Let's get together!

On Saturday, May 7, Congregation Rodeph Sholom will swing open our beautiful bronze doors for TogetherFest and welcome you into our house of belonging.

We’ll leave Zoom behind and celebrate a day for individuals and families to reclaim the value of gathering in person.

Photo of Rodeph Sholom Clergy on stage singing.

"Hinei Ma Tov—How good it is, how sweet, when we join together in community!"

— Psalms 133:1

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New to Rodeph Sholom?

This is your opportunity to connect with our welcoming community and to experience who we are, how we worship and how you, too, can be part of our dynamic, inclusive family.

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Join us for a day of learning, worship, food, and fun. There's something for every age and stage!

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MORNING
MAY 7
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Sholom Sprouts Together (Age 0 to 4)
Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat

A family Shabbat morning experience with songs, stories, tzedakah box craft project, a nosh, and more. Lovies and musical instruments are welcome! Especially for ages 0 to 4; siblings welcome.

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Families Together (Pre-K to 6th Grade)
Family Shabbat Service

A joyful, musical Shabbat morning service especially for grades Pre-K to 6th Grade.

10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Adults Together
(Re)Soul: A music-infused Shabbat morning experience

Reflect. Renew. Reconnect.
Mixing ancient liturgy with modern melody, this Shabbat morning offering will include reflection, connection and Torah with a twist. Followed by Lunch.

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Sholom Sprouts Together (Age 0 to 4)
Sholom Sprouts Great Big Adventure

Join us as we travel to Israel together with crafts, singing, stories, and more! Especially for ages 0 to 4; siblings welcome.

11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sholom Sprouts Together (Age 0 to 4)
Play Together: Outdoor Playgrounds, Mini Gym & PJ Library Reading Room

Spend the afternoon enjoying our indoor and outdoor spaces. Children must be supervised by parents at all times.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Families Together (Pre-K to 6th Grade)
Family Mitzvah Projects

Our community helping other communities. Projects will benefit West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) and the Mott Haven Fridge.

AFTERNOON
MAY 7
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Families Together (Pre-K to 6th Grade)
Lunch and Family Trivia with The Big Quiz Thing

A delicious lunch followed by trivia that will be fun for the entire family!

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Adults Together
Mind, Body & Soul: Interactive workshops exploring Jewish wisdom and spirituality led by our clergy
More Bless, Less Stress: The Power of Blessing and Gratitude

Our tradition teaches that gratitude is the key to flourishing, and yet noticing the blessings of our everyday lives takes practice. Jewish tradition offers us a pathway to that sacred practice. Join us as together we unlock our hearts and souls through the power of blessing and gratitude. (Note: This session will be offered twice.)

Identity Embodied: How Movement Can Deepen our Connection to Judaism

Communal conversations around Judaism so often emphasize the spiritual and intellectual. What about the physical? How do we engage our bodies as we activate and nurture our Jewish identities? In this experiential session led by our clergy, we will contemplate a variety of ways that movement can deepen our connection to Judaism. (Note: This session will be offered twice.)

The Meaning of Life: Jewish Wisdom for the Biggest Questions

From the very beginning, Judaism has been obsessed with questions.  Why are we here, what makes this night different from all other nights, and what is the best latke topping on Chanukah?  Join our clergy to explore the biggest questions we so often avoid, glean some Jewish wisdom, and share your own insights with us! (Note: This session will be offered twice.)

12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Adults Together
Act Together: Mitzvah Projects
Make Hygiene Kits for Days for Girls

Help empower girls and women at Days for Girls, a grassroots non-profit organization that makes and distributes reusable, sustainable feminine hygiene kits to over one million girls and women in New York City, around the country, and abroad. You do not need to know how to sew to participate. This session will be offered twice.

Pack Welcome Kits for Bedford Green

Join us as we pack welcome kids for new residents of Bedford Green, a brand new supportive and affordable housing project in the Bronx. This session will be offered twice.

12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Adults Together
Mah Jongg

Two Crack! Four Dot! Six Bam! Join our informal Mah Jongg game. Sets provided - please bring your own card.

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Adults Together
Meet the Clergy

An informal meet and greet with our wonderful clergy team.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Young Professionals Together
Young Professionals Roundtable and Networking Opportunity

Join industry leaders (and CRS members!) to learn about the value of relationship building in all types of business settings. Hear their stories and connect with other young professionals. This event is for young professionals under the age of 40.

Panelists will include:
Robin Kranich,
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Gartner,Inc.
David L. Resnick is a former Senior Executive of an asset management firm and global investment banking firm

EVENING
MAY 7
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adults Together
Zabars Together: A Celebration of Food and Family

An iconic presence in New York City with Jewish roots at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, the Zabar name is synonymous with Jewish food and culture.  Please join us as the Zabar brothers and their families take us behind the scenes of their gastronomic empires and share how this multi-generational family is centered around food and community.

