Officers and Trustees
Steven Getzoff, President
Neal Allen, Executive  Vice-President
Steven Wasserman, Treasurer
Carol Neiditch, Corresponding Secretary
Ronna Blau, Recording Secretary
Linda Borkow
Pam Doman-Petlick
Robert Fryd
Victoria Greif
Beverly Kissel
Steven Lillien
Esther Mildner

For More Information:

Sponsor Kiddush-
Esther Mildner
Pam Petlick
Programs-Barry Gold
High Holidays-Barry Gold
Services-Robert Fryd
Shiva-Bonnie Schapira
Interfaith Caring  Community- Karl Schapira, Alan Shapiro 
Bikur Cholim
Judy Nebel
Study Group &
Women's Rosh Chodesh-
Rabbi Halina Rubinstein

Contact Us
Rosh Pinah
of the Rivertowns
:P.O. Box 27, Hastings-on-Hudson,
N.Y. 10706



B'ruchim Habaim  --  Welcome


Tisha B'av


Aicha chanted
Saturday night, July 25th
at Temple Beth Shalom

Shacharit Tisha B'av
Sunday Morning
 July 26th--to be determined

 Mincha Tisha B'av
July 26th--time tbd
at Temple Beth Shalom

Those who would like to chant parts of Aicha, please contact Bob Blau

JCC 16th Annual

Community Celebration
Golf & Tennis Classic

held June 1, 2015

event was co-sponsored by Rosh Pinah

honoree from Rosh Pinah was
 Faye Kimerling

pictured below at the dinner, 
 holding award and gift presented by the JCC
 photo: Beverly Sloofman


Basics, Bible & Beyond
Women's Study Group

Did you know Rosh Pinah has been holding a women's study group for the past 3 1/2 years?
For further information




Photos taken by Alan Shapiro
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 As a member-led Chavurah we are always in need of volunteers to fulfill all of these roles. Do not feel intimidated! Preparing a Dvar Torah, reading Torah or Haftarah and even public davening are uplifting experiences; just ask anyone who has volunteered. We will provide tapes, resources, help and guidance. Please volunteer!



Sponsor Chavurah Kiddush


Who are we?

Rosh Pinah is an egalitarian chavurah which follows the practices of Conservative Judaism. It is a fellowship of Jews who wish to daven (pray) and congregate in an atmosphere of respect, joy, warmth, camaraderie and trust. The Chavurah invites anyone interested to join us for services. The Chavurah is very participatory. Its members conduct services, read Torah, serve as gabbayim (service 'helpers'), prepare the drashot (Torah commentary or sermons) and the food. We will be interested in trying different activities that will enrich our services. The Chavurah wants everyone to have a stake in its development and a hand in its success. We are a non-profit organization with a Board of Trustees.

Our name: Rosh Pinah

The name Rosh Pinah comes from Tehillim118:22 (Psalms). The verse is recited as part of the Hallel on Rosh Chodesh and festivals. It reads in Hebrew: even maasu habonim haita lerosh pinah. In English "The stone that the builders discarded has become the cornerstone". The stone that was of no importance has become the cornerstone of a new edifice. The name Rosh Pinah was given to one of the first yishuvim (settlements) near Safed in the Galilee in 1882 during the first modern/secular aliyah to Israel (this group of pioneers called themselves Hovevei Tzion, lovers of Zion).

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Next Board Meeting
Next board meeting will be on Tuesday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m. at the home Vicki Greif
Board of Trustees meetings are generally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month.
Shabbat morning services
Our regular Shabbat morning services are held at 9:00AM at Temple Beth Shalom, 740 Broadway in Hastings in the large classroom on the lower level.  Because of Bar & Bat Mitzvahs taking place there simultaneously, PLEASE park on side streets and Broadway and NOT in the parking lot. THANKS!

Scheduled Dates

On July 4th, Martin Weinstein will chant his bar mitzvah haftorah, Balak, and Lynn Weinstein will do the drash.  In honor of the hard work Marty and Lynn have put into this special shabbat, there will be a special kiddush in their honor sponsored by Shmuel Winograd (Marty's bar mitzvah anniversary teacher), Dayle Michael and Ronna and Bob Blau. 

The Committee on Special Service Initiatives has planned two special services for the shabbat morning services on July 11 and August 1.  Please see the attached announcement from Neal Allen, chair of the committee. Boris Rubenstein's bar mitzvah anniversary will be celebrated on July 11 with his chanting the haftorah.
  Rosh Pinah is a member of:

Interfaith Caring Community
Rivertowns Jewish Consortium
Westchester Jewish Conference

"If you will it, it is no fairytale"
Theodor Herzl (1860-1904)

"If you build it. they will come"
Field of Dreams, 1989


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