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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.
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!
“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Every day, people are released from prison after serving the sentence imposed by our criminal justice system. Some say these people “have paid their debt to society.” However, in reality, their prison sentence […]
May 2019: Hate Speech and Hate Crimes Hate speech and hate crimes are on the rise. Click here to urge Congress and the Trump administration to condemn anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and bigotry. Acts of harassment, vandalism, and assault against Jewish people have skyrocketed in recent years. On October 27, 2018, Shabbat worshipers were massacred at the […]
April 27, 2019 23 Nisan 5779 Dear Rodeph Sholom Family, We mourn with Jews and caring people around the world over the tragic assault at the Chabad synagogue in Poway, California. This attack took place precisely six months after the Tree of Life slaughter and, once again, occurred during Shabbat morning services. The rabbi was […]