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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.
“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Every day, people are released from prison after serving the sentence imposed by our criminal justice system. Some say these people “have paid their debt to society.” However, in reality, their prison sentence […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]