Lifelong learning designed for adults
Book Discussion: “Antisemitism: Here and Now,” by Deborah Lipstadt
with Rabbi Stacy Friedman | December 5, 10:30 am–12 pm | Conference Room
To save one life is to save the world: BRCA Awareness Panel Wednesday, November 13
Sunday, November 17, Rabbi Stacy’s Office
Shiva, meaning “seven,” refers to the seven-day period of formalized mourning by the immediate family of the deceased. We’ll explore the traditions, customs, and rituals observed during this complex period, and learn how to lead a shiva for members of our community. RSVP here.
End of Life Logistics with Rabbi Stacy
Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 pm
The hours and days following death can be overwhelming and challenging. Making pre-need decisions and plans is an enormous gift to our loved ones, as it enables them to focus on the sacred work of mourning. An in-depth conversation exploring the various options for end-of-life planning including burial, mourning, and shiva, as well as practical ideas for making sure our wishes are known during this tender lifecycle. RSVP here.
Visit to Sha’arei Shalom Cemetery
Together we will visit our Rodef Sholom cemetery in San Rafael, explore our options for burial, honor the lives and legacy of our loved ones, and experience the power and beauty of this sacred space. Whether you have visited our cemetery as a mourner or never before, please join us for this communal gathering. RSVP here.
Meet in the conference room to discuss The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar.
Meet in the conference room to discuss Educated by Tara Westover.
Meet in the conference room to discuss The Mapmaker’s Daughter by Laurel Corona.
Meet in the conference room to discuss Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
Meet in the conference room to discuss Blessing by Anna Quindlen.
Meetin the conference room to discuss The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
Led by congregant Susan Barnes, this hands-on learning experience is a wonderful opportunity for those who are curious about Tahara, the holy Jewish ritual of washing and preparing the body for burial. RSVP to Moji at [email protected].
Remembering Feng Shan Ho, the "Chinese Schindler": The Untold Story of a Hero of the Holocaust
In 1938-39, Dr. Feng Shan Ho, a Chinese diplomat posted in Vienna, saved thousands of Austrian Jews from the peril of Nazi Germany by issuing visas for them to travel to Shanghai.
Beginning July 2019, the Third Wednesday of the month | 11:30 am in the Social Hall
Senior Luncheons take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month, and are led by members of the clergy and/or special guest speakers.
Wednesday, December 19, 11:30 am, Social Hall
Hosted by Rabbi Lara Regev and featuring guest speaker Gary Novack, pharmacologist and Rodef Sholom congregant. Senior Luncheons take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month (with the exception of December 2018, when lunch will take place on the third Wednesday of the month), and are co-sponsored by the Women of Rodef Sholom.
Taught by Rabbis Stacy Friedman and Lara Regev
4 Wednesday Nights during Midrasha (6:15-7:45 pm), held in Rabbi Stacy's study
October 3 & 17, November 7 & 28