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Since 1983, Rodeph Sholom’s Homeless Shelter hosts eight men, five nights a week, from the first Monday in October through the middle of June. Volunteers come from a broad cross-section of the congregational family, including Clergy, members of the Board, CRuSTY members, and parents, who regularly bring their young children with them. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Pack a backpack full of weekend meals at CRS for children in our greater Upper West Side community who are entitled to free lunches at school but are at risk on the weekend. Other opportunities to volunteer include stocking the shelves and driving the backpacks to their destination at the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Let’s Make a “Fair Wage for a Fair Day’s Work” a Reality in America The federal minimum wage was last raised on July 24, 2009 when Congress set it at $7.25 per hour – the equivalent of $15,080 a year. Since then, taking into account the rising cost of living, the lowest-paid workers have lost […]
Schools. Churches. Synagogues. Mosques. Stores. These are just some of the locations where white supremacist violence has shattered lives as well as our image of America as a beacon of hope for desperate people all over the world. Whatever your political affiliation, you must no longer shake your head or excuse in any way the […]
This summer, junior clergy put their heads together on what to offer congregants when we’re in vacation months. What better when it’s sunny and warm then to get out and visit sites of Jewish interest? On July 21, Rabbi Spratt and Cantor De Lowe led an intrepid group on a special hard-hat, behind the scenes […]
This text was sent in an email blast on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Please feel free to share it, and use any or all of the resources listed. Together, we can make a difference. Dear Rodeph Sholom Family, Your CRS clergy is paying close attention to developing news about the status of detention […]
After 18 months of study, which included learning Hebrew, how to chant Torah, and reflecting on sacred texts, the Adult B’nai Mitzvah class was honored on Saturday, June 15, 2019/12 Sivan 5779. Rabbi Benjamin Spratt and Cantor Shayna De Lowe, who taught the program, officiated. Warm congratulations to the class!