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Ms. Messinger will talk about her experiences working with women’s groups to effect change in challenged areas of the world:  Hand to hand and heart to heart: Empowering women for social change. Light refreshments will be served.

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Cost for WRS members
This event is open and free of charge to all members of Women of Rodef Sholom who have pledged their financial commitment for 2013-2014 (our fiscal year starts July 1).  Our Membership for the 2013-2014 year starts on July 1, 2013.  You may pay your WRS membership when you renew your Rodef Sholom membership or directly with Women of Rodef Sholom.

Cost for non-members and guests
The cost for non-members and guests is $18 (which can be applied to a membership in WRS, if paid in full at the same time).

Space is limited; please contact Terry Seligman at Terry@TerryTours.com or 415.383.6279 for more information.


STUDY & TORAH 

Torah with Soul, August 3, 10, 24 & 31
Shabbat mornings, 9:15 am*, Inner Conference Room
Join us for soul-lifting Torah for learners of all levels and ages. 

Torah on the Trails, August 17, at 8:30 am
*Note: on the 3rd Saturday of the month, 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 Molly in the office at molly@rodefsholom.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. 

SOCIAL ACTION

In the Bin: This month we are collecting school supplies for local children in need
When you take your child shopping for school supplies, please pick up some extra paper, pens, binders or backpacks for a local child in need and bring them to our lobby the next time you visit the synagogue.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Food Pantry
The JFCS barrel in the lobby collects food for Jewish Family and Children's Services food pantry program. We stock our pantry through the goodness of individuals in the Jewish community. Every time you go shopping, especially with your children, pick up some non-perishable items such as peanut butter, dried lentils or tuna and drop them off at the lobby. It is a wonderful opportunity to incorporate a mitzvah into your weekly routine. 

CREATING COMMUNITY

Rodef Referrals
Wednesday, August 21, 12 noon -1 pm, Social Hall

To help increase the visibility of your business while you make a positive economic impact, we are creating a new group called "Rodef Referrals". Since networking is a highly effective way to increase your customer base and business exposure, why not do business with people in our Rodef Sholom community? You may also have suggestions that could help other congregants. Start new relationships while strengthening bonds with people you already know. If you are a small business owner or work for a company or a non-profit, please join us and share your products and services with fellow members. There is no fee to participate. Bring your business cards, lunch and leads! If you have questions, please call Debi Geller at 378.6930. 

The Mitzvah Kitchen
For part of August Chef Jeff Kirshbaum and his Mitzvah Kitchen crew will not be making meals - check the weekly email for updates. However, there will still be challah to be delivered. If you have a challah/artisan bread subscription or if you can deliver a challah, just stop by the synagogue lobby Thursday after 2 pm, and on Friday until 3 pm and before or after services. And please remember, it is important that challah be delivered no later than Shabbat. 

REBAR (Rodef Enterprise for Building and Restoration): a project at Rodef Sholom
Do you need your gutters cleaned? A group of volunteers has formed to help with small to medium jobs of home repair or restoration work for congregants who are unable to maintain their homes, either because of disability, loss of income or age. Examples of the kinds of work REBAR could do include tasks like installing ADA-compliant doors or ramps for the disabled, installing smoke/CO detectors, minor plumbing repair, door repair or replacement, exterior downspout work, etc. - basically, one-day projects that do not require a permit or a licensed contractor. To become a REBAR volunteer, contact Mike Ralston at 472.5852. If you need help from our REBAR group, contact Moji at 479.3441. 

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 moji@rodefsholom.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 norma.barnes@edd.ca.gov

Women of Rodef Sholom Gift Shop
Our gift shop has a lovely selection of Judaica merchandise, including tallitot, kippot, spice boxes, mezzuzot, and a variety of books, cards, jewelry, candles, tzedakah boxes, and other items to enrich a Jewish home. The Gift Shop is located in the Marin JCC lobby. It is operated by the Women of Rodef Sholom and a large percentage of the profit supports Rodef Sholom camperships - please shop here! For information, please call 444.8098. 

Summer hours:

  • Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 1 pm; and
  • Fridays, 11:30 am – 2 pm. 

Candelabra Rental
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.


Ms. Messinger will talk about her experiences working with women’s groups to effect change in challenged areas of the world: Hand to hand and heart to heart: Empowering women for social change

Light refreshments will be served. 

Cost for WRS members
This event is open and free of charge to all members of Women of Rodef Sholom who have pledged their financial commitment for 2013-2014 (our fiscal year starts July 1). Our Membership for the 2013-2014 year starts on July 1, 2013. You may pay your WRS membership when you renew your Rodef Sholom membership or directly with Women of Rodef Sholom. 

Cost for non-members and guests
The cost for non-members and guests is $18 (which can be applied to a membership in WRS, if paid in full at the same time). 

