OCTOBER 27–29, 2017/5778

Sponsored by the Congregation Rodeph Sholom Religious School, Sisterhood and Brotherhood, Shireinu, Tribe, and Rodeph Sholom School.

Mitzvah Weekend

Join the Rodeph Sholom community for Mitzvah Weekend 5778.

The Mental Health Initiative Presents, Cantor Patti Linsky as Artist in Residence
For many years, Mitzvah Weekend has been about Congregation Rodeph Sholom raising awareness and advocating for those most in need within our community. This year, to continue this theme, Mitzvah Weekend and the Mental Health Initiative are partnering to bring you a a special weekend experience raising awareness for those who struggle with mental illness and addiction. Cantor Patti Linsky, who has struggled with mental health and addiction, will bring her unique perspective to our weekend services. Learn more about Cantor Patti Linsky here.

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Blood Drive

Sunday, October 29th
9:30 am–3:30 pm (Ages 17-75)
Eisner Auditorium, 6th Floor
Help save up to Three Lives in partnership with the NY Blood Center on Sunday, October 29th.
Sign up for a time slot before or after participating in other Mitzvah Day activities by emailing **Don’t forget to eat iron-rich foods the week before!**

CRS Homeless Shelter

Sunday, October 29th, 9:00 am–1:30 pm
Visit our homeless shelter during daylight hours, meet experienced volunteers, and consider signing up for a volunteer slot for a night! Stop by the lobby information table to get a tour of the shelter, which is located across from the Schafler forum.


Sunday, October 29th, 9:00 am–1:30 pm
Stop by the E-Advocacy table in the lobby to learn about how you can engage in a 1 minute monthly mitzvah from your cellphone or laptop and advocate to make the world a better place. Click here to learn more.

Mental Health Initiative

Sunday, October 29th, 9:00 am–1:30 pm
CRS has a Mental Health Initiative that offers support to those in our community coping with mental health and addiction issues. We are starting a new support group led by CRS social worker, Ruth Kobrin, who can help those in need connect to social services and other community resources. Click here to learn more.

Health Care Advance Directives 

Sunday, October 29th, 10:00 am-1:30 pm, 6th Floor near the Eisner Auditorium
Meet one-on-one with esteemed attorney Peter J. Strauss , a CRS Honorary Trustee, to learn how you can insure that your wishes regarding health care will be honored if you become incapacitated by executing a health care proxy and a living will.

Refugee and Immigration Coalition

CRS is one of the charter members of the Synagogue Coalition on the Refugee and Immigration Coalition. There are now 17 synagogues and four other non-profit organizations that participate in Coalition activities. With our Rapid Response Taskforce, we have worked with the Coalition on a number of initiatives, including participating in marches to raise awareness and garner support for refugees and immigrants, providing support to immigrants who are required to attend ICE hearings, meeting with United States Senators and other members of Congress to advocate on behalf of refugees and immigrants and helping to register over 500 people for NYC identification cards. To find out more about the Refugee and Immigration Coalition, email

Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024