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                                           November 15 - 24, 2019
Comedy Night
Join us on Saturday 11/16 @ 9pm for Comedy Night. Doors open at 8:15pm. Wine, light snacks and desserts will be served. Feel free to BYOB. Tickets are $60 at the door. Click here for more info.

Meet our Interim Rabbi Candidates
The Interim Rabbi Search Committee invites you to meet our candidates. They will give a short D'var Torah, introduce themselves to TRT, and answer your questions. Please plan to attend and give our committee your feedback online here

Mon 11/25 7:15pm
Rabbi Disick

Mon 12/2 7:15pm
Rabbi Crystal

Social Action Toy Drive & Coat Drive
The Social Action Committee is asking for your participation in  Ner Shel Tzedakah "Candle of Righteousness" TOY DRIVE . Families are asked to devote the 6th night of Hanukkah to learning about the problem of poverty. Help us make a difference with people of all ages. A collection box is in the atrium, now through 12/16 for new, unwrapped items. Please remember the teenagers too. Gifts will be distributed to those less fortunate. Click here for more info.
 
We are also collecting gently used or new coats, as well as new gloves, hats and scarves. Click here for more info.
Afternoon Book Club
Please join TRT Sisterhood for our Afternoon Book Club on Wed 12/4 at Mom's at 12:30pm.  We will be reading The Guest Book by Sarah Blake.  We need a leader. 
Please RSVP by email here no later than 12/2  or the Temple office at 732.308.0055.
Evening Book Club
Please join TRT Sisterhood for our Evening Book Club on Wed 12/11 @ 7pm at TRT.  We will be reading This Tender Land:A Novel by William Kent Krueger.  Please RSVP by email here no later than 12/8
or the Temple office at 732-308-0055.
Worship
Services This Week
Friday, November 15, 7:45pm (see info below)
Community Shabbat Service at Temple Shalom
8 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen
NO service at TRT tonight
Candle Lighting 4:20pm

Saturday, November 16, 10:00am
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Led by Karen Goldstein
Services Next Week
Friday, November 22, 6:30pm 
Community Rock Shabbat Service 
(note early time)
Guest Artist: Sheldon Low
New Members' Shabbat / Blessing for New Drivers
We will be joined by the Temple Shalom community for this evening's service
Candle Lighting 4:15pm

Saturday, November 23, 10:00am
Bat Mitzvah Service
Led by Sophie Myerson

Saturday, November 23, 10:00am
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Led by Neal Finkelstein
Community Shabbat Service
at Temple Shalom  in Aberdeen
TRT is going to Temple Shalom (8 Ayrmont Lane in Aberdeen) for a Shabbat service on Friday 11/15 at 7:45 pm  There will be no service at TRT that night.  The following week, Friday 11/22, Temple Shalom is coming to us for Rock Shabbat.

Dress for the service at Temple Shalom is "business casual" for adults; jeans are fine for children and teens.
Youth Happenings
Please join us for RTSY's Painting Palooza on Sunday 11/24 from 12:30-3:15pm. We will meet at Pinot's Palette in Galleria of Manalapan (100 US 9 North), $20 for RTSY paid members or $25 for non paid RTSY/NFTY-GER members. Please have lunch prior, we will have snacks available during painting. Click here for detailsClick here to sign up online !
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 Spiritual Enhancement Fund.

This fund provides resources for new and experimental services, programs and items devoted to spiritual expression. Donations will also cover prayer book dedications ($54 minimum is required to have a personalized bookplate label included inside the book).

To donate to this fund, please click here.
Calendar Raffle
Just a reminder, you can still purchase a set of calendar raffle tickets. The price has dropped to $20 for the remaining 2 months, with 20 chances to win each and every month for the next two months. Your odds of winning are excellent, but you have to be in it to win it! Participation helps support the efforts of our temple!

October winners are: Judy Borell, Robin Koenig, Juli Blumenthal & Roberta Rayburn.

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 Lawrence and Rabbi Stern
Shabbaton Save the Date
Save the date - join Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield NJ for a day dedicated to the love of prayer, study and community on Saturday 1/4/20. There will be Jewish Yoga and Tai Chi sessions, Shabbat Worship and various study sessions, ending with a havdalah service. Click here for more info
Any questions? Email here.
Current Newsletter
Click here for our current newsletter.
Torah & Tequila
Men are invited to join Rabbi Weber on Thursday 11/14 @ 7:30pm at TRT for an informal conversation about Jewish ethics. Click here for more info!
Support TRT with your Holiday Purchases

Did you know that by selecting TRT as your charity of choice, .5% of the cost of eligible purchases you make on Amazon.com will be donated to TRT? This is an easy way for TRT to earn money at no extra cost to you!  Simply click here to sign in to your Amazon account  through Amazon Smile to get started. Happy Shopping!
Save the Date: Discover the Life of an IDF Officer
TRT Men's Club hosts Shenhav Ruttner, a former Israeli Navy Officer on Sunday 12/8 @ 10am - open to the entire community. Cost is $18/adult, $20/family, teens are free. RSVP online here.


Women's Shabbat
The women of TRT are going to celebrate Shabbat together, led by Rabbi Stern  and Karen Joseph, at Fred and Murry's in Freehold on  Friday, 1/10/20 at 5:45pm.
Join us for good company, great music, delicious food, and the joy of Shabbat. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for non-members. Sign up online here or send a check made out to TRT to the temple office.  For more info, email Ellen Finkelstein here or call her at 732.972.8624.
Sinderella's Ball
On Saturday, 12/7, join the fun at Sinderella's Ball - the 6th  Annual event to support Joan Dancy and PALS (People with ALS). The foundation "serves ALS patients and their families in Monmouth and Ocean Counties by providing direct grants for products and services to improve their everyday lives."  The event will be held at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park and doors open at 7 p.m. The cost is $25 pp at the door.  There will be bands performing, raffles and auctions.   
Sinderella's Ball is held in memory of Sindy Weiner, a long-time member of Temple Rodeph Torah, and is coordinated by her husband, Louis. For more info,click here.  
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