Friday, August 1, 7:00 PM, Meditation Garden
Our popular summer service, is returning to Rodef Shalom. As in past years, an instrumental ensemble from Shir Rodef will accompany Cantor Saul, singers from Shir Rodef and the congregation for this lively, outdoor service on the patio of the Rodef Shalom Meditation Garden.
Healing the World, Up Close and Personal
Saturday, August 2, 11:45 AM, Sanctuary & Social Hall
Featuring Sue Parker Gerson representing the ADL
Sunday, August 3 - Sunday, August 10
Build your Jewish library and help Rodef Shalom at the same time! Overstocked and duplicate books from our own congregational library will be on sale all week, excluding Shabbat, at the synagogue. Feel free to browse and take all that you wish, while leaving a donation to the synagogue in exchange. Our resident volunteer librarian, Sherrie Davidson, will appreciate that you have helped to pare down our collection and the synagogue thanks you for your donation. Meanwhile, you get some great books!
Tisha B'Av 5774: Exploring our Meanigful Minhagim
Monday, August 4, 7:00 PM and
Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 PM
Join Rabbi Gerson for two events in commemoration of the Ninth of Av, Judaism's saddest day, on August 4thand 5th. The Monday evening program will begin at 7:00 PM with a dairy dinner and a study of nine minhagim, or customs, that have developed among observant Jews since the Destruction of the Temple. The evening will then continue with the reading and chanting of the Scroll of Lamentations (Eicha) by Rodef members. Cost: $10 per person. RSVP or call office at 303-399-0035 by Monday, July 28, 12 Noon.
On Tuesday at 6:30 PM, we will don our tallit and tefillin for the Mincha prayers, and then learn about a tenth custom that affords us the possibility to conclude this fasting vigil and look forward to the New Year.
All events will take place at Rodef Shalom, and are open to the entire community.
Saturday, August 16, 5:00 PM, Lobby
As summer winds down, Rabbi Gerson will conclude his three-part Shabbat afternoon discussion series with a presentation of a new Conservative movement position paper on Women and Ritual Obligation. It reflects a 30-year period of the normalization of egalitarian values within our branch of Jewish observance. Those who RSVP directly to the Rabbi will receive a copy of the document in advance. Summer refreshments will accompany our conversation, as always!
Young Adult Group Event
Family-Friendly Hike and Optional Beer Tour
Sunday, August 17, 8:30 AM
Join a caravan from Rodef Shalom beginning around 8:30 a.m. to the Boulder area to hike and explore a moderate trail in that area called the Meyers Homestead Trail. It is listed as a moderate 5.2 mile hike that is family friendly. Then, for those so inclined, we can take a 2 p.m. tour of the nearby Avery Brewing Company, or just relax in the tap room following the hike (over 21 yrs.). Please RSVP to Nathan.