The Rodef Sholom office will close at 3 pm on December 24 and 31 and be closed on December 25.
Study & Torah
Torah with Soul
Shabbat mornings, 9:15 am*, Inner Conference Room
Join us for soul-lifting Torah for learners of all levels and ages.
*Note: on the 3rd Saturday of the month, December 15, 8:30 am, weather permitting, Torah with Soul will become Torah on the Trails with a member of our clergy for a good hike and some good learning. Contact Pete in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479.3441 for the location of this month’s trailhead. If it’s raining, we’ll meet in the ICR at our normal time.
Tot Shabbat, December 1 and 15, 9:30 (December 15 will be our Chanukah party!)
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month
Jonathan Bayer, the rock star for the pre-school crowd, will be using movement and song to introduce young children to Shabbat morning services. Come with your child or grandchild and learn developmentally appropriate Jewish rituals and prayers that you can take home. Hear an interactive story and experience Shabbat in a new way, whether you are new to Jewish prayer or ready to help Jonathan lead! No RSVP necessary. Everyone welcome!
Tuesdays, 11 am, Trope class with Cantor David Margules
Come and join Cantor David this fall in a new trope class. The weekly sessions will focus on decoding the cantillation symbols and applying them to various texts in the bible. Students will come away with a greater appreciation of our scripture as well as the origins of Jewish music. The class is free and open to all although some knowledge of Hebrew is helpful. RSVP to David at 479.3441 or email@example.com.
The Secrets of Matzah Ball Soup with Chef Jeff Kirshbaum and Rabbi Michael Lezak
Tuesday, December 11, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Chicken soup-a.k.a. "Jewish Penicillin" - is perhaps the most iconic of Jewish dishes. Learn how to cook up the perfect pot and to make light-as-a-feather matzo balls with Chef Jeff Kirshbaum and his class sous chef, Rabbi Lezak. $20 drop-in (includes all ingredients to make soup). For information about other classes in this series or to register, visit http://www.marinjcc.org/cjp or call 444.8000.
Thursday, December 13, 7 pm: Women of Rodef Sholom Chanukah Membership social, JCC Lounge
Come celebrate Chanukah and dance the hora at our Membership Social. We will be dancing with Sara Kupor, Israeli dance instructor extraordinaire and principal dancer with Tzahalah in Seattle. Bring your menorahs and candles for what is sure to be a fun-filled evening. Continue the WRS Hanukkah tradition: Bring new socks which will be gifted to Marin's less fortunate. RSVP to Claudia Belshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by December 12. We hope to see you there!
Men’s Spiritual Journey
2nd Monday of each month (December 10) 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Come join this group, which has discussed such things in the past as life journeys, religious backgrounds, differing relationships to God, Torah portions, and roles as Jewish fathers, husbands, and men. For more information, please contact Mike Ralston (firstname.lastname@example.org), Steve Saxe (StevenSaxe@pacbell.net) or Michael Weinberger (email@example.com).
No Lunch Bunch this month
The Mitzvah Kitchen
Chef Jeff Kirshbaum and his volunteer crew bake challah and cook “Mitzvah” meals every Thursday for congregants facing times of need or celebrating a simcha. Volunteers are needed to help deliver these challot and meals. If you can deliver a meal, please contact Pete in advance, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479.3441; If you can deliver challah before the end of Shabbat, just come by the lobby on Thursday afternoon after 2 pm or any time on Friday to pick them up.
Challah Subscription and/or Artisan Bread Club
How would you like to take home a mouth-watering loaf of challah, straight from our Mitzvah Kitchen ovens, every Shabbat? Consider a challah subscription! Or try Chef Jeff’s weekly artisan creations, such as French country, whole wheat, rye, semolina, rosemary olive, and more, by subscribing to the Mitzvah Kitchen's Artisan Bread Club. Sign up, and every Thursday afternoon, a fresh hand-baked loaf of artisan bread will be waiting for you at the temple.
Subscription information: January 3 through March 7
All Mitzvah Kitchen subscription money goes to support youth education at Rodef Sholom. Subscription rates for ten weeks: $40 challah, $50/artisan loaf, or a special price of $70/both artisan and challah. Treat your tummy right. Contact Pete at email@example.com or 479.3441 for more information and to subscribe.
Job Connections Network
Our Job Connection Network allows congregants to support each other during these difficult economic times. If you have an employment opportunity available--even a temporary one--please consider a Rodef Sholom congregant and let us know; If you are looking for employment, also let us know, and we will do our best to help you. Contact Moji at 479.3441 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking for other employment services, contact Jewish Vocational Services at 391.3600; and Norma Barnes, Coordinator of Marin Professionals, a program of the Employment Development Department, at 507.2114 or email@example.com.
Illuminate your next simcha with a WRS candelabra! Simply call our gift shop in the JCC to reserve one for a modest rental contribution of $18. Special candles are available for purchase, as well.