News & Updates

Shabbat Shalom
20 April 2024
12 Nissan 5784

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times:
Friday, April 19 : 7:270 PM
Havdalah, April 20 : 8:27 PM

Upcoming Opportunities to Connect

Thursday morning, April 18th:  Thursday Morning Minyan with virtual stream of in-person service at 7:45 a.m.

Friday evening, April 19th:  Kabbalat Shabbat service with virtual stream of in-person service at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday morning, April 20th: Shabbat morning services with virtual stream of the ​​​​​​​in-person service
at 9:30 a.m.

Monday morning, April 22nd:  Monday Morning Minyan services with virtual stream of the ​​​​​​​in-person service
at 7:45 a.m. with Fast of the First Born following services.

Please note, we will be using one Zoom link for all services.

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Sponsored Meals

Martha Katz-Hyman sponsors breakfast on
Thursday, April 18th in memory of her father, Louis Katz.

​​​​​​​Joseph and Irene Bromberg sponsor kiddush lunch on Saturday, April 27th in memory of Irene’s mother, Berta Stern.

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Religious School 

Religious School resumes on
​​​​​​​Sunday, April 14, 2024.

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Adult Education Information

T3 – Talking Torah for Today –
Class resumes May 7th.

Art as Midrash 2.0 – Sunday, April 14th at 10:15 a.m.

Click  here  for more details.

 

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Sisterhood Torah Fund

It is not too late to make a donation to Torah Fund.  All money collected is sent to the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC who distributes it among several Conservative Movement programs to students  studying to be a Rabbi, Cantor or Jewish Educator.
To date we have donated $3500.  Please contact Tova Warren for information on how you can help by May 1.

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April 22, 2024 marks Earth Day and the first day of Passover. Here’s a collection of related webites to learn more:

Earth Day 2024: “Earth Day is a reminder of the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability, encouraging us to come together and take action for a healthier planet and brighter future.”

Passover Earth Day Challenge: “Get ready to join the Passover Earth Day Challenge! From April 13-30th, let’s mix the environmental focus of Earth Day with the epic tale of Passover to make some serious impact. With 10 modern environmental plagues and service responses, it’s all hands on deck with the #PassoverEarthDayChallenge. Together, we’ll be the eco-champions our planet needs, living out the value of preserving the earth, shomrei adamah.”

Adamah is the largest Jewish Environmental Organization in North America: Our mission is to cultivate vibrant Jewish life in deep connection with the earth. We believe in the deep connection between people & planet, adam & adamah.”

“The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) deepens and broadens the Jewish community’s commitment to stewardship and protection of the Earth through outreach, activism, and Jewish learning.”

Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate action: Dayenu works “To secure a just, livable and sustainable world for all people for generations to come by building a multi-generational Jewish movement that confronts the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action.”

Jewish National Fund: “Today’s Jewish National Fund-USA is still planting seeds & investing for the long term – literally and metaphorically. In the aftermath of the October 7 attacks, our resolve to support the land and people of Israel and strengthen the Jewish future through our 7 key strategic areas is even stronger than ever. See where your donation to Israel goes!”

🌱 The Masorti Environmental Sustainability Initiative (MESI)

Take a look at the myriad offerings and feel free to sign up for MESI’s “Weeks of Learning and Doing” webinar series.  It’s free! If you end up attending any of the webinars, we’d love an informal report about the key takeaways. Email us at socialaction@rodefsholomtemple.org.

🔥 Resilience Week 2024

Join the Greater Williamsburg Trauma-Informed Community Network (GW-TICN) in its 5th year of promoting change and progress in the Greater Williamsburg Area by focusing on fellowship, families, and youth!

🧼🧴Toiletries Donations Requested

Anytime you travel or run across travel-sized toiletries, please collect them to drop off outside the RST office or pass them along to Elaine Abrams. We are collecting toiletries  (shampoo, soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, deodorants, etc,) to donate to the homeless, those experiencing housing insecurity, and others in need. The Social Action Committee is continuing this mitzvah, which was led by Stan Glasofer, of blessed memory.

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Live Performance of “October 7”
May 5 at 4:00pm
at the UJCVP

Join the UJCVP for the live performance of “October 7” with actor and Rabbi Haggai Lober, who lost his son, Yonatan, in battle in Gaza on Dec. 25, 2023.  The performance is a one-man show exploring how bereaved families in Israel cope with their loss, while strengthening Jewish resilience.  Rabbi Lober will share about Yonatan’s bravery, the pain and struggle of living without him, and what gives him – and us – strength and hope to continue living.

The show is in Hebrew with subtitles, followed by a Q&A in English.

The performance is free and open to the public, however advanced registration is required.
Click here  to RSVP.

Questions?  Contact Carmela Malkin Kuhn at carmela@ujcvp.org

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