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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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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, January 3
Book Group at CRS 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 […]
Monday, January 7
No registration required, just come! We meet at The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, 26 West 84th Street. Create & assemble feminine hygiene kits—no skills needed! Days for Girls is a grassroots non-profit that gives feminine hygiene kits to over 400,000 women and girls worldwide who live in poverty, so they don’t have to miss […]
Wednesday, January 9
Do you have a young Hebrew learner in your home? Are you interested in mastering the Hebrew alphabet? Join us this winter for a two-month course that will equip you with skills to help you and/or your young learner(s) with Hebrew reading and pronunciation. Both morning and evening classes are offered to accommodate RSS parents’ […]
Thursday, January 10
Join our Mah Jongg game—all are welcome! We offer a delightful afternoon of semi-fierce and fun competition. Whether you’re an expert or a novice, come enjoy the camaraderie, chocolate, and chips. Bring your own cards or purchase when you arrive. Non-members and friends are welcome. RSVP to Kirsten Major, kmajor@crsnyc.org
Thursday, January 10
Going Blind: Coming out of the Dark is an inspiring feature documentary film about vision loss. Produced and directed by Peabody Award winner Joseph Lovett, and produced by Rodeph Sholom’s own Emmy Award winner Hilary Klotz Steinman, this documentary provides important information on early detection and treatment options as well as thoughtful insights on coping […]
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Fri, Dec 14

On Thursday, December 13th, CRS congregant Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein gave a talk based on her newly-released book, Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything (WW Norton).  Dr. Epstein’s talk included the contributions of many distinguished Jewish doctors and activists to the field of endocrinology, including one determined Jewish housewife […]

Mon, Dec 10

Welcome to our Lobby Construction Updates page—your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about our ongoing lobby renovation project! Here you will find safety notices as well as general progress updates. You can find it on our main homepage, under “Quick Links”: Thank you again for your continued patience and cooperation as we […]

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 […]

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