Volume 08 | August 7, 2018
Events and Worship at CRS
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

 Saturday, September 1 at 8:00 PM

An overture to the High Holy Days, Selichot opens the season of penitential prayers. We will begin with Havdalah at 8:00 PM and let the language, music, and power of the High Holy Days guide, challenge, and inspire us for the days ahead.

High Holy Days 5779
High Holy Days at Rodeph Sholom are so sweet!
As the end of summer nears, we are pleased to share our full High Holy Day schedule of services.  Click here to view it .

High Holy Day tickets will be mailed to members in good standing on Friday, August 10. If you have questions about your membership, please email membership@crsnyc.org . All other information, including guest tickets and reciprocity, can be found here .

On Yom Kippur, we will offer a special worship opportunity - a musical and moving Yom Kippur service, abbreviated in length but not in meaning or intensity. This service will be led by Rabbi Greg Weitzman at The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy (26 West 84th Street). All members are eligible to request tickets, but space is very limited. Click here to request tickets for The Service on 84th Street.

You can also visit our High Holy Day 5779 web page to learn about various other opportunities we have available, including our Rosh Hashanah Shireinu Service, our array of family-friendly services, and our Community Yizkor/Neilah Service.

Special Programs
One Day University
The Science of Pleasure: Why We Like What We Like
Wednesday, August 15 at 2:00 PM
Led by Professor Paul Boom, Yale University
Why do we prefer original paintings to forgeries? Why does wine taste better when we think it's expensive? And why do people pay millions of dollars for celebrity memorabilia? It turns out that there is a psychological theory that explains all of these quirks of pleasure, and it's one that can help us improve our lives.

This event is hosted by CRS and is FREE for CRS members (regular cost: $95)! Register at onedayu.com or 800-300-3438 using code CRSFREE to waive the registration fees.

Social Action | Tikkun Olam

Ongoing Programs
Shabbat Friday Night Dinner for Families and Young Children
 Friday, August 10 at 4:30 PM

Join us this summer as we launch our monthly Friday evening Shabbat dinner series that will continue through next year! Get your Shabbat on before bedtime with songs, stories, crafts and dinner.
Cost: $10 per adult, kids are free

To RSVP, please contact Lisa Schiff at   lschiff@crsnyc.org

 A Note from Your Development Team

The Roll of Remembrance Book, given to worshippers at the Memorial Service on Yom Kippur, constitutes an acknowledgement of our ongoing relationships with those who have passed away. 

The deadline for listing names has officially passed. We will try, however, to list all names that are received up to the printer’s final deadline. Any names that we are not able to include in the book will be listed in the next edition of The Chronicle .

If you would like names listed in the 2018 Roll of Remembrance Book, please contact the Development Office as soon as possible. You can reach us at 646-454-3052, email remembrance@crsnyc.org , or visit us online .

Before you go...
Looking Ahead to Fall

We hope you are having a restful and fun summer. We are hard at work planning some special events for this coming year. Look forward to:

What's Going On in That Sanctuary? with Rabbi Robert N. Levine and Cantor Rebecca Garfein
A fFall Shabbaton with multi-instrumentalist, composer, and recording artist Elana Arian
Mitzvah Weekend focused on helping our food insecure neighbors
...and more!

Details will be in our updated programming book for 5779!

Moment of the Month
Fun and family time was had by all at the inaugural Shabbat Friday Night Dinner for Families and Young Children on July 20.
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