Announcements

July 18: DEATH CAFE


July 19: SHABBAT WILL NOT BE BY THE HUDSON

Due to the extreme heat, this Friday night’s service will be moved indoors to First Hebrew at 1821 Main St., Peekskill.   7:45 p.m.

 

The next riverfront shabbat is scheduled for August 2.

 

Meet your local Jewish community as First Hebrew’s Rabbi Dana leads an outdoor Shabbat service in Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill.

As always weather permitting: July 19,7:45 p.m.

Feel free to come early, bring dinner and wine. There are some benches; you may wish to bring a chair.

Meet at the pergola on the north end of the park, beyond the parking lot.  Cross the railroad tracks in Peekskill, 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 toward the Hudson River and you will find us along the riverfront under the awning. It is handicap accessible.

In case of inclement weather, services will be held at First Hebrew. Feel free to contact Rabbi Dana at 914-739-0500 or rabbi@firsthebrew.org.

 

 


July 20: 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.

 

 


HOLIDAY HONEY SALE

Honey Sale - Click here to order!

The Sisterhood HONEY SALE is here!  The cost is $12 per jar of delicious Kosher clover honey shipped to your recipients in time for Rosh Hashanah.  Order by August 5 for free shipping.

Any questions please contact Fran Olmsted at 845-661-4691 or oesenv@aol.com.

Click on the honey jar to order!


BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE: Submit names now

It is time once again to ask you to remember your departed loved ones in our annual BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE, which will be used during Yizkor services on Yom Kippur and other times the Yizkor memorial service will be recited during the coming year.

Your contribution to Sisterhood in memory of your loved ones enables us to further support our synagogue.

 

Click on the link for the order form.

Book of Remembrance 2019

 


KEHILATAYNU NEWSLETTER NOW ONLINE — No longer being mailed

To save on printing and mailing costs and allow for more timely publication, the Kehilataynu monthly newsletter is no longer being mailed. Instead, it will be posted on the website on the linked page.

June newsletter


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.

RIVERFRONT SERVICES are typically held on the first and third Fridays of each month during the summer.  Click on the home page announcement for a detailed description of where to find your First Hebrew community at Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park.

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.


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.