The latest news and upcoming events from Romemu




As we depart from the high holidays and feel the temperatures dropping and a new season approaching, it couldn't be a better time to explore new and exciting ways to find your place at Romemu. 

Haven't been to services lately? Join us for a beautiful and musical Kabbalat Shabbat or Shabbat morning service. We're also proud to announce that in addition to our services at our home location in Manhattan every Friday night, and we are now offering monthly remote services in Brooklyn and Westchester

Ready to expand your mind and learn something new? Register for an enlightening fall class at The Well! We have many classes starting in October and November and registration is open

Looking for a welcoming and inclusive way to enter the community? Come to one of our upcoming multi-faith events, including the yearly Sacred Sounds concert - a beautiful collaboration between Romemu and a number of congregations of different faith traditions. 

More information can always be found at romemu.orgWe invite you to explore and we will see you at Romemu!
There are fantastic fall classes starting at The Well in October and November, including the return of Torah Tuesdays! 
 
Click here  to visit us online for a complete list of class descriptions and to register today!

For questions, please contact Director of Lifelong Learning, Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses at dianne@romemu.org


Romemu is proud to present monthly Kabbalat Shabbat offerings in both Brooklyn and Westchester! See below for upcoming dates and details. 


Romemu in Brooklyn

We are happy to invite you into Romemu Brooklyn, an emergent community that is open to all who are interested in exploring and creating elevated Jewish experiences for all.  The Romemu Brooklyn community is currently are gathering on a monthly basis for Kabbalat Shabbat services and potluck dinners in North Park Slope, as well as offering a 5-part B Mitzvah workshop series. 

For more information, please visit romemu.org/brooklyn

Upcoming dates: October 20, November 17, December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18.
Livestreamed Romemu Services in Westchester 

All are welcome to join us at The Aligned Center in Irvington, NY as we come together for monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services, livestreamed from Romemu in Manhattan. Following services, attendees will gather to schmooze, discuss, and nosh. 

For more information and details on this month's services, please click here

Upcoming dates to be announced. 



G?D Talk Potluck Shabbat Dinner with our Sacred Sounds Partners
Fri. 10/27 @ 8PM

Join us for a multi-faith evening of food and conversation on the topic of "Sanctuary" with our Sacred Sounds (11/18) partners and our rabbis as speakers. 
Romemu, West End Presbyterian Church, the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Community, Rivers of Living Water, and the Pamsula Zen Center will all be represented.  Registration required. Please click here to register. 
Visit Our Sister Congregation - West End Presbyterian Church
Sun. 10/29 @ 11 AM

What does Romemu's sanctuary feel like on a Sunday? Come find out! Reverend Alistair of West End Presbyterian Church, our host church and sister con-gregation, has invited Romemu congregants to attend Sunday services. No registration required. Click here for more information. 
Strangers No More Discussion on Spiritual Belonging
Wed. 11/8 @ 7:30 PM

Are you a part of an interfaith couple? Did you grow up in a tradition other than Judaism? Do you identify as Jewish but still feel like "a stranger" in Jewish settings? Join the Strangers No More community as we explore the topic of "spiritual belonging" in a safe, non-judgemental setting. 
Led by Angie Siegler and Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman. Registration required. To register, email Rev. Eleanor at eleanor@romemu.org
  
Sacred Sounds: A Multi-Faith Evening of Song, Wisdom, and Prayer
Sat. 11/18 @ 7 PM

What is possible when, together, we open our ears, voices, and hearts to sing a new song? 

In collaboration with Rivers of Living Waters, the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Community, West End Presbyterian Church, the Pamsula Zen Center, and guest Sufi musician Amir Vahab, Sacred Sounds will bring diverse communities of faith together for a musical evening.

No registration required. Click here for more information. 

Volunteers needed - if you are able to assist in  planning, publicizing, or helping on the night of the event, please email Rev. Eleanor at  eleanor@romemu.org.
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 romemu.org/seekers.

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 shoshana@romemu.org.

Ready to enroll today? Click here.
Chant Festival, Featuring Chazzan Basya Schechter
Sat. 10/28 @ 8 PM (Doors)/ 8:30 PM (Show)
Nublu - 151 Avenue C

Hazzan Basya Schechter and rapper, Eden Pearlstein (aka Eprhyme) are celebrating Darshan's newest release, Raza: a radical reimagining of the Kabbalat Shabbat service.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.  


Tribute Concert to Leanord Cohen, Featuring Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer and Chazzan Basya Schechter
Sun. 10/29 @ 8 PM
B'nai Jeshurun - 257 West 88th Street

Join Romemu's Rabbi Jessica and Chazzan Basya, along with an incredible group of clergy, performers, and an ensemble of world-class musicians for a tribute celebrating Leonard Cohen's life and music. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 


Ethical Wills Workshop, Presented by Dorot in Partnership with Romemu
Oct 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 whandler@dorotusa.org


When Breath Becomes Air: A Conversation with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi
Mon. 11/6 @ 7 PM

When Breath Becomes Air , a New York Times best-selling memoir, is an intimate and stirring look at how Dr. Paul Kalanithi dealt with his stage IV lung cancer diagnosis. His widow, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, will share her husband's story and the journey her life has taken since its publication. This evening is presented by What Matters, Park Avenue Synagogue, and Central Synagogue. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

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  hazon.org/israeltour .
Romemu Men's Circle
Wed. 10/25 @ 7 PM

The Romemu Men's Circle is having its first meeting of the New Year on Wednesday, October 25 th  at 7 PM in the Chapel at WEP.  This circle is open to all Romemu members who identify as male. We bond, share our stories and our experiences, have fun, and support each other. Please direct any questions to David Barrett at (212) 799-5579 or davidbarrettesq@verizon.net.
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. 
Contents
  • Learn at the Well
  • Join Us in Brooklyn & Westchester!
  • Multi-faith Offerings
  • Romemu's Clergy in the Community
  • Get Informed
  • Join Romemu in Israel
  • Committees and Circles
  • Seeking Volunteers
This Shabbat

Friday, 10/20

5:00 PM Sha'Baby

6:10 PM Pre-Prayer Meditation

6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, 10/21

Please join us in wishing a mazel tov to the Stone family on the B Mitzvah of Helen and Elliot Stone.

Following services, please join us for a community kiddush, sponsored by Caren Fried in honor of her 60th birthday.

9:00 AM Open Book Torah Study with Rabbi David

10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Services

11:00 AM Sha'Boker Tov and Parsha Play

12:00 PM Children's Blessing in the Sanctuary
A Warm Welcome!

Please join us in welcoming Romemu's newest staff member, Chantelle Attarian, who joins us in the position of Event Planner. 


Chantelle joins Romemu with years of experience in Event and Community Coordination and Management. In her previous role, she created, developed and led the Events department as part of the Marketing team.  She holds a Bachelors degree from Boston University and is pursuing a Masters degree from CUNY School of Professional Studies. Chantelle also volunteers with the New York Junior League as part of the Girls' Leadership Institute and the Playground Improvement Project committees.  She's grateful for the opportunity to combine her event planning and community building skills and experience with her passion for Romemu's vision. 
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