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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.
High Holy Days 5779
Learn about our schedule by clicking here.
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.
E-Advocacy

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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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Saturday, September 1
An overture to the High Holy Days, Selichot is a service that usually takes place on the Saturday night preceding Rosh Hashanah, and opens the season of penitential prayers.
Sunday, September 9
The evening service marking the start of Rosh Hashanah.  We will worship together as one community in the Main Sanctuary. Click here for more details.
Monday, September 10
Our Rosh Hashanah services will be held concurrently in the Main Sanctuary, the Schafler Forum, and Schnurmacher Chapel.  For more information,  click here.
Wednesday, September 12
Gain an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life through this introductory class. Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, Beginning September 12 Cost: $720 (includes all class materials, time with clergy, four Shabbat dinners and outings) Register below, or contact Rabbi Greg Weitzman for more information:
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, Aug 17

E-advocacy for July 2018: Our Fundamental Rights Hang in the Balance Shabbat Shalom! On Shabbat, it is said that we catch a glimpse of the world to come—a world of peace and prosperity for all. What better way to prepare for our day of rest than to do our part to make our world just a […]

Tue, Jul 24

This past Friday, families came together to play and celebrate Shabbat. Highlights at the Sholom Sprouts Shabbat included a fun candle making station to make Shabbat candles, Shabbat songs, bubbles, and even a delicious pizza dinner with wine for the parents!       

Thu, Jul 19

6 Av 5778 July 18, 2018 Dear Rodeph Sholom family, I am about to share some inspiring news with you. Allow me a few words of context. Jewish history began with immigration. Abraham and Sarah were invited to go to a land God would show them. Ever since, people all over the world have sought […]

Mon, Jul 02

The United Nations high commissioner for human rights called the separation of children from their parents “government-sanctioned child abuse.”

Mon, Jul 02

This past Shabbat, on June 29th, Rabbi Ben Spratt delivered a beautiful sermon that felt deeply relevant to our current world, it is shared below. At the Brink of Everything “How dare they laugh?” A woman screamed on Columbus as she and a fellow diner observed a group of teens giggling as they huddled around a YouTube […]

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