Yom Chamishi, 18 Tishri 5777

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Upcoming Events
Rodef Music Underground
Saturday, October 22, 7:45 PM, at the home of Ali & Jason Hill
The #1 Community Jewish House Concert Series in Denver featuring the Samuel Edgar Band! Get your babysitters, grab your friends, get ready to eat some amazing food and drinks, and get ready to Rock and Roll! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.
Abrahamic Initiative in the Sukkah
Sunday, October 23, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, Rodef Shalom Sukkah
Please join us as we welcome our Muslim, Christian and Jewish friends from the Abrahamic Initiative to learn about the holiday of Sukkot in the Rodef Shalom Sukkah. Free - All are welcome, but please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to register so that we can plan for refreshments.
Sisterhood Soup in the Sukkah
Sunday, Oct 23, 3 - 5 PM, Rodef Shalom Sukkah 
Join sisterhood for some hot soup, warm bread, dessert, and cider, plus some fun and games in the sukkah. The cost is for a member $8 & non-member $10. Pay at the Sukkah but need to RSVP by Sun, Oct 18 to Robin at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to let us know or mail/drop off a check to Rodef. Babysitting is available.
Avenues and Intersections
Interfaith Program with St. Luke's Episcopal Church & Rodef Shalom
Wednesday, November 2, 9, 30; December 7 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Classes facilitated by Dr. Gordon Tucker & Rabbi Bernard Gerson. Each evening, after a brief introduction to the topic du jour, we will break into small discussion groups, then come together as the entire group at the end of the evening to summarize the discussions. Free and open to all! Please RSVP to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . St. Luke's Episcopal Church: 1270 Poplar Street (corner of Quebec and 12th), Denver & Congregation Rodef Shalom.
Medicare 101: What is New?
Sunday, November 13, 11:30 AM, Rodef Shalom
Medicare expert Pat Cook, RN, BSN, MA, will discuss a variety of changes to the Medicare system. You will not want to miss this informational session.RSVP HERE. In cooperation with Kavod on the Road. Free and open to the community.
The 2016 Ballot Through the Lens of a Conservative Rabbi, Rabbi Gerson's online essay about the importance of the 2016 Election and insights on selected ballot questions is now available for viewing at
Our holiday celebrations for the month of Tishrei will be capped by our Simchat Torah Happy Hour, Hakkafot, and Torah Reading on Tuesday afternoon, October 25 beginning at 4:30 pm. Join Rabbi Gerson, Cantor Saul, and Shir Rodef musicians for 90 minutes of spirited singing and dancing.
Shabbat With a Backbeat will make its 2016-17 debut on Saturday, November 19, with a full morning of music and ruach led by Cantor Saul and Shir Rodef. A newly orchestrated Parallel Service without instruments will occur in the Chapel of the Mizel Museum Building. Subsequent SWAB Dates are: December 17, January 14, February 18, March 18, April 15, and May 20.  
Congregation Rodef Shalom Library Overflow Book Sale
Thursday, November 3 - Sunday, November 13
Our annual book sale is back! The book sale will run during regular Office Hours in the hallway outside the office wing. The book sale is NOT open on Shabbat. If you have books to donate to this fundraiser, please do not bring them to the library until October 26 through November 1, 2016 as the library space is used during the High Holidays. They can be placed in boxes on the floor of the library. Please call Sherrie Davidson if you have any questions, 303-750-7083. *Please, NO Hebrew School texts.  During the book sale a container will be available for your donations as the books will not be priced. The profits all go to support our synagogue so please be generous! Pay what you think the item(s) are worth from Sunday through Friday.

