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 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


Rosh Pinah Chavurah of the Rivertowns

High Holidays Schedule

September 2014 - 5775

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. 20 at 9:15 p.m.
Temple Beth Shalom, Hastings
Slichot Service and Program.  See program description below.
Erev Rosh Hashonah Wednesday, Sep. 24 at 6:45 p.m.
Mincha & Maariv

Westchester Marriott
First Day of Rosh Hashonah Thursday, Sep 25 at 9:00 a.m.
Westchester Marriott
Tashlich Thursday, Sep 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Scenic Hudson Park, Irvington, NY
Second Day of Rosh Hashonah Friday, Sep 26  at 9:00 a.m.
Westchester Marriott
Shabbat Shuvah Saturday, September 27 at 9:00 a.m.
Temple Beth Shalom,

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidrei* Friday, October 3
 at 6:15p.m.

Westchester Marriott
Yom Kippur Morning Service and Yizkor Saturday, October 4
 at 9:00 a.m.

Westchester Marriott
Yizkor approx 11:00 a.m.
 Study Session 3:30 p.m.
Yom Kippur Mincha & Neilah Saturday, October 4
 at 4:30 p.m.

Westchester Marriott

7:15 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

Selichot Service & Program

We will show the movie "The RAILWAY MAN"  followed by a discussion of the movie led by Boris Rubinstein. Based on a true story and starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, this is the story of a British Army officer captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp where he is tortured during the construction of the railway and the bridge over the River Kwai (yes, THAT River Kwai). According to Boris, it is a great story of suffering, compassion, bravery, hope, forgiveness and redemption -- perfect for Selichot and will introduce us to many of the themes of the High Holidays. We will have dessert, fruit and nosh and a Selichot service after the movie.

order lulav& etrog

printed order form

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

 Mayim Adult Learning Program Unfolded Stories
A Jewish Film Series

Wednesdays, Oct 22, 29 and Nov 5
at 7:30 PM

at Woodlands Community Temple

$10 per person, $25 for series

pre-registration required

call 366-7898

see printed flyer (pdf) for further information




 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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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

Thurs.Oct 9, 9 am -Sukkot, Day 1

Fri. Oct 10, 9am- Sukkot, Day 2

Thurs. Oct 16, 9am- Shmini Atzeret, Yizkor at around 11:00AM

Fri. Oct 17, 9am
Simchat Torah
Chatan Torah-Karl Schapira, Kalat Bereishit-Bonnie Schapira

  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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