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We Support the Women's Equality Agenda
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently introduced the omnibus Women's Equality Agenda, a groundbreaking plan to break down barriers challenging women's fair participation in society and advance their health and well-being.

CRS stands in support of this Agenda and urges you to tell legislative leaders that they should too.
Advertising Opportunity
The Rodeph Sholom Theater Company will be performing
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat and is offering you the opportunity to advertise in their playbill!  Your advertisement will be seen by over 1,000 attendees over the course of five performances.

Click here for more information or email
Union Field Cemetery
Come visit and learn more about Rodeph Sholom's historic Union Field Cemetery. Discounted fees are available for CRS members. For more information, call 718-366-3748.
Hearing Enhancement Devices 

Hearing enhancement devices are available during services at the security desk. In addition, a Hearing Loop has been installed in the Schafler Forum - Please switch hearing aid to T-coil.

Bereavement Notices 
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March 14, 2013 
Spring is in the air and though we are feeling old--170 years to be exact--we are busy bees preparing for all of our exciting upcoming programs and events.  So exercise that scrolling finger and check out what we have going on this month!  
CRS Programming
An Evening for Shireinu Parents

 Discussion led by Peter J. Strauss, JD


Thursday, March 14th at 8:00 PM  


Who will make decisions to insure your child's care when you can't? Join us for a discussion on estate planning for parents of a child with disabilities, accessing Medicaid, wills and supplemental needs trusts, and empowering your child.  


To register or for more information, email or call 646-454-3045.



Congregational Israel Trip

We're going to Israel!

December 21-30, 2013



Friday, March 15th at 5:00 PM  


Join Rabbi Spratt and Cantor De Lowe as we explore the eternal hopes and modern miracles of the land of Israel.  All ages welcome!


To register or for more information, email or call 646-454-3039. 


And keep an eye out for information about our adult interfaith mission trip to Israel in early 2014!

Saturday Morning Chapel Service

Saturdays (weekly) at 10:15 AM

Special Service on March 16th!


On March 16th we will be joined by special guests Dan Nadel on guitar and John Hadfield on percussion.

This service might be just what you've been missing on Saturday mornings!


Shireinu Passover and Shabbat Service


Saturday, March 16th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  


Join the Rodeph Sholom family for a warm, inviting, musical and interactive experience! This Passover celebration is designed to be accessible and sensitive to a variety of needs. The service will be ASL interpreted.

This service is open to the entire community (members and non-members) and all ages are welcome.


To register or for more information, email or call 646-454-3124.
Young Families Havdalah and Dinner


Saturday, March 16th at 5:00 PM  


Havdalah is the ceremony that brings Shabbat to a close.  This week, spend this time with other young families!  We'll have a craft project, a short Havdalah service, and of course, a delicious family dinner. There will be plenty of kid-friendly food, and after dinner we will sing and dance together!


To register or for more information, email  

Admission is $25 per adult. All kids are free!  

170th Anniversary Celebration  


Friday, March 22nd, Erev Shabbat Service


Join us for this very special Erev Shabbat Service to commemorate our Congregation's 170th Anniversary!  


The ASL interpreted service will feature inspiring words from our Rabbis and joyous music from our Cantors to remind us how special our home has been for generations.  All are invited to attend the 170th Anniversary Oneg Celebration following the service.
Congregational Passover Seder


Monday, March 25th at 6:00 PM  


Join us for a meaningful and delicious Passover celebration led by Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer and Cantor Shayna De Lowe.


To register or for more information, email or call 646-454-3039.


23rd Annual Freedom Seder


Friday, April 5th at 7:00 PM  


Join with our friends from Memorial Baptist Church in Harlem as we celebrate freedom from slavery with songs, stories, and a festive meal.


To register or for more information, email or call 646-454-3043.



PJ Library at CRS

Share the Fun of Reading!


Rodeph Sholom and PJ Library invite you to join in the fun of reading with FREE Jewish children's books and music. Click here to sign up or receive more information.


PJ and Play Story Time


Thursdays from 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

March 14th; April 11th 


Drop in for stories, activities, and play time on the indoor playground. We will share our favorite PJ Library books and enjoy snacks and pizza. For families with children ages 2-5.  


