Officers and Trustees
Steven Getzoff, President
Vicki Greif, Executive  Vice-President
Steven Wasserman, Treasurer
Beverly Kissel, Corresponding Secretary
Ronna Blau, Recording Secretary
Linda Borkow
Pam Doman-Petlick
Faye Kimerling
Steven Lillien
Dayle Michael
Esther Mildner
Yakov Peter

For More Information:

Sponsor Kiddush-
Esther Mildner
Pam Petlick
Programs-Barry Gold
High Holidays-Barry Gold
Services-Steve Wasserman
Interfaith Caring  Community- Karl Schapira, Alan Shapiro 
Social Action-
Bev Kissel
Lesley Levine
Women's Study Groups
onna Blau
Pam Petlick

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



Shabbat Services & a Jewish Community




Rosh Hashanah image

Selichot services will be held by Rosh Pinah as part of our High Holidays observance.

Date: Saturday Evening, September 24

 Location: Temple Beth Shalom
Time: 8:30 PM

A movie will be shown,  ZigZag Kid, based on a David Grossman novel, and a short service will follow.

High Holidays services

All Rosh Hashona and Yom Kippur services will be held at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. Rooms are available for those who do not drive on the holiday. Rosh Pinah, since our founding, has been pleased to make our High Holidays services open to the public. No membership or tickets are needed  although we request that you send us an RSVP.

for further info:

High Holidays 2016- 5777

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
services will take place
 at the Westchester Marriott
670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone:  914-631-2200

Rosh Hashonah

Selichot Services Saturday, Sep. 24 at 8:30 p.m.
Temple Beth Shalom, Hastings
Selichot Service and Program.  Program description will be posted
Erev Rosh Hashonah Sunday, Oct. 2 at 6:15 p.m.
Mincha & Maariv

Westchester Marriott
First Day of Rosh Hashonah Monday, Oct 3 at 8:30 a.m.
Westchester Marriott
Tashlich Monday, Oct 3 at 5:00 p.m.
Scenic Hudson Park, Irvington, NY
Second Day of Rosh Hashonah Tuesday, Oct 4  at 8:30 a.m.
Westchester Marriott
Shabbat Shuvah Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9:00 a.m.
Temple Beth Shalom,

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidrei* Tuesday, October 11
 at 6:00 p.m.

Westchester Marriott
Yom Kippur Morning Service and Yizkor Wednesday, October 12
 at 8:30 a.m.

Westchester Marriott
Yizkor      (approx) 11:00 a.m.
Study Session 3:20 p.m.
Westchester Marriott
Wednesday, October 12
 at 4:20 p.m.

Westchester Marriott
Neilah        (approx) 5:50 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

*We will be collecting men's socks & underwear for distribution by the Midnight Run,

print version (pdf) of High Holidays schedule

click here to download all events to your ical based calendar or click on individual events on calendar page

Annual Book of Remembrance

Lulav and Etrog

 Please  send in your form  to be included in our annual Book of Remembrance,
 due on Thursday, Sep. 22.

lulav & etrog

  The order form for the Lulav and Etrog is also attached and is due on Sept 29.


women's bible study

 FIRST MEETING with new leader, Amy Gottlieb
will be on
 Wednesday, September 7th at 7:15 PM
 at the home of Patti Harte

The study group meets in members homes.
 Future meetings are scheduled for:
Thursday, Nov 3
Thursday, Dec 8

This year (2016-2017), because Rabbi Halina has accepted a Rabbinical position, we have a new leader, Amy Gottleib. Amy is a Novelist, Poet, Educator and Editor.  She worked as the Director of Publications for the Rabbinical Assembly and is well versed in Jewish topics. For the past 20 years she has been a member of a Rosh Chodesh group consisting of rabbi’s, scholars and writers. Her book, The Beautiful Possible is an artfully woven story of love and loss, of spirituality and desire, of the stories that make us who we are and the stories we tell ourselves” (Jillian Cantor, author of Margot and The Hours Count).


 New members are welcome and encouraged to join. If need more information or you wish to be on the mailing list please send an e-mail to Ronna Blau at
Please join us!



 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 Chavurah of the Rivertowns is a member-led Jewish religious congregation. Services, in the Conservative, egalitarian tradition, are held every shabbat and for all Jewish holidays, including Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We read the full weekly torah portion and use the original Sim Shalom siddur. We formed the chavurah to create 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.

Our Jewish community

The Chavurah is very participatory and those with various synagogue skills are invaluable to our community in many capacities. Chavurah members serve as shaliach tzibur (cantor), leyn (read Torah), serve as gabbayim (service 'helpers') and prepare the drashot (Torah commentary or sermons). Rosh Pinah has ongoing study groups, a women's Rosh Chodesh group and has had an adult bat mitzvah class. We also hold social events, sponsor social action programs and participate in the life cycle events of our members, including shivas, aufrufs and baby namings.

Our location & organization

We meet at Temple Beth Shalom in Hastings and are indebted to that congregation for allowing us to use space in their beautiful synagogue building. Our members are from Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarsdale, other parts of Westchester, and beyond. We are a non-profit organization with a Board of Trustees.

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Next Board Meeting

The next Board meeting will be Thursday, Oct.13 at 8:00 pm at the home of Linda Borkow.

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 Shabbat morning, Sep. 17,
the kiddush will be sponsored by Mel & Anita Berry in honor of Mel's birthday.

 On Shabbat morning, Oct 8, we will celebrate the aufruf of Brian Fryd and Rachel Pauker.  Kiddush following services will be sponsored by the Fryd family.  Please RSVP to  

  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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