Volume 09 | September 4, 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.
High Holy Days 5779
High Holy Days at Rodeph Sholom are Inspiring and Purposeful
We are pleased to share our full High Holy Day schedule of services.  Click here to view .

If you would like to listen to High Holy Day songs, please click here!

High Holy Day tickets have been mailed to members in good standing. If you have questions, please email membership@crsnyc.org . All other information, including information about guest tickets, our Rosh Hashanah Shireinu Service, our array of family-friendly services, and our Community Yizkor/Neilah Service can be found here, on our High Holy Days 5779 webpage .

We also invite our members to attend The Service on 84th Street, a moving and musical worship on Yom Kippur that is abbreviated in length but not in meaning or intensity. This service will be led by Rabbi Greg Weitzman and cantorial student Danielle Rodnizki. All members are eligible to request tickets, but space is very limited. Click here to request tickets .
Special Announcement
Live Streaming Comes to CRS!
Starting on Friday, September 7, Rodeph Sholom will be Live Streaming every Shabbat and High Holy Day Service held in the Main Sanctuary. Click here to view.
It's Holiday Season!
Erev Sukkot
 Sunday, September 23

4:00-4:45 PM: For our littlest members, ages 0-3, sing and shake in the Sukkah

4:45-5:45 PM: Family Sukkot Experience, with arts & crafts, stories and snacks

5:45-6:00 PM: Blessings with clergy in the Sukkah

 Monday, September 24 at 10:15 AM
Shake the lulav and etrog and sing celebratory psalms on Sukkot Morning. Kiddush follows in the Sukkah after services.
Erev Simchat Torah
 Sunday, September 30 at 5:00 PM
Rejoice and dance with the Torah as we conclude and celebrate the annual cycle of Torah reading.

Simchat Torah/Shemini Atzeret
 Monday, October 1 at 10:15 AM
We unroll the entire Torah scroll, read the final words of Deuteronomy, and start again the story of creation. Yizkor concludes the service.
Introducing Sholom Sprouts
Sholom Sprouts is our new initiative for young children and the grown-ups who care for them. Offered in our beautifully renovated 5th floor, we welcome you to join us for Shabbat and holiday celebrations, music, art, and fun for the whole family. Singin' Swingin' Shabbat begins September 15!

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

Social Action | Tikkun Olam
Days for Girls
 Tuesday, October 2 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.

CRS Men's Homeless Shelter Opens
 Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00 PM
If you volunteer for a night in the CRS Homeless Shelter, you are providing immediate help to someone who has nowhere else to sleep.

Backpack Buddies

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

Adult Programming
Jewish Basics
 Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM
Gain an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life through this introductory class. We’ll cover Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment.

Minyan Launch Night
Sunday, September 23 at 6:00 PM
Minyan is back by popular demand! As we welcome in Sukkot and celebrate our ancestors creating home and community in their wanderings, we gather together to spark new connections within Rodeph Sholom.

A Note from Your Development Team

As the calendar turns to 5779 and our congregation begins another year together, the spirit of the High Holy Days calls us to action: teshuvah , tefilah , and  tzedakah  - repentance, prayer, and righteous giving. These sacred words remind us not only of the unique ability we have to make an impact on our community, but also our responsibility to do so.
Your support is essential to our congregation's strength. Through your participation in the Yom Kippur Appeal (YKA) we are able to provide dues relief to any family in need of assistance, support our remarkable clergy team, give the gift of Jewish education to our youth, and so much more. Your participation makes a tangible impact. 
Click here   to make your YKA contribution 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.
We thank you in advance for your generosity!

Moment of the Month
Renovation continues apace on our 5th floor! Director of Development Lyndsie Levine admires what will be the ark doors for our new chapel.
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