Welcome to CRS Live!

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.

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.

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Mar
30
Mon
3rd Grade Passover Program
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
3rd Grade Passover Program
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/759418312 Or join in by phone: (929) 205-6099 Meeting ID: 759 418 312
Mar
31
Tue
Coffee with the Caring Community
Mar 31 @ 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.

Or join by phone: (929)-205-6099
Meeting ID: 994 350 369

One tap mobile: +19292056099,,994350369#

Taste of Torah with Rabbi Spratt
Mar 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Taste of Torah with Rabbi Spratt

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/441315111

Join via telephone: (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 441-315-111

Apr
1
Wed
Music & Spirituality with Cantor Garfein
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Music & Spirituality with Cantor Garfein

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/441315111

Join via telephone: (929) 205-6099 Meeting ID: 441-315-111

Scott Hertz: “Office Hours”
Apr 1 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Scott Hertz: "Office Hours"
Scott Hertz offers technical tips on how to use Zoom and Facebook for all of your remote programming needs.
April 1

“Facebook”

  • Intro to CRS Live
  • Learn how to create a Facebook account, “like” the CRS Facebook page, and join the CRS Facebook Group.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/987458735
Meeting ID: 987 458 735
One tap mobile: (929) 205-6099
April 2

“Zoom”

  • Intro to CRS Live
  • Zoom Tips and Tricks
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/130578878
Meeting ID: 130 578 878
One tap mobile: (312) 626-6799
This Night Really Is Different From All Other Nights—Passover Town Hall for Parents
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
This Night Really Is Different From All Other Nights—Passover Town Hall for Parents

for Parents with Children in Grades K–12

Join us for a conversation about planning your family’s virtual Passover experience. We will share age-appropriate resources and our panel of staff and parents will answer your questions live.

Register for the Zoom Webinar

Submit your question in advance

Apr
2
Thu
Culinary Adventures with Rabbi Weitzman
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Culinary Adventures with Rabbi Weitzman

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/441315111

Join via telephone: (929) 205-6099 Meeting ID: 441-315-111

Scott Hertz: “Office Hours”
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Scott Hertz: "Office Hours"
Scott Hertz offers technical tips on how to use Zoom and Facebook for all of your remote programming needs.
April 1

“Facebook”

  • Intro to CRS Live
  • Learn how to create a Facebook account, “like” the CRS Facebook page, and join the CRS Facebook Group.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/987458735
Meeting ID: 987 458 735
One tap mobile: (929) 205-6099
April 2

“Zoom”

  • Intro to CRS Live
  • Zoom Tips and Tricks
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/130578878
Meeting ID: 130 578 878
One tap mobile: (312) 626-6799
Book Group
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Book Group

Literature lovers and readers rejoice! 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. Enjoy books, snacks, and wine over rousing talk about plot, character, and theme. The book for April will be Spies of No Country by Matti Friedman.

Virtual Benefit 2020 Celebrating Dina Newman
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Virtual Benefit 2020 Celebrating Dina Newman

In February, our very own Associate Director of Youth Engagement Dina Newman won the Jewish Education Project’s Robert M. Sherman Young Pioneers Award. Each year, this prestigious award is given to five Jewish educators who demonstrate innovation and forward thinking in Jewish Education.

Kol HaKavod, Dina!

Learn more about the Benefit here.

Clergy Message

Receiving Support

As we navigate these first weeks of the pandemic, so many of us who are used to living beyond the four walls of our apartments are now homebound, and those of us who rely on the contact of visitors feel increasingly isolated. Whether you need help with errands or transportation, or you want to link up with a phone buddy for ongoing conversation, CRS is here for you. Please fill out this form to request assistance from the dozens of volunteers who are eager to help and connect with you. In the coming days we will reach out to match anyone who needs assistance with CRS volunteers.

Get Cooking with CRS

Salt and Pepper Kugel With Passover quickly approaching, it’s time to start using up our Chametz (leavened bread). There’s nothing like a homemade noodle kugel to do the job!

Challah for Shabbat After a week of social distancing, we need some comfort, something traditional and familiar. Making a Challah for this week’s Shabbat dinner is a perfect thing to do!

Share your recipe or ‘thing to do’ with us by emailing communications@crsnyc.org.

CRS Partners to Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) serves 22,000 hungry New Yorkers every year, distributes 1.6 million pounds of healthy food, and connects people to essential benefits for themselves and their families. During this uncertain time, WSCAH will continue to serve as a reliable resource for healthy food and supportive services such as food stamps and unemployment benefits to all New Yorkers in need. Supporting our local food bank is crucial amid the unpredictable COVID-19 health crisis and possible shortages of food and/or challenges for families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch who are now eating at home. 

DOROT, based on the Upper West Side, enhances the lives of older adults and provides connection between generations by creating partnerships between volunteers and seniors. While DOROT has put a hold on public programming with seniors, they are continuing with home-based services and require financial support to continue providing crucial services for the elderly, who may be at higher risk for complications from COVID-19. 

Metropolitan Council on Housing is a tenants’ rights organization based on advocacy and mutual aid. They are currently looking for volunteers for their Tenant’s Rights’ Telephone Hotline and need financial support to advocate on behalf of tenants dealing with housing challenges as a result of the health crisis.

Backpack Buddies: Under normal circumstances, a dedicated group of congregants packs backpacks every Wednesday with non-perishable foods for students who receive free meals at school to bring home for meals over the weekends. Since we are no longer able to pack backpacks, we are contributing the same amount directly to PS 347 so they can purchase food for the students. Please consider supporting these efforts by contributing to CRS’s Backpack Buddies Fund and we will pass along the donations to PS 347. 

Invisible HandsInvisible Hands is a brand-new project that is connecting volunteers from groups at low risk for COVID-19 complications to deliver groceries and supplies to people of high-risk demographics. Please consider signing up to volunteer and/or providing financial support. 

Citymeals on Wheels: Citymeals on Wheels provides nourishing meals and vital companionship to the homebound elderly in NYC. Currently, Citymeals is preparing 300,000 meals to be delivered to more than 18,000 homebound seniors. They are working to guarantee a continuous lifeline of meals for all homebound elderly people in need during this challenging time, especially since senior centers have closed.