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                                                May 17 - 26, 2019
Farewell Oneg Shabbat 
On Friday 6/7 @ 6:30pm, we will say goodbye and thank you to Cantor Joanna Alexander at our Shabbat service. We would like to have a special Oneg Shabbat in her honor. If you would like to help sponsor, please send a check payable to TRT to the temple office. Any amount from $18 up will help make this evening even more special. 
Say THANK YOU to Cantor Joanna Alexander
Anyone wishing to write a personal thank you to Cantor Alexander for sharing the past 11 years with us, email your comments here and we will present them to her at our special farewell service on 6/7. Be sure to sign your name!
Canasta/Mah Jongg Night CANCELLED 
Please be advised that the  Canasta / Mah Jongg night  originally scheduled for 5/21 has been cancelled.
Calendar Raffle
Just a reminder, you can still purchase a set of calendar raffle tickets. The price has dropped to $80 for the remaining 8 months, with 24 chances to win each and every month for the next nine 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!

April winners are Jerry Sternberg, Brook Baron, Judy Freilich and Juli Blumental.

Worship
Services This Week
Friday, May 17, 8:00pm
Shabbat Service
Service honoring our newest 18 & 36 year members
Candle Lighting 7:50pm

Saturday, May 18, 10:00am
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Led by Cantor Alexander
Services Next Week
Friday, May 24, 8:00pm
Shabbat Service
Sermon: "Attending to the Invisible"
Candle Lighting 7:56pm

Saturday, May 25, 10:00am
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Led by Karen Goldstein
Youth Happenings
All 2nd through 12th graders are invited to join us on Sunday 5/19 from 12-2pm  for the first time at an event together!!! We will have a pizza lunch!  The event is FREE for everyone!! All participants will receive a Rodeph Torah Student Youth (RTSY) shirt to tie-dye, but feel free to bring another item to tie-dye as well. We will also be creating a tikkun olam project to take home and help animals in your area.  Let's kick off the end of the year together and in style! Join us! We cannot wait to see you there!!! 


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 Bolender Leadership Development Fund.

The Bolender fund is used to develop and encourage Jewish leadership by providing financial subsidies to TRT's lay leaders so that they can attend leadership development programs (eg. URJ Biennial Convention, workshops, and seminars). This fund is in memory of and in honor of those who perished in or survived the Holocaust.

To donate to this fund, please click here.
Current Newsletter
Click here for our current newsletter!
Congregation
Meeting
Please join us for the first of two congregational meetings. This month's meeting will take place on Wed 5/22 @ 7:30pm. We are looking to approve the hiring of Cantor Rick Lawrence to begin 7/1/19. We look forward to seeing you there!
Newsletter Update
We've decided to modernize and be a part of the 21st century, as well as ensure continual cost saving measures. So moving forward, our Newsletter will no longer be mailed out. You will continue to be able to access every Newsletter online!

Click here for our current newsletter!
Afternoon Book Club
Please join TRT Sisterhood for our Afternoon Book Club on Wed 5/22 @ 12:30pm at Mezzaluna.  We will be reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. We need a leader for this discussion.  Please RSVP via email here by May 19th or call  the Temple office at 732.308.0055. 
Evening Book Club
Come join Sisterhood for our Book Discussion Get Together on Thurs 6/6 @ 7pm at TRT. We will be reading Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. Please RSVP via email here or call the temple office at 732.308.0055. Please be prepared to bring suggestions for our future books.
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