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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.

Tip: Use these “Categories” and “Tags” buttons to filter events.
Use the arrows below, next to the name of the month, to navigate to future dates.

Oct
19
Mon
NYBC Blood Drive
Oct 19 all-day
NYBC Blood Drive
“Pre COVID-19, New York Blood Center came to you. Now we need you to come to us!”

Congregation Rodeph Sholom invites you to donate blood at a NYBC donor center or local community blood drive near you!

Visit nybc.org/donate to find a location near you or
Contact Elaine Peralta @ 646-300-5051 or eperalta@nybc.org for an appointment.

Use group code 08363 to be a part of this special lifesaving event!

Virtual blood Drive Flyer Rodeph Sholom
Mourning in the Time of COVID-19—Bereavement Group
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Plaza Jewish Community Chapel

Mondays • October 5, 12, 19, 26
& November 2, 9, 16, 23
6:00 PM—7:30 PM

Plaza Jewish understands that the funeral is not the end of the grieving process — it is just the beginning.

As the funeral chapel of the New York Jewish community, we believe it is incumbent upon us to explore these issues with the public, that’s why we are pleased to announce the Mourning in the Time of COVID-19 online Bereavement Group.

Co-facilitated by Social Worker Amber Keinan, LMSW, and Hospice Spiritual Care Counselor Rabbi Amy Bolton.

Email to Register

Oct
20
Tue
NYBC Blood Drive
Oct 20 all-day
NYBC Blood Drive
“Pre COVID-19, New York Blood Center came to you. Now we need you to come to us!”

Congregation Rodeph Sholom invites you to donate blood at a NYBC donor center or local community blood drive near you!

Visit nybc.org/donate to find a location near you or
Contact Elaine Peralta @ 646-300-5051 or eperalta@nybc.org for an appointment.

Use group code 08363 to be a part of this special lifesaving event!

Virtual blood Drive Flyer Rodeph Sholom
Learning Together (16–24 months)
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Learning Together (16–24 months)
Tuesdays, Sep 22–Jan 12 (skipping Dec 22, 29)
$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.

Coffee with the Caring Community
Oct 20 @ 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.

Exploiting Your Family History For Fun and Profit: From the USSR to NYC
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Exploiting Your Family History For Fun and Profit: From the USSR to NYC

A workshop with Alina Adams, New York Times bestselling author and CRS congregant

Alina Adams’ new historical family saga, The Nesting Dolls, follows five generations of a Russian Jewish family from Odessa, USSR to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.

Come hear Alina’s own immigration journey from the Soviet Union (complete with last minute teddy bear rescue!), and about the lives of  Soviet Jews during Stalin’s 1930s Great Terror, and the Refusnik movement of the 1970s.

Interested in turning your personal family history into a book to share with your children and grandchildren, a memoir for publication, or a fictionalized, best-selling novel?

In this hour-long workshop, Alina will take you through the process. Come with your questions—we’ll provide the answers!

Click here to register

Hebrew Basics
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hebrew Basics

Learn to read Hebrew in this 8-week course.

Two sections will be offered:

  • MON, 8:00–9:00 AM and
  • TUE, 6:00-7:00 PM

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.

WSCAH’s Harvest Dinner 2020: A Virtual Benefit
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm

Rabbi Levine will be the Main Event speaker for West Side Campaign Against Hunger’s annual Harvest Dinner. Join WSCAH for this benefit event showcasing their work and leadership meeting the COVID-19 crisis.

Get your tickets today

Oct
21
Wed
NYBC Blood Drive
Oct 21 all-day
NYBC Blood Drive
“Pre COVID-19, New York Blood Center came to you. Now we need you to come to us!”

Congregation Rodeph Sholom invites you to donate blood at a NYBC donor center or local community blood drive near you!

Visit nybc.org/donate to find a location near you or
Contact Elaine Peralta @ 646-300-5051 or eperalta@nybc.org for an appointment.

Use group code 08363 to be a part of this special lifesaving event!

