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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Arnow 3/10/2023

Dear Kol Rinah Family, 

How many people were at Kol Rinah for Purim? I can't tell you; I didn't count, and I don't think anyone else did either.  

But I can tell you that it *felt* full, joyous, silly, and fun.  

Whether we count people, or need to, and how we count--these are the questions and conversatons that emerge from the census at the beginning of this week's Torah portion, Ki Tissa (starting with Exodus 30:11).  I'll be speaking in my sermon Saturday morning about counting Jews, and the apparent decline of Jewish numbers and percentages in various awards and other prestigious areas.  The very short summary: it's complicated.  But come tomorrow for more! 

Going back to Purim for a moment, lots of people deserve thanks for making this a wonderful Purim, but three of the people who worked the hardest for it were Stacy Abeles, Stacey Hudson and Karen Kern, who together coordinated the beautiful Mishloach Manot we delivered to every household of our congregation.  

Today at noon, Rabbi Shafrin will lead Torah  Talk on Zoom, focusing on another iteration of the covenant that's in this week's parasha.  

Candle lighting is at 5:45pm.  

Tonight at 6pm, we'll have our full, soulful, musical Friday night service.  We've been having some new folks join us--come check it out! 

Tomorrow morning is Brotherhood Shabbat, with a kiddush to follow.  Rabbi Shafrin will be leading Torah Talk again at 10:15am.  

Shabbat afternoon, mincha will be 5:35pm, and Shabbat ends at 6:49pm.  

Remember to change your clocks, and spring forward Saturday night, when Daylight Savings Time begins.

Sunday, Brotherhood will honor our Man and Woman of the Year, Marshall Myers and Micki Kingsley.  Mazal to both of them!  

And there's much more happening-- 
check out our website for all the details on everything!  

Shabbat shalom and see you in shul,
Rabbi Noah Arnow


ZOOM AND STREAMING LINKS
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)

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

(Please note that Thursday morning minyan is now being held in-person and is not on Zoom)

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.  


Friday nights and Shabbat mornings
Fridays, 6pm in the chapel (no streaming)
Saturdays, 9:00am (9:30am when we are doing our musical Kol Chadash service)
Click the link below, for the stream, as well as for additional instructions:

https://www.kolrinahstl.org/kr-streaming

Kol Rinah now has an Instagram feed 
as well as Facebook  account!

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