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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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Thursday, December 13
Medical journalist Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein discusses her new book about the strange science of hormones. From metabolism to mood swings, sleep to sex, Dr. Epstein explores hormones’ impact on our bodies with wit and curiosity.  A Rodeph Sholom congregant, Dr. Epstein is an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, a lecturer […]
Friday, December 14
Through our continued study of Psalms, we discover resources for our life and for our Jewish journey. A perfect preparation for Shabbat, it’s a participatory learning experience with poetry and song. Seekers and learners of all levels are welcome, new and returning students alike. Each session is a stand-alone.
Saturday, December 15
Enrich your Shabbat experience by joining us for post-worship study and lunch. Learn alongside your community as we explore key female figures in the TaNaKh. Discover these women’s untold stories as we raise up voices of our tradition that are seldom heard. Hebrew familiarity is not required; curiosity is! Attend one session or as many […]
Tuesday, December 18
Join us this month as William Ronayne, Jr., the founder and president of the Mario Lanza Society of New York and authority on various elements of historical pop culture, gives his presentation entitled Red Skelton—America’s Clown. Richard “Red” Skelton was an American comedian known for his long and prolific career; Ronayne’s presentation will introduce you […]
Thursday, January 3
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 snacks, and a chance […]
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Fri, Dec 07

This past Friday, November 30, we honored Janie Roher and Claudia Wagner, who accepted the Meyers W. Nathans Award. They accepted  on behalf of the CRS Refugee Resettlement Committee, who worked diligently to welcome and support a refugee family from Pakistan as they immigrated to the United States. The Meyers W. Nathans Award is given annually to […]

Thu, Dec 06

Help Protect Sexual Assault Survivors According to the National Women’s Law Center, one in five women drop out of school because their school won’t investigate their complaints of sexual violence. Things just got worse. Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration education secretary, has proposed new rules that will govern Title IX, the federal law that prohibits […]

Tue, Dec 04

Rodeph Sholom kicked off our Chanukah season with a Sholom Sprouts family celebration and concert this past Sunday.  The afternoon included Chanukah related crafts, a fill your-own-jelly (or chocolate!) donut station, and then a Chanukah Jam with song leaders in from Tkiya.  And don’t worry,  you haven’t missed out—this coming Friday, December 7 we will […]

Wed, Nov 28

Fun was had and chanukiyot were made by all at our Sholom Sprouts Make Your Own Menorah event on Tuesday! Thanks to Lisa Schiff for organizing the event and Kirsten Major for taking photos. If you’re still not in the Chanukah spirit, we have loads of special Chanukah events coming up—like our Chanukah Jam and […]

Tue, Nov 20

This year’s midterm elections were historical in terms of turnout and results so close it took days to figure out what the new lay of the political land would be.  On Monday, November 19th, Time magazine political correspondent Molly Ball, New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall and Tablet Magazine’s Armin Rosen gathered at CRS to […]

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