Holidays

Shavuot Celebration: Be Holy for I Am Holy

Kiddush Lunch Workshop with Norman Fischer in Celebration of His New Book, The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path

For Jews, the injunction to repair the world and live a life of holiness is the prime imperative. But it isn’t easy! What would that look like and how would we go about it? In this two hour session we will learn sitting and walking meditation and contemplate the Jewish dimension of Norman’s new book, The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path.

Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon

Purim 2019

Purim is Wednesday, March 20

Purim Costume Party for Littles 4:30 pm in our Sanctuary
Bring your little ones (babies through kindergarteners) in their costumes, and join us for songs, silliness and hamantaschen.

Remembering Feng Shan Ho, the "Chinese Schindler," a Hero of the Holocaust

Presentation and Discussion:
Remembering Feng Shan Ho, the "Chinese Schindler": The Untold Story of a Hero of the Holocaust
Sunday, January 27 | 10:00* - 11:30 am,  JCC Lounge
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.
 

Chanukah Shabbat

CHANUKAH AT RODEF SHOLOM - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

 
Junior Jews Chanukah Pajama Party 
4:45 pm, Sanctuary

Bring your little ones (toddlers through kindergarteners) in their PJs, a chanukiyah and candles, and a blanket to sit on. We will sing songs, learn the story of Chanukah, have a snack in the social hall and light our candles together.  RSVP here.

Tashlich Hike

Tashlich Hike
Tuesday, September 11, 4:00 pm
Our Tashlich hike, led by beloved star of the Jewish music world, Dan Nichols, takes place on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Tashlich is the ritual where we symbolically cast our "sins" into the water (we use bird-friendly oats or rice) and talk about how we can better ourselves in the new year. Meet in Tenneesee Valley parking lot in Mill Valley at 4:00 pm.
 

Sukkot Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Venetia Valley School Partnership Sukkot Shabbat & Potluck
with Principal Juan Rodriguez
Friday, September 28, 6:15 pm Services | 7:30 pm Potluck dinner in the sukkah
We invite our friends at Venetia Valley School to share in the joy of Sukkot with us and celebrate the value of partnership and community engagement.

Simchat Torah

5:30 pm Adult learning | 6:00 pm Pizza dinner* | 6:30 pm Services, dancing, and blessing of the children
Come early and enlighten your eyes with a little Torah, then celebrate with dancing! After taking all the chairs out of our sanctuary to create a huge dance floor, our very own Rodef Sholom musicians will provide racuous and energetic music for dancing with our Torahs. This joyous holiday is one of the highlights of the Jewish calendar. We invite all families to bring your children and receive a special blessing.

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

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

Sisterhood Seder

Singing, Dancing, Musicians, Sisterhood!
Bring your sisters and daughters, moms and grandmas. Reservations required by March 10 - space is limited! Visit wrs-sisterhood.org and click on the calendar link for more information and to register.
WRS members: $50 / Non-members: $55 / Girls 9-18: $36

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. 
 

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!

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