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Yom Shlishi, 7 Shevat 5775

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Rodef Shalom Yoga Class

Thursday Evenings,  6:00 PM, Lobby

Come try it out and let your stress melt away!
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Rodef Shalom Book Club
Thursday, January 22, 7:30 PM, Open to All,   
Call for more information: (303) 399-0035.
Please join us for a discussion of "An Island Called Home"  by Ruth Behar on Thursday evening, January 22nd at the home of Marilyn and Paul Bogan.  We will begin at 7:30 pm.  There is no charge.  Please let the office know of your intention to attend.  Home address:  771 S. Oneida Street  Denver Colorado 80224. 


Rodef Shalom Young Families Playdate 
Sunday, January 25, 10:00 AM

Our next Rodef Shalom Young Families playdate will be hosted by the Ross Family (Lauren, David, Maya and Jacob) in Stapleton on Sunday morning, January 25.

In addition to shmoozing and brunch, we'll be having a BOOK SWAP. So- time to clean out the bookshelves and bring the books you no longer want, have duplicates of (!!!!), or your children have outgrown. We'll have a table for children's book and one for adults.

Come with totes of books to get rid of and leave with new ones. We will also have a tzedakah box out for donations in appreciation of your NEW books to support our Rodef Young Family Programs.

Time and other details forthcoming, but please mark your calendars! 



Friday & Saturday, January 30 - 31, Rodef Shalom

Experience a musical/magical Shabbat Shira weekend and Synagogue 2000 reunion, January 30-31, with our guest scholar and music educator, Merri Arian. Join Merri, Cantor Saul and Shir Rodef for Kabbalat Shabbat services at 6:15 and enjoy all your favorite melodies and a few new ones Merri is bringing with her. Following services we will join together for Shabbat dinner ($36 for adults; $20 for children - reservations required). On Saturday morning Merri will share some insights about the role of music in prayer during our Shabbat services beginning at 9:30 a.m.  We'll mark the end of Shabbat with a free Margarita Happy Hour and Havdalah and a lively Kumsitz (Jewish Hootenany), all beginning at 6 p.m. For Shabbat dinner reservations and babysitting reservations contact Brenda by noon on January 26 at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or 303-399-0035. 

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Special thanks to the sponsors of this event: Dr. Richard and Helene Martin, Cantor Saul and Debbie Rosenthal, Andrew and Laurie Brock, Sheila and Bob Hyatt, Spero & Company Consultants. LLC, Allan Kantrowitz and Judy Aster, Dr. Jeff and Rabbi Birdie Becker, Benson & Case, LLP Attorneys at Law, David and Laura Cher, Candy Figa, Rabbi Sara and Michael Gilbert, Audrey and Donald Gilden, Debbie Ginsburg, Jeff and Della Levy, Larry Englander and Leslie Moldauer, Ruth Malman and Michael Opatowski, Stuart and Robin Pack, Rabbi Sandy and Ben Cohen, Ray Merenstein and Ilana Steinberg, Steve and Barbara Zimmerman, Mark Abzug and Mary Fabrikant.


Kabbalat Shabbat @ Home 

Friday, February 6, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, at the home of Debi & Phil Bush


Welcome Shabbat properly with a warm and inclusive program, surrounded by other Rodef Shalom members.  Kabbalat Shabbat@Home is a Shabbat service, led by Claude & Joe Brachfeld  in a congregant's home. Following the service there's a potluck dinner with salmon provided by the synagogue, and cold, dairy side dishes or desserts provided by the participants. No reservations required.  Questions?  Contact Fran Cohen at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Tu B'Shevat Seder

Sunday, February 8, 10:30 AM to Noon, Rodef Shalom


Please join us as we celebrate the New Year of the Trees with a festive and delicious seder while enjoying the fruits of the tree. Among other things, the seder is a great way to appreciate the bounty that we so often take for granted, and to develop a good and generous eye for the world around us. Open to young and old alike.  Come enjoy the many wonderful and varied tastes of Tu B'Shevat! $8.00 per person, payable to Rodef Shalom. 

Presented by Rodef Shalom and Rodef Shalom Sisterhood, in cooperation with the Jewish Disabilities Network, LEA Hadassah and the Denver Chapter of Hadassah. Advance reservations no later than Monday, February 2, 2015. Call 303-399-0035.


End of Shabbat Shmooze
Saturday, February 14 (5:15 PM-6:15 PM), Rodef Shalom Lobby

Join this lively end to Shabbat with Rabbi Gerson. Meet in the Rodef Shalom Lobby for light refreshments, and conclude with Havdallah approximately one hour later. Topics of conversation will change monthly. Free and open to all. We look forward to your participation! Information: 303-399-0035.


A Tour of the "Grace After Meals" Prayer
February 18 & 25 (7:00PM-8:30 PM), Rodef Shalom  Library

Take a tour with Rabbi Gerson through the hallowed words of Birkat HaMazon, our liturgy for the conclusion of festive meals. We shall examine the structure and history, while learning the tunes for its various sections. We shall also enjoy some tasty breads and spreads that will afford us the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah to "bentch" at the end of each session. Call (303) 399-0035 for more information.

  • Minimum of seven participants needed
  • $18 suggested donation to cover costs of materials and snacks 


Sunday, March 15, 2:30PM-6:30PM, Rodef Shalom


Keynote: Dr. Caryn Aviv; plus four other presenters. Workshops and Kosher dinner as well. Contact Della Levy at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (303) 751-0255. 


Shavuot Retreat

Friday, May 22 through Tuesday, May 26, Ramah in the Rockies


Join Ramah Outdoor Adventure, Bonai Shalom (Boulder), Hebrew Educational Alliance (Denver), and Rodef Shalom (Denver) for a family-friendly Shavuot Retreat at the beautiful Ramah in the Rockies ranch.

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All are Invited
We welcome everyone, Jewish or not, Member or not, to attend our classes and programs. Please join us!

Enrollment and Cancellation Policies
Some classes and programs have limited enrollments. Register early to avoid disappointment

If enrollment is too low, an event or class may be canceled. To be notified of schedule changes or cancellations, you must be preregistered.

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Yom Shlishi, 7 Shevat 5775


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