BoomRS are those who are Boomer Generation and those on the cusp, not so much an age as a mindset, getting together to take advantage of Center City life, events and activities, as well as social, spiritual and educational opportunities at RS. Singles and couples welcome.

Chair: Linda Karp Rudow ([email protected])

BoomRS In Transition
Read Fran Martin's article on the RJ Blog
Fran Martin's article was  published in a new URJ resource Moving to the Leading Edge: A URJ REsource and Discussion Guide to Move YOur Congregation Forward.  Mazel tov, Fran! This is great.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us as we explore the background of our prayers and how they can provide a pathway to our sacred aging.
Rabbi Address* will lead these conversations and Rabbi Jill Maderer will facilitate the final session to help us process our learning together.
Topic: Kaddish
The power of memory and the impact of legacy. Our own search for meaning and the transition in life from the material to the spiritual.

Bring your own vegetarian dinner of a snack to share.

*Rabbi Richard F Address, D.Min is founder and director of Jewish Sacred Aging, LLC, the web site and host of the Jewish Sacred Aging series of pod casts. He served as Pennsylvania Council regional director for Union for Reform Judaism as well as the founder of the URJ's Department of Jewish Family Concerns.

All welcome. Sponsored by BoomRS
Chairs: Jonathan Broder ([email protected]), Linda Karp Rudow ([email protected]), and Heshie Zinman ([email protected])

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for BoomRS Film Night at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival. We've reserved a block of seats just for us to see a provocative and timely film:

The Field.

As a special guest, the film director will be there to talk about the film!  And of course we can continue talking over dessert after that. 

Get your special tickets NOW.  Call 215-545-4400, ask for Matt Bussy, and tell him you are with the Rodeph Shalom Group. Regular tickets are $15 each; Senior are $13 each.

We're looking forward to this special BoomRS event! 

Chairs: Carole Wilder & Marsha Weinraub



Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Please join us for a special evening celebrating food, their flavors, and our sensory connection to memory!  As part of her public participatory series, Cook Eat Remember, the artist Patricia Moss-Vreeland, will be our host and guide for a potluck dinner, as we contribute a treasured family recipe, the dish and remembrance from another time.

As we share our dishes with friends, your personal stories, recollections, and memories will be “painted” on a canvas by our artist in residence for the evening!
At  6:00 PM we will start with Havdallah, followed by the art of memory connections to the food we cook and eat.

RSVP to Patsy at [email protected] with your memory recipe and to let us know you’ll be there. 

Chairs: Marty Miller and Patsy Herman