Volume 10 | October 2, 2018
The holidays are over and our clergy team had a great time! They can't wait to get started with the year's exciting programming. Did you have a meaningful holiday season at CRS? Tell us about it on Facebook or at info@crsnyc.org .
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

Havdalah Unplugged
Saturday, October 6 at 6:00 PM

Installation of Rabbi Juliana Schnur Karol
Friday, October 12 at 6:00 PM
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be the featured speaker. A festive Oneg will follow.
Social Action | Tikkun Olam
Mitzvah Weekend October 26-28
Focus on Food Insecurity

"Food is the essence of our wellbeing, and our tradition instructs us that the offering of food to those in need, be they angelic messengers or fellow New Yorkers, is akin to lifting up their hearts. Join us this year as we highlight the issue of food insecurity—the condition of lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food."
- Our Clergy Team

Here are some of the events we have lined up for the weekend:

Erev Shabbat with West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) Executive Director Chef Greg Silverman, Activist-in-Residence
Friday, October 26 at 6:00 PM

Havdalah and Social Action at WSCAH
Saturday, October 27 at 6:00 PM

Mitzvah Volunteer Day
Sunday, October 28 starting at 9:00 AM
CRS Men's Homeless Shelter Opens
 Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00 PM
When you volunteer for a night in the CRS Homeless Shelter, you are providing immediate help to someone who has nowhere else to sleep.

Days for Girls
Monday, November 5 at 6:30 PM
Days for Girls is a grassroots non-profit that makes and distributes reusable, sustainable feminine hygeine kits to women and girls worldwide.

Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies helps food-insecure children and families by delivering backpacks full of non-perishable food.

Adult Programming
Minyan Registration Closes Soon!
Minyan, Rodeph Sholom's small group initiative, has something to offer everyone! Visit www.crsminyan.com   to learn about groups that include cultural exploration, theology, parenting, Israel, and walking in the city.

It’s a terrific opportunity to get to know others in the CRS community with whom you share common interests.

The groups are filling up, and some of them are starting soon, and we don't want you to miss this opportunity!
Sisterhood Cooking Event
For the Love of Hummus - Israeli Food, Past, Present and Future
Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM

CRS Sisterhood and the RSS PA
invite you to an evening of Q&A
and a cooking demonstration with 
Gil Hovav, Israel’s leading culinary
journalism and TV personality.

What is Going On in That Sanctuary?
with Rabbi Robert N. Levine
Session One: What Are the Themes of Our Prayer Service?
Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 PM

Rabbi Levine leads an interactive teaching experience, addressing issues of belief and fulfillment in the prayer experience.

Session Two, with Cantor Rebecca Garfein, coming in November!
Sholom Sprouts

Sholom Sprouts Shabbat Dinner and Singalong
Friday, October 5, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

There is still time to sign up for Sholom Sprouts classes and events!

Classes include:
Shabbat and Play
Art for Little Jewish Hands
Sholom Sprouts Shabbat Dinner and Singalong
Wee Jam Sholom
Baby and Me Yoga

A Note from Your Development Team

Rodeph Sholom is a community made sacred by our relationships to one another. As the calendar turns to 5779 and our congregation begins another year together, we are reminded that we are bonded together by rich tradition and by the notion of a shared peoplehood. These sacred bonds also engender a sacred responsibility to one another.

Each year, we rely on the generosity of all members to sustain our shared home. It is only through your support for the Yom Kippur Appeal (YKA) that we can both maintain the ongoing needs of our vibrant congregation and evolve to meet new challenges and opportunities.

To make your gift to the appeal, click here to make a gift online or call the Development Office (646-454-3052) for information about automatic recurring payments, gifts of appreciated stock, or adding a pledge to your synagogue account. Thank you for your generous support.
Before You Go...
Fall Shabbaton with Ilana Arian
CRS Artist-in-Residence

Erev Shabbat
Friday, November 2 at 6:00 PM

Shabbat Chapel Service
Saturday, November 3 at 10:15 AM

Havdalah Concert
Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 PM

Shabbat Study Series:
Voices of Our Matriarchs
 Saturday, November 3 at 12:30 PM

Enrich your Shabbat experience by joining us for post-worship study and lunch.

For Parents: Supporting Our Teens
Monday, November 5 at 7:00 PM

Rodeph Sholom congregant and clinical psychologist Dr. Reina Marin leads two discussions on adolescent mental health and wellness. 

Moment of the Month
"It took clergy months to transform The Floss into The Lulav, but once they did, they proved unstoppable."
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