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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.
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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Thursday, January 24
It can be challenging to have conversations about Israel—not only with our friends in the wider community but also within our congregation. Resetting the Table is dedicated to building communication and deliberation across political divides in American life. Their facilitators will lead a three-hour intensive training workshop to help us understand how to move through […]
Friday, February 1
Join us once again for Brotherhood’s hugely successful annual Movie Night! Food provided by 2nd Avenue Deli; atmosphere provided by you and your friends and family! This year’s film is Zero Motivation (Hebrew title: אפס ביחסי אנוש, “Zero in Human Rresources”), an award-winning Israeli film directed by Tayla Levie. An absurdist comedic drama, the film follows […]
Saturday, February 2
ChamberJazz is here! We have a sizzling mix of classics and contemporary music including works by Duke Ellington and Roy Orbison and performer/composers Chris Parker, Eddie Barbash, and Ted Rosenthal. Come hear new critically-acclaimed pieces from Rosenthal’s new opera, Dear Erich, described as a “true, wrenching” story, which has just finished a sold-out run with […]
Saturday, February 2
Mark the end of Shabbat in an intimate, warm, and joyful setting with friends, clergy, wine, and song. Join us for Havdalah Unplugged to punctuate a busy weekend, to prepare for an evening out, and to start your week surrounded by community. You’ll be glad you did.
Monday, February 4
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 […]
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Tue, Jan 15

On January 14th, 2019, Rabbi Juliana Karol hosted part one of the Images of Mortality course. During the meeting of 22 congregants, they discussed death through 500 years worth of art history. This course is part of What Matters, an initiative to have important end of life conversations. Join us on Monday, February 11th at […]

Fri, Jan 11

It was a completely full house at the screening and panel discussion of Going Blind. Many thanks to our Caring Community chair, Shari Steinberg and documentary producer Hilary Klotz Steinman for a screening and panel discussion of “Going Blind,” a movie about coping with Vision Loss. Our event partner and neighbor Lighthouse Guild presented information on how to prevent vision […]

Wed, Jan 09

We begin 2019 e-advocacy by turning the clock back to our December E-advocacy issue: the erosion of legal protection for students against sexual harassment and violence.

Wed, Dec 19

“Welcoming strangers into our midst is one of our most important responsibilities as Jews.” —Rabbi Robert N. Levine, Senior Rabbi   “Ve-ahavtem et hager ki gerim hayitem be-eretz mitzrayim.” Love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. —Deuteronomy 10:19 Our clergy, staff, and lay-leaders have compiled this new directory to help […]

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 […]

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