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Rodeph Sholom is an extended family of people who care about each other and our community. We strive to educate and inspire children, youth, and adults to participate actively in worship, Torah study, and Jewish life experience, and to put Reform Jewish religious and ethical principles into action. We seek to enrich the lives of our members, to contribute to the continuance and vitality of the Jewish people, and to help repair the world.
* Please note: on Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, we will be holding Shabbat services in the Schnurmacher Chapel and will therefore not be streaming services. Livestreaming will continue as usual on Friday, December 6.* To view full-screen, click here. To access previous broadcasts, hover over the viewing screen and left click, and a menu will appear.  
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Just as we are commanded to be seekers of peace, so too are we commanded to be seekers of justice. When we encounter injustice in New York City, the United States, or the world, CRS responds through education, advocacy, and immediate and direct action.


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CRS Homeless Shelter

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.

Backpack Buddies

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.

St. Xavier's Soup Kitchen

Help prepare and serve meals to visitors at the St. Xavier’s Soup Kitchen in Chelsea. Click here to sign up to volunteer.

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Wednesday, December 11
Let’s Join 5,000 Reform Leaders at the URJ Biennial 2019 in Chicago! Leadership Development, Networking, Jewish Learning, and How-To to Strengthen Our Congregation Will Be Center Stage CRS will join with hundreds of others from across North America at the URJ Biennial 2019 from December 11-15 in Chicago, IL. And you need to be a […]
Saturday, December 14
Celebrate 10 years of Shireinu! Join us for an especially festive celebration this year, including cake and party favors! Come join the Rodeph Sholom family for a warm, inviting, musical and interactive experience! This Chanukah celebration is designed to be accessible and sensitive to a variety of needs. There will be healthy snacks available (gelt […]
Sunday, December 15
Join us for a Chanukah concert by Rabbi Greg and Louie Glazer followed by latkes, make your own jelly donuts and crafts galore! We hope to see you there!
Friday, December 20
Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson has been leading a contemplative journey through the Book of Psalms for over five years, searching for God’s presence and struggling with God’s absence in the world through this literary treasure.
Monday, January 6
Help empower girls and women at Days for Girls, a grassroots non-profit that makes and distributes feminine hygiene kits around the world.
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Thu, Nov 21

It’s hard to believe how fast the past few months have gone, but 5780 is off to a great (and busy!) start. Here’s what we’ve been up to: Mitzvah Weekend Mitzvah weekend was a huge success—more than 300 community members came out to perform all kinds of mitzvot, from avodah (worship) to tikkun olam (social […]

Mon, Oct 28

This past weekend was such an incredible blessing, from Erev Shabbat to yesterday evening! On Erev Shabbat, we launched Mitzvah Weekend with words of Torah shared by congregants Beth Berman and the Sonneborn family.  50 people showed up for Hadvalah at WSCAH (West Side Campaign Against Hunger) for a beautiful ritual, followed by lots of […]

Thu, Oct 24

Rabbi Levine wrote the following letter to the congregation yesterday, as part of our ongoing observance of the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, PA in 2018. As we approach the anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, we recognize that we must not allow hatred and intolerance to […]

Tue, Aug 27

Another missive from our friends and family in Israel! They have been incredibly busy—since last they reported, they have stopped in Jerusalem, Masada, and Tel Aviv.

Thu, Aug 22

It has been an unbelievable few days.  Since we last left you, we were sitting peacefully in the Galilee.

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