7:45 pm: Panel Discussion - Standing Again at Sinai: How Women's Voices Have Shaped Rabbinic Tradition, moderated by Rabbi Steinberg with Rabbis Leider, Levy and Rosen-Brown
8:45 pm: Shavuot service and Havdalah, led by Rabbis LEdier and Levy, honoring Kol Shofar teens
A night of unscripted storytelling in the style of the Moth Radio Hour, to commemorate Israel's 70th birthday. This event will be preceded by an Israeli feast at 7:15 pm in the Rodef Sholom courtyard. Click here to RSVP.
This event is made possible by the generous support of community partners Brandeis Marin, The Osher Marin JCC , Congregation Kol Shofar and Congregation Rodef Sholom.
Aging with Dignity with Dr. Jay Luxenberg
Wednesday, May 16, 11:30 am, Social Hall
Our final speaker in our REAL Conversation Speaker series, Rodef Sholom congregant Dr. Jay Luxenberg, will speak to seniors about maintaining mental and physical wellness as we age. Jay Luxenberg is an internist and geriatrician who has practiced in San Francisco for almost 40 years. He has served as Chief Medical Officer at On Lok since 2011. He is Clinical Professor, School of Medicine at UC San Francisco, and also teaches at UC Berkeley and Stanford.
Join us for our annual Pride Shabbat service to kick off Pride month here in the Bay Area. Services will include liturgical additions, musical celebration, and special readings for Pride.
We'll start with wine and a nosh at 5:45 pm, followed by Shabbat services at 6:15 pm.
Join Rodef Sholom in celebrating 20 years of spirit, talent and dedication from Director of Synagogue Engagement Moji Javid and Facilties Coordinator/Assistant to the Executive Director Deanna Sumski.
Friday, April 27, 6:15 pm
Please join us for REAL Shabbat, the kick-off for our month-long celebration Mental Health Awareness Month - this year focusing on Serenity Shabbat. Serenity Shabbat is a celebration of recovery, incorporating creative and original music, personal stories, as well as the spiritual wisdom of the 12-step programs and the Jewish tradition.
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!