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.
June 6 , 2017
Special Worship and Spiritual Opportunities in June 
Erev Shabbat/Shir Chadash Service
and Farewell to Rabbi Laufer

We will honor Rabbi Sari Laufer for her outstanding leadership at Rodeph Sholom, and wish her well as she heads westward.  A festive Oneg will follow.
Erev Shabbat Service Honoring Retiring RSS Teachers 

Join us as we celebrate retiring RSS teachers for their years of work and dedication to our community.
LGBTQ Erev Shabbat Service

At this annual service, we celebrate our values of acceptance and welcome.

175th Anniversary: Remember, Rejoice, Renew Videos
As we close the remarkable year we have spent together, we want to share the videos that commemorate our 175th year and 175 years of our traditions, culture, and vision. Please watch and share!

Adult Education 
Our Haven and Our Strength: Personal and Spiritual Pathways Through the Psalms
with Rabbi Jackie Ellenson

The Book of Psalms contains expressions of all human experience and multiple manifestations of the ancient search for God's presence. Join us for the final discussion of this season.
Lunch Together

This month's special guest is Rabbi Greg Weitzman, who will lead us in a year-end celebration as we Remember the pioneers of the Reform movement, Rejoice with the music of our cultural heritage, and Renew our spirits with a toast to the end of the year.

Please RSVP to or 646-454-3043.

Community Events
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!

To RSVP, contact:
Save the Date: BAILEN in Concert!

We invite you to this special-for-Rodeph Sholom only BAILEN 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. 
21 and over only.

Sponsored by Brotherhood at CRS.

Save the Date for the URJ Biennial

Join fellow congregants at the URJ Biennial. Registration opens soon. Please click here to visit the URJ website and learn more.

Tikkun Olam
IDNYC: Why You Need to Sign Up

The City of New York is offering a government-issued ID to all residents, regardless of citizenship. For vulnerable populations, this is a lifeline. But there is a reason for all NYC residents to sign up.
OFFSITE: St. Xavier's Soup Kitchen

Help prepare and serve meals to visitors at the St. Xavier's Soup Kitchen in Chelsea. Please click here to sign up. Volunteers must be over the age of 14. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Backpack Buddies Expanding to Serve More Hungry Children

Thanks to the strong partnership of our community, we are able to fill more backpacks to help children in our neighborhood who don't have enough to eat. Click here to volunteer!
Underwriting Opportunities

Gifts that partially or fully underwrite large projects at CRS are a wonderful way to make a tangible impact in our community. Here are two immediate opportunities:
Religious School Scholarships: We believe that every Jewish child is entitled to a Jewish education and our policy is to never turn away families in need. Gifts of any amount will be appreciated. A gift of $40,000 will cover the shortfall needed for scholarships this year. A gift of $2,100 will allow one fourth-grade child to attend Religious School, including all textbooks, materials, snacks, and special family programs.
High Holy Day Childcare: We offer High Holy Day childcare for children ages 3-7, a wonderful service for our congregants that is free of charge. A gift of $5,000 will fully underwrite this program for all High Holy Days.
Please contact Lyndsie Levine, Director of Development at 646-454-3050 or to discuss how you can help.