SHABBAT SHUVAH
at the Redeemer Presbyterian Church – 150 West 83rd St. (Abbreviated as REDEEMER)
Friday, October 4
5:00 PM – Sha'Baby Shabbat (REDEEMER)
6:00 PM – Supervised Play (REDEEMER)
6:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Services (REDEEMER)
Saturday, October 5
9:00 AM – 'Open Book' Torah Study (REDEEMER)
10:00 AM – Shabbat Services (REDEEMER)
10:00 AM – Supervised Play (REDEEMER)
11:00 AM – Children's Blessing (REDEEMER)
12:15 PM – Shabbat Shuvah Lunch & Learn (REDEEMER)
Can't make it to our services in person? Join us online!
All our services are available on Facebook and Livestream .
High Holy Days 2019 | 5780
Tickets to Kol Nidre & Yom Kippur Are Sold Out!

Individual and guest tickets are SOLD OUT for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur morning, but we're opening Ne'ilah services at 5:30PM on Yom Kippur Day up to the whole community, free of charge! We also have open seats at the Yom Kippur Break Fast Meal, click here to register.

For all services, please arrive early! In the past, the sanctuary has filled up. In the case that there are no more seats, services can be watched on video in the overflow room.

Please Note: all members, guests and non-members are required to check in with an ID at KOL NIDRE services.

Still Need Tickets for Kol Nidre & Yom Kippur services? All Romemu members are guaranteed High Holy Day tickets, so become a member today to join us for the High Holy Day season.

Curious about Sukkot and Sim h at torah? Click here for the full schedule of the holidays.
Shabbat Shuvah Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Ingber

Sat. 10/5 @ 12:30 PM
The Redeemer Presbyterian Church – 150 West 83rd St.

Join this lunch and learn with Rabbi Ingber about the heart of teshuvah /repentance.

Free and open to all.
Lunch & Discussion in the Sukkah with Rabbi Mira Rivera: Breaking Bread, Not Building Walls

Mon. 10/14 @ 12:30 PM
The Romemu Center – 176 West 105th St.

Following Sukkot services, join Rabbi Mira for a meal in the Romemu Sukkah. We will gather for delicious harvest inspired food and equally good conversation. Dine, shake the lulav and etrog, and discover the meaning of “breaking bread and not building walls” and it’s relevance to the holiday of Sukkot.

Click here to register.
City Harvest High Holy Days Food Drive

Food Drive runs from 9/28-10/11
Accepting food at all Romemu Services

For the High Holy Days, City Harvest is organizing a food drive to collect kosher food for the half a million Jewish New Yorkers who are food insecure. Throughout the High Holidays, you will see labeled cardboard boxes around Romemu inviting you to donate non-perishable, kosher foods. Please join us in this effort and donate what you are able by Friday, October 11.

Thank you for your contribution.
Spiritual Prep for the High Holy Days

Over the past month, we've shared reflections by community members on repentance, each voice a shofar call to our community, a clarion call to Teshuvah .

Today's (5 Tishrei, 5780) Teshuvah Reflection shared below, we hope you share your own by using the #awakenVOICE hashtag:
Make sure to like us on Twitter and Facebook to see all the reflections in your feed!
Gift of Awareness: Cultivating Mindfulness Through Jewish Meditation

Weds. 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 @ 6:50 PM
The Romemu Center – 176 West 105th St.

This 8-week course explores mindfulness through Jewish meditation in an online course created by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Everyone will sign up for this IJS online course (paid for separately) which will give them access to video sessions, guided meditations, practices and reflection questions and more. 

Each week we will review the weekly online program together with Larry Schwartz, facilitator of the course, we will watch short 3-5 minute videos, explore practices, reflect and ask questions. Participants will be asked to practice at least 5 minutes every day.

Please click here to register or email larschwartz@gmail.com for more information.
The Sky Within: Integrating Mussar , Astrology and Rosh H odesh

Thurs. 10/3, 10/31, 11/21, 12/26, 1/22, 2/27, 3/26, 4/23, 5/21, 6/25, 7/23 @ 7 PM
Upper West Side Apartment – Location Given Upon Registration 

Join this course and explore the Jewish Calendar and astrology in a unique and soulful curriculum. The lens of Rosh H odesh and the Astrological New Moon are used to focus on a particular character trait each month in the Jewish practice of Mussar . Participants develop personal intentions aimed at improving one’s character and use astrology to deepen self-reflection. Course led by Alina Bloomgarden and Caren Fried.

