Adult Opportunities

Lunch Together

Enjoy mid-week monthly luncheons with guest speakers and opportunities for discussion and kibbitzing. If you are interested in joining the planning group or attending an event, contact us.

Call (646) 454-3029 or email

Mitzvah Weekend

Each year, the end of October brings Mitzvah Weekend, during which we highlight our congregational commitment to social action. Kicked off with a special Shabbat service and speaker, the weekend features innovative programs, and culminates on Mitzvah Day. On Mitzvah Day, the congregation comes together in an action-packed day dedicated to the community. Families and individuals participate in a variety of projects including preparing food for the homeless, cleaning the park, contributing clothes, books and toys, visiting the elderly, making baby showers, playing Bingo with seniors and creating art projects.


The Rodeph Sholom Theater Company

The Rodeph Sholom Theater Company chooses a new musical every fall—with 5 performances in the Spring—and is always looking for new members to join the cast and crew. If you would like to be involved, either onstage or behind the scenes, please be in touch!


End-of-Life Care Initiative

Begun in 2004, Rodeph Sholom’s initiative for end-of-life care has a presence on our website and a resource library located on the fourth floor of the synagogue. The goal of this initiative, which is funded by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, is to effect a broad cultural change in the community by openly addressing and actively promoting dialogue about issues related to death, dying and the quality of end-of-life.

A continuum of supportive services is offered, which anticipates and addresses the needs of individuals and families concerned with end-of-life care including: adult ed classes, counseling groups, messages from the bimah, bikkur cholim, a resource library and other responses that evolve as we journey together.


Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom

Led by Artistic Director Eliot Bailen, Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom hosts a guest roster of world class musicians. Concert programs present classical and modern chamber music and explore the diversity and many dimensions of Jewish music within the repertory. Bringing music to life for a community of all ages and experiences is central to Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom’s mission.

Call (646) 454-3039 or email

Kahal, Culture and Camaraderie

Encourages community for the active 60′s + population within the synagogue. Guided tours of museums, attendance at shows and concerts, visits to interesting exhibitions, and guided walking tours are among the events planned.

Call (646) 454-3118

Rodeph Sholom Young Professionals

RSYP is a group of 20’s/30’s Jews who would like meaningful opportunities to meet others, worship, explore, celebrate, challenge, observe, learn, play and generally have a great time. Innovative programming brings this group of people together, creating a community within the greater Rodeph Sholom family.

Call (646) 454-3029 or email

Shabbat Dinners

Come together to celebrate Shabbat just for the sake of it! We have various Shabbatot throughout the year when the community joins together for Shabbat dinner and a mini-program. These programs range from panel discussions, to films, to sharing members’ culinary talents. Take the opportunity to meet new people and laugh with old friends.


The John Kowal/Reverend Preston Washington Freedom Seder

Rodeph Sholom has an ongoing relationship with Harlem’s Memorial Baptist Church. This has resulted in exchanges of Clergy and children’s choirs, and a highly successful annual Freedom Seder, now named in memory of two pillars of our respective communities, John Kowal and Reverend Preston Washington. Both communities come together to celebrate their respective liberation from bondage.


Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Designed for adults who have not yet become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or who would like to renew their commitment to Judaism and Jewish learning. Students have the opportunity to study with Clergy and fellow congregants to consider compelling Jewish ideas from an adult perspective.

Call (646) 454-3029 or email

Salute to Israel Parade

Every May, members of Congregation Rodeph Sholom march alongside the Clergy and our Youth Groups up 5th Avenue, from 57th Street to 79th Street. While marchers need to be in 3rd grade or above, everyone is invited to join in the celebrations—marching and cheering us along the parade route.

You can sign up at the Religious School, or by contacting us directly below. Join us and show your support for Israel!

Call (646) 454-3039 or email

Torah Study

Torah Study is held at 9:00 am on Saturday mornings. All are welcome. Together for over twenty years, this weekly study group is open to regular attendees as well as those who drop in periodically. The study group is open to all and features a lively interchange of ideas and interpretations. No previous text study experience is necessary.