Open auditions for the PPPP Purim Shpiel (the only community-wide shpiel in the Rocky Mountain Region) are Sunday, December 4, at 3:00 PM at Rodef and Wednesday, December 7, at 6:30 PM at the HEA. This year's shpiel is an original adaptation of the Broadway hit, Jersey Boys, written & directed by our own Miryam Raizen and Michal Peer. No experience and no singing talent is necessary to participate in the shpiel and anyone between 9 and 90 years young are invited to participate. Register NOW for the audition at Do not delay! For more information, visit the website ( or email Gail deVore ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The shpiel is co-sponsored by Rodef Shalom and the HEA.
October 22, 2016 - 20 Tishrei 5777 
Light Candles Friday: 5:53 PM
Shabbat Ends: 6:50 PM
Torah / Annual & Trienniel Cycle: Exodus 33:12 - 34:16; Numbers 28:26-31 
Haftarah Reading: Ezekiel 38:18 - 39:16
9:00 AM 
Shul-Bucks Shabbat Coffee House 
9:30 AM 
Shabbat Services, Sanctuary 
9:30 AM 
Babysitting, 1st Preschool Classroom 
11:15 AM
Tot Shabbat/Library, Mini-Minyan /Youth Lounge
Condolences to ... 
Bonnie Merenstein on the death of her nephew Byrne Maryn 
Refuah Shlaymah to ... 
Elaine Tinter 
Mazel Tov to ... 
Brett & Barbara Radetsky on the birth of their son
Tanakh & Tabloids
Thursday, October 20, 11:00 AM, Library
Talmud Class
Sunday, October 23, 10:45 AM, Library  
for the week ending...
October 15 
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 Scents
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.
Giving Opportunities

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
Did you know you can really help Rodef Shalom by shopping as you normally do? Just go and choose Congregation Rodef Shalom as your preferred charity. Then, each time you shop, just go to that site and you will donate .5% of your purchase to Rodef Shalom! Easy, peasy! Thank you! 
King Soopers Cards are a wonderful way to support Rodef Shalom! Here is how it works: 1. Pick up your card - with $5 already on it - from the Rodef office during business hours or let us know to send one to you. 2. When you are ready to check out, tell the check-out person that you want to add money to your card before they start ringing up your groceries. There is no need to go to the courtesy counter to add money to your card. If you use a credit card, there is no credit card fee and you get the points. You can also add money to your card after your groceries have been rung up. 3. Use your card to pay whenever you checkout. 4. Rodef Shalom receives 5% of the amount you put on your card! Thank you for supporting Rodef Shalom! Michele Campbell, Executive Director
Help Rodef Shalom get it's game on. We need 6-8 volunteers for our weekly Sunday Bingo session. Contact Sherrie Davidson.
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.
In the Community... 
The Colorado Hebrew Chorale & Kol Nashim
More information about both choirs and upcoming concerts are available on our website:
JFS at the JCC Seeks More Participants for Yiddish Club and Poker Games
"Lomir Redn Yiddish" (Let's Speak Yiddish) 
1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 2:00 PM
JCC Denver, 350 South Dahlia Street (through August, it is held in the JEWISHcolorado Boardroom). Cost: $5.00 per session.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 to 3:30 PM
JCC Denver, 350 South Dahlia Street
If women are interested in participating in an all-women's game or anyone already has a group, but would like to play at the JCC, call Suzi Malman at (303) 316-6358. Drop-ins are always welcome. If there is enough interest, games can be added on additional days.
PresenTense Colorado's social entrepreneurship Fellowship helps Jewish high school students develop a project around an issue they're passionate about. PresenTense Colorado's six-month Fellowship engages participants in the entrepreneurial process, pairs them with a Mentor, and gives them the opportunity to apply for up to $1,000 in funding to bring their project to life. All the while, they're meeting other Jewish teens from Denver and Boulder who are as passionate and driven as they are. Applications are due September 30th and can be found at

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado
Click HERE for upcoming events.

Bereavement Support Group
Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, October 26 through December 21 (not meeting the week of Thanksgiving), Jewish Family Service, 3201 South Tamarac Drive, Denver
Rafael Spiritual Healing Services at Jewish Family Service to facilitate group.For more information or to register, contact Arleen Gershen at (720) 248-4598 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Neustadt JAAMM Fest
November 3 - 21,  JCC Denver
The Denver JAAMM Fest is a celebration of Jewish life featuring dynamic authors, books, movies, music, dance and theatre. Tickets on sale now! Pre-JAAMM event information JAAMM event information
Mekonen: The Journey of the African Jew
Saturday, November 12, Doors open 7:30 PM, BMH-BJ, 560 South Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO 80224
With Special Guest Speaker Raphael Shore, Film Producer. Dessert reception to follow. For more information please contact Della Jultak at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rose Youth Foundation Accepting Applications
Rose Youth Foundation is a program at Rose Community Foundation that brings together a diverse group of Jewish and interfaith-Jewish youth, in grades 10 through 12, who want to make a real difference by learning about philanthropy and becoming grant-makers. The group will work together to decide what granting $60,000 in a Jewish way means to them. For details, click HERE. To apply, click  HERE.

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