Annual Meeting Notes
Thank you for attending the Annual Congregation Meeting on May 18th. The following slate of Board Members was elected will take office on July 1st:
- VP Facilities – Jason Martin
- VP Administration – Adam Graber
- VP Spiritual Practices – Peter Dratch
- Member at Large – Susan Baum
- Member at Large – Brooke Fisher (non-voting 1 yr term*)
Service Details Here
Because some congregants are highly sensitive and have adverse reactions to scented body products, colognes and perfumes, we are requesting that people refrain from wearing them when attending Har Shalom functions. Your help with this is greatly appreciated.
Evening Shabbat -Friday at 7:30pm
Torah Study - Saturdays at 9:00am
Morning Services - Saturdays at 10:15am
|6/3||7:30pm||Erev Shabbat led by Rabbi Ben|
|6/4||9:00am||Shmita Shabbat - Torah Study and prayer led by Peter Dratch|
|6/10||7:00pm||Campfire Musical Shabbat led by Rabbi Ben|
|6/11||9:00am||Torah Study led by Rabbi Ben|
|6/11||10:15am||Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Ben|
|6/17||7:30pm||Erev Shabbat led by Beth Hammer and Jennifer Geraci|
|6/18||9:00am||Torah Study and Shabbat led by Peter Dratch and Paulette Dolin|
Wanted - Life Cycle Event Coordinator!
Har Shalom Center for Jewish Living is looking for a Life Cycle Event Coordinator (formerly the B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator position). If you are an organized, patient, creative problem-solver who enjoys community engagement, this may be the job for you!
The coordinator will support students and families during the B’nai Mitzvah process, as well as support congregants with other life cycle events such as weddings, baby naming/bris, and conversions. The job responsibilities include working closely with congregants and families, along with the rabbis and tutors, during the lead up to the service, as well as working with our facilities staff to ensure that the entire event runs smoothly.
The person we hire needs to have outstanding interpersonal skills, be an excellent listener, and enjoy paying attention to detail. An understanding of the B’nai Mitzvah service and prayers is a plus, but not required. Monthly hours will vary, but will generally be from 15 to 40. This position pays $15/hour.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Erika Strote at [email protected].
CHS Youth Education
Mazal tov to Brooke Fisher!
Brooke, our Religious School Director, was contacted by the Assistant Dean of Hebrew College and asked if she would consider applying for their Masters program in Jewish Education. She chose to embark on the journey. This year, she began her studies in the Shoolman Graduate School of Education and loves it! She becomes a Legacy Fellow in the fall.
Registration is now open for Har Shalom Religious School 2016-17 school year.
News & Highlights
Nes Gadol & Guests
Memorial Day Breakfast Potluck Picnic
Monday, May 30, 10:30am
Fossil Creek Park
In the event of inclement weather, will meet at Barbara and Neil Sherrod’s house. Paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic ware will be provided. RSVP by Friday , May 27 to [email protected]
Campfire Musical Shabbat!
Friday, June 10, 7:00pm
Join us for the final musical Shabbat of the season. We will gather at Udi and Madi’s house (check your Member Directory for the address). We will sing and dance around the camp fire as the band plays Israeli folk songs led by Melissa Malde and Rabbi Ben. Traditional potatoes and pita bread baked on the fire, as well as the makings for s’mores will be provided for the oneg. Bring a camp chair, if you have one.
Shavuot: Two-part Event
"Standing at Sinai"
Saturday, June 11, 7:00pm
Study late night at CHS with Rabbi Ben, Rabbi Shoshana, Rachel Akiva (Letter for the Ages, Ramban) and other special teachers. Event will end at midnight.
Sunday, June 12, 12:00pm
Nina Rubin will be hosting a vegetarian pot luck lunch. We will be studying the Book of Ruth, from a women’s Torah perspective.
MUSAR V'TZEDEK, ETHICS AND JUSTICE:
Gender and Judaism
Thursday, June 30, 7:00pm
Did you know that, according to the Rabbis’, there are six distinct genders? Join Rabbi Ben and CHS Member Tracy Meisinger, MA, NCC for a discussion of gender through the ages and how you can be an advocate for justice today.
Planning an event? Email the Har Shalom office first to see if the date is available!
Recent Blog Posts
"We gather here humbled on this Memorial Day weekend, the 75th anniversary of when our Nation entered World War II in 1941. More than 16 million people participated in the war and 400,000 did not make it home. Just as now, the majority were youngsters with their whole lives ahead. Many confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day, the day when we only honor the fallen -- those who have made it possible for us to move about in freedom, to pursue our goals and determine how we live our lives.
Closed for lunch: 12-1
Our office is located at the front of the Synagogue. You are welcome to visit any time during office hours. We would be happy to show you around.
Rabbi Office Hours:
Rabbi Shoshana Leis: Tuesdays 12:30 - 2:30 and by appointment
Rabbi Ben Newman: Thursdays 12:00 - 2:00 and by appointment
For Rabbinic Emergencies, please call 970-599-1037