Dear RTPV Family,

This Shabbat we are blessed as a community to celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Vronica Spencer. Vronica’s parasha, Behar-B’chukotai details the blessings that will be bestowed on the Israelites if they follow God’s laws, and the curses that will befall them if they stray from the path, all with the intent of directing the Israelites to turn towards a more ethical life.

An important challenge for today that is inherent in this teaching is how do we find effective ways to correct or criticize behaviors that we see as immoral – whether from family or friends or in the broader community. You can read the parasha here .

Friday evening services are at 8:00PM followed by a tasty Oneg and the best schmoozing in Putnam County. On Saturday, services begin at 10:00AM. Both services will be enhanced by our RTPV choir, led by Cantor Annice.

Rabbis Levy and Altarescu

RTPV Announcements: May-June 2017

Friday, May 19th, 8:00 PM, Shabbat Service

Saturday May 20th, 10:00 AM, Bat Mitzvah of Vronica Spencer

Sunday May 21, 3:00 PM, Author Annette Libeskind Berkovits tells her father’s story of surviving the Nazis, Gulags, and Soviet Communism. Putnam Valley Library.

Wednesday, May 24th 7PM, Interfaith Solidarity Event; Hudson Valley Islamic Community Center; 3680 Lexington Ave., Lake Mohegan NY; sponsored by 22 area faith organizations, including RTPV.

Friday May 26th 8:00PM, Shabbat Service

Friday, June 2nd, 8:00PM Shabbat Service

Saturday June 3rd, 10:00 AM, Bar Mitzvah of Jonathan Feldman

Friday, June 9th 6:30PM, Shabbat Service followed by a potluck dinner

Sunday, June 11th, 4 – 8 PM, RTPV 50th Anniversary Gala, Putnam County Golf Club; Dinner, music and dancing with old friends and new.

Friday, June 16th 8PM, Shabbat Service

Saturday, June 17th, 10:00 AM, Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Nachamie

Note: Sisterhood is sponsoring an attic sale this summer – save your stuff!