August 14 - August 20, 2014
Introducing Gerson's Gleanings ... A weekly blog of a quick perspective of the weekly Torah Portion.
Gerson's Gleanings can be found in the Quick Links section of the weekly eNews, and rodef-shalom.org/ About Us/Spiritual Leaders.
Shabbat Sneak Peak
"Sneak Peak" the Torah Portion, Candle Lighting Times, and special celebrations planned for this Shabbat Morning.
Every Shabbat Morning
11:15 AM, Library
Ages birth- 4 years
Kehilat Rodef Religious School
Enjoy this fascinating and informative 3-part series at Rodef Shalom focusing on the Jews who live all across the globe!
The program will include light breakfast fare.
Sunday, August 24, 11:00 AM
The Jews of India
Sandra Bornstein, the author of the award-winning memoir, May This Be the Best Year of Your Life, will discuss how her peaceful and predictable Colorado life was forever changed after she relocated to Bangalore, India. Using photographs, video clips, and words, she will share a few highlights of her journey and what she learned about the Jews of India.
Upcoming dates: November 9 - The Hidden Jews of Shephard
December 14 - The Jews of China
Tuesday, August 26, 9:30 AM
Are you a fan of America’s favorite pastime, baseball? Are you a fan of history or music? Do you just like to learn or have fun? Come to Rodef Shalom for a morning of baseball trivia, music, history and costumes. A presentation by Rabbi Steven Rubenstein and others will highlight the program coordinated by Kavod On The Road and Rodef Shalom. Light baseball snacks will be provided! Suggested donations of $5.00 pp accepted. RSVPs strongly encouraged so that we may plan accordingly, either online (Members, Non-Members) or at 303-399-0035.
Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build Day
Thursday, August 28, 8 AM - 4 PM. We are co-sponsoring with Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church. Our interfaith coalition is building a three bedroom, 2 story townhome in Sable Ridge (Montbello) for a single mother who has four daughters. We hope you will participate on either or both build dates. For more information, please contact Leslie Tjarks (303-220-0189) or Janet Smith (303-755-4333). Also feel free to check out our website: www.hiadenver.org.
Friday, September 5, 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.
Upcoming dates include: November 21 and December 12
Free and open to the community.
Sunday, September 7, Cook Park, 3:00 PM
Get your game on at our Annual Picnic in the Park! Come enjoy the last bit of summer at Cook Park where we will once again have fun games, food and face painting! Everyone is invited – friends, family, prospective members (who are free)!
Kabbalat Shabbat @ Home
Friday, September 12, 6:30 PM
Home of Harvey & Fran Cohen
Annual Picnic in the Park
Please take time to visit our Gift Shop. Barbara Raizen and Barbara Robbins devote much time and care to bring you unique gifts for all your gift giving needs. Proceeds go to the shul.
King Soopers CardsRemember 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.
Member to Member
We have a winner!!! Dan Hyman was the 180th "Like" on the Rodef Shalom Facebook Page. With that distinction, he will receive a $100.00 gift card of his choice, as well as an honor on the High Holy Days. Mazel Tov, Dan!
Dues renewal letters were mailed to members in July. Please be sure to open your letter and return the form. Call Michele Campbell, Rodef’s new Executive Director, with any questions about your dues - I am happy to speak with you. --Michele
Good & Welfare
Mazel Tov to ...
Ray Merenstein & Ilana Steinberg on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Hannah last Shabbat.
Bonnie Merenstein on the Bat Mitzvah of her granddaughter Hannah last Shabbat.
Larry & Leslie Englander on the engagement of their son Alex to Eva Levy.
The Rodef Shalom Men in Green for advancing to the "Final Four" in the Denver Jewish Softball League Playoffs with an 8-7 victory over the JCC Sox.
Honey for the Holidays
We want to help you start the year off as sweet as honey! We are selling honey for you to use at your own table, bring as a hostess gift, or send to love ones. Katelyn's Honey is pure, unprocessed honey from Kentucky and is made by over 400 colonies of bees! It is certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. Send it to your friends, family, or purchase it for yourself and it will arrive in time for Rosh Hashanah
Click here to order or come by the office to fill out a form.
All orders must be received no later than August 25th.
Better Business Bureau: Promoting Trust
August 28, 5:45 PM, Kavod Senior Life (formerly Allied Jewish Apartments)
"Better Business Bureau: Promoting Trust" invites the audience to learn about the many functions of the BBB of Denver/Boulder, and how it advances trust in the marketplace. Information about BBB outreach, dispute resolution, new developments in public information, accreditation, programs of the BBB Foundation and more will be shared. This is an excellent chance to engage with this unique not-for-profit organization that has served communities throughout the nation for more than 100 years.
Speaker: Megan Herrera, Communications Director
Cost: Members $15.00 (pre-registration required)
Nonmembers: $20.00 (pre-registration required)
At the door: $25.00
Heavy appetizers and refreshments
Click here for more informtion.
September Dining Event at Brio Tuscan Grill in Cherry Creek
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 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 - www.chavura.com .