Programs by Name

Check out our full listing of programs below!

Beginners at Rodeph Sholom School

For children who were born 9/1/2021 to 12/31/2021

Beginners at Rodeph Sholom School is an early learning program offered to children who are not yet enrolled in school, but are ready for a separated and more structured school experience.

In Person

Learn more

Email Debbie Semmel with questions

Chanukah

Chanukah starts on the 25th of Kislev, a month in the Hebrew calendar that usually falls within November or December. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the holiday celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean revolt against the Syrian-Greek army. The holiday takes place for eight nights and days, commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple.

Learn about this holiday

Learning Together

For children 6 – 36 months (and their grownups)

Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and playtime in our mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Thursday/Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy.

In Person

Learn More & Register

Learning Together Aleph

6 - 12 Months with a Grown-up (1x/week)
In Person

FRIDAYS
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

SECTION 1
SEP 13 – NOV 15 
(Skipping OCT 4 & 11)

OR

SECTION 2
NOV 22 – JAN 31 
(Skipping NOV 29, DEC 27, & JAN 3)

$448 CRS Members
$536 Non-members

REGISTER FOR SECTION 1
REGISTER FOR SECTION 2

Learning Together Aleph – Section 1

6 - 12 Months with a Grown-up (1x/week)
In Person

FRIDAYS
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Mar 1 – May 10
(Skipping Apr 26)

$540 CRS Members
$640 Non-members

REGISTER

Learning Together Aleph – Section 1

12-22 Months with a Grown-up (1x/week)
In Person

THURSDAYS
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

(Skipping July 4)

$285 CRS Members
$335 Non-members

SOLD OUT

Learning Together Aleph – Section 2

12-22 Months with a Grown-up (1x/week)
In Person

THURSDAYS
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

(Skipping July 4)

$285 CRS Members
$335 Non-members

Register

Learning Together Bet

12 - 22 Months with a Grown-up (1x/week)
In Person

FRIDAYS
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
SEP 20 – JAN 24 
(skipping Oct 4 & 11, Nov 29, Dec 27, & Jan 3)

$790 CRS Members
$940 Non-members

REGISTER

Learning Together Bet – Section 1

16 - 24 Months with a Grown-up (1x/week)
In Person

FRIDAYS
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Jan 26 – May 10

(Skipping Feb 23 & Apr 26)

$750 CRS Members
$895 Non-members

**SOLD OUT**
Join the Waitlist

Learning Together Dalet

22 - 30 Months with a Grown-up (1x/week)
In Person

THURSDAYS
9:00 – 10:15 AM
SEP 19 – JAN 30
(skipping Oct 3, 17, & 24, Nov 28, Dec 26, & Jan 2)

$972 CRS Members
$1,164 Non-Members

REGISTER

Learning Together Dalet – Section 1

30 - 36 Months with a Grown-up (1x/week)
In Person

THURSDAYS
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Jan 25 – May 9

(Skipping Feb 22 and Apr 25)

$1150 CRS Members
$1345 Non-members

*Includes a weekly age-appropriate cooking component

REGISTER

Learning Together Gimmel – Section 1

22 - 30 Months with a Grown-up (1x/week)
In Person

FRIDAYS
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Jan 26 – May 10

(Skipping Feb 23 and Apr 26)

$750 CRS Members
$895 Non-members

**SOLD OUT**
Join the Waitlist

Learning Together Gimmel – Section 2

22 - 30 Months with a Grown-up (2x/week)
In Person

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS (Dual Class Option)
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Jan 23 – May 10

(Skipping Feb 20, 23 and Apr 23, 26)

$1500 CRS Members
$1790 Non-members

**SOLD OUT**

Join the Waitlist

Learning Together Gimmel: Section 1

16 - 24 Months with a Grown-up (2x/week)
In Person

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS (Dual class option)
9:00 – 10:00 AM
SEP 20 – JAN 21
(skipping Oct 4 & 11, Nov 29, Dec 24, 27, & 31, & Jan 3)

$1,580 CRS Members
$1,880 Non-members

SOLD OUT

Please email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org to be placed on a waitlist for this section.

