The W Connection

Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.
Susan Gross, RS member, former teacher and widow, leads discussions for members and their friends who are ready to rebuild and take control of their future.
For more information about The W Connection please go to www.wconnection.org.
If you are interested in coming to a group meeting, contact Catherine Fischer or Susan Gross ([email protected]).

BoomRS: Welcome Brunch

All BoomRS—new, prospective, and our ever engaged "veterans," are invited to a special Sunday Brunch to nibble, schmooze, and mingle! We will provide the bagels and all the fixings, and we ask you bring the schnecken, babka, and cakes to add a little sweetness to this event.

As usual, it is BYOB! We know that we have a fabulous year of events planned, and this is only the beginning! For questions and to RSVP, contact Patsy Herman.

Sunday Seminar: " BDS and Anti-Semitism: What’s Happening in Academia & on American College Campuses?" with Asaf Romirowsky

Asaf Romirowsky, PhD, is the Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East. RSVP to Candice Nemoff ([email protected]).

This program does not represent the official views of the congregation. We seek to learn from multiple perspectives through our programming.

Food Drive for Philabundance

Using the shopping bag distributed to you at the Contemporary and Classical Services on Rosh Hashanah morning, please bring non-perishable food items to Rodeph Shalom on Yom Kippur morning only. Your food donation supports PHILABUNDANCE. Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, acquiring, rescuing, and distributing food to help feed those in need. Their mission is to drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger forever.

Philabundance will be on-site at Rodeph Shalom to receive your contributions beginning at 8:00am.

Yom Kippur Meditation Study

The session will be led by Ben-Zion Friedman, who will discuss the science behind the benefits of meditation. Ellen Poster will show how Jonah’s ordeal in the belly of the beast may be interpreted as a meditation on personal transformation, and Mel ‘Moshe’ Seligsohn will lead a guided practice. The curious and the experienced are welcome.


Selichot Service: "Seven Days on '13 Thompson': A Mental Health Professional’s Inpatient Stay”

As we approach the Days of Awe, join us as we turn inward in our relationships to ourselves and God, and outward to our relationships with each other. This reading, on the personal and professional duty to share as a path to healing and renewal, is from Betsy Fiebach, MSW, LCSW (r), and moderated by Fran Martin, PhD. Through the personal story of Betsy Fiebach and the insight of Fran Martin, we will contemplate our own journeys and consider ways to destigmatize emotional struggles we experience including mental illness.



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