JEWISH LEARNING EXPERIENCE — Register students now!

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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


HONEY SALE- Order by July 24 for free shipping!

Honey Sale - Click here to order!

The Sisterhood HONEY SALE is here!  Get it while the SHIPPING IS FREE! The cost is $11 per jar of delicious Kosher clover honey shipped to your recipients in time for Rosh Hashanah.  Free Shipping for orders placed by July 24, 2017. Any questions please contact Fran Olmsted at 845-661-4691 or

Click on the honey jar to order!

July 21: SHABBAT BY THE RIVER 7:30 p.m. service

Weather permitting, we will meet in Riverfront Green Park, Peekskill, at 7:30 p.m.

Meet at the pergola on the right (north) side of the riverfront beyond the parking lot. Feel free to come early, bring dinner and wine. There are some benches; you may wish to bring a chair.

Cross the tracks, turn right into the parking lot and go all the way to the end behind the Lincoln Depot. Walk over the short bridge to the walkway, turn left and you will find us along the riverfront under the awning. It is handicap accessible.




We are privileged to have Rabbis Laurie Levy and Steven Altarescu of Putnam Valley Reform Temple join Rabbi Dana to lead a Contemplative Service.

This service will weave together a bit of chair yoga, breathing, and reflection in and around the Morning Service liturgy. What a way to renew body and spirit! All are welcome. The service will be followed by a Kiddush luncheon.

The Traditional Egalitarian service will resume Aug. 5th. 

Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. – Noon.


First Hebrew typically holds an Alternative Shabbat Service on the third Friday of each month and on the last Saturday of any month having five Saturdays on the calendar.


7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom in Mahopac.

Northern Westchester and Putnam synagogues will join together to commemorate the destruction of the First and Second Temples, the Inquisition and expulsion from Spain,  and other atrocities which befell the Jewish People.

The evening includes a lecture by Andrée Aelion Brooks, the evening service, and chanting of “Eicha,” the Book of Lamentations. All texts will be provided in English and Hebrew.

For a full description, please click on this link:

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8 a.m.

First Hebrew will hold an egalitarian service at the downtown shul, with egalitarian seating: 813 Main St., Peekskill.


On the menu: chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, salad. dessert and drink-mixes for delivery on Monday, August  14th.  

Donated food should be left inside the synagogue on the bench in the entrance no later than 9:45 a.m. on the day of the delivery.

You can also purchase and donate supermarket scrip gift cards at the FHC office to help with our efforts to feed the hungry.

For information, suggestions or questions please contact Fran Olmstead at


BRICK GARDEN: Memorialize or honor a loved one.

Become a proud sponsor of our front porch brick garden. Each brick can be inscribed with up to 4 lines of copy, 16 characters per line. It’s a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a loved one.

$150 per brick
$275 for two bricks
Price includes inscription

Contact the office to order: 914-739-0500


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:

Dunkin Donuts
Home Depot
Old Navy
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.