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Yom Rivii, 26 Shevat 5777

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Upcoming Events

Kabbalat Shabbat & Schmooze
Friday, February 17, 6:00 p.m., Rodef Shalom
Please join us on Friday, February 17th, starting with blessings promptly at 6:00 PM followed by a Mexican-themed meal, services at 6:45 PM, and dessert at about 7:45 PM. RSVPs are required for the dinner and appreciated for the services. To RSVP, volunteer to help cook, offer a ride, or to request a ride, please email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The event is generously sponsored by the Linkow family.
 
Shabbat With a Backbeat (SWAB)
Saturday, February 18, 9:30 a.m., Rodef Shalom
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. 
Kabbalat Shabbat @ Home
Friday, February 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 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. Upcoming Date: Friday, March 24 (for which we are currently looking for a host home). It is easy and fun! Questions? Contact Debi Bush.  
 
Rabbi's After Kiddush Tisch
Saturday, February 25, 12:30 p.m., Social Hall
All are welcome to join Rabbi Gerson at his table in the back of the Social Hall at the conclusion of Kiddush for "spirited singing" and Torah study.
Decluttering
Tuesday, March 7, 11:00 a.m., Rodef Shalom
Time to Declutter and Organize! Planning a move? Maybe not, but do you still need help with decluttering and organizing? Don't miss this presentation from Space Management, LLC, a service that focuses on disposal of unwanted items, packing and unpacking, space planning and interior design and staging. These custom services accommodate all kinds of moves, especially 'Senior Moves".
In cooperation with Kavod on the Road. Free and open to the community! However, please RSVP so that we may plan properly. Click HERE for more information.
 
Youth & Family
 
PASSPORT TO JEWISH LEARNING: 
Ulpan Class
Wednesday, February 22:  4:30 p.m.
Mini Ulpan class
Saturday, February  18:  10:30 a.m.
Sunday FunDay: Tu B'Shevat 
Sunday, February 19: 3:00-5:00 p.m., Rodef Shalom 
Our friends from Ekar Farm will be here to lead us in a Tu B'Shevat Seder. Those NOT currently enrolled in the Passport program are welcome to join us ($5/ person or $15/family). RSVP required.
 
YOUNG FAMILIES: 
Please welcome the newest addition to our Saturday morning line up, Brynn Tully! Brynn will be leading a new program for the 2nd-5th graders on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The program will begin with a "camp-style" services, and conclude with games, activities, and fun! It will happen from 11:15 a.m. - noon; the same time as Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan. The first program will be on Saturday, February 18.
 
YOUTH GROUP:
7th and 8th graders to Kadima Kinnus!
Friday - Sunday, February 24-26
Click HERE for more information. RSVP to Debbie Kaner.
 
Purim at Rodef Shalom
 
Full Megillah Reading
Saturday, March 11, 7:00 p.m. 
Sunday Minyan, followed by Full Megillah Reading
Sunday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. 
Purim Pajama Pancake Party! 
Sunday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. 
Bring the whole family for a morning of Purim festivities! We'll start with a Pancake Breakfast - cooked and served by our Board of Directors! A Family Megillah Reading will follow, as well as music & singing, a PJ Parade and crafts for the kids! Of course, there will be hamantashen - both to eat and for sale! Don't forget to wear your PJs or a costume! Fun guaranteed for one and all! Cost for breakfast: $5.00 per person or $25.00 per family. Advance RSVPs online or at 303-399-0035.
Hamantashen for Sale! 
Once again, amazingly delicious, kosher, pareve, hamantaschen will be for sale from the Rodef Shalom kitchen and Mark Millenson. Five flavors will be available: raspberry, apricot, prune, poppy and, of course, chocolate! Cost: $18.00 per dozen; $10.00 per ½ dozen; $2.00 each.
**PLEASE NOTE: This year, there will be NO PRE-SALES! Hamantaschen will be available for sale beginning Wednesday, March 8 through Sunday, March 12 at Rodef Shalom. There will be plentiful supplies, so don't fret! Bring home the best hamantaschen in the city to all your friends and family! 
Hamantashen Sales at Rodef Shalom: Wednesday, March 8, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Thursday, March 9, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Friday, March 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 12, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 
In the Community 
 
Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus with producer Dr. Charles Jacobs and DU Professor Dr. Johnathan Adelman
Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., Denver JCC, Phillips Social Hall (350 S Dahlia St, Denver)
Sponsored by Americans Against Terrorism, B'nai B'rith Denver and Faith Bible Chapel. RSVP requested   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 303-437-3144 www.AATColorado.org. Donation $10 in advance $15 at event.
 
Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado Programs
All About the "Newest" FamilySearch with Joy Davis 
Sunday, February 26, 10:00 a.m., JCC, Denver
Click HERE for more information on JGSCO events.
 
The Perpetually Perplexed Purim Players: Back for the 2017 Purim Performing Season
Sunday, March 12, 4:00 p.m., HEA
The community is invited to see the latest in the hilarious interpretations of the tradition Purim Story. This year, the stars (Esther, Mordechai, Achashverosh, and Haman) appear under the guise of The Jersey Boys. Straight out of New Shushan (nee New Jersey), the four main characters sing their way to stardom! This group of stars is accompanied by a full cast of maidens, guards, and other sordid characters. You will laugh, cry (from laughing), and have the urge to sing along to all these familiar tunes. The shpiel, as always, is open and free to the entire Denver community. The PPPP is an all inclusive organization that promotes fun for the Denver Jewish Community and your entire family.

Habitat Interfaith Alliance (HIA) Spring Fundraiser
Saturday, March 18, 6:30 p.m., Mercury Cafe
Join HIA for a concert featuring Rabbi Joe Black of Temple Emanuel. Ticket prices are $25.00 each, of which 100% of the profits will be given to HIA for their 16th home. Click HERE for tickets. For additional information, please contact Janet Smith, (303) 755-4333 or Leslie Tjarks, (303) 220-0189.

The Colorado Hebrew Chorale & Kol Nashim
Sing Out for SafeHouse! 
Sunday, Mar. 19, 4 p.m.,  HEA
Kol Nashim, the Women's Choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale is participating together with Fourteeners, the young women's choir of the Rocky Mountain Children's Chorale and Impromptu, a community women's choir. Proceeds will benefit SafeHouse Denver, the only residential shelter in the metro area. 
Information about both choirs and upcoming concerts are available on their website: www.coloradohebrewchorale.org.
This Summer, Travel to Poland with USY's Adult Trip!
Now you have the opportunity to spend a week walking among the rich, varied history and culture of Polish Jewry in Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, and Lublin, and engage in moving visits to the concentration camps of Majdanek, Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Treblinka on USY's Poland Seminar for Adults! 
From July 4-July 11, Jules Gutin, former USY Director, will lead a group of adults through a living tour of Poland's Jewish history. Click HERE for more registration and more information.

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