Holidays

RS Women Spring Presentation: A Passover Workshop

All adults are invited to join in this Passover Workshop at RS. Visit multiple stations focusing on Passover rites and traditions, the Passover meal, Haggadot, and how best to engage children at the seder.

Here’s more on what awaits you at the stations:

Food Fabulous Food: The Passover Feast (Ruth Yaskin) – Your meal can be a feast of traditional dishes or a mosaic of foods from other countries and cultures. Come explore the options!

Community Shabbat Dinner Celebrating Sukkot

Join us in the sukkah on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm for great food and klezmer music. BYOB.

Co-sponsored by Connection Groups: BoomRS, DiveRSity, Men of RS, pRiSm, and Young Friends

$30/adult member; $35/adult non-member; $10/child (12 and under); Free for 3 and under by September 20

After September 20, $35/adult member; $40/adult non-member; $10/child (12 and under); Free for 3 and under by September 20

RSVP here

Simchat Torah Celebration

On Simchat Torah we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah and affirm Torah as one of the pillars on which we build our lives. Sing and dance to joyful Klezmer tunes . This celebration includes Berkman Mercaz Limud (Religious School) Consecraction ceremony. 

 

Yom Kippur Meditation Study

The session will be led by Ben-Zion Friedman, who will discuss the science behind the benefits of meditation. Ellen Poster will show how Jonah’s ordeal in the belly of the beast may be interpreted as a meditation on personal transformation, and Mel 'Moshe' Seligsohn will lead a guided practice. The curious and the experienced are welcome.

Selichot Service

Join us for the start of the High Holy Days for an evening of reflective prayer at a Selichot Service at 8:00pm.

For our intimate and contemplative service, we invite congregants to bring a brief reading, poem or prayer to share out loud (under 200 words). Something from Jewish tradition, general spiritual tradition, or from your own heart, that would help prepare us for the High Holy Days, is welcome (but nothing is required).

Community Ceremony for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs

Community Ceremony for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs
Sunday, April 15 at 1:00pm at Rodeph Shalom

The Annual Memorial Ceremony for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs is Philadelphia’s largest communal commemoration of Yom HaShoah that honors both the survivors as well as the memory of the victims. The program features civic, community and religious leaders, music, readings and the traditional Yizkor prayers.  

For more information, contact Beth Razin (215-832-0536).

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