Painting for sale

A painting on canvas, signed and professionally framed.

CAM00087

$250.00 OBO. All offers considered.

Contact for details

Phone: Ariana @ (845) 389-8674

Email: ariana@boudica.us

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Visit Love Stitches By Naomi

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or click here to visit on face book.

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RSVP Now:Cantorial Shabbat. RJC

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Please join us for our Annual Cantorial Shabbat.

Renowned Cantor Yaron Levy will lead a melodious and inspirational Shabbat:
Friday August 8th – Services 7:00 PM, Dinner and Song 7:30 PM
Shabbat August 9th – Services 9:30 AM followed by a delicious Kiddush

rsvp@RhinebeckJewishCenter.com
See you there!

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Rhinebeck Jewish Center
102 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
845.876.7666
info@RhinebeckJewishCenter.com
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To Pray Our Dreams

To Pray Our Dreams

Originally posted on Naomi Fata:

How many of us have dreams we think God has birthed in our hearts?

Something we want to do – hope to do……. SOMEDAY.

But someday seems far away, like it will never come. Years pass and still our season of life seems too busy, too financially strained, or too overwhelming to add something more. And so for a couple more years we push the dream aside thinking the future will offer a more opportune moment to begin.

Over the past year I have read both Mark Batterson’s book The Circle Maker and Draw the Circle (The 40 day Prayer Challenge). These challenged me to begin specifically praying about the dreams God has placed in my heart and have awakened an expectancy to see what God will do.

What is it God has placed on your heart? Begin to circle it in prayer, believing God mark batterson

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The Power of Prayer – Whan can we do to help our soldiers?

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Chabad of Mid-Hudson Valley Newsletter

Friday July 25, 2014
Tammuz 27, 5774
Parshat MaseiBlessing of New Month

Pirkei Avot, Chapter 2

 
A word from the Rabbi

Shabbat Services: Shabbat Services 10:00 AM followed by a delicious kiddush!
Please make a special effort to join us for the minyan

as special Prayers will also be recited for the safety and security of our People in Israel and especially for the soldiers of the IDF who are now fighting a difficult battle. May G-d Almighty grant them tremendous success and Heavenly blessings  for the success of their mission and may each and every one of them return home safely to their families.

To our dear soldiers: WE SALUTE YOU!  YOUR COURAGE AND WILLINGNESS TO RISK YOUR LIVES FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR PEOPLE AND OUR LAND IS AWE INSPIRING! YOUR PEOPLE ARE WITH YOU AND PRAYING FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!

We ask all Jewish women and girls to light Shabbat candles at 8:03 tonight on time. 

The Rebbe always emphasized that the acrostics (Roshei Teivot) of the words NEIROT SHABBAT KODESH (candles of the Holy Shabbat) spell the word “NESHEK”, which means ammunition, as the lighting of Shabbat candles is a spiritual ammunition to protect our people.
Please remember to give some tzedaka (charity) before candle lighting.
Men over Bar Mitzvah should try to put on Tefillin today and/or Sunday (not on Shabbat) as Tefillin is a Mitzvah specifically connected with the safety and security of our Holy Land.  
             
  Jewish Art Calendar

jewish art calendar 2013

Be Part of it!
The Jewish Art Calendar is one of the most popular Jewish publications and serves as a Jewish lifeline to many thousands of Jewish families throughout the Mid Hudson Valley with a wealth of Jewish knowledge, Holiday awareness, recipes as well as beautiful artwork. throughout the entire region and well beyond.

We ask you to please contribute in the amount of Chai ($36, $54, $180 or more) or any amount you can afford. Your name(s) will be listed on the page of contributors, or, if you so wish, you can be listed anonymously. Donations can also be made in the memory, or in honor, of a loved one.

 

Please send in your contribution today to:

 

Chabad Lubavitch of Mid Hudson Valley

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Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603

You can also donate through PayPal by clicking here.

Please e-mail an exact listing of names you wish to list or advertisement through e-mailing us at chabadmidhudsonvly@prodigy.net

 

Thanking you in advance for your help and support.

Dear Friends: 

A fellow was boasting about what a good citizen he was and what a refined, disciplined lifestyle he led. “I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t gamble, I don’t cheat on my wife, I am early to bed and early to rise, and I work hard all day and attend religious services faithfully.” Very impressive, right? Then he added, “I’ve been like this for the last five years, but just you wait until they let me out of this place!”

 

Although prisons were not really part of the Jewish judicial system, there were occasions when individuals would have their freedom of movement curtailed. One such example was the City of Refuge. If a person was guilty of manslaughter (i.e., unintentional murder) the perpetrator would flee to one of the specially designated Cities of Refuge throughout Biblical Israel where he was given safe haven from the wrath of a would-be avenging relative of the victim.

 

The Torah tells us that his term of exile would end with the death of the Kohen Gadol, the High Priest. The Talmud tells of an interesting practice that developed. The mother of the Kohen Gadol at the time would make a point of bringing gifts of food to those exiled so that they should not pray for the early demise of her son, to which their own freedom was linked.

 

Now this is very strange. Here is a man who, though not a murderer, is not entirely innocent of any negligence either. The rabbis teach that G-d does not allow misfortune to befall the righteous. If this person caused a loss of life, we can safely assume that he is less than righteous. Opposite him stands the High Priest of Israel, noble, aristocratic and, arguably, the holiest Jew alive. Of the entire nation, he alone had the awesome responsibility and privilege of entering the inner sanctum of the Holy Temple, the “Holy of Holies,” on the holy day of Yom Kippur. Do we really have reason to fear that the prayers of this morally tainted prisoner will have such a negative effect on the revered and exalted High Priest, to the extent that the Kohen Gadol may die? And his poor mother has to go and shlep food parcels to distant cities to soften up the prisoner so he should go easy in his prayers so that her holy son may live? Does this make sense?

 

But such is the power of prayer–the prayer of any individual, noble or ordinary, righteous or even sinful.

 

Of course, there are no guarantees. Otherwise, I suppose, Shuls around the world would be overflowing daily. But we do believe fervently in the power of prayer. And though, ideally, we pray in Hebrew and with a congregation, the most important ingredient for our prayers to be successful is sincerity. “G-d wants the heart,” we are taught. The language and the setting are secondary to the genuineness of our prayers. Nothing can be more genuine than a tear shed in prayer.

 

By all means, learn the language of our Siddur, the prayer book. Improve your Hebrew reading so you can follow the services and daven with fluency. But remember, most important of all is our sincerity. May all our prayers be answered.

   

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Yacov & Hindy Borenstein
www.chabdmidhudsonvalley.com

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JEWISH HUMOR!
Abe goes to see his boss and says, “We’re doing some heavy house-cleaning at home tomorrow and my wife needs me to help with the attic and the garage, moving and hauling stuff.”
“We’re short handed, Abe,” the boss replies. “I just can’t give you the day off.”
“Thanks, boss,” says Abe, “I knew I could count on you!”

The New Extension to the Chabad Center
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To view it in full scale, click on image.
If you wish to dedicate or contribute for the New Bais Chabad Center please call the Rabbi for an appointment.
The Rebbe
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     Candle Lighting Times

 for
 Poughkeepsie, NY

 

Shabbat Candles
Friday, July 25

 
Light Candles at:
8:03 PM
Shabbat ends at:
9:08 PM
Upcoming Events
Shabbat Services 

10:00 AM
followed by a delecious kiddush

 

Sunday morning services:
Bagels, Lox & Torah
 Service 9:30 AM
Breakfast 10:00 AM
at the Chabad Center
 
Women’s Torah class:
Torah and Tea
Wednesday’s 10:00 AM
at the Borenstein’s home
Quick Links
Donate Now
Donate Now
Join Our Mailing List
Mazal Tov
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If you would like to include a Mazal Tov please call
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Shabbat Shalom! RJC 7/24/2014

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Upcoming Events
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Kiddush Club 
Shabbat Day
Services 9:30 AM
Followed by a delicious Kiddush
102 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck NY 12572
Annual Kosher Family BBQ

Our annual summer BBQ lunch: Sunday July 27th 2014 at 12:00 PM

Annual Cantorial

Shabbat

Renowned Cantor Yaron Levy will lead a melodious and inspirational Shabbat: Friday August 8th – Services 7:00 PM, Dinner and Lecture 7:30 PM
Shabbat August 9th – Services 9:30 AM

Israeli Culture Day
Sunday August 17th, 12:00 PM @ the RJC: Authentic Israeli Lunch featuring Falafel, Shwarma, Pita, Hummus, Salads and more accompanied by Israeli music and atmosphere.

Greetings!
We ask of you to pray for all our soldiers in the IDF right now, and especially one such soldier named Michael, who was raised right here in Rhinebeck and is currently on the front lines, defending our country. May he return home to his family safely and very soon. Good tidings.
Also, please join us this Shabbat day for a big Kiddush sponsored by Sam and Kate Archibald in honor of the birth pf their son, Isaac. Come celebrate with us!
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht

 

Short Thought:

“Journeys,” the name of the last Torah reading in the Book of Numbers, could well be the title of our people’s history. Wandering through wilderness or civilizations, voluntarily or by expulsion, is part of the biography of virtually every Jew alive today, or of his parents or grandparents. From where do a people derive the stamina of spirit to survive these endless, often tragic, wanderings?

When Israel left Egypt, their forty years in the desert were not spent in aimless wanderings. Their every move was “by the word of G-d,” the Torah tells us. Torah teaches the doctrine of individual providence, of G-d’s interest and concern with every individual. Torah rejects the thought of G-d’s abandoning anyone to the caprice of an indifferent fate or the hazards of “nature.”

Whether we are aware of it or not, we go not by our decision but byG-d’s will. We do not go; we are sent-and He who sends us accompanies us. The Jew never felt alone, though he was surrounded by enemies. The Jew who kept his soul alive was never dependent on other people’s approval of his religious life, whether those others were coreligionists or non-Jews. His strength came not from men but from G-d, and He was always there. Certainly, many succumbed, lacked the strength to live as individuals, independent and free. But they were lost to our people; their descendants are not numbered among Jews.This was always and is today the beauty of Judaism-that life is purposeful, that it has meaning and coherence. It may not always meet with our immediate approval, the vicissitudes of life may be beyond our comprehension, but the assurance is given us that the tragedies are not in vain and the joys are not fortuitous. Israel may travel a long and sometimes difficult road, but always we go “by the word of G-d” until the wanderings of Israel are ended eternally.

 

 

 

 

 

Humor
Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?” The engineer sits up straight and says, “Wow! Are you kidding?” The interviewer replies, “Yeah, but you started it.”
Announcements
Please say Tehilim for a complete Refuah Shelemah for our friends:
 Mr.Curtis Katz . Hebrew name: Tzadok Hacohen ben Esther
Mrs. Barbara Glazer : Baila Gittel bas Mindel
Menachem Mendel ben Menucha Rochel
Huna Yael ben Mindel
Mindel Bayla Bas Chana Esther
Simone Pearl Pincus Har-Even, Hebrew name: Sima bas Mindel
May we only share good news!
Please contact us to have a Mazal Tov or Announcement placed here to share with the community.
845.876.7666 or Rabbi@sixminuterabbi.com
Candle Lighting Times:  

Friday, July 25
Light Candles at: 8:04 pm
Shabbat, July 26
Shabbat Ends: 9:10 pm
If you or someone you know are in need of candles and/or information about lighting Shabbat candles, please contact the RJC at 845.876.7666 
Chabad offers a wide range of programs for the entire Jewish community. No membership is necessary, and we welcome all — regardless of affiliation or background.

Chabad provides a non-judgmental, welcoming environment for Jewish families and individuals to explore our rich heritage.

  
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Reminder:Sunday Annual BBQ!

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Kosher Community Barbeque!

This Sunday, July 27th at 12:00 PM

At the Red Hook Recreational Park Pavillion

The BBQ is free as always and open to the entire community! Bring friends and family and join us for a fun summer afternoon of grilling and fun!

RSVP is appreciated.

See you there!

Rhinebeck Jewish Center
102 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
845.876.7666

info@RhinebeckJewishCenter.com

Visit our website for the full flyer
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Is His Presence our Hope?

Is His Presence our Hope?

Originally posted on Naomi Fata:

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You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

What is your concept of these verses?

(1)    Does this give you an overwhelming sense of responsibility? Do you feel like it means you have to live a perfect life so that through your perfection people will see God?

 

(2)    Or is this a verse of glorious hope and of promise? When we receive Christ as Savior we have Christ in us the hope of glory.  Isn’t He the great light that shines from within? All Scripture points to Christ as the Light of the world…

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Promises, Promises, Promises . . .

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Chabad of Mid-Hudson Valley Newsletter

Friday July 18, 2014
  
Tammuz 20, 5774

Parshat Matot

Pirkei Avot, Chapter 1

 

A word from the Rabbi

Shabbat Services: Shabbat Services 10:00 AM.

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Barry Kleinman in honor of his dear sister, Dorothy Kleinman’s, yartzeit. May her memory be for a blessing!

Please make a special effort to join us for the minyan

as special Prayers will also be recited for the safety and security of our People in Israel and especially for the soldiers of the IDF who are now fighting a difficult battle. May G-d Almighty grant them tremendous success and Heavenly blessings  for the success of their mission and may each and every one of them return home safely to their families.

To our dear soldiers: WE SALUTE YOU!  YOUR COURAGE AND WILLINGNESS TO RISK YOUR LIVES FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR PEOPLE AND OUR LAND IS AWE INSPIRING! YOUR PEOPLE ARE WITH YOU AND PRAYING FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!

We ask all Jewish women and girls to light Shabbat candles at 8:13 tonight on time. 

The Rebbe always emphasized that the acrostics (Roshei Teivot) of the words NEIROT SHABBAT KODESH (candles of the Holy Shabbat) spell the word “NESHEK”, which means ammunition, as the lighting of Shabbat candles is a spiritual ammunition to protect our people.
Please remember to give some tzedaka (charity) before candle lighting.
Men over Bar Mitzvah should try to put on Tefillin today and/or Sunday (not on Shabbat) as Tefillin is a Mitzvah specifically connected with the safety and security of our Holy Land.  
             
  Jewish Art Calendar

jewish art calendar 2013

Be Part of it!
The Jewish Art Calendar is one of the most popular Jewish publications and serves as a Jewish lifeline to many thousands of Jewish families throughout the Mid Hudson Valley with a wealth of Jewish knowledge, Holiday awareness, recipes as well as beautiful artwork. throughout the entire region and well beyond.

We ask you to please place an ad or make a contribution in any amount toward the Jewish Art Calendar. Donations in the amount of Chai ($36, $54, $180 or more) or any amount you can afford. Your name(s) will be listed on the page of contributors, or, if you so wish, you can be listed anonymously. Donations can also be made in the memory, or in honor, of a loved one.

Please send in your contribution or advertisement today to:

The Jewish Art Calendar

Chabad Lubavitch of Mid Hudson Valley

63 Vassar Rd.

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603

You can also donate through PayPal by clicking here.

Please e-mail an exact listing of names you wish to list or advertisement through e-mailing us at chabadmidhudsonvly@prodigy.net

Thanking you in advance for your help and support.

Dear Friends:

I have always been intrigued by the traditional way in which diamond merchants seal a deal. They shake hands and say “Mazel and Brocha” (“good fortune and blessing”). Once those few words have been said, the deal is done and it has all the power of a legal, contractual transaction.

