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Yom Sheini, 21 Sivan 5776

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June 25, 2016 - 19 Sivan 5776 
Light Candles for Shabbat: 8:13 PM 
Shabbat Ends: 9:13 PM
Torah / Annual Cycle: Numbers 8:1 - 12:16 
Torah / Triennial Year 2: Numbers 10:35 - 12:16
Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14 - 4:7
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...
Judy Fishman (Allan Kantrowitz) on the engagement of her daughter Lauren to Josh Blumenthal.
Nathan & Mariah Gang on the birth of their son, Noah Garrison.
Arnie & Elaine Tinter on the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.
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: June 23 - 29
Upcoming Events
Rodef Shalom Book Club
Thursday, June 23, 7:00 PM, at the home of Paul and Marilyn Bogan
In honor of William Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary, the book selection will be The Merchant of Venice. There is no charge for attending. Please call the Rodef Shalom office: (303) 399-0035 if you plan on attending.

Crime in the Bible
Sunday, June 26, 4:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
Crime In The Bible
, the final event of Rodef Shalom's 60th Anniversary Celebration, will be presented at Rodef Shalom on Sunday, June 26th, from 4:00 PM -5:30 PM.
Our forefather, Abraham, will be prosecuted for committing the crime of attempted murder against his son, Isaac. The date of the alleged offense is approximately 2060 (1700 BC). The location of the alleged offense is Mount Moriah in ancient Israel.
The character, Abraham, played by Claude Brachfeld, will be defended by Hon. David Richman. Isaac will be played by Mira Zevin. Dave Dezen will prosecute Abraham. The guests will act as jurors and render a verdict. The presentation of the case will include void dire (jury selection), opening statements, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, jury instructions, and closing statements - to be followed with a verdict from the jury. 
Free and open to the community!
Thank you to Dave Dezen for organizing this event and we look forward to having you join us! Please RSVP to the Rodef Office: (303) 399-0035.  Walk-ins welcome.
Minyan on the Move
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 PM, at the home of Joy Davis
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.

Shabbat Under the Stars
Friday, July 8, 7:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
Join us for this lively, outdoor service on the patio of the Rodef Shalom Meditation Garden. Welcome Shabbat with prayer and song in a beautiful setting, with engaging melodies-old and new.  Free and open to all!
Four Mile House Intergenerational Fun Day and Picnic
Sunday, July 10, Noon, 715 S. Forest St., Denver 80246
Join Rodef Shalom and Kavod on the Road with your your grandkids, or the whole family to enjoy all the park has to offer: Pan for gold, feed the chickens, dip old fashioned candles! Pay admission and we will meet at the picnic tables to get the grand guided tour. Don't forget to pack a picnic! Click HERE for flyer. Click HERE to RSVP. 
Kitchen Use Orientation Session coming in July
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. Anyone interested in attending will have a choice of two dates:
Tuesday, July 12th from 9:30 - 11:00 AM in the Rodef Library
or Wednesday, July 27th 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.

My gratitude to Joe Defez, Ileene Green and Maya Mintzer for their work on the Kitchen Committee and to Rabbi Gerson and Mark Millenson who are making this possible by offering their time "gratis" to mashgiach during these events. Please let me and Mark Millenson know if you are interested in reserving the kitchen for this purpose.
Michele Campbell, Executive Director

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
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!
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
In the Community... 
20th Annual Leadville Jewish Cemetery Clean-Up Weekend- Featuring Shabbat Morning service led by Rabbi Sara Gilbert!
Saturday & Sunday, June 25 and 26Click HERE for details.

26th Conference of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies
"Redefining Crypto-Jewish Identity: Then and Now". June 26-28, Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Click HERE for details.
Colorado Hebrew Chorale Event
The Chorale will also be hosting its Summer Sight-Singing Romp on Monday, June 27, 7:30 PM, at the Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St. in Denver. The public is welcome to the Chorale and area choral directors for an evening of choral singing featuring Tyler's Suite which will be premiered in Denver in August 2017 by the Harmony Chorale and Colorado Hebrew Chorale. The message embedded in the text of the last of 9 movements is taken from the famed Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. The themes of promoting acceptance and combatting bullying are poignant and compelling. Attendance at the Romp is free for members of the Harmony and Colorado Hebrew Chorales, or $5 for others. Information: 303-355-0232 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please RSVP to Carol if you plan to attend.

Taste of Ramah
Tuesday, June 28 -or- Wednesday, July 27
Join current 1st through 4th graders from around Colorado on a day-long journey to Ramah in the Rockies. Click HERE.

Picnic & Concert with Rocky Mountain Jewgrass
Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 PM, 715 S. Forest St., Denver
Colorado's "high-octane Jewish bluegrass band," returns to the Swallow Hill Shady Grove concert series at Four Mile Park for a family-friendly, outdoor summer concert. The gates open at 6 PM and the concert fun begins at 6:30 PM. Bring chairs or blankets, picnic dinner (including any beverage of your choice), the kids, your mother-in-law, crazy Uncle Bob and all of your friends. Tickets ($12 for adults/$8 for Swallow Hill members, seniors and those arriving by bicycle/$3 kids 2-12) in advance at or at the gate the evening of the show. Come enjoy a little "pickin' and grinnin'" and "the high lonesome kvetch." For more information contact Saul Rosenthal ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 303-748-4815).

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.

Any Teen Students Without Summer Plans?
We are putting together our group of teens for this summer's program and are getting excited to go on another journey through Israel on Nesiya Summer 2016. Click HERE.

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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