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


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

Rosh Chodesh Women's Group will meet
at the home of Carol Neiditch at 7:15 pm on Wednesday, May 20


Moses and commandments

 Tikun Layl Shavuot

Sat evening, May 24, 2015
at 6:30pm
 mincha followed by seudot shlishit
Tikun, maariv, more Tikun

Shavuot services

Sunday, May 25
Monday, May 26 (includes yizkor)

for further information

JCC 16th Annual

Community Celebration
Golf & Tennis Classic

JCC event

June 1, 2015

for further information and RSVP

co-sponsored by Rosh Pinah

honoree from Rosh Pinah will be
 Faye Kimerling

Social Action

Prepare dinner for 15 teens at The Sanctuary. Contact Lesley Levine for more information

Sunday, May 31sth

Shabbat Service & dinner

Friday night, June 12
at Dobbs Ferry Women's Club

Service will be led Friday night and Saturday morning by Cantorial student, Rachel Brooke
please join us




Photos taken by Alan Shapiro
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 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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Semi-Annual Chavurah Meeting For All Members

On June 28, we will have a breakfast program featuring Ora Prouser, who led a fascinating discussion with us a few years ago.  After the program we will have our annual meeting for the election of new officers and trustees.   

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

On Saturday May 30th, Boris and Halina Rubinstein will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with a special service, led by Cantor Dannah Rubinstein--event to include singing and study.

Saturday, May 23:  During shabbat services Paul Gottheim and Elyssa Fink will be called to the Torah in honor of their upcoming wedding.  A special kiddush will be sponsored by Paul's parents, Arthur Gottheim and Debbie Gottheim.  
For the shabbat weekend of June 12 (Friday night) and June 13 (Saturday morning) we will have cantorial student, Rachel Brooke, join us.  Rachel will lead services on Friday night at the Dobbs Ferry Women's Club and we will have a festive shabbat dinner following services.  Rachel will also lead us at shabbat morning services.
  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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