Berkman Mercaz Limud Aged Families
Roll out of bed and come to RS in your pajamas for some pancakes.
We will be collecting ingredients the week before (Sunday, February 4). Contact Mark Levenstien ([email protected]) for more information, including food allergies.
Martin Luther King Jr. championed not only racial justice but also economic justice. Echoing the words of the prophets that Reform Judaism also holds dear, he left a legacy of striving to make the world a better place by alleviating poverty and economic injustice.
In honor of MLK Day, help organize and package donations for Our Closet – Powered by Jewish Family Children Services.
Collection Times: late November – MLK Day. Keep an eye out for the collection bin when entering the building.
What to Donate: new underwear & new SPORT bras, tampons, sanitary napkins, razors, shampoo & conditioner, body wash, shaving cream, and moisturizer.
For questions about this project, contact Julia Engel
In celebration of the installation of Rabbi Jill Maderer, as our new senior rabbi, Families with Young Children, Berkman Mercaz Limud/Confirmation Academy, and Buerger Early Learning Center families are invited to a pizza and lemonade party before the Shabbat service. $10 Adult / $5 Child. RSVP, by clicking here.
Enjoy a Spiel featuring clergy and Megillah Reading with Berkman Mercaz Limud/Confirmation Academy students. There will be food, music, games, and prizes at the Purim Carnival. Bring a box of pasta as a grogger, which will then be donated to Philabundance.
Join us for the opportunity to meet Berkman Mercaz Limud new Youth Education Director, Jenniger James at the home of Michael and Kate Riccardi. RSVP here.
I you are unable to attend this day there will be another parent reception held on Wednesday, August 9 from 5:00-7:00pm. Location is TBD.
Join in a mitzvah project where we will make mishloach manot (Purim gift bags) to send to families at Perelman Jewish Day School and the Katz JCC.
Pizza will be served for lunch.
Designed for parents with children: Please join Rabbi Maderer and Fran Martin, Ph.D. to learn how to discuss anti-Semitism with your children.
Roll out of bed and come straight to RS in your pajamas for some pancake fun before BML.
RSVP and potluck signup at http://www.PerfectPotluck.com/meals.php?t=KNSM9391
or http://www.PerfectPotluck.com Last Name: Levenstien Password: pancake
Contact Mark Levenstien ([email protected])
Everyone will start out in the sanctuary at 9:30 to listen to the clergy read the Megillah (scroll of Esther) and explain the story within. Please feel free to bring little brothers and sisters to this service. It is the custom to be very loud and silly, and it always features a creative reenactment of the Purim story starring the clergy (and I usually get to participate too!). When we hear Haman’s name, we boo and shake our groggers.
The RS Youth Theater spring production will be Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! This will be our fourth annual production in partnership with MacGuffin Theater and Film Co.
One great opportunity is for the whole family to attend the Rodeph Shalom Martin Luther King, Jr. Mitzvah Day together. This event will take place from 9:30 am until approximately 12pm on January 15th, right here at RS. Because the whole morning will consist of putting Jewish teachings into action, it takes the place of our regular Berkman Mercaz Limud session.
RS Youth Theater's Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This will be our fourth annual production with MacGuffin Teater and Film Co.
We are collecting used clothing for Our Closet powered by JFCS, a non-profit that provides free clothing to Philadelpians.
Please donate gently used clothing in any size or style in the donation box either in the lobby or at the bottom of the limestone steps. BML students will sort and bundle the donations for Our Closet as part of our MLK Mitzvah Day on January 15, 2017. Please contact [email protected] with questions.
Join us on December 17th at 6:30 PM for a sleepover at our synagogue! We will have dinner, Chanukah themed activities, a movie with yummy movie snacks and breakfast! Pick up on Sunday is 8:15am.
This event is open to any 9th-12th graders in NFTY-PAR. Please RSVP
Learn to blow the shofar
Shofar lessons with Rabbi Eli Freedman will be offered to all ages on Sunday
September 25 at 12:30pm in the Sanctuary.
Shofars are currently 50%
off in the RS gift shop, thanks to the Men of RS!
At the end of the concluding service on Yom Kippur on Wednesday, October 12, congregants of all
ages are invited to participate in the "Great Blast of Shofars." Bring your shofar and help us create a beautiful sound.