Worship

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat is a time for babies, tots and preschoolers and their families to gather for singing, dancing and storytelling. The "service" is led by our rabbis and cantor and is followed by an animal cracker and challah oneg.

Yizkor/Neilah Service in Sanctuary, followed by Break-the-Fast

At the end of the Concluding Service on Yom Kippur, congregants of all ages are invited to participate in the “Great Blast of Shofars.” Bring your shofar and help us create a beautiful sound.  

Follwing the service, congregants are invited to gather in the Teller Auditorium to Break-the-Fast. Thank you to the Jamison Fund for sponsoring Break-the-Fast. 

Meditation Study

Meditation as Prayer: The Sanctity of Silence

Ben-Zion Friedman, retired doctor, will discuss some of the medical aspects of meditation; Gayle “Malka” Miester will relate it to the Yom Kippur readings; and Mel “Moshe” Seligsohn will lead a guided mediation, followed by a discussion.  Beginners, experienced, and the curious are welcomed.

Yom Kippur Classical Service

The Reform Movement’s new High Holy Day Prayer Book, Mishkan Hanefesh, embraces the rich liturgical voices of the Jewish past and the aspirations of our people today. We will be using it for both the Classical and Contemporary Services throughout the High Holy Days.

Classical Services: Inspired by majestic music and Rodeph Shalom’s history, these services are led by our clergy, organist and professional choir.

American Sign Language interpreter provided during service. 

Kol Nidre Classical Service

The Reform Movement’s new High Holy Day Prayer Book, Mishkan Hanefesh, embraces the rich liturgical voices of the Jewish past and the aspirations of our people today. We will be using it for both the Classical and Contemporary Services throughout the High Holy Days.

Classical Services: Inspired by majestic music and Rodeph Shalom’s history, these services are led by our clergy, organist and professional choir.

American Sign Language interpreter provided during service. 

Selichot Study Session

Join us for Selichot Study Session, The Art of Prayer, with our Selichot Liturgist-in-Residence, Alden Solovy. We will discuss and deepen our understanding of prayer – with an emphasis on the modern meanings of repentance – using Alden’s innovative “Conceptual Map of Prayer.” Followed by Selichot Service at 9:30pm.

Tashlich Ceremony

At the Fairmount Water Works Gazebo (640 Waterworks Drive) Following Rosh Hashanah Services.


Tashlich is a ceremony of casting breadcrumbs into moving waters, symbolically casting away one’s sins or wrongdoings from the past year to improve ourselves, and move forward in our lives.

 

Rosh Hashanah Classical Service

The Reform Movement’s new High Holy Day Prayer Book, Mishkan Hanefesh, embraces the rich liturgical voices of the Jewish past and the aspirations of our people today. We will be using it for both the Classical and Contemporary Services throughout the High Holy Days.

Classical Services: Inspired by majestic music and the history of Rodeph Shalom, these services are led by our clergy, organist and professional choir.

*There is a sign language interpreter at this service.

 

Torah Study

The cornerstone of our learning is our Saturday morning Torah Study. We discuss the weekly Torah portion and have a lively and spirited conversation as we relate this ancient text to our daily lives.
No special training or prerequisite courses are necessary for you to attend. Neither is there an entrance requirement for the understanding of Torah. When we come to it in study, there are no barriers to keep us distant from our heritage.

Shabbat Morning Services

At the end of the week, we pause for Shabbat. We take a deep breath and try to understand the meaning of our lives. We come together and become a community who care for each other. Together, in times of joy, sorrow, and everyday, we hope to create spiritual encounter with self, community and God.

Reflecting the diversity of our membership, we have diversity in our prayer-life as well. We celebrate Shabbat with song, prayer and learning. Our Congregation seeks to provide prayer experiences to which each of us can connect.

Shabbat Evening Service

The vision of Congregation Rodeph Shalom is to offer the kind of Friday evening Shabbat worship service which will help create profound connections among all of our congregants. On Friday evenings we hope all of our congregation will come together to welcome Shabbat and to pray together, to support each other in times of need and in times of joy, to socialize together and to build a strong sense of community.

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat is a time for babies, tots and preschoolers and their families to gather for singing, dancing and storytelling. The "service" is led by our rabbis and cantor and is followed by an animal cracker and challah oneg.

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat is a time for babies, tots and preschoolers and their families to gather for singing, dancing and storytelling. The "service" is led by our rabbis and cantor and is followed by an animal cracker and challah oneg.

Shavuot Festival Service with Yizkor

Shavuot is the Hebrew word for “weeks” and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, which occurs seven weeks after Passover. Shavuot, like many other Jewish holidays, began as an ancient agricultural festival that marked the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. In ancient times, Shavuot was a pilgrimage festival during which Israelites brought crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem. Today, it is a celebration of Torah, education, and actively choosing to participate in Jewish life.

Shabbat Evening Service - Pray for Peace in Solidarity with the Multifaith Community

Join together for our Shabbat service. Multifaith community leaders and clergy are invited. Please bring your Multifaith friends and neighbors, as we pray that God will give us the strength and courage to build a world of peace from love. The service will be followed by an extended Oneg Shabbat where we will get to know our guests.

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat is a time for babies, tots and preschoolers and their families to gather for singing, dancing and storytelling. The "service" is led by our rabbis and cantor and is followed by an animal cracker and challah oneg.  Tot Shabbat is on Saturday mornings from 9:30am- 10:30am. 

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