RS in the URJ Resource Guide

Fran Martin’s article on Boomers at Rodeph Shalom was just published in URJ’s A Resource and Discussion Guide to Move Your Congregation Forward. Boomers in Transition: How Our Synagogue Meets the Needs of New Empty Nesters It had the makings of a perfect storm. In 2008, I joined Congregation Rodeph...

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Creating Profound Connections

The leadership at RS takes our tagline, “creating profound connections” seriously. With close to 1200 families we are compelled to think about how we are living up to this vision whether it be in our relationships with one another, the opportunities we create, the community we strive to build and/or how...

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RS Women’s Heart Health Symposium

The RS Women hosted a Heart Health Symposium on February 7. A panel of experts shared their insights and fielded our questions. Here is a summary of the panel: Rabbi Jill Maderer gave a spiritual welcome: No “shaming” here just support , education and advocacyJennifer Hudson Fight the Ladykiller–a powerful...

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The National Museum of American Jewish History is offering free admission to all visitors throughout the month of February. Thanks to the support of an anonymous donor, the Museum will welcome all visitors to explore more than 360 years of American Jewish history. Not only will visitors be able to...

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NMAJH Celebrates Freedom with Free February

The National Museum of American Jewish History is offering free admission to all visitors throughout the month of February. Thanks to the support of an anonymous donor, the Museum will welcome all visitors to explore more than 360 years of American Jewish history. Not only will visitors be able to...

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No Shame, Just Support: Heart Health with RS Women

     Are you one of those people who loves lists?  To-do lists that live on temporary post-it notes, or bucket lists that endure in your mind?      Many parts of the Torah involve lists: lists of names in the generations of the Israelite family, lists of materials and...

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Turning Fate into Destiny with A “Sabbath Lie”

Can you see what this image, created by Anya Ulinich (speaking Sunday at RS) depicts?  A woman dressed in a business suit riding a Shabbat candle-fueled challah! The picture serves as an illustration for Susan Pashman’s column in the Jewish Forward, “My Big Sabbath Lie–And the Joy It Brought. When Susan Pashman first...

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