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Yom Shishi, 7 Heshvan 5775

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Jaam Fest Scholar in Residence
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 PM
Book Talk: “The Future of the Jewish Past”
Philips Social Hall, JCC

Wednesday, November 5, 10:15 AM
Text Seminar: “The Past, Present, and Future of Jewish Memory: Reconsidering Holocaust Memory”
Located at the University of Denver, Special Events Room, Anderson Academic Commons (AAC 290) 2150 E. Evans Ave

Thursday, November 6, 10:30 AM
Text Seminar: “Jewish Identity in a Boundary-less Age”
Board Room, JCC

Advanced registration is required for seminars. Please call
(303) 316-6360 or online to purchase a ticket

Cost:  $18 per event or $36 for all 3 events
(full time students with a valid ID are free with advanced registration) 


Jews Around The World

Sephardic Jewry

Sunday, November 9, 11:00 AM
In conjuction with Kavod On The Road and Rodef Shalom with Yaffa Hanouna, of Yaffa's Savory. The program will include light refreshments. $3.00 suggested donation accepted. RSVPs strongly encouraged so that we may plan accordingly. Drop-ins welcome!


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Shabbat With a Backbeat

Saturday, November 15, 9:30 AM, Social Hall
Musical Shabbat Service with Cantor Saul and Shir Rodef in the Social Hall. This family-friendly service features all the traditional prayers accompanied by the musicians and singers of Shir Rodef. A simultaneous Shacharit Service without instrumental accompaniment will take place in the Library with Rabbi Gerson, at the outset of the morning, before the two Services will converge for the Torah and Haftarah readings at approximately 10:15. The morning will conclude with parallel services for Musaf, and then Kiddush in the Lobby. 


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Jews and Sustainability: 
Seizing the Moment(um)

Sunday, November 16, 3:00 PM, Social Hall

Your presence and your voice are invited to an event of importance and timeliness ...

Members of Colorado's Jewish Community who feel a sense of urgency about our changing climate and the needless erosion of our natural world

A conversation that will …

  • Explore the connection between nature and our Jewish identity
  • Discover how that moves us toward both individual and collective action as Jews who care about preserving Creation.

We owe it to our children and grandchildren ... to afford them not only a beautiful habitat, but the basic necessities of clean air and water.

This event, made possible by a grant from HAZON, is organized by Colorado Interfaith Power and Light and will be facilitated by Jody Gold of VisionLink & The Beacon Group.

RSVP to Rabbi Bernard Gerson by Monday, November 11.


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Lifeline Screening Day

Wednesday, November 19, 9:00 AM, Social Hall

Congregation Rodef Shalom is pleased to offer a preventive health event.  Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on 11/19/2014. 

Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. 

In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or online.

Information:  303-399-0035


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Shabbat Beginnings: 
Welcoming Shabbat With Spirit and Song

Friday, November 21, 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 members at 6:40 p.m. Transliteration pamphlets will be available for full inclusion. Free and open to the community.



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


Fri, Oct, 31, 9:00 am
Library Overstock Book Sale


Sat, Nov, 01, 9:00 am
Shul-Bucks Shabbat Coffee House


Sat, Nov, 01, 9:30 am
Shabbat Services


Sat, Nov, 01, 10:00 am
Kehilat Rodef Shabbat Classes


Sat, Nov, 01, 11:15 am
Tot Shabbat


Sat, Nov, 01, 11:15 am
Family Tisch for KR Families

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Yom Shishi, 7 Heshvan 5775


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