Our clergy welcomes you. It's our hope that you, whether a new or seasoned member, feel welcome here at Temple Rodef Shalom. Learn more about who we are here.

Our Nursery School has openings for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Learn more about our most wonderful TRS Nursery School here.

Robyn, vocalist and storyteller, will present a multi-media performance, with personal insights into the Washington, D.C.-area Soviet Jewry protest movement of the 1960s-70s. RSVP here.

We're looking for hosts now! It's easy to be a host - all you have to do is tell us how many people you'd like to have and open up your home! Sign up to be a host here. Guests, bring a dish, a smile and enjoy an evening with TRS members! RSVP to a dinner here.

From Selma to the nation’s capital, Jewish values have played a key role in shaping U.S. civic society. Standing up for social justice is a key tenet of Reform Judaism. Our series seeks to identify Jewish values and Jewish participation within arenas such as civil rights and social-service activism. More info.

Lens on Race

This past Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Schwartzman delivered a sermon on the issue of race and invited the community to reflect on a Jewish response. A number of members of our congregation have gathered to discuss how the Temple might engage more deeply in this topic. The group is exploring how individuals might reflect on their own beliefs as well as considering how the Temple as a whole might respond. As a first step, we provide you with the following list of books that explore issues on race in America and the Jewish community. Next month we will share podcasts and in March we will host a two-part program on the challenge of law enforcement and race.

Books:

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  • The New Jim Crow by M. Alexander
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates
  • What Went Wrong? The Creation & Collapse of the Black-Jewish Alliance by Murray Freidman
  • Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century by Cheryl Lynn Greenberg
  • Waking up White by Debby IrvingShots on the Bridge by Ronnie Greene
  • The Invisible Line by Daniel Sharfstein
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson by Cornel West

Keep an Eye on This Space!

Our Building Task Force engaged with our architectural firm Brawer & Hauptman to see how our building and site can be improved to meet our top priorities. The Building Master Plan is now complete. Did you miss our Congregational Meeting on December 15?  No worries, the Master Plan presentation was live streamed and is now archived for viewing.  Visit the Streaming Archives, click on the "On Demand Viewer" tab and search for the "Arch Master Plan Presentation Dec 15".

Learn more here

Temple Rodef Shalom Nursery School

TRSNS provides a joyful and nurturing learning environment that fosters in each child the confidence and competence to become a productive, caring member of his/her family and community.

Application information is available here: Nursery School.