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Kehilat Rodef Religious School Open Enrollment

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Registration for Kehilat Rodef Religious School for 2014-2015 classes is now in progress. Classes meet Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm for grades 1-7. Classes meet the 1st and 3rd Shabbat each month for PreK-5th grade.

Help our school grow by recommending Kehilat Rodef to family, friends and neighbors. This year there is a special new family membership fee of $600.00. Free Religious School and High Holiday tickets are included in that membership package. We appreciate your help as school ambassadors.

To register, or for more information, contact Marlene Richter, Director or Brenda at 303-399-0035. 


Shabbat Under The Stars

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

healing the worldSaturday, August 2, 11:45 AM, Sanctuary & Social Hall

Featuring Sue Parker Gerson representing the ADL 
(Anti-Defamation League)



Rodef Shalom Book Sale

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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!

Information:  303-399-003.

Tisha B'Av 5774: Exploring our Meanigful Minhagim

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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.

Heavenly Lemonade

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

young adultSunday, 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 TrailIt 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.



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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Upcoming Week


Thu, Jul, 31, 11:00 am
Tanakh & Tabloids


Fri, Aug, 01, 7:00 pm
Shabbat Under The Stars


Sat, Aug, 02,
Shabbat Chazon


Sat, Aug, 02, 9:00 am
Shul-Bucks Shabbat Coffee House


Sat, Aug, 02, 9:30 am
Shabbat Services


Sat, Aug, 02, 10:00 am
Shabbat Discovery

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