It was so much fun!
Over 100 people had a wonderful evening
Howard Rachelson is the Master of Trivia.
Thank you for supporting the WRS Tikkun Olam Fund
To see what WRS does with the money raised, CLICK HERE
Thank you to the many volunteers who facilitated a fabulous event
Contact Laura J. Giacomini at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be involved on this committee.
2016 Women’s Retreat
A reflection of a beautiful Shabbat written for the Women of Rodef Sholom sisterhood at our annual retreat, read by the author to her sisters by the fireside.
Here, it is Good
by D.L. Lang
Far away from the city now,
reconnecting to our souls and how!
Wandering this rainbow floral wonderland
as wind chimes ring a calming song
beneath prayer flags
whose messages of peace do freely wave
in multilingual unity—
a clue to how the world should be.
Here, it is good.
We stand together as women
barefoot in the sanctuary,
singing with our hearts out,
connecting to the energy and serenity of love.
The mealtime bells do ring along,
as we embrace in holy sing-a-longs.
Nights of singing Jewish, folk,
and country songs,
in a round barn.
The birds are giving
concerts of their own
as sisters sing
with angelic voices, echoing
into the heavens.
Like each bird with our unique notes to bring,
gathered here to pray and sing
for peace and goodness
as we pause from travelling
the labyrinths of our lives
as loving daughters, mothers, sisters, and wives.
Sitting by the fire pit,
reveling in the simple joy of it.
The sweet smell of smoke rises in the air
like the hopes and dreams that we all share.
United as sisters we all will stay,
trying to be holy
in these fleeting days,
admiring those who came before us
and ignited the way.
On this ranch we adore the food,
but what tastes so sweet as sisterhood?
Mother’s Day Gift Fair at Venetia Valley Family Center
The Women of Rodef Sholom organized their third annual Mother’s Day Gift Fair at the Venetia Valley Family Center (at Venetia Valley School). Jewelry and scarves were donated by CRS members for last year’s annual Jewelry Sale (also to benefit Venetia Valley School). Not everything was sold last year, so the best items were displayed at a ’boutique’ set up by WRS members and mothers from Venetia Valley School on May 4. First grade teachers brought their students to the sale to make gift selections for their mothers which were then wrapped to take home on May 6.
This program earned WRS the Gold Or Ami award from the Women of Reform Judaism in November of 2015.
Mother’s Day Mitzvah at Venetia Valley School
The Women of Rodef Sholom are organizing another Mother’s Day gift giving experience for all of the first graders at Venetia Valley School. Please go through your jewelry, scarves, and handbags to see if there’s anything you haven’t used in the last year that you would be willing to donate to this project. If you find items, you can drop them off at the temple office. Or (preferably) use the form below to contact Hannah Panger and drop your items off at her house.
We are also looking for volunteers on two days:
- 5/4-volunteer to help set up the boutique in the morning at the Venetia Valley Family Center
- 5/6-volunteer to hlep the children choose a gift for their moms
This program earned WRS the Gold Or Ami award from the Women of Reform Judaism in November of 2015. Please help to keep it successful!