Join the celebration as we sing some of our favorite holiday songs and eat special treats with Rabbi Eli Freedman. The sing-along is free, but if you want to enjoy the play space, fees apply, $13/first child, $7/sibling. RSVP online. Questions? Contact Alicia Broudy at [email protected].
Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.
Susan Gross, RS member, former teacher and widow, leads discussions for members and their friends who are ready to rebuild and take control of their future.
For more information about The W Connection please go to www.wconnection.org.
If you are interested in coming to a group meeting, contact Catherine Fischer or Susan Gross ([email protected]).
Hear from Cantor Barbara Ostfeld, the first ordained female cantor and author of the memoir, Catbird: The Ballad of Barbi Prim. Sponsored by RS Women and ReadRS.
This book, by Rabbi Andrea L. Weiss and Lisa Weinberger, is a collection of letters and essays from a wide range of scholars following the 2016 presidential election and during the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. Hear the panel's views on this diverse and empowering work. Sponsored by the Behrend Lecture Fund.
Explore Morocco’s rich and inspiring Jewish heritage. Departing November 8, 2020, this trip includes an optional four days at the end of the tour in Tunisia.
To see a full itinerary, click here. Please note that airfare is not included in the cost of the trip.
Curious? Attend an information session on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00pm. Contact Betsy and Bob Fiebach for information.
NAMI Family Support Group
from 7-8:30 pm
Chair: Betsy Fiebach ([email protected])
This is a free, monthly meeting of caregiving of individuals with mental illness where family members can talk about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom.
For caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Led by trained NAMI volunteer facilitators. This group will meet on the second & fourth Tuesdays of each month.
ALL GROUPS MEET WITH STRICT ADHERENCE TO CONFIDENTIALITY AND ANONYMITY.
Mix and mingle with old and new friends while enjoying a slice, a sweet, and a sip! We will provide the pizza and we ask everyone to bring a dessert to share and wine or the spirits of your choice. $5 per person at the door. RSVP to Patsy Herman and let her know what you are bringing. All are welcome and we hope to see you on this special Shabbat!
Inspired by the book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Timeless Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel PhD, Rabbi Jill Maderer will discuss the Jewish tradition's guidance for raising self-reliant children. RSVP to Candice Nemoff
Designed for children ages six and under, pack food boxes for families who are clients of the Jewish Relief Agency. RSVP to Alicia Broudy.
If you are unable to attend, we will be collecting items such as new and gently worn children's clothes, books and toys for JRA's partner organization, Cradles to Crayons, during school hours and Tot Shabbat on November 16
In the spirit of renewal in this New Year, we invite you to join us for a discussion making pRiSm a dynamic inclusive Connection Group that directly addresses your needs. We will have facilitators available to promote our discussion. RSVP to Alicia Broudy.
Our Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art docents will offer 45-minute tours of various parts of the 1928 building. Congregants are guaranteed to learn surprising history, architectural lessons, and fun facts.
Tours will be given on the first Friday of every month starting November 1 at 5:00pm from the Levitt Gershman Lobby on Green Street.
Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, will lead a Sunday Seminar about Israel as part of the Scholar-in-Residence weekend sponsored by the Joseph W. Rosenbluth Fund. For more information on Rabbi Yoffie, as well as his posts, articles, and videos, visit ericyoffie.com.
Please join us in honoring and celebrating all of our 44 presidents—the women and men who have been stewards of and have led our beloved congregation for the last 224 years. To participate in this milestone, RSVP at bit.ly/legacycelebrations.
5:00pm: Special presentation about our past presidents
6:00pm: Reception, music, and supper (party attire)
Please join the RS Women's Suffrage Project and Rabbi Maderer at its first official meeting on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00pm.
Inspired by the world today, and led by clergy, instrumentalists, and Makheilah: The RS Choir, this multigenerational service encourages participation through its modern, accessible music.
LawyeRS, our newest Connection Group, invites all congregants and guests to join us on Monday, October 7, at any or all three events, two of which relate to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka Notorious RBG).
For further information, contact Carl Schneider (267-514- 6336).
Please join us for a discussion on what it is like to treat victims of gun violence from nationally-known trauma surgeon Dr. Amy Goldberg. Scott Charles, who has been working to reduce youth violence since 1988, will enlighten us about the programs that he and Dr. Goldberg have developed in collaboration with other Temple doctors and staff to prevent gun violence. RS congregant Doug Rosenblum will also give an update on the Do Not Stand Idly By Task Force and its upcoming initiatives.
For more information, contact Doug Rosenblum.
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.
Sukkot Sing along
Sunday, October 13 at 4:00pm at Cianfrani Park Sukkah at 8th and Fitzwater.
Join Rabbi Freedman and his ukulele for a Sukkot Sing along (for ages 5 and under). RSVP here in advance. Questions? Contact Alicia Broudy.
Hear from Rebecca Strober, who grew up at RS, and congregant Nathan Hersh, Israeli Defense Force (IDF) veterans and part of a group called Breaking the Silence, which records testimonies from the perspectives of the soldiers about the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. Thank you to Fred Strober & Beth Ann Robinson for sponsoring the reception following the discussion. RSVP to Candice Nemoff.
Rabbi Emeritus Bill Kuhn will lead our book club, ReadRS, in a discussion of acclaimed American-Israeli author Daniel Gordis’ book, We Stand Divided. Open to members and prospective members.