To register or for more information, email or call 646-454-3086. 

Ongoing Adult Learning and Life

Our Haven and Our Strength

Personal and Spiritual Pathways 
Through the Psalms
Led by Rabbi Jacqueline Ellenson


Fridays from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

March 15th; April 26th; May 17th


The Book of Psalms contains expressions of all human experience and multiple manifestations of the ancient search for God's presence. Through the study of Psalms we will gather for a personal and participatory learning experience, supplemented by poetry and song. 


To register or for more information, email or call 646-454-3029. 



Hebrew Marathon


Sunday, March 17th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Been meaning to learn Hebrew, but can't find the time? Participate in an intensive Hebrew learning marathon that will leave you wanting more! At this pace, you will be reading Hebrew by the end of the day. 


To register or for more information, email or call 646-454-3029.

How to Raise a Mentsch:
The Parenting Discussion Group

Tuesdays from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

March 19th; April 9th, 23rd; May 7th, 21st; June 11th


Parenting raises profound questions.  When we come together, we often find not only better answers, but better questions.  Come ask the big ones surrounding parenting in an intimate environment.  


To register or for more information, email or call 646-454-3029. 



Lunch Together

"Crossing The Line"

Film Screening


Tuesday, March 19th

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Program: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


The powerful 30-minute film exposes the growing anti-Israel movement taking root on college campuses across America.


This Lunch Together will focus on what we as a community can do to expose this serious campaign.  A discussion with some very special guests will follow the screening.


To register or for more information, email or call 646-454-3039.


Therapists' Study Group


Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

April 9th; May 7th; June 4th


This group will provide an opportunity to discuss ethical and clinical issues unique to therapeutic work, focusing on how Jewish insights and perspectives might be relevant to your practice.   


For additional information please contact Ruth F. Kobrin, LMSW at 646-454-3180.

Mah Jongg


Thursday, April 11th from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Are you ready to play? Do you want to learn? Whether you're an expert or a novice, come enjoy a few hours of camaraderie (and the "bridge mix")! Bring your own cards, or purchase them when you arrive.  


To register or for more information, email 

Spring Shabbaton


Friday, April 12th
From Rhodesia to Ra'anana: 45 Years In Israel, A Personal Story

(during dinner following Erev Shabbat B'Shir Services - please RSVP)


Saturday, April 13th
If Moses Met Ben Gurion: A Fascinating Conversation 

(during Shabbat Morning Chapel Service)


Saturday, April 13th
Us, Them, and The Promise of Jewish Peoplehood 

(during lunch following Shabbat Morning Services) 


Erev Shabbat B'Shir Services will celebrate Israel's 65th birthday through song featuring our Cantors, choirs, and musicians. Throughout the weekend, Professor Paul Liptz, Director of Education at the Anita Saltz International Education Center of the World Union of Progressive Judaism, will share his personal Israel story.  From his arrival in 1967 through celebrating Israel's 65th birthday in 2013, he will speak about the ups and downs of life in Israel and the possibilities that exist for the next 65 years and beyond.  


To register or for more information, email or call 646-454-3029.
Friday night dinner is $18 for non-members.
Youth Engagement

Albany Advocacy Day

We Each Have A Voice.  

Stand Up and Make Yours Count.


Sunday, April 14th (Prep Day)

from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 


Monday, April 15th (Travel Day)

from 7:45 AM - 7:00 PM


CRuSTY is going to Albany.  If you liked the RAC, please participate in this professional lobbying experience in our state's capital and earn much needed community service hours.


Tikkun Olam

March Donation Box


We are collecting new or used baby/children's shoes and unopened packages of diapers and wipes.  All items will be donated to Baby Buggy.


Mitzvah Day 2013

Save the Date


Sunday, October 20th


If you'd like to be involved in planning this year's Mitzvah Day, please email Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer at

Planned Giving
Are you a parent, a grandparent, a planner, or a lover of CRS? Please consider making a provision for Rodeph Sholom in your estate plan. Not only will you continue to support this congregation well into the future, but your estate may also receive tax benefits.  You will also be a member of our Ner Tamid Society.


For more information, contact Deborah Siegel, Development Director, at 646-454-3050 or click here.

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7 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024