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Shabbat Shalom and Happy 2023 from Rabbi Shafrin 1/6/2023

Dear Kol Rinah Family,

As many of us are returning from our breaks, vacations, or just quiet time and jumping into the start of 2023, I hope each of you have many things you can look forward to. A new year feels often like a clean slate, a progression towards exciting endeavors and experiences. 

For me, I am just excited to see many of you again soon, whether in person at services, over a Zoom meeting or class, or just around St. Louis! Luckily, we have a number of really great opportunites to connect this month, especially on Shabbat. 

This week, we will be having our Kol HaMishpachah Family Shabbat Service, which begins at 10:30 am in the chapel and is geared toward our families with elementary age children. The last few times, we have had fantastic attendance and a lot of fun, so we hope you'll be able to join us this week!

We will also be hearing the voices of a myriad of new members during our Enchanting Shabbat in the main service starting at 9:00 am. I am thrilled to hear new people leading a variety of pieces of our Shabbat morning davening, including our Torah reading!

In the weeks ahead, we will be celebrating our incoming and ourgoing Board members, having a Tot Shabbat for our youngest members, and gathering for a special Kol Chadash musical service, so stay tuned each week, or check your emails or the website, for all the details.

I wish you all a happy and healthy start to 2023 and I can't wait to see you soon!

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Scott Shafrin

This afternoon at noon, Rabbi Arnow will be leading our Torah Talk on Parashat Vayechi, the final section of Sefer Bereishit (The Book of Genesis). Please join us for a spirited and thoughtful discussion.

Tonight, we will have Kabbalat Shabbat in person Kol Rinah starting at 6:00 pm in our chapel.

Tomorrow, we will be meeting in the sanctuary for our Shabbat morning services starting at 9:00 am (livestream link below). 

Mincha/Ma'ariv services this Shabbat will be at 4:30 pm this Saturday afternoon.

Candle Lighting Friday night is at 4:37 pm. 

Parshah: Vayechi
Torah Reading: Genesis 47:28 - 50:26
Haftarah: Kings I 2:1-12

Havdalah will be at 5:41 pm.
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

Morning Minyan on Zoom ( )
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 7am; Thursday mornings are in person only at Kol Rinah starting at 7:00 am. 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
Join us for study and discussion of the week's Torah portion.  

Kabbalat Shabbat/Shabbat morning

Fridays at 6:00pm, Saturdays at 9:00am, as well as the first day, seventh and eighth days of Passover
Click the link below, then click the triangular "play" buttom:

Until shortly before the service officially begins, there will a filler screen, but livestreamed video and sound will both start before the start of the service.  

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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