We will be holding a facilitated Community Meeting on February 3rd from 7-10pm at the Romemu Center to share and process feelings that arose. We hope and pray that the pain felt by some of our community in the wake of the sermon will be a source of deeper listening and learning so that we might lean in, take a deep breath, and stay in the room together as a community. 
This Shabbat at Romemu
Romemu Campus - Corner of 105 St. & Amsterdam Ave.

Friday, January 31
5:00 PM Sha'Baby |  5:30 PM  Pre-Prayer Meditation   6:00 PM  Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, February 1
9:00 AM  Open Book   Torah Study |  10:00 AM  Shabbat Morning Services | 11:00 AM  Children's Blessing | 11:15 AM  Parsha Play | 11:15 AM  Sha'Boker Tov
Shabbat of the Child
Romemu Shabbat of the Child is a transformative, first-ever weekend filled with deep learning, sharing, community singing, and exploring how we can advocate for, protect, celebrate and empower children within the Jewish community and beyond.

Join Rabbi David Ingber, Ashar Ben Arieh of the Haruv Institute , and Danelle Pokosky of Sacred Spaces and the Aleinu Campaign, for a melding of minds, hearts, and souls. You’ll discover how you can make a difference in children’s lives in the American Jewish community and in the Israeli Jewish and Arab communities. This is the first of what we hope will become an annual event.

Our weekend begins on Friday evening the 28th of February and includes a catered, music-filled Shabbat dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat services. It continues on Saturday the 29th with a Shabbat Lunch & Learn, followed by a special musical Mincha/Havdalah ceremony. Our weekend will conclude with a Sunday parenting workshop. 
The entire weekend is made possible through the generous funding of
Gil Mandelzis and Capitolis.
Learn at the 'MU
Aleph Bet I: Beginning Hebrew
Tues. @ 6:30 PM - Next Session 2/4
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street

Dive into the Hebrew language in an intimate, relaxed and supportive environment! We will start by learning the Hebrew alphabet. Participants will be exposed to all aspects of the language, including reading and writing. Once we’ve made progress, we’ll introduce Shabbat and holiday liturgy. With Wendy Miles.

Please click here to learn more and register.

Beit Midrash
Tues. @ 8 PM - Next Session 2/4
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street

Join us for an intimate look into the  h asidic roots of Romemu's heart-centered, playfully pious, embodied approach to Jewish text and practice .

No registration required. $10 Suggested donation.
Online Learning with the Romemu Yeshiva Faculty
All are welcome to partake in transformative study of Jewish texts and heart-opening contemplative practice with our master teachers. Sessions will include an opportunity to learn more about the Romemu Yeshiva summer program.

All sessions are run via the zoom platform. Students will receive a link after registering.

Gardening the Soul: Preparing our soil, Dissolution, and Regrowth in our Spritual Practice
Sun. 2/9 @ 1:30 PM
With Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels

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.
Liberation in a Time of Crisis: Preparing for Passover
Sun. 3/15 @ 10 AM 

Join us for a day-long soak in Jewish meditation practice, prayer, and learning. Sit, sing, learn, and walk around the farm with eyes and heart open. Connect deeply to yourself, to the Divine, and to the practices and rituals of Passover. With Norman Fischer and Rabbi Dorothy Richman

Cosponsored by Romemu Yeshiva and Or HaLev - Center for Jewish Spirituality & Meditation

For more information and to register please click here
Coming Up
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, FL

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.
Please click here to learn more and register.
Celebrate Tu B’shvat: Nigun Jam Special Edition
Sun. 2/9 @ 6:30 PM
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street

Join Hazzan Basya and Nigun Jam leaders Jack and Judy for a special Tu B’shvat Nigun Jam. We will travel through the four Kabbalistic worlds, drink wine, eat nuts and fruits, and sing four melodies with deep spaciousness and immersion in themes of nature, trees, planting, flowering and sustainability. 
Please click here to learn more and register.
Romemu Green Team
Wed. 2/12 @ 6:30 PM
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street

