Life Line Screening ~
Health Screening Event
Tuesday, March 10, 9: 00 AM, Rodef Shalom Social Hall
Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or click here.
Welcoming Shabbat with Spirit and Song
Friday, March 13, 6:15 PM, Rodef Shalom Lobby
Lend us your voice and your energy in this Kabbalat Shabbat service. The evening will begin with snacks and discussion of the Weekly Torah Portion, to be followed by the davening, led by Rabbi Gerson and Rodef members. Transliteration pamphlets will be available for full inclusion. Free and open to the community. Information: 303-399-0035.
Shabbat with a Backbeat
returns on March 14
Join Cantor Saul and Shir Rodef for this lively celebration of Shabbat morning prayer in the sanctuary. Enjoy melodies and ruach (spirit) similar to what we shared during Shabbat Shira weekend in the comfort and warmth of our sanctuary. A parallel service without musical accompaniment will be available and attendees at the two services will join together as one community for the sermon, Torah reading and Haftorah.
Interesting and Inclusive Conversations
Saturday, March 28, after the Torah service
Sh'ma Salon is an opportunity for us to read and discuss Sh'ma, which presents issues of contemporary Jewish thought. Some of the topics covered in past issues include American Jewish Loyalties, Leadership, Kiddushin, A Jewish Lens on Trafficking, the Jewish Table, Mystery and Awe, and Jewish Bodies.
Paul Bogan and Mike Weinberg will be heading up the group and facilitating the sessions. Watch your weekly e-mails and the Shofar to learn which issue will be discussed at each session, or share your interest in participating with them at
. The Sh'ma newsletter is available online or through the mail. Go to www.Shma.com, and click on Subscriptions to sign up.
Women's Expressions of the Soul: 2nd Annual Women's Community-Wide Rosh Hodesh Program
Sunday, March 15, 2:30 PM-6:30 PM, Rodef Shalom & Mizel Museum Building
There will be 7 great presenters to choose from. Register here, or mail your check for $25 made out to Mizel Museum, memo line: Expressions of the Soul) to Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver 80224. Registration closes on March 6. Questions about registration? Call Georgina at 303-749-5014.
Women and Purim
Tuesday, March 17, 1:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
In cooperation with Kavod On The Road and CAJE, the first in a series of city-wide programs called, "From our Door to your Dor" will feature a different education monthly, each addressing a timely issue that may be of interest to the senior community. Each session will run about 60 minutes and include text-based learning around the topic. This month will feature "Women and Redemption" in anticipation of Pesach presented by Tammy Dollin.
Free and open to the community, howeverreservations are encouraged so that we may plan properly. Donations for refreshments accepted.
"Angel of Warsaw Ghetto,"
Sunday, April 12, 2:00 PM, Rodef Shalom
In observance of Yom HaShoah the Rodef Sisterhood Committee invites the community to a one-act play about a Polish Catholic social worker, Irene Sendler, who risked her life to save others. Tickets: $18/Adults, $10/Children. RSVP to Sherry Goodman, 303-972-0858, or
Irena Sendler Flyer
Friday, May 22 through Tuesday, May 26, Ramah in the Rockies
Join Ramah Outdoor Adventure, Bonai Shalom (Boulder), Hebrew Educational Alliance (Denver), and Rodef Shalom (Denver) for a family-friendly Shavuot Retreat at the beautiful Ramah in the Rockies ranch. Click here for more information and registration.
Rodef Shalom Yoga Class
Thursday Evenings, 6:00 PM, Lobby
Come try it out and let your stress melt away!
$10 pp/class. Drop-ins welcome!
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 Gayle Bush or to sign up, click here.
King Soopers Cards
Remember 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.
Engrave a brick at the entrance to Rodef. Cost: $360
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
When you join iGive.com, a percentage of your online purchases at over 1400 stores is donated to Rodef Shalom... at absolutely no cost to you! Stores include Amazon.com, BestBuy, Bed Bath & Beyond, just name a few. Donations range from 5-20%! You'll always see how much Rodef Shalom will receive from your purchase.
Member to Member
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.
