Announcements

May 14: ROSHI NEWMAN TO BE HONORED

Join us at the annual MetroNorth Region Torah Fund Dinner on May 14, 6:30 p.m. at Temple Israel Center in White Plains.

This year Sisterhoodof First Hebrew Congregation is pleased to honor Roshi Newman.

Make your reservations by May 3rd.  $45 dinner couvert and $18 minimum donation to Torah Fund.

Click here for registration form.

 


May 17: PJS & PRAYERS

Bring the kids in pajamas, if you wish, when First Hebrew presents an interactive family friendly Shabbat service with songs and activities for pre-school and elementary schoolchildren. Everyone is welcome!

This half hour servicebegins at 6 p.m. and  will be followed by challah bread and juice.


May 17: SERVICES & DISCUSSION “Peekskill’s Jewish Community in the 1900s.” Order Books Now.

Services begin 7:30 p.m.

They will be followed by a discussion about the newly published book on the history of the Jewish community in Peekskill.

To order “Peekksill’s Jewish Community in the 1900s” click here.


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.

 

 

 

 

 


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.


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.


SCRIP: 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.