Dear RTPV Community:
This weeks parasha, Pekudei, includes an accounting for the gifts given by the Israelites for the building of the sanctuary in the wilderness. In this accounting there is the following description that ignores the enormous contribution of women.
“a half-shekel a head, half a shekel by the sanctuary weight, for each one who was entered in the records, from the age of twenty years up, 603,550 men. (Exodus 38:26)
Since Biblical times, Jewish women have been struggling to be counted and heard. Women of the Wall has been such a voice for gender equality and religious pluralism in Israel. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this important organization, Cantor Annice, an active member, will give a talk entitled “Let Me Hear Your Voice”.
We hope you will join us for our spirited service at 8 PM followed by a delicious Oneg sponsored by Leslie and Ken Belfer. You can read the parsha here.
Make sure you have the community events listed below on your calendar.
Rabbis Levy and Altarescu
RTPV Announcements: March – April 2019
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Save the Date: June 23rd, RTPV Annual Fundraiser: Brunch at the Putnam Valley Ambulance Corps with brunch and a silent auction. Sponsored by RTPV Brotherhood.
Friday, March 8th, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service
Sunday, March 10th, 10:30 AM Adult Education; Wise Aging (continued) and Jewish Views on Death and Dying, Grief and Loss, taught by Rabbi Altarescu.
Friday, March 15th, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service
Friday March 22nd, 6:30 PM Family friendly Shabbat service and Purim celebration. Pot luck dinner following. Annual Purim Schpiel starring our Hebrew School students. More details to follow
Friday, March 29th, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service
Friday, April 5th, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service
Friday, April 12th Shabbat Service and Model Seder; details to follow
Friday, April 19th No Shabbat service; Happy Passover!
Friday, April 19th, 6:30 PM Passover with the Rabbis. You are invited to spend a spirited, interactive seder at the rabbis’ home in Riverdale. If needed, transportation will be provided from the Metro North station in Riverdale, 5 min. away. Please RSVP.
Friday, April 26th, 8:00PM Shabbat Service