Shabbat Shalom! Rhinebeck Jewish Center 12/1/2011

  Rhinebeck Jewish Center
We are so excited for Chanukah, the Festival of Lights! Public Menorah Lightings, Doughnuts, Latkes, Programs, the whole nine yards. We look forward to sharing it with you!Please join us for MINYAN this week at 102 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck NY 12572.

Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht

Short thought

And  Jacob went out from Be’er Sheva, and he went to Charan (Genesis 28:10)

The story of Jacob’s journey to Charan is the story of every soul’s descent to the physical world.

The soul, too, leaves behind the spiritual idyll of Be’er Sheva (literally, “Well of the Seven” — a reference to the supernal source of the seven divine attributes or sefirot from which the soul derives) and journeys to Charan (literally, “Wrath”): a place of lies, deceptions, struggle and hardship; a place in which material concerns consume one’s days and nights, sapping one’s energy, confusing one’s priorities, and all but obscuring the purpose for which one has come there in the first place.

Yet it is in Charan, in the employ of Laban the Deceiver, not in the Holy Land and its “tents of learning,” that Jacob founds the nation of Israel. It is here that he marries and fathers eleven of the twelve sons who will become the twelve tribes of Israel. Had Jacob remained in the Holy Land, the life of this pious scholar who lived 3,500 years ago would have been of no significance to us today.

The soul, too, achieves its enduring significance only upon its descent into “Charan.” Only as a physical being, invested within a physical body and inhabiting a physical environment, can it fulfill the purpose of its creation, which is to build “a dwelling for G-d in the physical world.”

(From the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe)


 Three old guys are out walking.   First one says, ‘Windy, isn’t it?’   Second one says, ‘No, it’s Thursday!’ Third one says, ‘So am I. Let’s go get a beer..’

Moshiach and the Future Redemption    


Yearning for the Redemption is of such importance that according to the Talmud (Shabbat 31a), one of the very first questions a soul is asked when facing the Heavenly Court is: “Did you yearn for the Salvation?”

The Rhinebeck Jewish Center is a project of Chabad Dutchess.

Events Calendar  

Kiddush Club

Shabbat Services 10:00 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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Our monthly Women’s Brunch Next occurrence, December 18th, 2011






Public Menorah Lightings:
Friday Dec.23rd: Rhinebeck
In the Rhinebeck Savings Bank Parking Lot @ 3:30 PM
Saturday Dec. 24th:Rhinebeck
In the Rhinebeck Savings Bank Parking Lot @ 6:30 PM
Monday Dec.26th: Red Hook
In front of the Red Hook Info Booth @5:45 PM


A Sweet Evening
Our Annual Fundraiser – a night of gourmet desserts, wine and entertainment.
Saturday, March 10th 1012
8:00 PM at the Rhinecliff Hotel
Please RSVP at










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Candle Lighting Times:

-Friday Nov.2nd
Light Candles: 4:07PM
-Shabbat Nov.3rd
Shabbat ends: 5:11 PM


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

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