Torah Tuesdays is Back from Winter Break on 1/14!

 Beit Midrash returns with special guest teacher Rabbi David Greenstein.
Never Too Late: B Mitzvah Journey for Lifelong Learners , and
Walking the Path: Judaism for Beginners begin this Tuesday night.
Don't miss your chance for transformative learning in Romemu community, wherever you are on your spiritual journey. Space is limited!

Scroll down to learn more about Torah Tuesday offerings, our upcoming Kabbalah Intensive, and more!
This Shabbat at the Romemu Campus
Romemu Campus - Corner of 105 St. & Amsterdam Ave.

Friday, January 10
5:00 PM Sha'Baby |  5:30 PM  Pre-Prayer Meditation   6:00 PM  Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, January 11
9:00 AM  Open Book   Torah Study |  10:00 AM  Shabbat Morning Services @ West End Presbyterian Church | Seekers Family Shabbat @ The Romemu Center | 11:00 AM  Children's Blessing
Home Hosted Shabbat Meals for Romemu Members
Friday. 1/10 Following Services
Various locations.

Tonight is the night! YBYM (Y'ad b'Y'ad Membership) committee is so excited to create sacred space to cherish Shabbat, community, and one another. We are so thrilled that over 180 Romemu members are participating as guests and hosts for this round of home hosted meals!

To learn about Romemu membership and receive information about future home-hosted meals, contact director of membership Miriam Rubin at miriam@romemu.org
Seekers Family Shabbat
Sat. 1/11 @ 10 AM
The Romemu Center

Romemu families are welcome to Seekers Family Shabbat, where we will gather for an all-ages family service, then cross the street for a special children's blessing with the Romemu community. During the Torah service, we will split into groups to learn Torah together, before gathering for lunch.

No registration required. Click here for a full schedule.
Nigun Jam
Sun. 1/12 @ 7 PM
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street

Come and sing and open your hearts with   nigunim   (wordless melodies) old and new. No experience or skills needed. Everyone is welcome. Led by Judy Ribnick and Jack Klebanow. Stay for a potluck nosh. 

For more information & to RSVP email:  jackmklebanow@gmail.com
Join us in January - Space is Limited!
Take a 4-day journey into Kabbalah with revolutionary scholar Rabbah Saphir Noyman Eyal.

Kabbalah curious? Never studied Kabbalah before? Already a mystic? Join us, wherever you are on your spiritual path! Offerings take place in the evenings, overnight(!), mornings, and afternoons. Attend some or all!

Rabbi Ingber invites any and all to come to this unforgettable series. Watch below!
Encountering the Divine - Mystics in Conversation: Rabbi David Ingber and Rabbah Saphir Noyman Eyal  
Thurs. 1/23 @ 7 PM
The Romemu Center

Join us for a dessert reception following the conversation.

Awakening to the Call of the Spirit - Middle of the Night Study  
Early Morning Fri. 1/24 @ 3 AM
The Romemu Center

The time of deepest slumber is the period most conducive to encountering the Zohar’s depth. If you dare, wake up and join us for an intimate mystical study with the Rabbah. 

Free and open to all.
Surrendering to the Holy: Opening Our Hearts - Evening Teaching with the Rabbah following a Community Dinner 
Fri. 1/24 @ 7:30 PM
The Romemu Center

The Names of Light: Illumination of the Weekly Torah Portion - Open Book With Rabbah Saphir Noyman Eyal
Sat. 1/25 @ 9 AM
The Romemu Center

Free and open to all. No registration required.
Kabbalah Weekend Intensive Part I - Beyond the Mirror: Serving the Collective Through Study
Sat. 1/25, @ 4 PM
The Romemu Center

Includes a light meal and havdalah.

Kabbalah Weekend Intensive Part II - Activating the Zohar: Using the Ligh t
Sun. 1/26, @ 11 AM
The Romemu Center

Includes buffet brunch and study.

"Come out, Come Out, Wherever You Are " - Rabbi Ingber's Sermon
In anticipation of the No Hate, No Fear Solidarity March, Rabbi Ingber invites all who are listening to come out from wherever we may be hiding, recognize the prisms that may constrain our vision, and be proudly, unabashedly, ourselves.

