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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Arnow 2/9/2024

Dear Kol Rinah Family, 

Here's a link to my sermon from last Shabbat, "How Odd of God to Choose the Jews."  

As the situation in Israel and Gaza continues with little good news for anyone, some of us may be looking for other ways of engaging and learning.  If we had a congregant-led Israel-themed book group at Kol Rinah, would you be interested?  Imagine it met after kiddush one Saturday very six weeks or so.  If you'd be interested, let me know.  

This Saturday evening, February 10 from 7-9pm, musician, filmmaker, writer and teacher Alicia Jo Rabins (
profiled in the St. Louis Jewish Light) will be at Kol Rinah for Havdalah and an evening of music and storytelling. She'll be here as part of a whole weekend spent in St. Louis.  We'll have wine and snacks and a fun evening for adults.  Thank you to Gina Bernstein and Rachel Weinhaus for helping to organize.  Even if you didn't RSVP, it's ok to come!  

Turning to this Shabbat, candle lighting tonight is at 5:14pm.  

I'll be leading a no-instruments Kabbalat Shabbat and ma'ariv here at 6pm tonight.  We've been having a lovely group on Friday nights, including, often, many kids.  Come join us! 

Tomorrow morning, services begin at 9am.  It's Shabbat Rosh Chodesh (Adar 1), so services will include Hallel. 

Karen Kern will lead a singing Torah Talk at about 10:15am.  

I'll be speaking about some Jewish perspectives on reproductive rights and abortion, as part of "
Repro Shabbat," a project of NCJW.  

Shabbat ends at 6:16pm.  

Sunday, February 11 at 4pm, Verein's series on the history of the Yiddish theater continues on Zoom, this time focused on the Yiddish theater in Chicago.  Details and sign-up here.  

The Purim mailing went out, all the 
Purim details are also here!  We could use some more help with the spiel--if you're interested, let Benj Singer or me know! 

Coming up next Saturday (2/17), our own Hedva Levy will speak after kiddush about her new book, Maybe It’s Your Medications: How to Avoid Unnecessary Drug Therapy and Adverse Drug Reactions.  
Details here.  

Please note that the office will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, February 19.  

For more and collected Israel information, see this page on our website, as well as the Jewish Federation of St. Louis's Israel Resources page

Every Shabbat morning, we are still reciting a 
prayer for the State of Israel, a prayer for Israel Defense Forces soldiers, and a prayer for hostages.  

May the one who makes peace in the heavens make peace over us, and over all Israel, and over all who dwell in the world.  

See you in shul,
Rabbi Noah Arnow

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