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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.
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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.

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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.
E-Advocacy

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E-Advocacy is your fast and powerful tool for social change. Click here to access it.

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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Thursday, February 28
Pioneering Women in Theater A Night With Lynne Meadow In anticipation and celebration of Women’s History Month, Sisterhood welcomes devoted congregant and world-renowned Artistic Director of the Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), Lynne Meadow in conversation with fellow congregant, author and journalist Molly MacDermot. A Theater of Hall of Fame Inductee, Lynne Meadow has created one […]
Friday, March 1
Just especially for our littlest members and their grown-ups, this special Shabbat offers activities, songs, and blessings with clergy and a pizza supper.  Adults can play along and get to know other grown-ups. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages are served. Weather permitting, our beautiful rooftop outdoor play space will be open for play. We also welcome […]
Thursday, March 7
Book Group at CRS Book Group gathers once a month to discuss literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or plays) written by a Jewish author or with a theme of Jewish interest. Meetings are self- moderated and led by different members each month. The group nominates and selects their reading material. Every meeting provides spirited conversation, light […]
Friday, March 8
Through our continued study of Psalms, we discover resources for our life and for our Jewish journey. A perfect preparation for Shabbat, it’s a participatory learning experience with poetry and song. Seekers and learners of all levels are welcome, new and returning students alike. Each session is a stand-alone.
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Tue, Feb 19

On Thursday, February 7, BAILEN Band and their friends and family rocked the house! From James Taylor to Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac to the Beatles, we sampled the folk rock music of the 60’s and 70’s—and even heard some BAILEN originals. BAILEN is made up of Julia, David, and Daniel Bailen, the children of congregants […]

Wed, Feb 06

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom presented their annual ChamberJazz concert. The full house was treated to an afternoon of eclectic classics from around the world of music—the afternoon started with sweet and easy “Warm Valley” by Duke Ellington, followed by a compositions by drummer Chris Parker, “Better Days Better Nights” […]

Mon, Feb 04

Stop President Trump’s Discriminatory Attack on Transgender Troops Who Have Volunteered Their Lives for Our Country. On August 25, 2017, President Trump issued a directive that bars transgender people from serving in the military. Two identical bipartisan Senate and House bills would reverse the effects of this ban by ensuring that no service member can […]

Wed, Jan 30

On Thursday, January 24, Resetting the Table, working with Cantor Shayna De Lowe, came and did a 3 hour training with several dozen CRS congregants about the very hot topic of political conversations over Israel. The evening started with a meal and then trainers led congregants through a 3 hour training on how to handle […]

Fri, Jan 25

We were thrilled to host Dr. Ruth Westheimer on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 as she talked with congregant Rabbi Erica Gerson about being resilient herself and raising resilient children. She wowed us with her humor and energy!

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