Our Mission Statement: Temple Rodeph Torah seeks to build an active and engaged Jewish community, one person at a time. We cherish our time-honored traditions to make them ever more relevant and precious in our modern lives. These traditions will help to enrich and ensure a Jewish future through worship, spirituality, education, celebration and acts of loving-kindness.
This Week @ TRT                                         February 8 - 17, 2019
Casino Night/Texas Hold'em Tournament
Back by popular demand, TRT will hold our Casino Night this Saturday, 2/9 (with a snow date of 2/16).  The fun and excitement begins when the doors open at 7:30 pm.  You will not want to miss this great event! There will be games of chance, gift baskets, raffles and more along with light refreshments. For details, click here.  Sign up online here or call the Temple office at 732 308-0055.  
Calendar Raffle 
Introducing our brand new Monthly 50/50 Calendar Raffle! Raffles will be drawn each month from January through December - and each person who buys a book of 12 tickets has 48 chances to win throughout the year! Click here for details.


Congratulations to our January winners!
1st place:
Jeff Aptaker
2nd place:
Jeff Weiss
3rd place:
Laurie Kaufman
4th place:
Jodi Zukoff

Bereavement Group
TRT Bereavement group is open to the entire community. Those who have experienced a loss - whether it be a spouse, partner, parent or child and would benefit from a supportive group experience are welcome to join. Next groups are Wednesday 2/13 and 2/27 at 10am @ TRT.
Worship
Services This Week
Friday, February 8, 8:00pm
Shabbat Service
Sermon: "Why Do I Need a Temple? I Can Pray Anywhere"
Candle lighting at 5:04pm

Saturday, February 9, 10:00am
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Led by Rabbi Shira Stern
Services Next Week
Friday, February 15, 8:00pm
Shabbat Service
Sermon: "Discovering Your Own Sacred Skills"
Candle lighting at 5:13pm

Saturday, February 16, 9:15am
Tot Shabbat
Open to all pre-readers and their families
Theme: Shabbat Challah Bake
Led by Rabbi Stern & Mr Sam

Saturday, February 16, 10:00am
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Led by Rabbi Shira Stern
Spotlight on TRT's 
Special Program Funds!
There are many times in our lives when we want to share our simchas, honor the memory of a loved one, and/or acknowledge someone special.  A great way to show the love is by making a tax-free donation to one of TRT's special program funds. Each week in this column we will highlight a different program fund with the hope that you will feel inspired to support those who will benefit from the fund. This week's spotlight is on the Library Fund.

This fund is used to enhance and expand our traditional and electronic libraries, including books, magazines, subscriptions, reproduction, equipment, and storage.

To donate to this fund, please click here.
Youth Happenings
Jr RTSY Science Extravaganza! Let's explode into the new year with our next event - Science Extravaganza!

Please note the time & date change due to TRT's Casino Night!

Sunday 2/10 from 12-2pm. Pick up your younger children from Hebrew School and drop off your tween for some midday fun! We will have a pizza lunch and then join in some amazing science experiments - an experiment to enjoy at the event and one that will be able to come home with your child! Click here to register by 2/7.
A Note from Our Clergy
We are here to help you through life's most difficult events, and to help you celebrate life's most wonderful events. We want to do everything we can for you, but there are only a few of us and a lot of you.

PLEASE contact us before scheduling any life-cycle event you wish us to share with you. Weddings, funerals and baby namings are important moments in your life, but we often schedule services (especially weddings) months or even years in advance. Before signing a contract or scheduling a service please check with us to be sure we are available, and allow us to set that time aside for you. And we are always here to answer your questions!

Rabbi Weber, Cantor Alexander and Rabbi Stern
Current Newsletter
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Wednesdays with Don & Joanna
Rabbi Weber & Cantor Alexander invite you to join them Wed 2/20, 12:30-1:30pm, for conversation & lunch at Wegman's, Route 9 in Manalapan. Meet upstairs, bring whatever you would like to eat and whatever you want to talk about. No agenda, no RSVP, and friends & neighbors are welcome!
Prayer Squares
For those in need of healing, we have prayer squares to take with you when you are feeling alone - knitted with love by TRT members. You can pick one up in the temple office.
Evening Book Club
Please join TRT Sisterhood for our Evening Book Club on Thursday 2/28 @ TRT at 7pm. We wil be reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. We need a leader for this discussion. Please RSVP here or call the temple office at 732.308.0055, and please bring suggestions for our future books.
Afternoon Book Club
Please join TRT Sisterhood for our Evening Book Club on Wednesday 3/6@ TRT at 12:30pm at Mezza Luna. We wil be reading A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. 
Please RSVP here or call the temple office at 732.308.0055, and please bring suggestions for our future books.
Jewel Heist Mystery Night
Please join us at TRT Sisterhood's Jewel Heist Mystery Night on Saturday 3/9. Doors open at  8pm. Light snacks & wine served, and a fun evening of suspense and mystery. $35pp by 3/2, $40pp at the door. Click here to sign up online.
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