Adults and families

Help us build our community by getting involved!

We build community many different ways at Rodef Sholom. Much of the programming we offer is lay-led, because our congregants know the value of community. There are many ways to get involved!


The Women of Rodef Sholom is a Sisterhood member of the Women of Reform Judaism and is an organization for all women, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who want to promote the well-being of our Reform Jewish congregation.  WRS has their own website - click here.

REBAR (Rodef Enterprise for Building and Restoration) at Rodef Sholom - join the team!

A group of volunteers has formed to help with small to medium jobs of home repair or restoration work for congregants who are unable to maintain their homes, either because of disability, loss of income or age. Examples of the kinds of work REBAR could do include tasks like installing ADA-compliant doors or ramps for the disabled, installing smoke/CO detectors, minor plumbing repair, door repair or replacement, exterior downspout work, etc. - basically, one-day projects that do not require a permit or a licensed contractor. To become a REBAR volunteer contact Mike Ralston at 415.472.5852 or [email protected]. If you need help from our REBAR group, contact Moji at 415.479.3441 or [email protected].


Come join this group, to discuss such things as life journeys, religious backgrounds, differing relationships to God, Torah portions, roles as Jewish fathers, husbands or men, tzedakah, and our roles in Jewish or secular organizations.  Meets the second Monday of the month - see the calendar for dates.

For more information, please contact Mike Ralston ([email protected] or Steve Saxe ([email protected]).

Z'man l'vatkim - time for seniors luncheon
Fourth Wednesday of the month, October - May, 11:30 am in the Social Hall (Check the calendar for specific dates)
Join us for this monthly lunch-and-learn program hosted by our clergy. Connect with longtime friends and meet new ones! This program is free and is co-sponsored by Women of Rodef Sholom. RSVP here by the Monday before each luncheon so that we can make sure to have enough food.
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Social Hall
Calling all mahjong players! Join us for a few hours of mahjong and conversation. All levels welcome. Please bring your own set to play. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Haas at 415.897.4603. Check our calendar for specific dates.
Kenneth Jordan Levy Family Camp Weekend 
Friday afternoon to Sunday morning in March (check the calendar for specific dates)
Join us for this amazing weekend of relaxed fun & spiritual replenishment! Meet new people, enjoy the outdoors, do yoga, learn from our clergy, get a massage, relax, sing, play — slow down and experience Shabbat in a whole new way. For kids enrolled in our religious school, the cost of Family Camp is already included in your tuition for your immediate family, but you still need to register to save a spot. For all other families with kindergarteners through 6th graders, we would love to have you join us! If you have any questions, contact Moji at [email protected] or 415.479.3441.
do you like to read?  we have two book groups!
Daytime book group
Second Thursday of the month, 12 noon - 1:30 pm, Conference Room
Contact Sharry Schwarzbart for more information.
July 11 – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

August 15 – Blessing by Anna Quindlen
September 12 – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
October 10 – The Mapmaker’s Daughter by Laurel Corona
November 14 – Educated byTara Westover
December 12 – The Secrets between Us by Thrity Umrigar

WRS Book Group
Third Wednesday of the month, 7:15 pm, Library
Organized by the Women of Rodef Sholom.  Visit for more information about what they are reading.
Torah with Soul

Most Saturdays*, 9:00 am, Library (2nd floor of JCC)
Whether you are a Torah veteran, or completely new to Torah, all are welcome. Shabbat by Shabbat, we will study the weekly parsha, based on the third year of the triennial cycle. Additionally, time permitting, we'll continue our study of the Book of Psalms. 

*On the third Saturday of each month, weather permitting, Torah with Soul becomes Torah on the Trails, where we take a short hike on a local trail before studying Torah surrounded by nature. To be added to the Torah with Soul and/or Torah on the Trails email lists, please contact Sofie at [email protected].

play softball with the co-ed Rodef Rebels!

Fall and Spring months - check the calendar for times and locations
The highly-successful Rodef Sholom Rebels have taken home the BATS (Bay Area Torah Softball) championship trophy four out of the last five seasons, and we're out to defend our title once again. Come cheer for your home team or even join the game! Whether your preferred spot is in the stands or on the field, do yourself a favor and get in on the action. (Bonus: unlike those Giants tickets you're trying to score, admission is completely free!) Young or old, no experience necessary, and we don't mind if you wear a leg brace - most of us do! If you're interested in joining our team, contact Linda Clark at [email protected]. Here's to a great season!

KEHILLAH GROUPS at rodef sholom - making the synagogue smaller!

Kehillah groups are intentional, lay-led communities, whose members come together on a regular basis with the understanding that Jewish tradition and deep personal relationships add meaning to our lives. Check out the Mussar Circles that Kehillah Groups is launching October 2018, and sign up for the one that appeals to you. If you have any questions or ideas for additional Kehillah Groups, contact Moji Javid at [email protected] with your questions.

volunteering in the office

One of the easiest ways to help the synagogue is to help with office projects, such as mailings.  Most of these are small-scale, time-limited projects that occur four or five times a year.  Contact Sofie at [email protected] if you would like to be put on the list to help out.

volunteering on rodef sholom committees

Contact Moji Javid at [email protected] with your questions.