Immersed in Jewish time  ◆  Guided by enduring values  ◆  Compelled to moral action
We create profound connections


Building our endowment through Keren Or: Ray of Light will ensure the stability, sustainability, and the future of our beloved RS – as well as the future of Reform Judaism in Philadelphia – and we need your support.

We are looking to each member of our community to join in and contribute to this Campaign so that Rodeph Shalom remains vibrant, enduring, and relevant for generations to come - a Ray of Light in Philadelphia and to the future of the Jewish people.

As the eternal light from our sanctuary radiates into the world, the Keren Or: Ray of Light from the outdoors inspires us in our sacred space. 

About the Campaign

The vision of Keren Or mirrors the vision of our Congregation – immersed in Jewish time, guided by enduring  values, compelled to moral action, we create profound connections. This is deeply meaningful to us and  inspires the work we do every day. The path to our vision centers on five Congregational priorities, which are caring community, social justice, outreach, sacred space, and education. Click here to read our Campaign Pillars.

Click on the image to hear from fellow congregants and campaign leaders about this essential campaign. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about why growing the Rodeph Shalom endowment is so important? Click here.

Campaign Cabinet

Susan K. Klehr, Campaign Chair

Henry B. Bernstein, President

Bonnie Brier

Jonathan Broder

Charles I. Ellis

Michael I. Hauptman

Jennifer L. King

Andrea R. Kramer

Ellen B. Simon

Frederick D. Strober

Contact Us

For further information about Keren Or, including different ways to support the Campaign and multi-year payment options, please contact Noah Levine at