Dear RTPV Community,
In this week’s parashah, Achrei Mot-Kedoshim, we read; “You shall keep My laws and My rules, by the pursuit of which a person shall live: I am Adonai.” We learn from this that all of the laws and practices of Judaism must be in service to the value of each person’s life and their dignity as a human being. Pikuach nefesh, saving a life, is the highest Jewish value. Jewish law states that a person is required to disregard a law if observing it conflicts with someone’s life or health.
We hope you will join us this Friday evening at 8:00 PM as we gather as a community to celebrate Shabbat and to support each other through this difficult time.
Below are links to online observances of Yom Hazikaron (Israel Memorial Day to remember fallen soldiers) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day) and announcements of upcoming events.
Yom Hazikaron: Monday, April 27th
Yom HaAtzmaut: Tuesday, April 28th
RTPV Announcements: April- May 2020
The RTPV Caring Community program needs your support in providing this valuable service to our members. Please contact Barbara Bodner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, April 28th, 7:00 PM, Putnam Valley Zoom Death Cafe. Join an honest, open discussion about death. Space is limited; registration mandatory: email@example.com.
Friday, May 1st, 8:00 PM, Shabbat Service via Zoom
Wednesday, May 6th, 7:00 PM, RTPV Wine and Cheese Open Mic Night via Zoom. Share a poem or reading, tell a joke, sing a song; time for schmoozing also. BYOB.
Friday, May 8th, 8:00 PM, Shabbat Service via Zoom
Friday, May 15th, 8:00 PM Family Friendly Shabbat Service via Zoom
Saturday, May 16th, 8:00 – 8:45 PM Havdalah Service and schmooze
Friday, May 22nd, 8:00 PM, Shabbat Service via Zoom
Saturday, May 23rd, 12 – 1:30 Lunch and Learn via Zoom. TBA
Friday, May 29th, 8:00 PM, Shabbat Service via Zoom. Bar Mitzvah of Josh Henkin; Shavuot observance.