In Defense of Israeli Democracy: IDF Reservists Speak Out


Join us for a special event to hear from Brigadier General (Res) Roy Riftin, Colonel (Res) Joab Rosenberg, and Colonel (Res) Ophir Bear, who will discuss the upcoming judicial reform and its impact on Israeli democracy. The suggested reform, which many are calling a judicial revolt, will change the balance of powers in Israel by…

CRS Outings: Tzedek Box Exhibit at HUC-JIR


REGISTER Join Cantor De Lowe for a tour of the "Tzedek Box" exhibit at the Heller Musuem at Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion. A new ceremonial object, the tzedek box enables the ritualization of our acts of justice and helps bring sanctity and beauty to this work. Contemporary artists offer their vision for…

He(Art) and Soul – Candle Weaving: Crafting and Kavanah with Rabbi Mira Weller


REGISTER We will culminate our course with a hands-on crafting event that anyone (artist or not) can do and that is relevant to Jewish tradition. Knetlachlegn is a medieval spiritual practice of weaving candles that Ashkenazi women made for Yizkor. Through the act of gathering and crafting our candles, we will come up with our…

My Passover Cooking Adventure


REGISTER For ages 3 to 5 w/ a Grown-up Join Rabbi Juliana Karol, Lisa Schiff, and Marcia Stein to get ready for Passover! Children and parents will whip up some Passover favorites including matzah pizza, matzah brai, and chocolate-covered matzah.

Personal and Spiritual Pathways Through the Psalms


REGISTER Join Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson for a monthly personal and spiritual encounter with The Book of Psalms, or Tehillim, an ancient book with eternal and contemporary meaning. This text is a multi-vocal collection of poems that holds relevance for every mood and every mode of human existence. All searchers and learners are welcome, independent…

Erev Shabbat Service With Special Guest, Gilad Kariv


Our special guest at Erev Shabbat Services is Israeli politician and lawyer, MK Rabbi Gilad Kariv, elected as the first Reform Rabbi to the Knesset and third ranking member in the Labor Party. Rabbi Kariv has a long and distinguished career in public service, having previously served as the Executive Director of the Israel Movement for Reform and…

(Re)Soul: A New Monthly Shabbat Morning Offering


The name (Re)Soul is a take on the translation of the word “vayinafash" in the liturgical poem, V’shamru, “And we shall be re-souled.” This new monthly service will build on the already amazing traditions of the Chapel service - weaving together music and learning, and helping us to center ourselves and re-soul on Shabbat together! Watch on…


A Gay Reading of Joseph: Seeing Ourselves in His Story with Cantor Stefano Iacono


REGISTER As we look at Parashat Mikeitz through the lens of queer eyes, Cantor Iacono shows us how we may develop a personal lens for reading ourselves in these texts. To ensure his own rise to power, Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dreams, predicting years of prosperity followed by years of famine. In this two-session course, we…

Erev Shabbat Service


Share Shabbat with family, friends—old ones and new—and community. Join us for meaningful Shabbat worship, study and hospitality. Each Friday evening the Rodeph Sholom community joins together to welcome Shabbat…