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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!

Tikkun Olam -- Pack It Up for Purim!

To access a copy of the Pack It Up for Purim information sheet, please click here.

  For more information, contact Michael Dvorkin.

Zoom - PJC Shabbat Services

Join us every Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for joyous Zoom Shabbat Services.  Want to know more?  

Join "A Taste of Torah"

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

We are known as the People of the Book. Learning and studying Torah is an essential component of a rich and meaningful Jewish life. It connects us with our past and gives us perspective on the future, while helping us make decisions in the moment. This is why the Rabbis decreed that we should read the entire Torah every single year, and that every Jew should read the weekly portion three times.  We will study the weekly portion using the Commentators’ Bible, a translation of Mikraot Gedolot, and some of the most influential and famous commentaries on the Torah. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.  You do not need to attend weekly to participate in this class.

Non members: Contact the office for Zoom information.

 

Adult Education Classes Resume!

The Book of Judges

Covering the years between the conquest of the Land of Israel in the time of Joshua and the establishment of the monarchy under King Saul, the Book of Judges tells the stories of the 12 tribes and the leaders (such as Samson and Devorah) who judged the people.

Tuesdays – 7:30-9:00 p.m. (2/2, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/16 & 3/23)

Wednesdays – 4:00-5:30 p.m. (2/3, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/17 & 3/24)

Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Technically a tractate of the Mishnah, Pirkei Avot stands out from all of the other tractates in that it is not a discussion of laws on a particular subject.  Instead, it is a collection of wisdom and ethical teachings of the Sages.  "If not now, when?"

Tuesdays – 7:30-9:00 p.m. (3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 & 5/25)

Wednesdays – 4:00-5:30 p.m. (3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 & 5/26)

The price per person for one class is $75; $125 if you enroll for both classes.  To register, contact Julia Coss via email at office@thepjc.org.

"Eric Mendelsohn's Synagogues of America"

NEW DATE -- Sunday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m.

Between the years 1946 and 1953, the American, German-Jewish architect -- Eric Mendelsohn -- built four synagogues in the Midwest.  Mendelsohn’s synagogues were the crowning conclusion of his career through tumultuous times.  In his book, Eric Mendelsohn’s Synagogues in America, photographer Michael Palmer records in detail these four Mendelsohn synagogues -- located in Saint Paul, Saint Louis, Cleveland and Grand Rapids.

Palmer will use his photographs as the foundation for a discussion about Mendelsohn, his Jewish identity and his architectural mission. Palmer will also explain how the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 affected Mendelsohn’s plans, and how Mendelsohn sought to create radically new architectural solutions for American houses of worship that uniquely met the functional, social, and spiritual demands of their respective, diverse Jewish communities.

Tikkun Olam -- Social Action Soup Kitchen Program Resumes

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With so many of our neighbors struggling in these challenging times, we are pleased to announce that the Social Action Committee has resumed the PJC’s efforts to assist the food insecure.  In January 2021, we began delivering meals to the CSA Soup Kitchen, which has continued to provide food for those in need through its Grab & Go dinner service.

The PJC has committed to providing meals for at least 65 adults on the second Tuesday of each month.  We are asking for volunteers to provide enough food for at least 10 adults, according to the menu below.  There is space for many volunteers since none of the food collected will go to waste.  The food can be delivered to Jill and Barry Goldenberg’s home (40 Saldo Circle, New Rochelle) any time between Sunday and 2:30 p.m. the day of delivery, so that it can be delivered to the soup kitchen for their evening meal.

Date

Menu

Tuesday, March 9th

Chicken Cutlets, Broccoli & Chocolate Sheet Cake

Tuesday, April 13th

Chili (not spicy), Rice & Vanilla (or Funfetti) Sheet Cake

Tuesday, May 11th

Roasted (or Rotisserie) Chicken, Salad & Brownies

Tuesday, June 8th

Meatballs, Pasta & Cookie

 

To access a copy of the Soup Kitchen information sheet, which includes an online sign-up link, please click here.  For more information, contact Jill Goldenberg.

Israel Film Club  March Selections

              

Sunday, March 14, at 8:00 p.m.

Watch the movies at home (available on Amazon Prime), then join Mimi Steinberg as she leads the discussion with our club over Zoom.

Zero Motivation (English Subtitled) -- A unique, sometimes dark and often hilarious, portrait of everyday life for a unit of young female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost.

In Search of Israeli Cuisine  -- Join Chef Michael Solomonov as he goes on a journey in search of Israeli Cuisine.  Profiling chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners and cheese makers drawn from the multitude of cultures that make up Israel today, including Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian and Druze.

Upcoming Virtual/In-Person Connection Opportunities

The following services and programs will be offered in the coming weeks.

Please consult your email for participation/access information.

