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Yom Shlishi, 12 Kislev 5776

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Shabbat With a Backbeat
Join Cantor Saul and Rabbi Gerson in the synagogue sanctuary for Shabbat services accompanied by the musicians and singers of Shir Rodef.  A parallel service, led by congregation members, will take place in the Chapel in the Mizel Building.  Our whole community will join together in the social hall for Kiddush following services. You can listen to and learn melodies for the musical service on our website! Information: 303-399-0035.

Shabbat With a Backbeat Upcoming Dates
Annual Auction
Rodef's Shalom's online auction starts this Friday, November 20th! Check out our awesome items including a 2015-2016 officially licensed Broncos football signed by Von Miller, Ronnie Hillman, TJ Ward, Brandon Marshall and other team players, a personalized song for a special occasion or someone special, a Kahlua fudge cake that serves 12, Kosher pareve baked byy Sue Gerson, jewelry, gift cards and more.  Perfect for Chanukah gifts! This is Rodef's one online auction - please support us. Click HERE to access. The auction runs through December 4th, so don't wait! 

More Events...
Minyan on the Move
Tuesday, November 24, at the Home of
Fredie Halvorsen
Minyan on the Move is a traveling weekly minyan bringing the experience of Mincha or Ma'ariv to the community. Every Tuesday evening, the location varies between members' homes. Call the office for more information or to be placed on a mailing list. If you would like to host an evening, please contact the office at 303-399-0035 or Kay Shaw.

Welcoming Shabbat with Spirit and Song
Friday, November 27, 6:30 PM, Rodef Shalom
Lend us your voice and your energy in this Kabbalat Shabbat service. The evening will begin with snacks and discussion of the Weekly Torah Portion, to be followed by the davening, led by Rabbi Gerson and Rodef member. Transliteration pamphlets will be available for full inclusion. Free and open to the community. Future dates: December 11 & 25.

Learn About Ramah Shabbat
Saturday, December 5, 12:00 noon, Rodef Shalom Library
Rabbi Eliav Bock, founding director of Ramah Outdoor Adventure, will speak on Shabbat, December 5 in the Library at 12:00 noon on the many rewards of sending a child to Camp Ramah. Many of Rodef Shalom's Ramah campers and alumni, led by Henry Waldstreicher, will be present to add about their own experiences. Rabbi Gerson will offer information pertaining to scholarship options. Kiddush food items will be furnished, for everyone's convenience.

Purim Shpiel
Open auditions for "Give My Regards to Shushan," the Denver Community Purim Shpiel, are on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:00 PM, at Congregation Rodef Shalom and Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3:00 PM, at the HEA. All ages and talent levels are encouraged to audition. Contact Leah Peer (  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to RSVP for auditions. Anyone auditioning for a singing part needs to prepare a short tune, preferably from a Broadway show. Speaking, non-singing, and other parts are available, but need to attend an audition. Rehearsals begin January 3rd. The Community Purim Shpiel will be presented on March 20th at 4:00 pm, at the Hebrew Educational Alliance. It is free and open to the entire Jewish community. For more information about the shpiel, please call Michael Raizen, 303-548-4061.
Rabbi's After Kiddush Tish
December 12, 12:30 PM, Rodef Shalom
Join Rabbi Gerson for songs, spirit and study. Free and open to all.Information:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 303-322-0150.

60th Anniversary Israel / Chanukah Cocktail Event
Saturday, December 12, 7:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
The community is invited to make your reservations now the first of five in the year-long series of programs celebrating Rodef Shalom's 60th Anniversary.  This event will feature a Wine and Cheese Cocktail Party, a presentation of the multi-award winning film, "The Band's Visit" with an introduction of and commentary by Denver's new Israel Shlicah, Osnat Fox.  Advance reservations are strongly requested.  Cost: $40 per person with discount tickets for the entire series available for $180.60.  RSVP HERE.   Click HERE for more information on all the 60th Anniversary events.
Laughter Yoga
Tuesday, December 15, 2:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
Join us for an international phenomenon to get your belly laughs going. Faux laughter creates real laughter which boosts your overall health!  In cooperation with Kavod on the Road.  Presented by Sara Shvartzman.  Free and open to the community.  Reservations appreciated.  Information:  303-399-0035.
Rodef Shalom 60th Anniversary:
Share Your Memories 
Did you realize that this year we are celebrating the 60th Anniversary of our congregation?  Quite a milestone indeed!  You can help us with our big end of year celebration by sharing your significant or memorable photos of the Rodef Shalom building, congregants, special events and more.  Was your wedding, b'nai mitzvah, confirmation or other important event held at Rodef Shalom?  Please consider sharing your photos with us!  If you have them digitally - great!  If not, we would be happy to scan them.  Please help us recreate Rodef Shalom's history in photos and/or memories!  Thank you!
8 Crazy Nights - A Chanukah Event
Is it too early to think about Chanukah?  We think not!  We hope to offer to our entire congregation an opportunity to share in the lighting of the chanukiah in a fun, casual and heimishe way.  Each night, we will offer host homes that others may join for candle lighting, dessert and fun socializing.  The more the merrier!  Would you consider hosting an evening?  Details could be up to you.  Please contact Fran Cohen at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (303) 337-3460  to find out more information or to offer your home.  Thank you!
Rodef Music Underground is Coming...Mark your Calendars!
These Events are for You, Hard-working Mom's & Dad's and whoever Loves Music, Meeting New People, and a Great Time. Get Your Baby Sitters, Grab Your Friends, Get Ready to Eat Some Amazing Food, Get Ready to Rock and Roll!
The #1 and Only Musical House Concert Series in Denver is Starting Soon:
The 1st Event is Saturday Night, December 26, 2015, and More to Come!
Youth Programs During Shabbat Services...
Babysitting Services
Babysitting Services are now available at Congregation Rodef Shalom from 9:30 am - noon during Shabbat Services in the first Preschool Classroom. Please come and join us!
Tot Shabbat
Calling All Families and Kid's Who Love Shabbat and of Course our Feather Friend T'Fillah Toucan. Every Shabbat 11:15 AM at Rodef Shalom! Join a great group of friends and family for the Highest Rated Tot Shabbat in Denver (Voted on by a a highly scientific Gallup Poll of course). Bring your Fun, Bring Your Friends, Bring Your Noise, Bring Your Jungle Adventure. Be Ready for a Super Shabbat Story!
Mini Minyan
Our Mini Minyan program for 4-7 year olds is at 11:15 AM in the Youth Lounge.  Join "Dan the Music Man" for Shabbat songs, games and books.
Kid Kiddush
Saturday, December 12, 12 - 1:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
A great program geared towards children between Mini-Minyan & B'nai Mitzvah ages!

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Yom Shlishi, 12 Kislev 5776


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