Sholom Sprouts is Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s newest initiative for toddlers and infants and the grown-ups who care for them!
Offered in our beautifully renovated fifth floor, we welcome you into our vibrant Jewish community through Shabbat and holiday celebrations, and classes in music, art, and movement.
Registration for Summer and Fall 2019 classes is now open!
Tuesday, Jun 18 at 7:00 PM
Holy Jewish texts often highlight the negative and challenging aspects of parenthood—things like favoritism, sacrifice, or fighting. But reading between the lines yields much more wisdom. After all, we’ve been at this for millennia, and may have learned a thing or two! Using humor, Talmudic insight, and some old-fashioned common sense, Rabbi Greg Weitzman talks Jewish parenthood—and all that comes with it.
Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol with Hannah Lavan, LMSW, this group meets weekly to discuss what is relevant to you—recovery from childbirth, bottle and breastfeeding, and the anxieties and pleasures of these early days. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, but is open to all. Bring your newborn (0–16 weeks) and enjoy a nosh, some social time and a safe space to discuss new motherhood. Let’s navigate this journey together.
Tuesdays, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (4 sessions)
July 9, 16, 23, 30
Cost: $100 for members/$120 for non-members
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (6 sessions)
October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3
Cost: $150 for members/$180 for non-members
(6 weeks–18 months)
Saturdays, 12:30 PM
While your baby gurgles, naps, and cries (we understand!) here’s your chance to share a casual Shabbat brunch and conversation with Rabbi Greg Weitzman and other new dads and their babies.
Our new Friday evening Shabbat Dinner and Singalong feeds the whole family in every way. Conducted monthly by Rodeph Sholom clergy and a vibrant songleader from Tkiya, these family dinners allow you and your kids to get your Shabbat on before bedtime with songs, stories, and crafts. (Grown-ups even have their own special Kiddush—l’chaim!)
Friday August 2, 4:30–6:00 PM
$10 per adult, kids are free
Pre-register here or pay at the door
(for children 0–5 years old and their grownups)
Every Saturday, 9:00–9:45 AM
Held in our beautiful new 5th floor chapel, this playful and joyous weekly Shabbat is especially for little ones. Come and dance, make a happy noise with Tkiya, meet other parents, and get to know our clergy.
(for Pre-k, K and 1st grade and their grownups)
Dec 7, Mar 8
The Junior Juniors sing at two of our Shir Chadash services during the year. Meet at 5:40 PM just before services begin. For more information, contact Cantor Shayna De Lowe at email@example.com
What’s a holiday without music, friends, and fun? Rodeph Sholom celebrates Jewish holidays with crafts, snacks, and activities guaranteed to make you smile! Come to one, come to some, come to all.
Ages 0–5, except where otherwise noted
Sunday Oct 13
3:30-4:15 PM (0-3 years)
4:30-6:00 PM (Ages 3+)
Sunday, Dec 15
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Havdalah and Hamantaschen
Saturday Feb 29
Sprouts Purim Celebration
Sunday Mar 8
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Sunday Feb 9
Grandparent/Parent Passover Chocolate Seder
Sunday Apr 2
Thursday May 21
For those families with children 6+, we also offer:
2nd Friday of the month, 6:00 PM
Through Jun 14
(December Shir Chadash is December 7 to coincide with our congregational Chanukah Latke Party.)
A lively, musical, song-filled service led by our wonderful cantors and clergy alongside our outstanding instrumentalists on keyboard, wind instruments and drums.
(6–13 years old and their grownups)
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:00–11:00 AM
Our clergy, a song leader, and your kids will rock through a Shabbat service that’s fun (and meaningful) for the whole family. Children lead prayers, chant Torah, and find their own voice in the Rodeph Sholom community; parents kvell, pray, chant, and sing.
(2nd–6th grade and their grownups)
Rehearsals Monday at 6:00 PM (Except Holidays)
Through May 20
The Children’s Choir sings during the year at services and special concerts throughout NYC. For more information, contact Cantor Rebecca Garfein at firstname.lastname@example.org.