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Kabbalat Shabbat Service: HIAS Refugee Shabbat

Fri, Mar 3, 2023 • 6:00 PM7:00 PM


Our congregation’s commitment to social action is far-reaching and well known. As Rabbi Karol has noted, “We at CRS always are called to help, and providing humanitarian relief is our Jewish response.” On this Kabbalat Shabbat, congregants will share reflections and the ways we may give our hands, hearts, and time to assist refugees and asylum seekers. These stories serve as an inspiration as, together, our community’s efforts – including volunteering, donating, and advocating for their rights – can make a positive impact on the lives of those that need our help.

Rodeph Sholom has partnered with HIAS on the Welcome to the 118th Congress campaign to convey the importance of ensuring the rights, safety, and dignity of refugees, asylum seekers, and all seeking a safe haven. Directly following the service, there will be an information table in our lobby to add your signature to this online welcome letter and to learn more about the campaign and our next action steps. Now more than ever, it is important that we at CRS affirm our commitment to assisting refugees.

The We Can Help section of our website has information on all our relief actions.

Please click here to receive the monthly E-Advocacy Social Action Newsletter.

Sign the Welcome to the 118th Congress campaign letter here

Our Shabbat Services

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 in a joyful service of prayer, music, and moments of quiet contemplation. Our Erev Shabbat service is a perfect way to end the week and begin recharging for the week ahead.

Everyone is welcome—no membership is necessary. Proof of vaccination with appropriate boosters is required and masks are optional—but strongly encouraged. See more information here.

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COVID Policies for this Event:

CRS continues to require up-to-date vaccination for entry into our building for everyone ages 5 and up. Up-to-date vaccination status is determined by the number of doses and boosters recommended for eligible individuals by the Centers for Disease Control, you can check your requirements on their website.

Wearing masks indoors continues to be strongly recommended by our medical advisory team for everyone ages 2 and up.

If you are feeling sick or have an active illness, please do not attend.

See our complete COVID policies here.