Submit this month’s religion event, high holy day schedule or synagogue news and pictures, to: Amy Berkowitz, Times Herald-Record, Box 2046, Middletown 10940, or email aberkowitz@th-record.com or call 346-3155.

 

Greenwood Lake

Congregation B’nai Torah: 14 Lakes Road, Greenwood Lake. 477-3716.

n Services and community dinner, 6 p.m. Sept. 16.

 

Kingston

Congregation Ahavath Israel: 100 Lucas Avenue. 338-8131, email info@ucjf.org or visit ucjf.org.

n "The Silent Exodus”, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, is about the expulsion of more than 800,000 Jews from Arab countries, called the “Naqba”. Guest speaker Joseph Levy, born in Cairo, Egypt.

 

Jewish Federation of Ulster County: 1 Albany Ave., Suite G-10. Call 338-8131, ucjf.org.

n Day of Jewish Learning, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 13, SUNY Ulster Vanderlyn Hall, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge. Lectures, discussion and participatory activities, led by guest spiritual and lay leaders. Kosher food and a Jewish themed book exchange. Reservations required.

 

Monroe

Congregation Eitz Chaim: 1465 Orange Turnpike. 783-7424. office@eitzchaim-monroe.org or.eitzchaim-monroe.org.

Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism - Temple Beth-El: 314 N. Main St. 783-2626. Monroetemple.org.

n Discussion with Rabbi Gallop, noon Sept. 21. Topic: Forgiveness in preparation of the holidays.

n S’lichot traditional service, 8 p.m. Sept. 24.

n Reflective contemporary forgiveness service, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25.

n Changing of Torah covers with the Torah school, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25.

n Rosh Hashanah, erev service, 7 p.m. Oct. 2.

n Shachrit service, 10 a.m. Oct. 3-4..

n Tashlich, kid-friendly program, 4 p.m. Oct. 3. Family service, 5 p.m. Oct. 3, Family Service, 5 p.m.

n Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre/Erev service, 7 p.m. Oct. 11.

n Shachrit, 10 a.m. Oct. 12. Ask The Rabbi session, 1 p.m. Family service, 3 p.m. Mincha, 4 p.m. Yizkor memorial service and Neilah/concluding service, 5 p.m.

n Erev Sukkot/Sukkot Family Service, 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

n Yizkor (prayer for the deceased), 10 a.m. Oct. 23. Monroe Temple Torah School, first-grade consecration, 7 p.m. Simcha Torah, 7:30 p.m.

n Havdalah Unplugged with music from Alan Goodis, 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Pre-order your tickets: $15; three or more tickets, $12 each; free for children ages 13 and under. Refreshments to follow.

 

Monticello

Temple Sholom: 5 East Dillon Road. 794- 8731 or 794-3962.

n Religious school for ages 6-13, Tues. and Thurs., starting Sept. 15. Instruction includes beginner prayerbook Hebrew, blessings and prayers for bar mitzvah, and introduction to Jewish holidays, history, and culture.

n Erev Rosh Hashanah, 8 p.m. Oct. 2.

n Rosh Hashanah service, 10 a.m. Oct. 3.

n Second Day Rosh Hashanah, 10 a.m. Oct 4.

n Kol Nidrei - Erev Yom Kippur, 8 p.m. Oct. 11.

n Yom Kippur morning, 10 a.m. Oct. 12.

n Yom Kippur - Healing/Afternoon Service, 2:45 p.m. Oct. 12.

n Yizkor service - 5 p.m. Oct. 12. Yizkor, prayer for the deceased about 6 p.m. N’eila closing service follows. Leading the services will be Rabbi Michele Medwin. Cantorial soloist is Issac Assor accompanied by Nissa Kahle.

