Pesach - Days 7-8 April 29-30, 2016 - 21-22 Nisan 5776
Light Candles/Thursday: 7:33 PM
Light Candles/Friday: 7:34 PM
Shabbat-Yom Tov Ends / Saturday: 8:35 PM
Once more, we do not read the weekly Parsha this Shabbat, in deference to Yom Tov; instead, we turn to readings that are connected thematically with the holiday ...
Friday / Yom Tov Day 7: Exodus 13:17 - 15:26; Numbers 28:19-25
Haftarah: Second Samuel 22
Saturday / Yom Tov Day 8:Deuteronomy 15:19 - 16:17; Numbers 28:19-25
Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6
Shul-Bucks Shabbat Coffee House
Shabbat & Day 18 Passover Services/Yizkor, Sanctuary
Babysitting, 1st Preschool Classroom
Program for 2nd - 5th Graders, 2nd Preschool Classroom
Mini-Minyan, 3rd Preschool Classroom
Tot Shabbat, Library
GOOD & WELFARE...
Mazel Tov to ...
Steve & Rosie Obrand on the birth of their granddaughter, Abby Lea Obrand (daughter of David & Ilana).
Mark & Sue Schor (grandparents), Sy & Pearl Schor (great grandparents), Brandi & Jeff Ginsburg (aunt & uncle), and Joey Schor (uncle) ... on the birth of Lucas David Schor (son of David Schor & Heather Blackman).
Condolences to ...
Karen Loeb on the passing of her sister Alyse Cohen Paris Marvin & Marlene Feldman, Bill Feldman, Shawn Feldman, and Juli Richardson on the passing of their cousin Jory Prume.
Refuah Shlaymah to ...
Fred Engel, Shira Merenstein
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.
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.
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.
Passover Service Schedule:
Friday, April 29, 9:30 AM
Passover Day 7 Services (w/Nosh & Drash)
Shabbat, April 30, 9:30 AM
Passover Day 8 Services (incl. Yizkor)
Rabbi's Talmud Class re-booting!
Rabbi Gerson will start a new Talmud Class for Adults, which will meet on Sundays starting in May. The focus will be Tractate Shabbat. Please email or call the Rabbi if you wish to learn more, or to sign up for the class.
The Chesed team needs YOU!
Please volunteer to help fellow members in times of need (such as illness, a death in the family, a new baby), by providing meals, visiting, offering rides, running errands, and helping in other ways. When you sign up, you can specify which kinds of help you are able to provide. We will contact you only when that kind of need arises, and then you can help out as your schedule allows. It's so easy to be part of the Chesed team, and you can make such a difference. Join us by clicking
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Rodef Shalom needs Greeters for Shabbat Services!
Want to meet more Rodef members? Come join the Greeter team! Greeters work Saturday mornings once every 2 months from 9:00 AM until about 11:00 AM. Grab a cup of coffee and a snack at Shul Bucks and help Rodef be a warm and welcoming community. All are welcome to participate and schedules can be changed when necessary. For more information, contact Ellie Woodward:
or text (720) 210-8920.
Colorado Faith Communities United Against Gun Violence Rapid Response Network
Are you concerned about gun violence in our community and nation? We would like to grow the number of Rodef Shalom members who participate in the Colorado Faith Communities United Against Gun Violence Rapid Response Network. Network members make themselves available to contact State Legislators or other governmental officials when bills regarding guns come before legislative committees. If you're interested in learning more about this important and not-very-time-consuming effort, contact Ev Hutt at
Support Fund for the Gruenwald Family
As many of you know, Koby Gruenwald, son of HEA Associate Rabbi Salomon & Melanie Gruenwald, has been hospitalized and is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. Rodef Shalom members are encouraged to join the rest of the community in prayers for Koby (Yaakov Rani ben Margalit) and to contribute to the special fund that has been set up by our sister congregation to help the family handle their medical expenses, which Rabbi Gerson will facilitate through his Rabbi's Discretionary Fund. If you are so inclined, please send a contribution made out to Congregation Rodef Shalom, with "Gruenwald Fund" in the memo line to the Rodef Shalom office.
Click HERE for details of these events and happenings in the Jewish community outside of Rodef Shalom.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado presents
Understanding DNA Testing and the DNA of the Jewish People with FTDNA CEO Bennett Greenspan.
May 1, 10:00 - 3:00 PM,
Denver JCC, Social Hall, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver
Click HERE for more details.
Save the Date: Denver Jewish Student Connection presents The Jewish Hero Project
Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 PM
ADL 2016 Governor's Holocaust Remembrance Program
Wednesday, May 4, 6:00 PM, Temple Emanuel
The program includes a candle-lighting ceremony and has traditionally featured a special 'Message to Colorado' from the Governor along with a keynote program. Click HERE for details.
Love Thy Nature Film Screening
Monday, May 16, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Sie Film Center
2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.
for more details.
Colorado Hebrew Chorale Upcoming Concerts
- Annual Yom Hashoah Program
Colorado Hebrew Chorale At The Hebrew Educational AllianceMay 18
- Shalom Aleichem In Story And Song
Colorado Hebrew Chorale At The Sam Gary Branch Of Denver Public LibraryMay 22 & 26
- Kol Nashim Presents Woman To Woman 2016 At Congregation Beth Evergreen And Temple SinaiJune 3
- A Musical Sampler
Kol Nashim In Colorado Springs At The Julian Chapel At The Broadmoor Hotel
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