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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.

Nov
30
Mon
November Post Carding Party
Nov 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
November Post Carding Party

Attention CRS activists—we need you! Join us for a postcard writing party as CRS supports the Center for Common Ground’s Reclaim Our Vote Campaign to contact low-propensity voters of color in Georgia to help Get Out The Vote work.

Click here to order your postcard kit. *Please do so in plenty of time to receive your kit by mail before November 30!*

Click here to register

Dec
6
Sun
Together in Faith, Together in Heart: An Interfaith Exploration of Jewish and Christian Wisdom
Dec 6 @ 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.

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.

Dec
20
Sun
Together in Faith, Together in Heart: An Interfaith Exploration of Jewish and Christian Wisdom
Dec 20 @ 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.

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.

Dec
21
Mon
The Election: A Jewish Perspective
Dec 21 @ 8:00 PM
Join us on December 21 at 8PM Eastern for a very unique and insightful examination of the results
  • THE EFFECTS ON OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL
  • OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER DENOMINATIONS

Rabbi David Saperstein

For 40 years, Rabbi Saperstein directed the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, representing the Reform Jewish Movement, the largest segment of American Jewry, to the U.S. Congress and Administration and currently serves as its Director Emeritus.

Designated by Newsweek Magazine as the most influential rabbi in America and by the Washington Post as the “quintessential religious lobbyist on Capitol Hill,” for over two years (2015-2017), Rabbi Saperstein served as the U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, carrying out his responsibilities as the country’s chief diplomat on religious freedom issues. Also, an attorney, he taught seminars on Church–State law and on Jewish Law for 35 years at Georgetown University Law Center. In 2019-2020, Rabbi Saperstein served as the President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the international arm of the Reform Jewish Movement.

During his career, Rabbi Saperstein served on the boards or executive committees of numerous prominent U.S. interfaith and public interest organizations including the NAACP, People for the American Way, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Religious Partnership on the Environment, and the World Faith Development Dialogue.

A prolific writer and speaker, Rabbi Saperstein has appeared on most major U.S. television news and talk shows. Internationally, he has been interviewed by television, radio, and print media in over fifteen countries. His articles have appeared in the Washington PostNew York Times, and Harvard Law Review. His latest book is Jewish Dimensions of Social Justice: Tough Moral Choices of Our Time.
He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Center for Jewish Civilization and as a Distinguished Fellow at the PM Glynn Center at the Australian Catholic University.
Rabbi Saperstein is married to Ellen Weiss, an award-winning journalist, and has two sons, Daniel, a musician, and Ari, an artist and writer.

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