 

Newburgh

Congregation Agudas Israel: 290 North St. Rabbi Phillip Weintraub. 562-5604.

n Learning Liturgy, 10 a.m. Thurs., until Sept. 29.

n High Holiday Hebrew Crash Course, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15.

n Haftorah Class, 10:30 a.m. Fri., Sept. 16 and 23. Learn how to chant Haftorah.

n Musical Shabbat dinner and service, 6 p.m. Sept.16. Dinner followed by services. $15 per adult/$5 per child. Reserve by Sept. 13.

n Cemetery prayers with the Rabbi, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sept.18 and Sept. 25.

n Simchat Shabbat, 11:30 a.m., Sept.17. Kiddush, $36.

n Hagbah Class, 10 a.m. Sept. 20 or 7 p.m. Sept. 28. Learn how to lift the Torah and participate in this sacred command. Reservations required.

n Davenin’ Class, 10:15 a.m. Wed., Sept. 21 and 28, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Learn the basics of a Shabbat service.

n Shabbat and Sukkah edition class, 9 a.m. Oct 20. Learn the mystical origins of Shabbat and the basics of Friday night dinner.

n Israel Trip 2017 – Join Rabbi Weintraub on an Israel adventure for 11 days. rabbiweintraub@gmail.com.

Temple Beth Jacob: 290 North St. Rabbi Larry Freedman. 562-5516, office@tbjnewburgh.org or tbjnewburgh.org.

n Torah Study, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1.

n For Sukkot - Lulav & Etrog Sets, $30 each. Order by Sept. 15. 

n Machzor class intro, 7 p.m. Thurs., until Sept. 29. The Rabbi will teach all about the new High Holiday prayer books. Attendance at every session is not required, but reservations are required.

n The Maccabeats Concert, 2 p.m. Sept. 18 (for both temples). The Maccabeats have recently emerged as both a Jewish music and a cappella phenomenon. Tickets: $25 advance, $35 at the door, $36 VIP. Checks can be made payable to Kol Yisrael. Mastercard and Visa accepted. 562-5516.

n Sisterhood education programs: "The Old World: Jewish Life in the Shtetl," 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and "The New World: Jewish Life in America at the Turn of the Century", 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Reservations required.

n Selichot service, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Reservations required.

n Moytl Chamber Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Listen to music by composers who were forced into exile during the Holocaust, played by some of New York’s dynamic young artists. More info to follow.

 

Port Jervis

Chabad House of Pike County, Port Jervis & Deerpark: 30 Shinhollow Road. 672-0325. acme770@gmail.com. MessiahTimes.com.

n Kuntres Acharein, (Tanya, Part V) - 9 p.m. every Wed., through Sept.

n Likutei Torah on the Book of Deuteronomy - 9 p.m. every Mon. through Sept.

n Concepts in Kabbolo: "Ohr Ein Sof - Infinite Light before the Contraction," 9:30 p.m., Tues. through September. Discover the secrets of G-d's creation of the universe, man's relationship to G-d and the Era of Messiah and Redemption, in a thought-provoking learning series delivered by Rabbi Shaul Elkeslasi.

 

Poughkeepsie

Vassar Temple: 140 Hooker Ave. A reform congregation. 454-2570 or vassartemple.org.

n High Holy Day services to the community at no charge. Seating is limited, tickets will be issued "first come-first served." Reservations for free babysitting during Rosh Hashana first day morning services, and Yom Kippur morning services, may also be made at that time. 454-2570 to reserve.

n A homemade dairy break-the-fast meal on the eve of Yom Kippur. Paid reservations for the meal are due by Oct. 5. $15; children under 13, $5; $36 maximum per family.

 

Walden

Congregation Beth Hillel - Walden Jewish Community Center: 20 Pine St. 778-7374.

n Rosh Hashana, 9:15 a.m. Oct. 3. Children's service, 10 a.m.

n Service, 9:15 a.m. Oct. 4.

n Yom Kippur, 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 12.

n Youth service, 10 a.m. Oct. 12.

 

ONGOING

Please note: Ongoing synagogue and congregational listings will be printed on a rotating and space-available basis each week in alphabetical order by town/village.

 

Monroe

Congregation Eitz Chaim/MWJCC: 1465 Orange Turnpike. A Conservative synagogue. Rabbi Zach Sitkin. 783-7424. eitzchaim-monroe.org.

n Synagogue office hours, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.-Thurs.

n Kabbalat Shabbat service, 6 p.m. Fri.

n Hebrew school, grades K-12, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wed., with online classes and Shabbat participation. Membership not required for enrollment in preschool-1st grade. eitzchaimhebrewschool.com.

Congregation Olohel Mordche: 34 Satmar Drive. 783-2137.

Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism – Temple Beth-El: 314 N. Main St. A Reform synagogue. Rabbi Jesse M. Gallop, Cantor Elizabeth Goldmann. 783-2626. Monroetemple.org.

n Kabbalat Shabbat, 8 p.m. Fri.; Shabbat Hallelu, 7:30 p.m. first Fri., featuring a musical family service

n Adult choir, 7:30 p.m. Wed.

n Mentsch Makers Preschool, 1-5 days Mon.-Fri. during school year, for children birth to 5-years-old. Tot café and afternoon enrichment classes are also available along with Ima and Me playgroup. Preschool is not restricted to members and is open to the community. mentschmakers@yahoo.com.

n Torah School, grades K-2, 9-10:45 a.m. Sun., grades 3-7, 9-11 a.m. Sun. and 4-5:30 p.m. Tues.; Torah School Academy, grades 8-12, 7-8:30 p.m. Wed.

 

Monticello

Landfield Avenue Synagogue: 18 Landfield Ave. Rabbi Ben-Zion Chanowitz. 794-8470.

n Morning services: 9 a.m. Sun.-Fri. Shabbos, 9:30 a.m. Afternoon service 10-15 minutes before sunset. Call the synagogue for exact times. Torah class on Tues., time and location vary. Call for details.

Temple Sholom: 5 E. Dillon Road. Lift for handicapped available. Rabbi Michele Medwin, 794-8731, sholomoffice@hotmail.com or templesholomny.org.

n Shabbat services, 7:30 p.m. Fri.

 

Mountaindale

Hebrew Congregation of Mountaindale: Orthodox synagogue on Spring Glen Road. 434-3486.

n Shabbos services, 7:30 p.m. Fri., and 9 a.m. Sat. Kiddush follows services.

 

Newburgh

Congregation Agudas Israel: 290 North St., Newburgh. Rabbi Philip Weintraub. 562-5604.

n Shabbat services, 9:30 a.m. Sat., followed by kiddush

n Coffee With The Rabbi, 9 a.m. Tues., Two Alices Coffee Lounge, 311 Hudson St., Cornwall-On-Hudson

n Crash Course in Hebrew, 10 a.m. Tues.

n Scrabble With Friends, 11 a.m. Tues.

n Talmud Study Class, 7 p.m. Tues

n Learn to Chant Haftorah, 11 a.m. Wed.

n Line dance lessons, 7 p.m. Wed. $12, members $10.

n Learning the Liturgy - Gain the Keys to Our Holy Torah, 10 a.m. Thurs.

n Crash Course in Hebrew Study Group, 11 a.m. Thurs. Make every service more accessible by learning to read Hebrew from the beginning.

n Hebrew school, 4:15 p.m. Thurs.

n Ask the Rabbi, 9:30 a.m. most Fridays. Call for schedule and location.

n Cookbooks available in the office. $18 each.

Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County: Programs include Youth to Israel/Gift of Israel; Hebrew day schools; community relations and transitional living. 562-7860.

Newburgh Jewish Community Center: 290 North St. 561-6602. njcc6602@aol.com.

n Art classes for children, 4:15 p.m. Thurs.

Temple Beth Jacob: 290 North St. Rabbi Larry Freedman. 562-5516, office@tbjnewburgh.org or tbjnewburgh.org.

n Torah Chanting, 1 p.m. Thurs.

n Emek Gift Shop, 9-11 a.m. Sun., 4-6 p.m. Tues., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs. Jewish Artist For The Month of March is Damon Beaudry of Poughkeepsie.

n Scrip fundraiser is ongoing. Gift cards are available for purchase from 9-10:30 a.m. Sun. (during Religious School). Special orders available.

 

New Paltz

Jewish Congregation of New Paltz Kehillat Ahavath Achim: 8 Church St. A Reconstructionist synagogue. 255-9817.

 

New Windsor

Chabad of Eastern Orange: 845 Little Britain Road. 565-3816 or chabadeasternorange.com.

 

Port Jervis area

Chabad House of Pike County, Port Jervis & Deerpark: 30 Shinhollow Road. Rabbi Shaul Elkeslasi. All services and programs are free. 672-0325, acme770@gmail.com or MessiahTimes.com.

n Orthodox prayer services: Shacharis, 9 a.m. daily; Mincha, one half hour before sundown, followed by a daily lesson in Tanya, and Ma’ariv

n Sabbath services and meals

n Guest house for anyone who does not live within walking distance

n Tovli Children’s Torah School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. Fun learning and recreational activities.

