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Upcoming Events
 
Adult Hebrew Reading Class 
with Marlene Richter
Mondays, through August 28, 7:00 p.m, Rodef Shalom
$10 per class, or $100.00 for 12 classes. For more information, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Kabbalat Shabbat & Schmooze
Friday, July 7, 6:00 p.m., Rodef Shalom
Please join us at Rodef on Friday, July 7, starting with blessings promptly at 6:00 p.m. followed by a light meal, services at 6:45 p.m., and dessert at about 7:45 p.m. RSVPs by Sunday, July 2 are required for the dinner and appreciated for the services. To RSVP, volunteer, help cook, offer a ride or request a ride, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What Our Dreams Mean
Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 p.m., Rodef Shalom
Mira Rubenstein will guide us through a meditation process and discussion to connect more deeply with the dream archetypes that we feel the most affinity towards. RSVPHEREIn conjunction with Kavod On the Road.
 
Have You Taken Control of Your Health Today?
Thursday, July 13, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Rodef Shalom
Life Line Screening will be offering safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical.  To be more proactive about your health and to live longer for yourself, your family and your community, please register for these important screenings today. The first 7 people to pre-register HERE will receive a $25 discount off of any package priced at $139 or more!  Learn your risk of having stroke or vascular disease. There is no time like the present to take action!
 
Shabbat Under the Stars
Friday, July 14, 7:00 p.m., Rodef Shalom
Join us for this lively, outdoor service on the patio of the Rodef Shalom Meditation Garden. Welcome Shabbat with prayer and song in a beautiful setting, with engaging melodies-old and new. Free and open to all!
 
Our Third Shabbat Chavurah Event
Friday, July 28
The Shabbat Chavurah is an opportunity to spend Shabbat with new (or old) friends in each others homes. This event takes place in the homes of those who volunteer to be hosts. We will do the matching and help you coordinate your Shabbat meals. This is a potluck, casual (dairy) dinner together- but it's not about the food- it's about forging new friendships among ourselves and our kids and bringing in the beauty of Shabbat together. If you volunteer to host, we will send you a Shabbat Chavurah Guide with everything you need to know to host a Shabbat dinner. Hosts will be asked to provide the main dish for the meal. If you sign up to be a guest at someone's home, please be prepared to bring at least 2 items off the sign up sheet with you, as the groups may be small, and we don't want the whole meal falling on our hosts to provide. Please RSVP in the Google Form link by Wednesday, July 11.

Rocky Mountain Jewgrass
Wednesday, August 2, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.), Four Mile Historic Park, 715 South Forest St, Denver, CO 80246
Join our Rodef Young Families group for a wonderful evening of music, picnicking, and enjoying the farm. Family friendly location and music. Bring your own picnic dinner.
Tickets available for purchase in advanced HERE.
 
In the Community 
 
Habitat Happenings
Habitat Interfaith Alliance (HIA) is excited to announce the new build site for homes in the metro Denver area, Sheridan Square. It currently has 12-15 buildings and the address for the home we are building is 3782 S. Knox Court, Denver, CO 80236. Our volunteer build for the 2017 HIA house began on April 8 and continues through August 5. Hours for the build are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  You may sign up to build online on our website, www.hiadenver.org. Click on "Volunteer " and "signup." For more information, please contact Leslie Tjarks (303-220-0189) or Janet Smith (303-755-4333).

Colorado Mini Grants
Hazon in Colorado will be awarding $25,000 to individuals and organizations who want to make our community healthier and more sustainable. These mini-grants inspire and grow a range of programs and initiatives in the Denver/Boulder area that use Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming & Environmental Education (JOFEE). Click HERE for more information. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 31.

Jewish Family Service's Lunchbox Express Providing Free Summer Lunches to Low-Income Children at 17 Locations
Lunchbox Express, a program of Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS), provides free summer lunches through the USDA's Summer Food Service Program. Lunchbox Express is a simple mobile food delivery system that brings nutritious lunches to low-income children via mini school buses. The program targets residential areas with a high percentage of children who typically receive free or reduced-fee lunches at school during the school year. Volunteers play a vital role in the Lunchbox Express program and the agency is seeking volunteers to deliver the meals from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., through August 18. Click HERE for Lunchbox Express route information. Volunteers can commit to a single shift or a weekly or daily shift. For more information about volunteering, contact Christine Gillow, Volunteer Services manager, at 720.248.4599 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Jewish Family Service Offers Refugee Assistance Projects
For people looking to make an immediate and positive impact on their community, Jewish Family Service offers five easy ways to assist refugee clients in the metro Denver area. Click HERE for more information.
 
JCC's Camp Shai "On The Road" (OTR) camp for rising 6th-8th graders
OTR is designed to give campers the opportunity to explore Colorado with their friends and counselors. There is an exciting and full schedule lined up including day trips, team-building activities, overnights and more. The weekly itinerary can be found HERE and highlights include rafting down the Arkansas River, sledding down the Sand Dunes, hiking in Estes Park, visiting Water World and more!
Registration is now open! Contact Courtney Jacobson or Daniel Siegel with any questions about Camp Shai and OTR.
 
Join Denver Hadassah for the MS Brunch: A Progressive Meal for a Progressive Disease
Sunday, July 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Brookdale Mountain View, 8101 East Mississippi Ave, Denver
Learn about Multiple Sclerosis, hear a patient share what it's like to live with MS, and see Hadassah's amazing breakthrough curing this progressive disease. Enjoy a delicious brunch from mimosas to desserts. Cost is $20.00. Please RSVP/prepay to Judith by July 16 at 303-619-3143 and let her know if you need transportation to this event.
 
Bereavement Support Group
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., through July 26, Jewish Family Service, 3201 South Tamarac Drive, Denver
Rafael Spiritual Healing Services, a program of Jewish Family Service Mental Health Specialists and the Jewish Community Chaplaincy, is offering a bereavement group for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Participants are asked to make a commitment to attend all eight sessions. The cost is $100. Arrangements can be made for those unable to pay. For more information or to register, contact Arleen Gershen at 720.248.4598 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Everyday Extraordinary, From Rembrandt to Warhol: Selections for the Morton and Tobia Mower Collection
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, 80903
"Every Day Extraordinary, From Rembrandt to Warhol" will continue through Sept. 16, 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free of charge! There may be special events added to their calendar that could limit your access, so please call 719-477-4310 before making the trip.

Special Discounted Tickets to Global Music Sensation! 
Thursday, July 6, 7:00 p.m., The Soiled Dove Underground, Lowry Town Center
The Mizel Museum's Cultural Concert Series presents The Barbelfish Balkan Band!  
Experience electrifying, soul-stirring music from Eastern Europe and beyond, featuring exquisite melodies, soaring harmonies and complex driving rhythms that inspire audiences to jump out of their seats and dance! The Mizel Museum is offering you special $7 discount tickets! Just enter promo code "MM$8Off" HERE to receive the discount.
 
JEWISHcolorado 2017 Young Adult Travel to Israel Subsidies
JEWISHcolorado is offering a limited number of stipends to teens and young adults ages 16-30 participating in peer group trips to Israel in 2017. Click HERE for application and guidelines.

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