The latest news and upcoming events from Romemu
Dance with us Thursday night for an ecstatic celebration and re-birth of the Torah Cycle. Seven Circle Dances Hakafot will be performed with the Romemu community, followed by our yearly Uni-Verse ritual, where we will unfurl an entire Torah scroll and "choose" and "be chosen by" a special verse for the year... See details below!
A Special Thank you to all who came to celebrate community and 10 years of Romemu! Cheers to a wonderful new year.

Tonight! Nigun Jam - Shemini Atzeret Edition
Wed. 10/11, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th Street

Learn. Yearn. Sing. Join Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer for a night of song and community exploring the holiday of Shemini Atzeret. Please bring a vegetarian dish for a potluck following the Nigun Jam. 

Shemini Atzeret Services
Thurs, 10/12, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th Street
Simchat Torah
Finding Your Uni-Verse at Romemu

Simchat Torah Services
Fri. 10/13, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th Street

Erev Simchat Torah Children's Programming (Ages 0-4)
Thurs. 10/12, 6 - 7 PM
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th Street

Children and parents are invited to join Rabbi Jessica in a celebratory family program with song, dance, and fun for all. 

Simchat Torah Community Celebration!
Thurs. 10/12, 6:30 PM Maariv; 7:00 - 9:30 PM Hakafot
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th Street

A night of joyful music, dancing and ecstatic celebration of the completion and re-birth of the Torah Cycle.  Join in 7 hakafot (circle dances with the Torah) with the Romemu community, followed by our yearly Uni-Verse ritual (see below). 

Simchat Torah Uni-Verse Ritual
Thurs. 10/12, 8:30 PM
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th Street

In the midst of the ecstatic celebration of the Torah, we will unfurl an entire Torah scroll and allow participants to 'choose' a verse for the year, inviting each person to contemplate their chosen verse as they embark on a new year of Jewish spiritual life. 

Classes are starting at The Well. Click here to visit us online for class descriptions and to register today!

For questions, please contact Director of Lifelong Learning, Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses at

" Black Ink and White Space: Poetry as Prayer"
Wed. 10/18 @ 7 PM

Rabbi David will be joined in the first in a new series of Sparks discussions by Dr. Marcia Falk, a ground breaking feminist theologian, Fulbright scholar, and author. The two will delve into conversation about the essence of prayer, translation, gender, and more.

Click here to reserve your spot today!
Seekers is Romemu's holistic Hebrew school for children and their families. 

For more information, full program details, schedules, tuition information, and registration, visit us on the web at

If you'd like to have a conversation about your family's needs or to ask additional questions, please email Rabbi Shoshana Leis, Director of Youth and Family Education, at

Ready to enroll today? Click here.
Ethical Wills Workshop, Presented by Dorot in Partnership with Romemu
Oct 18, 25 and Nov 1, 8; 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join our partners at Dorot for an important four part series on writing ethical wills. There is no charge to attend this workshop. To RSVP, and for location information, please email Wendy Handler at
Join Romemu and Hazon this April in Israel

Join Rabbi David of Romemu and Nigel Savage of Hazon on a one-of-a-kind mission to Israel, exploring sustainable food production, healthy living, and social justice. 

For more info and to register for this trip running April 29 to May 6, 2018, visit .
Seeking Volunteer Shomerim

Shomerim  are guardians of our sacred space. They prepare the sanctuary for services, recycle leftover newsletters, close the doors following services/ programs, and generally ensure all goes well in the sanctuary before, during, and after services. If you are interested in becoming part of the  Shomerim , contact

Seeking New Members of Romemu's Chevra Kaddisha

Chevra kaddisha, meaning "holy society," performs the mitzvah of  shmira  for our members and their loved ones who have died.  Chevra kaddisha  volunteers  sit with/near the deceased, often reading psalms or meditating until the time of burial. Interested individuals or those seeking more information about this sacred work should email Rabbi Eva Sax Bolder at

The Chesed Committee

The Chesed Committee serves and supports members' well-being through acts of loving-kindness. Visiting the sick, escorting disabled members to services, and providing support to members during times of need. For more info, please click here to  email David Barrett at or call him at (212) 799-5579. 
5778 High Holy Day Appeal

Dear Romemu Community, 

As we step together into this new year, please  consider the effort, energy, and cost that goes into making Romemu what it is, both during the High Holy Days and all year long. 

At this time, when our hearts are stirred by all that Romemu provides, we ask you to step into the new year by supporting Romemu with a generous donation to our  5778 High Holy Day Appeal

  • Simchat Torah
  • Shemini Atzeret
  • Learn at the Well
  • Get Informed
  • Join Romemu in Israel
  • Seeking Volunteers
  • 5778 High Holy Day Appeal

Mazal Tov!

Mazal Tov to the Bregman/Harrison Family on the upcoming B Mitzvah of Sophia Bregman!

Mazal Tov to Amy and Rick Marcus on the upcoming Auf Ruf of their son Aaron and soon-to-be daughter-in-law Jillian. 

This Shabbat

Friday, October 13 

6:10 Pre-Prayer Meditation

6:30 Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, October 14

B Mitzvah of Sophia Bregman.

8:30 Shabbatasana

9:00 Open Book Torah Study with Rabbi David

10:00 Shabbat Morning Services

11:00 Sha'Boker Tov and Parsha Play

12:00 Children's Blessing

12:30 Kiddush Lunch in celebration of Sophia Bregman's B Mitzvah

Donate Here

We thank you so much for supporting our community!

To make a gift today, please  click here


Did you miss High Holy Day Sermons? 
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