2385 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604-1499

Welcome to Congregation Rodeph Sholom

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is a community of diverse Jews who adhere to the principles of the Conservative Movement. Our community draws members from many towns throughout Fairfield County, including Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford, Westport. We have a vibrant membership and a sincere and approachable clergy and staff who create a warm atmosphere for spiritual nurturing and connection.

Important Synagogue Update for Jan. 2022!

Rodeph Sholom services, classes and programs will be held on Zoom only throughout the month of January. Please check the weekly emails for up-to-date schedules. In addition, office hours are going to be by appointment only during January. A decision about February will be made mid-January. To sign up for our weekly email updates and to get our Zoom information, contact us at (203) 334-0159 or info@rodephsholom.com.

Irving Glazer Joins Us for a Coffee & Conversation 

During our Dec. 8 Coffee and Conversation Zoom series, Rodeph Sholom’s very own Irving Glazer, Centenarian, continued his story about landing on Utah Beach on D-Day. Check out the extremely interesting conversation below:

Hanukkah…Around the World

Rodeph Sholom celebrated the eight nights of Hanukkah in style, as the synagogue hopped on Zoom to see some of our congregants and friends present Hanukkah Around the World! Each of the nights were a different theme and featured a different presenter who has visited or even lives in the place being presented. Check out the descriptions below and click on each night to enjoy our Hanukkah Around the World!

On Nov. 28, we started Hanukkah by visiting Holland and Turkey with both David Stone and Marion Richer. Both Rabbi Eisenberg and Cantor Hirsch led the service. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

On the second night, we traveled to Israel with Cantor Hirsch, who also led the service. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Night three we took the lengthy trip to St. Petersburg, Russia and Shanghai, China with presenter Judy Zeidel leading the way. Cantor Hirsch joined to help lead the service. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

The fourth night featured Nigeria with presenter Rabbi Shaul Praver. He was joined by Cantor Hirsch to lead the service. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

On the fifth night of Hanukkah Rodeph Sholom traveled to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands with Rabbi Michael Feshbach being our main presenter. Cantor Hirsch led the service. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Our sixth night of travel took us to Hungary with co-presenters Edith Winick and Larry Shire as our tour guide. Since this was Dec. 3 and on Shabbat, Cantor Hirsch was joined by Rabbi Eisenberg to lead the Shabbat candle lighting and Kabbalat Shabbat. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

The next stop on our trip around the world was in India for night seven, as Debbie Sheiman was the presenter. Leading the service was Cantor Hirsch. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

The final night of Hanukkah saw David Pettigrew, Professor at Southern Connecticut State College, talk about Sarajevo. Leading the last night of Hanukkah was Rabbi Eisenberg. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Mitten & Toy Drive Donations Needed

Rodeph Sholom is helping our neighbors at The Church of the Apostles with their Mitten Tree Drive and a Toy Drive.

For the Mitten Tree Drive, we are looking for NEW items for men, women, and children. Some of the items needed are hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks.

When it comes to the Toy Drive, we are looking for NEW items only that will be a part of a “Bedtime Bag” for boys and girls. Items needed are bedtime storybooks, stuffed animals, child’s toothbrush and toothpaste, and wash cloths and mild soap.

You can participate by donating items between now and Sunday, Dec. 19. Drop-off for the items will be at the synagogue’s office.

Two Recent Videos from Rodeph Sholom

Congregation Rodeph Sholom has posted two videos this week. The first is the Veteran’s Shabbat that took place on Nov. 6. The other video is discusses the people behind the beautiful stained glass windows at the synagogue. Both videos are below, so enjoy the viewing:

 

A Trip Down Memory Lane With Rabbi Stein and Cantor Grama

For your listening enjoyment, below are links to a two Shabbat services that Rabbi Stein and Cantor Grama recorded. Congregation Rodeph Sholom invites you to give the Songs of Shabbat a listen:

Songs of Shabbat – Sabbath Eve Worship:

Songs of Shabbat – Sabbath Morning Worship:

A Trip Down Memory Lane With Rabbi Stein and Cantor Grama

For your listening enjoyment, below are links to a two Shabbat services that Rabbi Stein and Cantor Grama recorded. Congregation Rodeph Sholom invites you to give the Songs of Shabbat a listen:

Songs of Shabbat – Sabbath Eve Worship:

Songs of Shabbat – Sabbath Morning Worship:

RODEPH SHOLOM EMPTY NESTERS SPORTS MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL

If you’re looking to become a new member at Rodeph Sholom, now is the perfect time to get started!

For new members, or former members that have not been members for the last 3 years, you can sign up for our “Empty Nesters” package.

Membership at Congregation Rodeph Sholom includes a gym membership at J Fitness through June 2022; High Holiday tickets; one custom private Friday night Kabbalat, Shabbat, or Havdallah service in your home for friends and family with Cantor Hirsch; and a $50 gift certificate to our gift shop.

Membership for couples costs $1,999 and includes two gym memberships through June 2022. A single membership is $1,199. When signing up, new members must agree to a two year minimum membership.

And while signing up, make sure to cheer on your University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball teams! If you join by August 31, 2021 you have a chance to get a second year FREE if both the UCONN teams reach the NCAA Finals.

For more information and to sign up, email info@rodephsholom.com or call the synagogue at (203) 334-0159.

To access all of Rabbi Eisenberg’s videos please visit his Youtube Channel, click here!:

Shabbat Times

Weekly Services

Saturday morning – 9:30 a.m. (in-person and on Zoom)
Saturday evening – times may vary (in-person only)
Monday morning – 8 a.m. (in-person and on Zoom)
Tuesday evening – 6 p.m. (in-person and on Zoom)
Wednesday evening – 6 p.m. (in-person and on Zoom)
Thursday morning – 8 a.m. (in-person and on Zoom)
Friday evening – 6 p.m. for the summer (in-person only)
For the Zoom link, click here!

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