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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!

Zoom - PJC Shabbat Services

Join us every Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for Zoom Shabbat Services.

If you need a prayerbook, you can get one at the PJC during the week. Call the office to find out a good time to pick one up. You can also buy one HERE (on sale for $15) or download the relevant sections below.

Friday: Kabbalat Shabbat Siddur

Saturday: Shabbat Morning Siddur

Join "A Taste of Torah"

Thursdays at Noon!

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.

PJC-University: Reflections on Jewish Peoplehood with PJC member Madison Cohen

Sunday, December 6, at 5:00 p.m.

Madison Cohen, a PJC member and Pelham Memorial High School student, spent the month of July this past summer participating in a program run by the Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI).  SHI is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Its mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity and pluralism; to enhance the Jewish and democratic character of Israel; and to ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century.

As part of the summer program, Madison created a video compiling interviews with a number of people on Judaism and the relationship between American and Israeli Jews.  Join us on Sunday, December 6, via Zoom at 5:00 p.m. as Madison talks about the program, screens the video she created and then hosts a discussion on our thoughts on the relationship.

Israeli Movie Discussion Group

Join us on Sunday, December 20th, for our next Israeli Movie Discussion Group!  Before we meet, watch Ushpizin at your leisure at home, then join us via Zoom at 8:00 p.m. for a group discussion.  About the movie:

"Moshe (Shuli Rand) and Malli (Michal Bat-Sheva Rand), an Orthodox Jewish couple in Jerusalem, are childless and without means to celebrate the weeklong holiday of Succoth. After much prayer, they receive unexpected money, and Moshe is told about an abandoned shack where he and Malli can properly deprive themselves and receive guests. However, they are visited by two ex-convicts with an unexpected link to Moshe's past, and the celebration becomes a series of emotional trials."

Jewish Genealogy Workshop

As the seasons change, and we begin spending more time indoors, many of us are looking for new hobbies and interests that lead to personal growth and fulfillment.  Synagogues and Jewish organizations are seeking new ways of engaging their congregants, students and members during this pandemic.

Join us on Sunday, December 27th, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom as we welcome Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff, who will be offering a Jewish Genealogy Workshop.  This is a wonderful way to enhance your Jewish identity, and begin a journey of self exploration.  Rabbi Scott's goal will be to excite participants about genealogy, and empower you to conduct research on your own.  This 90-minute FREE workshop will give you an overview of online Jewish genealogical resources, so you can learn to use them from the comfort of your own home.

PJC Learning Center - A Gift to Your Child

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.

Thursday, December 3 -- 12:00 p.m. -- "A Taste of Torah"

Friday, December 4 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, December 5 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, December 6 -- 5:00 p.m. -- PJC-University: Reflections on Jewish Peoplehood with Madison Cohen

Thursday, December 10 -- 12:00 p.m. -- "A Taste of Torah"

Friday, December 11 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, December 12 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, December 13 -- 11:00 a.m. -- Learning Center Family Engagement: Hanukkah

Sunday, December 13 -- 11:30 a.m. -- Women's Group

Thursday, December 17 -- 12:00 p.m. -- "A Taste of Torah"

Friday, December 18 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, December 19 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, December 20 -- 8:00 p.m. -- Israeli Movie Discussion -- Ushpizin

Thursday, December 24 -- 12:00 p.m. -- "A Taste of Torah"

Friday, December 25 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, December 26 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, December 27 -- 11:00 a.m. -- Book Group -- "The Paris Children" by Gloria Goldreich (Horowitz)

Sunday, December 27 -- 7:00 p.m. -- Jewish Genealogy Workshop with Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff

Thursday, December 31 -- 12:00 p.m. -- "A Taste of Torah"

Friday, January 1, 2021 -- 5:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, January 2, 2021 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, January 31, 2021 -- 7:00 p.m. -- Eric Mendelsohn's Synagogues of America

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
Education Director Ana Turkienicz at
Office Manager Julia Coss 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.

You may reach the PJC Executive Committee as follows:

David Haft, PJC President, at

Andrea Rothberg, PJC Executive Vice President, at

Mitchell Cepler, PJC Treasurer, at

Lisa Neubardt, PJC Secretary, at

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