Our clergy welcomes you. It's our hope that you, whether a new or seasoned member, feel welcome here at Temple Rodef Shalom. Learn more about who we are here.

All ages will find themselves singing and dancing together to the upbeat and powerful Jewish music of Alan Goodis! Get your tickets here.

First candle is Tuesday, December 16. We've got lots of ideas for you and yours to celebrate - check out our Chanukah webpage.

Explore the ways that archeology intersects modern life and our views of the past. This series is co-sponsored with the Jewish Study Center. More info

Join us for an informal Shabbat service followed by a delicious Chinese dinner. RSVP here.

Pledge to Vote Arza!

Take the pledge today at Reform Jews 4 Israel

We have a tremendous opportunity to influence and impact what happens in Israel and all one needs to do is simply VOTE!  The elections for the World Zionist Congress are once again upon us, and we need every single member to be loud and to be counted.

The purpose of the World Zionist Congress is to discuss the burning questions facing the Jewish world and to vote on how to deal with these issues. The math is simple: Electing a large ARZA/Reform Movement delegation to the next World Zionist Congress (WZC) will strengthen Reform Judaism’s call for the values and ideals we cherish – like equality, egalitarianism and peace – and will grant the Reform movement greater influence to shape what it means to be Jewish in the Jewish State.

For more information and to vote go to www.reformjews4israel.org

Open Doors Appeal

 

open door 1 compressedAs we approach December 31, your end-of-year financial gifts to the Temple are most welcome, and enable us to meet the needs of our congregational family. Please consider a gift to our annual Open Doors Appeal and help keep our temple a place for all our families to call home. Click here to contribute.

NEW! The charitable IRA rollover is back for 2014, thanks to last-minute congressional action. This giving incentive, enacted in 2006, encourages older Americans to give out of their Individual Retirement Accounts. IRA owners age 70-1/2 or older can exclude up to $100,000 a year from income if the IRA funds are paid directly to certain public charities (including Temple Rodef Shalom).  Otherwise, the IRA owner would have to pay income tax on the IRA funds before claiming the deduction. For taxpayers who don’t normally itemize their deductions and so don’t get to deduct their contributions anyway, it’s a winner, and for taxpayers who usually do itemize, it may also leave them ahead.  The new law applies retroactively to charitable IRA distributions made earlier this year and to those made through December 31.  Please contact Hannah Moore, Director of Philanthropy, email, 703-676-3867 for more info or to let us know to expect such a gift.




Camp Rodef Shalom Winter Camp

Need a break for Winter Break? We've got a week of fun activities planned: gaga, pie-eating contest, movies, mitzvot, campfire and s'mores, Chanukah celebration with dreidels and much, much more! Camp Rodef Shalom Winter Camp is open to children in grades PK through 8th grade. Our daily hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Monday, December 22 – Friday, December 26, 2014 - Come for a day or the whole week! More info and register here

Temple Rodef Shalom Nursery School

TRSNS provides a joyful and nurturing learning environment that fosters in each child the confidence and competence to become a productive, caring member of his/her family and community.

Application information is available here: Nursery School.