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Congregation Rodeph Sholom has gone “virtual”—all of our services and programs are streaming online only. But that doesn’t mean we have stopped providing spaces for us to learn, grow, and connect together! We are still here for you, and still ready to be your congregation—your spiritual home—even in these uncertain times.

Most of our virtual events will require registration and/or the use of a passwordAn added benefit of registering ahead of time is that you will receive an email reminder and have the option to add the event to your personal calendar. Please refer to your weekly CRS Live email for information about how to access events that require a password.

If you have any questions, please email info@crsnyc.org.

Upcoming Events

Check here each day for an ongoing schedule of virtual worship, events, & offerings. Click on each event to access the Zoom link/info.

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Use the arrows below, next to the name of the month, to navigate to future dates.

Jan
20
Wed
Cup of Joe & The 5 Books of Mo(ses): Inauguration Day! (Interest-Based Program)(8th–12th grade)
Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join our famous Pop Culture Torah Study as we discuss Judaism’s take on the Inauguration, American politics and more!

Click here to register.

Jan
21
Thu
Learning Together (16–24 months)
Jan 21 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Learning Together (16–24 months)
Thursdays, Sep 24–Jan 21 (skipping Nov 26, Dec 24, 31)
$700 for members/$800 for non-members

Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and playtime in our mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Thursday/Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org.

Jan
22
Fri
Learning Together (16–24 months)
Jan 22 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Learning Together (16–24 months)
Fridays, Sep 25–Jan 22 (skipping Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1)
$700 for members/$800 for non-members

Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and playtime in our mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Thursday/Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org.

Learning Together (12–18 months)
Jan 22 @ 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Learning Together (12–18 months)
Fridays, Sept 25–Jan 22 (skipping Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1)
$700 for members/$800 for non-members

Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and playtime in our mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Thursday/Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org.

Pre-Services Shabbat Schmooze Space
Jan 22 @ 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Pre-Services Shabbat Schmooze Space

Stop by for a quick schmooze in our virtual community room to be hosted by your fellow congregants.

Click here to join the Schmooze Space

Erev Shabbat Service
Jan 22 @ 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service

Stream live on our website or on Facebook.

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.

Post-Services Shabbat Schmooze Space
Jan 22 @ 7:00 PM
Post-Services Shabbat Schmooze Space

Stop by for a quick schmooze in our virtual community room to be hosted by your fellow congregants.

Click here to join the Schmooze Space

Jan
23
Sat
Congregant-led Torah Study
Jan 23 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Congregant-led Torah Study

Click here to join the Zoom meeting. Please refer to your latest CRS weekly email for the password.

“Turn it and turn it, for everything is in it.” (Pirkei Avot 5:26)

In its many years of existence, our Torah study group has found this teaching to be true. Each week brings a conversation about history, culture, theology, and more.

New participants are always welcome!

Closed Captioning: We are pleased to offer this link to Web Captioner, a web-based speech recognition tool that displays a real-time transcription in your browser. It’s free and works with a microphone and any system running Google Chrome. You will need to turn the audio volume on your computer to 100% in order to improve accuracy of the captioning.

Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat
Jan 23 @ 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Join Lisa Schiff and Rabbi Juli in our Zoom chapel for a family Shabbat morning experience full of songs, stories, community connection, and more. Lovies and musical instruments are welcome!

Click here to register.

Shabbat Morning Chapel Service—Brotherhood/Sisterhood Service
Jan 23 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Shabbat Morning Chapel Service—Brotherhood/Sisterhood Service

Shabbat shalom! Stream this service live on on our website or on the CRS Facebook page.

Our Chapel Service is a highly participatory and energetic service, offering Jewish prayer and study in a welcoming environment. Our rabbis lead a lively discussion of the weekly Torah portion, and members of the congregation often chant Torah and Haftarah portions.

Closed Captioning: We are pleased to offer this link to Web Captioner, a web-based speech recognition tool that displays a real-time transcription in your browser. It’s free and works with a microphone and any system running Google Chrome. You will need to turn the audio volume on your computer to 100% in order to improve accuracy of the captioning.

Chapel Service Torah Study
Jan 23 @ 11:15 AM
Chapel Service Torah Study

Register here for the Zoom meeting. If you do so in advance, you will receive the option to add it to your calendar and receive an email reminder.

follows Shabbat morning services, at around 11:15 AM

This session of Torah Study is led by our clergy. Join us to dig deep into the text of the Torah, our guiding text.

Closed Captioning: We are pleased to offer this link to Web Captioner, a web-based speech recognition tool that displays a real-time transcription in your browser. It’s free and works with a microphone and any system running Google Chrome. You will need to turn the audio volume on your computer to 100% in order to improve accuracy of the captioning.

Jan
24
Sun
Beginner’s Mah Jongg
Jan 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Beginner's Mah Jongg

If you’ve always wanted to play, now is the time! An introduction to American style Mah Jongg for the brand new player or those looking for a refresher. Classes meet using Zoom and play using an interactive website that simulates an in-person game experience.

In addition to the class fees, students will need to purchase a 2020 Mah Jongg card ($9) and a subscription to RealMahJongg.com ($5.99/mo.).

