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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, June 21
Each Friday evening the Rodeph Sholom community joins together to welcome Shabbat in a joyful service of prayer, music, song and moments of quiet contemplation. Our Erev Shabbat service is a perfect way to end the week and begin recharging for the week ahead.
Monday, July 1
Accompany Rabbi Karol on a CRS group visit to the highly-acclaimed show Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away. Congregants will meet at the Museum of Jewish Heritage at 10:15 AM at 36 Battery Place, telephone number 646.437.4202.  Congregants and guests only, 2 people per registration, must be 13 and over.  Registration required, please fill […]
Sunday, July 21
  Join Rabbi Ben Spratt and Cantor Shayna De Lowe for a unique tour of one of the most famous landmarks in American Jewish history: Ellis Island. This tour will explore parts of the island that have, until recently, been largely unseen by the public. This day trip is limited to congregants 13 and older. […]
Sunday, July 28
Join Rabbis Juliana Karol and Greg Weitzman for a day trip “down south!”  Beginning with the Eldridge Street Synagogue (interior pictured above) we will explore the history and dramatic changes of the Lower East Side. In partnership with Big Onion Tours we will learn about the “creative destruction” of this ethnic neighborhood while visiting notable […]
Sunday, August 11
Join our clergy as we explore the deeper meanings of the day, reflect on loss, and turn in prayer toward a season of hope and renewal.
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Tue, Jun 18

After 18 months of study, which included learning Hebrew, how to chant Torah, and reflecting on sacred texts, the Adult B’nai Mitzvah class was honored on Saturday, June 15, 2019/12 Sivan 5779.  Rabbi Benjamin Spratt and Cantor Shayna De Lowe, who taught the program, officiated. Warm congratulations to the class!

Tue, Jun 11

“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Every day, people are released from prison after serving the sentence imposed by our criminal justice system. Some say these people “have paid their debt to society.” However, in reality, their prison sentence […]

Thu, May 09

May 2019: Hate Speech and Hate Crimes Hate speech and hate crimes are on the rise. Click here to urge Congress and the Trump administration to condemn anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and bigotry. Acts of harassment, vandalism, and assault against Jewish people have skyrocketed in recent years. On October 27, 2018, Shabbat worshipers were massacred at the […]

Sat, Apr 27

April 27, 2019 23 Nisan 5779 Dear Rodeph Sholom Family, We mourn with Jews and caring people around the world over the tragic assault at the Chabad synagogue in Poway, California. This attack took place precisely six months after the Tree of Life slaughter and, once again, occurred during Shabbat morning services. The rabbi was […]

Mon, Apr 22

It’s Passover, which means fun for everyone—including our littlest members and their grownups! Sholom Sprouts participated in a Chocolate Seder to ring in the holiday, enjoying sweet treats and fun games, arts and crafts, and family time. Chag Sameach! We hope your Passover seder was as sweet and warm as ours. What is a chocolate […]

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