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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Arnow 8/11/2023

Dear Kol Rinah Family, 

At the end of this email is some important information on affordable housing for Jewish seniors.  If this could be useful for you or someone you know, please read carefully for a great opportunity. 

My most enjoyable hours of the day are the times I spend sitting with someone, or two people, in conversation.  This week I had conversations, among others, with prospective members, with longtime members who I hadn't caught up with in a while, with a new congregant having a tough time, with a relatively new congregant I hadn't gotten to know much, and with a congregant who's been struggling since experiencing a loss a year ago.  

It's a busy time of year, and as the only rabbi now at Kol Rinah, my time is tighter than ever.  It may take a little longer to calendar, but if you'd like to talk, on the phone or in person or on Zoom, whether about something great, something hard, about something you're curious about, an idea, a suggestion, an interest, let me know, and let's talk!  

The quiet weeks of summer are ending, and life seems to be getting busier again, at shul, and (at least at my) home.  

Tonight at 6pm, Karen Kern and Will Soll will be here at Kol Rinah to lead a musical mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat and ma'ariv.  

Candle lighting is at 7:43pm tonight. 

Tomorrow morning we start as usual at 9am.  Torah Talk with Karen Kern will be in the chapel at 10:15am.  She'll be leading some niggunim (wordless melodies), with reflections on the niggunim through the lens of themes from the Torah portion.  

Shabbat ends at 8:43pm.  

We have a 
blood drive the afternoon of Tuesday, August 15.  

We'll have our next Shabbat mincha/Seudah Shelisheet/Maariv Saturday evening August 19.  

Summerfest, an amazing, long-gestating gathering, will be on Sunday afternoon August 20.  You don't want to miss this exciting event that we've been working on for almost a year.  The JCC is a partner, and we're going to have a strong turnout--join us!  We really need some more volunteers.  If you can help, respond to this email and let me know, and I'll connect you with the organizers.  

The High Holidays are coming, and all the 
details, forms, and information is on our website.  

I'm starting 
High Holiday preparation classes Tuesday, August 22.  

Kol Chadash is on Saturday, August 26 (starting at 9:30am).  

grief havurah (group) led by Rabbi Jessica Shafrin will be having its first meeting the morning of Sunday, Augus 27.  

For all of these, and much more, check out 
our website.  

Last but not least, we are collecting school supplies for the beginning of the school year.  Bring supplies (
details on what we need are here) to our lobby.  

Shabbat shalom and see you at shul, 

Rabbi Noah Arnow

From Covenant Place:
 A major renovation of the CHAI Building (soon to be renamed, Covenant Place III JCA Building) on the Jewish Community’s Millstone Campus, is underway. The building will offer 150 Section 8 subsidized, one bedroom apartments, for adults 62+, and 5 additional one-bedroom apartments at a reduced rent rate.  (Income eligibility requirements apply.) At this time next year we will be able to lease 80 beautifully renovated apartments to new residents. The waitlist for these apartments is now open and for those on the wait list it will be a considerably shorter wait time than is typical (normal wait time is 2+ years).

This is a link to the Eligibility Questionnaire, located on our website, where additional information can be found. Questions and inquires may be directed to our Property Manager, David Lee: or 314-432-1610 ext. 1102. David will be happy to speak with someone on the phone, provide a tour, or send printed information. 

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)

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:
Kol Rinah now has an Instagram feed 
as well as Facebook  account!
Mon, December 11 2023 28 Kislev 5784