Elul Sermon Series

Elul Sermon Series
How does one prepare their soul for the High Holy Days? You could start by attending our Elul series. Come pray, learn, and meditate with your clergy. Let the sabbath permeate your being as you draw closer to the Yamim Noraim/Days of Awe.
August 17, 7:30 pm - Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown
August 24, 6:15 pm - Cantor David Margules

Tikkun Leil Shavuot at Kol Shofar

Celebrate the Festival of Shavuot!
Saturday, May 19, Congregation Kol Shofar (215 Blackfield Drive in Tiburon)

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

Aging with Dignity

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.

Pride Shabbat

Friday, June 7
Pride Shabbat 
5:45 pm Pre-oneg, 6:15 pm Shabbat service

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.

TEDX Marin Salon at Dominican Uni in San Rafael

Extending Our Human Healthspans
Thursday, May 10, 7:00 pm
Angelico Hall/Dominican University in San Rafael
Advances in medicine and lifestyle research promise to dramatically increase our "healthy" longevity. Some suggest that babies born today may even live for 150 years. As we prepare to shift into a society increasingly of age, we must begin to think in terms of extending our healthspans.

REAL Serenity Shabbat

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.


2nd Night Seder

Starts at 4:00 pm* in the Social Hall
The second night seder is one of our most treasured evenings of the year. Join Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown, Cantor David Margules and many of our own Rodef Sholom musicians as they host a beautiful, meaningful and musical seder. Space is limited - RSVP by Monday, March 19 to Molly at [email protected], and please indicate how you'd like to pay.

Jr. Jews Purim Party

Jr. Jews Costume Party (for kids ages 0 - 6)
4:30 pm in the Sanctuary
Bring your little ones (babies through first graders) in their costumes, whether they be Esther or Eliza, and come join us for songs and silliness and hamentaschen. 

REAL Speaker Series: The Middle Place

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."

WRS Trivia Night

Doors open at 7:00 pm | Trivia starts at 7:30 pm

Featuring great questions, music and visuals! Your entry includes:
  • 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.

"The New Colossus": Music of the Jewish Immigrant Experience - a special concert program

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.

Chanukah Shabbat

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

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!

Workshop with Dan Nichols

Being Right vs. Making Sense Workshop with Dan Nichols
Sunday, December 3, 9:15 - 10:15 am, JCC Lounge
How do I pray if I don't believe in God? In this creative immersion into several moments of prayer we will explore the relationship of "the moves" and "the meaning."

Shulchan Shabbat Dinner

Shulchan Shabbat Dinner in the JCC Hoytt Theater
Pull up a chair after services and enjoy a meal and a glass of wine with the community! Although our first Friday congregation-wide dinner is free of charge, you do need to RSVP by close of business on the Monday preceding the dinner.


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