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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.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]