Volume 03 | March 6, 2018
Events and Worship at CRS March 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

Erev Shabbat and Shireinu Integrated Service
Friday, March 16 at 6:00 PM

Our Erev Shabbat Service on this night, held for all and taking place in the Schafler Forum, brings the elements of our Shireinu service for people with special needs into Erev Shabbat at CRS, including sensory-sensitivity, ASL interpretation, visual aids, and a quiet room.

Passover 5778

Shireinu Passover
Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 AM

This Passover service is designed to be accessible and sensitive to a variety of needs. LEARN MORE

Congregational Passover Seder
Friday, March 30 at 7:30 PM

Welcome to the Congregational Passover Seder, led by Rabbi Ben Spratt and Cantor Shayna De Lowe. This service welcomes all and will be ASL interpreted.

Shabbat Morning - First Day of Passover Festival Service
Saturday, March 31 at 10:15 AM

The first day of Passover Festival Service becomes even more special on Shabbat. Join us and sing Hallel.

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.
Special Programs
Symposium on Aging: a Toolkit for Planful Aging
Th ursday, March 8 at 6:00 PM

Want to learn about cutting-edge research and practical tools for thriving in your later years? Empower yourself! This program will involve a panel and small discussion groups led by experts in the field.

Women's History Month Film Screening 

CRS Sisterhood Invites You to 
Equal Means Equal
Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 PM
A discussion with guest speakers will follow

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 wonderful "Quartet for Piano and Strings."
Social Action | Tikkun Olam
E-Advocacy New and Improved in 2018

Be part of something good! This year, we are bringing something special to E-advocacy: Mitzvah of the Month. Want to learn about Mitzvah 236? Mitzvah 10? Each month along with a social action of the month, we will feature a mitzvah or Midrash with commentary from clergy.

March E-Advocacy: Schools and Guns
Since the Sandy Hook School shooting on December 14, 2012, more than 438 people have been shot in over 200 school shootings - 138 of them are dead.
OFFSITE: Albany Advocacy Day
Monday, March 12, 2018

Stand with the Reform Jewish Voice of New York State and advocate for Early Voting and the NY Votes Act, reproductive choice, expanding anti-discrimination laws, bail reform, and more.

St. Xavier's Soup Kitchen
Sunday, March 11 at 11:30 AM

Help serve meals to those in need.

Days for Girls
Monday, April 2 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, March 8 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.

Book Group
Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 PM

We hope you enjoyed last month's The Glass Room ; please join us for our April 5th discussion of Honest Deceptions by CRS congregant Hannah Hess.

Lunch Together
Tuesday, March 13 at 11:30 AM

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

This month, artist Deborah Ugoretz will talk about the art of Jewish papercutting.

Personal and Spiritual Pathways Through the Psalms
Friday, March 9 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.

A Note from Your Development Team
Help us help the hungry in our community.

CRS is committed to playing a role in New York City’s fight against hunger. Through two key initiatives of our Social Action Committee, CRS lends an important Jewish voice to this critical work. Your philanthropic support is essential and deeply appreciated. 
Special Announcement
On 19 Adar 5778/March 5, 2018, Senior Rabbi Robert N. Levine and CRS President Martin Flumenbaum announced to the CRS community that Juliana Schnur Karol will become our new Assistant Rabbi as of July 1, 2018.

We cordially invite you to come and meet Juli at a nosh and coffee on Wednesday, March 28, from 8:00 - 10:00 AM.
Moment of the Month
Teenagers on our RAC Trip to Washington, D.C. made their voices heard last month in the halls of Congress! Yasher koach to our teenagers who are making a difference and fighting for social justice.
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