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 , 2017
High Holy Days 5778

Information about High Holy Days 5778 has been sent to you by mail. Please  click here to learn more. 

Special Worship and Spiritual Opportunities in Early August
Tisha B'Av

Please join Rabbi Greg Weitzman, our new Cantorial Intern Tobias Glaser, and Rabbi Camille Shira Angel, as they guide us to dive into the deeper meanings of the day, reflect on loss, and turn in prayer towards a season of hope and new beginnings.
Poetry and Prayer: 
Preparing Ourselves for a New Year

Join Rabbi Camille Shira Angel as we take an opportunity before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to explore spiritual invitations and bids for connection that fill the new pages of our High Holy Day prayerbook, Mishkan HaNefesh. RSVP to
Community Events
BAILEN in Concert

BAILEN comes back home for a special-for-Rodeph-Sholom-only show! BAILEN's harmonies will make you believe there is an entire choir right in front of you. Their music is nostalgic with melodic hooks and a deep soulful quality, all with a modern, youthful perspective. You won't want to miss this!  Tickets are free for CRS members, but reservations are required.

Sponsored by Brotherhood at CRS.

Mah Jongg

Whether you're an expert or a novice, come enjoy the camaraderie, chocolate, and chips. Bring your own card for 2017, or purchase one when you arrive. Invite a friend to join the fun!  RSVP to .
Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

Over the course of two sessions, we will learn about the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, and about interfaith engagement in Judaism. Using transformational dialogue, we will explore historical and modern examples, and share our stories. RSVP to

Session One: Moral Obligations for Interfaith Engagement

Session Two: Sharing Our Stories

Registration is Now Open for the URJ Biennial!

With the theme of "Reimagining Jewish Life," our congregation will join with hundreds of others from across North America at the URJ Biennial 2017 from December 6th-10th in Boston, MA.  Please join us! Our Congregation Rodeph Sholom delegation will include staff, clergy, and congregants . Cantor Shayna De Lowe and Rabbi Ben Spratt will be leading a special Service of Belonging on Thursday morning, December 6th. We hope to see you there!
Opportunities for Families with Young Children

We are so excited to announce our all-new class lineup for fall! Fun for the whole family includes the return of Shabbat and Play, all-new Singin' Swingin' Shabbat, and the world premiere of Music Together Sing Shalom!  Click here to register for all classes.
Reflecting on the 175th Anniversary

Please send us your feedback and thoughts on our year of events, and your suggestions for the future!

Tikkun Olam
E-Advocacy for July 
We May Have Won the Battle, but Not the War

The Senate healthcare legislation vote has been postponed, but the benefits provided under the ACA are still in jeopardy.

Tell your Senators that access to health should be a right of every American!

Roll of Remembrance
Deadline: August 14th

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 2017 book, please respond by  August 14th , even if you do not have any changes from the 2016 book.

Here's how:
  • Return the form that was 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.
Moment of the Month
"We have so many questions..." Congregants raise their hands during a visit to our first shul at 8 Clinton Street during Heritage Weekend, one of our 175th anniversary events. November 20th, 2016.