Volume 04 | April 3, 2018
Events and Worship at CRS April 2018
Rodeph Sholom is an extended family of people who care about each other and our community. We seek to enrich the lives of our members, to contribute to the continuance and vitality of the Jewish people, and to help repair the world.
Special Worship
Passover Seventh Day Service and Yizkor
 Friday, April 6 at 10:15 AM

On the seventh day of Passover, we come together for a festival morning service that includes Yizkor.
Shir Chadash
Friday, April 13 at 6:00 PM

A lively, musical, song-filled service led by our wonderful cantors and clergy alongside our outstanding instrumentalists on keyboard, drums, guitar, and flute. This month's Shir Chadash service will feature the Children's Choir , and will be followed by the Freedom Seder .
Freedom Seder
Friday, April 13 at 7:00 PM

"Now more than ever, let us gather together."

Hosted by the Social Action Committee, the Freedom Seder is a meal of fellowship with Memorial Baptist Church. Join us for a night of celebration of our common experiences and commitment to values of freedom and justice.

$25 per person, children under 5 free. RSVP to freedomseder@crsnyc.org.
Special Programs
Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom
Saturday, April 7, immediately following Shabbat Morning Services

Cantor Rebecca Garfein returns for this last, don't-miss concert of the season!

Cantor Garfein sings Leonard Bernstein in honor of his 100th year, and renowned Israeli pianist Benjamin Hochman performs Dvorak's "Quartet for Piano and Strings."

 Children's Choir Concert
Friday, April 13 at 6:00 PM

The Children's Choir participates in CRS services and performs at special concerts throughout New York City.

Celebrate Israel
Sunday, April 15
UWS Rabbis Forum at 2:00 PM

The Upper West Side’s synagogues, schools, and Jewish organizations are coming together for a neighborhood-wide celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Join the celebration!

This includes a special appearance by Rabbi Robert N. Levine at the UWS Rabbis Forum. Come hear Rabbi Levine and other local rabbis share what they struggle with and celebrate on the occasion of Israel’s 70th birthday.
Musical May at Congregation Rodeph Sholom
The Cantors, In Concert: Voices of a Generation
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 PM

Congregation Rodeph Sholom cordially invites you to a concert honoring Senior Cantor Rebecca Garfein for 18 years of leadership and celebrating her 25th anniversary of graduating from HUC-JIR cantorial school, as well as receiving her honorary degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa . This will be a delightful early spring evening featuring the best cantors from across the nation. Tickets on sale now at rodephsholom.org/cantors.
Rodeph Sholom Theater Company Presents

Lionel Bart's Oliver!
Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 6 at 1:30 PM and 6:00 PM

"Consider yourself" invited! Rodeph Sholom Theater Company returns with a presentation of Lionel Bart's Oliver!

Buy tickets, purchase ad space, or support RSTC with a donation at rodephsholom.org/olivertix .
in the Oliver! Stagebill!
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Spring Shabbaton
Nava Tehila

 Friday, May 11 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat

Saturday, May 12
10:15 AM Shabbat Morning Service
6:00 PM Havdalah

Israeli music sensation Nava Tehila creates innovative prayer experiences that weave contemporary Israeli music with music from other Middle Eastern and Hasidic traditions.

They, along with the CRS Adult Ensemble, will help us celebrate and honor Rabbi Ben Spratt and Cantor Shayna De Lowe on their 10-year anniversary at Rodeph Sholom.
Social Action | Tikkun Olam
St. Xavier's Soup Kitchen
Sunday, April 8 at 11:30 AM

Help serve meals to those in need.

Days for Girls
Monday, May 7 at 6:30 PM

Help the Sisterhood and The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy make feminine hygiene kits for girls and women in need.

Volunteer at the CRS Homeless Shelter

Volunteering for one night makes a real difference in the life of someone who needs help .

Ongoing Adult Programming
Mah Jongg
Thursday, April 12 at 12:00 PM

We offer a delightful afternoon of semi-fierce and fun competition. Whether you're an expert or a novice, come enjoy the camaraderie, chocolate, and chips.

Lunch Together
Tuesday, April 17 at 11:30 AM

A wonderful way to connect, learn, and eat. Try it - you'll like it!

This month, Incoming Assistant Rabbi Juli Karol will talk about the mikveh and rituals associated with it.

Book Group
Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 PM

We hope you enjoyed last month's Honest Deceptions ; please join us for our May 3rd discussion of TBD by tbd.

Personal and Spiritual Pathways Through the Psalms
Friday, April 13 at 12:00 PM

With Rabbi Jackie Ellenson, we will delve into biblical expressions of searching for God's presence and reckoning with good and evil in the world.

Havdalah Unplugged
Saturday, April 28 at 6:00 PM

The perfect way to start a new week, Havdalah Unplugged will feature music and stories, a chance to kick back, reflect, and soak up the positive energy of others. It's something refreshing, something different, and something at which we'd love to see you.

A Note from Your Development Team
Ner Tamid Society
Have you included Rodeph Sholom in your estate planning? Let us know so we can honor your dedication to CRS and legacy for future generations. Members who have made provisions in their wills on behalf of the synagogue will have their names inscribed on the Ner Tamid Society plaque in the lobby.
For more information, click here or contact Lyndsie Levine at 646-454-3050 or llevine@crsnyc.org
Moment of the Month
People come to lunch, learn, and laugh out loud at Lunch Together. Find out what we have in store next month!
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