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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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Wednesday, March 27
Dan Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel under President Obama, is joined by Tablet’s Yair Rosenberg for a probing discussion of just how likely a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict now is—and what some of the alternatives might be. Tickets are free for members, $10 for non-members. Register below:
Tuesday, April 2
Rodeph Sholom congregant and clinical psychologist Dr. Reina Marin leads two discussions on adolescent mental health and wellness. Bring your challenges and your questions to a parents-only conversation that will equip you with tools to check in with your children, recognize if they are struggling, and provide appropriate support. MONDAY, NOV 5 AT 7:00 PM […]
Thursday, April 4
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 […]
Friday, April 5
Sholom Sprouts Shabbat Dinner & Sing Along Appropriate for children ages 0–7 Dec 7, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3 Cost: $10 per adult, kids are free Just especially for our littlest members and their grown-ups, this special Shabbat offers activities, songs, and blessings with clergy and a pizza supper. Adults can play […]
Saturday, April 6
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Mon, Mar 18

On Monday, March 18, reformjudaism.org published this D’var Torah on this week’s Parsha by Rabbi Benjamin Spratt.  We are thrilled to share it with you below. Never Too Proud to Wield the Sacred Shovel One of the delights of the Book of Leviticus is the constant barrage of sacrificial details: dead animals, splattered blood, roasted entrails, […]

Fri, Mar 15

8 Adar II 5779 March 15, 2019 Dear Rodeph Sholom Family, The festival of Purim reminds us that there are always evil persons or groups quick to identify the Other in our communities in order to isolate, vilify, and too often attack them. As pretense to genocide, Haman branded the Jews as separate people with […]

Thu, Mar 14

We are calling on call congregants and visitors to this website to take action for those who depend on Food Stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), to eat. The Trump Administration’s proposed SNAP rule would time limit food benefits for unemployed and underemployed people who can’t document sufficient weekly work hours. They would lose […]

Mon, Mar 11

In a world filled with every color, taste, and sound under the heavens, if there is one powerful component of life that is absent, it is silence.

Fri, Mar 08

As you visit the building, you can see that we are now in the thick of the lobby remodel. The stairway pillar is being dismantled and out of all the things we are doing the removal of that massive column might be the biggest structural change. While this is a noisy time, it is also a time […]

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