Virtual blood Drive Flyer Rodeph Sholom
Wee Jam Sholom Outside!
Oct 21 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

(for children 4–12 months old)
3 Wednesdays, 12:15 PM–1 PM
$120 for members/$135 for non-members

TkiyaWednesday mornings rock with Wee Jam Sholom—a fun and interactive singalong with a Jewish twist led by acclaimed songleaders from Tkiya. Each session is packed with singing, stories and more! Each child will receive their own shaker and bubbles to use for the class. This class will take place outside with all physical distancing measures followed and registration will be capped at 8 grownup-and-child pairs. We hope to see you there!
Register below:
Oct
22
Thu
NYBC Blood Drive
Oct 22 all-day
NYBC Blood Drive
“Pre COVID-19, New York Blood Center came to you. Now we need you to come to us!”

Congregation Rodeph Sholom invites you to donate blood at a NYBC donor center or local community blood drive near you!

Visit nybc.org/donate to find a location near you or
Contact Elaine Peralta @ 646-300-5051 or eperalta@nybc.org for an appointment.

Use group code 08363 to be a part of this special lifesaving event!

Virtual blood Drive Flyer Rodeph Sholom
Learning Together (16–24 months)
Oct 22 @ 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.

Mah Jongg
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mah Jongg

Two Bam! Six Crack! Mah Jongg at CRS continues online.

Register here for the Zoom link.


As a reminder, here’s what you will need to participate:

  1. Zoom: This will work best on your computer rather than an iPad. On your computer you will be able to play the Mah Jongg game while being on a zoom call with others in our group. Links to register for the zoom meetings are included below.
  2. An account on realmahjongg.com: This site offers a 2-week free trial. After the free trial, there is a small fee to continue to play on this site.  It would be great if you could go online and explore this website before your first game with CRS so you are familiar with the site.  It is so easy—even easier than playing in person since the computer doesn’t let you make certain moves that aren’t kosher!
  3. A 2019 Mah Jongg Card: Because everyone does not have their 2020 card yet, we’ll start play with 2019 cards. If everyone at your “virtual table” has 2020 cards, you are welcome to play that.
  4. Players will be assigned to a “virtual game room” within the first 10 minutes. Please plan to join us at the start time. We understand that some players may need to leave early.
  5. All players in our virtual games should have some experience playing Mah Jongg. We hope to offer online Mah Jongg lessons in the future. If you are interested in learning how to play, email mahjongg@crsnyc.org and we’ll add you to our list.

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

 

Oct
23
Fri
NYBC Blood Drive
Oct 23 all-day
NYBC Blood Drive
“Pre COVID-19, New York Blood Center came to you. Now we need you to come to us!”

Congregation Rodeph Sholom invites you to donate blood at a NYBC donor center or local community blood drive near you!

Visit nybc.org/donate to find a location near you or
Contact Elaine Peralta @ 646-300-5051 or eperalta@nybc.org for an appointment.

Use group code 08363 to be a part of this special lifesaving event!

Virtual blood Drive Flyer Rodeph Sholom
Learning Together (16–24 months)
Oct 23 @ 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)
Oct 23 @ 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.

Erev Shabbat Service
Oct 23 @ 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.

Oct
24
Sat
NYBC Blood Drive
Oct 24 all-day
NYBC Blood Drive
“Pre COVID-19, New York Blood Center came to you. Now we need you to come to us!”

Congregation Rodeph Sholom invites you to donate blood at a NYBC donor center or local community blood drive near you!

Visit nybc.org/donate to find a location near you or
Contact Elaine Peralta @ 646-300-5051 or eperalta@nybc.org for an appointment.

Use group code 08363 to be a part of this special lifesaving event!

Virtual blood Drive Flyer Rodeph Sholom
Congregant-led Torah Study
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Join us for this playful and joyous weekly Shabbat for little ones. Come and dance, make a happy noise with Tkiya, meet other parents, and get to know our clergy!

Click here to register.