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

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Tisha B'Av Services

Saturday, August 13 at 9 PM
maariv and reading of Aicha

Sunday, August 14 at 9 AM

Sunday, August 14 at 7:30 PM

please contact Bob Blau

to let him know if you will be able to attend on Sunday. The Sunday services will be held at Rosh Pinah only if there are sufficient participants to ensure a minyan.

information about the service for
Tisha B'Av and 17 of Tamuz (docx)

recommended reading about the traditions of Tisha B' Av and the 17th of Tamuz(part1)

recommended reading about the traditions of Tisha B' Av and the 17th of Tamuz(part2)

recommended reading about the traditions of Tisha B' Av and the 17th of Tamuz(part3)

Thanks to Bob Blau for organizing our service and the accompanying material

Photos from May 17
JCC Golf and Tennis outing

Rosh Pinah member Barry Gold was honored

All photos taken by Alan Shapiro
 (depending on your browser, you might need to 'allow' blocked images) 



women's bible study

 (Bring your own dairy or kosher lunch) 

The curriculum consists of a careful in-depth reading of the weekly Torah portion (not in-sync with the synagogue readings)  and an in-depth discussion of a book of Jewish interest.

This is a wonderful non-threatening environment to study Torah with focus on text analysis (in English), commentary and discussions on themes relevant to community, prayer, womenís issues, concepts of God, belief, values and many others.

 please email Pam for further information   


Meets once a month in membersí homes at 7:15 pm

It is educational, it is spiritual, it is social and it is a lot of fun! We engage in a variety of activities each month; we explore holidays, womenís lives past and present and we look at Judaism through a feminist lens. The group is open to women of all ages and you donít have to attend each meeting to be counted as a member. 

For more information and if you are interested in getting the group emails please contact Ronna Blau email women's rosh chodesh



 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.

Do you wish to be added to our mailing list?

Next Board Meeting

The next Board meeting will be Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 pm at the home of Pam Petlick.

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, July 23, The kiddush will be sponsored by Shmuel Winograd in honor of Marty Weinstein, who will be 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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