“The Mission of the Romemu Green Team is   to promote individual and shared environmental responsibility in the Romemu Community through education and action.  We will find inspiration and direction for our mission from the teachings and traditions of Judaism. “ 

Romemu's Green Committee is springing to life! If you are interested in environmental action of any kind, from cultivating sustainable habits in our community to exploring the spiritual side of green practices to advocating for a greener city, join in this first exploratory meeting and share your passion and vision for Greening Romemu.
Please click here to 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
Strangers No More Monthly Discussion Series #6: Navigating Family Life
Wednesday, 2/26 @ 7 PM 
Location Given Upon Registration

We will explore how we navigate our families of origin and our in-laws when we have different faith traditions and/or radically different ways of practicing within the same faith tradition. What are the blessings and complexities related to our families which can actually serve to deepen our spiritual lives? If we have children or plan to have children, what can we learn from one another about raising them in the context of our multi-faith lives and families?

Please register to receive location information by emailing eleanor@romemu.org.
The MU' for Youth & Families
Do you know Hebrew calligraphy, or how to write beautifully in Hebrew?
We are looking for someone to volunteer their time to write out the  names of our
B Mitzvah students  for their  B Mitzvah certificates ! If you are interested or know somebody who is, please reach out to Mika at  mika@romemu.org .
Shabbat Experiences for Children and Families

Sha'Baby
Fridays @ 5 PM
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105th Street

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.
Seekers Family Shabbat
Sat. 2/8 @ 10 AM
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105th Street

All 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 a special Shabbat lunch.

Seekers Friday
Fri. 2/14 @ 5 PM
West End Presbyterian Church | 165 West 105th Street

Families are invited to a delicious, hot, catered Shabbat dinner before services, where we will learn together before joining the Romemu congregation for a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat.

You can find all program dates by subscribing to our Family Events and Seekers Calendars  here   .
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
Romemu Brooklyn | Moving Traditions B Mitzvah Workshop led by Rabbi Janice Elster
Sun. 2/2 @ 10:30 AM
1 Grand Army Plaza

*It's not too late to sign up!*
Romemu Brooklyn is excited to invite your child to a special workshop about what it means to become a teen and how a B Mitzvah fits into this life journey through the lens of Jewish tradition. The workshop has been developed by Moving Traditions , a highly acclaimed organization that specializes in tweens and teens navigating this complex time of life.

For more information and registration, click here .
Romemu Brooklyn | February Open Book : "Archeology, Topography, and the Exodus"
Sat. 2/8 @ 9am, before services
1 Grand Army Plaza

How and where did the Israelites cross the sea? And what theories do historians have regarding the location and feasibility of this miracle? Join community member and Romemu Yeshiva Program Director Kohenet Shamirah aka Sarah Chandler for a fascinating dive into water, waves, and wonder. With Sarah Chandler
Romemu Brooklyn | Single - Not Single - We're All One! Valentine's Shabbat | Fri. 2/14
Services @ 6:30pm - Berkeley Carroll School, 152 Sterling Place
Dinner & Mixer @ 8:15pm - Berkeley Carroll School, 181 Lincoln Place

Join Romemu Brooklyn for a special Valentine’s Day Shabbat service and buffet dinner, featuring a full night of music, lighthearted games, and new connections. Please invite your single friends to join! We’ll have mixers for singles & non-singles, families & children, and those looking for friendship, partners-in-prayer, and maybe more!

Sign up by  registering for dinne after services on February 14.
In Brooklyn or Westchester for Shabbat? Join us!
Romemu Brooklyn
  • Sun 2/2 – B Mitzvah Workshop
  • Sat 2/8 – Shabbat AM Services
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:
  • Marketing Associate
  • Programming Associate
Visit romemu.org/careers for more information.
'MU in the News
Jewish Insider– January 23, 2020
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 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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Please click here to make your gift today.
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