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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.

Aug
11
Tue
Coffee with the Caring Community
Aug 11 @ 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!

Expectant Parents in the Time of COVID-19
Aug 11 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Expectant Parents in the Time of COVID-19
Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol and CRS congregant, Dr. Isabel Blumberg, MD, OB/GYN at Mount Sinai.

A free group for expectant parents who may have questions about pregnancy and/or delivery during this challenging time.

Click here to register!

Aug
12
Wed
Teens Talk Race
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Never Have I Ever—Racism at School Edition

Featuring Lucy Lang & her student Jarrell Daniels  

We’ve spent the last few weeks engaging in meaningful conversations and learning about the issue of race from a variety of sources from our clergy, to film, to an up-and-coming rapper. This week, we bring it a little closer to home to discuss the issues of racism occurring in our own NYC Public & Private schools. Students of color from over 20 different NYC public and private schools (including many we know our teens attend) have established anonymous Instagram accounts to give students past and present a platform to share their experiences of racism in the very same halls and classrooms as you. Join us to learn some of their stories, share our own experiences and reflect on the difference between not being racist, being antiracist, being a bystander and being an upstander.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

 

Check out some of the schools that have accounts and let us know if your school has one too!

    • Packer
    • Trevor
    • Trinity
    • Grace Church
    • Friends
    • Spence
    • Poly
    • Bronx Science
    • LaGuardia
    • Columbia Prep
    • Nightengale -Bamford
    • Hewitt
    • Dalton
    • Fieldston
    • Calhoun
    • Berkely Carroll
    • LREI
Do The Right Thing: Film Exploration with Rabbi Karol
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Do The Right Thing: Film Exploration with Rabbi Karol

Do The Right Thing takes place during a hot summer day in Brooklyn when racial tensions reach a boiling point. Rabbi Karol will host two sessions on this timeless and timely classic: one film analysis and one community conversation about the ongoing relevance of director Spike Lee’s 1989 masterpiece.

Rent and view the film in advance from most popular streaming sites including Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube, and Fandango Now. If renting the film presents any problem for you, please email info@crsnyc.org.

Register here for the Zoom link.

This is a continuation of a two-part series. Click here for the first session.

Aug
13
Thu
Mah Jongg
Aug 13 @ 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.

 

New Moon Rising
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Concert and Artist Talk Back

Three of the most dynamic voices in Jewish music together for a rare and special performance!

Free for CRS Members (Please refer to your latest CRS Live email for the promo code for your complimentary tickets)
$18 for Non-Members

Get Tickets

Aug
14
Fri
Erev Shabbat Service
Aug 14 @ 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.

Aug
15
Sat
Congregant-led Torah Study
Aug 15 @ 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!

Shabbat Morning Service
Aug 15 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Shabbat Morning 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
Aug 15 @ 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.

Aug
16
Sun
Together in Faith, Together in Heart: An Interfaith Exploration of Jewish and Christian Wisdom
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Together in Faith, Together in Heart: An Interfaith Exploration of Jewish and Christian Wisdom

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 re-contextualized 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.

Aug
18
Tue
Coffee with the Caring Community
Aug 18 @ 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!

Aug
21
Fri
Erev Shabbat Service
Aug 21 @ 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.

Aug
22
Sat
Congregant-led Torah Study
Aug 22 @ 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!

Shabbat Morning Service
Aug 22 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Shabbat Morning 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
Aug 22 @ 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 with Rabbi Karol and Family
Aug 22 @ 7:05 pm – 7:30 pm
Havdalah at Home with Rabbi Karol and Family

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.

Register here

Aug
23
Sun
Student Civic Engagement Trainings
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm

These trainings, designed for voters and youth activists (ages 14–29), will frame the larger civic engagement campaign and then split into one session for high school students and one for young voters in college, graduate school, and beyond.

Click here to register.

Repeats:

Aug
25
Tue
CRS Reads—Stamped from the Beginning, by Ibram X. Kendi with Cantor De Lowe
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
CRS Reads—Stamped from the Beginning, by Ibram X. Kendi with Cantor De Lowe

CRS Reads: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi

History of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society. Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history using the life stories of five major American intellectuals: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis.

Borrow it as an e-book or audiobook from your local library, or click here to purchase it from bookshop.org.

Click here to register.