Friday, February 26 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, February 27 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Tuesday, March 2 -- 7:30-9:00 p.m. -- Adult Education -- The Book of Judges

Wednesday, March 3 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Wednesday, March 3 -- 4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Adult Education -- The Book of Judges

Friday, March 5 -- 4:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbinic Candidate Rabbi Viki Bedo -- TIME CHANGE!

Saturday, March 6 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday, March 6 – 6:30 p.m.Havdalah Service, followed by Teaching with Rabbinic Candidate Rabbi Viki Bedo

Sunday, March 7 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Learning Center/Young Family Program with Rabbinic Candidate Rabbi Viki Bedo, followed by LC/Young Family Q&A (approximately 10:20 a.m.)

Sunday, March 7 -- 11:00 a.m. -- Community Drash with Rabbinic Candidate Rabbi Viki Bedo, followed by Community Q&A (approximately 11:20 a.m., runs through 12:20 p.m., followed by Small-Group Sessions beginning at 1:00 p.m.)

Sunday, March 7 -- 7:00 p.m. -- Eric Mendelsohn's Synagogues of America

Tuesday, March 9 -- Soup Kitchen Meals to CSA (Chicken Cutlets, Broccoli & Chocolate Cake)

Wednesday, March 10 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Friday, March 12 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, March 13 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, March 14 -- 8:00 p.m. -- Israeli Film Club -- Zero Motivation & In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Tuesday, March 16 -- 7:30-9:00 p.m. -- Adult Education -- The Book of Judges

Wednesday, March 17 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Wednesday, March 17 -- 4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Adult Education -- The Book of Judges

Friday, March 19 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, March 20 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, March 21 -- 10:30-11:30 a.m. -- Women's Group

Tuesday, March 23 -- 7:30-9:00 p.m. -- Adult Education -- The Book of Judges

Wednesday, March 24 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Wednesday, March 24 -- 4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Adult Education -- The Book of Judges

Friday, March 26 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, March 27 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Tuesday, March 30 -- 7:30-9:00 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Wednesday, March 31 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Wednesday, March 31 -- 4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Friday, April 2 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, April 3 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Tuesday, April 6 -- 7:30-9:00 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Wednesday, April 7 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Wednesday, April 7 -- 4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Friday, April 9 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, April 10 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, April 11 -- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. -- Book Group -- Mr. Mani by A.B. Yehoshua

Tuesday, April 13 -- Soup Kitchen Meals to CSA (Non-Spicy Chili, Rice & Cupcakes)

Wednesday, April 14 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Friday, April 16 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, April 17 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Tuesday, April 20 -- 7:30-9:00 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Wednesday, April 21 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Wednesday, April 21 -- 4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Friday, April 23 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, April 24 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Tuesday, April 27 -- 7:30-9:00 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Wednesday, April 28 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Wednesday, April 28 -- 4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

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

Saturday, May 1 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday, May 1 -- 8:45-11:00 p.m. -- PJC's "Got Talent" Gala

Tuesday, May 4 -- 7:30-9:00 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Wednesday, May 5 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Wednesday, May 5 -- 4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Friday, May 7 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, May 8 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Tuesday, May 11 -- Soup Kitchen Meals to CSA (Roasted/Rotisserie Chicken, Salad & Brownies)

Wednesday, May 12 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Friday, May 14 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, May 15 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, May 16 -- Rosenberg Torah Dedication

Wednesday, May 19 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Friday, May 21 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, May 22 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Tuesday, May 25 -- 7:30-9:00 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Wednesday, May 26 -- 10:00-11:00 a.m. -- A Taste of Torah

Wednesday, May 26 -- 4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Friday, May 28 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, May 29 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Tuesday, June 8 -- Soup Kitchen Meals to CSA (Meatballs, Pasta & Brownies)

PJC Learning Center - A Gift to Your Child

PJC Updated Response to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Including on-line classes, programming and prayer opportunities
as our building remains closed for the foreseeable future.
 

In accordance with expert medical advice, the PJC building will remain closed.  We look forward to opening our doors again as soon as they assure us that it is safe to do so.  We are exploring all options, and are committed to supporting everyone -- including those who cannot physically attend.  Until that time, we have a wealth of virtual offerings and hope to "see" you soon on Zoom.

In the meantime, you can reach our staff -- who continue to work remotely -- as follows: 

Rabbi Alex Salzberg at rabbi.salzberg@thepjc.org
Education Director Ana Turkienicz at edudir@thepjc.org
Office Manager Julia Coss at office@thepjc.org 
 

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.

You may reach the PJC Executive Committee as follows:

David Haft, PJC President, at da.haft@live.com.

Andrea Rothberg, PJC Executive Vice President, at andrea.rothberg@icloud.com.

Mitchell Cepler, PJC Treasurer, at mcepler@gmail.com.

Lisa Neubardt, PJC Secretary, at 24norman@optonline.net.

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