RTPV Website renovation notice
REFORM TEMPLE OF
PUTNAM VALLEY WEBSITE
IS UNDERGOING RENOVATION
While we transition to new site management, please check the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley's Facebook page for current events.
Rabbis' message for the month of Elul
A Special Request from the Rabbis
Our current budget does not cover three things that we have on a "wish list" for our temple. There is a Rabbis' Discretionary Fund, that allows for funds to be used for tzedakah as well as items not covered in our budget. We hope you will consider donating to this fund -- whether to honor or memorialize a special person, to mark an important occasion, or simply to pay tribute to RTPV.
- Our services have been greatly enhanced by the diverse musical talent, knowledge and enthusiasm of Cantor Annice Benamy. Our current budget provides for Annice’s service three times a month. With an additional $1,200 we would be able to enjoy Annice’s music every Shabbat.
- The Reform Movement published new High Holiday prayer books last year. These machzorim include the transliteration of all prayers, modern translations and beautiful inspirational readings. We strongly believe that these books would greatly enhance the holiday experience for all. 100 new prayer books will cost $4,000.
- Currently RTPV does not have a program for post B’nai Mitzvah students. We believe it is vitally important to continue to strengthen our young peoples’ Jewish identity throughout adolescence by providing them with a support network and encouraging them to participate in meaningful social action projects together. We hope to raise $2,500 to fund a part-time Youth Director to help create this programming for our 13-18 year olds.
Thank you for considering a generous donation to the RTPV Rabbis’ Discretionary Fund, for either general use or earmarked for whatever program speaks to your heart.
Rabbi Steve Altarescu and Rabbi Laurie Levy
RTPV T-Shirts for sale
Get your very own RTPV T-Shirt
Great for wearing to temple and community events!
Supplies are limited
Pre-orders are being taken now
Adult Sizes S, M. L & XL
Email Roni to reserve your t-shirt
Shop at DeCicco's - Help RTPV!
All you need to do is shop at DeCicco's Market located at 3651 Lee Rd, Jefferson Valley (opposite the JV Mall). When you check out just tell the cashier that you are participating in the rebate program for the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley. The cashier will look up the applicable code and enter it. Simply by doing that, our Temple will get a percentage of whatever the cost of your purchase is. No extra cost to you but a great benefit to us.
We hope that you all take advantage of this opportunity and thank you in advance for your help.