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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.
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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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Tuesday, November 20
A Dialogue about Liturgy, Music, and the Prayer Experience at Rodeph Sholom with Cantor Rebecca Garfein Session Two: Our Music Cantor Garfein traces the evolution and power of the prayer that we sing. The richness of melody, the beauty of Hebrew poetry—together they weave a gorgeous mosaic. All levels of learners welcome. Register below:  
Tuesday, November 27
Karen Treiger presents her book, My Soul is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story, which chronicles her in-laws’ daring escape from the Holocaust. Through devastating horror and stunning sacrifice, Sam and Esther Goldberg managed to survive the war and move to New York. The book also relates Karen’s own transformational journey of researching their tale […]
Friday, December 7
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 […]
Friday, December 7
Each Friday evening the Rodeph Sholom community joins together to welcome Shabbat in a joyful service of prayer, music, song and moments of quiet contemplation. Our Erev Shabbat service is a perfect way to end the week and begin recharging for the week ahead. The second Friday of the month at Rodeph Sholom is Shir […]
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Tue, Nov 13

If you would like to receive our monthly E-Advocacy newsletter, please click here for the sign-up form.   E-advocacy for November 2018: Urge the Administration to withdraw its “public charge” proposal and protect immigrant families’ rights The Trump Administration kicks the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses yearning to breathe free to the curb; only the wealthy need […]

Mon, Nov 12

The thirteenth season of Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom launched on Thursday, November 8, with bravura performances by Artistic Director Eliot Bailen, Susan Rotholz, Michael Roth, Doori Na, Sarah Adams, Daniel Bailen and Peter Lurye. The program started with Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Leonard Bernstein, continued to Prelude for Lancelot by Rosy Wertheim, […]

Thu, Nov 08

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Mitzvah Weekend events to kick off 5779! You all made a huge difference in our community, both within our congregation and across the national Jewish community—and it looks like you had a great time while doing so. Check out these pictures below!

Mon, Nov 05

This Friday, our Solidarity Shabbat service on Erev Shabbat brought in an estimated 1,000-1,200 people.  On the Wednesday before the service, The New York Times published a piece on the Solidarity Shabbat, stating that it was for Jews and non-Jews alike, which no doubt spurred many from our community to show up in support.   Earlier […]

Wed, Oct 31

“ ‘People want to do something tangible, but what do you do in a tragedy like this?…You can’t bring people back. [But] you can hug them with love and you can express your compassion through art.’” A special and heartfelt thank you to all those who participated in last weekend’s Mitzvah Day, and especially those […]

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