And many more Lifelong Learning offerings for 2019-2020!
High Holy Days in Brooklyn 2019 | 5780
Join Romemu Brooklyn for Kol Nidre & Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre – Tues. 10/8 @ 6 PM
Yom Kippur and Ne'ilah – Weds. 10/9 @ 9:30 AM
The Berkeley Carroll School – 152 Sterling Place, Brooklyn

We are so excited to invite you to our second season of celebrating the High Holy Days in Brooklyn. H azzan Basya Schechter and Rabbi Jay Moses will be leading us at the Berkeley Carroll School in Park Slope.

Current Romemu members are welcome to join services at both the Manhattan and Brooklyn locations with their member tickets.

For more information about High Holy Days in Brooklyn (including service schedules, childcare options, and more), please click here.
Multi-Faith Initiatives
'Strangers No More' Monthly Discussion Series Session #2

Weds. 10/16 @ 7 PM
Location Given Upon Registration

Are you part of an interfaith couple or family? Grow up in one? Do you come from or identify with a tradition other than Judaism? Are you finding your way back to Judaism after many years? Join this wonderfully diverse group as we wrestle with the spectrum of feeling “a stranger” and feeling “at home" in the religions of our upbringing, the religions of our families, and at Romemu. What can we do to move closer to a sense of spiritual belonging?

Please email eleanor@romemu.org to register.
Sacred Sounds: A Multi-Faith Evening of Song, Wisdom and Prayer

Sat. 11/9 @ 7 PM
The West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th St.

Each year Romemu, West End Presbyterian Church, Rivers of Living Water, the Pamsula Zen Center and the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Community, bring our diverse communities of faith together for a musical evening of prayer, song, and wisdom. Our communities hold music at the heart of our prayer experience and believe that through our music we deepen our connection to the Holy and to one another. Without relinquishing the uniqueness of our faith traditions, we explore a sacred point of meeting – what is possible when, together, we open our ears, voices, and hearts to sing a new song? 

Registration coming soon.
Community Happenings
T’ai Chi Returns to Romemu

Begins Mondays 9/16 through 12/16
The West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th St.

New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan teachers Fran Snyder and Bob Chausow return to the Romemu community to offer T’ai Chi classes for everyone.

For more information on classes and registration, please email fran.snyder.taichi@gmail.com .
Romemu Choir

Fri. 10/25, 11/15, 12/20 @ 4:30 PM
The West End Presbyterian Church – 176 West 105h St.

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, with rehearsal from 4:30 to 6 PM and a chance to sing for and with the entire community during Kabbalat Shabbat services.

Email basya@romemu.org to learn more.
Niggun Jam – We Want Your Voice

Sun. 11/10, 12/15 @ 7 PM
The West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th St.

Come and sing and open your hearts with niggunim (wordless melodies) old and new followed by potluck dinner. Everyone is welcome. Led by Judy Ribnick and Jack Klebanow, 

For more information or to RSVP please contact: jackmklebanow@gmail.com .
'Mu in the News
Jewish Telegraphic Agency– July 17, 2019
Click here for all Romemu media coverage!
Still Need to Join/Renew Your Membership?
High Holy Day Tickets Included Free for All Members, Join Today!

Visit romemu.org/membership or click the button on the side 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 .
Youth & Family
Registration for Seekers Holistic Hebrew School is Now 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 experiential learning by incorporating music, movement, and thoughtful learning. Seekers is comprised of students of all socio-economic statuses, cultures, and gender identities.

For more information about the Seekers program, please contact Youth and Family Program Associate, Mika Yaakoba-Zohar, at mika@romemu.org or (212) 580-4294.

Click here to enroll your child in Seekers Holistic Hebrew School .
Family Sukkah Decorating Party

Sun. 10/13 @ 2PM
The Romemu Center (roof) – 176 West 105th St.

Come decorate our beautiful Romemu Sukkah on the Romemu Center's roof. Artist Michal Nachmany will lead a workshop for grades K-5 to beautify our Sukkah and reflect on the concept of Bayit , or home. What does home, shelter, and shalom bayit mean to you? Afterwards, snacks and Sukkot learning will be followed by a musical toddler program led by our partner organization Tkiya.

Please email mika@romemu.org to let us know you’re coming!
Committees & Circles
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 .
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