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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.
Last Saturday, we closed out the Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom season of 5779 with a truly beautiful concert. Chamber Music regulars Eliot Bailen, Susan Rotholz, and Cantor Rebecca Garfein transported us with their Sephardic and Ladino repertoire; special guests Stacey Shames and Paul Woodiel dazzled us with harp, violin, hurdy-gurdy, and nyckelharpa. We can’t […]
On April 8, 2019, a full house gathered to hear Senior Cantor Rebecca Garfein and Cantor Shayna De Lowe and other cantors from around the country perform in Stars of David, a musical revue celebrating Jewish heritage. Thanks to all who made the night shine!
Self-compassion, or shmirat ha-guf in Hebrew, has a central place in mental health. An emerging self-care movement is popularizing this concept and articulating the ways that we can attend to crisis situations by attending to ourselves. On Erev Shabbat, Rabbi Juliana S. Karol offered a sermon on these themes. Parshat Tzav Rabbi Juliana S. Karol […]
Our house was full last night as we and members of the local community gathered to hear Ambassador Dan Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel under President Obama, spoke about Israel, Palestine, and the state of the conflict there. Audience members participated in a Q&A that left us all feeling a little more informed about […]
Yasher koach to Rabbi Juliana Karol and those who went with her to the UJA Federation of NY’s rally at the Islamic Center at NYU! The rally, at which Jews from across New York came to symbolically protect and support our Muslim brothers and sisters as they prayed, comes as a response to the horrific […]