The W Connection

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]).

Informational Meeting for Morocco Trip with Rabbi Maderer

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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Group Meeting

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.


RS Building Tours

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.

RSVP here.

Sunday Seminar on "Challenging Political Conversations about Israel" with Rabbi Eric Yoffie

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.


Celebrating Our Presidents: Rodeph Shalom and the Legacy of Leadership

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)


"On the Front Lines of Gun Violence"

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.

Mitzvah Meals

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.

Register here

Testimonials from Israeli Soldiers: A Panel with Breaking the Silence

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.


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