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Dan will join us at 6:15 pm Shabbat Services, followed by Shulchan Shabbat, our congregational Shabbat Table dinner, and then Shabbat Unplugged, our Shabbat song session hosted in a private home. RSVP to Pete at or 479.3441 for the dinner and for the location of Shabbat Unplugged.


Concert & Cuba photo presentation featuring guest Cantor Lisa Levine

Sunday, February 17, 4 pm, Sanctuary

Cantor Lisa Levine, from Temple Shalom, in Chevy Chase, has led four missions to Cuba bringing humanitarian supplies and visiting the Jewish community there. Through these visits Lisa has forged life-long relationships with many of the leaders and members of the community. Through many concerts around the island, Lisa has shared her own original compositions as well as various Jewish melodies from around the world with the Cuban Jewish community. 

Cantor David will join Lisa exploring a wide array of music including Ladino, Yiddish, Chazzanut, and Israeli songs. In addition, the program will be accompanied by narration and photos from her experiences in Cuba. This concert is open to the public and is free of charge. RSVP to Pete at or 479.3441.

Cantor-in-Residence Jonathan Comisar
Friday – Sunday, March 1 - 3 

Jonathan Comisar is an invested Cantor with a Masters in Sacred Music from the Hebrew Union College School of Sacred Music. From 2000 to 2008, he served as the cantor of Community Synagogue in Rye, New York. He is a composer of Jewish liturgical music and has received commissions and artist residencies from synagogues across North America. Cantor Comisar also has been appointed to the faculty of Hebrew Union College, where he teaches courses on music theory, arranging, and composition.

Friday, March 1, 6:15 pm Shabbat Services
This First Friday service will have a special musical flavor as we add some of Jonathan’s compositions to the mix. As usual Shabbat services will be followed by Shulchan Shabbat, our congregational Shabbat dinner. RSVP for the dinner by Monday, February 25, to Pete at or 479.3441

Saturday, March 2, 7 pm at Rodef Sholom
Beyond Fiddler on the Roof: A Concert Exploring Jewish Characters and Themes in American Musical Theater
A concert featuring Jewish composers of Broadway musical theater, with guest cantors Roz Barak of Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco; Lauren Bandman, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills; and Leigh Korn, Temple Isaiah, Lafayette. This concert is free and open to the public. RSVP to Pete at or 479.3441.

Sunday, March 3, 9:30 to 11 am, Sanctuary
A Jewish Musical Journey Around the World: Songs and stories from the tapestry of world Jewry
This will be an intimate program with Jonathan exploring Jewish music from communities around the world. RSVP to Pete at or 479.3441.

This year, we light our first Chanukah candle on Saturday, December 8, and our last candle on Sunday, December 15. To learn the blessings and how to light the candles, click here

Come and celebrate Chanukah with us: 

Sunday, December 9, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Festival of Lights celebration: Rodef Sholom is collaborating with the Osher Marin JCC and other Jewish community partners to offer a fun-filled Chanukah festival. There will be games, arts & crafts, an artisan marketplace, latkes & other yummy food, and tons of Chanukah-related activities for all ages. Stop by our booth! 

Sunday, December 9, 5 pm: Community Chanukah celebration at The Village! Come join Rodef Sholom, Chabad, Kol Shofar and the Osher Marin JCC as we light the Chanukah menorah together and celebrate one of the most important messages of Chanukah – the right to religious freedom. 

Wednesday, December 12, 11:30 am:  Zman L’Vatikim – Time for Seniors Luncheon Celebrate Chanukah with Cantor David Margules and sing songs from around the world. RSVP to Pete at 479.3441 so that we can be sure to have enough food. Let us know if you need a ride. This program is co-sponsored by Women of Rodef Sholom. 

Friday, December 14, 6:15 pm Shabbat Services:  Every year on the Shabbat during Chanukah we invite people to bring their menorahs from home to light in our sanctuary - come fill our sanctuary with light and joy and music. While you are at it, bring a new, unwrapped toy for our In the Bin program to San Rafael Santa Cop – girls’ presents are especially need! 

Saturday, December 15, 9:30 am Tot Shabbat:   We will have a Chanukah party and service for the pre-school crowd with Jonathan and yummy snacks! 

Extended Gift Shop hours – shop at the WRS/Sisterhood gift shop for all of your Chanukah needs and help support camp scholarships at Rodef Sholom! December 3 – 13: 

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Friday: 11:30 to 4 pm; and
  • Sunday: 9:30 am to 3 pm! 
See our large selection of cards, dreidels, decorations, Chanukah menorahs and much more!

Friday, December 7, 6:15 pm, Shabbat Services with Dan Nichols, followed by our Shulchan Shabbat First Friday congregational dinner
Come for Shabbat Services with artist-in-residence Dan Nichols, and stay for our First Friday Congregational dinner in the JCC's Hoytt Theater. RSVP to Pete at or 479.3441 and let us know how many to expect. 

Friday, December 7, 9:15 pm, Shabbat Unplugged with Dan Nichols
Join Dan Nichols and fellow adult congregants for an informal Shabbat song and study session in a private home. Bring your musical instrument and a willingness to sing. RSVP to Pete for location and directions at or 479.3441.

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