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Mitzvah, Encourage, Nurture, Tutor, Outreach, Reassure (MENTOR) Orientation Session

Orientation Meeting: Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30pm


The RS MENTOR program works with children who read below grade level or need help with math. Your support, guidance, and assistance to a young person facing challenges can make a world of difference. All it takes is two free hours one day per week, along with your respect for youth, active listening skills, and empathy. For more information, or to sign up to be a mentor, contact Liz Holzman.

 

Sunday Seminar: What Do We Believe?" with Rabbi Emeritus Alan Fuchs

Over the four sessions of this course, we will trace and discuss the development of God-belief in Israelite/Jewish history. It will begin with tracing the Biblical origins of the religion of ancient Israel. It then will discuss the development of different Jewish theologies of the last two thousand years. The underlying question of the course will be: Is it necessary to believe in God in order to identify as a Jew? Some reading will be suggested. RSVP to Candice Nemoff.

LawyeRS Shabbat Dinner & Disccussion (Open to All)

LawyeRS initial meeting will feature RS member Lexa Edsall*.   Lexa was a Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg during the 1998-1999 Court term.  She will discuss her service to the Justice and other observations about the U.S. Supreme  Court from the perspective of a Justice’s Law Clerk. The program, including a dinner following Shabbat service, will be on Friday, September 13, 2019.  The event will be open to all RS members and guests.

Cost: $25 per adult, $10 per child. BYOB. RSVP here.

Sunday Seminar: "A Lifetime of Genesis' with Rabbi Henry Zoob

Rabbi Henry A. Zoob, 1955 Confirmand at Rodeph Shalom, Returns to Speak about his New Book A Lifetime of Genesis.

Rabbi Zoob, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth David in Westwood, Mass., will speak about his new book, A Lifetime of Genesis. The book features two major themes. One theme is devoted to the idea that the Covenant of Abraham provides the fundamental structure of the Book of Genesis; the second theme is that the lives of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Genesis are our lives.  

RSVP to Candice Nemoff.

Tot Shabbat

This clergy-led service is a time for babies, tots and preschoolers and their families to gather for singing, dancing and storytelling. The service is a followed by an oneg.

Mitzvah Meals

All are welcome to help shop, cook, bake, and/or deliver meals to congregants who can't get to RS easily due to health, recent birth, or mourning a loss.  Meals are prepared on the second Wednesday of each month from 5-7 PM in the RS kitchen.
 

Register here

Families with Young Children: Honey Festival at Bartram's Garden

In celebration of the Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we will be attending the Honey Festival at Bartram's Garden. Join us at 10AM in the picnic area to learn about the holiday. Followed by a day of bee-related activities, such as a honey tastings, open hive demonstrations and honey extractions, a honeybee parade for kids, and Beekeeping 101. Plus, a honey marketplace and crafts, free river boating.

RSVP in advance to Alicia Broudy.

Young Friends: Hidden RS

Did you know that Rodeph Shalom has a roof deck? That there's an apiary above the fourth floor? That there's a secret closet featuring dozens of hats willed to the community by a late congregant? Enjoy a screening of a short film about Rodeph Shalom, followed by a tour of RS's hidden highlights led by Jerry Silverman and cocktails and conversation on the roof!

RSVP to Alicia Broudy if you can join!

RS Women: Rosh Chodesh: New Moon Gatherings

Judaism follows a lunar calendar; hence our months and holidays are tied to the rhythm of the moon. Each new moon ushers in a new Jewish month, or Rosh Chodesh.

Jews celebrate Rosh Chodesh with additional liturgy and Torah readings. It has also become custom, or minhog, for Jewish women to gather and celebrate the new moon. These groups are simply known as Rosh Chodesh Groups. Women celebrate through prayer, Torah study, song, art, and meaningful discussion.

Tot Shabbat

This clergy-led service is a time for babies, tots and preschoolers and their families to gather for singing, dancing and storytelling. The service is followed by an oneg.

The W Connection

Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.
Susan Gross, RS member, former teacher and widow, leads discussions for members and their friends who are ready to rebuild and take control of their future.
For more information about The W Connection please go to www.wconnection.org.
If you are interested in coming to a group meeting, contact Catherine Fischer or Susan Gross ([email protected]).

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg will be held on the following Wednesdays this fall from 5-7pm: September 11 & 25, October 2 & 16, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18.

Tables and games will be provided. Please feel free to bring snacks. Buy your 2019 Mah Jongg card from your local Hallmark® store or online. A large print version is available.

RSVP to Karen Edelstein and Ethel Goldberg and include your level (beginning, intermediate, or advanced).

A Taste of Judaism: Designed for the Curious, Unaffiliated Beginner

This three-session experience (no cost), open to individuals and couples from all faith backgrounds, is designed for those interested in learning about Judaism. Synagogue members are not eligible to enroll. Reach out to your extended family members, future in-laws, neighbors, and friends, and offer them a 'taste' of what makes Judaism so special right here. For questions and to enroll, contact Alicia Broudy ([email protected]) or 267-930-7286.

A Taste of Judaism is an initiative of the Union for Reform Judaism.

The W Connection

Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.
Susan Gross, RS member, former teacher and widow, leads discussions for members and their friends who are ready to rebuild and take control of their future.
For more information about The W Connection please go to www.wconnection.org.
If you are interested in coming to a group meeting, contact Catherine Fischer or Susan Gross ([email protected]).

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