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Yom Rishon, 15 Elul 5775

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Sunday Picnic in the Park
Sunday, August 30, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Cook Park Site #1, 7100 E. Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80224
Get your game on at our Annual Picnic in the Park! Come enjoy the last bit of summer at Cook Park where we will once again have fun games, food and face painting! Everyone is invited - friends, family, prospective members (who are free)! RSVP in advance 
HERE or by calling the office at 303-399-0035 to save your place now. We also need helpers for games, set-up and clean-up! Please call Connie at 303-399-0035 if you can help for an hour or so that day. It would be greatly appreciated!  
We will also be kicking off our 60th Anniversary at this event with special programming!  As part of our program, we will partner with Warren Village, a shelter for single mothers and their children. We are asking for sponsorships from you to purchase items that we will assemble into baskets that will then be delivered to these needy families. Please be generous and come to help fulfill this mitzvah! ClickHERE for flyer. 
 
Annual Auction
auctionCongregation Rodef Shalom is having our annual online auction from November 20 - December 4, so there will be items to buy for Chanukah! The auction is a major fundraiser for our congregation. Proceeds will go toward a variety of programs to benefit our Early Childhood Education Center, youth and families. We are asking congregants and friends to help obtain items for the auction by going to your favorite businesses and asking if they will provide a gift certificate. This includes restaurants, beauty salons, other retail establishments and businesses. Click HERE for the cover letter and auction donation form. Please take a moment to download the forms and carry them with you. Please bring or send your gift certificates to the Rodef Shalom office by Monday, November 9th. Your help and support are invaluable to our wonderful Jewish community. THANK YOU!
Online Auction Matching Challenge
A Challenge has been offered! In memory of the yahrzeit of Stuart "Sandy Bush", husband of Joann Bush, brother of Gayle Bush, father of Phil (Debi) Bush, and Grandfather of Daniel, Aaron and Isabella, Joann and Gayle have offered to match any gift cards donated during the two week period from Monday, September 21 to Friday, October 2, up to $1,000! Bring or mail your gift cards to the Rodef Shalom office or drop them in the slot box in the coat room. Let's DOUBLE our money. A vendor letter and donation form to bring to businesses can be found throughout Rodef Shalom and are available to download HERE.
 
High Holy Day News & Reminders

Tickets for all High Holy Day Services are FREE this year to the community! As tickets are required to enter the building, advance reservations are required by emailing the Executive Director, Michele Campbell at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Deeply discounted first year memberships are also available. Information: 303-399-0035.
 
REMINDER: Etrog and Lulav order forms are due back in the office by September 3.
 
Yoga Classes
Led by Lisa Eller Davis of Tree of Life, Rodef Shalom Library
Wednesdays, 4 - 5:15 PM (for All Levels) 
4 pre-paid classes, $68. Drop-in, $18. 
Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 AM (Chair Yoga: Geared toward Senior & Lower Mobility students)
5 pre-paid classes, $70. Drop-in, $15. 
Bring a yoga mat, and a towel or blanket. Open to the community. Information and Registration HERE.
 
Rodef Shalom Book Club
Thursday, August 27, 8:00 PM, at the home of Les & Sherrie Davidson
The book selected for the Rodef Shalom Book Club is "Ally" by Michael Oren. There is no charge. Please call 303-399-0035 to indicate interest in attending.
 
Tot Shabbat
Calling All Families and Kid's Who Love Shabbat and of Course our Feather Friend T'Fillah Toucan. This Shabbat and Every Shabbat 11:15 AM at Rodef Shalom. Join a great group of friends and family for the Highest Rated Tot Shabbat in Denver (Voted on by a a highly scientific Gallup Poll of course). Bring your Fun, Bring Your Friends, Bring Your Noise, Bring Your Jungle Adventure. Be Ready for a Super Shabbat Story!
 
Heavenly Lemonade
Saturday, August 29, 5:00-6:00 PM, Lobby
This program is the summer equivalent of the End of Shabbat Shmooze. Lemonade and treats will be served. Our topic this month will be Dual Loyalty, an issue that has cropped up as a challenge for American Jews numerous times since the founding of the State of Israel, and has once again manifested itself in the context of the Iran Nuclear Agreement that awaits Congressional review. RSVP to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
S'lichot Text Study & Service
Saturday night, September 5, 7:30 PM
B'nai Havurah, 6445 E Ohio Ave # 600, Denver, CO 80224
Joint Havdallah, Text Study & S'lichot program with Rodef Shalom & B'nai Havurah. Join us as our combined communities eat, study and sing S'lichot together in preparation for the High Holy Days. We will discuss the communal Vidui/Confession "al het" - what we can learn from it? How do our own personal shortcomings affect the groups we live and work in?  What are our obligations to the "other", and what happens when we fall short?
  • 7:30 PM: Se'udah Sh'lishit (light nosh of tea, nuts and sweets)
  • 8:00 PM: Havdallah - bidding goodbye to Shabbat and welcoming the new week.
  • 8:15 PM: Text Study & Discussion
  • 9:15 PM:  Selichot Service & Hebrew Kirtan jointly led by Rabbi Evette, Rabbi Gerson, Hal Aqua & Cantor Saul Rosenthal.

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