The latest news and upcoming events from Romemu
We are honored to have been featured, along
 with our fellow JEN (Jewish Emergent Network) organizations, in last week's
Times of Israel op-ed by Todd Berman.

The article focuses on the development of Judaism and Jewish practice in the United States, and specifically on Rabbi David Ingber, Romemu, and other JEN clergy and organizations as beacons of "positive energy and developments." 
"Outside of  the  major movements, new leaders and institutions bring a new energy and vision to American Judaism. Many of my Orthodox friends and colleagues have never heard of Ikar,  the  Lab Shul, Romemu,  the  Kitchen, Machon Hadar and a host of other synagogues and educational programs and institutions. [...]  If you haven't had  the  chance to listen to  the  likes of [Rabbis] Held, Brous, or Ingber you are  in  for a dynamic and challenging thought-fest."

To read the full article, please click here

Fantastic spring classes are starting soon at the Well! 
Expand your mind and feed your soul with a number of exciting learning opportunities. 

Click on individual classes for full descriptions, meeting dates and times, and registration information. 

The Well's complete spring schedule can also be found here

Join us for Romemu's 2018 Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Arthur Green

Thurs. 1/18 - Sun. 1/21

Join us for four days in January during our second annual scholar-in-residence series with world renowned Jewish theologian and historian, Rabbi Arthur Green.

For more information and to register, please click here

This program has been made possible by a generous donation from Brian and Rhonna Rogol.  

Registration is required for both programs. To register for 
Sit. Pray. Learn., please click here. To register for 
Contemporary Elul Practice, please click here

Time to Break Silence: The Words & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
A G?d Talk Shabbat Lunch
Sat. 1/13 @ 12:15 PM
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th Street

In this special lunch and learn we will examine this powerful speech and the radical legacy of Dr. King and what that legacy might mean for us today. Teaching by Rabbi Mira Rivera and Dr. Renee Hill , co-founders of the Harlem Havruta. Please c ontact Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman  with  questions. No registration necessary. Kiddish lunch will be served. Free and open to all.

MLK Day Community Service Project
Mon. 1/15 @ 10 AM
St. Mary's Episcopal Church - 521 W 126th Street

Join us for a service project at St. Mary's Episcopal Church helping to organize and distribute clothing to those in need. People of all ages are welcome to drop in for an hour to help or for the whole day. Contact Dr. Renee Hill for more information and to register.

Romemu in Brooklyn
Fri. 1/19 @ 6 PM
First Unitarian Congregational Society
119-121 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn We are happy to invite you to Romemu  Brooklyn, an emergent community that is open to all who are interested in exploring and creating elevated Jewish experiences.  Join Romemu in Brooklyn on a monthly basis for Kabbalat Shabbat services and potluck dinners. 

For more information, please visit To register, please click here

Upcoming dates: F ebruary 16March 16April 20May 18.

Back to the Garden: Romemu 's Tu B'shevat Seder
Tues. 1/30 @ 6:15 PM
Solomon Schechter - 805 Columbus Avenue

Torah Tuesdays is partnering  with Strangers No More to create a radically inclusive and immersive Tu B'shevat seder. Along with the traditional wine and fruits, we will intersperse chanting with Hazzan Basya, a beit midrash teaching with Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses, and a KLI Kabbalah teaching with Rabbi David Ingber. 

We will also be honoring the man in our community who literally wrote the book on Tu B'shevat - Yitzchak Buxbaum, author of  "A Person is Like A Tree." Enhance your seder experience by reading his beautiful book in advance! 

Registration required. For more information and to register, please click here

Jesus and Shabbat
Wed. 1/10 @ 7 PM
St. Michael's Episcopal Church -  225 W 99th Street

Come explore an aspect of Jesus' spiritual practice - Shabbat observance - through biblical text study and reflection. How have the Gospels colored Christian understanding of how Jews observe Shabbat both then and now? Join Rev. Kate Flexer and Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman for an evening of study and reflection. The class will join Romemu at Shabbat services on Friday evening, January 12th. Registration required. To register, email Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman .

Social Action Sign Making Party
Thurs. 1/11 @ 4:30 PM
Romemu Office - 43 Central Park North, Suite 1A

Join the  Romemu  Social Action committee and Seekers B Mitzvah students for a sign making party in preparation for the 2018 NYC Women's March, which will be  Sat. 1/20 . We will provide cardboard, markers, and other art supplies - you supply the inspiration! No registration required. 

Romemu Men's Circle
Thurs. 1/25 @ 7 PM
33 Riverside Drive, 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 with any questions. No registration required. 
Knowledge is Power: The BRCA Gene 
Thurs. 1/25
Program: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Meet the Panelists: 8:30 - 9:00 PM
92Y Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street), NYC
UJA-Federation of New York, the Basser Center for BRCA, and 92Y invite the community to learn from leaders in the field of hereditary cancers about how you can use knowledge as power to manage and lower your risk. 
Panelists include Joan Lunden, award-winning journalist and women's health advocate, Susan Domcheck, MD, Penn Medicine's Basser Center for BRCA executive director, Mark Robson, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering's medical oncologist, Nicole Schreiber-Agus, PhD, community educator, and Elizabeth Wurtzel, author.

Registration required. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here
Revealing #metoo As #wetoo in Jewish Communal Life: An Evening of Discussion and Action
Thurs. 1/25 @ 6:00 PM 
Jewish Women's Foundation of New York - 130 East 59th Street

This program will include the reading of stories from those who have experienced gender harassment and abuse, and a facilitated discussion. Registration required. To register, please click here. The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning about gender harassment and abuse in the Jewish community.
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

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


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This Shabbat

Friday, 1/12

5:00 PM Sha'Baby

6:10 PM Pre-Prayer Meditation

6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, 1/13

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

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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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