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.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 10:00am

Help us connect with every member household
Join the ConnectRS team and help us do a mitzvah!  We're looking for congregants to give us an hour or two of time (or as long as you can), to bring your cell phone and make phone calls to current RS members. We call every member household to wish them a Happy Passover on behalf of RS and check in. No soliciting - no big commitment - just friends, fun and food (lunch will be provided).  Many ConnectRS have come back each year to help us make calls because it feels good to connect with other members and do this important outreach work on behalf of RS.
Co-chaired by Linda Karp Rudow & Cheryl Dougherty. With special thanks to Mary Ellen Schneider for all her help.
RSVP: Catherine Fischer ([email protected], 215-627-6747 x246)

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

A Pinot Journey: Wine Tasting & Food Pairing
From white to red, fizzy to flat, acidic to sweet, discover the unmatched journey of this grape around the world! For instance, did you know that pinot gris and pinot blanc are both genetic mutations of pinot noir? And that it has been written about as early as the 1st century CE? This experience aims at giving you a glimpse of the creative hand of winemakers with this (supposedly) French grape.
Michael and Cécile McKenna will guide you through a blind tasting of 7 pinot wines. At this potluck style gathering, you will be asked to please bring an appetizer. In order to enhance the pairing experience, food suggestions will be provided to you once you register.
Participation is limited, so please register early!
Cost $25 per person – Limit 25 people
RSVP by March 24th, 2017 to Cécile McKenna [email protected], and send check (made out to RS) to Catherine Fisher at Rodeph Shalom, 615 N Broad St, Philadelphia PA, 19123.
Contact Cécile & Michael McKenna for questions at [email protected].
Join us for wine tasting ... Stay to see the Youth Theater performance, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Life (Re)Imagined
Where are you? What is your next move?
Life Re-imagined is a new way of thinking about exploring and deciding what’s next in your life. 
Developed by AARP in partnership with leading experts and researchers in the field of life transitions, it includes a variety of resources to help you as you move towards retirement, or other life transitions.
The Life Reimagined Checkup is a local experience, led by a trained AARP volunteer facilitator, that can help you understand where you are in life, think about your next moves, and learn about the resources that are available to help you on your journey.
Bring a snack or dessert to share.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Catherine Fischer ([email protected]) or Linda Karp Rudow ([email protected])

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

It is time to channel your "inner" artist!
Join us for a relaxing, fun evening eating, drinking & painting. 
Painting with a Twist - 629 E. Passsyunk Avenue
Starts promptly at 6pm and lasts for 2 hours
We will all have group instruction painting a pre chosen work of art.
RSVP here ( the password is FABRICS)