It is a tribute to the diamond fraternity that in their industry, a word is a word. In some other industries, even a contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Here, the spoken word is deemed to be binding and irrevocable. Interestingly, the “Mazel and Brocha” principle has been upheld in arbitration cases throughout the world.

This week’s Torah portion, Matot, opens with an injunction about the sanctity of our words: “And Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes . . . if a man takes a vow . . . he shall not desecrate his word; whatever issues from his mouth he shall do . . .” (Numbers 30:2-3).

A word is a word. Promises are promises. And the words we utter are sacred and inviolate. If we disregard what we say, we have profaned and desecrated our words. That is why many people are careful to add the words bli neder-“without vowing”-whenever they say something that might be construed as a vow, so that, should they be prevented from fulfilling what they expressed their intention to do, this would not constitute the grave offense of violating a vow. This, of course, in no way diminishes the regard we hold for our words, and the need to carry out one’s promises even if one stipulated that it is not a vow.

The question is: Why was this commandment given to the “heads of the tribes”? Surely, it applies to each and every one of us. A simple answer is that since it is usually leaders who make the most promises, it is they who need the most cautioning.

Politicians are infamous for campaign promises, which-once they are elected-are rarely fulfilled. They tell about a candidate who promised to lower taxes if he were elected. As soon as he took office, he raised taxes. When he was challenged by the people about his unkept promise, he actually admitted that he had lied. The naïve electorate thought that was quite a genuine confession, and promptly decided that he was the most honest politician they had ever met. We are a gullible people indeed.

Many books have been published on the subject of business ethics. While there are a great many laws and nuances to this theme, at the end of the day, the acid test of business ethics is, “Did you keep your word?” Did you carry out your commitments, or did you duck and dive around them? It makes no difference how other companies are behaving. It matters little whether our competitors are corrupt. We must honor our promises, and that is the ultimate bottom line.

Whether in our business relationships or in the tzedakah pledges we make to the synagogue or to other charities, our word should be our bond. Even if we are worried about the immediate financial costs, we can be assured that, with the passage of time, the reputation we will acquire by speaking truthfully and keeping our word will more than compensate any short-term losses.

Leave the spin doctoring to the politicians. A Jew’s word should be sacred.

 

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Yacov & Hindy Borenstein
www.chabdmidhudsonvalley.com 

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JEWISH HUMOR!
Although Monty runs his own company, in recent weeks, during his regular morning meetings, a growing number of his staff were openly disagreeing with his plans and some were even quite rude to him.
So next morning, he puts up a big shiny sign on the firm’s notice board. It reads: -
I AM THE BOSS
AND DON’T EVER FORGET IT!
Later that day, when he returns from lunch, he sees that someone has stuck a note under his sign. The note reads, “Your wife called. She said she wants her sign back ASAP!”

The New Extension to the Chabad Center
chabad house
To view it in full scale, click on image.
If you wish to dedicate or contribute for the New Bais Chabad Center please call the Rabbi for an appointment.
The Rebbe
rebbe

To learn more about the Rebbe, click on the picture above.

     Candle Lighting Times

 for
 Poughkeepsie, NY

 

Shabbat Candles
Friday, July 18

 
Light Candles at:
8:09 PM
Shabbat ends at:
9:15 PM
Upcoming Events
Shabbat Services 

10:00 AM
followed by a delecious kiddush

Sunday morning services:
Bagels, Lox & Torah
 Service 9:30 AM
Breakfast 10:00 AM
at the Chabad Center
 
Women’s Torah class:
Torah and Tea
Wednesday’s 10:00 AM
at the Borenstein’s home
Quick Links
Donate Now
Donate Now
Join Our Mailing List
Mazal Tov
chabad house
If you would like to include a Mazal Tov please call
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Mikvah
Ask The Rabbi
You have a question?

Ask the Rabbi,
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