Beacon Hebrew Alliance — Call 831-2012.

Tot Class, March 16. Discussion, crafts, stories, and a snack. Open to members and nonmembers. Purim carnival, 11 a.m-1 p.m. March 16 Shabbat Across America, March 7. Dinner at 6 p.m., followed by services. Tickets $5. To reserve, call Michele at 462-7004.

Temple Beth Shalom — 13 Roosevelt Ave. Call 651-7817 or e-mail or visit

Shabbat Across America, 8 p.m. March 7. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $7, $3 children, free age 2 and younger. Reservations required.

Chabad of Orange County — 1997 Route 17M. Call 782-2770.

Mother/daughter Hamantaschen baking, March 9. Call 782-2770 for time. Purim celebration and Shabbat dinner, 5:30 p.m. March 21. $18, $10 children. Theme: "The Orient," featuring kosher sushi, Chinese acrobats, Megillah reading and prizes.

Congregation B'nai Torah of Greenwood Lake — 2 Edgemere Road (former Greenwood Lake Ambulance Building). Call 987-2079.

Shabbat service followed by kiddush, 7 p.m. Feb. 29 Shabbat Across America, 7 p.m. March 7. Nonmembers welcome. Purim Megillah reading, 6 p.m. March 21. Includes Hamantaschen cookies and noisemakers. Nonmembers welcome.

Kerhonkson Synagogue — 26 Minnewaska Trail. Call 626-2530 or visit

Open board meeting, 7:30 p.m. March 3 Shabbat services, potluck dairy/parve Kiddish and Torah study, 10 a.m. March 1 Sisterhood meeting, 10:30 a.m. March 2 Purim party, 7:30 p.m. March 22

Chaifest musical celebration — Tribute to Jewish Music Month, 3 p.m. March 16 at Congregation Ahavath Israel, 100 Lucas Ave. Featuring Klezjam, Gypsy Csardas and an auction. Advanced reservations: $18, $12 age 13 and younger. Tickets at the door $20, $15 age 13 and younger. Call 338-4409 or e-mail

Interfaith shared reading program — "Abraham's Curse: The Roots of Violence in Judaism, Christianity and Islam," discussion led by the Rev. Bruce Chilton, a Bard College professor, 10 a.m. March 6, 13 and 27 at Temple Emanuel, 243 Albany Ave. No previous reading or ownership of the book is necessary. Free. Refreshments served. Call Bob at 338-6180 or e-mail

Congregation Agudas Achim — Rock Avenue. Shabbat service and Purim carnival, 8 p.m. March 21. Rescheduled from March 14. Call Ellen Singer, 482-4100

Temple Sinai — 75 Highland Ave. Call 343-1861.

Guest speaker, 10 a.m., March 2, Rachel Anthone, New York state area director for American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Continental breakfast. Snow date March 9. Children's Inclusion Shabbat, 5:30 p.m. March 15 Lunch and Learn Kiddush, March 15 Men's Club breakfast/Purim carnival and Sisterhood wine-tasting March 16 Congregational meeting, 7:30 p.m. March 17 Purim Evening Service, Reading of the Megillah, 7:15 p.m. March 20 Purim Reading of the Megillah, 6:15 a.m. March 21 Sisterhood's movie day, 3 p.m. March 23. Movie to be announced. Hebrew School's Shabbaton, March 30

Congregation Eitz Chaim — 1645 Orange Turnpike and Reynolds Road. Call 783-7424.

