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Yom Rishon, 5 Elul 5774

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Marlene, Richter, our Kehilat Rodef Religious School Director, born on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida. Her move to Denver 5 years ago made her a true "snow bird". However, she will tell anyone who asks that snow and cold are better than a hurricane headed your way. Educated in Miami and New York, Marlene attended day school and teachers seminary. Much of her experience in as director of a Day School in Hollywood, Florida. Kehilat Rodef is the second supplementary religious school Marlene was instrumental in starting. She and her late husband, Rabbi Arnold Richter, were also instrumental in starting the day school in New Orleans, LA. Marlene has two children, Shira Zimmerman (Marty) and Michael Richter (Sara) and 3 grandchildren Jacob (Michael) Alyssa and Andrew (Shira).
 
Brenda Wilmore joined Rodef Shalom in 2010 as the Administrative Assistant in the front office. When not working, she volunteers with the Cub Scouts and at her son's elementary school. Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and especially enjoys watching her son play baseball.
  
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Marty Zimmerman was raised at Rodef Shalom where he  grew up in a very active Jewish household attending day school, Jewish camps and serving as a leader in USY. He was a Judaic studies minor in college and received a Masters equivalent in Jewish communal service and Judaic studies. He has been teaching in various Jewish schools since 1994, teaching about 25 different Judaic topics to children in grades k-12. He currently teaches 2 & 3rd grade at Kehillat Rodef and a Judaic Studies options class for high school students at Denver Jewish Day School.      Fredie Halvorsen is the PreK/Kindergarten teacher for the Shabbat morning Kehilat Rodef Religious School. She has worked in the Shabbat school program for several years teaching a variety of grades and ages. The PreK/K has been her favorite by far. Fredie also teaches PreK at Rodef Shalom's ECEC. Fredie has a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and a Master's degree in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction. Fredie is married and has three grown children. Congregation Rodef Shalom has been and continues to be a very special and important part of her family's life.

 

Ilana Fishman holds a Masters of Education from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania.  A 17 year veteran special education teacher, Ilana  has also taught Hebrew and religious school for 20 years in both Philadelphia and Denver.  Ilana has tought grades 2-6, Bar/Bat  mitzvah preparation,  and has also taught adult Hebrew reading in classes and privately. Ilana lead High Holiday services at Penn Hillel for 7 years. She is currently teaching the 4th/5th grade and the "daber Ivrit" class at Kehilat Rodef, and 4th grade Judaic and 3rd grade Hebrew at B'Nai Havurah. Ilana reads Torah at Rodef and at B'Nai Havurah, and is proud to carry on her family's traditions of lay leadership. Currently, Ilana is studying Nutrition at Metro State and is looking forward to continued opportunities of teaching this subject to children and adults. When not working or studying, Ilana enjoys cooking, painting, and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.

 

 


 

 

Upcoming Week

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Sun, Aug, 31, 9:00 am
Minyan

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Sun, Aug, 31, 6:00 pm
Smokey Joe's Kosher BBQ

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Mon, Sep, 01,
Labor Day/Office Closed

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Tue, Sep, 02, 4:30 pm
Kehilat Rodef Religious School

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Tue, Sep, 02, 6:30 pm
Minyan on the Move

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Wed, Sep, 03, 7:30 pm
Education Committee Meeting

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