Our Community

Our Community

“How good it is, how sweet when we join together in community.”
— Psalms 133:1




CRS is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, steps away from Central Park. We are proud to be a pillar of the Upper West Side community and are committed to being of service to the people who call this neighborhood home. From our Rodeph Sholom School building on 79th street to our business office on 84th Street, from Sholom Sprouts classes in Central Park to Havdalah services in our courtyard, we draw inspiration from this beautiful and historic neighborhood.


Congregation Rodeph Sholom was founded on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1842. The eighty founding members were of a Bikkur Cholim society known for its care of the sick and needy. Passed down through generations, CRS has transformed over time into a large, dynamic, Reform synagogue on the Upper West Side; blending Jewish tradition with the best lessons of modern culture. Remaining true to our name, Hebrew for “pursuer of peace,” Rodeph Sholom takes pride in its history and is dedicated to fulfilling the promise of the future.