Worship

Yom Kippur Yizkor/Neilah Service

At the end of the Concluding Service on Yom Kippur, congregants of all ages are invited to participate in the “Great Blast of Shofars.” Bring your shofar and help us create a beautiful sound.  

We will have the opportunity to come together following the Concluding Service on Yom Kippur. Congregants are invited to gather in Teller Auditorium to Break-the-Fast.

Yom Kippur Organ Music Meditation

Deep into our fasts and with our thoughts facing deep inside our souls, we will offer the space for silent contemplation in our sanctuary, accompanied by our organist, Tom Whittemore. In preparation for Yizkor and Neilah (our Concluding Service), we will be inspired by the peace and serenity our beautiful organ can provide.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Study Session

“A Confession for Drivers, Bikers and Pedestrians: We Have Sinned” with Rabbi Maderer
On Yom Kippur we all--whether drivers, bikers or pedestrians--take moral inventory and confront our shortcomings with confession.  Does anyone believe in sin and confession anymore? What are we thinking when we say: “We have sinned against You”? Join us for a discussion in the Gutman Room from 1:30-2:20pm.

Tashlich Service

At the Fairmount Water Works Following Rosh Hashanah Services
Tashlich is a simple ceremony of casting breadcrumbs into moving waters, a ritual meant to help us see that we can distance ourselves from sin, improve ourselves, and move forward in our lives.  
Parking available or round trip bus departing from RS 1:15pm & returning 2:15pm

Contemporary Kol Nidre Service

Inspired by updated interpretations of prayer and music, and led by clergy, instrumentalists & congregational choir, this service (formerly called “Alternative”) provides a prayerbook that includes commentary & transliteration, encouraging everyone to participate in its accessible music. Designed for all ages, the informality provides a comfortable setting for families with activities for children during the sermon.

Contemporary Yom Kippur Service

Inspired by updated interpretations of prayer and music, and led by clergy, instrumentalists & congregational choir, this service (formerly called “Alternative”) provides a prayerbook that includes commentary & transliteration, encouraging everyone to participate in its accessible music. Designed for all ages, the informality provides a comfortable setting for families with activities for children during the sermon.

Contemporary Rosh Hashanah Service

Inspired by updated interpretations of prayer and music, and led by clergy, instrumentalists & congregational choir, this service (formerly called “Alternative”) provides a prayerbook that includes commentary & transliteration, encouraging everyone to participate in its accessible music. Designed for all ages, the informality provides a comfortable setting for families with activities for children during the sermon.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

In our combined Erev Rosh Hashanah service, we will pilot the draft of the Reform Movement’s new High Holy Day prayerbook, Mishkan HaNefesh.  The fresh readings, transliterated Hebrew and gender neutral language will help to make our services more inclusive and relevant.

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat is a time for babies, tots, preschoolers and their families to gather for singing, dancing and story-telling. The "service" is led by our rabbis and cantor and is followed by an matzah oneg.

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat is a time for babies, tots, preschoolers and their families to gather for singing, dancing and story-telling. The "service" is led by our rabbis and cantor and is followed by an matzah oneg.

Shabbat Morning Services

At the end of the week, we pause for Shabbat. We take a deep breath and try to understand the meaning of our lives. We come together and become a community who care for each other. Together, in times of joy, sorrow, and everyday, we hope to create spiritual encounter with self, community and God.

Reflecting the diversity of our membership, we have diversity in our prayer-life as well. We celebrate Shabbat with song, prayer and learning. Our Congregation seeks to provide prayer experiences to which each of us can connect.

Shabbat Evening Services

The vision of Congregation Rodeph Shalom is to offer the kind of Friday evening Shabbat worship service which will help create profound connections among all of our congregants. On Friday evenings we hope all of our congregation will come together to welcome Shabbat and to pray together, to support each other in times of need and in times of joy, to socialize together and to build a strong sense of community.

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