WAITLIST

Learning Together Gimmel: Section 2

16 - 24 Months with a Grown-up (1x/week)
In Person

FRIDAYS
9:30 – 10:30 AM
SEP 20 – JAN 24
(skipping Oct 4 & 11, Nov 29, Dec 27, & Jan 3)

$790 CRS Members
$940 Non-Members

REGISTER

My Sprouts Adventure

3 to 4-Year-Olds

Your 3 -4-year-old (must be 3 by September 1st) is growing up and ready to explore new adventures! Parachute, cooking, stories, songs, art, and games will engage your child for an active and fun hour on Tuesday afternoons! Jewish holidays and values form the foundation of our meaningful age–appropriate curriculum supporting your child’s growth as a confident and curious learner.

This is a gentle separation offering leading to drop-off taught by Lisa Schiff, Director of our Sholom Sprouts program. 

In Person

TUESDAYS
4:00 – 5:00 PM (early open play with grown-ups available from 3:00 – 4:00 PM)

TUITION + REGISTRATION

Passover

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a major Jewish spring festival celebrating freedom and family as we remember the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The main observances of this holiday center around a special home service called the seder, which includes a festive meal.

Learn about this holiday

Purim

Purim is an early springtime holiday of fun, fivolity, and generosity. It’s a holiday that feels like it’s made for families. Traditions include dressing up, sharing gift baskets or mishloach manot with friends, making noise by shaking groggers, and staying up late with your friends and community. People do tzedakah and also read the Book of Esther, or megillah, which shares the story of how the Jews of Persia were saved from annihilation.

Learn about this holiday

Rodeph Sholom School

Early childhood - 8th grade

An independent school guided by Reform Jewish values, Rodeph Sholom School inspires each student in Nursery through Eighth Grade to love learning, act with responsibility, and engage in community. We educate the curious learners of today to become the purpose-driven leaders of tomorrow. Please email our admissions team with any questions you have at admissions@rssnyc.org and they will get back to you soon.

Learn more

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year. This means celebrations, happiness, and also reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the coming one. For families, there are so many wonderful traditions to engage in–dipping apples in honey, braiding and tasting round challah, making cards, and listening to the blast of the shofar. Be sure to wish your family and friends, “L’shana tova,” a happy and sweet new year

Learn about this holiday

Rosh Hashanah 5785

For children ages 0-5
Sprouting soon

THU, OCT 3
8:45 – 9:30 AM

Members: No registration needed.
Adults — Show your CRS High Holy Day Tickets
Children — No Ticket Needed

Guests of Members & Non-Members: Space is limited. Registration is required for adults and children.
Adults — $18
Children — Free

Register

Shavuot

Seven weeks after Passover ends, it’s time to celebrate Shavuot. This holiday marks the biblical story of receiving the Ten Commandments and the Torah at Mt. Sinai. While many families don’t regularly celebrate Shavuot, it’s a holiday that’s totally made for kids –a perfect excuse for sleepovers, flower picking, ice cream socials, and lots of other fun activities.

Learn about the holiday

Sholom Adventures

Weekly or bi-weekly sessions for Pre-K – 2nd Graders

Meaningful, grown-up free fun!  Sholom Adventures offers your child a path of discovering what being Jewish means to them through dynamic engagement and community. Epic song sessions and dance parties, art exploration, and a variety of interwoven experiences give Adventurers the opportunity to be seen and heard by their teachers and a community of peers. This action-packed hour is a purely joyful addition to their day.

Sholom Adventures is non-stop fun (with additional activities for the whole family) and bonus opportunities to learn about new ways to be part of our community for families and adults.

Sholom Adventures is open to the community. Members receive discounted program fees and priority registration.

