SHABBAT SERVICE JUNE 11
Service Leader: Neiel Baronberg
SHAVUOT AT KOHELET
SERVICE AND YIZKOR
Shavuot services, including Yizkor, will be held at Beit Kohelet on Monday morning, June 13th at 8:30 a.m. Assuming that we have a minyan and can perform a complete service, Yizkor should commence at around 10:00 a.m. and services should end no later than 11:00 a.m. It is important to hear back from attendees with an R.S.V.P. so that we can determine that we will have sufficient attendance for a minyan. Please R.S.V.P to email@example.com.
SHAVUOT STUDY AT KOHELET
Please join in for Erev Shavuot study at Kohelet on Saturday night June 11 at 8:30. Bruce Heitler will lead us in discussion as we explore Pirke Avot Chapter 6. Bring your texts if available. Some copies available at Kohelet. Refreshments welcomed.
BULLETIN: A new section in the Weekly News
We are introducing a new regular section for the Kohelet Weekly News called BULLETIN. This will reinforce our already great sense of community and help us interact in a quick and functional way. You can submit your entries directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep your post to 3 sentences or less and list your preferred way of contact.
Appropriate posts will be:
requests for assistance (eg., I am having knee surgery on July 6 and would appreciate a few meals later that week and then transportation 3x to dr. appts.)
requests to borrow items (eg., I am looking to borrow a high chair for 2 weeks in June)
offers (eg., I have 2 dining room chairs to give away. Yours for picking up.)
recommendations (eg., We’re looking for recommendations for a babysitter that you have trusted and employed)
collaborations (eg., I see that the children’s room at Koh. house could use some uplifting. Want to join me one day in Sept. to paint and organize?)
WHAT TO DO THIS SUMMER
In 2016 we changed our set up-clean up sign up policy so that each member signs up for two days between February and May, one day between June and August, and two days between September and January. It is now time for summer sign up.
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR ONE DAY BY CLICKING BELOW.
Please also branch out and consider a d’var Torah. A brief summary and a few questions for the congregation to get us going would be completely sufficient.
(You don't need an access code but you will need your email & self-created password. Contact email@example.com if you run into trouble.)
A TOUR OF PROVERBS/MISHLEI WITH NEIEL
It is honorable to desist from strife, But every fool becomes embroiled. In winter the lazy man does not plow; At harvestmen he seeks and finds nothing. The king sitting on the throne of judgment Can winnow out all evil by his glance. Do not love sleep lest you be impoverished; With eyes open you will have plenty. Bread gained by fraud will be tasty; But later the mouth is filled with gravel. The glory of youth is their strength; The majesty of old men is their grey hair. The designs of men’s mind are deep waters, But those of understanding can draw them out.
Former Kohelet member Elliott Magalnick recently suffered a stroke and is currently recovering at Swedish Hospital. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like his address to send a card.
WHO SIGNED UP FOR SETUP/CLEANUP THIS WEEK?
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.
SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES
If you have an announcement or request that you would like to send to the congregation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All messages will be sent in next Wednesday's Weekly Announcements unless you request that I send your email out sooner/later. Please include a jpg file if you have a picture or graphic you would like to include.
NOTE: DEADLINE FOR INCLUSION IN WEEKLY NEWS IS THE MONDAY PRIOR TO PUBLICATION (PUBLICATION IS EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING).