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Yom Chamishi, 23 Elul 5774

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Selichot Program & Service

 Saturday, September 20, 8:00 PM, B'nai Havurah

Join us for an evening designed to launch us into the introspection necessary for the personal transformation and atonement we hope to take place during the High Holy Days.  


A light Seudah Shlishit of tea, fruit, and nuts will be provided at 7:30pm for those wishing to arrive a before the formal start of the program.


8:00 PM Havdallah:
Bidding sweet goodbye to Shabbat and welcoming the new week.


8:15 PM Text Study:
Biblical Models of Seeking & Granting Forgiveness - Does God follow Jewish Law?  What about our Patriarchs &  Matriarchs?  What about King David?


9:15 PM Selichot Service:
Jointly led by Rabbi Evette, Rabbi Gerson, Hal Aqua & Cantor Saul Rosenthal. 


Co-sponsored by Rodef Shalom and supported by Temple Micah.


Free and open to the community.


Information:  303-388-4441 ext. 13



Rodef Shalom Office High Holiday Schedule

Wednesday, September 24

Closing at noon

Thursday and Friday, September 25 & 26


Wednesday, October 8

Closing at noon

Thursday and Friday, October 9 & 10


Wednesday, October 15

Closing at noon

Thursday and Friday, October 16 & 17



2014 / 5775 High Holiday Schedule


 Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 24

6:00 PM

First Day Rosh Hashanah*

Thursday, September 25

8:30 AM

Special Tot High Holy Day Program

 Thursday, September 25 

 11:00 AM

Family Service/Tashlikh/Mincha
     at Garland Park

 Friday, September 25

 5:00 PM

Second Day Rosh Hashanah*

Friday, September 26

9:00 AM

 Yom Kippur   

Kol Nidre*   

 Friday, October 3

6:30 PM

Yom Kippur Morning*

 Saturday, October 4

8:30 AM

Special Tot High Holy Day Program

Saturday, October 4

 11:00 AM


Saturday, October 4

10:30 AM


Saturday, October 4

5:15 PM


Saturday, October 4

6:15 PM

  For more information on special programming, click here.

  * Babysitting and Kehilat Rodef Religious School.  
Click here for information and reservation forms.

 Sukkot, Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret  

First Day Sukkot

Thursday, October 9

9:30 AM

Second Day Sukkot

Friday, October 10

9:30 AM

Shemini Atzeret

Thursday, October 16

9:30 AM

Simchat Torah

Friday, October 17

4:30 PM



2nd Day Rosh Hashanah

Friday September 26
We shall begin with Shacharit and Torah Reading from 9:00-10:45 AM in the Sanctuary.

This year, for the first time, we are offering two "break-out" options from 10:45-11:30 AM...

"Prophetic Inspiration & Healing Service with instrumental accompaniment", led by Rabbi Gerson & Cantor Saul Rosenthal in the Sanctuary or "The Big Bang That Comes Every Year"an interactive study for adults and teens led by Dr. Sarah Levy in the Library.

The Sanctuary Service will then resume with the Shofar and Musaf Service at 11:30 AM. 


rabbis tish

Rabbi's Tisch

September 27, 12:00 PM, Social Hall
Enjoy socializing and learning with Rabbi Gerson following Shabbat morning services.  This is a fun and relaxed setting in which you can pose questions you have always wondered about!

Free and open to all.


Food Drive

Food Pantry

During High Holidays

Rodef Shalom is collecting food from the Weinberg Food Pantry's Top 10 List for our annual food drive. Please add as many of these items to your shopping list as you can to ensure that those struggling in our community can have a sweet New Year. When you attend Kol Nidre services, please drop off food in the lobby.

1. Protein (canned tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.)
2. Canned Vegetables
3. Canned Fruit
4. Oatmeal/Cereal
5. Canned Soup
6. Juice
7. Tomato/Pasta Sauce
8. Carbohydrates (pasta, mac & cheese, instant potatoes, etc)
9. Diapers (sizes 4,5, & 6)
10. Gift Certificates (to King Soopers, Safeway, and Albertsons, for clients to purchase medications & food for special diets). 

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End of Shabbat Shmooze

Saturday, October 11, 5:45 PM,
Sukkah of Rabbi & Sue Gerson
Say goodbye to Shabbat surrounded by the beauty and spirituality of a sukkah.  Everyone is invited to the Gerson Sukkah for a bit of learning, a bit of friendship and maybe a nosh!  RSVPs welcomed either online or by calling the office. 

Information:  303-399-0035

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The Rodef Sisterhood board has put together wonderful and varied calendar of activities for the year and all women are encouraged to join, get involved in making new friends, strengthen current friendships and enjoy a sense of community.   Questions?  Contact Judy Aster (303) 907-0872.  Send in your $25 membership fee (payable to "Rodef Sisterhood") today and get in on the fun.

Sisterhood Shabbat Dinners: Sisterhood is planning Shabbat dinners in member's homes on Friday, October 24th.   There's no better way to get to know some of your fellow Sisterhood members than by sharing a Shabbat meal in a member's home.  Enjoy wonderful conversation and spiritual enrichment by participating in this event for Sisterhood members.  Contact Judy Aster to sign up: (303) 907-0872.


a guide for the perplexed

Rodef Shalom Book Club 

Thursday, October 23, 7:30 PM, Home of Marilyn and Paul Bogan
A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn. No charge. Please RSVP to office to indicate interest.












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


Thu, Sep, 18, 11:00 am
"Jewish Luck" Program


Sat, Sep, 20,


Sat, Sep, 20, 9:00 am
Shul-Bucks Shabbat Coffee House


Sat, Sep, 20, 9:30 am
Shabbat Services


Sat, Sep, 20, 10:00 am
Kehilat Rodef Shabbat Classes


Sat, Sep, 20, 11:15 am
Tot Shabbat

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Shabbat Times

Yom Chamishi, 23 Elul 5774


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