Announcements

VENDORS WANTED FOR TAG SALE to be held on April 28

Proceeds to Fred’s Pantry; sponsored by First Hebrew.

$25 per table


ANNUAL TOILETRY COLLECTION now through February 24.

Sisterhood is collecting new travel size toiletries to help the local homeless.  A donation box is in the coatroom.

Help Sisterhood turn donations into packages on February 24.  Breakfast at 9:15 a.m. followed by packing.


January 27: SISTERHOOD BREAKFAST

Please join us for our next Sisterhood breakfast on January 27th when we welcome the League of Women Voters for a Workshop on Fake News.  All are welcome for this timely topic.  Breakfast at 9:15 and program begins at 10 AM.


February 1: SERVICE CHANGE

It was so popular last time that we’re doing it again!

Services at 6 p.m. in  a private home with kiddush, challah, soup, salad, dessert.

RSVP to rabbi@firsthebrew.org for details.


February 2: “ALTERNATIVE SHABBAT”

We will have about half a dozen “Alternative” Shabbat morning services throughout the year.

This abbreviated service runs 10 a.m. – Noon followed by a Kiddush.

The Alternative Shabbat service includes some basic meditation techniques and gentle yoga postures.  Our goal is to help you find your own connections to the liturgy beyond the words on the page. through your heart, your mind, body and spirit.

 


February 3: MEN’S BASKETBALL

Join members and friends for this monthly game on the indoor court.

Next game: February 3, 1 p.m.

 


February 10: MEN’S CLUB BREAKFAST

Help plan future events. 9 a.m.


CHESED CHALLENGE #5: Collecting Children’s Books

The HESED CHALLENGE consists 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 oesenv@aol.com

THE CURRENT CHALLENGE:

We are collecting new and gently-used books for the under-served children of Peekskill in cooperation with Literacy Lovers Golden Book Shelf.  Please drop off your books in the marked bin in the upstairs coat closet.


SERVICES AT FIRST HEBREW

Most SHABBAT MORNINGS we hold our 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!

ALTERNATIVE SERVICE on occasional Shabbat mornings (approximately every 6 weeks)begin sat 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.

CREATIVE SHABBAT services are held on the third Friday evening of each month.  Each service may have a different theme.

A WEEKLY THURSDAY MORNING MINYAN is held at 9:00 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.

 

 

 

 

 


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.