Programs by Name

Check out our full listing of programs below!

Beginners at Rodeph Sholom School

For children who were born 9/1/2019 to 12/31/2019

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 12 – 30 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

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Learning Together: Fall (12–22 Months Old)

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

FRI: Sept 24–Jan 21
Skipping Nov 26, Dec 24, 31
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$700 Members, $800 non-members

Fall Registration

Learning Together: Spring (12–22 Months Old)

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

THUR: Feb 3–May 26
Skipping Feb 24, Apr 21
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
$700 Members, $825 non-members

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Learning Together: Spring (16–24 Months Old)

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

FRI: Feb 4–Jun 3
Skipping Feb 25, Apr 15, 22
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$700 Members, $825 non-members

Register Here

Learning Together: Spring (16–24 Months Old)

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

SOLD OUT

FRI: Feb 4–Jun 3
Skipping Feb 25, Apr 15, 22
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
$700 Members, $825 non-members

Email Lisa to be placed on the waitlist.

Learning Together: Spring (22–30 Months Old) 1/week

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

THUR: Feb 3–May 26
Skipping Feb 24, Apr 21
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
$875 Members, $1,025 non-members

Register Here

Learning Together: Spring (22–30 Months Old) 1/week

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

SOLD OUT

FRI: Feb 4–Jun 3
Skipping Feb 25, Apr 15, 22
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
$875 Members, $1,025 non-members

Email Lisa to be placed on the waiting list

Learning Together: Spring (22–30 Months Old) 2/week

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

TUE & FRI: Feb 1–Jun 3
Skipping Feb 22, 25, Apr 15, 19, 22
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
$1,750 Members, $2,050 non-members

Register Here

Learning Together: Spring (22–30 Months Old) 2/week

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

TUE & THU: Feb 1–May 26
Skipping Feb 22, 24, Apr 19, 21
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
$1,750 Members, $2,050 non-members

Register Here

Maccabees in Motion: Soccer in Central Park!

For children 16 – 24 months

Specially designed for you and your little Maccabee, this movement-based class will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play. Taught by a Jewish Educator and an experienced instructor from Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play along with puppet friends, Mimi and Pepe, we’ll take you through a soccer experience combining Jewish concepts with exciting physical activity—come have a blast!

In Person

WED – 3 Sessions:

Session 1: SEP 22, 29 & OCT 6
Session 2: OCT 13, 20, 27
Session 3: NOV 3, 10, 17

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Price: $120 members/$135 non-members

Fall Registration

New Moms Group

For children 0 – 16 weeks

Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol and Hannah Lavan, LMSW, this group will meet weekly to discuss what is relevant to you—recovery from childbirth, bottle- and breastfeeding, and the anxieties and pleasures of these early days during this unsettling time. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, but is open to all. Enjoy some social time and a safe space to discuss new motherhood. Let’s navigate this journey together.

In Person

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PJ Library Story Time

For children 2 years and under

Join us as we come together one Friday a month as we get ready for Shabbat with stories, blessings and songs! Ideal for families with children 3 and under. Stay tuned for more information!

Sprouting soon

Fridays, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Registration to come.

Reaching for Conception/Adoption

The Jewish ritualizing of birth is nearly as old as Judaism itself. Brit Milah (covenantal circumcision ceremony) is first mentioned in the Torah, as a sign of the relationship between God and the people of Israel. The parallel biblical covenantal ritual for girls is what is known as a naming ceremony in which the child is presented a name in Hebrew.

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Rental information

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.

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Rodeph Sholom Shabbat Chanukah Celebration

The joy of gathering will warm the soul as our Rodeph Sholom community welcomes the lights of Chanukah together!

4:15-5:30 PM | Family Festival (For all ages.)
Hot Chocolate • Sufganiyot • Pizza
Dreidel Spinning
Chanukah Creation Station
Face Painting
Stars of Hope Mitzvah Project
Menorah-Makers Design Competition (Click here to enter)
Community Book Drive for The Ronald McDonald House
and much more!

5:30-6:00 PM | Menorah Lighting, Singing, & Consecration (All are welcome!)
Led by the entire CRS Clergy Team. Live stream will be available.

6:00-6:30 PM | Erev Shabbat Chanukah Service (All are welcome!)
This will be the only Erev Shabbat service. Live stream will be available.

 

In Person

Register Here

Registration opens for members on Nov 8 and non-members on Nov 15.

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

Shabbanukah in Central Park

Celebrate Shabbat and Chanukah Together as a Community!

Kids ages 0-3 and their families are invited for a Shabbat/ Chanukah singalong with Rabbi Greg and Louie! Create Chanukah treasures, connect with other families, meet our clergy and celebrate the festival of lights in the great outdoors!

 

In Person

Saturday, December 4 at 9-10 AM

Members: Free / Non-Members: $5 per adult

Register Here

Registration opens for members on Nov 8 and non-members on Nov 18.

Shabbat Dinner and Singalong

Our new Friday evening Shabbat Dinner and Singalong feeds the whole family in every way. Conducted monthly by Rodeph Sholom clergy, these family dinners allow you and your kids to get your Shabbat on before bedtime with songs, stories, and crafts. (Grown-ups even have their own special Kiddush—l’chaim!)

Sprouting soon
Future dates will be announced soon.

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!

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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 0-3 years, siblings welcome

Celebrate Shabbat in-person with your Sprouts family!

This program will take place outside with everyone masked and all physical distancing measures followed.

A limited number of spaces will be available each week. Registration opens for members on Wednesdays and non-members on Thursdays.

In Person

Register for upcoming dates

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

Wee Jam Sholom: Music in the Park

For children 4–12 months old

Mornings rock with Wee Jam Sholom—a fun and interactive singalong with a Jewish twist led by our friend Katherine from Tkiya. Each session is packed with singing, stories and more! Each child will receive their own shaker and scarves to use for the class. We hope to see you there!

In Person

TUE – 2 Sessions:

Session 1: OCT 12, 19, 26
Session 2: NOV 9, 16, 23

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Price: $120 members/$145 non-members

Register Here

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