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Shabbat Services

Torah crownsOur main weekly service begins at 9:30 am. It is recited primarily in Hebrew, with the inclusion of English readings and prayers, the Rabbi's sermon, and sometimes discussions presented by other members and scholars. We are a Conservative egalitarian synagogue and read Torah on a triennial cycle. Men and women share service participation. Members are encouraged to read Torah, chant Haftarah, and/or lead the Preliminary, Shacharit and/or Musaf services. Members are encouraged to participate in a way that is comfortable for them.

A variety of other opportunities are available for service attendees in addition to leading a service, such as opening the Aron Hakodesh (The Holy Ark), carrying the Torah, or witnessing the Torah recitation. Our Cantor is present to lead the Shacharit and Musaf on at least two Shabbat mornings per month. If you would like to participate in a Shabbat service, please contact Rabbi Gerson at Rabbi.Gerson@rodef-shalom.org.

 

Shabbat with a BackBeat

SWBSeveral times each year, the singers and musicians of Shir Rodef lead a musical Shabbat morning service that engages and energizes worshipers of all ages. A fully complete service liturgically, Shabbat with a Backbeat sets the traditional prayers to contemporary, easy to learn melodies.

Those familiar with the music of Craig Taubman, Debbie Friedman, Rich Recht and Julie Silver will enjoy the folksy, comfortable feel of this prayer experience. Our own Cantor Saul adds his compositions to the mix as well. The service is held in the synagogue's sanctuary.

Click here to listen to the Music of Shabbat with a Backbeat on SoundCloud.

 

Parallel Service

SWBOnce per month, usually on the same date as Shabbat with a Backbeat, a parallel service with full Torah reading and repetition of the Musaf amidah takes place in the upstairs chapel in the Mizel Building. The Parallel Service is led by volunteers, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to sign up for a role.

To sign up, please visit the Parallel Service Sign-up Doc.

At the end of the Parallel Service and the service in the main sanctuary, our whole community will join together in the social hall for Kiddush.

 

Shabbat Under the Stars

SUS-for-webShabbat Under the Stars is for all ages. This family friendly service, which takes place under the beautiful Colorado sky, is held during the summer months in our Rodef Shalom Meditation Garden, located between our main building and the school building.

Led by Cantor Saul Rosenthal along with the singers and musicians of Shir Rodef, it is a wonderful way to welcome Shabbat together with fellow congregants.  Your little ones can enjoy the pre-school playground nearby and Rabbi Gerson offers stories and activities for all youth as part of the evening.

 

 

 

RABBI'S AFTER KIDDUSH Shabbat Tisch

Rabbis-Tisch-for-webCome learn with Rabbi Gerson in an informal setting at this lively, interactive discussion. No charge and no reservations are required. Please check our calendar for dates and times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EnD of Shabbat SICHA


End of Shabbat Shmooze for webRabbi's End of Shabbat Sicha is a relaxed time to learn, ask questions and socialize with Rabbi Gerson and others. No charge. No reservations required. Please check our calendar for dates and times.

 

 

 

 

 

Kabbalat Shabbat @ Home


oa-6Several times each year members open their homes for a warm and welcoming Kabbalat Shabbat experience. Attendees are led through the prayers and songs appropriate for welcoming Shabbat and enjoy a pot luck, dairy/vegetarian dinner between the two services of Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma-ariv. There is no cost to take part, just a contribution of a dairy or pareve side dish or desert. Please check our calendar for Kabbalat Shabbat@Home dates and times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shabbat Tables


Shabbat Tables for webShabbat Tables is a Shabbat dinner gathering with the traditional blessings and no formal service. Member hosts are paired with guests who express an interest in attending. The host(s) provides the main dish, while guests are given food assignments. Rabbi Gerson provides hosts with a topic for discussion, which becomes the focal point of an informal dinner discussion. Shabbat Tables offers adult dinner gatherings, as well as "family-friendly" gatherings.  Please contact Shabbat Tables if you are interested in being a host or guest.

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