Current/Upcoming Events

Dear RTPV Community,
In this weeks parashaYitro, after giving the Ten Commandments to the children of Israel God says:  In every place where I cause My name to be remembered I will come to you and I will bless you.  Please join us as we come together for a night of song, prayer, celebration and blessings.  You can read the entire parasha here.  
Our schedule for the evening is as follows:
6:30 Family Friendly Shabbat Service
7:30 Tu B’Shevat Seder
8:15 Vegetarian Pot Luck Dinner 
Tu B’Shevat (the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat) is a celebration of our connection to the natural world and the world of the soul.  You are invited to participate in our Seder, sponsored by our Hebrew School families, during which we will read and learn, sample different types of food from the earth, and sing.  See the attached flyer.  
Please email Carol Henkin ( and/or Iris Lu ( if you plan to attend the Seder. 
Bring a vegetarian dish to share for our potluck dinner.  All dairy products, eggs and fish (except shellfish) are fine. 
You can read about all our upcoming events below.
Rabbis Levy and Altarescu
RTPV Announcements:  January – February 2019

Scrip cards on sale now.  Gift cards available to most stores, gas stations and restaurants in our area.  Support RTPV at no extra cost to you.  Contact Phil Hurowitz for more information or to order:

Friday, Jan 25th, 6:30 PM Family Friendly Shabbat service followed by Tu B’shevat Seder and potluck dinner at 7:30 PM

Friday, Feb 1st, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service

Sunday, Feb 3rd, 11:30 AM Kitsch and Quiche Brunch at RTPV for new and prospective members

Tuesday, Feb 5th, 6:00 PM Memorial Scroll Trust Gathering of Scrolls.  Join members of RTPV and congregations from all over the country as we process with our Holocaust Torah Scrolls and pay tribute to those who rescued them. Temple Emanu-El, One East 65th Street, New York.

Friday, Feb 8th, 6:30 PM Family Friendly Shabbat service and pot luck dinner

Sunday, Feb 10th, 10:30 – 12:30 Challah Baking Workshop.  Learn the secret of making delicious challah. You will go home with a freshly baked one and dough for a second loaf. $5 covers cost of ingredients, including brunch. Please RSVP to Rabbi Levy

Friday, Feb 15th, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service and “Scout Shabbat”; annual participatory service honoring scouting and all scouts in our community.

Friday, Feb 22nd, 8:00 PM Shabbat Service