Havdalah movie night, 6-8 p.m. March 1. Title: "Ha Hesder (A Time of Favor)," about the relationship between the Orthodox nationalists and the military. In Hebrew with English subtitles. $8. Dietary laws observed. To reserve, call 783-7424. Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh celebrations, 7 p.m. March 6, April 6 Shabbat Across American, 5:30 p.m. March 7. Kabbalat Shabbat followed by Shabbat dinner. Tickets $18, $8 children. To reserve, call 783-7424. Seminary Shabbat, March 7-9. Ute Steyer, a fourth-year Jewish Theological Seminary student, will be with the temple to share his unique perspective on Judaism. Steyer has lived in the United Kingdom, Greece, Germany and Sweden. Havdalah, 6:45 p.m. March 8. West Point Jewish Choir performs, 7:45 p.m., to celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary. Yom Rishon Minyan at 8:30 a.m. March 9, followed by breakfast in the rabbi's office at 9:30 a.m. Remember to bring in Lotto tickets and scratch-offs for the Purim Lottery basket raffle. Sisterhood open board meetings, 9:45 p.m. March 9 and April 13 Mother-and-child crafts and lunch, 12:15-2:30 p.m. March 9 Purim carnival, March 16 Passover wine-tasting, April 6, Star Liquors, Route 17M, Monroe. A percentage of proceeds benefits the Sisterhood. Time to be announced. Joint Yom HaShoah Committee commemoration program, 7 p.m. May 1 at Eitz Chaim. The program is in the memory of Jonah Ehrenreich. Free and open to the public.

Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism, Temple Beth-El — 314 N. Main St. Call 783-2626 or visit www.

Reader's Circle, 10:45 a.m. March 2: "A Journey to the End of the Millennium," a novel of the Middle Ages by A.B. Yehoshua. "Special Sundays" for children with special needs, ages 8-12. Program 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, April 13 and May 11. Registration fee: $18. To register or for more information, call Roberta at 783-2626. Shabbat Across America, 6:30-10 p.m. March 7. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Hallelu, 8 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Reservations by March 4. Temple Youth Group meeting, 5-7 p.m. March 13 Purim carnival for Torah school students, March 16 in the social hall. Sponsored by the seventh grade. All-school Purim expo, "Mentsch Makers Sing Purim," 6:15 p.m. March 17 Megillah reading and attendant anarchy, 7:30 p.m. March 20. Costumes welcome. Tot Shabbat, 7 p.m. March 21 in the sanctuary. Followed by Oneg Shabbat. Purim Masquerade Ball and desserts, 7:30 p.m. March 22 in the social hall. Costumes and masks optional. Tickets $25 per couple, $12.50 per person. To reserve, call 783-2626. Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh celebration, 7:30-9 p.m. March 27. E-mail to make a reservation and receive directions to the ceremony at a member's home. Nonmembers $5. Kabbalat Shabbat and Oneg Shabbat, 8 p.m. March 28, to honor past president Bonna Lynn Horovitz Passover Seder for interfaith and unaffiliated families, 5 p.m. April 20. This is a second-day Seder, not a model Seder. To reserve, call 783-2626. Cantor Elena Schwartz and Cantor Sergei Schwartz will lead a Jewish Heritage Tour of Eastern Europe April 20-May 1. For more information, visit Joint Yom HaShoah Committee commemoration program, 7 p.m. May 1 at Eitz Chaim. The program is in the memory of Jonah Ehrenreich. Free and open to the public. Groo's shoe drive for the underpriviledged. Pair your shoes with a rubberband or tie the laces together and place in the box in the coat room. Call Suzanne at 738-2110.

Temple Sholom — Route 42 and East Dillon Road. Call 794-8731.

Gulf Coast Relief: Kesher's Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans, March 9-14. College students needed to help rebuild the Gulf Coast. $75 plus travel expenses. Sponsored by United Jewish Communities and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. For registration information, visit:

Congregation Agudas Israel, 290 North St. Board of trustees meeting, 7:30 p.m. Call 562-5604.

Temple Beth Jacob — 344 Gidney Ave. Call 562-5516 or e-mail or visit

Shabbat Across America dinner and service, 6:15 p.m. March 7. A communitywide event. $15, $10 ages 5-13, $5 age 4 and younger. To reserve, call 562-5516.

Congregation Schomre Israel — 18 Park Ave. Call 454-2890.

