Shaloha Chaverim, 
It is that time of year again to start preparing for the High Holidays and that includes renewing your KBS membership.  You can use the application form attached to the emailed newsletter and mail to Mike Bernstone, our treasurer, or go online to renew at our website konabethshalom.org  You can also go into Foodland beginning Sept 1st to make a donation of up to $249 via the Give Aloha program. If you do that, please notify Mike Bernstone (mbernstone@hawaii.rr.com) of amount of your donation. Your contributions are crucial in allowing us to continue to rent space, bring over Rabbi Lev and offer other programs.  Thank you for your generosity. We have a full schedule for the holidays that promises to be inspiring and comforting. Please see the newsletter and website for details.
 
Those in need of healing
We would like to continue the traditional of having a list of those in need of healing for Misheberech blessing at services. Please let me know if you would like to be included.
Mazeltovs
Happy birthday to Alice Bratton and Leah Hillert. Mazeltov to Trina and Shai Yerlick on their anniversary. Please let me know if you would like your special occasions mentioned.
Upcoming Shabbat Service on Saturday, August 26th.
Please join us for a Shabbat morning service at our new home at the Hawaii Queen Coffee Gardens,75-1048 Henry Street, Kailua Kona (across the road and just up from Safeway) at 10:30am.  Potluck to follow.
Potluck Guidelines: Vegetables and fruit, main and side dishes appreciated. No pork or shellfish. We always have many more desserts than can be consumed. Our intention is to uplift the spirit, mind, as well as the body.
Sunday Aug 27th Study session in Waimea
We are blessed to have Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi of San Francisco in Waimea on August 27th 3:30-5pm. He will give introduction to Kabbalah  entitled “Spiritual roadmap for purposeful living ” Call 936-9001 for directions. http://www.sfshul.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/1923245/jewish/Rabbi-Shlomo-Zarchi.htm
North Hawaii Erev Shabbat Program at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Sept 8th, 6pm.
Erev shabbat celebration and potluck.
 
Monthly Torah Study Sept 9th at 10:30. Details to follow.
 
We welcome all who want to retain, renew and enhance their connection with Judaism.  We hope to see you soon.
B’Shalom,
Vivienne Aronowitz
KBS Board President.