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Yom Rivii, 26 Nisan 5776

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Featured Events
Founder's Shabbat 
Friday, May 20 - Saturday May 21, Rodef Shalom
Please join us for the next in our tribute events in this year-long series of 60th Anniversary programming! Enjoy Shabbat with Rabbi Reuven Hammer, who served Rodef Shalom as spiritual leader from 1961-1964, as well as recognize all of the first-generation members who are still a part of the congregation. Rabbi Hammer lives in Jerusalem, and will be in the U.S. for a convention during the third week of May, which affords us the ability to receive him. He was the only one of the past rabbis who did not attend our 50th Jubilee Gala ten years ago, so in many ways we are closing the circle of connectivity with our heritage. 
He will speak on Friday evening, that will include a "Happy Hour", Lecture and Book Signing, "To Live and Die for the Love of God - the Story of Rabbi Akiva.". Shabbat Beginnings service will follow at 7:30 pm. On Saturday morning, we will have dual service opportunities beginning at 9:30 am - Shabbat With a Backbeat in the Social Hall with an Auxillary Service in the School Building. At 10:30 am, we will all come together in the Sanctuary for the balance of services and second lecture by Rabbi Hammer, "Reminiscing About Rodef:  A Memoir of the Early Years", followed by Kiddush. All are welcome to join us for these free events.
Upcoming Events
Shabbat Beginnings: Welcoming Shabbat with Spirit and Song
Friday, May 6, 6:30 PM, Rodef Shalom 
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 a Rodef member. Transliteration pamphlets will be available for full inclusion. Free and open to the community.
Celebration of Learning this Shabbat Morning in the Sanctuary during Services
join us as we honor the Pre-K Graduating Class, the Madregot Bnai Mitzvah Class, and our Confirmation Class, with parent blessings for all of our children.
Minyan on the Move
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 PM, at the home of Kay Shaw
Minyan on the Move is a traveling weekly minyan, bringing the experience of Mincha or Ma'ariv to the community. Every Tuesday evening, the location varies between members' homes. You can call the synagogue office to learn the location. Call the office for more information or to be placed on a mailing list. If you would like to host an evening, please contact the office at 303-399-0035 or Kay Shaw.
Rabbi's Tish & End of Shabbat Shmooze
Saturday, May 14, 12:30 PM, Lobby
Join with Rabbi Gerson for this joint program! Free and open to all - no RSVPs necessary!
A Day for Golda: Movie, Lunch + Tour
Tuesday, May 17, 8:00 AM, Rodef Shalom
Don't miss this fascinating day for all things Golda! We will watch "A Woman Called Golda" with movie snacks, enjoy a delicious boxed lunch from Yaffa's Savory and travel to the historic Golda Meir House located in downtown Denver for a VIP tour. Cost: $20.00 per person with advance reservation, please. RSVP/Questions: Sara 720.382.7842 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Shabbat With a Backbeat
Saturday, May 21, During Services
You are invited to join the Shir Rodef Ensemble for a spiritually uplifting, and participatory musical prayer experience at Shabbat With a Backbeat. This Shabbat morning service will encompass our traditional prayers highlighted with the spiritually moving enhancement of music. Appropriate for all ages. All are welcome to participate. And, now you can listen and learn melodies on our website!
JEWISHcolorado 2016 Walk for Israel 
Sunday, May 22, 9:30 AM, 
Denver Performing Arts Complex
This festive family event is a fun and healthy way to show our support for the State of Israel. This year's walk will start at the Denver Performing Arts Complex and will include a highly visible route along Speer Boulevard. Come and celebrate Israel with your friends and fellow congregants. Volunteers are also needed to help at the staging area. Check the JEWISHcolorado website or contact Claude Brachfeld for information or to volunteer.
Rodef Music Underground
Sunday June 5, 7:30 PM
The #1 Community Jewish House Concert Series in Denver! 
Featuring the live performances of Elana Jagoda and Saul Kaye. RSVP Required. Click HERE to RSVP.
In the Community... 
Love Thy Nature Film Screening
Monday, May 16, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Sie Film Center
2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.
Click HERE for more details.
Colorado Hebrew Chorale Upcoming Concerts
May 5 - Annual Yom Hashoah Program
Colorado Hebrew Chorale At The Hebrew Educational Alliance
May 18 - Shalom Aleichem In Story And Song
Colorado Hebrew Chorale At The Sam Gary Branch Of Denver Public Library
May 22 & 26 - Kol Nashim Presents Woman To Woman 2016 At Congregation Beth Evergreen And Temple Sinai
June 3 - A Musical Sampler
Kol Nashim In Colorado Springs At The Julian Chapel At The Broadmoor Hotel
Click HERE for more information. 

Abrahamic Initiative and Ekar Farm: Seedlings for Peace
Sunday, May 22, 1:30-3:30 PM, Ekar Farm, 6825 E Alameda Ave., Denver
People of all faiths will help prepare the ground and plant together. Ekar grows food for the Kosher Pantry, Kavod and other local hunger relief organizations. Bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen and shoes that can get dirty and protect your toes. Children over 3 will enjoy Ekar’s pint-sized tools and getting dirty! Register with
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JEWISHcolorado Walk for Israel ~ JCC Denver Celebrate Family Festival
Sunday, May 22, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Click HERE.

Any Teen Students Without Summer Plans?
We are putting together our group of teens for this summer's program and are getting excited to go on another journey through Israel on Nesiya Summer 2016. Click HERE
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Yom Rivii, 26 Nisan 5776


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