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23-24 Iyyar, 5771 • May 27-28, 2011 Parsha Behar Shabbat Candles: 7:59pm

Rome'News and Upcoming Events Shabbat Services West End Presbyterian Church 165 W 105th Street Please refrain from using your mobile devices within the sanctuary, whether texting or merely checking the time. Please consider the time we are together worshipping to be beyond the reach of time and other mundane matters and worthy of our undivided attention.

Count Me In The 2011 Membership Drive Last week Romemu sent out a Questionnaire asking you, our members and non-member attendees, to weigh in on Romemu's future. Visit our Facebook page and fill out the short Romemu Center Questionnaire if you haven't already. This survey is designed to tell us how you envision your ideal sanctuary and spiritual practice with Romemu. We want to know what our future looks like to you. If you’re not yet a member of Romemu, now is the time to join us. By becoming a member of Romemu, you express your desire and commitment to playing a vital role within this growing community.

There are several financial tiers, listed on the Support Page of the Romemu website (, to fit your financial position. The benefits are too numerous not to join! Upcoming Member Events: - Shabbat Potluck Dessert & Fruit Oneg, Friday, June 3 - Lunch n'Limmud Kiddush with Poet Minx Boren and Philosopher Lable Braun, Saturday, June 11 - Lecture with Reb Zalman and Rabbi Ingber, Sunday, June 12 Current or contemplating, join today. For more information on how to renew or join:

Friday, June 3, 8:30pm We love when Romemu members stay after services and schmooze, so we thought we would sweeten the Shabbat mood and offer fruit and dessert to the conversation. Friday, June 3, bring a sweet to share and stay a little late. There is nothing sweeter than Shabbat at Romemu.

Saturday: 8:30am: ShabbatAsana Yoga taught by Howie Katz 9:30am: Meditation 10:00am: Shabbat Services led by Rabbi David Ingber. We will be celebrating with Nancy and Fred Colier for the event of their baby naming. To sponsor Shabbat flowers or a kiddush, please contact:

Classes with Rabbi Ingber

Upcoming Community Events Shabbat Potluck Dessert & Fruit Oneg

May 27/28 Shabbat Services Friday: 7:00pm Shabbat Services led by Rabbi David Ingber

Kabbalah Cafe'

Sacred Quilt Workshop

Thursday, June 16, 7:00pm If you are a Romemu member and have been wanting to contribute to Romemu in an artistic way but aren't sure how, come to the Sacred Quilt Workshop and be lead by Rabbi Ingber and Leona Strassberg Steiner on how to beautify our sacred space. Bring a fabric square and materials to decorate our Romemu Quilt. RSVP with Leona Strassberg Steiner: 201-610-1412

Tuesdays, 7:00pm Join us as we explore the mysteries of the Kabbalah in an intimate setting. Free for Members, $10 for Non-members. RSVP to attend:

The Transformative Teachings of Kabbalah

Wednesdays, May 25-June 22, 6:00pm Rabbi Ingber will lead this workshop at the New York Open Center (22 East 30th Street), every Wednesday until June 22. Romemu members only pay $90. Register by calling 212-219-2527

Featured Event: Shavuot with Reb Zalman: The Festival of First Fruits Tuesday-Friday, June 7-10

Join Reb Zalman SchachterShalomi, Eve Ilsen, Rabbi David Ingber, Shir Yaakov Feinstein-Feit, Marcia Prager and Hazzan Jack Kessler at this ALEPH, P'nai Or and Romemu co-sponsored retreat. To celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, the Festival of First Fruits, we will take part together in study, lectures, practices and discussions that will open your heart and mind to your own first fruits. For more information and to register call 1-800-398-2630 or visit

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

The Transformative Teachings of Kabbalah: Rabbi David Ingber at the NYC Open Center

Honoring Rabbi David Ingber: An Event Celebrating the First Five Years of Romemu

Monday, June 13, 6:00pm Join us for a very special evening with Wednesdays, June 1- June 22 Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, 6:00pm (22 East 30th Street) founder of Renewal Judaism and mentor Rabbi David Ingber joins once again of Rabbi David Ingber. Reb Zalman will with the Open Center to offer an be making a rare visit to New York City interesting course exploring the to honor Rabbi David Ingber's teachings of Kabbalah. You will be introduced to the mystery of leadership and vision for Renewal Judaism. This exciting evening will raise the sefirot, the esoteric power of the funds to spark a new path towards Hebrew letters and a range of other building Renewal Judaism in New York transformative Kabbalistic teachings. City and beyond. To attend this RSVP Cost: $90 for Romemu Members only event, visit: To register, call 212-219-2527 romemu-five-years

Same Stage with Reb Zalman and Rabbi Ingber

Sunday, June 12 7:30pm (165 W. 105th Street) Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Rabbi David Ingber come together for a conversation and you are invited to listen in. Join us as the luminary, author and founder of Renewal Judaism meets with his student as they discuss the most pressing topics in Judaism and the world today. This event is free and open to the public.

The 14th International Kallah

June 27 to July 3 Registration for the Kallah, the biannual Jewish Renewal retreat, is underway. This year's focus is on healing the planet, finding new paths to peace, and being a beacon of joy and justice. If ten Romemu members register, everyone receives a 10% discount. Visit or contact Jonathan Baron, our local representative at 212-242-6567.

In the Community Romemu Book Circle:

Wednesday, June 1 at 8:00pm. This group is reading Arthur Green's Ehyeh. To RSVP and for location email:

Social Justice Committee Meeting: Thursday, June 2 at 7:00pm, join Elana Shneyer and Brooke Dumain for the June Social Justice Committee Meeting. RSVP:

Community Shabbat Dinner

Friday, June 17 Judy & Jonathan Siegel are catering a community dinner in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Gabe Siegel. You are invited to join their family after services for a lovingly prepared Shabbat meal.

Refuah Shlemah

We would like to wish a speedy recovery and blessings of healing upon Karen Miriam Rosenbaum, Batia and Chaim Melamed, Sally Staver, Blanche and Jack Frank, Frank Palmer, Mortan Tankus and Phillip Jones.

Mazal Tov

Shir Yaakov Feinstein-Feit and Emily Peck are to be married this Sunday, May 29. Jessie Paridis is becoming Bat Mitzvah this Sunday, May 29. Yitzhak Buxbaum is organizing a study vigil entitled Nashim: A Repair for the Neglect of women, on June 5, at 7:00pm. There will be a marathon reading from his book Jewish Takes of Holy Women. For more information on how to participate contact Yitzhak Buxbaum at

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