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
Ronna 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


JCC Golf & Tennis Outing

 Celebrating Inspiration & Tradition
Our longtime dedicated member,
Paul Neustadt
 was honored.

JCC Dinner with Rosh Pinah honoree

Photos taken by Alan Shapiro
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 Tikun Layl Shavuot
Tuesday May 30
at 8:00 p.m.

 at the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society
12 Elm Street Dobbs Ferry

Shavuot - Tikun Layl Shavuot

Study session topic will be:
 The History of the Jewish People in Biblical Times'
 Program will begin with study at 8:00pm;
Maariv at 9:00 p.m.;
  followed by kiddush, light dinner & continuation of study

 Shavuot Morning Services

 Wednesday, May 31
Thursday, June 1 (includes Yizkor )
starts at 9:00 a.m.
at the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society
12 Elm Street Dobbs Ferry.



women's bible study

 NEXT MEETING with  leader, Amy Gottlieb
will be on
 Wednesday, May 24, at 7:30 pm

Please RSVP to Ronna Blau

The following meeting is scheduled for:
  June 8
At our May meeting, we'll be discussing Amy's novel, The Beautiful Possible. She will share some background about how she came to write the book. A book description is at: 

Please note that you do not have to read the book to enjoy and participate in the session. Extra copies will be available if anyone wants to purchase a signed copy. 
Rosh Chodesh leader, Amy Gottleib, 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 you need more information or you wish to be on the mailing list or attend a session, 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.

Do you wish to be added to our mailing list?

Semi-Annual Chavurah Meeting For All Members

The Chavurah   meeting for all members will be held on SUNDAY, June 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Beth Shalom.  

Next Board Meeting

Next Board meeting will be Tuesday,
 June 13th
 at 8:00 p.m. at the home of Steve Lilien.

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

Tikun Layl Shavuot will be held at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday May 30. Morning Shavuot Services will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wed, May 31 and Thurs., June 1 (Yizkor). The location for all Shavuoth services will be at the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, 12 Elm Street, Dobbs Ferry.

  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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