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A Very Special Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Shafrin 2/17/2023

Dear Kol Rinah Family,

We have an incredible Shabbat full of wonderful experiences, as well as many other exciting things coming up in the next few weeks, so please read on to get all the details!

This Shabbat, we are delighted to welcome the amazing Hazzan Joanna Dulkin to Kol Rinah as our artist and scholar in residence!!!!! Hazzan Dulkin will be leading Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:00 pm on Friday, Shabbat morning services at 9:00 am on Saturday, and Mincha/Ma'ariv starting at 5:15 pm with a musical Havdallah (and some desserts) at 6:30 pm.

While the Friday night dinner is completely full, we do welcome and encourage everyone to participate in these wonderful, joyful, musical experiences throughout Shabbat.  We will also be livestreaming both our Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat and Saturday Shabbat morning services, both of which will take place in the main sanctuary, through our livestream link:

We will also be having Torah Talk this Shabbat mornings starting in the Community Hall at 10:15 am! For the next month, we will also continue having Torah Talk on Fridays at noon, with the same session also being led by either myself or Rabbi Arnow on Saturday mornings. If you would like to attend Torah Talk, but require masks to be worn for your health and security, please let us know and we can make accomodations for the Torah Talk group. So, today at noon AND Saturday at 10:15 am, Rabbi Arnow will be leading our Torah Talk on Parashat Mishpatim.

As a part of a national effort, Rabbis in synagogues around the country are participating in Repro Shabbat, a Shabbat do discuss issues of reproductive justice. Parashat Mishpatim contains many of the verses commonly used as the foundation of Judaism’s approach to reproductive health, rights, and justice. As a part of this effort, Rabbi Arnow will be focusing our learning this week on the ways in which the Torah and our inherited Jewish Tradition view some of our most personal experiences and choices. The Zoom link for Friday's session can still be found below.

We are also getting ready for Purim, which starts a little more than two weeks away on the evening of Monday, March 6! Thank you to everyone who has already put in work packing mishloach manot (gifts to send to friends and neighbors) as well as creating a festive and entertaining Purim schpiel (skit)! 

To celebrate Purim this year, we will be bringing together our families, members, friends, and neighbors of all ages to enjoy some exciting programing, eat together, hear the story of Purim from the Megillah, and enjoy a costumed, festive, energetic holiday altogether. For more details, the full schedule of events for participants of all ages, and to RSVP for a pre-Megillah family dinner and break fast, please follow the link below or call the office:

Also, if you would like to read Rabbi Arnow's thoughtful sermon from last Shabbat (Parashat Yitro), you can read it here.

Candle Lighting Friday night is at 5:23 pm. 

Parshah: Mishpatim
Shabbat with Hazzan Joanna Dulkin
Shabbat Mevarchim HaChodesh, Parshat Shekalim

Torah Talk: 10:15am
Torah Reading: Exodus 21:1 - 24:18
Maftir: Exodus 30:11-16
Haftarah: Kings 2 12:1-17

Havdalah will be at 6:27 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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as well as 
Facebook account! 

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