Shabbat Shalom! Rhinebeck Jewish Center 11-1-2012

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Upcoming Events

Kiddush Club
Services 9:30 AM
Followed by a delicious Kiddush
102 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck NY 12572
Shema Yisroel Radio Show

Your all Jewish American Radio Program

Every Sunday Morning

9:30 AM- 10:00 AM

Online Live Stream:

Sunday November 4th at 10:30 AM in the Starr Library in Rhinebeck
Come and make your very own mosaic Challah board!
$15 per child (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Soup Salad & Soul
Our monthly women’s event to nourish your soul and body.


We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and comfortable in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. Please reach out to us if we can be of any assistance at all, we are here to help!
All our programs are on schedule, including our next JEP event on Sunday November 4th at 10:30 AM in the Starr Library in Rhinebeck! See you there!

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht


Short thought


And it came to pass after these things, that G-d did test Abraham (22:1)

Jewishness is not a matter of historical consciousness, outlook, ethics, or even behavior; it is a state of being. This is the deeper significance of the debate between Ishmael and Isaac. When the Jew is circumcised on the eighth day of life, he is completely unaware of the significance of what has occurred. But this “non-experience” is precisely what the covenant of circumcision is all about. With circumcision the Jew says: I define my relationship with G-d not by what I think, feel or do, but by the fact of my Jewishness–a fact which applies equally to an infant of eight days or a sage of eighty years.

(From the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe)









Chaim Yankel from Chelm passes his exams and as is awarded a place in Medical School. And because he’s the first student from his town to do so well, all his family, all his friends and all his neighbors are very proud of him.

Six months into his training, he’s with some other medical students doing the rounds at the Chelm Hospital with a qualified doctor. Stopping next to the records of one of the patients, the doctor takes out the patient’s X-rays and says to the group, “As you can deduce from these X-rays, this patient limps badly because both his tibias and fibulas are radically arched. So let me ask you, Chaim Yankel, what would you do in a case like this?”

After thinking about this for a short while, Chaim Yankel replies, “I suppose I’d limp too, doctor.”

Moshiach and the future Redemption

“It is presently ‘dark’ for you, but the Holy One, blessed be He, will in the future illuminate for you as an everlasting light, as it is said, ‘G-d shall be for you an everlasting light’ (Isaiah 60:19)




Candle Lighting Times:

Friday, November 2
Light Candles at: 5:30 pm
Shabbat, November 3
Shabbat Ends: 6:30 pm


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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