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OUR VISION FOR JEWISH LIVING & LEARNING

Our Rodef Sholom community is immersed in lifelong, intergenerational learning. We explore texts and traditions, pushing for ways to see the relevance in our own modern lives. Our children and teens engage in stimulating, interactive learning; adult members tackle issues from many perspectives, stretching minds through the exchange of ideas and drawing on the profound richness of our heritage.

Just as it has throughout our history, Jewish learning today stands as the foundation of meaning and purpose in our lives.

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EVENTS
Let's Talk About Israel - October 6
Rabbi Jennie Rosenn Talks About Climate Change - October 8

CLASSES
Exploring Judaism: An Introduction
Divrei Tzedek: Toward Building a More Just Society
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Classes with Cantor David
Daf Yomi Talmud Study
Beginning Hebrew with Alona Rafael

TRAVEL TO ISRAEL
10-Day Kolot Sholom (Voices of Peace) Multiple Narrative Tour


EVENTS

Wednesday, October 6, 7:00pm
Let’s Talk About Israel: An Open Forum With Ground Rules with Rabbi Stacy Friedman

ZoomTo attend by phone, dial 1-669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 879 2088 2813 Passcode: 948869
At Rodef Sholom we believe in the healing power of compassionate listening and respectful dialogue, but especially across lines of difference. Join this forum about Israel with Rabbi Stacy as a kick-off to a year of building tools for difficult conversations and strengthening our community.

Friday, October 8, at 6:15 Shabbat Services
Rabbi Jennie Rosenn Speaks on the Climate Crisis and Spiritual Audacity

Rabbi Jennie Rosenn is the founder & CEO of Dayenu, an organization mobilizing the American Jewish community to confront the climate crisis. Rabbi Rosenn has spent more than two decades leading Jewish non-profit organizations, advocating for social change and creating dynamic new initiatives at the heart of the Jewish social justice movement. Rabbi Rosenn served as vice president for community engagement at HIAS, where she built a robust Jewish movement responding to the global refugee crisis.


ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES 

Select Sundays beginning October 3, 9:30 am
Exploring Judaism: An Introduction

In-Person and Zoom Options Available. This class will be hybrid. 
Please select your preference in the registration.

This course is organized around the three pillars of Judaism mentioned in the Mishnah: Torah, Prayer, and Acts of Loving Kindness/Social Justice. We also cover the Jewish calendar, Shabbat practice, and holidays. This class welcomes beginners and all those looking to (re-)ground themselves in the basics of Judaism.  Email heidi@rodefsholom.org with questions.

Divrei Tzedek: Toward Building a More Just Society
Rabbi Elana and Guest Teachers
Tuesday Nights beginning October 5 at 7:00pm.
Register here.

Join us as we study stories and commentary from the book of Genesis with an emphasis on contemporary issues and social justice. Each week will tackle a different topic such as economic inequality, climate change, reparations, LGBTQ+ rights and more. We will consult the wisdom of our tradition for guidance and inspiration to imagine more expansive futures for our world. Guest teachers include Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi, Maggid Jhos Singer, Ginna Green, Rev. Paul Mowry and Rabbi Stacy Friedman.

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class with Cantor David Margules
Thursdays beginning October 28, 6:00–7:30 pm.
Email Sofie Goldstein to register.

Let everyone whose heart so moves them bring the gift of themselves to build Cantor David’s final adult b’nai mitzvah class before he retires. Now is your opportunity to chant from the Torah scroll and teach the congregation from an adult’s perspective. Beginning in October and ending in April just before Passover, come and study your birth portion with a diverse group of seekers.

Daf Yomi (daily page) Talmud Study
Monthly on Saturday mornings at 11:30am
Email Heidi Paul for information.
Rodef Sholom began to follow the seven-year cycle that it takes to complete reading the entire Talmud in January 2020. This year we will continue our study of Talmud with the laws of Rosh Hashanah, Purim, weddings and much more! Beginners welcome. Join at any time!

Beginning Hebrew with Alona Rafael
12 classes—days and times will be determined
We begin with the basics of the Hebrew alphabet, and over the course of 12 weeks, work towards a reading-level understanding of our prayer book. Students will learn to decipher some Hebrew roots and deepen their knowledge of prayers. Cost is $120 plus $25 material fee.


ISRAEL

10-Day Kolot Sholom (Voices of Peace) Multiple Narrative Tour to Israel and the West Bank with Rabbi Elana
March 21-March 30, 2022, with an optional 4-day extension to Jordan March 31-April 3, 2022

Email Heidi@rodefsholom.org if interested.
Join Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown on a groundbreaking Voices of Peace tour of the Holy Land. This multiple-narrative journey features a two person guiding team comprised of one Israeli and one Palestinian who exemplify successful coexistence. The tour will highlight storytellers and peacemakers in Israel and the West Bank who express themselves through music and the arts, activism, and politics. A goal of the journey will be to gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of life lived in the shadow of the conflict and better understand our own feelings and relationship to Israel vis-à-vis this complexity. To this end we will also spend time on approaches to conflict resolution and practice the craft of constructive conflict through dialogue and group processing. We will return to Marin County with skills to lead our own community deeper into compassionate conversation on difficult issues.

Mon, December 6 2021 2 Tevet 5782