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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]).

RS Building Tour

In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the RS sanctuary, our PMJA (Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art) docents will offer 45-minute tours of various parts of the 1928 building. Congregants are guaranteed to learn surprising history, architectural lessons, and fun facts. A tour will be given on Friday, April 5 at 5:00pm. Register here.

New Beginnings

This session is at the Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El Mikveh at 6pm.

Join us to discuss issues around identity, family, and community when converting to Judaism. By participating in this group, there is no assumption that everyone will convert. Anyone in the 2019 Introduction to Judaism class or has previously taken the course, RS members, and prospective members are welcome to join us. There is no cost for RS members. Cost for non-RS members is $25. 

Register here.

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat is a time for babies, tots and preschoolers and their families to gather for singing, dancing and storytelling. The "service" is led by our clergy and is followed by an animal cracker and challah oneg.

New Beginnings

Discuss issues around identity, family, and community when converting to Judaism. By participating, there is no assumption that everyone will convert. Anyone in the 2019 Introduction to Judaism class or has previously taken Intro, RS members, and prospective members are welcome to join us. There is no cost for RS members. Cost for non-RS members is $25. 

Register here.

Questions? Contact Alicia Broudy.

The Final Tally: Israel's Election Results with Michal Sella from the New Israel Fund

As Israelis make sense of election results this April, Michal Sella, Director of the Shatil Center for Policy Change, The New Israel Fund’s action arm in Israel, will discuss the implications of the election and look at the path ahead for Israeli democracy. Light refreshments provided.

The New Israel Fund is the leading organization advancing and defending democracy in Israel and doesn't support or oppose any candidate or political party for election; we look at the big picture and share the most important stories about issues that affect Israelis from all walks of life.

RS Women Spring Presentation: A Passover Workshop

All adults are invited to join in this Passover Workshop at RS. Visit multiple stations focusing on Passover rites and traditions, the Passover meal, Haggadot, and how best to engage children at the seder.

Here’s more on what awaits you at the stations:

Food Fabulous Food: The Passover Feast (Ruth Yaskin) – Your meal can be a feast of traditional dishes or a mosaic of foods from other countries and cultures. Come explore the options!

A Congregant's Journey to Aliyah with Caroline Goldberg Igra, author of Count to a Thousand

Caroline Goldberg Igra will discuss her book, Count to a Thousand, a poignant novel about an American expatriate whose insular life in Israel is shattered by unanticipated events. She will join us to speak about the real-life story behind its inception. Please bring a potluck item to share. RSVP here. Sponsored by RS Women.

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]).

Young Friends Roaming Shabbat

Join us for a potluck Shabbat dinner immediately following services at the home of Ari Rubinson & Veronica Rohach. Click here to RSVP.

We have a pretty strict cap of 15 people so RSVP here to make sure you get a spot. Parking can usually be found behind our building on Sydenham street though we recommend taking public transit (we're right off the BSL) or taking an Uber/Lyft. We're an alcohol-free house so please bring a dish or dessert to share instead.

The Book of Samuel with Dan Slipakoff, Rabbinic Student, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Join Dan Slipakoff for a three part exploration on one of the greatest pieces of Biblical literature; politics, power, romance, intrigue— against a backdrop of the tribes of Israel becoming a nation. Two tragically flawed kings struggle to balance ruling the monarch and upholding God's covenant. All levels of learners are welcome!

Contact Candice Nemoff for more information and to RSVP.

What is Reform Judaism? A Discussion of the History of Reform Judaism —and its Evolution with Rabbi Emeritus Alan Fuchs

Read and discuss documents created by the founders of our movement and subsequent leaders, as well as the environment in which they were written. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on personal beliefs, especially as they relate to the continuing development of Reform Judaism.

Contact Candice Nemoff for more information and to RSVP.

RSTY 45 Fairmount Food Tour

Discover Fairmount's most popular food favorites. This delicious and entertaining tour will take our 4th and 5th graders down Fairmount Ave. 

Make room: we will begin with lunch at Rodeph Shalom and pick up will be outside the Eastern State Penitentiary (exact location to be provided).

$18 per child, payable by cash or check on day of event.

RSVP here

Sunday Seminar: Aligning your Life with your Values- Using your Time, Talent, Treasure and Ties with Amy Holdsman and Rabbi Freedman

Amy Holdsman, RS member and President and CEO of Essential Leadership  (Coaching for Purposeful Engagement and Social Impact) and Rabbi Freedman will take us through a process of looking at our lives, identifying what is most meaningful, and exploring ways to align our time and resources to support what we value most.

RSVP to Candice Nemoff

Boomrs: Super Oneg

Join us for Shabbat services at 6:00pm and stay for our Super Oneg in the Community Room. It's a chance to mix and mingle with old and new friends while enjoying a "slice, "a "sweet," and a "sip!
Cost: $5/person. We will provide the pizza and we ask everyone to bring a dessert to share and wine or the spirits of your choice. RSVP to Patsy Herman and let her know you will join us. All are welcome.

Sunday Seminar: Your Ethical Legacy with Rabbi David Levin

The Jewish tradition has always focused on our Ethical Legacy and our connections between the generations.  One extraordinary way to connect is through the Ethical Will–a document we share with our loved ones passing on our values and blessings.

In this series, Rabbi David Levin will share the wisdom of our tradition, as well as new and unique approaches to creating your own Ethical Will. 

RSVP to Candice Nemoff. Questions? Contact Charles Kline

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