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Kehilataynu Monthly Newsletter – June Edition Posted

To save on printing and mailing costs as well as allowing for more timely publication, the Kehilataynu monthly newsletter is no longer being mailed. Instead, it will be posted on the website. Previous months’ editions are linked below.

Downloadable version (with working links)


Previous issues:

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

June/July 2019

First Hebrew Building Closed — Events Cancelled, Online Service and Meeting Information

In light of the pandemic, the First Hebrew building will be closed until further notice, and in-person Religious Services are cancelled.

We are holding Thursday Minyan, Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning services via Zoom video conferencing. Please contact Rabbi Bogatz for the link if you would like to join. You can also receive weekly emails with a schedule of and links to online events by completing the form on this page.

Weekly Bingo is cancelled until further notice.

Please email us at if you have any questions.

Bingo Cancelled Until Further Notice

Due to the COVID-19 virus safety concerns, Wednesday night bingo is cancelled until further notice.

Services At First Hebrew (Currently on Hold)

This is our normal list of services, which is currently suspended during the COVAD-19 crisis. See other posts on this site for our online service schedule.

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES are held on the first and third Friday evening of each month; NEW SPEAKER SERIES SERVICE is on the third Friday.

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 during the summer months typically take place on the first and third Fridays from June through early September. A detailed description of where to find your First Hebrew community at Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park  on the Hudson  is posted in the home page announcements during the season.






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:

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.