Rachel.
KOHELET COMMUNITY SEDER
Save the date: First night April 22 Barbara Beiser is coordinating this event. We hope many Kohelet members will attend and bring their friends. We will need more hands to help coordinate the project. If you have not volunteered for a Kohelet committee, this would be a good time to step-up. We need your help. Kohelet only works with your engagement. Contact Barbara email@example.com.
ANNUAL PESACH CLEANUP
Save the Date: Sunday morning April 17. Details to follow.
A TOUR OF PROVERBS/MISHLEI WITH NEIEL
Wisdom has built her house, She has prepared the feast, Mixed the wine, and set the table. Come and eat my food, And drink the wine I have prepared. Give instruction and they will be wiser. Be cautious in rebuke for you will be alone. Walk with this understanding.
WHO SIGNED UP FOR SETUP/CLEANUP THIS WEEK?
Eruv is need of a few good men and women to help with weekly checking. Training will be provided, and many thanks will be showered upon those who can lend a hand. If you're interested, please contact Tuvia Gordon-Bennett at 720-666-1577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is where you can sign up for Shabbat participation and for committees.
Thank you in advance for your good work!
Note that there are now multiple slots to sign up to co-lead a service
or a part of a service, as well as multiple slots to read a section of Torah
on each Shabbat.
KOHELET WEEKLY SERVICES AND STUDY GROUPS
9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Shabbat Services in the sanctuary
10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m Childcare upstairs
12:00 p.m. Kiddush and dairy potluck
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Talmud Study (currently studying Megillat Esther) at 1410 Grant St. (3rd Floor Conference Room on North Side). Contact: Bruce Heitler email@example.com.
Alternate Wednesday Mornings
7:15 - 9:15 a.m. Wednesday Shacharit with focus - we read many parts that most people skip, and combine a Carlebach nusach with clear diction, call and response reading, and occasional meditative moments. It takes about 90 minutes, and we don't dawdle, except in a couple of spots. RSVP with Rafi, at 530-617-2605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Evenings 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.Adult study group focusing on the text of the Avos d'Rabbi Natan, at 170 South Dexter Street. This text is a collateral text for the Mishna Pirke Avot, with wide ranging comments that are often included in various texts of the Talmud. The participants include Rabbi Shachne Sommers of the Denver Community Kollel, as well as Kohelet members and non-members. Contact: Bruce Heitler email@example.com.
Wednesday Evenings 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.Peleh Yoetz - Parsha of the Week with Rabbi Hoffman at Shalom Al Yisrael, 694 S. Flamingo Court. Contact: Rabbi Howard Hoffman Sh6r6v4t9@aol.com.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Talmud Study (currently studying Bava Metzia) at 950 S. Cherry St. Ste 900. The group is led by Rabbi Howard Hoffman. Contact: Chuck Jacobs firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 - 8 a.m.Shacharit Carlebach Davening with Rabbi Hoffman at Kohelet, 428 S. Forest St.
and 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Hasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Hoffman at Kohelet. Contact: Rabbi Howard Hoffman Sh6r6v4t9@aol.com.
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.Shacharit Carlebach Davening with Rabbi Hoffman at Shalom Al Yisrael, 694 S. Flamingo Court.
and 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.Parsha Study with Rabbi Hoffman at Shalom Al Yisrael, 694 S. Flamingo Court. Contact: Rabbi Howard Hoffman Sh6r6v4t9@aol.com.
5:00 - 6:15 p.m. Kohelet Teen Study Group focusing on the classic mussar text The Paths of the Righteous at the Kohelet Building, 428 S. Forest St, pizza provided. We are addressing such topics as Worry, Slander, Love, Lying, and Fear. The class includes students from Bar Mitzvah through High School. Kohelet members and non-members participate in this class. Contact: Bruce Heitler email@example.com.
Kohelet is expanding a yahrzeit reminder service for Kohelet members. Please email your family names and yahrzeit dates to Steve Berson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Steve will send a reminder at the appropriate time so you can come to services to say Kaddish if you wish.
USE OF THE PORTABLE ARK AND TORAH
Please contact Joel Barach to coordinate any offsite use: email@example.com.
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