December 18 - December 24, 2014
Shabbat Sneak Peak
"Sneak Peak" the Torah Portion, Candle Lighting Times and special celebrations planned for this Shabbat Morning.
Pickup Dates & Times:
Thursday, December 17 & 18, 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Friday, December 19, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat @ Home
Friday, January 9, 6:30 PM, Home of Eileen Lowey
Welcome Shabbat properly with a warm and inclusive program, surrounded by other Rodef Shalom members. This is a service, led by Claude & Joe Brachfeld in a congregant's home. Following the service there's a potluck dinner with salmon provided by the synagogue, and cold, dairy side dishes or desserts provided by the participants. No reservations required. ContactFran Cohen.
King Soopers CardsRemember 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.
Bricks, Plaques and Leaves
Memorialize a loved one and support Congregation Rodef Shalom.
Member to Member
The Rodef finance committee is recommending potentially refinancing our mortgage. In order to do this the bank is asking us for a 5-year plan including budgets and plans for growth. They want us to do this within the next 6 weeks. I am looking for volunteers to participate in two open meetings to address this plan.
All Rodef Shalom members are invited to be part of this process. Please RSVP to Michele Campbell if you plan to attend either or both meetings.
Annual Silent Auction
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 and Welfare
Inside the McNichols Building at Civic Center
144 West Colfax, Denver CO 80202
Mark the third night of Chanukah with the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Stories on Stage. Come to the McNichols Building on December 18th for food, fun, music, stories and of course, traditions. Admission is free, but bring your own menorah...
RSVP is appreciated: www.coloradohebrewchorale.org/festival-of-lights. Info: (303) 355-0232
Making Peace Possible: Bringing Together an American Jewish Response
Thursday, December 18, 7:00 PM, Temple Emanuel
Three prominent national Jewish community leaders discuss the path to Israeli-Palestinian peace and the current challenges to Israel’s Jewish and democratic values.
Program offered free of charge. RSVP requested – JStreet.org/MakingPeacePossible
December 24 & 25
Click here to sign up to volunteer
New & Improved Intro to Judaism starts January 15, 2015
Annual Soup Cookoff and Dinner
Saturday, January 31, 2015, Christ the King Catholic Church
Don’t miss this evening of food, fun and entertainment! Volunteers are needed for set up, during the evening and for cleanup. We also need soups ( Kosher, vegetarian, gluten-free) and desserts. Please contact Janet Smith (303-755-4333) or Leslie Tjarks (303-220-0189) to volunteer your time and/or your cooking expertise.
Jewish Baby University
Winter 2015: Jan. 11, 15, 19, 25, 29 and Feb. 2
Spring 2015: April 19, 23, 27, 30 and May 3, 11
Sundays, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Rose Medical Center
Mondays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 PM, JCC and Rose Medical Center
Cost: $200/couple (Eligible for a $100 Mazeltot.org discount)
Designed for expectant parents, this innovative program combines childbirth education with an exploration of the Jewish traditions and rituals connected with pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Instructors Rabbi Jeffrey Kaye (Judaic) and Sue Geissler (prepared childbirth), lead this program created by the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education and co-sponsored by the JCC and Rose Medical Center. Participants will join the Boot Camp for New Partners and Miracles and Mayhem for Moms classes to discuss the anticipated post-partum experience, communication skills, parental expectations, and changing identities. What to Expect When you Are Done Expecting (see description below), is also included in this series. All expectant parents are welcome- single parents, LGBT, adoptive, surrogate… we have a place for you!
Warm Welcome Visits
Warm Welcome Playdates!
Thursday, Jan. 8, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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 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 - www.chavura.com.