The synagogue will continue its Sunday Series, "Jewish Influence on American Musical Theater," 3 p.m. March 2, with Richard Feldman, who teaches the history of the American musical at Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning and at Elderhostels. Hamantaschen for sale for Purim, now until March 3. Filling in five flavors: prune, poppy seed, apricot, raspberry and chocolate. $10 per dozen, $6 half-dozen. A Shalach Manos basket filled with Hamantaschen, candy and a drink: $17. Baskets may be shipped to friends and family for an additional cost of $10 for postage. Call 454-2890. Temple Beth-El Youth Choir with Shabbat services, 8 p.m. March 14 Shabbat, 9 a.m. March 15 "Ceramics: Make a Miriam Cup for the Seder," 1 p.m. March 16 at Ceramics by You, 2 Diddell Road, Wappingers Falls. Sponsored by the Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El. E-mail Sara at Purim services and reading of the Megillah, March 20-21. Call for times. Purim dinner, 5 p.m. March 21 in the social hall. Traditional Hamantaschen cookies for dessert. Tickets $12, $7 children. Reserve by March 13. Call 454-2890.

Environmental Sabbath program — Featuring Rabbi Larry Troster, environmental activist and director of GreenFaith, 7:30 p.m. March 7 at Vassar Temple, 140 Hooker Ave., and 9:30 a.m. March 8 at Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Ave. Followed by a Kosher Kiddush lunch at 11 a.m., and study session with Troster. This is a joint synagogue event. Call 454-2570 or 454-0570.

Temple Beth-El — 118 Grand Ave. Call Sue at 454-0570 or e-mail or visit

Town meeting with Rabbi Neal Loevinger: "Current Controversies in the Conservative Movement," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Free and open to the public. Purim workshop, 11 a.m. March 2. Songs, crafts, masks, sound makers and Hamantaschen cookies. For age 4 and younger and their families. Call Susan at 454-0570. Ethnic cooking class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 6. Featuring certified master chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt. $50 per session. Advanced paid registration required. Space limited. Mid Winter Jewish film festival, "Kadosh," 4 p.m. March 9. Hebrew with English subtitles. Free for members, $4 for nonmembers. Refreshments service. Sisterhood dessert and learn, 7:30 p.m. March 11. "What Is Miriam's Cup?" E-mail Sara at

Congregation Beth Hillel — 20 Pine St.. Shabbat Across America service, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29. Rosh Chodesh program and meal. Tickets $18 per family, or $10 per person. Send checks to Congregation Beth Hillel. Visit

Please note: Synagogue and congregational listings will be printed on a rotating basis each week in alphabetical order by community.

Greenwood Lake

Congregation B'nai Torah Jewish Community Centre — 2 Edgemere Road (the former Greenwood Lake Ambulance building).

Service and roundtable discussion, 7 p.m. Fri. Hebrew school, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun. Community dinners, third Fri. Morning services, 9:30 a.m. third Sat. Rabbi Brenda Weinberg. Call 477-3716.

Kauneonga Lake

Congregation Temple Beth-El — Route 55. Conservative service, 8 p.m. Fri., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Sat. service, 9:30 a.m. Followed by Kiddush. Call 583-5829.


Kerhonkson Synagogue — 26 Minnewaska Trail. Progressive synagogue. Rabbi Suri Krieger. Call 628-2530 or visit

Service times vary in the winter. Call for time or visit the Web site for calendar information. Ongoing registration for after-school program and Hebrew school. Senior lunch, noon Tues. After-school Torah program available. Call 626-2010.


Congregation Ahavath Israel — 100 Lucas Ave. Morning minyans are offered at 7 a.m. Mon. and Thurs. and 9 a.m. Sun. Rabbi Tamar Crystal. Call 338-4409.

Temple Emanuel — 243 Albany Ave. Rabbi Yael Romer and Cantor Robert Cohen. Kabbalat Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Call 338-4271.


Congregation Ahavath Israel — 39 Chestnut St. Fri. Shabbos service at sunset. Sat. service, 9 a.m. Call 292-8843.

Ferndale Synagogue — 72 Academy St. Sabbath morning service, 9 a.m. Sat. Call 292-7623.

Livingston Manor

Congregation Agudas Achim — Rock Avenue. Rabbi Fredric Pomerantz. Shabbat services vary, call Ellen Singer, 482-4100.

Loch Sheldrake

Hebrew Congregation of Loch Sheldrake — An Orthodox synagogue, Route 52 next to the movie theater. Evening service, 7:15 p.m. Fri. Sabbath service, 9 a.m. Sat. Check the bulletin board in front of the temple for events and time changes. Call Herb at 434-3039.

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