|Senior Rabbi Susan Leider is introduced to the Bay Area Jewish Community this week with an interview in the Jweekly. Click to read article.
Congregation Kol Shofar plays baseball against Congregation Rodef Sholom –
Read about it in the J- And check out the photos!
Congregation Kol Shofar member Aaron Parker, new Regional Director for the Jewish National Fund!
See the article in the J-
Congregation Kol Shofar teens make a difference in the world.
Philanthropy isn’t easy. It requires training, experience and a commitment to tzedakah (giving to charity). This year, the Jewish Community Teen Foundations offered a select group of Bay Area Jewish teens the opportunity to explore Jewish values and ideas, develop leadership skills, and the opportunity to practice informed and directed philanthropy. Teens serve on a board and learn how to run their own non-profit foundations and to become strategic grant-makers. This year the goal was to fund projects that provide people in developing communities with access to safe drinking water, with a focus on South and Southeast Asia, through education and sustainable technologies. Over the year the board raised $43,092 with a combination of 370 donors and 21 fundraisers. Kol Shofar teens, Hallie and Ari Goldstein, Rebecca Salant, Hanna Stern, Bea Toizer, Sarah Moses, Rachel Barlow, Matt Waxman, Emily Perman, Leah Tabernik, Benjamin Landress, Jordana Attias, Yael Zoken, Rebecca Salant. Congregation Kol Shofar is proud of our teens in their commitment to making a difference in the world.
Sisterhood in the News!
This story appeared in www.arknewspaper.com, January 2011:
Members of the Walking Sisterhood enjoyed a sunny afternoon on their weekly outing. The women, aka Not Your Mother’s Sisterhood, are members of Congregation Kol Shofar, and they recently began meeting each Saturday afternoon at Belvedere Community Park to walk, talk, share stories and insights, and make new friends. Illana Parker organized the outings so that the women could get to know each other better in a social environment.
Photo: Elliot Karlan
Read about Kol Shofar feeding and hosting the homeless:
Marin synagogues offer dinner, shelter, in the j-, January 4.
Prayers provide foundation for new, domed sanctuary
—by Amanda Pazornik, staff writer for the J-
Members of Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon didn’t have to travel as far as Israel’s Western Wall in hopes of having their prayers answered. In fact, all they had to do was maneuver through a construction zone, find a spot on a makeshift balcony and watch their rabbis do all the work.
On Aug. 17, about 70 congregants perched on scaffolding inside the future site of Kol Shofar’s domed sanctuary to watch Rabbis Lavey Derby and Chai Levy bury hundreds of their prayers beneath the gravel. The small sheets of paper and even children’s pictures were to become a permanent part of the future floor once the concrete was poured. For the full article, click here.
Kol Shofar’s Shabbat Swap Program
READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Check out the article on Kol Shofar’s Shabbat Swap in this week’s issue of the J. The article can be found here.
Congratulations to Shabbat Swap Coordinator Matt Mercurio!
The Shabbat Swap allows people seeking a Kabbalat Shabbat dinner to find a place to go, and people with extra space at their tables to offer these. Email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re either seeking a place, or if you have extra space.