In a broken world, we commit to be a voice of conscience and to engage in the work of social justice. From our doorstep to our neighborhood and beyond, we welcome the stranger and embrace our responsibility to connect with and learn from others.

As the only Reform synagogue in Center City, Rodeph Shalom has a responsibility to uphold the Jewish value of tikkun olam, repairing the world–in our neighborhood, in our city, in Israel, and in the world.

To learn more about our Social Justice initiatives, please contact Rabbi Freedman.

Rodeph Shalom Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

“If 30,000 Americans were dying in a war every year, we wouldn’t just stand idly by, we wouldn’t say, ‘This is what it means to be an American. This is the price we pay for being an American.’ We would have done something…It’s inexplicable, it’s inexcusable, it’s unacceptable.” –Rabbi Joel Mosbacher (donotstandidlyby.org).

Discuss ways in which Philadelphia can partner with the national Do Not Stand Idly By campaign to leverage purchasing power to expand gun reform. For more information or to join the conversation, contact Doug Rosenblum.

Philadelphia has joined with 142 other jurisdictions in the Do Not Stand Idly By Campaign! Click here to see Mayor Kenney’s signature on the commitment form.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00pm—Lt. Governor John Fetterman; 
Thursday, May 20 at 6:00pm—State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta

ttend these two important presentations with public officials who will share their differing points of view on this critical issue impacting the safety and prosperity of our city, state, and country.

Contact Doug Rosenblum for information. Register here.