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.
July 5, 2016
High Holy Days 5777
What Is New this Year

All members will be receiving a High Holy Day information packet in the mail this week.

New this year, all tickets will be scanned and a photo ID is required upon entry.

All Family Services require a separate ticket, different from the ticket to Congregational services.

We ask that you read the material carefully and click here to go to our website for more information. All questions should be sent to  
Congregation Rodeph Sholom at 175
Share Your Rodeph Sholom Stories!

As you know, this fall we will be embarking on a year long celebration of our 175th anniversary.  But in order to celebrate we need to hear from you!  We are collecting stories from our congregants about their favorite "that's so Rodeph" moments.  We plan on sharing them throughout the year on our website and other places.

We want to hear from you!  Please click here and tell us your favorite anecdote, or what you love about CRS. 
Community Engagement
New Moms' Group

When you have a newborn, the questions seem endless-and often, the answers seem distant. Join Hannah Lavan, LMSW, Rabbi Sari Laufer, and other new moms for an honest, intimate, and facilitated discussion group about the big questions and daily grind of (new) parenthood. Grounded in Jewish values, but open to all, it's a great way to meet new friends "in the neighborhood."

Pre-registration is requested; limited spaces available!
For more information or to register, please contact Kelly Barrett at
 Beyond the Red String: Golems, Dybbuks & the Superstitions We Believe
Rabbi Leora Kaye Lecture Series

Long before Freddie Krueger or the magical world of Harry Potter, the Talmud and the Jewish mystical tradition had plenty to say about demons, superstitions, and the fears that they expose. Rodeph Sholom's favorite mystic, Rabbi Leora Kaye, returns for our summer learning, sure to raise goosebumps, questions, and the occasional eyebrow or two.

To RSVP, contact

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.
Tikkun Olam

If the shooting in Orlando made you feel angry or helpless, click here.
High Holy Day Machzorim

There is still time to reserve book plates in our new High Holy Day machzorim in honor of a loved one or special occasion. As we adopt this new, more inclusive text, we are looking to the members of our congregation to help us finance the substantial cost of our new prayer books.

The machzorim come in a two volume set with one book for Rosh Hashanah and one for Yom Kippur. With a donation of $100, a book plate will be placed inside each book of the set and personalized with a special dedication of your choosing. To make a contribution, click here or contact Lyndsie Levine at 646-454-3050 or
Roll of Remembrance 5777/2016 
Deadline: August 24, 2016

The Roll of Remembrance Book, given to worshippers at the Memorial Service on Yom Kippur, constitutes an acknowledgement of our ongoing love for those who have passed away. To list names in the 2016 book, please respond by August 24, even if you do not have any changes.

Here's how:
* Return the form that will soon be mailed to you with information about the High Holy Days.
* Call the Development Office at 646-454-3052 or email your names to
* Click here to list your names and make a gift online.

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