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Upcoming Events
Rodfei Tzedek Meeting
TONIGHT, Thursday, April 20, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Rodef Shalom
Rodfei Tzedek is a Rodef Shalom group that's working along with others to erase hunger in Colorado. If you'd like to look at some of the ideas and issues we work with ahead of the meeting, check out these links. We look forward to your questions and comments!
"Karov L'chol Kor'av - Are You really close to all who cry out to You?" 
Saturday, April 22, 9:30 a.m., Rodef Shalom
Join us at Shabbat services at Rodef Shalom as Rabbi Sandra Cohen speaks about mental health in the Jewish community. She will explore her own journey with mental illness, as well as how the Jewish community can better serve families and individuals struggling with mental diseases. Rabbi Cohen (  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) has been a rabbi in Denver for almost 22 years, beginning as the assistant rabbi at Temple Emanuel and then the rabbi of Temple Micah. Since her stroke 15 years ago left her disabled, she has concentrated on learning and teaching Jewish texts, and working in pastoral care.
 
Kids' Kiddush
Saturday, April 22, 11:45 a.m., 2nd Preschool Classroom
Starring Rabbi Gerson and his illustrious side kick Shirley Temple. Students grades 2-7 join Rabbi for schmoozing, sipping, learning, and games.

The evening will start with blessings promptly at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner, services at 6:45 p.m., and dessert at about 7:45 p.m. RSVPs are required for the dinner and appreciated for the services. To RSVP,  volunteer to help cook, offer a ride, or request a ride, please email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 by Sunday, April 23.
 

Kabbalat Shabbat & Schmooze
Friday, April 28, 6:00 p.m.
The evening will start with blessings promptly at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner, services at 6:45 p.m., and dessert at about 7:45 p.m. RSVPs are required for the dinner and appreciated for the services. To RSVP, volunteer to help cook, offer a ride, or request a ride, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Sunday, April 23.

Annual Congregation Meeting
Sunday, April 30, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
All Rodef Shalom members are invited to come and vote on the new slate of Board officers, acknowledge our outstanding contributors, find out about our accomplishments and areas for growth and vote on the 2017/18 Budget. Babysitting will be provided. RSVP to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Yom Ha'atzmaut with Noam Grinfeld
Tuesday, May 2, 11:00 a.m., Library
This year we celebrate 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem. In commemoration, JEWISHcolorado's Israeli Shlichah Noam Grinfield will present "50 Years to the 6 Day War". RSVP: FILL OUT FORM. In conjunction with Kavod On the Road.

 
Rodef Shalom's Annual Event
 
"Life is Better When You're Laughing" 
Sunday, May 21, 3:30 p.m., Rodef Shalom
Mark your calendar to join us in honoring Howard Feingold, Mira Zevin & Kim Grant and Joel & Bethany Friedlander with an evening of comedy, dinner and a silent auction! We are so excited to announce that we have confirmed AMAZING ENTERTAINMENT for our event! A rising star on the national comedy scene and "home-grown" Denver talent, NOAH GARDENSWARTZ!  You can check him out on his website. Be sure to tell your friends and family they should plan to attend with you!  

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE.
90 Seconds and You're a Star!
Sign up for the open mic session before our show begins. So you sing, play an instrument, dance, do stand-up? Contact Barbara Robbins at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (303) 398-1332.  

Attention Knitters and Crocheters!
Join the Rodef Shalom team to make squares for an afghan that will be sold at our silent auction. Contact Barbara Robbins at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (303) 398-1332.  
 
We are currently accepting donations for silent auction items, such as gift certificates for restaurants, stores, sporting events and museums, or personal services like massages, manicures, haircuts, and home decor. You can even donate your vacation home for a week. Any unique skills or hobbies you can share are always big favorites for bidders: baking, knitting, free lessons...be creative! Bring items to the synagogue or call Barbara Robbins (303) 393-1332.

Youth & Family
 
 
PASSPORT TO JEWISH LEARNING: 
Ulpan Class
Wednesday, April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24:  4:30 p.m.
Mini Ulpan
Saturday, May 6, 20: 10:30 a.m.
Shabbat Supper Club
Friday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. 
Sunday Funday
Sunday, May 21

 

In the Community 
 
Habitat Happenings
Habitat Interfaith Alliance (HIA) is excited to announce the new build site for homes in the metro Denver area, Sheridan Square. It currently has 12-15 buildings and the address for the home we are building is 3782 S. Knox Court, Denver, CO 80236. Our volunteer build for the 2017 HIA house began on April 8, 2017, and continues through August 5, 2017. Hours for the build are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jewish member congregations have 2 Sunday dates to build: April 30 and May 21. You may sign up to build online on our website, www.hiadenver.org. Click on "Volunteer " and "signup." For more information, please contact Leslie Tjarks (303-220-0189) or Janet Smith (303-755-4333).
 
Jewish Family Service Offers Refugee Assistance Projects
For people looking to make an immediate and positive impact on their community, Jewish Family Service offers five easy ways to assist refugee clients in the metro Denver area. Click HERE for more information.
 
Kol Nashim is proud to present "Woman to Woman", concerts benefiting the Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women.
Sunday, May 21, 3:00 p.m., Congregation Bonai Shalom, 1527 Cherryvale Rd., Boulder, CO 80303
Thursday, May 25, 7:00 p.m., Rodef Shalom 
Click HERE for information on upcoming Chorale events.
 
ADL's 36th Annual Governor's Holocaust Remembrance Program 
Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 p.m., Temple Emanuel
The keynote speaker is Dr. Hana Berger Moran, a pharmacologist who, along with her mother, survived the Shoah as an infant. Hana is a subject of the book Born Survivors by Wendy Holden. The program will include a memorial service, and the winners of ADL's A Tribute to Moral Courage student essay contest will also be recognized. Click HERE for free tickets. Information: (303) 830-7177.
 
Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado presents
"American Ghost: A Haunting Tale of Jews, Germans and the American Frontier" with Hannah Nordhaus
Sunday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. - noon, Congregation Bonai Shalom, 1527 Cherryvale Rd., Boulder
Click HERE for more information.
 
Lecture by Avivah Zornberg
Sunday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., Rodef Shalom
Dr. Avivah Zornberg, noted Israeli scholar and author, will be speaking on the topic of Moses, Let Me See the Good Land: The Story of a Human Life. The program is free of charge, but reservations are recommended and requested. For information and reservations:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
Denver Chapter of Hadassah announces "Our Heritage and Our Health," a community-wide event
Thursday, May 4
Get the latest updates on genetic conditions occurring most often among Ashkenazi Jews. Genetic Counselor Gary Frohlich will discuss "The Founder Effect," the 11 genetic conditions among the Askhenazim, and the signs and symptoms of Gaucher Disease. There are two opportunities for attending this event: 12:00 p.m.: Deli buffet $10 at Eastside Kosher Deli, 499 So. Elm St, Denver, 80246, or 6:00 p.m. 3 course dinner, $36 at McCormick and Schmick, 8100 E. Union Ave., Denver, CO 80237. RSVP to Judith by April 28, 303-619-3141.
 
Hadassah Fashion Event
Wednesday, May 10, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., HEA
L.E.A. Chapter of Hadassah invites you to a Runway Event, Look Extraordinary Always. RSVP by May 5. Click HERE for more information.
 
JEWISHcolorado 2017 Young Adult Travel to Israel Subsidies
JEWISHcolorado is offering a limited number of stipends to teens and young adults ages 16-30 participating in peer group trips to Israel in 2017. Click HERE for application and guidelines.

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