Send photos, religious events and ongoing listing changes at least two weeks before the event, to: Amy Berkowitz, Times Herald-Record, P.O. Box 2046, Middletown 10940, or email or call 346-3155.



Congregation Eitz Chaim: 1465 Orange Turnpike. 783-7424.

n Goods and Services Auction at Eitz Chaim, March 11. Snow date March 18.



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

n Mishna Class, 9:15 a.m. Tues., 2 Alices Cafe, Newburgh.

n Purim Carnival: 9 a.m. Feb. 25. Theme - Billy Joel, The Megillah Man.

n Purim Dinner, 6 p.m. Feb. 28. $15 per adult/$5 per child under 12. Must RSVP by Feb. 21 with Megillah reading at 7 p.m.

n Who Were The Prophets? – 7:30 p.m. March 1 – Ezekiel 1-20.

n Special occasions – to send a birthday, get well or anniversary card, 562-0997. A portion of the proceeds goes to Noar Hadassah.

The Greater Newburgh Interfaith Council: St. George, 105 Grand St.

n Israel Trip 2017 – Join Rabbi Weintraub on an Israel adventure for 11 days.

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

n Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m. most Fridays; open to the public. Check for complete schedule.

n My Jewish Year Classes, 7 p.m. Tues. Feb. 20 and 27 or 1 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 22 or 27. Gain the ethics and values behind the Jewish holidays, based on Abigail Pogrebin's "My Jewish Year" book.

n Purim Carnival: 9 a.m. Feb. 25. Theme - Billy Joel, The Megillah Man.

n Purim Dinner - 6 p.m. Feb. 28. Everyone is invited to join CAI for a festive Purim meal. $15 per adult/$5 per child 12 and under. Temple Beth Jacob will have an ice cream dessert around 6:40 pm. RSVP to the office by Feb. 21 for dinner and ice cream.

n JCC Holocaust program, 2 p.m. March 25. Featuring Jewish Book Council Speaker Gavriel Savit, author of "Anna and the Swallow Man". RSVP by March 19. 561-6602. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Orange County.

n JCC High Tea, 1:30-3 p.m. March 28. $5 per person. Kosher laws observed. Reservations, 561-6602.


New Windsor

Chabad House of Eastern Orange County: New Windsor Community Center, 555 Union Ave. 347-526-4543.

n Purim Carnival, 4:45 p.m. March 1. Megillah Reading. Dress in costume. Deli buffet with make your own pickles section. Entertainment by Adam Real Man. Advanced, $12; children, $8. At the door, $15; children, $10. Purim sponsor, $180; $250.


Port Jervis

Chabad House of Pike County, Port Jervis & Deerpark: 30 Shinhollow Road. 672-0325.

n Rosh Chodesh Shevat celebration, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15.

n Melaveh Malka-Rosh Chodesh, 9 p.m. March 17.



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.


Beacon Hebrew Alliance: 331 Verplanck Ave., corner of Fishkill Avenue. Rabbi Brent Spodek and Cantor Ellen Gersh. Handicapped-accessible. 831-2012 or

n Service, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Candlelighting 10 minutes prior to Friday services. Morning services, 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Sat. Kiddush follows.

n Hebrew school, 9 a.m.-noon Sun. and 4-6:30 p.m. Tues.


Chabad of Orange County: 1170 Route 17M, Suite 1. Rabbi Pesach Burston, 782-2770, or email All affiliations of Judaism welcome.

n Bagels & Basics – Adult Education Class, 6 Mondays thru March, 8:45 – 9:45 am. Judaism 101 crash course, served with bagel breakfast. For topic menu registration info visit website.

n Chabad Hebrew School: 10 a.m.-noon. Sun. Jewish enrichment where your kids won’t want to miss a day! Hebrew reading, creative curriculum and interactive lessons. No membership or synagogue affiliation required. Excellent bar/bat mitzvah prep.

n Adult Hebrew School – 8 Mondays, October-December, 10:30-11:30 am - A Hebrew crash course for adults, led by Phyllis Goetz.

n Bar & Bat Mitzvah Clubs – Learn what it means to be a Bar/Bat Mitzvah while hanging out with friends, with interactive discussions, workshops and yummy refreshments. For dates and rates check website. Monthly Mondays.

n Ima & Me – Tuesdays, 9:45-11:30 am - Discover your child's word through Jewish stories, music, cooking, crafts and circle-time. Nutritious snacks included.

n Kabbalah & Chicken Soup – 7:30-8:45 p.m. Tues. Nourishment for the body & soul. Classes are designed in a way you can come to one or all. Refreshments and chicken soup served. Classes are complimentary, textbook purchase required.

n Friday Light Live – Spirited Shabbat Service & Delicious Shabbat Dinner. One Friday of each month for one hour. Free of charge.

n Shabbat Services & Kiddush, 10 a.m. first and third Sat. Family-friendly, user-friendly Shabbat Services and Torah Reading, followed by buffet Kiddush social. No membership, affiliation or experience necessary. 


Congregation Ezrath Israel: Rabbi Eisner Square (31 Center St.). An orthodox synagogue. Rabbi JJ Hecht. 647-4450 or 347-930-1420.

n Shabbos, Fri. evening; 9 a.m. Sat. followed by kiddush. Call for Friday schedule.

n Morning shacharis, 8 a.m. Wed.


Temple Beth Shalom: 13 Roosevelt Ave. 651-7817.

n Shabbat services, 7 p.m. Fri. followed by an oneg. Shabbat services, 10 a.m. first Sat.

n For information about the progressive Hebrew School, call temple office.


