Week of Events
At Berkman Mercaz Limud (“learning center”) we foster a sense of love and joy engaging with being Jewish. Building friendships and helping our students feel connected to one another as part of a shared community is foundational and essential to all our programs. To enrich that engagement, we impart Jewish knowledge across a wide spectrum […]
Let There Be Laughter, 10:30 to 11:30 AM at RS Jerry Silverman They say Jews have the best sense of humor, so come and prove it. Bring your favorite stories or jokes. Even if you have nothing funny to share, you can still attend and spend an hour laughing. Jokes will be provided for the […]
Days of Learning: American Jews: Are We In or Out – A Unique Tour of The Weitzman’s Special Exhibits
American Jews: Are We In or Out - A Unique Tour of The Weitzman’s Special Exhibits, 2:00 to 3:30 PM at the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History Resa Levinson Join us at the newly reopened Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History to engage with our docent and fellow congregants as we discuss […]
Join us as we learn and play Mah Jongg on-line using the Real Mah Jongg App. All levels are welcome. Join Zoom here. Please contact Andi Shuster for more information.
Israel at 75: One Family's Story, 10:30 to 11:30 AM at RS & online Fred Strober A member of a family that settled in Jerusalem in 1809, Fred Strober will recount his family’s experience in Israel, focusing on its religious, cultural, political, and civic contributions over more than two centuries. Learn about life in Jerusalem […]
The Secret Chord that Pleased the Lord: A Concert-Lecture on Musical Instruments of the Psalms, 2:00 to 3:30 PM at RS & online Adam Grode Please join us for a musical adventure exploring the traditional instruments mentioned in our sacred songs. Adam will provide an historical and archaeological overview alongside live demonstrations of several surviving musical […]
Come build queer CommUNITY at Torah Queeries: Nosh and Drash. Join pRiSm on the first Tuesday of every month, starting November 1! Please bring your own dinner, and we will eat together as a community at 6:00 PM, followed by discussion with the Rabbi at 7:00 PM. And, you can join us either for dinner […]
Breaking Bread on Broad (BBoB) now provides food, diapers, and feminine hygiene supplies to up to one hundred families in need each Wednesday morning outside our Green Street entrance. BBoB partners with a variety of Philadelphia non-profits and our own RS members to obtain and distribute these necessary items. We fulfill our RS mission to […]
The REAL Story of Hanukkah, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at RS & online Rabbi Eli Freedman Join Rabbi Freedman to learn about the political underpinnings of the Maccabean revolt, the clash of Greek vs. Jewish culture, and the rabbinic take on the holiday vs. the historical Book of Maccabees. Bagels, schmear, and beverages provided. […]
God's Cupboard: Modern Synagogue Ark Design, 2:00 to 3:30 PM at RS & online Michael Hauptman and Rabbi Jill Maderer Despite the many laws governing Jewish prayer and traditions, the objects themselves that are used as part of these rituals express an almost limitless creativity. This session explores the vast variations in the three basic types […]
Join RS Morocco travelers as they recount their experience visiting a Muslim country as Jews. Learn about Morocco's rich history of Judaism, key takeaways, and how Muslims and Jews coexisted there for centuries. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A open to all who attend. At RS and online.
Help cook and deliver meals for our member families in the midst of personal transitions such as surgeries, illness, or births. Click here to register to help prepare or deliver meals. Questions? Contact Cheryl Dougherty.
Join together for a morning Minyan. Click here for the Zoom link. Open to all. Contact Tomas Isakowitz for information.
Philly Overlooked: Surprises in Plain View, 9:45 to 10:45 AM at RS & online Cara Schneider Bongiorno Join us for a presentation on intriguing but little-known Philadelphia history in a conversational and interactive format. The class will focus on historic people, places, and events you’re probably familiar with, while sharing overlooked aspects of their stories […]
Five Books of Jewish Music, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at RS & online Lou Bernstein, Jon Broder, Melissa Broder, Cantor Bradley Hyman Take a tour with our talented musicians through the best of their previous Days of Learning musical offerings with a sampling of Jewish Singer-songwriters, Jews on Broadway, Jews in the Movies, Jews […]
Latke/Vodka Hanukkah Celebration Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. Isn't it time to get together with friends again? Enjoy dinner, featuring latkes and a signature vodka drink, and discover the history of the Rodeph Shalom Torahs. Your participation helps support our philanthropic year. Attendance included for our patrons. Price and registration information, including how to […]
Modigliani Up Close at the Barnes, 10:30 to 11:30 AM tour; 12:00 to 1:00 PM lunch & discussion Mel Seligsohn Our tour will explore Amedeo Modigliani’s working methods and materials. New scholarship by specialists across Europe and the Americans informs a detailed investigation of the artist’s unique style, casting new light on his practice, in an […]
Please join us each Friday evening from 4:30-5:30pm for Jewish mindfulness meditation. Our practice includes awareness of breath and body (yoga) to help us welcome Shabbat in the spirit of shalom. Come anytime. Beginners welcome. Join Zoom Meeting
Join together for an uplifting and transformative worship service that attracts the diverse population within Rodeph Shalom, a service which is participatory, warm, inclusive, welcoming, spiritual and meaningful, which helps everyone connect with each other, with the soul of Jewish prayer, and with God. If you would like to access services virtually, click here to […]