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What's Happening at Har Shalom

Special Congregational Meeting

Sunday, December 17th, 4:00pm
Your voice matters! On Dec 17, we will meet as a congregation to discuss when and how to move forward in our search for a settled rabbi. If you will be unable to attend the meeting, please consider asking another member who is planning to attend to serve as a "proxy" for you so that your vote is counted. If you would like to use the proxy system for this special meeting, please fill out the Proxy Designation Form and return it to the office or give it to your proxy to hand in just before the meeting on the 17. 
Board members would be happy to speak with you and answer questions about the meeting. Child care will be provided and the meeting is set to end at 6:00 pm so we can light the menorah as a community. The Spiritual Practices Committee will be at the synagogue at 3:30 pm to welcome you with refreshments.

Nightly Menorah Lighting

Hanukkah begins Tuesday, December 12th. The CHS menorah will be lit each evening through December 19th at 6:00 pm. It takes just a few minutes so pick a night and come along to say the lighting blessings, sing a few traditional Hanukkah songs, and share snacks.

Fundraising Committee Meeting

Sunday, December 17, 9:30am
Are you interested in planning events or finding ways to raise funds for our community? Then please consider attending our monthly fundraising committee meetings, where we will discuss ideas for future fundraising events and how to promote our main fundraising programs. For questions or more information about the Fundraising Committee, please contact Kyla Pfeif.

FoCo Jewish Action Network (JAN) Meeting and Potluck

Friday, December 22, 6:00pm
Jewish Action Network Monthly meeting and potluck dinner at Har Shalom (Religious School Classroom). Will finish in time for people to attend services.

Just Announced! Beginning Biblical Hebrew Classes

Mondays, starting January 8, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Learn to decode the Hebrew alphabet and open up a new world of possibilities that will enhance your learning and understanding of prayers and Torah. Classes will be offered in 4 week sessions so you can start at the beginning or join the session that meets your Hebrew level. $50 per person, per session. Registration and information

Winners of the Double Good Scrip Contest Announced! 

Congratulations to the winners of our December Scrip contest. Nicki Shamis (a double winner!), Melissa Malde, Jason Folb and Louise Rifkin all won $20 in scrip that can be used with any of the 750 vendors. Har Shalom earned a total of $965 from during the 10 days of the contest which helped bring the total earned for November 1 to December 3 to $1900. WOW!!! Thank you to all who participated and please continue to remember the scrip program whenever you shop.

December Library News

The Library check out bookcase in the foyer will feature books about Chanukkah for children and adults during the month of December. Thank you for the many donations during Jewish Book Month in November. All books donated from the Wish List will be bookplated with the donor's name and the occasion of the donation. 

A Nes Gadol Erev Christmas Brunch and More

Sunday, December 24, 11:30am
Nes Gadol invites all 55+ members to an Erev Christmas Brunch at Har Shalom. Kindly bring your favorite fish, dairy, veggie and carb dishes to share. We will honor the vegetarian kosher tradition of the CHS kitchen. Our discussion topics will include: How do you spell Chanukah? (Hanukkah?) What’s up with the Chinese food? Our own Chanukah (or maybe Hanukkah) stories. And do we want to go to a movie after lunch? RSVP:

Faith Family Hospitality Week

December 24 - 31
Make a difference over the holidays! It is our week once again to volunteer for fun, easy and meaningful jobs providing shelter and warmth to families experiencing homelessness in our community. Your children are welcome to join you. Sign up here! 

Beyond Har Shalom

Faith in Progress Radio Program

Rabbi Hillel Katzir will debut a weekly public affairs interview program, "Faith in Progress," beginning Tuesday, December 12. The program will air on KRFC FM 88.9 Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. It will explore people, organizations, issues and events in Northern Colorado from a progressive and multi-faith perspective.
This Tuesday, the program will feature an interview with Rev. Gretchen Haley, senior minister at Foothills Unitarian Church in Fort Collins, who will speak about her congregation's process in deciding to offer sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant and how the help of Fort Collins' multi-faith sanctuary coalition, ISAAC, has contributed.

Fri, December 15 2017 27 Kislev 5778