Membership

We are a vibrant Conservative synagogue in Northern Westchester just one hour from Manhattan and less than 5 miles from the majestic Hudson River. We are proud to be a choice for families, interfaith couples, empty nesters, singles of all ages, and members of the LGBTQ community. Are you searching for a welcoming, dynamic environment? Then perhaps First Hebrew is right for you.

First Hebrew’s members are active and involved. With Committees like Social Action, Programming, Sisterhood and Men’s Club we are able to provide a wide array of programs and events that inspire involvement. For decades our Rabbis have worked closely with the members of PAPA (Peekskill Area Pastors Association) — to build a close knit interdenominational community which provides healing and support during difficult times. In 2014, PAPA and dedicated volunteers planted the seeds for “The Garden of Hope” located in Yorktown. The garden produced over 1300 pounds of vegetables in its inaugural year — all of which were donated to local shelters. First Hebrew members regularly volunteer and provide resources to the soup kitchen, local food pantry and homeless shelter. We gather clothes during the winter months and host speakers who inform us and who lead discussions on topics as wide ranging as Gun Safety, Voter Rights, Cancer, Insurance, teenage drug use, suicide and more. Men’s Basketball continues to be a popular choice for our athletes. We strive to open doors and open eyes!

We host Menorah lightings, participate in rallies, walking tours of  “Old Peekskill” and commemorations … and we also proudly welcome the community to “our house”. In the late fall First Hebrew hosts a Craft Fair with over 40 vendors. Throughout the year we hold Family Shabbat services, Riverfront Services,  Chanukah Dinners and Shabbat Across America. We work with PAPA and others in our community to plan a meaningful, hopeful Yom Hashoah service, and our early summer BBQ is an inclusive event with food, activities and entertainment for all our members and families! And each year we celebrate and honor one of our members for their work and dedication to our community.

With several levels of Membership available, there’s an opportunity for all who are interested to become a part of our Family.

For more information contact our Administrator via the Contact Us page or call 914-739-0500. You may also contact our President, Chuck Newman at president@firsthebrew.org.

We have what your children need:

  • Nursery Program
  • Hebrew School (twice a week) – included in sustaining membership dues
  • Monthly Family Service
  • Private Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons – no outside tutoring needed

Application and fee structure: contact Lisa at 914-739-0500 or Contact  us.

Free Hebrew School Offer: Kindergarten – 2nd grade children get free tuition for first year. Temple membership not required for these grades; 1 child per family; new applicants only.

Membership includes:

  • High Holiday Tickets
  • Cemetery Privileges
  • Adult Education
  • Sisterhood and Men’s Club
  • Community Outreach and Involvement
  • Social Activities
  • “The Jewish Learning Experience”Our new, exciting experiential twist on traditional Hebrew School! Read an article about it in Jewish Week here.
  • Monthly Friday Evening Family Services
  • Lil’ Sprouts Early Learning Center, our secular Nursery School and Daycare. For more information, visit this page.

We have what you need.

Read what the New York Times had to say about Peekskill — Peekskill, N.Y., a Little Country, a Little Urban.

 

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