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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
28
Sat
Congregant-led Torah Study
Nov 28 @ 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.

Chapel Service Torah Study
Nov 28 @ 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.

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
1
Tue
Coffee with the Caring Community
Dec 1 @ 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.

Dec
3
Thu
Brotherhood Torah Study
Dec 3 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Brotherhood Torah Study

Join Rabbi Spratt and the CRS Brotherhood for Torah Study.

Click here to register

Mah Jongg
Dec 3 @ 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.

 

CRS Book Group—Here All Along by Sarah Hurwitz
Dec 3 @ 7:00 PM
CRS Book Group—Here All Along by Sarah Hurwitz

Book Group gathers the first Thursday of each month to discuss books (or plays or poetry) written by a Jewish author or that have a Jewish theme. See a book that interests you, read it, and join us for the discussion. Come when you’d like, skip as you choose.

Register for the Zoom meeting

December’s book is Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There) by Sarah Hurwitz

Known primarily as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama and as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, “Sarah Hurwitz writes beautifully about her journey from Hebrew school dropout to thoughtful commentator on her heritage. She shows how this system of thought, founded in the time of shepherds, can be surprisingly relevant to modern life, with wisdom on such contemporary topics as mindfulness, gratitude, work/life balance, and politics. I recommend this book to all, no matter where you lie on the religious spectrum.” (A.J. Jacobs)

How can I get this book?

 

Questions? Please contact bookgroup@crsnyc.org.

Dec
5
Sat
Congregant-led Torah Study
Dec 5 @ 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.

Chapel Service Torah Study
Dec 5 @ 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.

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
8
Tue
Coffee with the Caring Community
Dec 8 @ 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.

Dec
10
Thu
Raise Up the Menorah: Singing and Sharing our Chanukah Songs with Cantor Garfein
Dec 10 @ 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Raise Up the Menorah: Singing and Sharing our Chanukah Songs with Cantor Garfein

There’s no better way to start off Chanukah than with Cantor Garfein leading us in some of her favorite Chanukah songs! We will also debut the Children’s Choir’s latest video, CRS classic, “Raise up the Menorah,” by our congregant and artistic director of our Chamber Music series, the brilliant Eliot Bailen!

Click here to register

Dec
11
Fri
Latkes, Laughs, Drinks, & Dreidels: A Chanukah Comedy Night
Dec 11 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Latkes, Laughs, Drinks, & Dreidels: A Chanukah Comedy Night

Need some laughs? Who doesn’t? Our Chanukah gift to you will take your pandemic blues away—even if it’s for one night!

Join in on a live Zoom comedy show featuring these well-known comedians from TV and film:

  • Pamela Rae Schuller (Buzzfeed and SiriusXM)
  • Brett Druck (FOX/HULU Laughs and NBC America’s Got Talent)
  • Gianmarco Soresi (Amazon’s Shelf Life and Hustlers Film)
  • Matthew Broussard (NBC The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Central)

It’s guaranteed to be your very own gelt-y pleasure!

 

That’s not all! We’ve partnered with our friends at Certe you latkes or a complete Shabbat dinner to enjoy along with this super fun event! Order your Shabbat Chanukah meal or Latkes with all the trimmings from Certe by December 7 (to be delivered on December 11).

Click here to register

Dec
12
Sat
Congregant-led Torah Study
Dec 12 @ 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.

Chapel Service Torah Study
Dec 12 @ 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.

Havdalah Unplugged Chanukah Edition: Be the Light!
Dec 12 @ 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Havdalah Unplugged Chanukah Edition: Be the Light!

with Cantor De Lowe and Cantorial Intern Oliva Brodsky

Join Cantor Shayna De Lowe, Cantorial Intern Olivia Brodsky, and the CRS Adult Ensemble for a Havdalah Unplugged filled with song and light. Have your chanukiah and delicious food and drink ready! We will say goodbye to Shabbat together as we fill our homes with light.

Click here to register

Dec
13
Sun
Menorah Monologues with Student Rabbis Vanessa Harper and Sasha Baken
Dec 13 @ 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Menorah Monologues with Student Rabbis Vanessa Harper and Sasha Baken

Exploring the symbolism of the menorah and how symbols shape our narratives.

Click here to register

Dec
14
Mon
The “Miracle” of Chanukah with Rabbi Levine
Dec 14 @ 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
The “Miracle” of Chanukah with Rabbi Levine

The poet Walt Whitman has written, “As for me I know of nothing else but miracles.” Contemplating the miracle of Chanukah can we say the same thing? What does our tradition teach about miracles?

Click here to register

Dec
15
Tue
Coffee with the Caring Community
Dec 15 @ 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.

Genetics and Jewishness: Jewish Identity from Maccabees to Mitochondria
Dec 15 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
This panel discussion will feature Lara Diamond (Jewish Genealogy Society of MD), Doron M. Behar, MD, PhD (Igentify, Gene by Gene), Harry Ostrer, MD (Einstein), and is moderated by Rabbi Hara Person (CCAR). Tune in to discuss questions like: How are genes related to Jewish identity? Can DNA show someone to be Jewish (or not)? How can genetic testing change someone’s life? During this provocative hour, we just might dismantle the myth of Jewish genetic purity. A text-study to dive even deeper with Carl Mankowitz, MD, will follow on Saturday, December 19th.

Click here to register