Please join us in our continuing efforts to maintain and improve our Jewish presence in Steamboat as we continue to offer Shabbat services and Holiday celebrations for our mountain family.
The following is the obituary for Rabbi Joe:
Rabbi Joseph Goldman; Denver; Husband of Sally Goldman; Father of Elise, Michael, Joshua, Tim and Son and Daughters in law; Also survived by 9 Grandchildren and loving nieces and nephews; Service, Wednesday, 10:00AM, Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St, Denver; Interment, Emanuel Cemetery; Contributions to Hebrew Union College, Temple Emanuel Denver, Temple Sinai Denver, Temple Micah Denver, Temple Har Mishpacha Steamboat Springs, Doctors Without Borders or Camp Shwayder.
People may want to share a ride to Denver and back this Wednesday. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass your information along for coordinating rides.
February 3rd - Book Club - 6pm at the home of Linda and Les Liman
*Dates are subject to change - please check our Calendar for event dates, locations and details
It is with a heavy heart that I send you my love and condolences from the city of Jerusalem. I never met Rabbi Joe Goldman directly, but indirectly I knew him very well.
I knew him by the joy and passion for Judaism in the lives of all of the members of Har Mishpacha who spoke fondly of him. So many times over the past months, members told me of small kindnesses, moments of personal meaning, and loving Torah that they learned from Rabbi Joe. Rabbi Goldman was so dearly loved and respected by those in Steamboat Springs. His dugma (example) for a life lived with joy and purpose is a model for us in our own lives, each and every day.
המקןם ינכם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
May the Holy One comfort us, amidst all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
L'Shalom (In Peace),
Our next selection for Book Club is titled "All I Love and Know," by Judith Frank. A potluck and discussion will take place on Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at Linda Liman's home, 1049 Crawford Ave. Please RSVP to Linda at email@example.com to let her know you will be coming and whether you will bring a side dish or dessert.
The following is a description of the book by amazon.com:
Told with the storytelling power and emotional fidelity of Wally Lamb, this is a searing drama of a modern American family on the brink of dissolution, one that explores adoption, gay marriage, and love lost and found.
For years, Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have enjoyed a quiet domestic life together in Northampton, Massachusetts. Opposites in many ways, they have grown together and made their relationship work. But when they learn that Daniel’s twin brother and sister-in-law have been killed in a bombing in Jerusalem, their lives are suddenly, utterly transformed.
In dealing with their families and the need to make a decision about who will raise the deceased couple’s two children, both Matthew and Daniel are confronted with challenges that strike at the very heart of their relationship. What is Matthew’s place in an extended family that does not completely accept him or the commitment he and Daniel have made? How do Daniel’s questions about his identity as a Jewish man affect his life as a gay American? Tensions only intensify when they learn that the deceased parents wanted Matthew and Daniel to adopt the children—six-year-old Gal, and baby Noam.
The impact this instant new family has on Matthew, Daniel, and their relationship is subtle and heartbreaking, yet not without glimmers of hope. They must learn to reinvent and redefine their bond in profound, sometimes painful ways. What kind of parents can these two men really be? How does a family become strong enough to stay together and endure? And are there limits to honesty or commitment—or love?
PJ LIBRARY IS A JEWISH FAMILY ENGAGEMENT program implemented on a local level throughout North America. We mail free, high-quality Jewish children's literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis.
PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Today, families in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are able to explore the timeless core values of Judaism through books and music.
All families raising Jewish children from age six months of age through five, six, seven or eight years (depending on the community) are welcome to sign up.
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