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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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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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Friday, May 31
Join us as we explore the Jewish spiritual practice of mindfulness, focusing on the different mystical attributes that exist within each of us. Learn how to cultivate traits of Loving Compassion (Chesed), Strength (Gevurah), Beauty (Tiferet), Endurance (Netzach), Humility (Hod), Foundation (Yesod), and Majesty (Malchut). When we cultivate our inner virtues, we improve our full […]
Sunday, June 2
The annual Celebrate Israel Parade celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of Israel and features over 40,000 marchers from many organizations and denominations. Congregation Rodeph Sholom and Rodeph Sholom school march together in a festive and fun afternoon.
Tuesday, June 4
Sisterhood Torah Study gathers women of the congregation together to explore text in an intimate environment of friendship. Held in a private home, this event does not require advanced knowledge of Torah—just be prepared for fascinating conversation and nosh. Please email sisterhood@crsnyc.org to RSVP and receive the address.
Thursday, June 6
Come and celebrate Shavuot with Torah-themed crafts, playground time and ice cream with toppings galore! Hope to see you there! Please RSVP to Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org — FREE WITH RSVP —
Thursday, June 6
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 […]
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Thu, May 09

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 […]

Sat, Apr 27

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 […]

Mon, Apr 22

It’s Passover, which means fun for everyone—including our littlest members and their grownups! Sholom Sprouts participated in a Chocolate Seder to ring in the holiday, enjoying sweet treats and fun games, arts and crafts, and family time. Chag Sameach! We hope your Passover seder was as sweet and warm as ours. What is a chocolate […]

Thu, Apr 18

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 […]

Mon, Apr 15

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!

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