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The Week of May 20, 2024 | 12 IYAR 5784

The Administration Office will be closed Monday,

May 27, for Memorial Day.

Next week's Kodesh Konnection will be sent on Tuesday. 

Upcoming Events...

Budget Workshop: Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 PM (Zoom)

Spirits of Shabbat: Friday, May 24 at 6:15 PM

LAG BaOMER: Sunday, May 26 at 4 PM at Layne & Geil Bilu's house

Budget Meeting: Wednesday, May 29, 7 PM on Zoom

Final Kabbalat Shabbat of the Season: Friday, June 7, 6:15 PM at the beach

Shavuot: June 11-13 - More information to come next week

High Holy Day Volunteer Opportunities

Exploring Judaism with Rabbi Baum: Every Friday at 11:30 AM

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Our Congregation Mourns the Passing of

Beverly Saks Richman, z''l

Blimah bat Devorah

Mother of Gary (Judy) Richman


Wednesday, May 22, 1:00 PM

Beth Israel Memorial Chapel

11115 Jog Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

followed by Interment at

Eternal Light Memorial Gardens

11520 FL-7, Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Shiva Information to Follow

Mazal tov to Albert & Ann Fils on Naomi's graduation from UF with a Master's in Biomedical Engineering. Naomi's year in Israel will be split between an internship and working full time

at companes in her field.

Mazal tov to Ellen & Robert Jadd on the birth of their grandson,

Laken Hollander Jadd, 

Agam ben Shlomo, son of

Philip and Alexa Jadd,

brother of Ever Hendrix, born in Philadelphia on May 8, 2024.

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"Spirits" of Shabbat


Join us for our new Kabbalat Shabbat initiative!

Welcome in the Sabbath through spirituality and meditation.

Traditional prayers will be recited.


May 24, 6:15 PM


Worship Together, Schmooze,

Bring Friends, and

Enjoy Oneg Shabbat

Click Here to RSVP


Sunday, May 26


Sing-a-long with Cantor Hadash

Pizza & Smores

at the home of

Geil & Layne Bilu

RSVP for Location

Annual Budget Meeting

Wednesday, May 29

7 PM on Zoom

Budget Workshop Meeting

Tuesday, May 21

7 PM on Zoom

RSVP to Receive Zoom Link 

Join us for our last Kabbalat Shabbat

On The Beach

before summer hiatus

Friday, June 7, 2024

6:15 PM

Location and parking instructions will be sent via email confirmation

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Connect to the High Holy Days

at CSK

Volunteer your time, passion, and expertise!

We will begin to plan for High Holy Days over the summer.

Click Here to Volunteer

Exploring Judaism

with Rabbi Baum

Learn about Jewish Theology, History, Holidays, Laws,

and so much more.

This is an ongoing class that meets every Friday

at 11:30 AM at CSK.

Click Here to Sign Up


As a member of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism

Kol Isha, the Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarei Kodesh offers educational, spiritual, and social programming to its members. We also support various congregational programming throughout the year.


The next book club is Wednesday, May 22 @

7:30 PM: “Who by Fire:

Leonard Cohen in the Sinai

by Matti Friedman 

If you would like to host the book club at your home, please email Bonnie at

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The CSK Men’s Club is a social club to promote friendship, create camaraderie and ruach, increase involvement in our synagogue, provide social and educational activities, and enhance Jewish observances at the synagogue. Men’s Club will offer programming for men as well as inclusive programs for all CSK chaverim and sacred guests.

Join Men's Club

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If so, consider naming CSK to match your donations!

Donations made to Congregation Shaarei Kodesh: May 13 – May 20, 2024


Aronson Family Youth Fund

Byrna & Larry Klur in honor of Owen Abrams' High School Graduation 

Gamm-Vartikovsky Community Fund

Gina & Michael Wadler in memory of Anne Levine 

Kiddush Fund

Ann & Albert Fils in honor of Kim Beame’s daughters, Paige & Elana, on their graduations

Challah & Wine Sponsor

Harvey Harling in honor of his grandsons,

Soren Rhodes Fulvio, Asher Paschal Fulvio and Phillip Ronni Harling

 Myer Rappaport Youth Education Fund

Angela Weinroth in memory of Anne Levine  

Ron and Lillie Brandt in honor of:

Matthew Gressner, grandson, graduating from Marlboro H.S. (NJ)

and will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall

Madeline Popolow, granddaughter, graduating from Kent Place School (NJ)

 and will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in the fall

Kayla Greenfeld, granddaughter, graduating from Livingston Middle School (NJ)

 and will be attending Livingston H.S. in the fall

Ron Brandt earning a Master’s Degree in Jewish History from Touro University

Ner Tamid

Nancy Suchoff in memory of Anne Levine

Sharon & Eric Lubin in honor of Kim Beame’s daughters’ graduations

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Ena & Gordon Garmaise in honor of Rabbi Baum

Ariella Reback & Rabbi Ed Bernstein in honor of Dori Baron speaking at Kiddush on Shabbat

Karen & Robert Katz in honor of Charlotte Spencer’s Naming

Harvey Harling in memory of Anne Levine

Byrna Klur in memory of her grandfather, Harry David Finberg

Ted Kerzner to Cheryl Roberts

Sabina & Alex Rosenblum 

Ruth & Lewis Davis Religious School

Rebecca Pontillo in honor of all the graduates

Rebecca Pontillo in honor of Kim Beame’s daughters, Paige & Elana, on their graduations 

Tribute Cards

Nancy & Steven Goldberg to Kim Beame in honor of Elana & Paige receiving their Master’s Degrees

Yahrzeit Fund

Ron & Lillie Brandt in memory of Alter Pinchas Brandt's Yahrzeit on 5/31/24

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Kemach Torah Campaign

If you encounter an antisemitic incident:

Emergency: Call 911

Free Legal Hotline for Universities:  CALL help to 51555

Hillel Toolkit for Students:

Report an Incident to the ADL:

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County:

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Included: J Screen Genetic Testing, New Tikkun Olam Project

from Rabbi Amy Grossblatt Pessah, Information from Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, and PJ Library

Go Green for Mental Health Month



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CSK Email Addresses:, Ariella Reback, Executive Director, Karen Katz, Sharon Lubin