Men of RS

Men of RS focus on Social Activism and recreational events that are both entertaining and engaging. We meet monthly for dinner either at RS or at local restaurants. Our goals are simply to create opportunities to share good food and conversation with men of varied ages and backgrounds; fostering social relationships in order to strengthen the bonds of friendship and community within our Synagogue. You will find us as Shabbat Greeters, as regular sponsors of our Sunday Morning Nosh, as well as the yearly building of the outdoor Sukkah.

Chair: Joel Root ([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)

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 8:30am

Join Men of RS and RS Women on a trip to the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC
All members and prospective members welcome
The bus will depart the synagogue parking lot promptly at 8:30 am
The bus will leave Washington, DC by 5:00 pm to arrive at RS by 8:00 pm

Depart RS by 8:30 am
Lunch at the US Holocaust Museum 11:30 am
Museum visit 12:30 to 4:45
Depart Museum parking lot at 5 pm.
Arrive at RS by 8:00 pm.

$45 (includes bus, admission, tour and tips)
$55 (includes bus, admission, lunch, tour and tips)
$60 (includes bus, admission, kosher lunch, tour and tips)

The trip is hosted by RS Women and Men of RS.
Contact Caren Schiffman (215.990.0618) or [email protected]
Or Michael Hess (314.650.1530) or [email protected]
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RSVP with full payment with lunch preference* to Catherine Fischer at RS by April 15, 2017.
* Please make checks payable to Congregation Rodeph Shalom and sent to Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123, Attention Catherine Fischer.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

All are welcome to help shop, cook, bake, and/or deliver meals to congregants who can't get to RS easily due to health, recent birth, or mourning a loss.  Meals are prepared on the second Wednesday of each month from 5-7 PM in the RS kitchen.
Kitchen Lead: Cheryl Dougherty

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00pm