Adults and families

Help us build our community by getting involved!

We build community many different ways at Rodef Sholom. Our Caring Community program is a way for congregants to support each other in times of need. Our seniors meet once a month for The Lunch Bunch and throughout the year at special luncheons with our clergy and educators. Much of the programming we offer is lay-led, because our congregants know the value of community. There are many ways to get involved!

Women of Rodef Sholom
REBAR team - hands-on home repair
Men's Spiritual Journey Group
Seniors
Family Camp Weekend at Camp Newman
Mahjong
Book groups
Torah With Soul
Rodef Rebels co-ed softball
Chavurah program

Volunteering in the office
Volunteering on the board of directors or other committees

WOMEN OF RODEF SHOLOM

The Women of Rodef Sholom is a Sisterhood member of the Women of Reform Judaism and is an organization for all women, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who want to promote the well-being of our Reform Jewish congregation.  WRS has their own website - click here.

REBAR (Rodef Enterprise for Building and Restoration) at Rodef Sholom - join the team!

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 415.472.5852 or [email protected]. If you need help from our REBAR group, contact Moji at 415.479.3441 or [email protected].

MEN'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY GROUP

Come join this group, to discuss such things as life journeys, religious backgrounds, differing relationships to God, Torah portions, roles as Jewish fathers, husbands or men, tzedakah, and our roles in Jewish or secular organizations.  Meets the second Monday of the month - see the calendar for dates.

For more information, please contact Mike Ralston ([email protected] att.net), Steve Saxe ([email protected]) or Michael Weinberger ([email protected]).

SENIORS
  • The Lunch Bunch
    Last Tuesday of the month

    Join senior congregants for a wonderful monthly lunch to try a new restaurant, eat some exotic food and make new friends. Members of the group choose the restaurant each month and look for new places to discover. Occasionally, lunch includes a presentation by a speaker on a topic of interest to the group. To join this fun event, contact Molly at [email protected].
  • Zman L’Vatikim – Time for Seniors Luncheon
    Third Wednesday of the month, October - May, 11:30 am, in the Social Hall (Check the calendar for specific dates)
    Join us for this monthly lunch-and-learn program hosted by our clergy. This program is free and is co-sponsored by Women of Rodef Sholom. RSVP here by the Monday before each luncheon so that we can make sure to have enough food.
Kenneth Jordan Levy Family Camp Weekend at Camp Newman

Friday afternoon to Sunday morning in March (check the calendar for specific dates)

There was time for me to learn while my kids were busy and happy. — Barbra Rosenstein

Join us for this amazing weekend of relaxed fun & spiritual replenishment! Meet new people, enjoy the outdoors, do yoga, learn from our clergy, get a massage, relax, sing, play — slow down and experience Shabbat in a whole new way. For kids enrolled in our religious school, the cost of Family Camp is already included in your tuition for your immediate family, but you still need to register to save a spot. For all other families with kindergarteners through 6th graders, we would love to have you join us! If you have any questions, contact Moji at [email protected] or 415.479.3441.

Mahjong

First and third Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Check the calendar for dates)
Bring your tiles and join others for a fun afternoon of mahjong in our social hall. All levels welcome. For more information, contact Ruth Malkin at [email protected].

do you like to read?  we have two book groups!
Daytime book group
Second Thursday of the month, 12 noon - 1:30 pm, Conference Room
December 8: The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
January 11: Wartime Lies by Louis Begley
Contact Sue Levin at 415.895.5611 for more information.
 
WRS Book Group
Third Wednesday of the month, 7:15 pm, Library

Organized by the Women of Rodef Sholom.  Visit wrs-sisterhood.org for more information about what they are reading.
 
Torah with Soul

Most Saturdays, 9:15 am, Conference Room
Whether you are a Torah veteran, or completely new to Torah, all are welcome. Shabbat by Shabbat, we will study the weekly parsha, based on the third year of the triennial cycle. Additionally, time permitting, we'll continue our study of the Book of Psalms. 

On the third Saturday of each month, weather permitting, Torah with Soul becomes Torah on the Trails, where we take a short hike on a local trail before studying Torah surrounded by nature. To be added to the Torah with Soul and/or Torah on the Trails email lists, please contact Molly at [email protected].

Let's play softball with the co-ed Rodef Rebels!

Fall and Spring months - check the calendar for times and locations
The highly-successful Rodef Sholom Rebels have taken home the BATS (Bay Area Torah Softball) championship trophy four out of the last five seasons, and we're out to defend our title once again. Come cheer for your home team or even join the game! Whether your preferred spot is in the stands or on the field, do yourself a favor and get in on the action. (Bonus: unlike those Giants tickets you're trying to score, admission is completely free!) Young or old, no experience necessary, and we don't mind if you wear a leg brace - most of us do! If you're interested in joining our team, contact Linda Clark at [email protected]. Here's to a great season!

chavurah program at rodef sholom - making the synagogue smaller!

More details still to come.  In the meantime, contact Moji Javid at [email protected] with your questions.

volunteering in the office

One of the easiest ways to help the synagogue is to help with office projects, such as mailings.  Most of these are small-scale, time-limited projects that occur four or five times a year.  Contact Molly at [email protected] if you would like to be put on the list to help out.

volunteering on thE board of directors or other committees

More details still to come.  In the meantime, contact Moji Javid at [email protected] with your questions.