Mondays, January 22 through February 12
Storytelling is a way to help people who live with mental illness develop a cohesive narrative about their mental health and share it with others. Beginning in January, shaping a narrative about one's own experience with mental health challenges will be the focus of the REAL Mental Health Initiative's storytelling workshop.
Reinventing Retirement with Barbara Waxman
The Middle Place with Kelly Corrigan
At some time in our lives, we will all be impacted by the illness or aging of someone close to us. Through her poignant personal story of caring for her father through three bouts of cancer, her own fight with Stage III breast cancer, and her daughter's meningitis, Corrigan will share about the experience of living in what she has described as the Middle Place, "that sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap."
How to Raise an Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims
Based on her New York Times bestselling book, How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims will draw on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large.
Doors open at 7:00 pm | Trivia starts at 7:30 pm
- One drink & delicious sweet/savory treats
- Door and raffle prize opportunities
- 50/50 drawing (winner keeps half)
- Silent auction with terrific items you won't want to miss
Bring your own team (10 per table) or join one.
Emma Lazarus' 1883 sonnet, "The New Colossus," inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, has served as a beacon of welcome and hope to generations of immigrants who came to our shores seeking refuge and freedom. In this musical celebration of our rich Jewish musical heritage from artists who were immigrants and refugees we will revel in chamber music, songs, liturgical settings, and works for Yiddish teater created by composers such as Bela Bartok, Ernest Bloch, Kurt Weill, Sholom Secunda, Irving Berlin, Miguel del Aguila, and Regina Spektor.
Bring your favorite menorah (and candles!) from home to light during Chanukah Shabbat services, and fill our sanctuary with light, joy and music. While you're at it, bring a clean, warm jacket or raincoat for us to distribute to our REST (winter shleter) guests, and/or a new toy for the San Rafael Santa Cops to distribute to kids in need. Come fill our sanctuary with light and joy and music!
Please note that while this service falls on the 3rd Friday of the month, the service will begin at 6:15 (not 7:30) pm.
Johnny Doughnuts will be serving our version of sufganiyot, coffee and hot chocolate before services start at 6:15 pm. There's no better way to ruin your dinner than a few doughnuts on a Friday evening - c'mon, it's Chanukah!
Join us in song as we celebrate the Camp Newman community and show our #newmanstrong pride. Led by Dan Nichols, we iwll come together to sing, dance, and support one another as we look forward to an incredible Camp Newman summer.
If you wish to aid Camp Newman in their efforts to rebuild after their buildings were destroyed by the recent Northern California fires, visit their donation page here.
Join us this Friday when we'll sing, pray, and gather together in support for our beloved Camp Newman. Beginning with pre-oneg at 5:45 pm, Shabbat services will start at 6:15 and feature Ruben Arquilevich, executive director of Camp Newman.
About a dozen religious institutions in Marin take turns allowing the homeless to sleep in their buildings. A total of 42 churches, synagogues and other civic organizations participate in the REST program from November through April by preparing evening meals for the people being hosted. Now in its tenth year, the future of REST is uncertain. Join Suzanne Walker, Deputy Director, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County and Rev. Bentley Stewart, Interfaith Street Chaplain, to discuss the future of this important service.
Thursday, October 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Last year Rodef Sholom hosted the Islamic Centers of North Marin and Mill Valley for a wonderful service of sharing stories and getting to know our neighbors' faith. Since then we have joined in each other's homes for conversations and learning. Join us for an evening of interfaith worship, learning and community.
Potluck dinner to follow at 7:30 pm. Please bring a vegetarian dish for approximately eight to share. RSVP here.