Romemu celebrates a 'Sur-thrive-al-ist Judaism", that is uplifting and alive. Here Rabbi Ingber also explores the urgency of Jewish survival, and implores us to be unafraid of expressing our Jewishness, to allow ourselves to be 'too Jewish'. We are offered inspiration from Joseph's journey in Torah, as he reveals himself and makes himself vulnerable, to be fully present for our own hearts and for one another, celebrating the richness of our connections and our diversity.

#JewishandProud #Standtogether
Thank you Romemu! From Drs. Shari and Steve Kaplan
Dear Romemu Community,

Thank you to all who gave to the Kaplan Music Fund. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with you in supporting Romemu's incredible musicians and the beautiful, soul-stirring music they create for us. We look forward to continuing to be together in community, making music and memories. 

Sincerely,

Drs Shari and Steve Kaplan
Learn at the 'MU
Torah Tuesdays returns with special guest teacher Rabbi David Greenstein at
Beit Midrash & two new classes on 1/14!

Beit Midrash:  From Mezritch to Manhattan - A Neo-  H asidic Pilgrimage
Tues. @ 8 PM - Next Date 1/14
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street

Join special guest Rabbi David Greenstein   for an intimate look into the  h asidic roots of Romemu's heart-centered, playfully pious, embodied approach to Jewish text and practice . This week we will be studying stories from Reb Nachman of Breslov.

No registration required. $10 Suggested donation.

Never Too Late: B Mitzvah Journey for Lifelong Learners
Tues. @ 6:30 PM - Starting 1/14
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street

Never Too Late, Romemu’s adult B Mitzvah journey, prepares participants for a deepened experience of this Jewish rite of passage with fellow spiritual travelers in an 18-month program of preparation.

This class is for you if  
  • You've ever yearned for regular sacred study and tools to approach Torah as an independent learner. 
  • You want to build connections with fellow spiritual seekers.
  • You've ever listened to someone chant torah and wished it was you.

Students will be empowered for more active participation in synagogue life and communal leadership. With Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses and Hazzan Basya Schechter.

Please click here to learn more and register.

Walking The Path: Judaism for Beginners - Explore a Living Judaism
Tues. @ 6:30 PM - Starting 1/14
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street

Jewish practice is active sacred engagement. Wherever you are along your spiritual way, this course offers to meet you there; and invites you to deepen your journey. Whether that means exploring conversion, approaching the tradition for the first time, or reinvigorating and reimagining your Jewish life. With Rabbi Mira Rivera.

Please click here to learn more and register.
A Radiant Heart Primer
Thurs. 1/9 @ 6:30 PM
Upper West Side Home - Location Given Upon Registration

These challenging times call for an openhearted presence. Guides like A.J. Heschel, Alan Lew and Avivah Zornberg offer insights on cultivating spiritual radiance. We will study Biblical text alongside the writings of Rilke, Rumi, Adrienne Rich, Marge Piercy and John O’ Donohue, and we will read and practice spiritual writing. With Shelly R. Fredman. No previous writing experience necessary.

Contact Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses for registration information at dianne@romemu.org
Tai Chi at Romemu - Free Demonstration to Kick off Spring Sessions
Mon. 1/13 @ 7:30 PM
West End Presbyterian Church | 165 West 105 Street - 3rd Floor

Tai Chi continues at Romemu!  The New York School of T'ai Chi Chuan (NYSTCC) will again offer classes in the Yang style short form. All are invited to a free demonstration, January 13, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, 3rd floor of the Church The 12-class Monday evening Beginner session starts on January 20th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm 

For information and registration, please contact Fran Snyder at  fran.snyder.taichi@gmail.com
Romemu Yeshiva - Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

Program dates: June 29 - August 6, 2020
6-Week Immersive Study & Practice
The Romemu Yeshiva provides intensive spiritual study and practice of Jewish pathways for self-transformation. By integrating rigorous text study, deep prayer, and Jewish mindfulness-based practices, Romemu Yeshiva programs inspire participants' profound transformation as individuals and prepare them for leadership roles in the Jewish community and beyond.  February 1 is our priority deadline .

