Saturday, April 18, Rodef Shalom
An opportunity for the Rodef Shalom community to express its love for the State of Israel on the Shabbat before Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day).
All who attend Rodef services or programs on that day are encouraged to wear blue and white colors in their Shabbat clothing.
Every group will address the State of Israel in some fashion:
* Shabbat Morning Services - see below
* Shabbat School - songs / story / speakers
* Tot Shabbat - songs / colors / flags
During the Sanctuary Service, Rabbi Marc Gitler, the Western Regional Director of Leket Israel will speak about "Hunger and Food Distribution in Israel" at approximately 10:45 AM.
All groups will gather in Sanctuary at 11:55 AM for greetings from Community Shlicha Michal Peleg-Uziyahu and the singing of Hatikva
Kiddush will feature Israeli food. Open to the entire community.
End of Shabbat Schmooze
Saturday, April 18, 7:15 PM, Lobby
The subject will be Israel Independence Day and how our relationship with the State of Israel forms an important part of Jewish Identity. Refreshments will be served, so kindly call 303-399-0035 to RSVP.
From Darkness to Light
Annual Shoah Commemoration and Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachau and the end of World War II
Sunday, April 19, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM,
Hebrew Educational Alliance,
3600 S. Ivanhoe St., Denver
We are honored to co-sponsor this event which includes The Junior Civil Air Patrol posting the United States and Israeli flags, Cantor Martin Goldstein leading the Star Spangled Banner, Cantor Zachary Kutner chanting El Malei Rachamim, Mr. Jack Welner speaking about his liberation from a concentration camp, music by Oscar Sladek and the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, and special guest speaker, Major General H. Michael Edwards, Adjutant General of the Colorado National Guard. The 157th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Division of the Colorado National Guard was among the liberators of Dachau Concentration Camp. This 70th anniversary program remembers those who died in the Holocaust, those who survived, those who gave their lives fighting the Nazis, and WWII veterans.
Rodef Shalom Book Club
Thursday, April 23, 7:30 PM
Barbara and Steve Zimmerman will be hosting Rodef Shalom Book Club to discuss "An Officer and a Spy" by Robert Harris. There is no charge. Call (303) 399-0035 to RSVP.
Welcoming Shabbat with Spirit and Song
Friday, April 24, 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. Transliteration pamphlets will be available for full inclusion. Free and open to the community. Information: 303-399-0035.
The Alzheimer's Rollercoaster: Life and Laughter on the Alzheimer's Journey
Sunday, April 26, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
Congregation Rodef Shalom and the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado invite you to a unique Alzheimer's educational program designed for caregivers, family members and professionals. Learn how to access education and support from various resources. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP to Rosalyn Reese at the Alzheimer's Association at
or call 303-813-1669 ext. 209.
for more details.
Gateway to Jewish Prayer
12 week course begins
Monday, May 4th, 7:15 PM, Rodef Shalom
Perfect your reading while learning the prayers said most often at home and in the synagogue.
Instructor: Marlene Richter. Cost: $50.00 per person payable directly to Marlene Richter. Information & RSVP: 303-353-9525.
Friday, May 22 through Tuesday, May 26, Ramah in the Rockies
Join Ramah Outdoor Adventure, Bonai Shalom (Boulder), Hebrew Educational Alliance (Denver), and Rodef Shalom (Denver) for a family-friendly Shavuot Retreat at the beautiful Ramah in the Rockies ranch. Click here for more information and registration.
A View in the Soul of Modern Israel: Travel to Israel with Rabbi Gerson
November 22 to December 2, 2015
Rabbi Bernard Gerson, spiritual leader and teacher at Rodef Shalom has created a unique journey to Israel which explores the very essence of the country from the vantage point of its residents. The trip will take us far beyond the purview of a conventional tour of Israel as we gain insight into Israel's Jewish identity, economy, culture, the army, Jerusalem, the settlements, Arab-Jewish relations and more.
Cost: $2700 per person, based upon double occupancy, for land tour (includes all breakfasts and many meals) plus Airfare. You are free to arrange your own air itinerary, using frequent flier miles, or accompany Rabbi Gerson on a flight itinerary designed by his travel consultant (approximately $1350, round trip). In addition, travel insurance is strongly recommended. Registration is now open. For a full copy of the itinerary and any questions, please contact Rabbi Gerson at (303) 322-0150;