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Yom Shabbat, 17 Tammuz 5776

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July 23, 2016 - 16 Tammuz 5776
Light Candles for Shabbat: 8:03 PM 
Shabbat Ends: 9:02 PM Torah / Annual Cycle: Numbers 22:2 - 25:9 
Torah / Triennial Year 2: Numbers 23:27 - 25:9 Haftarah: Micah 5:6 - 6:8
9:00 AM 
Shul-Bucks Shabbat Coffee House 
9:30 AM 
Shabbat Services, Sanctuary 
9:30 AM 
Babysitting, 1st Preschool Classroom 
11:15 AM 
Tot Shabbat, Library
Mazel Tov to ... 
Wendy Aronson & Aaron Ney on the birth of their son Beau Chayim.
Condolences to ... 
Alice Barmatz on the death of her sister, Hyla Sperling-Altman.

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 Sherrie Davidsonor 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: July 21 - 27
Upcoming Events
Minyan on the Move
Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 PM, at the home of Rabbi Sara and Michael Gilbert
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.
Join Rabbi Gerson for songs, spirit and study. Free and open to all. Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 303-322-0150.
Navigating the News (from a Faith Perspective) 
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 6:00-7:30 PM 
Join Rabbi Gerson and his friends, Father Doug Dunn and Dr. Gordon Tucker, from Denver's St. Luke's Episcopal Church for four evenings of sharing food, spirituality, and lively conversation. We will commence each gathering with a light dinner and then move into some shared prayer experiences, to be followed by a discussion related to current events with a "faith spin." This is the first endeavor of what we hope will be a collaboration of learning between our two faith traditions. The initial session will be held at St Luke's, 1270 Poplar St. (corner of Quebec and 12th), and we will alternate venues between the church and synagogue thereafter. There is no cost for these events, but we need RSVP's to Rabbi Gerson ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) no later than Friday of the preceding week.
Habitat Build Day
Sunday, August 7, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Join Rodef Shalom members (along with Congregation B'nai Havurah). You may sign up to build online HERE. If you wish to participate in the build but are unable to do so on this date, please note that Sunday, July 24 is opened up to anyone who would be able to build on that day. For more information, please contact Leslie Tjarks (303-220- 0189) or Janet Smith (303-755-4333). Feel free to check our website 
for more details about our HIA coalition:
Save the Date for the Rodef Shalom Annual Fun Day Picnic
Sunday, August 28, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Cook Park
Kitchen Use Orientation Session
After several months of thoughtful work on the part of the Kitchen Committee, Rabbi Gerson and Mark Millenson, we are pleased to let you know that we now have a procedure and guidelines to make the Rodef kitchen available to congregants. This initiative was in response to our young families and others who wanted to use the kitchen on occasion to bake or prepare food, primarily as a community builder. 

To read the new procedure, click HERE. Because we have a commercial kitchen that requires some training before use, there is a requirement that at least one person who will be using the kitchen attends a training class. Rabbi Gerson will be offering these classes this July. For anyone interested in attending, the final orientation this summer will be held on Wednesday, July 27 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Rodef LibraryIf you chair one of the Rodef committees, please consider having a representative from your committee attend one of these sessions, as your committee may want to use the kitchen at some point. To reserve your spot, please RSVP: (303) 399-0035 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Note that there is an interim procedure to cover June and July, before people have had an opportunity to complete one of the classes.

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!
Rodef Shalom Committees and Groups
Want to participate more in our Congregation?  Check out the list of "Committees and Groups" on the Rodef website (clickHERE).  There is lots going on and more help is always welcome!
Michele Campbell, Executive Director
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 check out,  tell the check-out person that you want to add money to your card before they start ringing up your groceries.  There is no need to go to the courtesy counter to add money to your card.  If you use a credit card, there is no credit card fee and you get the points.  You can also add money to your card after your groceries have been rung up.3. Use your card to pay whenever you checkout.4. Rodef Shalom receives 5% of the amount you put on your card!
Thank you for supporting Rodef Shalom!
Michele Campbell, Executive Director
Sisterhood News
Sisterhood Membership
Join and/or renew your membership in Sisterhood; make friends, build community and benefit Rodef Shalom. Membership is $25; ALL Sisterhood events this year will go directly to Rodef Shalom. Send in your $25 check, payable to "Rodef Sisterhood", Attn: Judy Fishman. For information, call Sherry Goodman-Feingold (303) 972-0858. 
Sisterhood School Supply Drive
Please donate new school supplies (paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.) to be delivered to the Jewish Family Service to benefit needy families. Place your items in the collection bin in the lobby by August 1. 
Sisterhood Kickoff Event
September 11, 2:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
Come and hear Judy Winnick, actress and scholar on the Colorado Humanities/Chautauqua Speakers Bureau, present a program on Jan Karski, "A Righteous Among the Nations". Jan Karski was a WWII Polish Catholic resistance fighter, diplomat, activist, professor and writer and he is credited as the man who tried to stop the Holocaust. $18 adults; $10 children (12 and younger). ALL proceeds to benefit Rodef Shalom. Refreshments will be served. Open to the entire congregation. RSVP to Sherry Goodman-Feingold (303) 972-0858 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
In the Community... 
JFS at the JCC Seeks More Participants for Yiddish Club and Poker Games
"Lomir Redn Yiddish" (Let's Speak Yiddish) 
1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. 
JCC Denver, 350 South Dahlia Street (through August, it is held in the JEWISHcolorado Boardroom). Cost: $5.00 per session.

Tuesdays & Thursdays,12:30 to 3:30 PM. 
JCC Denver, 350 South Dahlia Street
If women are interested in participating in an all-women's game or anyone already has a group, but would like to play at the JCC, call Suzi Malman at (303) 316-6358. Drop-ins are always welcome. If there is enough interest, games can be added on additional days.

7th Annual Tour de Farm Bike Ride
Sunday, August 28, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ekar Farm at DAT - 181 South Oneida, Denver, CO 80224
Click HERE for information and tickets.

Rose Youth Foundation Accepting Applications
Rose Youth Foundation is a program at Rose Community Foundation that brings together a diverse group of Jewish and interfaith-Jewish youth, in grades 10 through 12, who want to make a real difference by learning about philanthropy and becoming grant-makers. The group will work together to decide what granting $60,000 in a Jewish way means to them. For details, click HERE. To apply, clickHERE.
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.

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 HEREfor dates and more information.

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Yom Shabbat, 17 Tammuz 5776

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