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.

Immigration Task Force

Join us as we work to support refugee and immigration justice in our city and beyond. Contact Susan Behr ( or Fran Martin ( for information. 

Collection Drive for HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)

Please go to the HIAS PA Target registry, to find items of need right now, including everything from diapers to baby carriers, which are particularly needed.  It’s easy — when you check out, click the box to send the items you select directly to HIAS PA. No need to shop and shlep!  Also, send a gift card with your name and address to receive a receipt and a thank you.  Let them know you are from RS. Your gifts are appreciated!