90th Celebration

If Our Walls Could Talk: Celebrating 90 Years of Our Sanctuary

This is a perfect time to reflect on life at RS today and its deep roots to our past. Chairing the celebrations and honoring this milestone are Susan Klehr and Fred Strober.
If you are interested in helping, contact Catherine Fischer ([email protected], 267-930-7282).

90 for 90 Patron Levels

In lieu of following our practice of holding fall and spring fundraisers, we are producing these celebratory events as a special “package.”  The money we raise from this initiative will enable Rodeph Shalom to supplement the annual commitments from congregants and continue to provide the kind of excellent programming our congregation expects.

Diamond Angel: $5,000.
•    Participation at both the November 3 celebration and April 28 spring event (2 tickets)
•    Reserved seating, with no additional contribution, to Dancing With Giants starring Tovah Feldshuh on November 14 (2 tickets)
•    Reserved seating, with no additional contribution, for the Scholar Speaker Series (2 tickets)
•    Attendance at the PMJA opening and Latke/Vodka party on DeceOKmber 6 (2 tickets)
•    A piece published in the If These Walls Could Talk commemorative book (400 word limit)
•    Executive Producer status in the film being created for the 90th anniversary year

Platinum Angel: $2,500.
•    Participation at both the November 3 celebration and April 28 spring event (2 tickets)
•    Reserved seating, with no additional contribution, to Dancing With Giants starring Tovah Feldshuh on November 14 (2 tickets)
•    Reserved seating, with no additional contribution, for the Scholar Speaker Series (2 tickets)
•    Attendance at the PMJA opening and Latke/Vodka party on December 6 (2 tickets)
•    A piece published in the If These Walls Could Talk commemorative book (400 word limit)
•    Producer status in the film being created for the 90th anniversary year

Plantinum Angel: $1,500.
•    Participation at both the November 3 celebration and April 28 spring event (1 ticket)
•    Reserved seating, with no additional contribution, to Dancing With Giants starring Tovah Feldshuh on November 14 (1 ticket)
•    Reserved seating, with no additional contribution, for the Scholar Speaker Series (1 ticket)
•    Attendance at the PMJA opening and Latke/Vodka party on December 6 (1 ticket)
•    A piece published in the If These Walls Could Talk commemorative book (400 word limit)
•    Producer status in the film being created for the 90th anniversary year


To sign up to be a 90 for 90 patron please contact Shelley Saunders ([email protected] or 267-930-7289).

Events:

Saturday, November 3 at 7:00pm – Kick off Celebration (buy tickets online)
Take a journey through 90 years of Rodeph Shalom's history, from the groundbreaking of the building to the present. The evening continues with a Roaring 20's celebration with music and supper. Cocktail attire.

Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00pm – Dancing with Giants starring Tovah Feldshuh, Four-time Tony Award Nominee and Four-time Drama Desk Award Winner (buy tickets online)
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Thursday, December 6 at 6:00pm – Presentation of Repairing the Earth (Tikkun Olam): Diane Burko, Artist & Environmental Activist; Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art (PMJA) exhibit opening & Latke/Vodka event

Sunday, April 28 – Premiering the film about RS: If These Walls Could Talk; Sponsored by the Lulu and Joseph Rosenbluth Fund and the Alfred and Helen O. Sellers Fund

Speaker Series:

Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00pm – "How Judaism Became an American Religion" with Steve Weisman, adult education speaker, NYT journalist & author of “The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion”; Interviewed by Ivy Barsky, RS Congregant & CEO of the National Museum of American Jewish History

Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00pm - :"A Woman's Place" with Rabbi Carole Balin, Professor Emerita of History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; This program is sponsored by the Behrend Lecture Fund.

Sunday, January 27 at 10:15am - "1928: Rodeph Shalom and the Architecture of Modern Philadelphia" with Michael Hauptman, RS President
 

Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00pm– "City Walls, Gates, and Highways: The Boundaries and Breaches of American Jewish Urbanism" with Dr. Lila Corwin Berman, adult education speaker, Director of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History; This program is sponsored by the Broder family.