Chairs:  Elaine Crane ( and Howard Green (

If you enjoy reading and discussing books of Jewish interest, then ReadRS is for you. ReadRS meets bimonthly for discussions of books chosen either by RS staff or group members. Here is our upcoming schedule:


In honor of the 75th anniversary of Israel's rebirth, some ReadRS selections will focus on Israel.

May 3 
Rabbi William Kuhn: Avi Jorisch, Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World        

This book tells the story of how this tiny country leverages its technology to better the lives of billions of people around the world.

Register here.

Early July:        TBD                                                                  


ReadRS Choice

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match . . . a book match! Allow us to introduce ReadRS Choice, a database where you can see what books fellow congregants are recommending. Each recommendation gives the title, author, literary genre, area of Jewish interest, a one or two sentence summary of contents, and a brief opinion. We encourage you to add to the database by making your own recommendations which you do by going to the Rodeph Shalom website, click on “Learn,” then click on “ReadRS,” then click on “ReadRS Choice.” There you will find two links – one to the spreadsheet and one to the form where you can make a recommendation.

To see the spreadsheet of recommendations, click here. To make a recommendation, click here.