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The Pelham Jewish Center is an egalitarian, Conservative synagogue
in the village of Pelham Manor, in lower Westchester, New York.
All are welcome! All are invited to participate:
our first successful 65 years were in person, and now we are also virtual!

Upcoming Virtual Connection Opportunities

The following services and programs are offered online.  Please consult your email for participation/access information.

Monday, June 1 -- 7:00 p.m. -- Book Group (Apeirogon by Colum McCann)

Thursday, June 4 -- 9:00 a.m. -- Morning Torah Study

Friday, June 5-- 5:00 p.m. -- Interactive D'var Torah

Friday, June 5 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, June 6 -- 9:30 p.m. -- "A Sip of Torah" with Rabbi Salzberg

Sunday, June 7 -- 8:00 p.m. -- Ma'ariv (Evening) Service -- Join Our Minyan!

Pelham Jewish Center Book Group Continues on June 1st

Our next virtual PJC Book Group has been rescheduled to Monday, June 1, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The book for discussion is Apeirogon, by Colum McCann.  An apeirogon has an infinite number of sides. McCann's novel looks at the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians with a kaleidoscopic eye.

To participate, contact Barbara Saunders-Adams at

PJC Response to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

The PJC is proud to have moved our community on-line
during this unprecedented situation.
Please join us for on-line classes, t'fillot (prayer) opportunities,
and other creative programming while our building remains closed.

In accordance with an executive order from Governor Cuomo, the PJC building is currently closed. We look forward to opening our doors again as soon as it is safe to do so! We have a wealth of virtual offerings and hope to "see" you soon on Zoom.

While our physical building is closed, our staff members are working remotely and are available: 

Rabbi Alex Salzberg, cell (917) 680-5343,
Education Director Ana Turkienicz, cell (914) 439-4983,
Office Manager Julia Coss, 

Our Learning Center is conducting virtual classes! All Learning Center families should have received notification and instructions.  For more information, please contact: Education Director, Ana Turkienicz, at

Please let us know if you are in need of assistance of any kind or know of anyone who is in need. Kol Yisrael arevim zeh bazeh -- all of Israel is responsible for each other.  Help us to help you by keeping us in the loop. Whether you need someone to talk to, or groceries/medicine delivered, or have a private pastoral matter to discuss, we are here for each other, even if we are not in the same room.

The Rabbinical Assembly's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards has published "Protect Your Family from Corona Virus" and has posted a Google doc with URLs to live-stream Shabbat services.

Blood Donors Urgently Needed

New York Blood Center (NYBC) Urgently requests that healthy donors make appointments to help maintain the region's blood supply at this critical time.

Around 75% of our incoming blood supply was interrupted when schools, businesses and religious institutions closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. In response, they have increased capacity at their donor centers by extending hours and opening for extra days each week.  These modifications will provide controlled, safe environments for healthy donors.   In addition, the U.S. Surgeon General -- Dr. Jerome Adams -- encourages people to donate blood during the coronavirus crisis: "You'll feel good about it, and you'll be helping your country and community  during this crisis. And you might even save a life." 

Healthy individuals are needed to step up and donate blood; it is vital for patients in need of life-saving blood transfusions!  The NYBC asks that you encourage colleagues, friends and the community to make an appointment donate blood if they are able.  Potential donors can:  

If  you have questions or need more information, here is a link to the NYBC website:

Tue, June 2 2020 10 Sivan 5780