Adults and families

Help us build our community by getting involved!

We build community many different ways at Rodef Sholom, offering . Our Caring Community program is a way for congregants to support each other in times of need. Our seniors meet once a month for The Lunch Bunch and throughout the year at special luncheons with our clergy and educators. Much of the programming we offer is lay-led, because our congregants know the value of community. There are many ways to get involved!

Women of Rodef Sholom
REBAR team - hands on home repair
Men's Spiritual Journey Group
Family Camp Weekend at Camp Newman
Book groups
Rodef Rebels co-ed softball
Chavurah program

Volunteering in the office
Volunteering on the board of directors or other committees


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 2nd Monday of the month - see the calendar for dates.

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

Kenneth Jordan Levy Family Camp Weekend at Camp Newman

Friday afternoon to Sunday morning in March (check the calendar for specific dates)

There was time for me to learn while my kids were busy and happy. — Barbra Rosenstein

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.


First Tuesdays (Check the calendar for dates)
Bring your tiles and join others for a fun afternoon of mahjong in our social hall. All levels welcome. For more information, contact Ruth Malkin at [email protected].

do you like to read?  we have two book groups!
  • WRS Book Group
    Wednesday evenings once a month

    Organized by the Women of Rodef Sholom.  Visit for more information about what they are reading.
  • Daytime book group
    Thursday lunchtime once a month (check the calendar for times and books)

    Contact Jody Berman at 415.897.0962 for more information.
Let's play softball with the co-ed Rodef Rebels!

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 at least twice, and we're out to defend our title. 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 - we all do! If you're interested in joining our team, contact Matt Elkins at [email protected] Here's to a great season!

chavurah program at rodef sholom - making the synagogue smaller!

More details still to come.  In the meantime, 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 Molly at [email protected] if you would like to be put on the list to help out.

volunteering on thE board of directors or other committees

More details still to come.  In the meantime, contact Moji Javid at [email protected] with your questions.