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Upcoming Events
Minyan on the Move
Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 PM, at the home of Rabbi Sara and Michael Gilbert
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, or Kay Shaw to learn the location or to be placed on a mailing list.
Rabbi's End of Kiddush Tish
Saturday, July 30, 12:30 PM, Social Hall
Join Rabbi Gerson for songs, spirit and study. Free and open to all. Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 303-322-0150.
Navigating the News (from a Faith Perspective) 
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 6:00-7:30 PM 
Join Rabbi Gerson and his friends, Father Doug Dunn and Dr. Gordon Tucker, from Denver's St. Luke's Episcopal Church for four evenings of sharing food, spirituality, and lively conversation. We will commence each gathering with a light dinner and then move into some shared prayer experiences, to be followed by a discussion related to current events with a "faith spin." This is the first endeavor of what we hope will be a collaboration of learning between our two faith traditions. The initial session will be held at St Luke's, 1270 Poplar St. (corner of Quebec and 12th), and we will alternate venues between the church and synagogue thereafter. There is no cost for these events, but we need RSVP's to Rabbi Gerson ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) no later than Friday of the preceding week.
Habitat Build Day
Sunday, August 7, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Join Rodef Shalom members (along with Congregation B'nai Havurah). You may sign up to build online HERE. If you wish to participate in the build but are unable to do so on this date, please note that Sunday, July 24 is opened up to anyone who would be able to build on that day. For more information, please contact Leslie Tjarks (303-220- 0189) or Janet Smith (303-755-4333). Feel free to check our website 
for more details about our HIA coalition:
Save the Date for the Rodef Shalom Annual Fun Day Picnic
Sunday, August 28, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Cook Park
In the Community... 
JFS at the JCC Seeks More Participants for Yiddish Club and Poker Games
"Lomir Redn Yiddish" (Let's Speak Yiddish) 
1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. 
JCC Denver, 350 South Dahlia Street (through August, it is held in the JEWISHcolorado Boardroom). Cost: $5.00 per session.

Tuesdays & Thursdays,12:30 to 3:30 PM. 
JCC Denver, 350 South Dahlia Street
If women are interested in participating in an all-women's game or anyone already has a group, but would like to play at the JCC, call Suzi Malman at (303) 316-6358. Drop-ins are always welcome. If there is enough interest, games can be added on additional days.
Rose Youth Foundation Accepting Applications
Rose Youth Foundation is a program at Rose Community Foundation that brings together a diverse group of Jewish and interfaith-Jewish youth, in grades 10 through 12, who want to make a real difference by learning about philanthropy and becoming grant-makers. The group will work together to decide what granting $60,000 in a Jewish way means to them. For details, click HERE. To apply, click HERE.
Troop 1737, Denver's Jewish Community Girl Scout troop, is completing its fifth year and we still have many exciting events left before the end of the Girl Scout/school year. Your daughter is welcome to join us to see if she is interested in becoming a Girl Scout! Email 
Liss Gruen,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.
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.

Hazon Scholarships Available
Scholarship opportunities for Denver/Boulder area residents to attend any number of amazing multi-day, transformative experiences offered by Hazon. Click HERE.

Jewish Family Service’s Lunchbox Express Providing Free Summer Lunches to Low-Income Children

DENVER, CO — May 19, 2016 — Lunchbox Express, a program of Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS), will begin providing free summer lunches through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program on May 31. Lunchbox Express is a simple mobile food delivery system that brings nutritious lunches to low-income children via mini school buses. The program targets residential areas with a high percentage of children who typically receive free or reduced-fee lunches at school during the school year.

Volunteers play a vital role in the Lunchbox Express program and the agency is seeking volunteers to deliver the meals during the lunchtime hours of 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Volunteers can commit to a single shift, a weekly shift, or daily.

Jewish Family Service is also distributing free children’s books to these children and is seeking new or gently used books for children ages 1 to 13 to distribute with the lunches. Donations can be dropped off at JFS, 3201 S. Tamarac Dr., Denver, CO 80231.

Meals will be provided at the following sites, dates, and times, Monday through Friday (except July 4):

May 31 — August 17, 2016

Morse Park
8180 West 20th Avenue, Lakewood 80214, 11:00–11:30 a.m.

Mountair Park
5620 West 14th Avenue, Lakewood 80214, 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Lasley Elementary School
1401 South Kendall Street, Lakewood 80214, 12:30–1:15 p.m.

June 6 — August 19, 2016

Samuels Elementary School
3985 South Vincennes Court, Denver 80237, 11:00–11:30 a.m.

Joe Shoemaker School
3333 South Havana Street, Denver 80231, 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Spencer Garrett Park (May 31 – August 5, 2016)
11008 East 17th Parkway, Aurora 80010, 12:35–1:10 p.m.

June 6 — August 19, 2016

Westwood Opportunity Center
855 South Irving Street, Denver 80219, 11:00–11:30 a.m.

Southwest Improvement Council
1000 Lowell Boulevard, Denver 80219, 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Ellis Elementary School
1651 South Dahlia Street, Denver 80222, 12:35–1:05 p.m.

June 6 — August 19, 2016

College View Recreation Center
2525 South Decatur Street, Denver 80219, 11:00–11:30 a.m.

Westwood Park
4951 West Kentucky Avenue, Denver 80219, 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Paloma Villas
4200 Morrison Road, Denver 80219, 12:30–1:00 p.m.

June 6 — August 19, 2016

CMS (Schenck) Elementary School
1300 South Lowell Boulevard, Denver 80219, 11:00–11:30 a.m.

Knapp Elementary School
500 South Utica Street, Denver 80219, 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Goldrick Elementary School
1050 South Zuni Street, Denver 80223, 12:30–1:00 p.m.


Sheridan Recreation Center
3325 West Oxford Avenue, Sheridan 80236
Lunches will be served Monday through Friday, June 6 — July 29, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Meals will be provided to all children under 18 regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

For more information about the program and book donations, please visit or contact Doug Vega at 720.248.4671 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For information on volunteer opportunities, contact Nancy Benyamin at 720.248.4642 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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