Events outside of Rodef Shalom are listed for your information and are not necessarily endorsed by Rodef Shalom.
Thursday, February 26, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Sheraton Denver Downtown
for more information.
Please consider designating a pledge to Rodef Shalom at the event.
It would be most appreciated and will go a long way!
The Hero of Heroes
Sunday, March 1, 7:00 pm, JCC Social Hall
With his broad shoulders and mighty bat, Hall of Famer, Hank Greenberg, transformed the way the world viewed Jews and the way Jews saw themselves. During a time of intense persecution abroad and at home, the 6'4" Greenberg stood tall as a beacon of hope and, ultimately, became a hero to all Americans. Joe Rosengren is an award-winning author. Please join us for this community-sponsored event. Adults $10, children $5. For tickets contact B'nai B'rith office: 303 393-7358, or
.Hank Greenberg FlyerPre-Pay With Our Easy Online Checkout
Calling All Habitat Builders!
Our 2015 Home Build start date is Thursday, March 12th at 939 Mariposa. All of March is "open build" so you can sign up on the Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver websitewww.habitatmetrodenver.org. Click on Volunteer then Construction. Choose either First Time Volunteer or Returning Volunteer Sign Up, and select the location. We're working on a 3 bedroom unit, but everyone works on the entire 5-plex building together. It's a great location, a short walk from the light rail stop at 10th & Osage. Note: there is very little parking so public transport is best. Tentatively, we have two Sunday build dates of April 26 and June 28 for Rodef Shalom and another synagogue. More details to follow. Call Leslie Tjarks 303-220-0189 or Janet Smith 303-755-4333 with questions.
2015 World Zionist Congress
Your vote can increase the Conservative - Masorti voice at the October World Zionist Congress. Go towww.votemercaz.org
, click on "vote now," and Vote Mercaz Slate #2! You do NOT have to be Mercaz member to VoteMercaz Slate #2! Any Jewish person with a permanent address in the United States can vote; other communities will be holding their own election.There is a US $10 charge [US $5 for those 18-30] paid to Election America to cover the costs of the election.
Hazon Colorado 2015 Scholarship Opportunities
Hazon offers scholarships to people from the Denver and Boulder areas for multi-day Hazon events happening around the country and in Israel. Get inspired by national programs and like-minded leaders!
for more information.
USY Youth Trips to Israel
for more information.
We are partnering with Honeymoon Israel, alongside JEWISHcolorado and the Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council to provide a trip to Israel for newlyweds at a highly subsidized rate. Now, before you get excited... there are some rules. It's kind of like birthright for newlyweds. You have to have been married less than 5 years, have at least one Jewish partner, 25-40 years old, and ONE of the partners must have never been to Israel on an organized/peer trip. All that being said, it only costs, all in for two including airfare... $1800! Application open March 1 and close March 31, the trip is October 29 - November 7, 2015. Check it out -http://www.honeymoonisrael.org
Jewish & Widowed Upcoming Events
Sound of the Rockies
- 125 Member A cappella Choir -
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 pm, Cost: $26.50, Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center
2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80208
Sound of the Rockies presents: 'That's Entertainment,' our annual Spring concerts, featuring The Crush quartet. Filled with a cappella music from a wide variety of genres, this concert is sure to sell out, so RSVP ASAP to hold your seat! RSVP by February 25th to Ellen Schaeffer at
or (303) 862-9536.For more information and to RSVP:
1) RSVP to Connie Moore at 720.382.7813 or
. To pay, you can drop off or mail a check payable to
Kavod Senior Life to:
Kavod Senior Life Activities Department
22 South Adams Street
Denver, CO 80209
2) RSVP and pay online with a credit card here
.March Dining Event
Sunday, March 15, 11:30 am, Seasons 52
8325 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree
Directions: I-25; Exit at County Line; Pull into the Park Meadows Mall area; the restaurant is not inside the mall but is across the parking lot up against the County Line Road side. The reservation is under "Goodman." Check out the menu by clickinghere. RSVP by March 13th to Sherry Goodman at
or 303.972.0858. Please note we will have a separate room and are limited to 25 people so be sure to RSVP ASAP.
Jewish Baby University Events