Shabbat Shalom! Rhinebeck Jewish Center 7/13/2011

  Rhinebeck Jewish Center

We hope your summer is going well! Please check out our website, for all of our Summer Programs and Events!

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht

Short thought


You shall observe to offer it to Me in its appointed time, two each day, a regular offering (28:2-3)

The “appointed time” of the regular offerings is every day.


The communal offerings include temiddin–“regular” or “perpetual” offerings brought each day in the same format–and mussafin–“additional” offerings brought on special occasions (Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh, the festivals) which differ in accordance with the nature of the day.

In our own lives there also exists this division: there are the “routine” things, such as the fifteen breaths we take each minute and the job we troop to each workday; and there are the “special” things we do once in a while or once in a lifetime. Both are crucial to a fulfilling and satisfing life. The offerings–and their present-day substitute, prayer–include both temiddin and mussafin, to teach us that our relationship with G-d should likewise embrace the surety of the routine on the one hand, and the excitement of the occasional on the other.

But when speaking of the two daily offerings, the Torah uses the term mo’ed, “appointed time”–a phrase generally reserved for the festivals and other occasionally occurring observances. This means that the Torah also urges us to transcend these categorizations and experience a sense of specialty and occasion also in the “regular” rhythms of life. As Rashi comments on the verse, “The ‘appointed time’ of the regular offerings is every day.”

(From the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe)


At the salon, I overheard the receptionist admit to another customer,”I haven’t taken my vitamins today, I’m walking around unprotected.”

The customer commiserated with her. “I haven’t taken my Prozac today-everyone’s walking around unprotected.”

Moshiach and the Future Redemption   

Every one of G-d’s creations is imbued with a soul, a spiritual essence. But this core is hidden. Instead of objects proclaiming that they are G-d’s creations, granted existence only in order to increase His glory, they proclaim – verbally or otherwise – that they are independent beings.

 The Rhinebeck Jewish Center is a project of Chabad Dutchess.

Events Calendar

Minyan Club
Saturday Shabbat Services, 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Followed by a delicious Kiddush

102 Montgomery St.,
Rhinebeck NY

Shema Yisroel Radio Show

Your all Jewish American Radio Program

Every Sunday Morning

9:30 AM- 10:00 AM

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Bar Mitzvah Shabbat

Special Shabbat in honor of Zack Scheffer’s Bar Mitzvah July 16th 2011 at the Delamater Inn Conference Center

Our monthly Women’s Brunch
Next occurrence, July 17th 2011

PJ Popcorn
Our monthly club at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck. 1st Tuesday of every month, 6PM-7PM
Next occurrence, August 2nd 2011

We Will Never Forget
Special Shabbat experience featuring local artist and holocaust survivor Tibor Spitz
Friday August 5th 2011
6:30 PM: Hors D’oeuvres and Presentation
8:00 PM: Services and Shabbat Dinner
Suggestion donation:$15
Reservations required
845 876 7666

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