The latest news and upcoming events from Romemu

The 2017 Romemu Benefit: Awaken Your Voice is two weeks away! 

We've been hard at work preparing what promises to be an unforgettable evening in support of Romemu's future, and in honor of Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman and Peter Bregman

This is Romemu's most significant fundraising event of the year, and will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing, and silent/ live auctions (check out some sample auction items below!) - all amazing opportunities to support Romemu's initiatives and strengthen ties to fellow community members.  The success of this evening allows us to be the community we are all year long.

Visit us online for tickets, sponsorships, information about our honorees, and event details. 

We look forward to seeing you on April 6!
The 2017 Romemu Benefit Committee

PS. Can't make it to the benefit on April 6? Please consider a donation to Romemu at this time. Contributions at all levels are welcome and help us enormously in reaching our fundraising goals! 

We have an incredible collection of items and experiences up for auction on April 6! 

Get ready to bid on everything from unique pieces of art to beautiful jewelry to professional services to one-of-a-kind experiences. 

Purchase your benefit tickets today to have the chance to win these incredible items...and so much more!

Chan Luu White Pearl Short Leather Necklace

This distinctive necklace features organically shaped white freshwater pearls that offer a beautiful iridescence and timeless essence. Crafted to a strand of flat brown leather, the combination of elements used in this design will give you a stylish boho-chic  appeal. 
Original Artwork by Sean Allen Fenn

What To Say When There Is No Contract,  2015

Oil, Acrylic, Grey Gesso, Ink on Canvas. 24x30"

Open to various interpretations, this painting is sure to be a conversation piece and a striking addition to any home. 
Architectural Consultation to Maximize Your Home's Views, Volume, and Value

Architect Allegra Kochman will come to your home to collaborate with you (and up to 3 other people) to help you address a spatial/ design problem of your choice and help reveal the home of your dreams. 
Expand your mind and deepen your knowledge. 
Register for a class at the Well today!

"Spiritual Journeys" with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Rabbi David Ingber
Thurs. 3/30 @ 7 PM

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, the first Asian-American cantor or rabbi in North America, and first female rabbi of NYC's Central Synagogue, will join Romemu's Rabbi Ingber to discuss their respective spiritual paths. 

Rabbi Buchdahl has been featured in dozens of news outlets, including the Today Show, NPR, and PBS, and was named by Newsweek as one of "America's 50 Most Influential Rabbis." 

For a preview of Rabbi Buchdahl's fascinating story, click the video link above. (Video from the Jewish Women's Archive, 2016). 

Click here to register for this Sparks conversation today!

"And Nevertheless They Persisted: Acts of Love, Courage, and Resistance"
Next week: Tues. 3/28 @ 6:15 PM

An open community study forum. Join Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses to study sacred texts on this relevant and exciting topic. Drop-in class. No registration required. Click here for more info. 
Talmud: Shabbos on Shabbos
Sat. 3/25 @ 4 PM

Shabbat is a central idea in Judaism, and an entire tractate of Talmud is dedicated to this special day. Explore and experience how our own practices enter into conversation with tradition. Cake, coffee, and schnapps provided. To RSVP, email  Marc  Schiller at 
Strangers No More Monthly Dinner Discussion
Wed. 3/29 @ 7:30 PM

Explore Passover and Easter - how we navigate them as interfaith families, the connections between them, and how the teachings and practices of each can awaken your soul.  Registration required. To register, please email Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman at Clergy

Soul Spa
Wed. 4/5 @ 6:30 PM

Bring Shabbat into your week and your week into Shabbat with this Wednesday night prayer service. Featuring chanting, prayers, wrdless melodies (nigunim), silent meditation, and a short d'var Torah (words of Torah). With Chazzan Basya Schechter and special guest Laura Wolfe. Free and open to all. No registration necessary. 

PLEASE NOTE: Kohenet Soul Spa has been canceled for Wed. 3/29. 

Passover Food Drive
Now through Fri. 3/31 

Romemu is partnering with City Harvest for a Passover Food Drive. Both kosher for Passover AND kosher  chametz  (leavened food) is welcome. Food should be non-perishable and properly sealed. 

Collection boxes will be at available at all Romemu services through 3/31. For questions, email Rabbi Josh Buchin at
Taking part in a Romemu social action initiative? 
Share it with us! 
Take plenty of photos, write about your experiences, and post on social media using #RomemuInAction
Looking for more ways to take social action but not sure where to start? 

Romemu has compiled a  list of helpful links to provide you with ideas, resources, and tools to help you get involved. Check it out today!  Committees
Help Plan Romemu's Pride Shabbat (June 16)

We are looking for a team to plan a celebration of the LGBTQ community this June. Contact Lizzie Busch at if you're interested in being part of the team!
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
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 or call him at (212) 799-5579. 

Click on the links below for more information in this issue of Romemu Now on...

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Friday, March 24

(Ages 0-4)
Pre-Prayer Meditation
Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, March 25

Shabbatasana Yoga and Meditation
9:00AM The Open Book with Rabbi Josh Buchin
Shabbat Morning Service
10:00AM Music & Movement (Ages 5-8)
Children's Blessing in Main Sanctuary
Sha'Boker Tov (Ages 0-4)
Parsha Play (Ages 5-11)
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For more info on membership, please click here or email Membership Associate Lizzie Busch at
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This week's parsha is  Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei. Get ready for Shabbat by listening to the sermon from this parsha last year. 

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