The latest news and upcoming events from Romemu
Just 3 days remain until our one-day  yeshiva experience at Romemu!  Sign up today to sit, pray, and learn with us on Sunday, February 4. 



Ruth Messinger
"Tikkun: The Jewish Motivation to Heal the World" 
A Sparks dialogue with Ruth Messinger and Rabbi David Ingber
Thurs. 2/15 @ 7 PM
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th St

Join social change visionary and human rights worker Ruth Messinger, currently serving as Global Ambassador for the American Jewish World Service, in conversation with Rabbi David Ingber, as they discuss the Jewish spark that inspires social change in the community and the world.  Click here  for more info and to register.
Pull out your costumes and your groggers and get ready to celebrate Purim at Romemu! 

Join us for the reading of the  megillah and a fantastic party on the evening of Wed. 2/28 at West End Presbyterian Church at 165 West 105th Street. More details to come!  Additionally, stay tuned for information on sending  mishloach manot (celebratory gifts of food) to Romemu community members. 

Calling all actors, dancers, singers, and costume designers!  We still have spots available and would love to include your talents in this year's shpiel! Those interested should email  Miriam Rubin .

We are also seeking megillah readers! Those interested should email Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer.
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2018 benefit tickets go on sale!



Spiritual Eldering: Embracing the Gift of Time
Wed. 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21 4/4, 4/18
Location shared upon registration

Neshama Waller and the Romemu Sage-ing Circle invite you to join in storytelling, deep listening, journaling, text study, poetry, and contemplation from many traditions to explore the meaning and purpose of the elder years. All are welcome. RSVP to Neshama Waller at  rlwaller36@yahoo.com for location information.  
DIY Passover: A Workshop to Create Your Own Haggadah
Mon. 2/12 and 3/5 @ 6:30 PM
Romemu Office: 43 Central Park North

In this two-session workshop, participants will vision and then create a personal, meaningful Haggadah. There will be additional tips on how to make this year's Seder a fulfilling journey as we liberate ourselves from previous models that no longer serve us and engage in " Haggadah renewal!" With Marcia Meislin.  Click here for more information and to register.
Stormy Weather: Addressing Climate Change
Thurs. 2/8 @ 7 PM
JCC Manhattan - 334 Amsterdam Avenue

Join together with JCAN, JCC, Hazon, and renowned scientists, faith leaders, and environmental advocates to learn how to engage and take action to address climate change. Music provided by Romemu's Hazzan Basya Schechter. Registration required. Please click here for more information and to register. 
Rome' Women's Red Tent: #MeToo
Wed. 2/7, @ 7 PM (Please arrive by 6:45 PM - we will begin at  7 PM)
Upper West Side apartment, location shared upon RSVP

We gather again to (em)powerfully share what's coming up around the #metoo social media thread. Shana Deane as Guide and Kohenet Priestess Rachel Leya calling in the Shekhinah. Bring a healthy snack or drink to share, if you wish. Please no strong scents. This circle is welcome to all women, female-identified and non-binary Romemu members, congregants and friends. For location and any questions, please RSVP to  shanadeane77@gmail.com
Romemu Men's Circle
Thurs. 2/22 @ 7 PM
33 Riverside Drive (@ West 75th Street), Apt 16F

The Romemu  Men's  Circle is open to all Romemu members of the male gender and those who identify as male. Bring your joys and your pains, but most of all your heart. We support each other, we bond, we share our joys and our pains, and we have fun. Please contact David Barrett at (212) 799-5579 or davidbarrettesq@verizon.net with any questions. No registration required. 

Sing Your Soul Alive - A Workshop with Steven Flam
Sun. 2/11 @ 3 PM

Learn BreathingRx techniques that unlock your most authentic voice through breath and movement. Come prepared to sing, breathe and hear in ways you haven't imagined. Registration required. Click here to register. 


Join Rabbi David Ingber of Romemu and Rabbi Akiva Mann of the Institute of the Institute of Jewish Knowledge and Learning (IJKL) for a Shabbaton weekend in South Florida!  Contact program organizer Kim Lerner at (954) 249-820 or kim@IJKL.org for more information on hospitality options, programming, and registration.  
All spots have been filled, but a waitlist is available

TripIf you are interesting in joining 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, but have not yet registered for the trip, you can still add your name to the waitlist.  For more information, please visit hazon.org/israeltour

Seeking New Members of Romemu's Chevra Kaddisha

SeekingChevra 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
Contents

  • Yeshiva Day: Sit. Pray. Learn.
  • Sparks Dialogue with Ruth Messinger
  • Purim 2018
  • Save the Date: 2018 Romemu Benefit
  • Take Action
  • Committees & Circles
  • Come Together
This Shabbat

Friday, 2/2

5:00 PM Sha'Baby

6:10 PM Pre-Prayer Meditation

6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, 2/3

8:30 AM  Shabbatasana Yoga and Meditation

9:00 AM Open Book Torah Study 

10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Services 

11:00 AM Sha'Boker Tov and Parsha Play

12:00 PM Children's Blessing in the Sanctuary

Support Romemu by bidding in our online jewelry auction!


Thanks to an early donation  to this year's benefit, you can bid today on a selection of beautiful jewelry. All proceeds go toward Romemu in the coming year. Click here to bid -  now through February 7! 

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Find yourself in need of help? The Chesed Committee is here for you. 

Romemu's Chesed Comittee serves and supports members' well-being through acts of lovingkindness. If you find yourself in need of support from the community - whether you need assistance during a time of illness, have a death in the family, or just need help getting to services - the Chesed Committee is here to assist you. For more information, to volunteer as a member of the committee, or to reach out for assistance, please email David Barrett or call him at (212) 799-5579. 
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