Announcements

OPERATION ISAIAH

First Hebrew Congregation joins The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism in participating in Operation Isaiah, an annual food drive during the High Holiday season signifying our commitment to meet the Prophet Isaiah’s challenge to feed the hungry.

Congregants are asked to bring bags of non-perishable food to the synagogue throughout the High Holy Day season and particularly to the Kol Nidre service.  These will be distributed to our local food bank.  This has become a ritual for our congregation, as well as many other congregations.

First Hebrew continues to collect non-perishable food throughout the year for our local food bank.  The donation box can be found in the coat closet off the lobby.


HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

ROSH HASHANA

Erev Rosh Hashana: Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 p.m.

Rosh Hashana: Thursday, September 21, 9:00 a.m.

Rosh Hashana: Friday. September 22, 9:00 a.m.

 

YOM KIPPUR

Kol Nidre: Friday. September 29, 6:15 p.m.

Yom Kippur (Yizkor): Saturday, Septebmer 30, 9:00 a.m.

Yom Kippur afternoon (Mincha/Neilah/Maariv): 5:15 p.m.

Shofar sounds: 7:30 p.m. Followed by break-fast at First Hebrew; RSVP required to president@firsthebrew.org


COMMUNITY YOM KIPPUR BREAK-FAST; RSVP REQUIRED BY 9/19

Immediately following the conclustion of Yom Kippur services, join us for break-fast, thanks to generous donors.  No charge for ticket-holders.

RSVP REQUIRED bY September 19, 914-739-0500 or president@firsthebrew.org


PAGE A DAY LEARNING BEGINS 9/21

Here is how PAGE A DAY works:

You purchase the book, and plan to read one page a day* on your own, according to the schedule you get each week via email. You may meet with a study partner (hevruta) to discuss what you have read if you wish.  Several times during the year there will be a larger group discussion – a Beit Midrash – of the readings. And at the end of the book we will celebrate your ongoing learning at a Siyyum – celebrating the completion of a text.

*Some of us read a week or more at a time to catch up!

 

This year’s book is: “The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons” by Jill Hammer, PhD.

Each day the reader will be able to study, observe and find inspiration relating to the natural world and one’s own spirituality.  Here is the link to read more about it:

The Jewish Book of Days

Through Amazon.com:  Hard Cover $18.53 Kindle Edition $15.99

RSVP to Rabbi Dana rabbi@firsthebrew.org

 

 


JEWISH LEARNING EXPERIENCE — Register students now!

drumming circle 2016 3NOT 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 rabbi@firsthebrew.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:

iTunes
Macy’s
CVS
Starbucks
Dunkin Donuts
Claire’s
Staples
Home Depot
Build-A-Bear
Gap
Kohl’s
Old Navy
Barnes & Noble
Stop & Shop
ShopRite
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.