The latest news and upcoming events from Romemu
Hanukkah at Romemu includes over a week of incredible programs, food, learning opportunities...and let's not forget one fantastic party! 

HanukkahFor full descriptions of all Hanukkah events (as well as all registration information), please visit us online at or click any link below

Sunday, December 10

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Romemu Offices - 43 Central Park North, Suite 1A

Spend a Sunday afternoon with us as we learn, eat, and prepare for the Festival of Lights with a variety of programs over the course of the afternoon. Free and open to all - no registration required. 

Tuesday, December 12
6:15 PM - 8 PM
Solomon Schechter - 805 Columbus Ave.

A special holiday edition of Torah Tuesdays, including Songs for the Soul with Hazzan Basya Schechter and Laura Wolfe, and Beit Midrash with Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses. Free and open to all - no registration required. 

Thursday, December 14

7 PM - 10 PM
Mark your calendars - location and registration information coming soon!

Celebrate with old friends and make new ones over Yiddish and Greek inspired food, an open bar, dancing, great music featuring the Romemu Klezmer band, and much more! Registration required. 

Saturday, December 16

8 PM - 9:30 PM
Integral Yoga - 227 W 13th Street

We will light the menorah and the  havdalah candles and offer chants to bring more light into the world. Registration required.

Sunday, December 17
3 PM - 5 PM
The New Jewish Home - 120 West 106th

Kids ages 0-10 and their grownups are invited for an afternoon of Hanukkah music, fun, and mitzvot! This event is co-hosted by Romemu and PJ Library. Registration required. 

Monday, December 18

7 PM - 8 PM
Romemu Office: 43 Central Park North, 1B

A spiritually mindful  Hanukkah workshop that will weave together  Hassidic teachings, meditation, and embodied practice. RSVP required. 

Registration has been extended to December 4 for KLI (Kabbalah Learning Institute) with Rabbi David - now being offered in person and online! 

LearnKLI offers students spiritual techniques to discover balance in a chaotic world and to address life's biggest questions (red) strings attached.

Participants are able to take part in the class either in person as part of Torah Tuesdays (held every Tuesday evening at Solomon Schechter at 805 Columbus Ave) or online via a web portal. 

For more information and to register today, please click here
Romemu's Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Dr. Arthur Green

Thurs. 1/18 - Sun. 1/21

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

Attendees are welcome to attend just one or all of the workshops over the course of the weekend. 

For more information and to register, please click here

This program has been made possible by a generous donation from Brian and Rhonna Rogol.  
Strangers No More Monthly Discussion Series: December Darkness and Light
Mon. 12/4 @ 7:30 PM
Location shared upon registration

MultifaithHow can December's darkness be a time of spiritual reflection and nourishment as we anticipate the light of multiple holiday traditions? How do we navigate these holidays in our multi-faith world and families? Registration required. For more information and to register, please email

Seekers Shabbaton This Saturday!
Sat. 12/2, 10 AM - 2 PMseekers
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th St.

Join us for the next Seekers Shabbaton! Children and teens can enjoy music, special kid-friendly prayer services, creative play exploring this week's parsha, and more throughout the day. 

Immediately following services, join us for the following: 
  • Adults are invited to join Juliette Elkind-Cruz for a class focused on Jewish parenting. Childcare will be provided during the class in a separate room. 
  • Families on the B Mitzvah journey are welcome to join Rabbi David for a Lunch n' Learn on the third floor. 
To learn more about upcoming Seekers events and offerings, email

Romemu Revelers' Coat Drive
Fri. 12/1 - Sat. 12/6
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th St.

GiveCoats for adults and children can be donated during Romemu Shabbat services at West End Presbyterian from December 1 to January 6. C oats will be distributed through Amma's Kitchen If you would like to  help with collections during Friday or Saturday services, and/or distribution on January 6th, email .
Help Elevate our Space on Shabbat!

Romemu is looking for individuals to help make our sanctuary a warm and inviting place for all to enjoy Shabbat. If you would like to be a greeter who helps welcome people into our sacred space, please  click here to sign up for the month of December.  
Vegan Eco Shabbat Potluck
Fri. 12/8 @ 8 PM
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th St.

TogetherJoin us for a healthy and lively vegan potluck dinner!  After services, we'll gather to enjoy one another's company and engage in a discussion about the connection between food and climate change (hint - it's big!). Topics will include mindful eating, being more eco-conscious, and partnering with the Jewish Climate Action Network (JCAN).  Bring a vegan dish to share and  a container to take home leftovers. 

For more information and to RSVP, please click here

Revolving Prisms: Tavche Gravche in Concert with Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer and Deborah Sacks Mintz  
Sun. 12/10 @ 2 PM 
B'nai Jeshurun - 257 West 88th St.

Join Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer and Romemu musicians Dan Nadel and Daniel Ori for an intimate afternoon concert with this Neo-Balkan quartet. For more information and to register, please click here.
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
This Shabbat

Friday, 12/1

5:00 PM Sha'Baby

6:10 PM Pre-Prayer Meditation

6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, 12/2

Please join us in wishing Ethan Feldman and Ventura Moy a mazel tov on their aufruf this Shabbat. Please join us following services for a celebratory kiddush sponsored by the families. 

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

We thank you so much for supporting our community!

To make a gift today, please  click here

Romemu Livestream

You can watch our Shabbat services on Livestream and on Facebook

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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