Yom Sheini, 25 Av 5776

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August 27, 2016 - 23 Menachem Av 5776 
Light Candles for Shabbat: 7:20 PM 
Shabbat Ends: 8:19 PM
Torah / Annual Cycle: Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25
Torah / Triennial Year 3: Deuteronomy 10:12 - 11:25
Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14 - 51:3
9:00 AM 
Shul-Bucks Shabbat Coffee House 
9:30 AM 
Shabbat Services, Sanctuary 
9:30 AM 
Babysitting, 1st Preschool Classroom 
11:15 AM
Kid's Kiddush/2nd Preschool Classroom, Tot Shabbat/Library,
Mini-Minyan, /Youth Lounge
Refuah Shlaymah to ... 
Lita Katz Rabbi Amanda Schwartz
Condolences to .... 
Audrey Gilden on the passing of her husband, Don
Tuesday, August 30, 6:30 PM, at the home of Michael & Rabbi Sara 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.

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
Did you know you can really help Rodef Shalom by shopping as you normally do? Just go 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 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.
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.
Congregation Rodef Shalom
450 S. Kearney St.
Denver, CO 80224
(303) 399 - 0035
Enews:  August 25 - 31
Upcoming Events
Rodef Shalom Annual Fun Day Picnic
Sunday, August 28, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Cook Park
Join the fun as we say goodbye to summer and welcomeDebbie Kaner, our new Director of Youth and Family Engagement at our Annual Fun Day Picnic! Enjoy a picnic lunch (prepared by Mark Millenson), face painting, games and meeting friends, old and new.  As a kick-off to our new Passport to Jewish Learning program, this event will be FREE for all, including prospective members. Please invite your unaffiliated friends. Sure to be a fun time for all.  In order for us to properly prepare, please RSVP HERE.
Law & Order: The Life of a Criminal Case
Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Rodef Shalom
This presentation discusses the roles of the judge, the jury, the prosecution, and the defense in a criminal case, how criminal cases are brought and how they proceed, the setting of bail, the plea bargaining process, what really happens in a criminal trial, and how judges determine the appropriate sentences after a conviction. Includes a Q&A. Featuring: Justice William Hood from the Colorado Supreme Court. Free, however RSVPs appreciated HERE.
Broncos Shabbat Honoring JR on His 10th Anniversary at Rodef Shalom
Saturday, September 3, 9:30 AM, Rodef Shalom
...with special Kiddush to follow!
Here's how you can participate:
Come to services on 9/3 and show him you care.
Donate to help sponsor the Kiddush and/or send a congratulatory messageHERE.
Sisterhood Kickoff Event
Sunday, 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. .
Rodef Shalom ECEC Fundraiser
Sunday September 11 through Saturday September 17, The Bookies, 4315 E. Mississippi Ave.
Denver, 80246
Support our school by encouraging a love of reading and supporting a great locally owned bookstore! A portion of all sales during this week will go directly to our tumbling room fundraiser. This will help us purchase equipment for our new tumbling room. Please make sure to mention Rodef Shalom ECEC to your sales person. Hours: MON-SAT: 10 A.M. TO 6 PM, SUN: NOON TO 5 PM.
The Art and Story of Paula Burger
Tuesday, September 13, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Rodef Shalom
An artist turned author, Burger was a girl of 11 when she joined the legendary band of resistance fighters who outwitted German troops for two years while hiding in the Polish forests. Meet, greet and learn her story of survival while viewing her beautiful artwork. In cooperation with Kavod on the Road. Free and open to all. Donations accepted. RSVP HERE.

Softball Reunion Shabbat
Saturday, September 17, 9:30 AM, Rodef Shalom
Celebrate a successful 2016 softball season at Shabbat morning services. Click HERE to RSVP, let us know if you want to participate in the service and help sponsor Kiddush.
5777 High Holy Days 
Rodef Shalom offers complimentary High Holy Day tickets to all. Please invite friends who want to join us. Make sure to email the office with ticket requests, including name, address and phone number, as tickets are required for all services.
Forms to order extra tickets, Etrog & Lulav sets, and listings in this year's Yahrzeit book were mailed several weeks ago. Yizkor forms are due by Friday, September 2nd and Etrog & Lulav forms are due by September 16th.
More information will be coming soon on Babysitting and Youth Programming.
Michele Campbell, Executive Director
Membership Challenge!
Rodef Shalom is growing! Please invite your friends who are looking for a Jewish "home" to come and check us out. Shira and Marty Zimmerman are offering a nice bottle of wine to whomever recruits our 300th member, and we are very close! All you have to do is introduce the person/people to Michele, and if they become members, the wine is yours. And remember that Rodef Shalom offers complimentary High Holy Day tickets with advanced notice. Contact Michele if you have questions or want more information.
Michele Campbell, Executive Director
Rodef is well represented in the Denver Jewish Softball Tournament ... 
The Rodef/DAT Minyanaires play against Micah on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 (winner plays for the Bet Division Championship at 10:00) The Men in Green play against CAJE at 9:00 (winner plays for the Aleph Division Championship at noon) All games will be played at Kennedy Ball Fields, 2998 S. Kenton St., Aurora. Go Rodef!!
Congregation Rodef Shalom Library Overflow Book Sale
Our annual book sale is back! Set up will be November 1 - 2
The book sale will run through Sunday, November 13 during regular office hours in the hallway outside the office wing. 
In the Community... 
Pick Your Own, Pickle Your Own at Ekar Farm
Sunday, August 28, 9:00 AM - noon
It promises to be a fun day, with take-home harvesting, pickle-your-own booth, and solar-oven and bike blender smoothies.Bring Your Own Bag - $25; Take-home Pickle jar -$5. Click HERE for more information.
Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim
Interested singers and observers are invited to the first two rehearsals of either or both choirs. Click HERE for a preview of the rest of our schedule.
Together Colorado: Should We FEAR Our Future in Colorado?
Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 PM, Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St. Denver 80220
Or is there HOPE? Gather with people of faith to take action. ClickHERE for more information.
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.

Mega Kids Challah Bake
Sunday, September 25, BMH
Join hundreds of kids from around Colorado for this amazing event with special Rosh Hashanah programming. Children ages 3-12. Please visit for more information and to RSVP or call 303-329-0213.

Kavod on the Road's Annual Fall Social Event: Swingaroo
Thursday, September 29, 3:00 to 5:00 PM, Grizzly Rose Dance Hall
Click HERE for details.
JCC Men's Basketball
The next basketball season is going to start October 5th. The league plays on Wednesday evenings. There is a MANDATORY captain's meeting on September 21st at 7:00pm in the gym. I am trying a new way to register this season. The team price is $350. Individuals must email me to get connected with a captain to pay part of the team fee. Click HERE to register.

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.
Click HERE to go to the Jewish Colorado events calendar

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Yom Sheini, 25 Av 5776

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