July 17 - July 23, 2014
Shabbat Sneak Peak
"Sneak Peak" the Torah Portion, Candle Lighting Times, and special celebrations planned for this Shabbat Morning.
No babysitting or Shabbat Discovery this Shabbat due to the holiday weekend.
Rodef Shalom Fundraiser
Join today, at no cost, to have Rodef Shalom receive $5 right away!
Join in July for Rodef Shalom to be eligible to win
a $500 or $1,000 signing bonus.
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Shabbat Under The Stars
Friday, July 11, 7:00 PM, Meditation Garden
Our popular summer service, is returning to Rodef Shalom. As in past years, an instrumental ensemble from Shir Rodef will accompany Cantor Saul, singers from Shir Rodef and the congregation for this lively, outdoor service on the patio of the Rodef Shalom Meditation Garden.
Saturday, June 28, 5:00 PM, Lobby
Enjoy this 3 - part series of learning and lemonade with Rabbi Gerson.
Other dates include: July 19 & August 16
Details to follow. Information: 303-399-0035
Rodef Shalom Book Club
Thursday, July 24, 7:30 PM, Home of
Les & Sherri Davidson
We will discuss Philip Kerr's book, The Winter Horses.
There is no charge. Open to all.
Rodef Shalom Young Adult Chihuly Exhibit
Thursday, July 24, 6:30 PM, The Denver Botanic Gardens
You're invited to join the Rodef Shalom Young Adult Group to enjoy…
The Chihuly Exhibit at The Denver Botanic Gardens
The Denver Botanic Gardens is in full bloom and is now displaying Dale Chihuly sculptures. Chihuly is famous for intricate glass blown sculptures that can be found throughout the 24 acres of the garden. Join the Rodef Shalom Young Adult Group to explore these beautiful grounds and works of art together!
Cost: $15 per adult, unless we have a group of 10 or more than $13 per person.
Tisha B'Av 5774: Exploring our Meanigful Minhagim
Monday, August 4, 7:00 PM and
Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 PM
Join Rabbi Gerson for two events in commemoration of the Ninth of Av, Judaism's saddest day, on August 4th and 5th. The Monday evening program will begin at 7:00 PM with a dairy dinner and a study of nine minhagim, or customs, that have developed among observant Jews since the Destruction of the Temple. The evening will then continue with the reading and chanting of the Scroll of Lamentations (Eicha) by Rodef members. Cost: $10 per person. RSVP or call office at 303-399-0035 by Monday, July 28, 12 Noon.
On Tuesday at 6:30 PM, we will don our tallit and tefillin for the Mincha prayers, and then learn about a tenth custom that affords us the possibility to conclude this fasting vigil and look forward to the New Year.
All events will take place at Rodef Shalom, and are open to the entire community.
Kehilat Rodef Religious School
Good & Welfare
Refuah Shaymah to ...
Fredie Halverson on the death of her husband Richard
Mazel Tov / Congratulations to ...
Elizabeth Sopher & Howard Waldstreicher on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Henry
Edra Pollin & David Dezen on the marriage of their daughter, Chelsea
Leslie Moldauer & Larry Englander on the marriage of their daughter, Andrea
Help Rodef Shalom get it's game on. We need 6-8 volunteers for our two weekly Sunday Bingo sessions. Contact Greg Pierce.
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.
Rocky Mountain Jewgrass
Wednesday, July 23, Four Mile Park
Chihuly @ Denver Botanical Gardens
Sunday, July 27, 10:00 AM
Denver Botanic Gardens presents the Rocky Mountain Region's first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly's sculptures - ranging in size and form - add bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens' 24-acre urban oasis.
Cost: $12.50 (non-members)
- a Jewish & Widowed event-
HIA (Habitat Interfaith Alliance) Happenings
Summer build dates for the HIA (Habitat Interfaith Alliance) sponsored house are here! The dates are July 11, 2014 through October 24, 2014. Rodef Shalom’s designated Sunday build date is August 3, 8 AM - 4 PM and we have just added a weekday build date, Thursday, August 28, 8 AM - 4 PM. We are co-sponsoring the Sunday build date with congregations Temple Micah and HEA and our Thursday build date 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
Six sessions, Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, CAJE Offices
"American Society through Jewish Lenses" topics and dates are as follow:
7/23 - Confronting Scandals with Yael Weinstein
7/30 - Gun Control with Rabbi Gruenwald
8/6 - Immigration Reform with Sue Parker Gerson
8/13 - Fracking with Rabbi Immerman
8/20 - LGBTQ Rights with Rabbi Lutman
8/27 - Women's Health Rights with Rabbi Gelfarb
Each session is $18; $99 for the full series
Walk-ins welcome or register at www.caje-co.org
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.
This Sunday, we speak with Rabbi Moshe Heyman of the Denver Community Kollel about the launch of its new Southeast Torah Center at 9550 E. Belleview Ave. Rabbi Heyman discusses the amazing educational opportunities offered by the Kollel at its new center.