Current/Upcoming Events

Dear RTPV Community,

We hope you will join us for services this week when we celebrate Yom HaAtzma’ut (Israel Independence Day) and pay tribute to Israel at 70 (see attached flyer).  Our family friendly service is at 6:30 followed by a vegetarian pot luck dinner at 7:30.  Please bring a meat-free entree, salad or desert to share (“kosher” fish is OK, so are eggs and dairy products).  There will be music and celebratory activities for adults and children of all ages.

Here are links to some songs that you will be invited to sing with Cantor Annice:

  1. Hatikva – Israel National Anthem
  2. Im Tirtzu by Debbie Friedman
  3. Jerusalem of Gold by Naomi Shemer
  4. Bashana Habaah by Nurit Hirsch
  5. Al Kol Eileh by Naomi Shemer

See all that’s happening at RTPV following this email (and note some date changes).


Rabbi Levy, Rabbi Altarescu and Cantor Annice

RTPV Announcements: April – May 2018

Friday April 20th 6:30 PM Family Friendly Shabbat Service and Yom HaAzma’ut Celebration (Israeli Independence Day); followed by a vegetarian pot luck dinner.

Sunday, April 22nd, 1:00 PM RTPV goes to the Yankees; contact Phil Hurowitz for free tickets:

Friday, April 27th, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service

Friday, May 4th, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service

Sunday, May 6th, 10:30 AM – 12, Torah Yoga returns to RTPV.  A morning of gentle yoga postures punctuated with Jewish prayer, chant and text.  Led by Rabbi Levy.

Friday, May 11, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service

Saturday, May 12, 7 PMRTPV Men’s Club Presents: Middle Eastern Festival. Live music, Israeli dancing, gourmet food and wine. $45/ person; Putnam Valley Ambulance Corps, Oscawana Lake Road. tickets available through the website or leave a check in the office.

Friday, May 18, 6:30 PM Shabbat Service followed by a pot luck dinner (meat).

Sunday, May 20, 10:30AM – 12 PM Adult Ed Class: Sibling Relationships in the Torah.  Taught by Rabbi Altarescu.

Friday, May 25, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service

save the date: Soul Stroll, June 24.  A good-for-your-soul hike with the Rabbis.  Time and place TBA