The latest news and upcoming events from Romemu
It feels as if summer has just started, but we're already thinking about the High Holy Days at Romemu!
 
High Holy Day tickets will be distributed to active 2017-18 Romemu members after June 30th, when all previous memberships will expire.
 
To reserve your 2017 High Holy Day tickets and start taking advantage of all the benefits of Romemu membership, join or renew today!
 
Don't miss this opportunity to guarantee your tickets for Romemu's truly unique and inspirational High Holy Day services.
 
For more information about membership at Romemu, please visit romemu.org/membership.
 
If you have questions about your membership status or need assistance, please contact Membership and Programming Associate Lizzie Busch at lizzie@romemu.org or (212) 580-4294 x802.

 
Expand your mind and deepen your knowledge. 

Lunch and Learn: Jewish Mindfulness
Sat. 6/17 @ 12:30 PM 

Join Rabbi Jeff Roth, author of "Me, Myself and God," as he offers a path to liberate ourselves from alienation, awaken to the truth of the present, and open to the Divine Presence. No registration required. Vegetarian kiddush lunch provided. shavuot


LGBTQ Pride Shabbat Potluck Dinner
Fri. 6/16 @ 8 PM

Join Romemu and Dr. Shirly Bahar as we celebrate the LGBTQ community with a special Shabbat potluck. Dr. Bahar is a queer femme Mizrahi Jew and the Director of Public Programs at the American Jewish Historical Society. We will eat, get to know each other and talk about being LGBTQ and Jewish! Registration required. Please click here to register.

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There are a variety of ways to learn more about Seekers - Romemu's holistic Hebrew school for kids and their families:   

Seekers Website - Check out romemu.org/seekers for full program details, schedules, tuition information, and registration.

Info Session - Parents of prospective Seekers students are welcome to join us for an information session on Thursday June 22 at 6 PM at a member's home. 
To RSVP to the Seekers info session, please email Rabbi Shoshana Leis, Director of Youth and Family Education, at shoshana@romemu.org.
Ready to enroll? Click here.
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Support Romemu and Sacred Sounds at UJA's "Pop Up Philanthropy"
Tues. 6/20 @ 7 PM 

We're thrilled to report that Romemu's multi-faith initiative Sacred Sounds is a finalist to receive a grant from UJA. The grant will be given as part of an event called "Pop Up Philanthropy" where attendees are given the chance to vote on recipients. Grant winners will be based on the number of votes they receive in the room, so show up to support Romemu! 

Tickets are $36 and will be matched 3-1 by UJA.  Click here for more information and for tickets. 

12-Step Inspired Group at Romemu

If you are a member of any  12 - step  program and part of the Romemu community, we invite you to a  Jewish,12-step inspired recovery meeting. For more information and for meeting dates and locations, please contact romemu12steppers@gmail.com  or speak with a Romemu clergy member.

Seeking Tech Savvy Volunteers for Social Justice Film Series

The Romemu Herring and Vodka Social Justice Film series is seeking a few individuals who can attend to the technical aspects of showing the films, including downloading the video files, hooking up the projector, and playing the film from a computer. Interested individuals should email Rachel Makleff directly at rachelmakleff@msn.com

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 sanctuary@romemu.org

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 evasaxbolder@gmail.com

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  davidbarrettesq@verizon.net or call him at (212) 799-5579. 
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This Shabbat

Friday, June 16

5:00PM
Sha'Baby
(Ages 0-4)
6:10PM
Pre-Prayer Meditation
6:30PM 
Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, June 17

Mazel tov to Michelle and Jordy Greenstein on the naming of their daughter, Eden Harper Greenstein. 

8:30AM
Shabbatasana Yoga and Meditation
9:00AM The Open Book 
10:00AM
Shabbat Morning Service
11:00AM 
Children's Blessing in Main Sanctuary
11:15AM
Sha'Boker Tov (Ages 0-4)
 
Become a Member

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For more info, please email Membership Associate Lizzie Busch at lizzie@romemu.org
Donate Here

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Soul Spa

Please note that Soul Spa will be on hiatus for the summer months. Sessions will resume in the fall. 

Sermons

This week's parsha is  Shelach. Get ready for Shabbat by listening to the sermon from this parsha last year. 

Romemu Livestream

You can watch our Shabbat services and other exciting programming on Livestream and now on Facebook

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Attention Romemu Families! 

Looking for a Jewish summer camp experience for your children? 

The JCC's  Camp Settoga and Eden Village Camp have generously offered discounts to eligible Romemu families for this coming summer. 

For more information on discounts and eligibility, please contact the camps directly using the information on their websites. 

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