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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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High Holy Days 5779
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Kol Nidre Early (Family-Friendly) Service on Tuesday, September 18 at 5:00 PM
This service is geared to individuals and families of all ages, and features the beautiful melodies and liturgy of our synagogue with our wonderful musicians. Rabbi Juliana S. Karol, the newest member of our clergy team, will deliver the sermon. The service is abbreviated in duration but not in meaning, and it is the view of our clergy that it would be permissible to have your dinner right after the service. Join us!
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.
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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, September 23
4:00-4:45 PM Ages 0-3 have a special celebration 4:45-5:45 PM All ages enjoy crafts, songs, activities and stories! 5:45-6:00 PM Clergy gives blessings in the Sukkah
Sunday, September 23
What is Minyan? Small groups, shared affinities, and the purpose of connection. Minyan is a new initiative at CRS that fosters belonging and sparks connection among members. Fellow congregants ignite these groups based on their own affinities and interests, creating a sacred space where each member counts. Learn more at crsminyan.com. How does it work? Each […]
Wednesday, September 26
Gain an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life through this introductory class. We’ll cover Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment. If you’re curious and want to enrich your understanding of Jewish faith and culture, this class is for you. If you are interested in conversion, […]
Friday, September 28
Note: This event is only for 6th and 7th graders enrolled in the CRS Religious School.
Tuesday, October 2
A frigid winter’s night in New York City sees too many homeless people suffering on the street. If you volunteer for a night in the CRS Homeless Shelter, you are providing immediate help to a person who has nowhere else to sleep. Visit rodephsholom.org/volunteerhub to sign up.
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Fri, Sep 21

Shabbat Shuvah is the Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and is called “The Shabbat of Return” with sense of returning to God and healing.  We always feature a congregant speaker at Shabbat Shuvah and are pleased to share the wonderful offering of congregant Steven Beer.

Wed, Sep 12

We were thrilled when congregant Stanley S. sent us evidence that our new Live Stream was being received loud and clear on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Rosh Hashanah services in the Main Sanctuary! 

Fri, Sep 07

We’re seeking and giving shelter in this month’s edition.

Tue, Sep 04

Senior Cantor Rebecca Garfein is the feature of a a recent issue of Hadassah Magazine on the topic of women breaking into the Reform cantorate, and then going on to comprise 60% of cantors.  Reflecting on leading the High Holy Days Service, Cantor Garfein was quoted as saying, “[…] when you sing those words and go […]

Fri, Aug 17

If we interpret the laws of our Torah to be those that engender moral kindness and decency, laws that work toward goodness and justice for all, then it is our obligation to object to the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice in the manner suggested by our current administration. 

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