Can You Help Beeri's Family?

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:13pm -- judyzimola

Below is a message that's been forwarded from a few people in our community about a family who needs some help while their young son with cerebral palsy is being treated and rehabilitated. If you can help, contact Moji. Thank you for reading and considering their needs.

Update from Moji on August 9, 2019: "They found a place in Novato. It's an 'empty house' someone is giving them for the entire time. They will let us know what they might need as far as furniture, so stay posted."

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Join us December 14 for our #EndGunViolence Shabbat

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 3:08pm -- RodefSholom

#EndGunViolence Shabbat: In Honor of Victims and Survivors of Gun Violence
Friday, December 14 | 6:15 pm in the Sanctuary

Please join Rodef Sholom, Moms Demand Action, and nearly two dozen additional organizations, alliances and coalitions for a nationwide interfaith service and vigil where we will give voice to all victims and survivors of gun violence and together help #EndGunViolence in America.

We Are Reimagined When the Straight Line Breaks

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 5:05pm -- RodefSholom

Juan Rodriguez, Principal of Venetia Valley School, gave an inspiring speech during this High Holy Day's Sukkot Festival:

Rabbi Elana, Rabbi Stacy, thank you for pursuing paths of interconnectedness and continuing to open your hearts and community to me and to all of us across the way at Venetia Valley. This bond has helped shape our vision for our school and sustains me emotionally and spiritually to do this important work.

Congregant Marv Zauderer Receives Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:05pm -- judyzimola

ExtraFood, led by congregant Marv Zauderer, received the Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence award at the annual Heart of Marin awards, or as Marv put it, "the Oscars for Marin nonprofits." ExtraFood was chosen from a field of 15 nominees, culled by the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership.

North Bay Fires - A Roundup of Where to Help

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:14pm -- judyzimola
Here's a roundup of our Facebook postings and emails (edited to include only the information that is still pertinent) since the North Bay fires started almost two weeks ago. We do our best to vet the listings to make sure you're getting up-to-date information. The rapidly-changing nature of the needs has slowed down somewhat, but it's best to contact or visit the website of any of these organizations to ensure your time and money is being spent in the most effective way.

Rabbi Stacy Friedman stands up for detained Venetia Valley parent, Hugo Mejia

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 6:20pm -- RodefSholom

At a rally in front of the ICE building in San Francisco on Monday, June 5, Rabbi Stacy Friedman passionately advocated for Venetia Valley School parent and Rodef Sholom volunteer Hugo Mejia, who was arrested by ICE in early May and is still being held in a general population jail in Elk Grove, CA. We stand together in support of Hugo and his family!

Click here to watch Rabbi Stacy speak.

Adi's Blog - Yom Hazikaron

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 6:01pm -- RodefSholom

Yom Hazikaron

Today, May 1, marks Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli memorial day to fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks.

Every person that has been in Israel on Yom Hazikaron can tell this day doesn’t feel like any other day. There are a lot of ways to describe it or try to explain this day, but for me, I think it’s simply a sad day.

Rabbi Stacy Friedman reacts to the election in this November 9 Marin IJ article

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 3:37pm -- RodefSholom

"We want to stand with our brothers and sisters of faith throughout the country and make sure that everybody feels safe and seen and heard," Friedman said. I've heard so many people say that they feel like somebody has died, and I want to make sure that the something that has died is not democracy, and it's not the best in America.



Care for Those in Need by Rabbi Stacy Friedman

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:26pm -- RodefSholom

I remember something Robin Williams said about Marin County many years ago when he appeared on the Tonight Show.  He said that when you drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and up the Waldo grade, you see that great rainbow tunnel.  But, he lamented, “I don’t know why there’s a rainbow there, because once you cross through the tunnel, there’s no rainbow of colors, only white.”

Pursuing Peace in a Broken World by Rabbi Lara Regev

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 6:19pm -- Rodef Sholom

Five months ago, my husband Yoni and I welcomed a baby boy, Noah, who was born with a good set of lungs. We spent many days trying new ways to calm him, to help him find a bit of peace in the chaos that comes as a newborn is trying to find his way in this world. 

And ultimately, it came down to one song:

"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.  You make me happy when skies are grey.  You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you.  Please don’t take my sunshine away.”


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