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Yom Shishi, 28 Heshvan 5775

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November 20 - November 26,  2014

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Shabbat Sneak Peak

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"Sneak Peak" the Torah Portion, Candle Lighting Times, and special celebrations planned for this Shabbat Morning.  







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Shabbat Beginnings:
Welcoming Shabbat With Spirit and Song

Friday, November 21, 6:15 PM, 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 at 6:40 p.m. Transliteration pamphlets will be available for full inclusion. Free and open to the community.


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Rabbi's Tisch

Saturday, November 22, 12:15 PM, Social Hall

Enjoy socializing and learning with Rabbi Gerson following Shabbat morning services.  This is a fun and relaxed setting in which you can pose questions you have always wondered about! Free and open to all.



"Soups On"

It's that time of year again!  Yummy soups are available for purchase from Mark Millenson Catering.   New this year, will be "hot off the grill", made to order parve Latkes and Homemade Chunky Applesauce. Soups are sold in quart containers and are fresh frozen to keep until you need them. Latkes are sold by the dozen and also available; gluten free! Applesauce sold by the pint. All items are prepared under the kosher supervision of the Rodef Shalom kitchen, and benefit the kitchen upkeep and equipment. Pre-order by Noon, Friday, December 5, and then picked up December 16-19 

What a great way to help our kitchen and stock up your freezer at the same time!  Don't forget to buy some for your friends and relatives as the weather begins to change.  

Forms are available in the office and online.


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End of Shabbat Shmooze

Saturday, December 6, 4:15 PM, Lobby

Join this lively end to Shabbat with Rabbi Gerson.  Meet in the Rodef Shalom Lobby for light refreshments, and conclude with Havdallah approximately one hour later.

Topics of conversation will change monthly.  Free and open to all. We look forward to your participation! Information:  303-399-0035



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Rodef Shalom Sisterhood

"Consignment Syhmeling"
Sunday, December 7, 12:00 PM

Meet in the parking lot of Rodef Shalom and carpool to five different consignment shops that sell clothing and home furnishings. We will leave promptly at noon and return before 4:30 pm.


Eat a light lunch before, but know that each lovely shop will be serving drinks and food. We will be having designated drivers and the majority of you will be able to enjoy the luxury of being chauffeured! 

 The cost will be $10 per person and the proceeds will be donated to the Women's Bean Project. 

Feel free to invite your mother, sister, cousin, best friend, shul bubby, neighbor ..... 

 RSVP before Thanksgiving to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 303-420-2778 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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Jews Around The World

"Let's Take a Walk Along the Silk Road"
A "Snapshot" of our Jewish Culture in China 

Sunday, December 14, 11:00 AM, Library

The program will include light refreshments. Donations welcomed and RSVPs are encouraged so that we may prepare accordingly. Drop-ins are always welcomed as well. Presented by Ellie Woodward. Open to the community! RSVP Online HERE! Information:  303-399-0035.


Get Involved

It's not too late to make a donation for the Kol Nidre appeal.   Any and all gifts are so helpful in supporting our congregation to do the programming, religious and educational activities that make us special.   And it's easy!   Just hit the "donate" button at the top of the Rodef website and click on "Donate to this Fund" under "General Donations".  Thank you!  

Michele Campbell, Executive Director



Gift Shop 


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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, a percentage of your online purchases at over 1400 stores is donated to Rodef Shalom... at absolutely no cost to you!  Stores include,  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.


Good and Welfare

Condolences to ...

Leah Peer on the passing of her father, David Louis Keusch


Refuah Shlaymah to ...

Pearl Schor


Community Events 



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Inside the McNichols Building at Civic Center
144 West Colfax, Denver CO 80202

Mark the third night of Chanukah with the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Stories on Stage. Come to the McNichols Building on December 18th for food, fun, music, stories and of course, traditions. Admission is free, but bring your own menorah...

RSVP is appreciated: Info: (303) 355-0232




Making Peace Possible: Bringing Together an American Jewish Response
Thursday, December 18, 7:00 PM, Temple Emanuel

Three prominent national Jewish community leaders discuss the path to Israeli-Palestinian peace and the current challenges to Israel’s Jewish and democratic values. 


Program offered free of charge. RSVP requested –

For additional information:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 303-748-4815



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PJ Library



FREE Children's books for Jewish children ages 6 months to 5 years old!  PJ Library is now available to families in Colorado to receive one FREE book per month!  The first books are scheduled to be mailed in July.  Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! 



Radio Chavura     

Radio Chavura on 990 KRKS AM features a diverse range of guests that includes authors, artists, students, and congregational leaders. This multi-generational show will make you laugh, cry, and reminisce.  Listen each Sunday evening at 6:30 PM -

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