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Youth & Family
Saturday, December 3, 11:15 AM, Preschool Classroom
Parents Day Out
Sunday, December 11, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
Would you like to get some holiday shopping done with out the kids? or how about some adult time? Rodef Shalom ECEC is hosting our first Parents Day Out Fundraiser. Bring your child/children (ages 1-9) to Rodef Shalom and we will provide snacks, crafts, and a Chanukah movie. $18 for the first child $10 for each additional sibling. This program is for BOTH preschool and Congregation families. Our amazing Preschool teachers will be running the program. SPACE IS LIMITED, SIGN UP TODAY! Email Dawn Spector by Thursday December 8 to register. If you have a teen that would like to volunteer to help out, please email Debbie Kaner.
Passport to Jewish Learning:
Ulpan Hebrew class
Wednesday, December 7
Wednesday, December 14
4:30-6:00 PM, Rodef Shalom Library
Mini Ulpan Hebrew class
Saturday, December 3
Saturday, December 17
10:30-11:00 AM, Rodef Shalom Youth Lounge
Saturday December 3, 12:30-1:30 PM, Rodef Shalom Sanctuary
Shabbat Supper Club
Friday December 9, Private homes
Sunday December 18, 3:00-5:00 PM
Movie and Game NightSaturday, December 10, 6:00-8:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
Maccabeats ConcertSunday, December 25
more details to follow
Hanukkah Party at The Mintzers
Saturday, December 31, Mintzer's home
more details to follow
From the Rodef Executive Leadership Team (Marty, Michele, Rabbi G) ...
We appreciate all of the concerns expressed to us about the appointments being made by the President-Elect during this interim period between Election Day and Inauguration Day. We also recognize the reactions to and hesitations about those concerns.
Congregation Rodef Shalom is affiliated with two greater organizations whose executive chairs have issued public statements in recent days. Click HERE to read the statement of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and click HERE to read the joint statement of JEWISHcolorado and the Jewish Community Relations Council.
We present these for your personal consideration, while understanding that there are a multitude of angles to this picture, and we encourage respectful dialogue among our ranks. Let us be strengthened in our resolve to witness an outcome that is reflected in the spirit of our weekly recitation of the Prayer for our Country, namely that our leaders and advisors in government administer all affairs of state fairly, that peace and security, justice and freedom, may forever abide in our midst.
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
DO YOU SHOP AT AMAZON?
Did you know you can really help Rodef Shalom by shopping as you normally do? Just go to:smile.amazon.com 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
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
Help Rodef Shalom get it's game on. We need 6-8 volunteers for our weekly Sunday Bingo session. Contact Sherrie Davidson.
PLAQUES & 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.
COLORADO GIVES DAY
This is a great time to support many worthy causes with your fellow Coloradans. In addition to donating to Rodef Shalom by clicking on our website, we encourage you to please consider making a donation to some of our partner organizations on COLORADO GIVES DAY, December 6 th. It is easy to contribute to some of our strategic partners such as, Habitat for Humanity, Jewish Family Service, KAVOD, Together Colorado, and Warren Village via the website www.ColoradoGives.org.
In the Community
The Colorado Hebrew Chorale & Kol Nashim
More information about both choirs and upcoming concerts are available on our website: www.coloradohebrewchorale.org.
The East Denver Eruv is proud to announce a brand new website at denvereruv.org!
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.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado
Click HERE for upcoming events.
Julie Geller in Concert
Saturday, December 3, 8:00 PM, Tuft Theatre, 71 Yale Ave. DenverClick HERE for tickets.
First Annual Colorado Women for Israel Luncheon
Wednesday, December 7, Registration opens at 11:30 AM, program begins promptly at 12:00 PM
Palazzo Verdi, 6363 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Rodef Shalom member Toby Mower will be honored by Jewish National Fund's Women's Department. Guest speaker will be Jessica Abo, news anchor, reporter, actress. This is a Women's Only event and a first time event for the Women's Department. For further information click HERE.
JEWS DO JEWS 2 - A Tribute to Jewish Songwriters by jewish Musicians
Saturday, December 10, 8:00 PM, L2 Church, 1477 Columbine St., DenverClick HERE for tickets.
Chanukah at the Capitol
Public Menorah Lighting on the 4th Night of Chanukah
Tuesday, December 27, 5:15 PM, West Steps
Jewish Heritage Night - Chanukah with the Nuggets
Wednesday, December 28, 7:00 PM, Pepsi CenterClick HERE for tickets and more information.