 For more information and to apply, visit romemu.org/yeshiva.
This Way Up: Practices to Align Ourselves in a Topsy Turvy World
Sun. 2/23 @ 9 AM
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street

Join us for a full day of study, practice and prayer that will open your heart, soften your body, and expand your mind. We will begin at 9am with chanting and shaharit (morning prayers), then spend the morning in silent embodied practice. We will come together to study in the afternoon. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming summer Romemu Yeshiva program. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your own dairy/vegetarian lunch.
Led by Rabbi Ingber and Romemu Yeshiva summer faculty member Rabbi Shuli Passow.

 For more information and to register please click here.
Coming Up!
Cinematters: New York Social Justice Film Festival
Thurs. 1/16 - Mon. 1/20
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan | 334 Amsterdam Avenue

Romemu is proud to be one of the partner organizations supporting The Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival , happening at the Marlene Meyerson JCC. The festival will feature films on topics ranging from transgender rights to racial justice in America. Don’t miss out!

Click here for tickets and more information.
Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King at Romemu
Fri. 1/17 - Mon. 1/20
Romemu & Various Locations

Join us for Shabbat Services and torah study infused with music and teachings inspired by Dr King’s legacy of liberation, as we begif the Book of Exodus, the tale of our journey to freedom and birth as a people.

Visit werepair.org/mlk-day to learn about a variety of actions and service projects. There are opportunities for families and people of all ages to have an impact on our local community. #actnow
Romemu Community Urgently Needed to Help Recent Refugees
Tues. 1/21 @ 7 PM
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street

Join us for an info-session on a new Romemu initiative to support immigrant families in crisis. Learn how we can (and must!) help by offering direct assistance to those who have recently crossed the border and are in critical need of food, clothing, schooling, shelter, legal advice and all manner of support. Led by Sanctuary Neighborhoods NYC founder Tara Geer, Romemu member Debora Cahn, and Romemu Rabbi Mira Rivera.

Contact Rabbi Mira Rivera at mira@romemu.org to RSVP.
Strangers No More Monthly Discussion Series Session # 5: Navigating Our Families of Origin
Wed. 1/22 @ 7 PM 
Location Given Upon RSVP

Are you part of an interfaith couple or family? Grow up in one? Do you come from or identify with a tradition – or traditions – other than Judaism? Are you finding your way back to Judaism after many years? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are welcome to join our monthly discussion series – a safe, non-judgmental setting to explore togethe. Newcomers welcome and expected.

Free and open to all. Please email Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman at eleanor@romemu.org to RSVP.
Interfaith Couples’ Workshop: a four-part series 
Mon. 2/3, 2/10, 2/24 & 3/2 @ 7 PM
Location shared upon registration.

Interfaith relationships are a rich opportunity to celebrate the beauty and complexity of multiple religious traditions in a household. In this four-part couples’ series, we will explore the complexity of interfaith family experiences – from navigating holidays, life-cycle events, religious services, to relationships with in-laws, parenting and more; based on participants contributions and questions. Led by Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman, Director of Multi-Faith Initiatives at Romemu, and Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Parters, a writer, master coach, and certified CoreEnergetics Practitioner – and Eleanor’s partner in interfaith marriage.

For more information and to register,  please click here.
IJKL Sunshine Shabbaton with Rabbi Ingber - Everything Sings : Discovering Our Unique Voice
Fri. 2/7 - Sun 2/9
Sheraton Suites, Cypress Creek Fort Lauderdale

This Shabbat is known as 'Shabbat Shira' or the Sabbath of Song. Join Rabbi Ingber and guest leaders at the Institute of Jewish Knowledge and Learning for a retreat experience exploring the power of voice to create liberation and compassion. Early bird registration until 12/31!
Please click here to learn more and register.
With Love We Serve - Volunteer Service Opportunity
Thur. 2/13 - Meet at 5:30 PM at 2859 Broadway
Broadway Presbyterian Church | 114th and Amsterdam Avenue

Join fellow Romemu and community volunteers to serve a four course dinner at Broadway Presbyterian Church's "4 Star Kitchen." This is a monthly event in which the church's sanctuary becomes a restaurant for all who wish to come. Broadway   Presbyterian Church is on 114th Street & Broadway. 5:30 meet up with Rabbi Mira and the community at at Famiglia Pizza on Broadway and 111th ( 2859 Broadway ) to walk to the church together. Limited spaces available.

