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 aberkowitz@th-record.com or call 346-3155.

 

Greenwood Lake

Bnai Torah/Greenwood Lake: 14 Lakes Rd. Greenwood Lake, (GPS -1959 Lakes Rd., Monroe.) 477-3716.

• Israel Independence Day Celebration, 7 p.m. April 20. Following a short Shabbat service and kiddush, Israeli food will be shared and poems and stories will be told.

  

Kingston

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

• Celebrate Israel at 70 outdoor festival: 1-5:30 p.m. May 6. Israeli food, songs and dance (led by the Vanaver Caravan), and children’s activities at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Free.

 

Middletown

Temple Sinai: 75 Highland Ave. 343-1861. Templesinaimiddletown.com.

• Adult Learning class, “Prayer And Me” with Rabbi Rubenstein 7 p.m. April 23.

• Coffee and Conversation, 7:30 p.m. April 25.

• Chavayrim Kol Yisrael Awards Luncheon, 1 p.m. April 29. Dr. Alan Shanker is Temple Sinai’s 2018 Man of The Year. There will also be honorees from other Conservative synagogues in the Hudson Valley region. $70; $60 for children under 13. After April 6, reservation prices increase to $80; $70 for children. Reservations required. hvrfjmc.org or mail a check to the temple.

• Havdalah and Israeli dancing, led by Roberta Monkash, 8 p.m. May 5. Reserve by April 29. shaye@templesinaimiddletown.com.

 

Monroe

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

• Mazel Tots - New Toddler and Parent Group, meets 4:30-6:30 p.m., second Wed., of the month during Hebrew School (ongoing). 783-7424.

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

• New Tot Shabbat for Young Families, 6:15-7 p.m. May 4. Monroe Temple will host Tot Shabbat for families with young children. It will include a brief children's service led by Rabbi Ross, light refreshments and a child-focused crafts activity. The program is open to the community at no charge.

 

Newburgh

Jewish Federation of Orange County: Honors IDF and Jewish War Veterans of Orange County, Kol Israel (Agudas Israel, JCC and Temple Beth Jacob), Newburgh. If you know of any Jewish veterans residing in Orange County, contact Joe Birnbaum (Jbirny@aol.com) or Harvey Horn (harmini@optonline.net).

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

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

• Learning Liturgy, 10 a.m. Thurs.

• Who Were The Prophets? class, 7:30 p.m. April 24. Read Hosea & Joel.

• Shabbat dinner and service, 6 p.m. May 4, with Ruth Radiano, director of nursing at Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital. RSVP by April 30.

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

Newburgh Jewish Community Center: 290 North St. 562-5516.

• Simchat Shabbat, April 21, following services.

• JCC High Tea, 1:30-3 p.m. April 25. $5 per person. Kosher laws observed. Reserve, 561-6602.

• JCC Mother’s Day Votive Vase Craft, 6 p.m. April 25. Members, $10; nonmembers, $15. Reserve by April 23. 561-6602.

• JCC Yiddish Classes -11 a.m. May 3. Free.

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

• Community-wide Yom Ha'Atzmaut program, 9 a.m.-noon April 22. Several temples from the area will join Kol Israel in celebrating Israel's Independence Day.

• Saturday Shabbat, 10 a.m. April 28.

• Judy Renee Singer, author of "In The Shadow of Alabama" will be guest speaker. 2 p.m. May 6. Free. Sponsored by the TBJ Sisterhood. RSVP by April 30.

 

Port Jervis

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

• Rosh Chodesh Sivan celebration, 9 p.m. May 14.

 

Walden

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

• Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 7:15 p.m. April 27.

 

Woodstock

The Lev Shalem Institute of Woodstock Jewish Congregation: 1682 About Hudson Valley Makes - Hudson Valley MakesGlasco Turnpike. 679-2218.

• JCC Federation Of Ulster County - Celebrate Israel at 70 outdoor festival, 1-5:30 p.m. May 6. Israeli food, songs and dance (led by the Vanaver Caravan), and children’s activities at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Free.

 

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.

Port Jervis

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

• "Kuntres Acharein," (Tanya, Part V) - 9 p.m. every Wed., through May. A fascinating learning series on the Alter Rebbe's sacred work, Tanya.

• "Likutei Torah" on the Book of Leviticus - 9 p.m. every Mon., through May. A discussion of the weekly Torah portion based on the teachings of the Alter Rebbe, delivered by Rabbi Shaul Elkeslasi.

• Concepts in Kabbolo: "Oirois B'keilim: Lights of Chaos within Vessels of Restoration," 9:30 p.m., Tues. through May. Learn how Torah observance impacts every aspect of a Jew's existence. 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.

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

 

Poughkeepsie

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

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

• Shabbat services, 7 p.m. Fri.

• 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.

• 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.

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

 

Rock Hill

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

• 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.

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

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

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

• Daily outreach kollel

• Bar/bat mitzvah lessons available at no cost.

 

Walden

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

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

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

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

 

Woodstock

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

• 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.

 

Beacon

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

• 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.

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

 

Chester

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

• 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.

• 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.

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

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

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

• 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.

 

Ellenville

Congregation Ezrath Israel: Rabbi Eisner Square (31 Center St.). An orthodox synagogue. Rabbi Shlomie Deren. 647-4450. Rabbi@Jewishellenville.com.

• Shabbos, Fri. evening; call for time.. Sat., 9:30 a.m. followed by kiddush.

• Morning shacharis, 8 a.m. Wed.

Florida

Temple Beth Shalom: 13 Roosevelt Ave. 651-7817. temple@warwick.net. tbsny.org.

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

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

Goshen

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 chabadoc@aol.com.

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

• 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.

 

 

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., (GPS 1959 Lakes Road, Monroe) Rabbi Shmuel Y. Fishbain. 583-7374. whitelaketorahcenter.org.

• 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.

• Sabbath services, 8:15 p.m. Fri.

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

• 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. http://congregationtemplebethel.com/ 518-339-3219.

 

Kerhonkson

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

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

 

Kingston

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

• Torah & Tea, 11 a.m. Thurs. For information, call 331-1176 or email leah@iloveganisrael.com.

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, info@ucif.org, ucif.org.

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

• 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.

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

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

 

Liberty

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 msnaab@aol.com 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. JFHF@enter.com.

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

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