Volume 06 | June 5, 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

LGBTQIA+ Pride Service
Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, June 22 at 6:00 PM

Come and feel the pride! Rabbi Camille Angel will speak at this service as we join together to celebrate our values of acceptance and inclusion.

CRS Israel Family Trip
Israel Trip Information Session
Monday, June 18 at 6:30 PM
Learn more about the CRS trip to Israel next summer, from August 18-29, 2019 . Join Rabbi Weitzman and Cantor Garfein as they describe trip highlights, share stories and photos from our last trip, hear from a previous participant and have a chance to ask questions! 

Click here to RSVP (optional)

Ongoing Adult Programming
Book Group
Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 PM

For June, our final meeting of this year, we will read  Under a Red Sky , a memoir of Communist Romania, by Haya Leah Molnar.

Mah Jongg
Thursday, June 14 at 12:00 PM

Whether you're an expert or a novice, come enjoy the camaraderie, chocolate, and chips.

Lunch Together
Tuesday, June 12 at 11:30 AM

Our final meeting of this season features the extraordinary story of how a WW II Hidden Child lived the harrowing journey from secret survival to marriage and family.

Opportunities for Summer Engagement with
Rabbi Juliana Karol
Shema Koleinu: Poetry of the High Holy Days
Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 PM

Join Rabbi Karol in exploring the poetry of our High Holy Day machzor, Mishkan HaNefesh . Our new Reform liturgy uses contemporary and ancient verse to help us connect into the themes of our  Yamim Nora’im . During two sessions, we will dive into texts that enrich and deepen our worship during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Music Connections
Tuesday, July 17 at 1:30 PM

Do you care about someone with Dementia? Join Rabbi Karol and Rabbi Michael Goldman, founder of  Seivah: Life Beyond Memory , for a community gathering with music, light nosh, and fun activities. We’ll sing, connect, and share joy together in a loving, Jewish environment.

Social Action | Tikkun Olam
E-Advocacy For June: Urge Your Member of Congress to Protect SNAP!

4.5 Million Americans are depending on you.  Preserving SNAP remains an urgent priority in the Reform Jewish community. If you did not take action last month, please add your voice now.

Volunteer at the CRS Homeless Shelter

Volunteering for one night makes a real difference in the life of someone who needs help. The 5778 season is ending soon, so sign up now!

A Note from Your Development Team
Help us feed the hungry in our community.  Your philanthropic support of two key CRS Social Action Committee initiatives lends a Jewish hand to New York City's fight against hunger.
Food Drive 
Contributions to the Food Drive total over half a million dollars since 2007—funds that assist local programs fighting hunger. To learn more,  click here
Backpack Buddies 
Weekends can be difficult for food insecure children and their families, since school meals are not available. Backpack Buddies provides backpacks full of food for the weekends for these children. Click here to learn more.

Before you go...

High Holy Days 5779
The High Holy Days are occurring early this year, and information about services will be sent to you this month.

Moment of the Month
Congregants move to Nava Tehila's beautiful music at Havdalah on May 12th.
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