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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.
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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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Sunday, October 20
Rejoice and dance with the Torah as we conclude and celebrate the annual cycle of Torah reading.
Monday, October 21
On Simchat Torah morning, we unroll the entire Torah scroll, read the final words of Deuteronomy, and start again the story of creation. Yizkor concludes the service.
Tuesday, October 22
What does the Torah actually say? Who were our matriarchs and patriarchs? What happened on the journey to the Promised Land? Join your CRS clergy for a deep dive into sacred text through our Parshat HaShavua class. This one-hour session will explore the week’s Torah portion, building connections to our own lives, and unpacking layers […]
Tuesday, October 22
On Monday through Friday evenings throughout the academic year, CRS operates a homeless shelter through Urban Pathways. Members of CRS volunteer each night in pairs to help welcome our guests and spend the night. Volunteering for a night in the CRS Homeless Shelter is safe, fun, and makes a real difference for someone who has […]
Friday, October 25
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.
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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.

Mon, Aug 19

Rabbi Weitzman, Cantor Garfein, and almost 40 congregants have just landed in Israel for our biannual Israel Family Trip, and they’ve gotten off to an amazing start.

Tue, Aug 06

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 […]

Mon, Aug 05

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 […]

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