THIS SHABBAT
Join us at 165 West 105th Street
Friday April 5
4:30 PM – The Romemu Choir
5:00 PM – 'Sha'Baby' Shabbat
6:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, April 6
9:00 AM – 'Open Book' Torah Study
10:00 AM – Shabbat Services
11:00 AM – Children's Blessing
11:15 AM – Children's Services – 'Sha'Boker Tov'
1:00 PM – Community Kiddush in Celebration of Sam's B Mitzvah
Mazal Tov!
Please join us this Shabbat morning in wishing a mazal tov to Sam and his family as he is called to the Torah as a B Mitzvah!
Can't make it to our services in person? Join us online!
All our services are available on Facebook and Livestream .
A PREVIEW OF THE BENEFIT LIVE AUCTION:

– Bid on a Private Concert with Peter Yarrow –
Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary (Puff the Magic Dragon, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Blowin' in the Wind and more) is adored by audiences of all ages! Peter will come to your home to create a special event. Does someone in your family have a birthday or simcha on the horizon? Bid on this magical opportunity!
"Connect B4U Correct" – Rabbi Ingber's Sermon
Is there a secret to motivating ourselves and others? If so, perhaps it is connecting humanly and treating others with dignity. In one tragic story in the Torah, after being accusatory, Moses stops to hear, teaching us that if we can connect to others, maybe we can create conditions that will make the world a better place.

Click here for the full sermon.
Prepare for Liberation: A Passover Day of Learning

Sun. 4/7 @ 10 AM – 5 PM
Romemu Office – 43 Central Park North

Romemu master teachers and participants will have an opportunity to spiritually prepare for Passover.

10 AM – Passover Hebrew with Jeremy Rosenshine
11:15 AM – Dayenu: If Only I Were Enough with Marcia Meislin
12:50 PM – Lunch
1:35 PM – Stagecraft, Witchcraft, Which Craft? with Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses
3:20 PM – Writing Your Way to Freedom with Sharon Dolin
3:20 PM – Up All Night in Benei Brak with Marc Schiller

For the full schedule, please click here .

To register for the whole day or specifics, please click here .
The 2nd Night of Passover Seder with the JCC

Sat. 4/20 @ 6:30 PM
JCC Manhattan – 334 Amsterdam Ave.

Bring your family and friends and join Romemu's Rabbi Shoshana Leis and H azzan Basya Schechter at the JCC for a musical, spiritual, educational, and delicious seder experience. There is a kosher meat meal, but plenty of options for vegetarians.

Register early, as space is limited and we always sell out!

Register for dinner here.

For families with children under 12, register here .
Save the Date Passover for Families

  • PJ Library Passover Jam Kids Concert with Rabbi Shoshana Leis and Carla Friend
  • Tuesday 4/16 @ 4 PM
  • UWS Whole Foods – 808 Columbus Ave.

  • 8th Day of Passover Seder Singalong for Families with Children of All Ages
  • Sat. 4/27 @ 11 AM
  • West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th St.

Registration coming soon.
Learn with Us
Passover Themed Beit Midrash with Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses

Passover Specific Classes on Tues. 4/9, 4/16 @ 7:45 PM
Solomon Schechter - 805 Columbus Ave.

Passover takes us from narrowness to expanse, degradation to praise, from slavery to liberation. The Hagaddah provides a kind of play book -- but clearly a rote reading of this book is not the path that leads to greatest expansion.

Our next three sessions of Beit Midrash (4,9, 4/16) will explore the nature of Passover path and practice, and its potential to heal and set free.

Stay tuned for a special Beit Midrash session on 4/16 with guest Mark Horn, titled "Gates of Light: Using Kabbalistic Tarot to count the Omer ."

No registration required. This is a drop in class and can be joined at any time. To learn more visit romemu.org/adult-education .
Meditation, Magic, and Cosmic Architecture: Close Readings of Sefer Yetzirah

Shabbat Afternoons 4/13, 5/11, 6/15 @ 5 PM
West End Presbyterian Church - 165 West 105th Street, 3rd Floor

Sefer Yetzirah is an ancient work of Jewish mysticism that imagines letters as the building blocks of the universe. In this class led by Rav Kohenet Jill Hammer, we will explore the practices of Sefer Yetzirah and their potential role in contemporary Jewish belief and contemplative practice. We will also meditate and reflect on our own spiritual experience.

