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Yom Shlishi, 23 Iyyar 5776

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Behar May 28, 2016 - 20 Iyyar 5776 
Light Candles: 7:55 PM
Shabbat Ends: 8:56 PM
Torah / Annual Cycle: Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23 
Torah / Triennial Year 2: Leviticus 23:23 - 24:23
Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31
9:00 am 
Shul-Bucks Shabbat Coffee House 
9:30 am 
Shabbat Services, Sanctuary 
9:30 am 
Babysitting, 1st Preschool Classroom 
10:00 am 
Program for 2nd - 5th Graders, 2nd Preschool Classroom 
11:15 am 
Mini-Minyan, Youth Lounge
11:15 am 
Tot Shabbat, Library
Refuah Shlaymah to ... 
Elliott Magalnick (Click HERE for Caring Bridge Site)
Mazel Tov to ...
Our High School Graduates 

Special Minyan on the Move Dialogue: All those who attend and value our weekly Tuesday evening service are encouraged to participate in the conversation about the future of MOTM, this Tuesday, May 31

Rodfei Tzedek Open Meeting: Our social action team will hold its monthly meeting this Tuesday, May 31 at 7:30 pm, to continue its organizing project around food access and to field suggestions on any other ideas. All are welcome.

Gift Shop
Do you need wedding, B'nai Mitzvot, holiday ritual and unique gift items? Come to your gift shop! Each purchase is a direct donation to the synagogue. Thank you! - The Barbaras

Help Rodef Shalom get it's game on. We need 6-8 volunteers for our weekly Sunday Bingo session. Contact Gayle Bush or to sign up, click HERE.

Plaques and Leaves
Memorialize a loved one and support Congregation Rodef Shalom. Have a bronze memorial plaque engraved with their name and the date of their death. The light by the plaque is illuminated for the week of their yahrzeit. Cost: $500. Engrave a leaf for the Tree of Life in the Sanctuary. Cost: $180.

Hearing Assistive Devices 
Rodef Shalom now has hearing assistive devices available to congregants. They are located in a small 3 drawer unit on the far right of the glass shelf to the right of the sanctuary doors in the lobby. For more information, contact the office.

Good Scents
Please be considerate of others and refrain from using scented products when coming to pray.

Events outside of Rodef Shalom are listed for your information and are not necessarily endorsed by Rodef Shalom.

Enews: May 26 - June 1
Upcoming Events
Preschool Silent Auction Ends Today! 
Tables are in the hallway between the Rodef Shalom Library and Preschool.
Gift cards...Services...Goodies! All proceeds go to painting our classrooms and hallway this summer any additional money raised will go to a tumbling room. 
Minyan on the Move
Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 PM, at the home of Barbara & Steve Zimmerman
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. 
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.
Urban Farming 101 with Ekar Farm 
Wednesday, June 8, Rodef Shalom
Aaron Ney, Executive Director of Ekar Farm, Denver's Jewish Urban Organic Farm, will share some thoughts on the history and vision for his organization working to build a local, healthy and fair food system. Participants will also take part in a take-home planting project. Free and open to all. Donations accepted. Walk-ins are welcome, however, we appreciate advance reservations so that we may plan properly! In cooperation with Kavod on the Road.Information: (303) 399-0035. RSVP HERE
Shavout Without Borders
Saturday evening, June 11
Shavuot Without Borders II
8:30 pm-Midnight at BMH-BJ
Study & Worship with Rabbis Gerson and Chaitovsky
Sunday, June 12
"Blintzes and Bloody Marys"
9:30 am-12:00 pm at Rodef Shalom
Pray, Nosh and Study with Rabbi Gerson and Cantor Saul
Monday, June 13
Services for Second Day of Shavuot
9:30 am-12:00 pm at Rodef Shalom
The Yizkor Memorial Prayers will be recited at 11:15 am 
**NOTE: Although these are free events, please RSVP so that we may prepare properly! 
Saturday night at BMH-BJ-RSVP: 
Sunday morning at Rodef Shalom-RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Shabbat Under the Stars
Friday, June 17, 7:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
Join us for this lively, outdoor service on the patio of the Rodef Shalom Meditation Garden. Welcome Shabbat with prayer and song in a beautiful setting, with engaging melodies-old and new. Free and open to all!

