Dear RTPV Community,
This Shabbat we begin the book of Vayikra, Leviticus. In this first parasha, we learn about several types of sacrifices that the Israelites brought to the Temple on different occasions. The Hebrew word for sacrifice, korbon, means “to draw near”. Since the destruction of the Temple, we instead focus on how our sacred words in speech and prayer draw us near to God and each other.
We look forward to seeing you this week. The service is at 8:00 followed by an “educational” Oneg, sponsored by our Education committee, that is. Schmoozing included.
See the announcements below. Note the Model Seder is next week!
Rabbis Levy and Altarescu
RTPV Announcements: March – April 2018
Friday, March 16th 8:00 PM Shabbat Service
Friday, March 23rd 6:30 PM Model Seder, sponsored by Sisterhood, followed by Shabbat Service at 8:00 PM. Please RSVP to Brenda Sternbach 845-284-2437.
Friday, March 30th 6:30 PM NO SHABBAT SERVICE (Passover, first seder)
Saturday, March 31st 6:30 PM Community Seder at the home of Rabbis Levy and Altarescu. Space is limited – please RSVP: email@example.com
Friday, April 6th, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service
Friday, April 13th, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service
Sunday, April 15th, 7:00 PM Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) community interfaith program at First Hebrew Congregation, Peekskill. More details to follow.
Friday April 20th 6:30 PM Family Friendly Shabbat Service followed by a pot luck dinner.
Sunday April 22, 10:30 AM – 12, Torah Yoga. A morning of gentle yoga postures punctuated with Jewish prayer, chant and text.
Westchester Jewish Film Festival March 13-29, Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville; https://burnsfilmcenter.org/series/westchester-jewish-film-festival-2018/
Special Fundraising for New High Holiday Prayerbooks
The new Reform Movement High Holiday prayer books have all Hebrew prayers transliterated, English translations that reflect modern interpretations and readings that are meaningful and thought provoking. Please make a donation to RTPV so we can purchase enough books to use for our next High Holidays.