Explore the lines that divide and connect us, in conversation with intellectuals, writers, experts, and activists who are working to build a just and equal world that values Broad Perspectives. Co-partnered with Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. Register here.
Days of Learning
This is a program of classes taught by congregants for congregants. Our next series of classes will be in February 2024. Contact Ellen Poster.
Introduction to Judaism
Tuesdays, January 23-April 16 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
If you are an interfaith couple, considering converting to Judaism, or Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, Introduction to Judaism is perfect for you. Taught by Rodeph Shalom clergy, Introduction to Judaism is designed to provide students with a foundation of the Jewish faith, culture, people and history, from a Reform perspective. Topics include Shabbat, The Life Cycle: Birth, B’nai Mitzvah, Conversion, Wedding, Death, Mourning, Afterlife, Jewish Holidays, Jewish History, Prayers & Blessings, and more. Registration is required. Please pass along this information for anyone you know who may be interested in this course. Free for RS members; $180/non-members. Click here to view the syllabus. Click here to register. Contact Steven Share for information.
Israel ConnectRS Speaker Series
Sunday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Join us for brunch and conversation with Sigal Kanotopsky, Northeast Regional Director of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Kanotopsky, the first Ethiopian Jew to serve in this capacity, will share her compelling story and speak about Israel’s Ethiopian Jewish community. Contact Lynn Edelman.
Jewish Meditation Group
Please join us each Friday evening from 4:30-5:30pm for Jewish mindfulness meditation. Our practice includes awareness of breath and body (yoga) to help us welcome Shabbat in the spirit of shalom. Come anytime. Beginners welcome. Join Zoom Meeting
Learn how to play Mah Jongg on Sunday mornings at RS at 10:30 a.m. or online on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Please contact Andi Shuster for more information.
If you enjoy reading and discussing books of Jewish interest, then ReadRS is for you. ReadRS meets bimonthly for discussions of books chosen either by RS staff or group members.
RS Women Rosh Chodesh New Moon Gathering
In Judaism, each new moon ushers in a new Jewish month, Rosh Chodesh. RS Women invites you to participate in this meaningful minhag (custom). Contact Ellen Poster.
Taste of Judaism
Designed for those who would like to learn about the foundations of Judaism or for those who may be searching for an entryway into Jewish life, this course explores Jewish perspectives on spirituality, values, and community. The class will be led by Rodeph Shalom clergy. Contact Steven Share for information.
Come build queer commUNITY at Torah Queeries. Please join pRiSm as we welcome RRC Student, Sai Koros. 6:30 we gather for dinner (you are welcome to bring your own or pizza is provided) and at 7 we begin our discussion. Register here.
Held weekly from 9:15-10:30am, this is the cornerstone of our learning. We discuss the weekly Torah portions and have a lively conversation as we relate this ancient text to our daily lives. No previous Torah study or knowledge of Hebrew needed. Attend once, once in a while, or every week. To access the weekly portion digitally, click here. To purchase a hard copy of the plaut Torah commentary or women’s commentary, click here. Join Torah Study
NEW! Torah Study Pilot Program
Saturdays, November 25 and December 16 at 9:15 a.m. at RS and Zoom
Our Torah Study group has the honor of piloting a developing Reform Movement translation of the Torah! We will study using the new translation, which will require more time than a usual Torah Study. On these mornings, we will not offer a Shabbat morning service; instead there will be an extended Torah Study which will conclude with Mourner’s Kaddish at 11:30 a.m. Join Zoom here.