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Literature at Lunch 

Mark your calendars: Literature at Lunch with Gail Lipsitz will meet at noon to 2:00 p.m. on the following dates: December 15, March 16 and May 18. 
In July 2018, a Gallup poll found that "Immigration Surged to the Top" of the list of what Americans identified as the most important problems facing our nation.  Not surprising.  Dominating political discussions and featured daily in the news, immigration has become a most troubling and controversial issue, prompting soul-searching and discussions about the essence of America.  How might the history of Jewish immigration to the United States in the early 20th century shed light on the experiences of immigrants today?
For our session on December 15, "Ascending" and "Descending," we will look at short stories describing diverse experiences of Americans who make "aliyah" to Israel, and of Israelis who move to North America:
            "A State of Emergency" by Nikki Stiller
            "Invisible" by Ayelet Tsabari
            "The Best Place on Earth" by Ayelet Tsabari
            "Descent" by Danit Brown
We recommend that you read the stories before our meeting so that we can enjoy lively discussions in which all participate. Click on each title to read online or copies of the materials are available from an envelope on the KHL bulletin board in the hallway. 

Kolot HaLev Benefit Concert -"Welcome the Stranger"

"Welcome the Stranger" salutes the profound contributions of immigrants through songs. Join us at KHL Sunday February 3, 2019 2:00 p.m. for songs of hope, unity and understanding featuring Kolot HaLev (Voices of the Heart). This Jewish community choir is from the greater Washington area and includes our own Cantor George Henschel
General Admission is $20 and benefits the Maryland Food Bank. Tickets are required and are available by clicking here or calling 410-299-7967.

New Adult Ed Class - "Practical Theology" - No class tonight - 12/12.

Rabbi Geoff and Rabbi Steve Silvern will help guide an exploration of various approaches to life and the idea(s) of God, presenting different lenses through which we see the cosmos and our daily decisions. It is an opportunity to learn together about our knowing and seeking and doing, or doing and seeking and knowing. We are interested in the stuff of lived life and how we live meaningfully — what and how we eat, earning and spending money, relationships, ethical action — finding our way through and out of the proverbial “woods.” You are invited to join the learning and discussion on any Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the KHL room.  

Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a program in Baltimore County which provides needed weekend nutrition for some of the thousands of food insecure public school students. Food for Thought brings together congregations and individuals to provide food each week for these children. The volunteers purchase the items based off a list provided by a nutritionist that works with the program. The schools coordinate to give the unidentified bags to the children in a way that reduces the stigma that can at times be associated with receiving assistance. 
This is such an important program since food insecurity is so prevalent in Baltimore County. Students may receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school, but often go hungry at home on the weekends. 
Church of the Holy Comforter is a founding congregation of this program and currently supports 20 students in two local elementary schools. CHC collects the items monthly and one day a month packs the bags and delivers them to the schools. 
Kol HaLev is looking to provide support to this program. We are looking to assess KHL community interest to identify how we can support this program and if we can increase the number of children that are currently being supported. KHL has agreed to help pack the bags on December 30.
**If you have interest in helping to pack the Food For Thought bags on December 30 at 11:15 a.m., please email Allie.
** If you have interest in donating food, or making a monetary donation, please email Allie.

Upcoming at Kol HaLev

Today's Calendar

Torah Study (Rabbi's Tisch)
: 8:45a
Shabbat Morning Service
: 10:00a
Literature at Lunch
: 12:00p
B'nai Mitzvah 7th Grade Class
: 6:00p

Tomorrow's Calendar

Beit Lev
: 9:15a

Friday Night

Kabbalat Shabbat
: 7:00p

Shabbat Day

Torah Study (Rabbi's Tisch)
: 8:45a
Shabbat Morning Service
: 10:00a

Upcoming Programs & Events

Literature at Lunch
Shabbat, Dec 15 12:00p
City Shabbat
Shabbat, Dec 29 10:00a
Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Sunday, Jan 13 4:00p
Kolot HaLev Concert
Sunday, Feb 3 2:00p
Adult Education at Beit Lev
Sunday, Feb 10 9:45a

Parshat Vayigash

Shabbat, Dec 15

Fast of Tevet

Tuesday, Dec 18
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Designate KHL At AmazonSmile

Kol HaLev now has an account with AmazonSmile - basically anyone in the congregation, or elsewhere, can elect to have Amazon donate 0.5% of the purchase price of anything they buy on AmazonSmile credited to Kol HaLev. 
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Kol HaLev every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to KHL. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Make sure you are logged in at AmazonSmile each time you shop.
Sat, December 15 2018 7 Tevet 5779