BoomRS are those who are Boomer Generation and those on the cusp, not so much an age as a mindset, getting together to take advantage of Center City life, events and activities, as well as social, spiritual and educational opportunities at RS. Singles and couples welcome.

Chair: Linda Karp Rudow ([email protected])

BoomRS In Transition
Read Fran Martin's article on the RJ Blog
Fran Martin's article was  published in a new URJ resource Moving to the Leading Edge: A URJ REsource and Discussion Guide to Move YOur Congregation Forward.  Mazel tov, Fran! This is great.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 1:00pm

Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon - bring your unwanted, "like new" accessories to exchange with other members. Enjoy a nosh and a glass of wine and "shop" for treasures.
Check out your closet for handbags, scarves, jewelry and belts that you no longer wear that is in good shape and bring it to RS to exchange with other members.  We will also have a rack of brand new, tags on clothing that you can bring and exchange also.
Community Room at The Symphony House, 440 South Broad Street
Free of Charge - RSVP to [email protected]

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 10:15am

We will explore the power of meaning in our lives: how Judaism helps us search for our purpose in life and adds fulfillment and joy as we grow older.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 11:15am

RS comes together to design and make a unique and dynamic work of art with congregant and artist, Fred Kogan

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 5:30pm

Purim Cocktail Party & Megillah Reading
Join your friends for a festive celebration ~ Costumes and masks welcome

6 PM Light Food & Spirits, Shalach Manot & Matanot L’Evyonim and Entertainment

Shalach Manot: Help us assemble gifts for congregants who can’t get to RS easily (BoomRS sponsor)
Matanot L’Evyonim: Help us assemble items for HIAS (help welcome refugees in Philadelphia)
Please bring (all items must be new):
laundry detergent (no bleach)
dish soap
toilet paper
bath soap
diapers (size 4)
kids toys (age appropriate for 4 year old and 10 months old)

Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.  BYOB and  BrewRS will provide beer

7 PM Megillah Reading & Spiel

Entertainment with selections from Esther: A Persian Musical
(a Hamilton parody of the Purim story)


If you plan to bring an appetizer or dessert, let us know what you will be bringing.
For more information: Catherine Fischer (215-627-6747 x246, [email protected])
Chairs: Carole Wilder, Eric Dickstein and Lauren Jacobson Dickstein

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 11:15am

RS comes together to design and make a unique and dynamic work of art with congregant and artist, Fred Kogan

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 11:30am

Help us connect with every member household
Join the ConnectRS team and help us do a mitzvah!  We're looking for congregants to give us an hour or two of time (or as long as you can), to bring your cell phone and make phone calls to current RS members. We call every member household to wish them a Happy Passover on behalf of RS and check in. No soliciting - no big commitment - just friends, fun and food (lunch will be provided).  Many ConnectRS have come back each year to help us make calls because it feels good to connect with other members and do this important outreach work on behalf of RS.
Co-chaired by Linda Karp Rudow & Cheryl Dougherty. With special thanks to Mary Ellen Schneider for all her help.
RSVP: Catherine Fischer ([email protected], 215-627-6747 x246)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Life (Re)Imagined
Where are you? What is your next move?
Life Re-imagined is a new way of thinking about exploring and deciding what’s next in your life. 
Developed by AARP in partnership with leading experts and researchers in the field of life transitions, it includes a variety of resources to help you as you move towards retirement, or other life transitions.
The Life Reimagined Checkup is a local experience, led by a trained AARP volunteer facilitator, that can help you understand where you are in life, think about your next moves, and learn about the resources that are available to help you on your journey.
Bring a snack or dessert to share.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Catherine Fischer ([email protected]) or Linda Karp Rudow ([email protected])