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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.


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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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Friday, February 21
Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson has been leading a contemplative journey through the Book of Psalms for over five years, searching for God’s presence and struggling with God’s absence in the world through this literary treasure.
Monday, February 24
Opening minds, one heart at a time. Join the Parents Circle Families Forum, a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization made up of more than 600 bereaved families who have lost a close loved one to the conflict.  Armed with their loss and the uncommon path they have chosen, these mourning families have begun to stir an awareness […]
Friday, February 28
FRI, FEB 28 6:00 PM Musical guest at Erev Shabbat Service SAT, FEB 29 10:15 AM Song leader at Shabbat Morning Chapel Service 6:30 PM “Shards” following Havdalah Educator and performer Cantor Evan Kent will be a special musical guest at Erev Shabbat Services, and will be a song leader at Shabbat Morning Chapel Service. […]
Saturday, February 29
Join us for a rousing singalong featuring your favorite Purim tunes followed by hamantaschen-making! RSVP here:
Monday, March 2
Help empower girls and women at Days for Girls, a grassroots non-profit that makes and distributes feminine hygiene kits around the world.
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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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