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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

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"Finding Jenn's Voice" Screening

Join Moms Demand Action for Gun Session in America and host Congregation Rodeph Shalom for a screening of Finding Jenn’s Voice, a documentary film that looks beyond the black eyes to identity abusive relationships and reveal the risks of homicide during pregnancy. Screening will be followed by a discussion panel, including filmmaker and social worker Tracey Schott, survivors, and gun violence prevention advocates. We hope to bring attention to the intersection between gun violence and intimate partner violence during Domestic Violence awareness month.

ReadRS

ReadRS  next book  selection  is  Levittown  by  David  Kushner
Levittown  is  the story  of  the  first  African-American  family  to  move  into  an  iconic  Pennsylvania  suburb  60  years  ago. It  is  the  true  story  of  ordinary  people  taking  an  extraordinary  stand.

Beer Brewing

Come join fellow congregants and members of various connection groups to make RS beer that will be ready for Sukkot! We'll be in the RS kitchen, if you're interested in how to brew but don't know where to start, have limited experience, or you yourself are a master brewer, stop by for a few minutes or stay the entire time. All of the equipment and ingredients will be taken care of. All you need to do is bring a willingness to learn, lend a helping hand, and have engaging conversation. Cheers!

ReadRS

All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir by Shulem Deen. Discussion led by Cantor Frankel
Open to all members and prospective members, ReadRS is an opportunity to connect with each other and share ideas through lively discussions of books over wine, cheese, and other nibbles.  Join in and help us select books of  interest you would like to read -- fiction or non-fiction, serious or humorous, controversial or not -- that not only provide "a good read" but also help us explore the meaning and experience of being Jewish, past or present, in America and around the world. 

ReadRS

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
Open to all members and prospective members, ReadRS is an opportunity to connect with each other and share ideas through lively discussions of books over wine, cheese, and other nibbles.  Join in and help us select books of  interest you would like to read -- fiction or non-fiction, serious or humorous, controversial or not -- that not only provide "a good read" but also help us explore the meaning and experience of being Jewish, past or present, in America and around the world. 

ReadRS

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer, discussion led by Rabbi Bill Kuhn
Open to all members and prospective members, ReadRS is an opportunity to connect with each other and share ideas through lively discussions of books over wine, cheese, and other nibbles.  Join in and help us select books of  interest you would like to read -- fiction or non-fiction, serious or humorous, controversial or not -- that not only provide "a good read" but also help us explore the meaning and experience of being Jewish, past or  present, in America and around the world. 

The Long, Winding and Creative Road: A Jewish Values Foundation for Our Aging with Rabbi Richard Address

Rabbi Address will examine the creative aspects of aging being experienced by Baby Boomers. In addition, Rabbi Address will also place this revolution in aging within the context of sacred texts from our traditions that have guided such life passages as care-giving, end of life issues and new rituals.

Adult Purim Party

Purim Cocktail Party & Megillah Reading
Join your friends for a festive celebration ~ Costumes and masks welcome
6pm 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
shampoo

3rd Annual Biblical Brew Off

3rd Annual Biblical Brew Off
Philadelphia’s premiere religious homebrewing competition!
It’s the “Angli-cans” vs the “He-brews” in a homebrew battle for charity!! Watch the brewers of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and Congregation Rodeph Shalom battle it out for charity one more time!  This year Team Moses and Team Jesus will be joined by the ladies of Team Eve as they vie for the crown.

Movie Group

"Labyrinth of Lies" 
Wednesday, November 11th at 4 PM
We will gather from 3:30pm on in the lobby of the Ritz East on 2nd Street.
Please look for Ben Zion Friedman in the lobby.
After the movie, those who want dinner nearby can decide on a restaurant.

TasteRS

Congregation Rodeph Shalom’s eleventh annual harvest fundraiser, TasteRS on Broad, is gearing up for November 1, 2015.
TasteRS on Broad promises to be a great evening: Philadelphia’s premier restaurants will again provide delectable fare and beverages. The live and silent auctions will turn up the heat. Last year’s event was a smashing success — over 320 guests attended; 19 restaurants, and over 70 vendors and retailers participated.
This year's restaurants include:
Candy Creations
Cantina Dos Segundos
Continental Mid-town
Essen

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