To register, click here .
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Community Opportunities
The Romemu Choir

Fri. 4/5 @ 4:30 PM
West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th St., Basement

Come experience the magic of harmonious singing and join the Romemu Choir! Choral director and arranger Josh Ehrlich will teach a new song each Shabbat (once a month!) with rehearsal from 4:30 PM to 6 PM and a chance to sing for and with the entire community during Kabbalat Shabbat services.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. To register please email basya@romemu.org .
Friday Night Services: A Primer with Rabbi Mira Rivera
Fri. 4/12 @ 5:30 PM
West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th St.

Ever been curious about the prayers at Friday night services? Wanted help navigating both the practicalities and meaning of them? Join Rabbi Mira Rivera for an informative class for those who wish to learn more about Friday night services, want to feel a bit more comfortable there, and want to meet other folks interested in the same.

To register, email eleanor@romemu.org .
What Matters: Caring Conversations About the End of Life
Weds. 4/10 & 5/10 @ 7 PM
Events take place at various locations.

How do we begin the difficult conversations with our loved ones about our wishes for the end-of-life? What is Advance Care Planning and an Ethical Will and do I need one? What does Judaism say about reincarnation, resurrection and the "world to come"? In this 3-part series, explore the unspoken with trained What Matters facilitators at Romemu, the Jewish Ethical Wills Project, and Rabbi/Chaplain Mira Rivera.

To register for any of the sessions please email shellevine@gmail.com.

Dates and descriptions below:
Weds. 4/10 @ 7 PM
co-sponsored by the JCC
Elizabeth Kraiem from the Jewish Ethical Wills Project will lead a session on leaving a written legacy of your beliefs and values.

JCC Manhattan – 334 Amsterdam Ave.
Weds. 5/10 @ 7 PM
What does Judaism say about reincarnation, resurrection, and the "world to come"? Led by Rabbi Mira Rivera.

Location given upon registration.
Romemu Near You: Brooklyn & Westchester
Romemu Brooklyn: Kabbalat Shabbat with Potluck Dinner & Saturday Morning Shabbat Service

Fri. 4/12 @ 6:00 PM
Berkeley Carroll School – 152 Sterling Place, Brooklyn

Sat 4/13 @ 9:30
1 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Thank you to all those who joined Romemu Brooklyn for our beautiful Shabbaton! We are thrilled to invite you to our monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services with potluck dinners and Shabbat morning services.

To RSVP for Brooklyn’s Kabbalat Shabbat service, click here.

To RSVP for Saturday Morning Shabbat Service, click here .
Romemu Westchester:
Moses and The Buddha in Dialogue: A Six-Part Series

Weds. 4/10 @ 7 PM
The Aligned Center – 1 Bridge St., Irvington, NY

Join Rabbi Ingber to explore the profound similarities and differences within Judaism and Buddhism, two of the oldest mystical wisdom traditions. Major concepts will include the nature of suffering, mind and G-d.

To RSVP, click here .
Romemu Westchester:
Kabbalat Shabbat

Fri. 4/26 @ 6:15 PM
The Aligned Center – 1 Bridge St., Irvington, NY

All are welcome to join us as we come together for Kabbalat Shabbat services, livestreamed from Romemu Manhattan. Following services, attendees will gather to schmooze, discuss, and nosh.

To RSVP, click here.
'Mu in the News
The New York Times– Mar 27, 2019
Jewish Standard – Jan 17, 2019
Click here for all Romemu media coverage!
Annual Community Meeting: Save the Date!
Romemu Rising: 10th Annual Community Meeting

Wed. 5/1 @ Various Times and Locations
The Romemu Center – 176 West 105th St.
West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th St.

5 PM Tour of Romemu's New Building
6 PM Potluck Dinner and Music with the Community Band
7 PM Annual Community Meeting
9 PM Dessert and Wine Reception

Calling all Romemu Members: You're invited to an informative evening of community, engagement and celebration. The evening’s program will include a tour of the new building, a Potluck dinner, presentations by Romemu's Board Chair, Rabbi Ingber, Jeff Cahn, board installations, and the presentation of the Jade Netanya Award for outstanding service and dedication to the community.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration coming soon.
Seekers Holistic Hebrew School
Registration is open!

Seekers is dedicated to providing a holistic, hands-on approach for meaningful engagement and inspired connection with Jewish life for students and their families. At Seekers, we aim to instill a deep love for Jewish tradition in our students through experiential learning, including theater, music, and outdoor education.
If you have questions or would like to talk more specifically about your children's needs, please contact Director of Youth and Family Education, Rabbi Shoshana Leis, at shoshana@romemu.org or (212) 580-4294 x822.

For more information and/ or to enroll your child(ren) in Seekers, please click here .
Committees & Circles
H esed Committee

Find yourself in need of help? The H esed Committee is here for you.

Romemu's Hesed 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 Eitan Agai or Valerie Kanofsky.
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