Chabad of Orange County: 12 North Church St. A Jewish education center and Hebrew school sponsored by the Lubavitch Hasidic community. All affiliations of Judaism welcome. Contact Rabbi Meir Borenstein, 291-0514 or

n Free Judaism class about Kabbalah and Talmud, 7:30 p.m. Tues.

n Hebrew School, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sun. Jewish holidays, Jewish history, Hebrew reading, Aleph Camp, Judaic art and activities. Ages 4-13. No affiliation or membership needed. To enroll, contact Chabad office. 

Greenwood Lake

Congregation B’nai Torah: 14 Lakes Road. Services 7 p.m. Fri.; Torah Study, 10 a.m. Sat. Rabbi Jonathan Zimet. 477-3716.

*n Tu B’Shevat Seder, 6 p.m. Feb. 2.

Highland Mills

Wellness Springs: 489 Route 32. Interfaith worship service, 9:30 a.m. third Sun., with the Rev. Naomi Fay, honoring and respecting all faith traditions. 928-2898.

Kauneonga Lake

Congregation Beth Sinai/White Lake Torah Center: 36 Lake St. Rabbi Shmuel Y. Fishbain. 583-7374.

n Daily services, 8 a.m. and 8:15 p.m. Morning services followed by a quick study in Jewish law. Coffee and refreshments after daily services.

n Sabbath services, 8:15 p.m. Fri

n Talmud study, 8 a.m. Sat.; morning services, 9 a.m. Followed by kiddush and refreshments.

n Class in Ethics of the Fathers (Pirkei Avos), 6:30 p.m. Sat; afternoon service, 7 p.m.; evening service, 60 minutes after sundown.

Congregation Temple Beth-El: 3531 Route 55. A Conservative Egalitarian synagogue. Shabbat Services, 8 p.m. Fri., and 9:30 a.m. Sat. Rabbi Neal Loevinger. 518-339-3219.


Kerhonkson Synagogue: 26 Minnewaska Trail. Progressive shul and welcoming community. Rabbi Reb Sally Wittenburg.

n Services, every second Sat. Check website for details.


Congregation Agudas Achim: 254 Lucas Ave. 331-1176.

n Torah & Tea, 11 a.m. Thurs. For information, call 331-1176 or email

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

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

Temple Emanuel: 243 Albany Ave. Rabbi Yael Romer and Cantor Robert Cohen. 338-4271.

n Kabbalat Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Monthly potluck meal, 5:30 p.m. first Fri., followed by early Kabbalat service at 7 p.m.

n Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. third Fri.

n Morning Minyan service, 10 a.m. Sat.


Congregation Ahavath Israel: 39 Chestnut St. Shabbat services, 9:15 a.m. Sat. 292-8843.

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

Livingston Manor

Congregation Agudas Achim: Rock Avenue. Shabbat service vary. Rabbi Fredric Pomerantz. 439-3600. Bob Freedman, 439-3600. Reservations for High Holiday services 796-0892 or or 292-2552.

Loch Sheldrake

Hebrew Congregation of Loch Sheldrake: Route 52, next to the movie theater. An Orthodox synagogue. Evening service, 7 p.m. Fri. Sabbath service, 9 a.m. Sat. Daily service, 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Check bulletin board for events and time changes. Call Herb at 434-8840.

Lords Valley, Pa.

Jewish Fellowship of Hemlock Farms: 1516 Hemlock Farms. 570-775-7497.

n Services, 7 p.m. Fri., 9:30 a.m. Sat.

n Religious school, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun.


Temple Sinai: 75 Highland Ave. 343-1861.

n Services, 6 p.m. Fri., 9:15 a.m. Sat.

n Minyan Mon., and Thurs., 6:45 a.m.

n Minyan 9:15 a.m. Sat., 6:45 a.m. Mon., 6:50 a.m. Tues., and Wed.

n Ma'ariv Tues., and Wed., 6:45 p.m.


Congregation Eitz Chaim/MWJCC: 1465 Orange Turnpike. A Conservative Egalitarian and Inclusive synagogue. Office hours, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. 1-3 p.m. Tues.-Thurs.

Rabbi Louis Polisson. 783-7424.

n Services, 6 p.m. Fri., and 9 a.m. Sat.

n Hebrew school, grades K-12, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wed., with online classes and Shabbat participation.

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.

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.

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.


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

n Friday Shabbat services, call for time. Saturday morning Shacharis, 10 a.m. Torah study, 9:30 a.m. Sat.

Temple Sholom: 5 E. Dillon Road. Lift for handicapped available. Rabbi Michele Medwin, 794-8731, or

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


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

n Shabbos services, (call for times), Fri., and 9 a.m. Sat. Kiddush follows services. Closed for the fall and winter after Yom Kippur.


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, Newburgh.

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.

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

JCC Circus Circles - Reserve your Circus Circle now in honor of your loved ones. $36 per circle. Actual painting is located in the hallway outside the JCC office. Call 561-6602 to reserve your circle.

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

Port Jervis

Chabad House of Pike County, Port Jervis & Deerpark: 30 Shinhollow Road. 672-0325.

n "Igeres HaTeshuvo," (Tanya, Part IV) - 9 p.m. every Wed., through March. A learning series on the Alter Rebbe's sacred work, Tanya.

n "Torah Ohr" on the Book of Exodus - 9 p.m. every Mon. through March. A discussion of the weekly Torah portion based on the teachings of the Alter Rebbe, delivered by Rabbi Shaul Elkeslasi.

n Concepts in Kabbolo: “Abbo and Immo" Infinite Light and Source of Eternal Life," 9:30 p.m., Tues. through March. Learn how Torah observance impacts every aspect of a Jew's existence.

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


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

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

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., 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.