Repairing the World

Repairing the World

Mitzvah Morning

JAN 15, 2024

Greet the new year with gratitude and good works. Join us as we help and support our community.

CRS Food Drive

Our enduring commitment to provide food for New Yorkers in need is made possible through partnership with the West Side Campaign Against Hunger and other local organizations.


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Backpack Buddies

Our response to childhood hunger involves packing and distributing food to children who are food insecure, which they pick up in backpacks at school.

DONATE or participate in person:

Days for Girls

First Monday of every month, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Help empower girls and women at Days for Girls, a grassroots non-profit organization that makes and distributes re-usable feminine hygiene kits to over one million girls and women in New York City. Overseen by Sisterhood, this is a great parent-and-child (age 11+) opportunity.

Upcoming session:

Shabbat Greeters

At every Erev Shabbat service at Rodeph Sholom, Shabbat Greeters welcome strangers and congregants, friends and families, into our lobby and Sanctuary. Serving as the face of our congregation, Shabbat Greeters help foster connection, offering greetings and answering questions.

Homeless Shelter

Volunteering for a night in the CRS Homeless Shelter is safe, easy, and makes a real difference for our fellow New Yorkers who have nowhere else to sleep.

Due to COVID-19, the Homeless Shelter is taking a pause.

Blood Drive

CRS is dedicated to saving a life. A shortage of blood nationwide means our donations are urgently needed.  We work with New York Blood Center and assist those in need.

CRS is pleased to have relationships with the following organizations

Nido de Esperanza

Nido de Esperanza is a non-profit organization that seeks to break the cycle of poverty by changing the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. Nido builds community, promotes literacy, provides a food pantry for its families, and more.

Grassroots Grocery

Join fellow neighbors on a Saturday to sort, pack, and deliver fresh produce to New Yorkers in need! Great for families and folks of all ages, YOU are the fuel that powers this neighbors helping neighbors hunger fighting mission!

Ruth’s Refuge

Ruth’s Refuge provides home furnishings and essentials to refugees, asylees, and asylum seekers. It is the only organization in New York City dedicated to providing the building blocks of a new home for refugees. 

Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine is an international nonprofit supporting children and families facing medical challenges by harnessing the healing power of play. Project Sunshine’s free programs include TelePlay, a live play experience open to any child facing medical challenges in or out of the hospital. They also have opportunities for family and youth volunteers, including the Family Service Initiative and Youth Advisory Council, and fundraising for and assembling activity kits for children in hospitals. To learn more about how to support Project Sunshine, email Gregory Feigeles