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Yom Chamishi, 12 Tammuz 5774

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July 3 - July 9, 2014

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Sharing a Deep Sorrow

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Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-Ad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah 


Monday, June 30, 2014 was one of the saddest days of my adult life.

 .......Read Rabbi Gerson's entire blog


Shabbat Sneak Peak

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"Sneak Peak" the Torah Portion, Candle Lighting Times, and special celebrations planned for this Shabbat Morning. 


No babysitting or Shabbat Discovery this Shabbat due to the holiday weekend.




Shabbat Under The Stars

Friday, July 11, 7:00 PM, Meditation Garden

Our popular summer service, is returning to Rodef Shalom.  As in past years, an instrumental ensemble from Shir Rodef will accompany Cantor Saul, singers from Shir Rodef and the congregation for this lively, outdoor service on the patio of the Rodef Shalom Meditation Garden.



Heavenly Lemonade

Saturday, June 28, 5:00 PM, Lobby

Enjoy this 3 - part series of learning and lemonade with Rabbi Gerson.


Other dates include: July 19 & August 16


Details to follow. Information:  303-399-0035


Rodef Shalom Book Club

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Thursday, July 24, 7:30 PM, Home of

Les & Sherri Davidson

We will discuss Philip Kerr's book, The Winter Horses.


There is no charge. Open to all.







Kehilat Rodef Religious School


Good & Welfare

Refuah Shaymah to ... 

Ileene Green

Sheldon Shemer

Hindy Lewin

Get Involved


Help Rodef Shalom get it's game on. We need 6-8 volunteers for our two weekly Sunday Bingo sessions. Contact Greg Pierce.


Gift Shop 

Please take time to visit our Gift Shop. Barbara Raizen and Barbara Robbins devote much time and care to bring you unique gifts for all your gift giving needs. Proceeds go to the shul.


King Soopers Cards 

Remember to use your card as it is connected to Rodef Shalom. Each time you use it, the synagogue benefits in the amount of 5% of the total. You can use it to buy King Soopers gas, prescriptions and groceries (gift cards excluded).  Be sure to use it at least once every 30 days to keep it connected to Rodef Shalom.

Community Events


Rocky Mountain Jewgrass

Wednesday, July 23, Four Mile Park

Click here for information and purchase tickets




Chihuly @ Denver Botanical Gardens


Sunday, July 27, 10:00 AM


Denver Botanic Gardens presents the Rocky Mountain Region's first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly's sculptures - ranging in size and form - add bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens' 24-acre urban oasis.


Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for ambitious architectural installations around the world, in historic cities, museums and gardens.


Cost: $12.50 (non-members)


RSVP: to Ellen Schaeffer, 303-862-9536 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


- a Jewish & Widowed event-




HIA (Habitat Interfaith Alliance) Happenings


Summer build dates for the HIA (Habitat Interfaith Alliance) sponsored house are here! The dates are July 11, 2014 through October 24, 2014. Rodef Shalom’s designated Sunday build date is August 3, 8 AM - 4 PM and we have just added a weekday build date, Thursday, August 28, 8 AM - 4 PM.  We are co-sponsoring the Sunday build date with congregations Temple Micah and HEA and our Thursday build date with Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church.  Our interfaith coalition is building a three bedroom, 2 story townhome in Sable Ridge (Montbello) for a single mother who has four daughters. We hope you will participate on either or both build dates. For more information, please contact Leslie Tjarks (303-220-0189) or Janet Smith (303-755-4333). Also feel free to check out our





Adult Education Summer Series 

Six sessions, Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, CAJE Offices


"American Society through Jewish Lenses" topics and dates are as follow:

7/23 - Confronting Scandals with Yael Weinstein

7/30 - Gun Control with Rabbi Gruenwald

8/6 - Immigration Reform with Sue Parker Gerson

8/13 - Fracking with Rabbi Immerman

8/20 - LGBTQ Rights with Rabbi Lutman

8/27 - Women's Health Rights with Rabbi Gelfarb

Each session is $18; $99 for the full series


Walk-ins welcome or register at


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 PJ Library




FREE Children's books for Jewish children ages 6 months to 5 years old!  PJ Library is now available to families in Colorado to receive one FREE book per month!  The first books are scheduled to be mailed in July.  Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! 



Radio Chavura 


Radio Chavura on 990 KRKS AM features a diverse range of guests that includes authors, artists, students, and congregational leaders. This multi-generational show will make you laugh, cry, and reminisce.  Listen each Sunday evening at 6:30 PM -

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