Worship Celebrations for Families with Special Needs
Shireinu - Our Songs
Congregation Rodeph Sholom has a long commitment of meeting the needs of individuals with special needs. We evaluate all activities and programs with the goal of making our community as accessible as possible.
In our continuing effort to build a fully inclusive community, Congregation Rodeph Sholom has developed our SHIREINU (Our Songs), Special Needs Worship Services, open to members and non-members, providing families and children the opportunity to worship together in an accessible, interactive, and sensitive environment for four holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Passover, and Purim.
Roberta LowensteinShireinu Parent
"Other synagogues have welcomed Joey, but Rodeph Sholom is very special in that there are a lot of other people besides Joey who have special needs. You don’t feel like you’re singled out or that people are looking at you. I just enjoy seeing everyone enjoying themselves and being part of it."
"I had [an] absolutely amazing experience this year on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. I observed an amazing, spiritual, welcoming atmosphere.... Children and young adults with different special needs attended the service along with their families. Parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and friends of kids with special needs came together to share it with their loved ones... There's a community here."