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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. Need the Zoom link, prayerbook, or 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 Tu B'Shevat Seder

Thursday, January 28, 8:30 p.m.

Have red and white wine or juice ready for the drinking part.  Have some fruit (include tropical) cut for your own consumption.  Examples: apple, mango, oranges, figs, olives, dates, apricots, pears, papaya, peach, etc.  Some may wish to melt chocolate chips and cream or condensed milk for dipping.  A bit of Drambuie or Cointreau is nice in the chocolate, as well!

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.  This month, 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. that day so that it can be delivered to the soup kitchen for the evening meal.



Tuesday, February 9th

Sloppy Joe’s, Rice & Cookies

Tuesday, March 9th

Chicken Cutlets, Broccoli & Chocolate Cake

Tuesday, April 13th

Non-Spicy Chili, Rice & Cupcakes

Tuesday, May 11th

Roasted/Rotisserie Chicken, Salad & Brownies

Tuesday, June 8th

Meatballs, Pasta & Brownies


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.

Book Group -- The Aleppo Codex

NEW DATE -- Sunday, February 21, 11:00 a.m

Join our group of book lovers for lively monthly discussions about Jewish books.  Our next Book Group selection is Matti Friedman's non-fiction thriller, The Aleppo Codex: In Pursuit of One of the World's Most Coveted, Sacred and Mysterious Books.  We will meet to discuss the book on Sunday, February 21, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome.

"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.

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.

Wednesday, January 27 -- 10:00 a.m. -- "A Taste of Torah"

Thursday, January 28 -- 8:30 p.m. -- Adult Tu B'Shevat Seder

Friday, January 29 -- 4:15 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbinic Candidate Rabbi Lori Koffman -- TIME CHANGE!

Saturday, January 30 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday, January 30 -- 5:45 p.m. -- Havdalah Service, followed by Teaching with Rabbinic Candidate Rabbi Lori Koffman

Sunday, January 31 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Learning Center/Young Family Program with Rabbinic Candidate Rabbi Lori Koffman, followed by LC/Young Family Q&A (approximately 10:20 a.m.)

Sunday, January 31 -- 11:00 a.m. -- Community Drash with Rabbinic Candidate Rabbi Lori Koffman, followed by Community Q&A (approximately 11:20 a.m.)

Sunday, January 31 -- 12:00 p.m. -- Services & Rituals with Rabbinic Candidate Rabbi Lori Koffman, followed by Small-Group Sessions (approximately 1:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 3 -- 10:00 a.m. -- "A Taste of Torah"

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

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

Tuesday, February 9 -- Soup Kitchen Meals to CSA (Sloppy Joe's, Rice & Cookies)

Wednesday, February 10 -- 10:00 a.m. -- "A Taste of Torah"

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

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

Wednesday, February 17 -- 10:00 a.m. -- "A Taste of Torah"

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

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

Sunday, February 21 -- 11:00 a.m. -- Book Group -- The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman -- NEW DATE!

Wednesday, February 24 -- 10:00 a.m. -- "A Taste of Torah"

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

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

Sunday, February 28 -- 8:00 p.m. -- Jewish Genealogy Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tue, January 26 2021 13 Shevat 5781