Sha’are Shalom Weekly News Nov 22-28

Join us for our annual post Thanksgiving Shabbat service.  Friday November  at 8:00pm
Our service will be led by Pat Myers.

Thursday Nov 23 at 7:30 pm via Zoom
Hang out and share your Kvells and Kvetches
Meeting ID: 850 3979 8832
Passcode: 29825


I spoke to the Charles County Sheriff Deputy in charge of the security briefing today.  As of today, 14 Nov, we have about 10 in house and 3 or 4 Zoom participants. For them that was a pretty small group, but they could do something for us if we could work out the logistics.  I asked for 5 or 6 Dec at 7PM. They would prefer in the afternoon if possible and maybe after all the holidays. Sgt McCue then suggested they could prepare a package for us with hints, suggestions, graphics & reminders,etc., so we could send it out to all our members and they could look at it at their leisure.  Currently that sounds good to me, but I have not committed to anything yet, including scheduling a date for a live presentation. I am asking for input from our members on how they feel. Please email me at with your opinions and thoughts.

Marv Cohen

Interfaith Vigil for Peace – November 26 @ 5 pm

Sha’are Shalom Congregants

The Interfaith Commission of Charles County is planning an interfaith prayer vigil to pray for peace – peace in the Middle East, peace among people of all faiths, peace for Jews and Muslims the world over facing more discrimination and violence.

This event is on Sunday, November 26 at 5 pm, at Christ Church on Charles Street in LaPlata. Rabbi Randy will be leading the delgation from Sha’are Shalom with Rich Gilpin who is a member of the Interfaith Commission of Charles County. We encourage as many people as possible to attend this special event.

Spaghetti Dinner and Trivia Night

Family Camp:  December 8-10

Capital Camps is offering two family camp weekend getaways for existing and new families to enjoy the outdoors and experience our incredible weekend programming.

Family Camp will include: camp-style shabbat with rikkud/dancing, shira/singing, community bonding, arts & crafts, sports, gaga, boating, ziplining, and so much more!

This is the perfect weekend to bring together your friends and spend time in the mountains!  This is a great opportunity for all families in our community, including those that may be interested in Capital Camps in the future.

Click HERE to learn more and register. Bring your family and friends. Restore, rejuvenate and reenergize!




Dates Available for Oneg Sponsors  

Shar’are Shalom each Saturday morning (every 2nd Saturday) and Friday night (every 4th Friday) service at the temple ends with the pleasure of fellowship. A little nosh usually makes this fellowship last longer and adds to its delightfulness. Each post service nosh or oneg requires an Oneg Sponsor. Whether it is wine, juice, a challah, and some cookies, or even more – it is always appreciated by those in attendance.

Current oneg openings: 

Friday, Nov 24 for 8pm services
Saturday, Dec 9 for 10am services
Friday, Dec 22 for 8pm services

Contact Mike Green, VP, at or (240) 210-1064 (text or call and please leave a message if I don’t answer) if you would like to sponsor an oneg or lead a Friday Night Service or have any questions about doing either.