THIS SHABBAT
Join us at 165 West 105th Street

Friday, 11/30
  • 5:00 PM - Sha'Baby Shabbat
  • 6:30 PM - Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, 12/1
  • 9:00 AM - Open Book Torah Study
  • 10:00 AM - Shabbat Services
  • 11:00 AM - Children's Blessing
  • 11:15 AM - Sha'Boker Tov

Can't make it to our services in person? Join us online!
 All our services are available live on both Facebook and Livestream .
Mazal Tov!
Please join us this Shabbat morning in wishing a mazal tov to Oliver Hollmann and his family as he is called to the Torah as a B Mitzvah!
"A-Lone Rangers" - Rabbi Ingber's Sermon
Thanksgiving can be a lonely time for many people. Here, Rabbi Ingber differentiates between loneliness and being alone. He highlights the biblical Jacob’s pattern of fleeing (perhaps from himself) - afraid to face who he really is. Yet only when alone does Jacob finally triumph.

Click here for the full sermon.
Hanukkah 2018
H anukkah is such a special time at Romemu - eight beautiful days filled with love, light, and (of course) latkes! This year, we have an incredible set of programs spanning from December 2-8.

Check out romemu.org/hanukkah2018 or click the button below for more information on schedules, registration, and details on all programs.
Sunday, December 2
More Light: Writing Your Own Psalm for  H anukkah with Sharon Dolin
 
3 PM – 5 PM
West End Presbyterian Church: 165 West 105th St.
 
In preparation for  H anukkah, compose your own psalm to explore the depths and bring more light into your life. No writing experience or knowledge of poetry is necessary. Bring an open heart, notebook, and pen.

Please  click here  to register.
Love in Action: A  H anukkah Mitzvah & Music Festival for Families
Music, Mitzvah, & Memories
 
4 PM – 5:30 PM
The New Jewish Home: 120 West 106th St.
 
Join us as we kick off H anukkah with joy, lovingkindness, and intergenerational community! We will gather together to welcome  H anukkah with music and candle lighting. Then we will visit residents and bring them home-made gifts. This event is in partnership with Carla Friend of Tkiya and PJ Library*.

*Sign up at pjlibrary.org/NewYork to receive the gift of free Jewish bedtime stories and songs each month. 
H anukkah Hoedown
 
6 PM – 8 PM
West End Presbyterian Church: 165 West 105th St.
 
All ages are welcome to join us for a community candle lighting at 6:00 PM, followed by H anukkah music, dancing, and food! Seekers Holistic Hebrew School parent Lance Olds will be our square dance caller. 

To RSVP, click here !
Tuesday, December 4
Torah Tuesday:  H anukkah Edition
 
Join us for  H anukkah candle lighting with  H azzan Basya Schechter, latkes and a special  H anukkah edition of Beit Midrash.  
 
Candle Lighting, Maariv, and Latkes
 
7:15 PM – 7:30 PM
Solomon Schechter: 805 Columbus Ave.
 
H azzan Basya Schechter will lead us in lighting  H anukkah candles and a musical  maariv  service, followed by delicious latkes. 
 
H anukkah Edition of Beit Midrash with Marc Schiller
 
7:45 PM – 9 PM
Solomon Schechter: 805 Columbus Ave.
 
“In Light of Truth: When the Truth is Unclear, How Do We Respond?” From competing “truthful” claims on property to accurately timing God’s arrival, there are times when we can’t be 100% sure of the truth. In this class we’ll explore how the Rabbis dealt with ambiguity around the truth and how it may better inform our understanding of ultimate truth.

No registration required. This is a drop-in class and can be joined at any time. To learn more visit  romemu.org/adult-education . For questions, please email  eden@romemu.org .
Wednesday, December 5
It’s Not Just  H anukkah: Navigating Multiple Traditions
 
7 PM – 9 PM
Location shared upon registration
 
Join Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman – Director of Multi-Faith Initiatives and clergy member at Romemu – for a discussion on how to use this holiday time as an opportunity to glean wisdom and cultivate spiritual practices and compassion that sustain us throughout the year. After the discussion, please stay for holiday themed snacks, drinks, and socializing. 

To register, please email Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman at  eleanor@romemu.org .
Friday, December 7
Lighten Up: Community  H anukkah/ Shabbat Dinner & Festivities
 
8 PM – 8:30 PM – Appetizers & Motzi
8:30 PM – Shabbat Meal
9:15 PM – H anukkah Music with Romemu's Community Band followed by Open Mic
West End Presbyterian Church: 165 West 105th St.

Celebrate the power of light and community in a festive Shabbat meal and musical evening, including uplifting performances and sing-a-longs with Romemu's Community Band and talented members of the Romemu community.  

Please  click here to register.
Saturday, December 8
Holy, Holy Holy:  H anukkah Kirtan Concert with Rabbi Andrew Hahn

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Integral Yoga Institute: 227 West 13th St.
 
Bring your voices, open-hearts and dancing socks for this celebration of the seventh candle of  H anukkah with the Kirtan Rabbi, Integral Yoga, and Romemu communities. We are delighted to welcome back Matisyahu’s long-time lead guitar player, Aaron Dugan. 

Please click here to register.
It's Never Too Early to Start Prepping for Purim!
Join Romemu's First Rehearsal for the Purim Shpiel!
Sun. 12/16 @ 12PM
West End Presbyterian Church: 165 West 105th St.

This year's shpiel will explore modern themes of refugees, xenophobia, anti-semitism -- all things that the Purim story is about that we find pertinent today. We'll be doing it with music, laughter, and love. But we need YOU, your skills, talents, and support.

To share your interests and availability, fill out a short survey by clicking here .
Romemu Near You: Shabbat Services in Brooklyn and Westchester
Romemu Westchester

Upcoming Dates:

Fri. 11/30 @ 6:30 PM
The Aligned Center
1 Bridge Street, 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. 

For more information and details,  click here
Romemu Brooklyn

Upcoming Dates:

Sat. 12/1 @ 9:30 AM
Location information available at romemu.org/brooklyn

We are happy to invite you to Romemu Brooklyn, an emergent community that is open to all who are interested in exploring and creating elevated Jewish experiences. We are thrilled to expand upon our first year’s monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services and potluck dinners to now also come together once a month for Shabbat morning services.

Register for Shabbat dinner here!

For more information on services and meals, please visit  romemu.org/brooklyn
'Mu in the News
David Anton Productions & PBS - Click here for your local listings
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 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 Eitan Agai or Valerie Kanofsky .
Community Opportunities
What Matters: Caring Conversations About the End of Life
A new program at Romemu about advance care planning as a Jewish process
What Matters is an important new program that seeks to help people engage in conversations about advance care planning for future healthcare crises and end-of-life decisions. With the help of trained facilitators from the Romemu community, individuals explore their own values and goals when it comes to making decisions about selecting a health care agent, and about the kind of medical and spiritual care you would want in the event of a medical crisis.

For more information, please email  whatmatters@romemu.org

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