Free for Members / $72 for Non-Members

Deadline to register: December 21

Click here to register

Inspiring Women of Rodeph Sholom: Journeys of Resilience
Jan 24 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Inspiring Women of Rodeph Sholom: Journeys of Resilience

Journeys of Resilience: Compelling stories from dynamic and accomplished women describing their families’ journeys and the impact on their lives

Panelists:

Natalie Silverstein, MPH

Hannah S. Hess

Gia Machlin (Moderator)

Click here to register Click here to learn more & meet the panelists

INSPIRING WOMEN OF THE CONGREGATION is an annual event that features women in our congregational family with diverse talents, unique stories to tell, and insights to share. Formerly called Prominent Women of the Congregation, our previous programs have showcased women in a particular field describing their professional journeys and the role of Judaism in their lives. We have heard from women in law, in the arts, in medicine, in education, women who are Jews by choice, women from far-off lands, our original female clergy, women entrepreneurs, and women in nontraditional occupations. In recent years, our panelists have addressed issues of current concern from their professional vantage point. Recent programs have included women working for social justice, women in the political process, working in support of Israel, empowering other women, and in all phases of publishing.

SISTERHOOD encourages community and friendship among the women of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in support of women’s issues and Reform Jewish values. Through a variety of spiritual, educational, social, cultural, and philanthropic activities, women of different ages, backgrounds, and interests strengthen their ties to each other, deepen their connection to the Rodeph Sholom community and extend their influence on the world beyond.

Jan
25
Mon
Hebrew Basics
Jan 25 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Hebrew Basics

Learn to read Hebrew in this 8-week course.

Members: $72 (special discount rate) / Nonmembers: $300

Learn how to read in this 8-week introductory course.  We will start at the very beginning, learning the letters and vowels and the mechanics of reading. At the end of the class, students will be fully able to read in Hebrew!

The online course will be taught by Melissa De Lowe, founder of Urban Lion Jewish Learning, who teaches privately in modern Hebrew, Jewish Studies, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation.

Learn more about it and sign up here.

Looking for something a bit more advanced? Click here to learn about Hebrew Basics 2.0!

21 Years of Harry Potter in 2021! (Interest-Based Program) (8th–12th grade)
Jan 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
21 Years of Harry Potter in 2021! (Interest-Based Program) (8th–12th grade)

Join us as we talk about the belated birthday (December 31st) of Harry Potter villain, Lord Voldemort. We’ll discuss what Judaism says about how we treat our enemies, whether there’s such thing as a Jewish Sorcerer’s Stone and more!

Click here to register.

Hebrew Basics 2.0
Jan 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Hebrew Basics 2.0

In section 2.0 of our Hebrew Basics program, students will continue to work on their Hebrew literacy skills through the lens of the Shabbat prayer service.

$180

Learn more about it and sign up here.

Need to start at the very beginning? Click here to learn more about Hebrew Basics!

Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations
Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations

Documentary Four-Part Discussion Series with Rabbi Karol

Study a different kind of viral problem.

Tune in for some or all sessions as we view and dissect filmmaker Andrew Goldberg’s documentary on domestic and international manifestations of anti-Semitism. In each of four discussions, Rabbi Karol will screen one part of the movie and lead a conversation about the topics it raises. Over four sessions, we will view the film in its entirety, just in time for a talkback event with Andrew Goldberg in which congregants can probe more deeply into his film and your learnings.  (If you would like to view the film outside of the course, it is available via Amazon and Barnes & Noble.)

Click here to register

Other dates in this series:

Feb 1, 2021 07:00 PM
Feb 8, 2021 07:00 PM
Feb 22, 2021 07:00 PM
Mar 1, 2021 07:00 PM

Jan
26
Tue
Coffee with the Caring Community
Jan 26 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Coffee with the Caring Community

Please join the Caring Community for coffee, conversation and connection! Stay for the hour or drop by to say hello—there is no formal agenda, just a chance to catch up and be together.

Register here for the Zoom meeting.  If you register in advance, you’ll also have the option to add it to your calendar and receive an email reminder.

See you soon!

Closed Captioning: We are pleased to offer this link to Web Captioner, a web-based speech recognition tool that displays a real-time transcription in your browser. It’s free and works with a microphone and any system running Google Chrome. You will need to turn the audio volume on your computer to 100% in order to improve accuracy of the captioning.

Clergy Office Hours for Teens (8th–12th grade)
Jan 26 @ 4:30 PM
Clergy Office Hours for Teens  (8th–12th grade)

Miss bumping into your favorite CRS Clergy member in the halls or stopping by the office to rant, catch up, or just say hi? We miss you too! So, we’re opening up our zoom offices for you to drop by every other Tuesday. NO RSVP necessary, just drop by for 5 minutes or 30!

8th & 9th Graders: Join us at 4:30 PM on Tuesdays 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23 Click here to join
10th, 11th & 12th Graders: Join us at 5:15 PM on Tuesdays 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30 Click here to join

Jan
28
Thu
Is Democracy a Value in the Jewish State?
Jan 28 @ 12:00 PM

The Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa, Israel is thrilled to invite you to an online event, on Tu B’shevat (which is also the birthday of the Knesset) with:

MK Merav Michaeli Member of Knesset

Four inspiring and thoughtful Leo Baeck High School Students (Shahar Zacharia, Ma’ayan Sher, Tamar Widmann and Noam Manaker Morag)

Rabbi Ofek Meir, Headmaster & CEO of the Leo Baeck Education Center

 

Visit the LBEC Facebook page or YouTube channel to view:

https://www.facebook.com/LeoBaeckEC/

https://www.youtube.com/user/LeoBaeckEC

Is Democracy a Value in the Jewish State? Virtual panel event on January 28 12:00 PM