Welcome To
CONGREGATION RODEPH SHOLOM
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.
High Holy Days 5779
Learn about our schedule by clicking here.
Erev Shabbat

Congregational Service, 6:00 PM

Shabbat Morning

Torah Study, 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Congregational Service, 10:00 AM

Chapel Service, 10:15 AM

During Torah Study, join fellow congregants for a lively discussion of Torah and other books of the Hebrew Bible each Saturday morning at 8:45 AM. The study ends in time for the morning Shabbat service. As with our Shabbat services, newcomers and visitors are invited to study with us.
The Chapel Minyan also offers members of the congregation the opportunity to sharpen their skills in chanting Torah or Haftarah. Instead of a sermon, our Rabbis moderate a group discussion of the weekly Torah portion and guide our study of related rabbinic texts.
View More View More 
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.
E-Advocacy

IMG_4909

E-Advocacy is your fast and powerful tool. Click here.

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.
View More View More 

Friday, July 20
Join us this summer as we launch our monthly Friday evening Shabbat dinner series that will continue through next year! Get your Shabbat on before bedtime with songs, stories, crafts and dinner, with wine for the grown ups! Cost: $10 per adult, kids are free To RSVP, please contact lschiff@crsnyc.org
Sunday, July 22
Tisha B’Av (the 9th of Av) is traditionally a day of mourning and remembrance. Jewish memory recalls this as a day of tragedy and loss throughout our history. However, even within the darkness of these memories, the close of Tisha B’Av also serves to kindle hope for a new era and new memories yet to be […]
Tuesday, August 7
Join our new Assistant Rabbi Juli Karol in exploring the poetry of our High Holy Day machzor Mishkan HaNefesh.
Wednesday, August 8
The New Sanctuary Coalition (NSC) accompaniment program recruits and trains volunteers to accompany people facing deportation to their immigration hearings and ICE check-ins.
Friday, August 10
Join us this summer as we launch our monthly Friday evening Shabbat dinner series that will continue through next year! Get your Shabbat on before bedtime with songs, stories, crafts and dinner. Cost: $20 per adult, kids are free To RSVP, please contact lschiff@crsnyc.org
View More View More 
Mon, Jul 02

The United Nations high commissioner for human rights called the separation of children from their parents “government-sanctioned child abuse.”

Mon, Jul 02

This past Shabbat, on June 29th, Rabbi Ben Spratt delivered a beautiful sermon that felt deeply relevant to our current world, it is shared below. At the Brink of Everything “How dare they laugh?” A woman screamed on Columbus as she and a fellow diner observed a group of teens giggling as they huddled around a YouTube […]

Wed, Jun 27

Congregation Rodeph Sholom and the Caring Community Committee are in the works of creating a Community as Family group.

Tue, Jun 26

Sisterhood at CRS recently published an article in the Women of Reform Judaism newsletter sharing the success of their running a chapter of Days for Girls.

Thu, Jun 21

Few things have shaken the Rodeph Sholom family as much as the passing of Rabbi Aaron Panken, z”l.

View More View More