This Shabbat’s Profound Moment

This Shabbat, we continue our Understanding Profound Moments  series with Michael Hauptman’s presentation and Rabbi Freedman’s teaching.  Please join us tonight at 5:30pm for pre-oneg and blessings and 6:00pm for the service. Thank you to all who have already presented!  Last week, Fred Strober shared a beautiful moment that he experienced...

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Understanding Profound Moments of Love

Last Shabbat, our congregant Ellen Kraftsow-Kogan offered a beautiful presentation on “Understanding Profound Moments.” Her focus on love was inspiring and provoked a lot of thought and conversation, both during the service and afterwards; we invite you to continue the discussion with comments here. Join us to celebrate Shabbat this coming Friday,...

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Understanding Profound Moments this Shabbat at RS

Insipired by our congregation’s Visioning Initiative, the summer’s series of Shabbat evenings will focus on understanding profound moments.  On each Friday evening from July 1 through September 2, a story from the life of one of our congregants will serve as a thought-provoking start to a rabbi-led discussion about how...

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RS on Facebook

Join our RS Facebook page and check out all the recent photos! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Congregation-Rodeph-Shalom/177135188981014?ref=ts&sk=wall

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V’Achalta, V’Savata, u’Verachata: You shall eat, you shall be satisfied and you shall bless God.

V’Achalta, V’Savata, u’Verachata You shall eat, you shall be satisfied and you shall bless God. —Birkat HaMazon, the traditional Jewish blessing after the meal. Jewish meals unite us—whether it’s a Passover Seder at home or a Shabbat dinner here at Rodeph Shalom. Food, rituals around food, distinctions about what’s “kosher”...

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Passover Celebrations and Haggadah Recommendations

Purim has come and gone.  That means Pesach is coming!  Here are some ideas for your preparation and celebration. Join RS for the Multi-Generational 2nd Night Seder on Tues., April 19, 5:30 pm! Join us for the Passover Shabbat and Festival Service (includes Yizkor) Saturday, April 23 at 10:45am! And...

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Visioning Initiative Weekend: Continue the Conversation

Our Visioning Initiative Weekend with Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman (click here for Friday’s sermon) provided a meaningful and scholarly foundation for our community to immerse in profound conversations that will transform and deepen the relationships we share.   To engage in the Visioning Initiative, comment on what you experienced this weekend (thoughts to...

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Visioning Initiative

We Invite You to Participate in Rodeph Shalom’s Visioning Initiative The leadership of Rodeph Shalom, along with synagogue transformation expert Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman, has been engaged in conversations about what we envision for our congregation in the future. We would like for every RS individual or family to participate in...

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Israel Conversations: Does Israel Still Have a Pioneering Spirit?

At Israel Conversations last Shabbat, our congregation’s president Fred Strober discussed Israel’s pioneering spirit, and referenced the book, Start- Up Nation, by Dan Senor and Saul Singer .  His group explored whether Israel still has the pioneering spirit we associate with the days following the creation of the State.  They talked...

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Israel Conversations: Zionism Then and Now

At Israel Conversations last Shabbat, Rabbi Howard Bogot lead the discussion, “Zionism Then and Now.”  The group discussed many different definitions of Zionism and found the following statements most resonated with their own feelings.  Have a look and then comment or share your own statement about Zionism.

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