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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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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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E-Advocacy is your fast and powerful tool for social change. Click here to access it.

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, January 28
Congregation Rodeph Sholom is helping to sponsor this event at Temple Emanu-El. Flyer reads: THE AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE presents: Israel: An American Value Celebrating the Diversity of the Pro-Israel Movement Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Temple Emanu-El, New York City Doors Open | 7:00 PM Program Begins | 7:30 PM Hosted by the Men’s […]
Saturday, February 1
Following Shabbat Services. Join us for Sisterhood/Brotherhood Shabbat services, followed by lunch and meaningful conversations as we honor Women in Science by meeting some of the talented women in our congregation who are shaping the future of our world in various scientific fields. All are welcome! WOMEN IN SCIENCE SPONSORED BY SISTERHOOD Inspiring Women of the […]
Monday, February 3
Help empower girls and women at Days for Girls, a grassroots non-profit that makes and distributes feminine hygiene kits around the world.
Tuesday, February 4
***Special Session*** Do you want to learn more about Reform Judaism in Israel before you vote in the WZC Elections? Come to a special Taste of Torah session where we’ll talk about Reform Judaism in Israel! We’ll hear Rabbi Robert Levine delve into parshat Beshalach, and also hear Rabbi Josh Weinberg speak about what Reform […]
Tuesday, February 4
In this three-session course, we will explore the lives of three 19th century rabbis—Rabbi Aaron Wise of our own Rodeph Sholom, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise of Cincinnati, and Rabbi Benjamin Szold of Baltimore, as well as the prayer books each wrote. Each was responsible in significant ways for shaping the contours of what would follow […]
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Thu, Jan 09

Community. Resilience. Strength.

Fri, Dec 13

A Message from Rabbis Levine and Spratt Yesterday, in response to a federal executive order, Rabbi Robert Levine and Rabbi Ben Spratt sent this message in an email blast to our congregation. December 12, 201914 Kislev 5780 Dear Rodeph Sholom Family, We see and feel the rising rage of hate again. As Jewish families mourn in […]

Thu, Nov 21

It’s hard to believe how fast the past few months have gone, but 5780 is off to a great (and busy!) start. Here’s what we’ve been up to: Mitzvah Weekend Mitzvah weekend was a huge success—more than 300 community members came out to perform all kinds of mitzvot, from avodah (worship) to tikkun olam (social […]

Mon, Oct 28

This past weekend was such an incredible blessing, from Erev Shabbat to yesterday evening! On Erev Shabbat, we launched Mitzvah Weekend with words of Torah shared by congregants Beth Berman and the Sonneborn family.  50 people showed up for Hadvalah at WSCAH (West Side Campaign Against Hunger) for a beautiful ritual, followed by lots of […]

Thu, Oct 24

Rabbi Levine wrote the following letter to the congregation yesterday, as part of our ongoing observance of the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, PA in 2018. As we approach the anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, we recognize that we must not allow hatred and intolerance to […]

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