THIS SHABBAT
Please Note Multiple Locations for Romemu Services and Celebrations:
at the Romemu Center – 176 West 105th St. (Abbreviated as RC)
at the West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th St. (Abbreviated as WEPC)
Friday, September 6
5:00 PM – Sha'Baby Shabbat (RC)
6:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Services (WEPC)
8:30 PM – Oneg (RC)
Saturday, September 7
9:00 AM – 'Open Book' Torah Study (RC)
10:00 AM – Shabbat Services (WEPC)
11:00 AM – Children's Blessing (WEPC)
12:15 PM – Community Kiddush in Celebration of Valerie Kanofsky's Birthday (RC)
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
Three Part Facebook Live Teaching with Rabbi David Ingber on Preparing for the High Holy Days

Fri. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 @ 12 PM

Tune in to Facebook Live tomorrow at 12 PM EST for a Teshuvah /Repentance teaching with Rabbi David Ingber.

Click here for teaser about tomorrow's Facebook teaching.
High Holy Days Ticket Information

Current Romemu members who have joined/ renewed for the 2019-20 season will automatically receive their High Holy Day electronic tickets via email to print at home.
A very limited number of tickets for this year's High Holy Day services at Romemu are now available for purchase online for guests of members and non-members .

Visit romemu.org/hhd5780 to...
  • Purchase tickets
  • See a full schedule of services & events
  • Register for meals
  • Sign up to volunteer
  • Learn about our Youth & Family programming
  • Submit names for our Yizkor Book of Remembrance
  • Register or purchase tickets for the High Holy Days in Brooklyn

IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE : As an added security measure for this High Holy Day season, we will be checking identification at the door. We please ask you arrive 10 minutes before you originally would. Thank you!

To purchase tickets and for more information please visit us online at romemu.org/hhd5780 .
In the Realm of Repentance: Teshuvah and Transformation – A Pre-High Holy Days Course with Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses

Tues. 9/10, 9/17 & 9/24 @ 7 PM
Location given upon registration

In this three week course we will enter the process of teshuvah through study of ancient and modern texts, group discussion, journal writing, practices of mindfulness and exploring how to approach those we've hurt for the sake of repair. Each participant will be expected to practice outside the classroom, devoting time and energy to this process in the weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah.

Please click here to register.
Spiritual Prep for the High Holy Days

During the entire month of Elul (September 1st to September 29th), we’re sharing reflections by community members on repentance, each voice a shofar call to our community, a clarion call to Teshuvah .

Today's (Elul 5, 5779) Teshuvah Reflection shared below, we hope you share your own by using the #awakenVOICE hashtag:
Click here to opt-in to receive the daily reflections via email.

Also, please make sure to like us on Twitter and Facebook to see all the reflections in your feed!
Community Happenings
Here All Along: Sarah Hurwitz’s Book Launch in Conversation with Abigail Pogrebin

Thurs. 9/26 @ 7:30 PM 
JCC Manhattan – 334 Amsterdam Ave.

After a decade as a political speechwriter for notable leaders like First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, and Secretary Hillary Clinton, Romemu Yeshiva student Sarah Hurwitz shares her journey about rediscovering Judaism in her new book titled: Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life–in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There).

Special Offer : At checkout, use the code HURWITZROMEMU to get the JCC/Romemu Member price ($20).

Click here to register.
The Streamers – Zoom Meet Up

Sun. 9/8 @ 3:00 PM 
Meeting is Digital via Zoom –  Click here to register

Inviting all live-streamers at Romemu! Let's join together to share our voices, connect with one another, and learn about how to get involved as a livestream member of Romemu! Meet Rabbi David Ingber, Senior Rabbi and Founder, Miriam Rubin, Membership Director, and Livestream Member coordinators, Abby Rosen and Sue Ann Hochberg, and all of you!

Click here to register.
Criminal Justice Reform in NY – A Jewish Call to Action

Sun. 9/15 @ 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM 
UJA-Federation of New York – 130 East 59th St.

With a strong legacy of fighting for civil rights, the Jewish community can help end mass incarceration. Join individuals, advocates, government officials and professionals from over 35 Jewish organizations to tackle today’s civil rights crisis. Co-sponsored by Romemu.

Limited space, click here to register and for more information.
Romemu's Summer Onegs

Every Friday this Summer After Services
The Romemu Center – 176 West 105th St. (1st Floor)

Come schmooze at Romemu’s summer Onegs on the first floor of the new Romemu Center... accessible to all!

Join us for the H esed Oneg on Friday, September 13th , at the Romemu Center, to congregate with the community and to celebrate and elevate loving-kindness

If you’re interested in sponsoring a summer Oneg , please contact to Miriam Rubin at miriam@romemu.org .

All are welcome.
Mikveh Experience and Class

Tues. 9/17 @ 6:45 AM – 9 AM
Location Given Upon Registration

Did you know that within a Jewish community constructing a mikveh supersedes building a house of worship? Romemu has introduced the tradition of mikveh to many over the last decade for purposes of marriage, life events, for the High Holidays, and other holy purposes.

Join Romemu member Laura Wolko in this mikveh experience and class by emailing lauriemwolko@yahoo.com for UWS location and details.
Multi-Faith Initiatives
Strangers No More Discussion Series Session #1: The High Holidays are Coming!

Weds. 9/18 @ 7 PM 
Location Given Upon Registration

Join the Strangers No More/Multi-Faith community at Romemu for our first session of 2019. We will welcome new and returning participants and explore how we can find our own personal meaning and strengthen our spirits during the High Holidays – irrespective of our religious affiliations or previous experiences.

Free and open to all, but we ask you to please register by emailing eleanor@romemu.org .
'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 .
Seekers Family Shabbat Kick-Off

Sat. 9/14 @ 9:45 AM – 1 PM
The Romemu Center – 176 West 105th St.

Registered and prospective families are welcome to the first Seekers Family Shabbat of the year. A family service for all ages will be followed by Torah learning for parents and children ages 5-13. Then, over a kiddush lunch, meet our Seekers teachers and learn about our curriculum for this year.

Click here to RSVP for this event or any of the Seekers September programming.
Romemu Near You: Brooklyn
Romemu Brooklyn's 2019-2020 Service Dates Announced!

Save the Date – BK's first Shabbat Service of the season is on Sat. 9/7
Location TBD

Thank you to all those who joined Romemu BK and made our services so special. We can't wait to see you in September!

Click here for a full list of next year's Shabbat Services and Romemu Brooklyn's High Holy Days dates.
High Holy Days in Brooklyn 2019 / 5780

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 – 9/30
Kol Nidre – 10/8
Yom Kippur and Neilah – 10/9
The Berkeley Carrol School – 152 Sterling Place, Brooklyn

We are so excited to invite you to our second season of celebrating the High Holy Days in Brooklyn.

Click here to purchase or register for your Brooklyn High Holy Day tickets.
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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