Please contact Terry Seligman at Terry@TerryTours.com or415.383.6279 for more information.


Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of Wednesday, September 4 this year – only two days after Labor Day! 

Last year, the Women of Rodef Sholom started a new minhag (custom) -- sending honey for Rosh Hashanah! You can get kosher 100% pure clover honey sent to your family and friends for only $10.00 per jar. 

Sending a personalized jar of honey:

  • Lets someone know you're thinking of them at Rosh Hashanah and wishing them a sweet New Year.
  • Gives a loved one a much-needed and useful gift (as compared to a greeting card!)
  • Supports Women of Rodef Sholom

Ordering is easy:  

  1. Go to http://www.orthoney.com/crs
  2. If this is your first time, please be sure to click the link for NEW customers
  3. Follow step-by-step instructions
  4. Be sure Women of Rodef Sholom Honey Store is displayed. 

For more information or help placing an order, please contact Abra Berkson at 415.250.5005 or chai.tikvah@gmail.com.


STUDY & TORAH

Torah with Soul, July 13 & 27, Shabbat mornings, 9:15 am*, Inner Conference Room
Join us for soul-lifting Torah for learners of all levels and ages.

Torah on the Trails, July 20, at 8:30 am
*Note: on the 3rd Saturday of the month, 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 Molly in the office at molly@rodefsholom.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. 

SOCIAL ACTION

In the Bin: This month we are collecting children’s clothing for Image for Success.
Please bring your gently-used or new children's clothing and shoes for Image for Success for our bin in the lobby the next time you visit the synagogue. Image for Success is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides complimentary wardrobes to men, and women and children transitioning to a life of self-reliance. 

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Food Pantry The JFCS barrel in the lobby collects food for Jewish Family and Children's Services food pantry program. We stock our pantry through the goodness of individuals in the Jewish community. Every time you go shopping, especially with your children, pick up some non-perishable items such as peanut butter, dried lentils or tuna and drop them off at the lobby. It is a wonderful opportunity to incorporate a mitzvah into your weekly routine. 

CREATING COMMUNITY

Rodef Referrals
Wednesday, July 10, 12 noon -1 pm, Social Hall
To help increase the visibility of your business while you make a positive economic impact, we are creating a new group called "Rodef Referrals". Since networking is a highly effective way to increase your customer base and business exposure, why not do business with people in our Rodef Sholom community? You may also have suggestions that could help other congregants. Start new relationships while strengthening bonds with people you already know. If you are a small business owner or work for a company or a non-profit, please join us and share your products and services with fellow members. There is no fee to participate. Bring your business cards, lunch and leads! If you have questions, please call Debi Geller at 378.6930.

The Lunch Bunch
Last Tuesday of each month, July 27, 12 noon
Join senior congregants for a wonderful monthly lunch to try a new restaurant, eat some exotic food and make new friends. In the past, the Lunch Bunch has been to restaurants such as Four Points Sheraton, La Toscana, San Rafael Joe's, and many others. Members of the group help to choose the restaurant and look for new places to discover. To join this fun event, call Molly at 479.3441. 

The Mitzvah Kitchen
For much of July Chef Jeff Kirshbaum and his Mitzvah Kitchen crew will not be making meals - check the weekly email for updates. However, there will still be challah to be delivered. If you have a challah/artisan bread subscription or if you can deliver a challah, just stop by the synagogue lobby Thursday after 2 pm, and on Friday until 3 pm and before or after services. And please remember, it is important that challah be delivered no later than Shabbat. 

REBAR (Rodef Enterprise for Building and Restoration): a new project at Rodef Sholom
Do you need your gutters cleaned? A group of volunteers has formed to help with small to medium jobs of home repair or restoration work for congregants who are unable to maintain their homes, either because of disability, loss of income or age. Examples of the kinds of work REBAR could do include tasks like installing ADA-compliant doors or ramps for the disabled, installing smoke/CO detectors, minor plumbing repair, door repair or replacement, exterior downspout work, etc. - basically, one-day projects that do not require a permit or a licensed contractor. To become a REBAR volunteer, contact Mike Ralston at 472.5852. If you need help from our REBAR group, contact Moji at 479.3441. 

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 moji@rodefsholom.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 norma.barnes@edd.ca.gov

Women of Rodef Sholom Gift Shop
Our gift shop has a lovely selection of Judaica merchandise, including tallitot, kippot, spice boxes, mezzuzot, and a variety of books, cards, jewelry, candles, tzedakah boxes, and other items to enrich a Jewish home. 

The Gift Shop is located in the Marin JCC lobby. It is operated by the Women of Rodef Sholom and a large percentage of the profit supports Rodef Sholom camperships - please shop here! For information, please call 444.8098. 

Summer hours:

  • Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 1 pm; and
  • Fridays, 11:30 am – 2 pm. 

Candelabra Rental
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.


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