The latest news and upcoming events from Romemu
In response to Tuesday's Attack in NYC:

We are devastated and horrified by the act of terror committed on Tuesday in downtown Manhattan. 

On a sunny day along the Hudson, a deranged individual preaching hate and perverting God's name stole the lives of eight human beings.  Even as we recognize that no words can repair this loss, we dedicate our prayers and thoughts to the victims and their families.

Every Friday night, we sing out the words in Lecha Dodi:

מקדש מלך עיר מלוכה. קומי צאי מתוך ההפכה  
Oh royal sanctuary, city of majesty, rise up and go out from the insanity/ upheaval.  

As a community of faith, we must gather together, stand together, mourn together, and rise together.  
There are fantastic fall classes starting at The Well this November.  Click here   to visit us online for a complete list of class descriptions and to register today.
Living Deeply with a Sacred Text
5778 Theme: The Art of Loving Life Through Opening to Simple Holiness"

Three Cohorts Available, All Starting this November 

Now in its eighth year, the Living Deeply program provides an intimate year-long journey, during which participants will discover how a personal verse of Torah can come alive within the context of daily life. Through meditation, journaling, art, movement, and deep listening, we will create sacred space together. 

This year, in addition to pasuk exploration work (Sundays, Cohorts 1 & 2), this program will offer a third option (Thursdays, Cohort 3). 

For more information on the individual cohorts, or to register, please click here

Torah Tuesdays Returns, including KLI with Rabbi David
 
Starting November 14
 
Every Tuesday evening, the Romemu community gathers together to study Torah with a program full of incredible learning opportunities. Participants are welcome to join for part or all of the evening. 

6:15 PM -  Songs for the Soul  with Hazzan Basya and Laura Wolfe

7:00 PM -  Beit Midrash  with Rabbis Dianne Cohler-Esses and Jessica Kate Meyer

8:30 PM -  Magical Rituals of Judaism: Origin, History, and Meaningwith Dr. Yehudah B. Cohen

8:30 PM -  The Way of Kabbalah: Full Year KLI Programwith Rabbi David

*Registration required

Special offer: Join Rabbi David for the first session of his year-long KLI class for free! Simply show up to the first class on Nov. 14 to get a taste of Kabbalah and discover if the KLI journey is right for you. Subsequent registration required.
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.  

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. 
Join Romemu in Brooklyn 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: 
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: 
November 17, December 8, more to be announced. 
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 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 Water, 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. Suggested donation of $5 at the door.  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.

Pardes Spirituality Retreat: "Awakening the Divine"
Featuring Rabbi Dr. James Jacobson Maisels, co-leader of Romemu's 2017 "Sit Pray Learn" Yeshiva Day

Tues. 1/2 - Sun. 1/7
Capital Retreat Center - Waynesboro, PA

Combining prayer, mindfulness meditation, silence, text study, group work and other modes of spiritual practice, this retreat will introduce participants to the profound depths of Jewish spirituality and offer the possibility of finding life-transforming meaning in the Jewish tradition.

Registration closes November 15. Click here for more information and to register. 



Ethical Wills Workshop, Presented by Dorot in Partnership with Romemu
11/8 @ 10:30 AM

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. 

All spots have been filled, but a waitlist is available

If 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 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
Contents
  • Learn at the Well
  • Join Us in Brooklyn & Westchester!
  • Multi-faith Offerings
  • Get Spiritual
  • Get Informed
  • Romemu's Israel Trip Sold Out
  • Seeking Volunteers
This Shabbat

Friday, 11/3

5:00 PM Sha'Baby

6:10 PM Pre-Prayer Meditation

6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, 11/4

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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