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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 joyous Zoom Shabbat Services.  Want to know more?  

Annual PJC Gala

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

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?"

Wednesdays – 4:00-5:30 p.m. (3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12 & 5/19)

The price per person for this class is $75.  To register, contact Julia Coss via email at

Yom Ha'atzmaut 5781

Tikkun Olam -- Midnight Run Scheduled on April 17th

Join Us on Saturday, April 17, at 9:00 p.m.

The Midnight Run is a volunteer effort to distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal-care items to the homeless on the streets of New York City.  We need volunteers to attend the night of the Run, and volunteers to help provide the following:

  • Bagged meals of 1) a hearty turkey sandwich, 2) a granola bar, 3) a bottle of water, 4) a banana or orange and 5) a package of cookies.
  • Clothing donations of: men's pants, men's sneakers/shoes, men's hats/baseball caps, men's sweatshirts, NEW men's underwear/undershirts/socks and backpacks/bags.
  • Toiletries, especially razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
  • Cash donations are always welcome, and definitely needed, to help us purchase the items listed above.

If you are interested in volunteering, donating or helping with our Midnight Run in any way, please contact Michael Dvorkin via email by clicking here.

April Book Group

Join Us on Sunday, April 18th

Our next Book Group will be held on Sunday, April 18th, at 11:00 a.m.  We will discuss the prolific author, A.B. Yehoshua's book, Mr. Mani.  In his unique style, Yehoshua introduces us to the quirky Mani family through one-sided conversations taking place across generations of this Jerusalem family.

Israeli Film Club -- Two Films by Dani Menkin




Join us on Sunday, April 25, via Zoom at 8:00 p.m. as we discuss two films by Dani Menkin.

Is That You? is a beautifully acted movie about a 60-year-old man searching for an old girlfriend, and meeting a helper on the way.  On the Map is a documentary of Israeli Basketball that includes history and a multicultural story.  Both are available on Amazon.

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.



Tuesday, May 11th

Roasted/Rotisserie Chicken, Salad & Brownies



Tuesday, June 8th

Meatballs, Pasta & Cookies


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.

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

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

Saturday, April 17 -- 8:30 p.m. -- Yom Ha'atzmaut with Jewish Cocktails

Saturday, April 17 -- 9:00 p.m. -- Midnight Run

Sunday, April 18 -- 11:00 a.m. -- Book Group -- Mr. Mani by A.B. Yehoshua

Sunday, April 18 -- 2:00 p.m. -- Book of Judges Conversation with Jack Sasson

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

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

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

Sunday, April 25 -- 10:30 a.m. -- Women's Group

Sunday, April 25 -- 8:00 p.m. -- Israeli Film Club -- Is That You? and On the Map by Dani Menkin

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 Honoring Ana & Neco Turkienicz

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

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

Wednesday, May 12 -- 4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

Thursday, May 13 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Board Meeting

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

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

Sunday, May 16 -- 1:00 p.m. -- Rosenberg Torah Dedication

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

Wednesday, May 19 -- 4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Adult Education -- Pirkei Avot -- Ethics of Our Sages

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, June 6 -- 3:00 p.m. -- Salzberg Send Off!

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

Thursday, June 10 -- 7:30 p.m. -- Board Meeting

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
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

Mon, April 19 2021 7 Iyyar 5781