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USY Reunion Weekend
February 26-27, Rodef Shalom
Everyone is invited to a nostalgic weekend of events, whether or not you were ever in USY, but especially if you were! Reconnect with friends, experience the ruach and traditions of this special time at family-friendly events! RSVP for Shabbat Dinner and a Saturday evening fun dinner with talent show (let us know if you have a special talent!). Of course Shabbat morning services will be a part of the weekend! We look forward to seeing you there!  Open to everyone! For more information and to register for Shabbat Dinner or Saturday evening dinner, click HERE.
 
Who's Got Talent?
The most dramatic of events within our forthcoming USY Reunion Weekend will be a Spaghetti Dinner & Talent Show, on Saturday evening, February 27 at 7:00 PM.
Here's where we need your help ... 
Musical acts, dance numbers, short comedy routines, stupid pet tricks, and anything else that your imagination produces are all wanted and welcome! Prizes and certificates will be awarded. Please join the spirit of fun! Call or email Connie Suson today to register your act: 303-399-0035 or   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
Kabbalat Shabbat @ Home
Friday, February 12, 6:30 PM, at the home of Debbie Ginsburg
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. .
 
Shabbat Beginnings
Friday, February 12, 6:15 PM, Lobby
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. Since we anticipate the participation of those who are saying kaddish, and the desire for having a minyan is strong, we ask that you inform us about your status before the date of the Service.
For information and to RSVP call (303) 399-0035.
 
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Save the Date!
IT'S OUR DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY!
Sunday, April 10, 3:00-8:30 PM, Rodef Shalom
Click HERE for more information. 
 
Was your life cycle event held at Rodef Shalom? Do you have photos of a special time at Rodef Shalom? If so, we would love to include them in our Diamond Celebration Event! Contact Connie at 303-399-0035 or email photos to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All originals will be scanned and returned promptly!
 
Scholarships Available for 2016 Youth Travel to Israel and Jewish Summer Camps
Scholarships are available through the Bloom Scholarship Fund for Rodef Shalom youth who would like to take an organized study tour to Israel this summer, or attend a Jewish Summer Camp, but are unable to afford the expense. Click HERE for information about the scholarship and application. Applications are due by February 15.
 
Soup's On!
This year's Soup's On sale will be from February 17 - 19. Click HERE for this year's menu of delicious and warming soups from Mark Millenson! Remember, proceeds will benefit the Rodef Shalom kitchen!
DEADLINE FOR ORDERS EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16!
 
           More Events...
 
Hebrew Reading for Adults
Monday, February 15, 6:15 - 7:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
12 Weeks - $10 per session (pay only for the sessions you attend). Taught by Marlene Richter. For more details: (303) 353-9525 or   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Minyan on the Move
Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 PM, at the home of Allan Kantrowitz
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. You can call the synagogue office to learn the location. 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.

Kavod on the Road & Rodef Shalom Present: Love Makes You a Believer with Rabbi Ted Stainman 
Thursday, February 18, 11:00 AM, Rodef Shalom
One of the most profound questions a human being can ask is how can we believe in God. Our traditions offer the following answer. It is love that makes us believers. Love is the path that leads people from doubt to faith. When we meet we will talk about how love paves the road from doubt to belief."Free and open to the community, although advance reservations are requested. Donations accepted. Click HERE to RSVP.
 
End of Shabbat Shmooze
Saturday, February 20, 5:15 PM, Lobby
Discuss timely issues of Jewish importance with Rabbi Gerson. Refreshments will be served, and the event will conclude with Havdalah. Kindly RSVP to Rabbi Gerson with your status so that we can prepare the necessary amount of food and materials.
 
Shabbat With a Backbeat
Saturday, February 20, During Shabbat Services
You are invited to join the Shir Rodef Ensemble for a spiritually uplifting, and participatory musical prayer experience at Shabbat With a Backbeat.  This Shabbat morning service will encompass our traditional prayers highlighted with the spiritually moving enhancement of music. Appropriate for all ages. All are welcome to participate. And, now you can listen and learn melodies on our website
 
Life Line Screening
February 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH: Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Have members of your family suffered from these ailments? Do you have a poor diet? If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you may want to consider being screened for your risk of stroke through the services of Life Line Screening. Life Line Screening uses ultrasound technology to view the plaque build-up in your carotid arteries, the main arteries that carry blood to the brain. Blockages in these arteries are a leading cause of stroke. We are pleased to host this Life Line Screening event 2/29/2016 at Congregation Rodef Shalom . Register for a Wellness Package with Heart Rhythm for $149. All screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Your Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-888-653-6441 or click HERE for more information or to pre-register.
 
Identity and Faith: Journey Through Sephardic Jewish Migration to the New World
Sunday, March 13, 4:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
Join us as local crypto-Judaic expert, Corinne Joy Brown speaks about hidden Jews during the Spanish Colonial era. Discover why 500 years later, Spanish Catholics in America's Southwest are returning to Judaism. Brown is a local author and writer who specializes in Western culture and history, arts and design and Judaica. FREE and open to the community. Walk-ins welcome, however, advance reservations are requested so that we may prepare properly.
A joint program of Kavod on the Road, Rodef Shalom, JCC Denver, Feldman Mortuary and the Jewish Genealogical Society. Information: 303-399-0035. Click HERE to register.

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