Green Kiddush
Saturday, June 18, Rodef Shalom
Please join us on June 18th for Rodef Shalom's first Green Kiddush, thanks to support from HAZON. The kiddush will feature organic vegetarian and vegan foods prepared by Rodef Shalom congregants in the Rodef kitchen along with some of our usual main dishes. Green kiddush produce will be purchased from Ekar and Ahavah Farms as much as possible. Rodef Shalom already uses compostable disposable paper goods and we will have a recycling bin.  In addition, Rabbi Gerson will speak about how locally sourced and prepared foods connect with Jewish spirituality, and Aaron Ney from Ekar Farms will talk to both the Tots, and to the adults in the sanctuary. 
Rodef Shalom Book Club
Thursday, June 23, 7:00 PM, at the home of Paul and Marilyn Bogan
In honor of William Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary, the book selection will be The Merchant of Venice. There is no charge for attending. Please call the Rodef Shalom office: (303) 399-0035 if you plan on attending.

Crime in the Bible
Sunday, June 26, 4:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
Save the date for the final program of Rodef Shalom's 60th Anniversary Celebration! More details to follow.
Do You Shop on Amazon?
Did you know you can really help Rodef Shalom by shopping as you normally do? Just go to: and choose Congregation Rodef Shalom as your preferred charity. Then, each time you shop, just go to that site and you will donate 5% of your purchase to Rodef Shalom! Easy, peasy! Thank you!
King Soopers Cards are a wonderful way to support Rodef Shalom!
Here is how it works:
1. Pick up your card - with $5 already on it - from the Rodef office during business hours or let us know to send one to you.
2. When you are ready to shop, go to the Customer Service counter at King Soopers and add whatever amount you wish to your card.
3. Use your card to pay whenever you checkout.
4. Rodef Shalom receives 5% of the amount you put on your card!
- Michele Campbell, Executive Director

Sisterhood Membership 2016-2017 Season
Calling all Sisterhood members: Please renew your membership for the new season by sending in your check in the amount of $25 (payable to "Rodef Sisterhood") to Judy Fishman at Rodef Shalom. If you're not already a Sisterhood member, we want you! Consider joining and participating in activities which build friendships and community. Here's a sample of what we have planned for the new season: Helping out with Lunch Box Express; Lecture by Judy Winnick on Jan Karski in September; Game Night in the Sukkah; Movie/Theatre night in November; "Breakfast with the Queen" for Purim; Women's Rosh Chodesh program; Sisterhood Shabbat. Many of our events will be fundraisers for Rodef Shalom. If you want more information on the Sisterhood, please call Sherry Goodman-Feingold at (303) 972-0858.

It's Time to Renew Your Dues!
Rodef Shalom's fiscal year ends May 31.  Please look for your dues renewal letter in the mail and return it promptly in the stamped return envelope.  Call Michele at 303-399-0035 with any questions.  Thank you for your ongoing support of our Jewish community!
Michele Campbell
Executive Director
In the Community... 
Click HERE for details of these events and happenings in the Jewish community outside of Rodef Shalom.
Colorado Hebrew Chorale Upcoming Concerts
May 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. 
Colorado Rockies - Jewish Community Night
Tuesday, May 31, 6:40 PM, Coors Field

L'Chaim! Jewish Wisdom on Aging Well
Sunday, June 5, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St, Denver
For community seniors, their family members and community professionals. Click HERE to register.

PJ Library Poolside Concert
Sunday, June 5, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Poolside at Robert E. Loup JCC
A great event geared for your 0-8 year olds (no walking necessary - just enjoy the music, crafts, stories, snacks, and pool at the JCC) for free. Rodef is one of the partnering organizations in the event so come on out and support our congregation. Register HERE.

Taste of Ramah
Tuesday, June 28 -or- Wednesday, July 27
Join current 1st through 4th graders from around Colorado on a day-long journey to Ramah in the Rockies. Click HERE.

Young Families Picnic & Concert 
with Rocky Mountain Jewgrass
Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 PM, 715 S. Forest St., Denver
Colorado's "high-octane Jewish bluegrass band," returns to the Swallow Hill Shady Grove concert series at Four Mile Park for a family-friendly, outdoor summer concert. The gates open at 6 PM and the concert fun begins at 6:30 PM. Bring chairs or blankets, picnic dinner (including any beverage of your choice), the kids, your mother-in-law, crazy Uncle Bob and all of your friends. Tickets ($12 for adults/$8 for Swallow Hill members, seniors and those arriving by bicycle/$3 kids 2-12) in advance at or at the gate the evening of the show. Come enjoy a little "pickin' and grinnin'" and "the high lonesome kvetch." For more information contact Saul Rosenthal ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 303-748-4815).
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 
Click HERE for dates and more information.

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Yom Shlishi, 23 Iyyar 5776


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