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20/21 Tamuz, 5771 • July 22-23, 2011 Parsha Matos Shabbat Candles: 8:04pm

Rome'News and Upcoming Events Shabbat Services

West End Presbyterian Church 165 W 105th Street Please refrain from using all electronic devices during services including cell phones and cameras. For your safety Romemu will be conducting random bag searches at the entrance of our sanctuary. Thank you for your coooperation.

Social Action Committee Tuesday, July 26, 7:00pm

An integral part of any spiritual community is the positive change that community can effect. Take part in developing social justice at Romemu by attending this once a month Romemu community group. For location and more information contact Brooke Dumain:

Sacred Quilt Workshop

Thursday, August 11, 7:00pm

All members are invited to a creativity workshop, located at Jump Apparel (1400 Broadway). Help decorate our sacred space as we gather to work on our quilt squares, share prayer and meditation. Materials are available but please feel free to bring your own. This will be the last chance to decorate your sacred quilt square with the support and inspiration of the community. This event is not to miss. RSVP to Leona at 201-610-1412

Rome' Red Tent Jersey Shore Edition Sunday, July 31, 1:00pm Eatontown, NJ

Calling all women, girls, grandmothers and female-identified friends and members of Romemu. Come to honor the new month of Av, wear red, bring a snack and a bathing suit because we are going to the Jersey Shore! Poolside and beach will both be available. RSVP by July 28

July 22/23 Shabbat Services Friday: 7:00pm Shabbat Services led by Rabbi David Ingber with the Romemu Band


8:30am: ShabbatAsana Yoga taught by Howie Katz 9:30am:Â Meditation 10:00am: Shabbat Services led by Rabbi David Ingber with the Romemu Band

August 8/9 Tisha B'Av Services Monday:

Swami & the Rabbi Spiritual Activism: Awakening the Heart to Transform the World

West End Presbyterian Church 165 W 105th Street 8:00pm Services and Reading of Lamentations led by Rabbi David Ingber with the Romemu Band

Swami Ramananda and Rabbi David Ingber come together at the Integral Yoga Institute (227 West 13th Street) to share the common truths at the heart of their spiritual traditions. Join us for this evening of dialogue and discussion to inspire and uplift. This event may be attended on a drop-in basis with no pre-registration. Donations are accepted.

Please bring a flashlight . Thank you.

Wednesday, August 17, 6:30pm

Tuesday: Private Residence 229 West 97th Street Apartment 2A

8:00pm: Teachings and song led by Rabbi David Ingber followed by Break Fast

Romemu is Hiring:

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Family Service Leader for the High Holidays

Kabbalah Cafe

Romemu is seeking a Family Service Leader for the first day of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Each service would be approximately 11am-12pm. We are looking for someone with a strong singing voice who can lead an energetic, creative, very musical as well as body-oriented service for families with kids of all ages, particularly toddler-8yrs old. This person should play an instrument - preferably guitar.

Kabbalah Cafe focuses on the wisdom of the Jewish mystical tradition and its application to our daily lives. Attention will be given to the week's Parsha. These teachings are free for Romemu Members; a $5 donation is suggested for non members. Please RSVP at

Exact dates of services in 2011: Rosh Hashana Day 1 - Thursday, Sept 29 (approximately 11AM-12PM) Yom Kippur - Saturday, October 8 (approximately 11AM-12PM) Compensation is competitive. Please contact Ariel Rosen Ingber at or call 646-924-9084

Every Tuesday, 7:00pm Next class: Tuesday, July 26


Date Change TBA

Join Romemu for this musical and fun Shabbat program for children, 0 to 2 years old. This will be an engaging Shabbat experience for babies and their families. Zach Fredman, Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein, and Ariel Rosen-Ingber will be leading you and your baby in music and prayer.

Living Deeply with a Sacred Text

Monday, August 15, 6:30pm Contact Romemu:

308 W. 92nd Street, Ste. 5B 212.580.4294, Rabbi David Ingber Founder & Spiritual Director Shir Yaakov Feinstein-Feit Creative & Musical Director Jane Graver Director of Operations Jade Netanya Ullmann Development, Membership & Outreach Cassie Pena Administration

As we approach Simchas Torah in October, the final months of this Rome'chevra group will meet together to complete their exploration of a sacred line of Torah. To join, contact Nili Weissman at

Condolence Notice

We regret to inform you of the passing of Jeanne Lipton, grandmother of Romemu Member, Ed Malin. Funeral services were held on July 19, 2011 in Elmont, NY. We extend our condolences to the Malin-Leath and Lipton Families. May the memory of Jeanne Lipton continue to inspire and uplift.

Refuah Shlemah

We would like to wish a speedy recovery and blessings of healing upon Donna Gallers, Tsivia Finman, Karen Miriam Rosenbaum, Batia and Chaim Melamed, Sally Staver, Blanche and Jack Frank, Frank Palmer and Phillip Jones. Want to list an event you are involved in, a simcha, or notify us of someone you would like special blessings for. Contact

High Holiday Volunteers

Are you a member of Romemu and interested in contributing your energy and time to Romemu's High Holiday Services and programs? Contact the Romemu Office through September 10 to get involved.

Shomer Love High Holidays Clean Up

The Shomerim Chairs and Romemu invite you to help prepare our "Schurch" space at West End Presbyterian for the High Holidays. Meet the Shomerim and the Sound Crew, Thursday, August 4th at 5:00pm. We welcome you all to contact Jamie Askin or Wendye Chaitin at We are looking for about 15 volunteers.

Development Committee: Help Wanted The Romemu Development Committee is looking to connect with individuals in the community who have experience with grants or people who may not have experience but are interested in lending their time to help us expand our support among foundations and other grantmakers. Relevant skills include writing, research and outreach. Contact Felice Winograd: 917-697-3707 or

Romemu Newsletter, July 22, 2011  
Romemu Newsletter, July 22, 2011  

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