In This Issue
Hearing Enhancement Devices

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

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 our knowledgeable staff at 718-366-3748.

Bereavement Notices 

Click here if you would like to be informed of deaths in our community.
May 3, 2016
Community Engagement
Erev Yom Hashoah
Every year the Upper West Side community gathers to read names from among the 6 million Jews murdered in the Shoah. This year, CRS will host the reading of the names. Click here for more information.

Rodeph Sholom Theater Company (RSTC) proudly presents our annual production, Seussical™. 

Visit to buy your tickets!
Yom Ha'atzmaut-Celebrate Israel Dinner

Celebrate Israel's Independence Day with delicious Israeli food and a live performance from Israeli band Shirim P'shutim.

Rodeph Sholom Religious School Graduation & Youth Group Installation 
Erev Shabbat

You are cordially invited.  
174th Annual Meeting of the Congregation

All congregants are invited to attend the annual meeting of the congregation, to be held in the Eisner Auditorium.
Chamber Music 10th Anniversary Concert

Join us for our 10th anniversary concert. The program will feature jazz touches from pianist Ted Rosenthal and a special guest appearance by Cantor Garfein.  
 Celebrate Israel Parade

Walk with CRS as we participate in this year's parade! For more information, please email .
 Rodeph Sholom Religious School Confirmation

Join us as we celebrate our Confirmands!
Tikkun Olam
The Torah commands us not to stand idly by the blood of a neighbor.  
(Leviticus 19:13, 16).

It is our obligation to help those who are marginalized, including women and girls in the developing world. 

CRS Shelter

Join us for the 33rd year of our shelter and volunteer to spend one night. Click here to help us fully staff the shelter for the remainder of the 2016 year. Please sign up!
Backpack Buddies

Every week during the school year, our Backpack Buddies program provides a weekend backpack full of food to children in our neighborhood who receive free lunch and breakfast during the school week. Our partners in distribution are the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, and The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy. Click here to sign up.
Sew and So

Working together with our partner, The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, we create sustainable feminine hygiene kits: in conjunction with the organization Days for Girls, volunteers will be sewing the Days for Girls kit components. We are also knitting for the Shawl Ministry and Seamen's Church Institute. Beginners welcome, as we are happy to teach people how to knit and sew.
Ongoing Adult Learning Opportunities
Jewish Basics: The Vocabulary of Jewish Texts 
Remaining dates:  May 18, 25

An introduction to basic Jewish culture, ritual, and living. 

To register, contact or call 
Book Group
Remaining dates: June 2, July 7

We will be discussing The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, edited by Robert Alter. Next month, we will discuss Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact:
Therapists' Study Group

This group provides an opportunity to discuss issues unique to therapeutic work, focusing on how Jewish perspectives might be relevant to your practice.

For questions, contact Ruth F. Kobrin, LMSW, at 646-454-3180.
Mah Jongg
Remaining dates: June 9

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 RSVP or for more information, contact:
Personal and Spiritual Pathways
Through the Psalms
With Rabbi Jacqueline Ellenson
Remaining date:  June 10
Through the study of Psalms, we will gather for a personal and participatory learning experience.

To register, go to For questions, contact or call 646-454-3029.
Sisterhood Torah Study
Gather in a member's home for some breakfast nosh, interesting texts and meaningful conversation. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary, just interest!

To RSVP or for more information, please contact: Address provided upon RSVP.

How to Raise a Mentsch

Join us for a parenting book group, using Carla Naumburg's "Parenting in the Present Moment."

Note this is a new time and date.  We will meet at CRS on 83rd Street. 
Ner Tamid Society
Congregation Rodeph Sholom's Ner Tamid Society recognizes members who have made provisions in their wills on behalf of this synagogue, benefiting our community for many years to come. 

Have you included Rodeph Sholom in your estate planning? 

Let us know so that we can thank you for your generosity and honor your dedication to CRS by inscribing your name on the Ner Tamid Society plaque in the lobby.

Through planned gifts such as bequests, life insurance policies, gift annuities, and charitable trusts, you can extend your love of this community to future generations. 

For more information, click here or contact Lyndsie Levine at 646-454-3050 or

PJ Library

Sign up and share the fun of reading!


Congregation 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 to receive more information.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom | 7 West 83rd Street | New York | NY | 10024