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Welcome To Rodef Shalom!

We are a vibrant and family-friendly Conservative, egalitarian synagogue located in the heart of the Jewish community in Denver. We are proud to be one of the oldest Conservative congregations in Denver. 

Our name Rodef Shalom  means "pursuit of peace", which speaks to our dream of a community where all Jews come together as a single entity. In that spirit, we welcome all guests would wish to join us. 

We're proud to represent a cross-section of the Jewish population, from our founding senior members and older recent residents to families with children of all ages, single parents and their families, singles and couples with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and many young people seeking connection to the Jewish community.

We feature a dynamic egalitarian Conservative philosophy that serves as the foundation for our services as a house of prayer, a house of learning and a community. We are committed to expressing our Jewish identities through spiritual, educational, and social moments of communal connection and personal growth.

After many hours of effort and a ton of hard work, the Rodef Shalom Rabbi Search Committee has narrowed our Rabbi search down to three finalists. You can meet all three candidates here.

We've invited these finalists to visit our community and continue their interview process in person and we invite the entire community to join us to meet with our Rabbi candidates. 

Please Save these Dates To Meet The Rabbi Candidates:

February 2-5 - Rabbi Josh Wohl, Agudath Achim Congregation - Altoona, PA
February 14-15 - Rabbi David Paskin, Palm Beach and Broward county Jewish communities 
February 23-26 - Rabbi Rachel Kobrin, Congregation Adath Jeshurin - Elkins Park, PA

More information about the Rabbi Search including details of the visitation weekends can be  found here.

Upcoming Events

 
  • Friday
    Feb 23
     
     
    Kabbalat Shabbat & Shmooze

    Friday, Feb 23rd 5:30p to 8:30p
    Please join us at Rodef Shalom for dinner, services, and dessert with rabbinical candidate, Rachel Kobrin.

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  • Saturday
    Feb 24
     
     
    Havdalah and Learning with Rabbi Rachel Kobrin

    Shabbat, Feb 24th 6:30p to 8:00p
    Havdalah and learning with rabbinic candidate, Rachel Kobrin, for Rodef members who are up-to-date in paying their membership contribution.

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday
    Feb 25
     
     
    2018 Community Purim Shpiel

    Sunday, Feb 25th 4:00p to 5:00p
    The Perpetually Perplexed Purim Players Production of "The Wonderful Esther of Shushan" - an original telling of the traditional Purim story with a Wizard of Oz theme. Free!

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday
    Feb 25
     
     
    Purim Pancake Pajama Party

    Sunday, Feb 25th 5:30p to 7:30p
    A Pancake Party (breakfast for dinner!), crafts for the kids and hamantashen! Wear your PJs or a costume! RSVP, please!

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 27
     
     
    Bein Adam L’Chaveiro: Our Duty Towards Others

    Tuesday, Feb 27th 6:30p to 8:00p
    Co-taught by Rabbi Bernard Gerson and Marlene Richter. Rabbi Gerson will glean from several years of study and reflection about the purpose of religion and the mandate of Jews as “people of faith” to relate to each other and care for those who are less fortunate. We will examine Biblical and Rabbinic passages as well as case scenarios.

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 Hamantashen for Sale
Once again, amazingly delicious, kosher, pareve, hamantaschen will be for sale from the Rodef Shalom kitchen and Mark Millenson. Five flavors will be available: raspberry, apricot, prune, poppy and, of course, chocolate! Cost: $18.00 per dozen; $10.00 per ½ dozen; $2.00 each. PLEASE NOTE: This year, there will be NO PRE-SALES! Hamantaschen will be available for sale beginning Monday, February 26 at Rodef Shalom. There will be plentiful supplies, so don't fret! Bring home the best hamantaschen in the city to all your friends and family! 
Hamantashen sales at Rodef Shalom: Monday, February 26 - 2:00-6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, February, 27 - 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Wednesday, February, 28 - Noon-6:00 p.m.

2018 Purim Shpiel
Sunday, February 25, 4:00 p.m., Rodef Shalom

You will not want to miss this year's production of the Perpetually Perplexed Purim Players Production of "The Wonderful Esther of Shushan" an original telling of the traditional Purim story with a Wizard of Oz theme. Plan to bring your family and friends for this hilarious show - we guarantee you will enjoy every second! Free to the entire community. Co-sponsored by Congregation Rodef Shalom and the Hebrew Educational Alliance.

Purim Pajama Pancake Party
Sunday, February 25, 5:30 p.m., Social Hall

Bring the whole family for an afternoon/evening of Purim festivities! After the Purim Shpiel at 4pm, you are invited to stay for a Pancake Party (Breakfast for dinner!) – cooked and served by our Board of Directors! Crafts for the kids and hamantashen – both to eat and for sale! Don’t forget to wear your PJs or a costume! Fun guaranteed for one and all!  Cost for Pancake Party: $5.00 per person or $25.00 per family. Advance RSVPs online HERE or at 303-399-0035. 

Family Megillah Reading 
Wednesday, February 28, 5:00 p.m., Sanctuary 

A fun, family-friendly reading of the Megillah, complete with music and hamantashen! Madregot students will help with the reading/play. Open to everyone! Costumes encouraged! Free! 

Family Pizza Seudah
Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 p.m., Library

Enjoy a light meal after the Family Megillah Reading, or before the Traditional Megillah Reading! $5.00 per person / $20 per family. Please RSVP in advance!

Full Megillah Reading 
Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Now Offering Infant Care!

Rodef Shalom Early Childhood Education Center offers a nurturing play-based environment, small class sizes and highly qualified teachers. For more information, to schedule a tour, or to enroll, please visit our Preschool pages.

  • Infant Room - Starting at 2 months
  • Classrooms - 12 months through Pre-K
  • Early Care and Extended Care program

Tot Shabbat

Join Tefillah Toucan and a great group of friends and family for the funnest Shabbat morning programming in Denver.

Bring your little ones for some fun with friends while we sing our way through Shabbat - and be ready for a super Shabbat story.

Join us every Shabbat at 11:15 am!

Bingo

Play Bingo every Sunday at 11:30 am at the Turn of the Century bingo hall located at 1921 South Havana Street (Havana and Jewell). 

We need 6-8 volunteers each session. No experience necessary. Come have fun and help Rodef Shalom raise $$.

For more information or to volunteer please visit our Bingo page.

Tanakh & Tabloids

A community study forum led by Rabbi Gerson in the Rodef Shalom Library. Sessions are divided into two, half-hour components. 

Reading and discussion of a chapter of the Tanakh (Bible) in English, and discussion of timely and relevant news stories. No charge and no reservations are required.

 

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