Officers and Trustees
Esther Mildner, President
Neal Allen, Executive  Vice-President
Steve Wasserman, Treasurer
Carol Neiditch, Corresponding Secretary
Ronna Blau, Recording Secretary
Pam Doman-Petlick
Robert Fryd
Steve Getzoff
Vicki Greif
Wayne Groh
Judy Nebel

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
Wayne Groh
Judy Nevel
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


 85th Anniversary Celebration
June 2, 2014

Ita Giventer and Shmuel Winograd received honors at the Dor L'dor Community Celebration presented by Michael Maron, Chairperson, JCC Board of Governors
Our thanks to Wayne Groh for the fine photos of the occasion

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Purim Photo Album

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Thanks to Alan and Richard for the great pics



 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!


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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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Semi-Annual Chavurah Meeting For All Members

Annual Congregational Meeting at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Beth Shalom. A light breakfast will be served.  We will elect new officers and directors for the forthcoming year, approve the budget and vote on by-law amendments.  Please familiarize yourself with the amendments that were sent to you in a mailing this week.


Next Board Meeting


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

Saturday, June 28
Kiddush sponsored by Jean Schon in honor of the recent Bar Mitzvah of her grandson, who will join us for Shabbat services with his family

Starting July 5, we will hold services in the main sanctuary for the rest of the summer.

Saturday, July 12
Kiddush sponsored by Lesley Levine and Ed Weinberg in honor of the upcoming marriage of their son, Adam Levine-Weinberg. Adam and his fiancee, Miriam, will be called to the Torah on this shabbat..

  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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