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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.
Another missive from our friends and family in Israel! They have been incredibly busy—since last they reported, they have stopped in Jerusalem, Masada, and Tel Aviv. Here is what Rabbi Weitzman has to say: Shalom! Although I suppose we should say “Shabbat Shalom” as our time continues in the Holy City of Jerusalem on Saturday […]
Our intrepid travellers are reporting in for Part 2 of their Israel Family Trip 2019, and they’ve been busy! See what they’ve been up to these past few days: Shalom! It has been an unbelievable few days. Since we last left you, we were sitting peacefully in the Galilee. The northern part of Israel is […]
Rabbi Weitzman, Cantor Garfein, and almost 40 congregants have just landed in Israel for our biannual Israel Family Trip, and they’ve gotten off to an amazing start. Here is what Rabbi Weitzman has to say about their first 36 hours in Israel: We are so excited to hear from our extended congregational family in Israel—and […]
Let’s Make a “Fair Wage for a Fair Day’s Work” a Reality in America The federal minimum wage was last raised on July 24, 2009 when Congress set it at $7.25 per hour – the equivalent of $15,080 a year. Since then, taking into account the rising cost of living, the lowest-paid workers have lost […]
Schools. Churches. Synagogues. Mosques. Stores. These are just some of the locations where white supremacist violence has shattered lives as well as our image of America as a beacon of hope for desperate people all over the world. Whatever your political affiliation, you must no longer shake your head or excuse in any way the […]