*n Concepts in Kabbolo: Divine Will and Delight, 9:30 p.m., Tues. through May. Discover the secrets of God's creation of the universe, man's relationship to God and the Era of Messiah and Redemption, in a thought-provoking learning series delivered by Rabbi Shaul Elkeslasi.

n “Flashbacks in Jewish History: How Our Past Informs Our Future,” 7:30 p.m. Mon. Hosted by the Jewish Women’s Circle.

n Children’s after-school Hebrew class and Judaic studies, 5 p.m. Tues.

n Lunch & Learn, noon Wed.; women only, 12:30 p.m. every second Tues.

n Group program for special needs children

n Camp Maayan Chai, featuring outdoor activities in an authentic Orthodox Jewish environment for children 9-15. To register, contact Chabad House.

n Torah classes for adults

n Beginner and advanced Hebrew language classes

n State-of-the-art Mikva. Call for spring and summer hours.

n Tefillin and mezuzos checked on site

n House visits upon request

Temple Beth El: 88 E. Main St. Sabbath service, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Rabbi Burton Mindick. 856-1722. templebethelpjny.org.

 

Poughkeepsie

Chabad Lubavitch Center of Mid Hudson Valley: 63 Vassar Road. Shabbat services: 7 p.m. Fri. Shabbat mornings at 9:30 a.m. Sat. Minyan, 9 a.m. Sun. Kiddush following services. There are no Mincha/Maariv Havdalah services. Rabbi Yacov and Hindy Borenstein. 463-5801 or chabadmidhudsonvly@prodigy.net.

Congregation Schomre Israel: 18 Park Ave. A modern Orthodox Jewish congregation. 454-2890 or schomre1@aol.com.

n Mincha/Ma’ariv, 7 a.m. Mon. and Thurs.

n Shabbat services, 7 p.m. Fri.

n Morning Shabbat services, 9 a.m. Sat.

Temple Beth-El: 118 South Grand Avenue. A Conservative, egalitarian temple. programs@tbepokny.org, tbepokny.org or call Sue at 454-0570.

n Evening Shabbat, 7:30 p.m. Fri., followed by an Oneg Shabbat (except first Fri.); morning Shabbat, 9:30 a.m. Sat., followed by a kiddush; Minyan, 7:30 a.m. Mon.-Fri.

n Intergenerational Shabbat (Shabbat B'yachad), 6:30 p.m. first Fri.

 

Rock Hill

Crescent Hill Synagogue: 271 Lake Louise Marie Road. 914-482-5326.

n Services, 7 p.m. Fri, and 9 a.m. Sat. beginning in July. Services followed by kiddush. Memberships available for new families and individuals.

 

South Fallsburg

South Fallsburg Hebrew Association: 26 Lake St. Rabbi Yakov Barros. 434-3386. sfallsburgshul@aol.com.

n Morning services, 7:55 a.m. Sun.-Fri.; afternoon services (mincha), 4 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; evening services (maariv), 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.

n Friday night services, five minutes after candle lighting Fri.

n Saturday morning services, 9:15 a.m. Sat., followed by kiddush.

n Daily outreach kollel

n Bar/bat mitzvah lessons available at no cost.

 

Walden

Congregation Beth Hillel: 20 Pine St. 778-7374.

n Conservative service, 7:30 p.m. Fri., followed by Oneg Shabbat

n Hebrew school classes grades 1-6, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sun. Bar and bat mitzvah instruction, 9 a.m.-noon Sun.

n Hebrew school registration is ongoing. Call temple for details.

 

Woodstock

Woodstock Jewish Congregation: 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. 679-2218, info@wjcshul.orgwjcshul.org.

n Shabbat services 7:30 p.m. Fri. (except first Fri. of the month, 6 p.m.) and 10 a.m. Sat. When attending synagogue, please be perfume and scent free, as many congregants are allergic.

 

Wurtsboro

Hebrew Congregation of Wurtsboro: Corner of Third and Pine streets. 888-4035.