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Hazak Happenings

Activities and Events for Our Generation


Now is the perfect time to connect with your fellow Rodef Shalom friends! We have lots of activities and events planned. All that’s needed is YOU! Browse through the events below and as always, contact Fran Cohen if you’re interested in suggesting a new event!





Hazak's 2025 Retreat will be held May 16–18, 2025. To attend, you must register with a deposit to secure your spot.

2025 Hazak Retreat Registration and Deposit

Hazak Hike @ Rawhide Trail

Mon. June 3 @ 8:00 a.m.


This 5 mile, moderately challenging hike takes about 3 hours.
There are some very lovely views of meadows and mountains, partly shaded.
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Shabbat Services

Sat, June 15 @ 9:30 a.m.

Please join us for an uplifting worship service led by and for members of Rodef Shalom's Hazak community.

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Cinema Chat

Tues, June 18 @ 4:00 p.m.

Anatomy of a Fall

Did she do it?  This compelling film presses us to answer. Join us for a discussion of this legal, psychological and complex family and courtroom drama. 

Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for Best Original Screenplay and  Oscar nominations and
BAFTA nominations including  Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director. Also, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes. 

There will be plenty to talk about!

Our discussion will be moderated by Marilyn Mishkin and Judy Fishman.


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Shabbat In The Park

Fri, June 21 @ 6:00 p.m.

Come welcome Shabbat with us under a shady pavillion. 
Cantor Saul Rosenthal will lead us in a short musical Kabbalat Shabbat service prior to dinner. 
Hazak will provide the main dish, Salmon, and participants will sign up to bring dairy or vegetarian items to round out our meal.  

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Narrative Quilt Art Exhibit

Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities
 13080 E. 19th Ave.  Aurora, CO  80045

Thurs, June 27 @ 10:00 a.m.


Please join us for a docent led tour of TWO unique exhibits.

Raw Material: Quilts by NedRa Bonds


7,000 Babies: The Legacy of Justina Ford, MD


Click here for details & sign up.


OPERA TALK Thursday.  July 11

Opera Talk

"The Girl of the Golden West Comes to Central City"
Thurs, July 11 @ 4:00 p.m.



Schlessman Library, upstairs meeting room

100 Poplar St, Denver


Neil Adelman’s talk will include the story of the opera and information about its music, origin, performance history,
the composer, and the librettist together accompanied by a powerpoint presentation of musical excerpts. 

This  presentation will help many of us become familiar with many of the facets of the opera we will see at the Central City  Opera house  July 21

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Central City Opera

Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West.  
July 21 @ 2:00 p.m.

Puccini’s masterpiece was originally set in a saloon and its environs in the
Sierra mountains during California’s gold rush.  Central City Opera’s production moves the
time and place to Central City, the Rockies, and our own gold rush.  
It will be great music and entertainment. 

Click here for ticket details.



Monthly Class on Jewish Values

First Friday of each month


9:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Rodef Shalom Library


Mah Jongg Group Weekly Gathering - B'nai Torah Congregation

Jewish Values presented by Joyce Raynor.

New people are welcome to join! No sign-up required.

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Hazak's 1st Annual Oscar Night Watch Party




Grandparents with Grandchildren Reading Book Stock Vector - Illustration of  book, lifestyle: 168457594GRANDFRIENDS!

Dawn Spector, our Rodef Preschool director, is initiating an intergenerational program linking our Hazak members with preschoolers in meaningful classroom activities. An informational meeting will be held. If interested contact Dawn at


Sun, May 26 2024 18 Iyyar 5784