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Sholom Baby

For expectant parents and for children 0–12 months

Sholom Baby connects young families who anticipate or have recently experienced the birth or adoption of a child (newborn through 12 months of age) with Congregation Rodeph Sholom and the greater Jewish community, assisting in supporting and building social connections.

When you sign up for Sholom Baby, you will receive a gift bag filled with fun and helpful gifts as well as information on parenting, Jewish resources for families, a gift from PJ Library, a Sholom Sprouts onesie and more!

Let us know if you’ve recently had a baby so we can welcome you and your child with this special gift!

Sign Up

Sholom Sprouts New & Expectant Parents Brunch

For parents expecting children

New transitions can be made easier with community! Join other expectant parents for a free bagel brunch at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. Children are welcome.

Sholom Sprouts programming is open to members and non-members of Congregation Rodeph Sholom. For more information contact Lisa Schiff, Director of Sholom Sprouts, at lschiff@crsnyc.org or 646-454-3059.

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Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is the exuberant conclusion to the fall holiday season in the Jewish calendar. It is an unforgettable outpouring of joy and celebration, all about one thing: the Torah, the first five books of the Bible.

Learn about the holiday

Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat!

For children 0-4 years, siblings welcome • 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Begin your Saturday morning with a 25-minute sing-along filled with dancing, jumping and storytelling. Bring your appetite for bagels, kid-friendly nosh, and, of course, challah! You won’t want to miss playtime in our mini-gym and an art-based family activity themed to the Jewish calendar: paint your own mezuzah; build an edible sukkah; or decorate a tzedakah box — the fun is endless!

In Person

Pre-registration required.

Register

Sukkot

On Sukkot Jewish families build a temporary hut (sukkah) with an open roof made of branches to let in moonlight and an open side to welcome guests.

Learn about this holiday

Summer Family Shabbat Together

For children ages 0-4 and their grown-ups

We’ve got all the ingredients for a fun-filled evening, including age-appropriate crafts, stories and songs to get you in the Shabbat spirit, and plenty of pizza and snacks for everyone. Our Shabbat dinners are a great way to celebrate Shabbat before bedtime, connect with your community and meet new friends.

Includes playtime on our brand-new roof top playground! (Weather Permitting)

In Person

FRI, AUG 2 • 4:30 – 6:00 PM
FREE FOR MEMBERS AND ALL CHILDREN |
Non-Member Adults: $10
Register

Summer Sessions for New Moms

a drop-in series hosted by Sholom Sprouts for parents with a child aged 0 to 6 months. Babies are welcome and encouraged!

These weekly drop-in summer sessions offer a warm and familiar space to discuss the joys and challenges of new motherhood. Each week includes a focus on a range of topics from changing bodies to evolving relationship dynamics to creating family rituals. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, and open to all. Join us for some much-needed social time and let’s navigate this journey together! Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol and Jessica Adducchio, LMSW.

• Session 1 (6/18): New Motherhood: The Highlights, Lowlights, Successes, and Challenges
• Session 2 (6/25): Discussing Feeding and Parenting Choices without Judgement
• Session 3 (7/9): Navigating Change: in our Bodies and in our Relationships, and Taking Care of Ourselves
• Session 4 (7/16): Back to Work vs Staying at Home: Deciding What Works Best for your Family

In Person

TUESDAYS
JUNE 18 & 25
JULY 9 & 16
1:00 – 2:30 PM

Register

Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah is just the beginning of the new year festival. Ten days after Rosh Hashanah comes Yom Kippur, a day focused entirely on apologizing for our actions over the past year.

Learn about this holiday

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur 5785

For children ages 0-5
Sprouting soon

SAT, OCT 12
8:45 – 9:30 AM

Members: No registration needed.
Adults — Show your CRS High Holy Day Tickets
Children — No Ticket Needed

Guests of Members & Non-Members: Space is limited. Registration is required for adults and children.
Adults — $18
Children — Free

Register