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A Big Weekend @ Kol Rinah and Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Arnow 12/10/2021

Dear Kol Rinah Family, 

We have a BIG WEEKEND at Kol Rinah--read to the bottom to see everything happening! 

Please note that the 
eruv (which permits carrying objects outside on Shabbat) is still down due to construction, although I hear that it is getting closer to being repaired.  

My d'var Torah for this week's Torah portion, Parashat Vayigash, that was published in the St. Louis Jewish Light, 
is available here.  

Today at noon, Rabbi Shafrin will be teaching Torah Talk on Zoom.  
Please note that there will be no Torah Talk December 24 and December 31.  

Candle lighting tonight is at 4:22pm (and next week starts to get later).  

And now--this Shabbat!!!  
All the details are here.  
Have you missed singing in person?  Then come this Shabbat!  Deborah Sacks Mintz is a graduating rabbinical student (from JTS, my alma mater), a singer, musician and prayer leader, and a composer who came out with her own first (and terrific!) album last year.  

Tonight starting at 7pm we'll have Deborah Sacks Mintz leading us in Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv in the Sanctuary (livestreamed as well).  Then, we'll move to a different space for some learning and singing.  Eat dinner before you come! 

Saturday morning, she'll lead Shacharit and Musaf and give a d'var Torah (all live-streamed from the sanctuary).  Then we'll all go home for lunch.  

Come back at 3:30pm for mincha, and then Deborah will be teaching again, at around 4:15pm.  We'll have maariv at 5:15pm, followed by a musical havdalah and malaveh malka - literally, "accompanying the queen," singing and music to accompany Shabbat's leaving, to draw out the end of Shabbat a little bit.  This will be a more intimate time, so come if you want to be part of a smaller group.  

Everything at Kol Rinah is free.  If you are able to pre-register, that will be helpful, but walk-ins are welcome, as long as they have proof of vaccination.  

Please note also that services Friday night and Saturday morning will be livestreamed as usual (link below), but otherwise the programs will be in-person only.  

A huge thank you to the Irvin and Dolores Rubin Music Fund as well as the Leo and Sara Wolf Adult Education Fund for sponsoring the events at Kol Rinah.  

Saturday night at 8pm, Deborah will be doing a concert with St. Louis's own Eitan Kantor at Ma Tovu, in the Tower Grove neighborhood.  
Details here.  That's the only part of the weekend that has a cost.  

Kol Rinah's Annual Meeting will be on Sunday at 4pm.  Members should have received information about that separately.  

Fast of the 10th of Tevet ("Asara b'Tevet") will be on Tuesday, from 5:46am-5:14pm. Please note that minyan will be at 7am and 6pm as usual, that day.  

Wishing you a Shabbat shalom, and I hope to see you this Shabbat,

Rabbi Noah Arnow

To join our Zoom Minyanim or classes, click on the desired meeting link, or call into either of the following numbers: 
+1 312 626 6799
+1 646 558 8656
Then, when prompted, enter the Meeting ID of the desired minyan/class then press #.  Then, when prompted, enter the password then press #.  
Services (all times Central)
Evening Minyan on Zoom
Sunday-Thursday evenings at 6pm (but not on Jewish holidays)
Friday evenings when not in person one hour before candle lighting

Morning Minyan on Zoom
Monday-Friday mornings at 7am; Sunday mornings and national holidays at 8am (not including Jewish holidays)

Learning Opportunities
Torah Talk with Rabbi Arnow or Rabbi Shafrin
Every Friday at 12pm (No Torah Talk on Fridays 12/24 or 12/31)
Join us for study and discussion of the week's Torah portion.  

Friday nights when in person and Shabbat mornings
Fridays, 6pm
Saturdays, 9:30am
Click the link below, then click the triangular "play" buttom:

You can also set your computer or device in advance so that this link will continue streaming continuously and you will not have to press any buttons on Shabbat. To make sure that your device will not shut itself down or do into sleep mode, follow the directions below to disable sleep mode:

For PC:
To disable automatic Sleep:
1. Open up Power Options in the Control Panel. In Windows 10 you can get there from right clicking on the start menu and going to Power Options
2. Click "change plan settings" next to your current power plan
3. Change "Put the computer to sleep" to never
4. Click "Save Changes"

For Apple Products:
1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click "Energy Saver."
2. Do either of the following:
          a. Set the amount of time your computer or display should wait before going to sleep: Drag the “Computer sleep” and “Display sleep” sliders, or the “Turn display off after” slider.
          b. Keep your Mac from going to sleep automatically: Select “Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off.”
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