Count to a Thousand with author Caroline Igra

Caroline Goldberg Igra, an art historian, author, and triathlete, born, bred and educated in the United States, and one of the very first to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at Rodeph Shalom, has spent the last thirty years living in Israel. Her novel, "Count to a Thousand," tells the story of an American expatriate who constructs a purposefully insular life in Israel similar to the one she'd expected to live back in the United States until it's time to send her eldest child to the army.

Sunday Seminar: BDS and the New Anti-Semitism: What's Happening in Academia and on American College Campuses?

BDS and the New Anti-Semitism: What's Happening in Academia and on American College Campuses? with Asaf Romirowsky, Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and a fellow at the Middle East Forum.

Learn about the origins of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement and how Israel is being de-legitimized.

RSVP: Candice Nemoff


90th Speaker Series: Steven Weisman

Steven Weisman, New York Times Journalist & Author
"How Judaism Became an American Religion"
Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00pm

Steven Weisman will discuss his book, The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion, which tells the dramatic history of how Judaism redefined itself in America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries —the personalities that fought each other and shaped its evolution and, crucially, the American dynamic that transformed an ancient religion.

Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art Opening Exhibit: Repairing the Earth (Tikkun Olam) with Diane Burko

"Repairing the Earth (Tikkun Olam): Diane Burko, Artist & Environmental Activist"
Curated by Cynthia Haveson Veloric, this Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
exhibition examines the role of tikkun olam as it relates to climate change

Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Thursday, December 6, 6 pm
Free and open to the public



Dancing with Giants starring Tovah Feldshuh

Against the 1930's rise of Nazi Germany, the play explores the unusual friendship of three very different men:  Max Schmeling, the German boxing champion and Hitler's favorite boxer, Joe Louis, the American boxing champion, and Joe “Yussel the Muscle" Jacobs, a small, wise-cracking, Jewish boxing manager, who is played by Tovah Feldshuh. All three were enemies of the powerful Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, who was determined to destroy their friendship.

Dancing With Giants, written by David Feldshuh, is a fictionalized account of a story inspired by true events.

Adult Beginning Hebrew

A basic Hebrew reading course designed for the adult beginner with Rebekah Robinson.

2018-2019 Dates:

September  23, 30   

October 7, 14, 21, 28  

November 4, 11, 18   

December 2, 9, 16   

January 6, 13, 20, 27   

February 3, 10, 24

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

April 7, 14, 28

May 5

Cost: $600 members, $900 non-members*

*If cost is an issue, please talk to us to see about what we can do to help subsidize.

ReadRS: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi

Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi; Discussion facilitated by Cantor Erin Frankel
Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30pm

Please read this article before the discussion.

ReadRS is an opportunity to connect with each other and share ideas through lively book discussions. Bring a snack or beverage to share. Open to all members and prospective members.

If Our Walls Could Talk: Celebrating 90 Years of Our Sanctuary Kick-Off Event

Join us for the first event in a year-long celebration marking the 90th year of our magnificent sanctuary. On this evening, take a journey through 90 years of Rodeph Shalom history, from the groundbreaking of the building to the present. The evening continues with a Roaring 20's celebration with music and supper. Cocktail attire.

Contact: Shelley Saunders

Support Group for Parents of Adolescent and Adult Children Living with Addiction and Mental Health Diagnoses

We meet regularly to learn more about substance use and mental health disorders; share experiences/resources; and explore how to appropriately support our adolescent and adult children. Anonymity respected.

We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 pm.

No affiliation with RS is necessary. No charge.

Community Shabbat Dinner Celebrating Sukkot

Join us in the sukkah on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm for great food and klezmer music. BYOB.

Co-sponsored by Connection Groups: BoomRS, DiveRSity, Men of RS, pRiSm, and Young Friends

$30/adult member; $35/adult non-member; $10/child (12 and under); Free for 3 and under by September 20

After September 20, $35/adult member; $40/adult non-member; $10/child (12 and under); Free for 3 and under by September 20

RSVP here


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