Followed by Havdalah and a taste of delicious eats from Zabar's and Eli's

MORNING
MAY 7
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Sholom Sprouts Together (Age 0 to 4)
Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat

A family Shabbat morning experience with songs, stories, tzedakah box craft project, a nosh, and more. Lovies and musical instruments are welcome! Especially for ages 0 to 4; siblings welcome.

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Sholom Sprouts Together (Age 0 to 4)
Sholom Sprouts Great Big Adventure

Join us as we travel to Israel together with crafts, singing, stories, and more! Especially for ages 0 to 4; siblings welcome.

11:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Sholom Sprouts Together (Age 0 to 4)
Play Together: Outdoor Playgrounds, Mini Gym & PJ Library Reading Room

Spend the afternoon enjoying our indoor and outdoor spaces. Children must be supervised by parents at all times.

MORNING
MAY 7
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Families Together (Pre-K to 6th Grade)
Family Shabbat Service

A joyful, musical Shabbat morning service especially for grades Pre-K to 6th Grade.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Families Together (Pre-K to 6th Grade)
Family Mitzvah Projects

Our community helping other communities. Projects will benefit West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) and the Mott Haven Fridge.

AFTERNOON
MAY 7
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Families Together (Pre-K to 6th Grade)
Lunch and Family Trivia with The Big Quiz Thing

A delicious lunch followed by trivia that will be fun for the entire family!

MORNING
MAY 7
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Adults Together
(Re)Soul: A music-infused Shabbat morning experience

Refresh. Reflect. Renew.
Mixing ancient liturgy with modern melody, this Shabbat morning offering will include reflection, connection, and Torah with a twist. Followed by Lunch

AFTERNOON
MAY 7
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Adults Together
Mind, Body & Soul: Interactive workshops exploring Jewish wisdom and spirituality led by our clergy
More Bless, Less Stress: The Power of Blessing and Gratitude

Our tradition teaches that gratitude is the key to flourishing, and yet noticing the blessings of our everyday lives takes practice. Jewish tradition offers us a pathway to that sacred practice. Join us as together we unlock our hearts and souls through the power of blessing and gratitude. (Note: This session will be offered twice.)

Identity Embodied: How Movement Can Deepen our Connection to Judaism

Communal conversations around Judaism so often emphasize the spiritual and intellectual. What about the physical? How do we engage our bodies as we activate and nurture our Jewish identities? In this experiential session led by our clergy, we will contemplate a variety of ways that movement can deepen our connection to Judaism. (Note: This session will be offered twice.)

The Meaning of Life: Jewish Wisdom for the Biggest Questions

From the very beginning, Judaism has been obsessed with questions.  Why are we here, what makes this night different from all other nights, and what is the best latke topping on Chanukah?  Join our clergy to explore the biggest questions we so often avoid, glean some Jewish wisdom, and share your own insights with us! (Note: This session will be offered twice.)

12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Adults Together
Act Together: Mitzvah Projects
Make Hygiene Kits for Days for Girls:

Help empower girls and women at Days for Girls, a grassroots non-profit organization that makes and distributes reusable, sustainable feminine hygiene kits to over one million girls and women in New York City, around the country, and abroad. You do not need to know how to sew to participate. This session will be offered twice.

Pack Welcome Kits for Bedford Green:

Join us as we pack welcome kids for new residents of Bedford Green, a brand new supportive & affordable housing project in the Bronx. This session will be offered twice.

12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Adults Together
Mah Jongg

Two crack! Four Dot! Six Bam! Join our informal Mah Jongg game. Sets provided - please bring your own card.

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Adults Together
Meet the Clergy

An informal meet and greet with our wonderful clergy team.

EVENING
MAY 7
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adults Together
Zabars Together: A Celebration of Food and Family

An iconic presence in New York City with Jewish roots at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, the Zabar name is synonymous with Jewish food and culture.  Please join us as the Zabar brothers and their families take us behind the scenes of their gastronomic empires and share how this multi-generational family is centered around food and community.

Followed by Havdalah and a taste of delicious eats from Zabar's and Eli's

AFTERNOON
MAY 7
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Young Professionals Together
Young Professionals Roundtable and Networking Opportunity

Join industry leaders (and CRS members!) to learn about the value of relationship building in all types of business settings. Hear their stories and connect with other young professionals. This event is for young professionals under the age of 40.

Panelists will include:
Robin Kranich,
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Gartner,Inc.
David L. Resnick is a former Senior Executive of an asset management firm and global investment banking firm

Tour our Building

Join us for a tour of our building. See our beautiful spaces including our historic sanctuary and newly renovated 5th floor for children and families.

1-1:45 PM
2-2:45 PM
3-3:45 PM
Photo of Rodeph Sholom Clergy on stage singing.

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Congregation Rodeph Sholom - TOGETHERFEST - Saturday May 7, 2022 - 7 W83rd Street at Central Park West - FREE Everyone is Welcome!