Congregation Rodeph Sholom is committed to aid those in need and to pursue social justice, embodying the highest Jewish values. We have the greatest impact when we act together as a Jewish community to repair the world. We stand side by side to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, visit the sick and take other action that we are commanded to take as Jews. These actions fulfill our Jewish obligations, and strengthen our bonds of community. This is our vision, and we have many ways to get involved.
Showing up and using our voices as concerned citizens is a vital part of tikkun olam. We march, we meet, we email, we telephone. Every month we post an online action as part of our e-advocacy program. Taken from the Reform Action Center’s slate of issues, e-advocacy is selected by us as the one thing we can do each month that we feel is vital to promoting a sustainable and peaceful planet. Please sign up to receive our monthly e-advocacy newsletter by clicking here.
In addition we also are working on various initiatives to help refugees, and we also have our ear to the ground for social action gatherings of interest to our community. To get on the list of the most up-to-date opportunities, email email@example.com.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom has opportunities for our congregants to engage in hands-on work that improves the lives of people in our neighborhood. Please check our volunteering page for specific programs and ways to get involved.
In addition to actions, we also have various collection drives to help those in need–everything for pajamas for homeless children, to batteries and flashlights for survivors of natural disasters. These are announced throughout the year, and are often done in conjunction with projects for B’nai Mitzvah and RSS. We also do twice-per-year collections for our food drive, and we accept donations for Backpack Buddies.