COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER: RSVP by March 26 for March 31 event.
We are holding our Community Seder on the second night of Passover, Saturday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Reservation deadline for the Seder is March 26.
No late reservations. No walk-ins.
For members of First Hebrew: $45 adykts
Non-members: $55 pp
Children 5 – 13 $25; under 5 are free.
The 5778 Passover Guide is now available. Go to:
or call the office at 914-739-0500 for a hard copy.
NEW SOCIAL ACTION CHALLENGE
The HESED CHALLENGE– to fulfill the true meaning of HESED which is Loving Kindness to all.
The Social Action Committee has decided to “adopt” the Jan Peek House as our main social action project for this coming year.
The HESED CHALLENGE will consist of monthly challenges. Sometimes the challenge might be collecting 30 warm hats or coming up with an interesting program to share with the Jan Peek residents. We welcome any and all suggestions Any ideas for the future challenges contact Fran Olmsted email@example.com
THE CURRENT CHALLENGE: BACKPACKS, MESSENGER BAGS
Adult closable backpacks or messenger bags in neutral colors, preferably gray, black or navy. New items preferred but gently used welcome. These bags will be used by the men in the shelter for going on interviews. Feel free to chip in with a friend for your donation. Drop off in the coatroom.
End date: May 31.
March 23: STUMP THE RABBI
Come to Friday night services at 8 p.m.where you can ask the Rabbi questions and see if we can “stump the Rabbi.”
We will also honor those celebrating a special occasion, e.g., birthday, anniversary, retirement, etc. Please let the office know if you want your event included.
March 24: MEN’S CLUB SHABBAT
Services will be led by the men’s club beginning at 9:30 a.m. Special kiddush lunch to folow.
SERVICES AT FIRST HEBREW: See our schedule.
Most SHABBAT MORNINGS we hold out traditional egalitarian service, beginning at 9:30 a.m. followed by Kiddush. It is a complete service with a triennial cycle Torah reading. Everyone is welcome!
On OCCASIONAL SHABBAT MORNINGS (approximately every 6 weeks) the ALTERNATIVE SERVICE meets, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This service takes place in the lounge, features a little less liturgy, and engages mind, body, and soul to get the most out of Shabbat. Everyone is welcome
The FIRST FRIDAY of each month services begin at 7:30 p.m. It is a complete traditional egalitarian service followed by Oneg Shabbat dessert reception. Everyone is welcome!
On the THIRD FRIDAY of each month services begin at 8:00 p.m. to accommodate those whose schedule prevents them from coming to the earlier service. This is a Creative service, with a little less liturgy, and the addition of poems, stories, and songs. An Oneg Shabbat dessert reception follows. Everyone is welcome!
A WEEKLY THURSDAY MORNING MINYAN is held at 9 a.m. This is a complete traditional egalitarian morning service with a short Torah reading. Need a little help navigating a weekday service? New to wearing a tallit? Considering wearing tefillin? No worries! We will help you acclimate. Women and men are encouraged to participate. Everyone is welcome.
Please check the calendar page for updates.
HEBREW CLASSES AT FHC
Every Tuesday through March 27 26, 6 -7:30 p.m. Free for members; $5 per class for non-members.
For this adult class, you must be able to decode Hebrew letters, but experience with conversational Hebrew is not required. Learn how to ask and respond to questions, and learn a little about Israeli culture. This class will be taught by Urit Kuperman, an Israeli with many years of experience teaching Hebrew and Judaics.
IMPROVE YOUR HEBREW READING
If you want to read Hebrew faster and gain a better understanding of what you are reading, come to First Hebrew for a weekly class on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Taught by Alice Krochmal. Free.
JEWISH LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Register students now!
NOT YOUR FATHER’S HEBREW SCHOOL
First Hebrew’ s Jewish Learning Experience (JLE) will connect your student to Jewish living by engaging students in ideas and activities that connect Jewish values with real-life experiences, such as doing good deeds known as “mitzvahs,” and ”Tikkun Olam” to help heal the world. Students will learn Jewish values, have input to their course of study, and enlighten the entire community with their projects.
Limited time free offer for new students, temple membership not required. Always tuition-free for members.
Call for details and to register: 914-739-0500 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Classes begin Sept. 6 for grades 4-7 and Sept. 10 for K-3.
BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Come to First Hebrew for $2,000 in total guaranteed prizes, plus an average of $1,000 awarded in specialty games.
Doors open 5 p.m. and games begin 7:15 p.m. every Wednesday (except holidays – check First Hebrew’s website calendar.) First Hebrew is just west of the Beach Shopping Center, at 1821 Main St., Peekskill. Info: (914) 739-0500.
Don’t Use Cash! Shop With SCRIP and stores will donate to FHC!
At the supermarket – at the movies – when eating out – buying clothes and gifts —
Make your purchases with the store’s own gift card purchased through the FHC Scrip Program.
Stores donate a percentage of all gift cards bought through SCRIP to non-profits like First Hebrew. Turn Purchasing Power into Fundraising at:
Barnes & Noble
Stop & Shop
Movies, restaurants, & more!
Order by the end of the month for pick-up after the 10th. Visa & MasterCard are accepted on orders over $500.
For details call the office at 914-739-0500. Click here to download the SCRIP form.