Please RSVP to Robin Aronson at robin.aronson@gmail.com
The MU' for Youth & Families
Shabbat Experiences for Children and Families

Sha'Baby
Fridays @ 5 PM
The Romemu Center

Infants, toddlers, parents, grandparents, and caregivers are all welcome to join us for this wonderful way to introduce your little ones to Shabbat. Sha’Baby engages your child’s special energy through song, prayer, dance, and laughter. Facilitated by our partners at Tkiya.

No registration required.

Sha'Boker Tov & Parsha Play
 Saturdays @ 11:15 AM
The Romemu Center Unless Otherwise Noted

Children ages 0-5 and their grownups (Sha'Boker) and ages 5-13 (Parsha Play) are welcome to these weekly programs, where an educator explores the Torah portion by engaging students in theatre, art, play, and story telling.

No registration required.
Registration for Seekers Holistic Hebrew School Registrationis Still Open!

Seekers provides a holistic, hands-on approach to meaningful engagement with Jewish life. We aim to help students ages K-7 cultivate a deep love for Jewish tradition through, music, movement, play, experiential learning, and thoughtful exploration of our sacred text. Seekers welcomes students of all socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, and gender identities.

Please click here to register. For more information about programs for Youth and Families at Romemu, email Mika Yaakoba-Zohar at mika@romemu.org
'MU Near You
In Brooklyn or Westchester for Shabbat? Join us!
Romemu Brooklyn
  • Sat 1/11  – Shabbat AM Services
  • Fri 1/24 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner
Visit romemu.org/brooklyn for more info and registration.

Romemu Monthly Fridays @ The Alligned Center in Irvington
  • Fri 1/31 – Romemu Kabbalat Shabbat Livestream & Potluck
  • Fri 2/28 – Romemu Kabbalat Shabbat Livestream & Potluck
  • Fri 3/27 – Romemu Kabbalat Shabbat Livestream & Potluck
Please click here for more information.
Careers at Romemu
Romemu is currently hiring the following positions:
  • Senior Marketing & Communications Associate
  • Programming Associate
Visit romemu.org/careers for more information.
'MU in the News
T hree Sukkot Snapshots
The Jerusalem Post– October 19, 2019
Jewish Telegraphic Agency– July 17, 2019
Ready to Join or Renew at the 'MU?
Join Today!

Visit romemu.org/membership or click the button on the side to join or renew your Romemu membership today.

If you have any questions, please contact Miriam Rubin, Director of Membership, at (212) 580-4294 or miriam@romemu.org .
Committees & Circles
H esed Committee

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

Romemu's H esed Comittee serves and supports members' well-being through acts of loving kindness.

For more information, to volunteer as a member of the committee, or to reach out for assistance, please contact Shelley Cahn, Mijanou Mosher, or Valerie Kanofsky at hesed@romemu.org .
H evra Kadisha

Seeking New Members for Romemu's  H evra Kaddisha

Hevra Kaddisha, meaning "holy society," performs the mitzvah of Shmira for our members and their loved ones who have died. Hevra Kaddisha volunteers sit with/near the deceased, often reading psalms, chanting or meditating until the time of burial. They also perform the sacred ritual of Tahara, the washing and purification of the body honoring the holy sanctuary it was for the soul in life.

Interested individuals or those seeking more information about this sacred work should email Rabbi Eva Sax Bolder at  evasaxbolder@gmail.com  or Nili Weissman at nweissman@live.com .
Youth & Family Committee

We are seeking parents with children ages 0 - 4 to partner with.

Are you interested in getting more involved at Romemu? Do you love coming to Sha'Baby or Sha'Boker Tov and want to spread the word about Romemu? We'd love to talk with you.

To learn more please contact Rabbi Elster at janice@romemu.org   .
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Romemu | (212) 580-4294 | romemu.org
The Romemu Campus | Corner of 105 St. & Amsterdam Ave.
Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street
Romemu @ West End Presbyterian Church | 165 West 105 Street