Sign up for a packed weekend full of incredible
learning, singing, and dining opportunities!
Friday, February 28th - Sunday, March 1st, 2020



These Shabbat of the Child events are for any and all adults in our community! These are NOT children's/family oriented events!
Discover how we as a community can make a difference in children’s lives in the American Jewish community and in the Israeli Jewish and Arab communities (see below for full details).
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Dinner and Lunch FREE of charge!
This Shabbat at Romemu Manhattan
Romemu Campus - Corner of 105 St. & Amsterdam Ave.
RC: Romemu Center | WEPC: West End Presbyterian Church

Friday, February 21
5:00 PM Sha'Baby (RC) | 5:30 PM  Pre-Prayer Meditation (WEPC)   | | 6:00 PM  Kabbalat Shabbat Services (WEPC) 8:00 PM  Community Kiddush in Honor of Ellie Heller's B Mitzvah (WEPC)

Saturday, February 22
All Services & Programming will take Place at WEPC
9:00 AM  Open Book   Torah Study |  10:00 AM  Shabbat Morning Services & the B Mitzvah of Ellie Heller | 11:00 AM  Children's Blessing | 11:15 AM Sha'Boker Tov & Parsha Play
"On the way to Sinai "
Rabbi Ingber's Sermon
Revelation is a big deal. This week we read what may be the most important sequence in all of Torah, chapter 19 of the book of Exodus. In chapter 19 the Jewish people receive our unique revelation from G-d, but not before the events of chapter 18, where Moses receives his unique revelation from his father-in-law, Jethro.

This moment is so significant that the rabbis name this week’s Parsha “Yitro”, honoring the truth transmitted from father-figure to de-facto son. Rabbi Ingber asks what lessons we might learn from this exchange between Moses and Jethro, where our greatest teacher and leader is called on to be coachable. He is taught to delegate responsibility and to take a step back.

One is that we may seek truth wherever it reaches out to us, not only in the familiar. Another is an understanding that horizontal relationship in the world precedes vertical relationship with the One. Finally, can we follow Moses’ example? Can we have the eyes to recognize, and the hearts to receive Torah from the Yitros (and Charlies) in our lives with vulnerability and love? 
Coming Up
Aleph Bet I: Beginning Hebrew
Tues. @ 6:30 PM - Next Session 2/25
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 with Rabbi Ingber | From Mezritch to Manhattan
Tues. @ 8 PM - Next Session 2/25
The Romemu Center | 176 West 105 Street

Join Rabbi Ingber 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.
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 Danielle Pitkoff 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.

Friday night Shabbat Dinner and Community Sing:
Celebrating the Child Within  
Fri. 2/28 after Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Lunch & Learn | The Holy Yenta: The Mitzvah of Thoughtful Intervention
Sat. 2/29 @ 12:30 PM

Bagel Brunch & Learn Parenting Workshop | Empowerment: Building your Toolbox of Parenting Techniques 
Sun. 3/1 @ 10:30 AM
The entire weekend is made possible through the generous funding of
Gil Mandelzis and Capitolis.
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Join us on the Shabbat weekend of February 28th and 29th as we bring in a professional engineer to record the music and wisdom at our shabbat services, - we are also setting a few microphones all around the sanctuary to get a full surround sound experience of our exuberant and heart and soul-felt davenning community. Be a part of it! (Additional recording Havdallah 4:30-6:30) 
Ways to Get Excited about Purim 2020!

  • Participate in our Dance-a-thon and party with a purpose! Raise money for Footsteps and the Romemu Hesed Community by creating a Pledge It campaign here: https://pledgeit.org/for/partywithapurpose
  • Volunteer! Join our magic-making squad as a Purim Volunteer! 
  • Join our Host Committee to help make this Purim an extra special evening! 
  • Bring your upside down Purim self to the dance floor. Buy tickets here: https://www.romemu.org/purim-2020/

To participate, please contact our Purim Programming Coordinator,
Aliza Rivka at alizarivka@romemu.org .
Yael Kanarek, Romemu's Artist-in-Residence | The Regendered Bible Exhibition at HUC
Happening NOW through 3/8
The Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at HUC | 1 West 4 Street  (between Broadway and Mercer Street)

Admission: Free. Current government issued photo ID required for security.

Click here for more information.
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.
Nigun Jam
Sun. 3/15 @ 7 PM
The Romemu Center

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
Liberation in a Time of Crisis: Preparing for Passover
Sun. 3/15
Romemu Yeshiva at Urban Adamah in Berkeley, CA

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. 

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

For more information and to register please click here
Jewish Emergent Network’s (RE)VISION 20/20 Conference
June 18 - 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA

We hope that you’ll join us for the Jewish Emergent Network’s (RE)VISION 20/20 conference. With hindsight and an eye towards the future through the lens of emergent Jewish communities, you'll take part in vibrant content around Torah & Learning, Justice & Moral Leadership, Prayer & Ritual, Community & Inclusion, Education, and Community Models. Through creative modules such as interactive experiments, laboratories, immersive sessions, and fascinating panels.

Click here for more information and to register!
Romemu members get 25% off with the code MEMBER
The 'MU for Youth & Families
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.
Serving at a Soup Kitchen
Thursday, March 12 @ 5:30-8pm
Broadway Presbyterian Church
601 W 114th St, New York, NY
For B Mitzvah Families

B Mitzvah students (6th and 7th grade) and their grownups are invited to help serve our community by volunteering at Broadway Presbyterian Church’s “Community Table” soup kitchen. Families will have the opportunity to serve this free meal to Romemu’s neighbors. Meet at Famous Famiglia on the south west corner of 111th and Broadway at 5:15pm. We will walk up to the church on 114th & Broadway together. Email  mika@romemu.org  to sign up.
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.

For more information about programs for Youth and Families at Romemu, email Mika Yaakoba-Zohar at mika@romemu.org
'MU Near You
Romemu Brooklyn | Home Hosting
Fri. 2/28
Join us for our first official night of home-hosted Shabbat dinners across Brooklyn for lively conversation, new friends, and community building.

Sign up  by February 17 or until all seats are filled!
In Brooklyn or Westchester for Shabbat? Join us!
Romemu Brooklyn
  • Sat 3/7 – Shabbat AM Services
  • Fri 3/20 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner, guest led by Rabbi Micah Shapiro
  • Sat 3/21 - Equinox Havdalah Celebration
Romemu Monthly Fridays @ The Alligned Center in Irvington
  • Fri 2/28 – Romemu Kabbalat Shabbat Livestream & Potluck
  • Fri 3/27 – Romemu Kabbalat Shabbat Livestream & Potluck
Please click here for more information.
Careers at the 'MU
Romemu is currently hiring the following positions:
  • Romemu Brooklyn Rabbi
  • Romemu Manhattan Associate Rabbi
  • 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 .
Calling ALL Volunteers!
We are deeply proud of Romemu's reputation and commitment to being a welcoming and inviting community. Today we invite you to take a small step into helping us continue that reality by serving as a Shabbat greeter on Fridays nights and Saturday mornings.


Email miriam@romemu.org to RSVP
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 .
Green Team
“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. “ 

Find notes for the last meeting here .
Next meeting is Wednesday, March 12th. Want to learn more? Email Monica Barach .
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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