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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.

Jun
29
Mon
RJ On The Go
Jun 29 – Jul 17 all-day
RJ On The Go

Free virtual programming for children (and grandchildren) in grades K–7

JUN 29–JUL 17, Monday–Friday

Families are invited to come together to experience live 30–45-minute experiences—with each day of the week focused on one specific category: movement, STEM, cooking, arts, or all around camp-style fun. It is free to register and to participate. Go to RJ On the Go to learn more about the times, days, and experiences. Add the coupon code CAMP2020 when signing up.

Jul
14
Tue
Coffee with the Caring Community
Jul 14 @ 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!

Summer Virtual New Moms Group
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Summer Virtual New Moms Group

Tuesdays, July 14, 21, 28, Aug 4

Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol and Hannah Lavan, LMSW, this group will meet weekly to discuss what is relevant to you—recovery from childbirth, bottle- and breastfeeding, and the anxieties and pleasures of these early days during this unsettling time. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, but is open to all. Enjoy some social time and a safe space to discuss new motherhood. Let’s navigate this journey together.

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Sisterhood Torah Study
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sisterhood Torah Study

Click here to register for this event. If you do so in advance, you will receive the option to add it to your personal calendar and receive an email reminder.

See you soon!

Sisterhood Torah Study: Living/Coping with Uncertainty
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
15
Wed
Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945–1950
Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

HUC-JIR SUMMER SERIES: RACE, RITUAL, RESILIENCE, AND RENEWAL

Over 2,000 children of Holocaust survivors were born in the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp; Kindergarten class, late 1940s.

Jean Bloch Rosensaft | Director, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, HUC-JIR/New York

The largest Jewish refugee camp in post-war Germany, this vibrant self-governed community’s political, cultural, religious, educational, and social activities renewed the survivors’ return to life and played a pivotal role in the struggle for the creation of the State of Israel. Through archival film, photographs, and documents, learn how the survivors’ resilience and optimism offer us stories of hope and healing for our day.

What Matters Summer Group Session
Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
What Matters Summer Group Session
We invite you to learn more about What Matters and our Jewish approach to advance care planning, choosing an agent who can speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself, completing or updating an advance directive, and having “the conversation” with those who matter to you.
Jul
16
Thu
Ascension: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism—Session 1
Jul 16 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Rabbi Ben Spratt leads: Mindset of a Mystic—in this session we will explore the motivations, dangers, and mindset of ancient Jewish mystics, and weave narrative and text into a modern understanding of this path.

Jul
17
Fri
A Conversation about the 2020 Census with Joli Golden
Jul 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
A Conversation about the 2020 Census with Joli Golden
Dozens of critical social services, education, and infrastructure programs depend on census-guided federal grants that provide almost six billion dollars in funding for New York City each year. Participation in the census therefore has real fiscal consequences for the city and its communities. Joli Golden, CRS member and Partnership Specialist at the New York Regional Census Center, will join us to talk about how the census directly affect our neighborhoods especially during the Pandemic and answer our questions about completing the census.
Erev Shabbat Service
Jul 17 @ 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.

Jul
18
Sat
Congregant-led Torah Study
Jul 18 @ 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!

Singin’ Swingin’ Summertime
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Singin' Swingin' Summertime

Join us at 9:00 AM for Shabbat sing-along and story, and then at 9:30 AM for a special craft project!

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Shabbat Morning Chapel Service
Jul 18 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Shabbat Morning Chapel 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.

Chapel Service Torah Study
Jul 18 @ 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.

Havdalah at Home
Jul 18 @ 7:05 pm – 7:35 pm
Havdalah at Home

Registration link coming soon—stay tuned!

Each week, we will celebrate Havdalah “together” in the home of one of our clergy. Join us as we joyfully say farewell to Shabbat and bring in a new week with music and community.

See you soon!

Jul
19
Sun
Together in Faith, Together in Heart: An Interfaith Exploration of Jewish and Christian Wisdom
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

It is common to view these two faiths as walled off, unrelated enterprises. Differences in ideology, scriptural language, and practice often makes us think of Judaism and Christianity as independent traditions.

But all faiths are human faiths, and there are many connections between these strands. Christianity started as a reform movement in Judaism and many aspects of Jewish practice and belief were recontextualized in the formation of Christianity. This gathering aims to explore the commonalities and differences, hopefully guiding us toward fresh ideas to animate us as faith seekers and keep both traditions relevant to our lives.

All are welcome to join a bi-weekly study of Jewish and Christian traditions and texts, facilitated by Mark Gilman (son of CRS Congregant Maxine Borowitz), and featuring offerings from Rabbi Ben Spratt and Reverend Micah Bucey of Judson Memorial Church.

Join using Zoom
Please refer to your latest CRS weekly email for the Zoom password.

Come join us for an open-hearted study, where we will share our personal experiences and beliefs, along with textual study to guide us. This is a space for anyone, of any community or tradition. We will meet every other Sunday, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, via Zoom, and we look forward to learning from your own wisdom and building collective wisdom together.

Jul
20
Mon
Ascension: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism—Session 2
Jul 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Rabbi Ben Spratt leads: Visions of the Divine—using the extensive scholarship of Merkavah mysticism, we will explore Jewish angelology and tales of theophany, as mystics experienced God and sought to relay revelation.

Jul
21
Tue
Coffee with the Caring Community: The Census & Our Community with Joli Golden
Jul 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Please join us for this special session, in which we welcome CRS congregant Joli Golden, Partnership Specialist at the New York Regional Census Center, to discuss the importance of the 2020 Census and get your questions answered. Dozens of critical social services, education, and infrastructure programs depend on census-guided federal grants that provide almost six billion dollars in funding for New York City each year, and participation during the pandemic is more important than ever.

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!

Summer Virtual New Moms Group
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Summer Virtual New Moms Group

Tuesdays, July 14, 21, 28, Aug 4

Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol and Hannah Lavan, LMSW, this group will meet weekly to discuss what is relevant to you—recovery from childbirth, bottle- and breastfeeding, and the anxieties and pleasures of these early days during this unsettling time. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, but is open to all. Enjoy some social time and a safe space to discuss new motherhood. Let’s navigate this journey together.

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Jul
22
Wed
The Book of Job in Art: From Byzantium to Blake and Beyond
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

HUC-JIR SUMMER SERIES: RACE, RITUAL, RESILIENCE, AND RENEWAL

Archie Rand, Job, acrylic and marker on canvas, 1992. Collection of the artist.

Abby Schwartz | Director, Skirball Museum, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

From Byzantine manuscripts of the 9th century to paintings by Albrecht Dürer and Georges de la Tour, the Book of Job has inspired artists through the ages. Most notable is the cycle of illustrations produced by the nineteenth century English poet, painter, and printmaker William Blake. Also included will be representations of the Job story in works from the Skirball Museum’s collections and temporary exhibitions.