Menorah Lightings and Shabbat Shalom! Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Upcoming Events

Chanukah 2012
Public Menorah Lightings:

-Friday Dec 14th:
Rhinebeck Savings Bank Parking Lot 3:00 PM

-Saturday Dec 15th:
Rhinebeck Savings Bank Parking Lot 6:30 PM
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:

Soup Salad & Soul
Our monthly women’s event to nourish your soul and body.

Dreidel House 2012

Sunday December 9th at 10:30 AMStarr Library in Rhinebeck



We are having a wonderful Chanukah so far and hope you are too! Please join us for our last two public Menorah Lightings! Friday at 3:00 PM and Saturday at 6:30 PM, both in the Rhinebeck Savings Bank Parking Lot. See you there!

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht


Short thought


And [Joseph] collected the food… the produce of each citys surrounding fields he placed within it (41:48)

Each part of the land preserves its own produce; one mixes from the local dust into the grain and this keeps it from spoiling.

(Rashis commentary)

Also the produce of man requires some “local dust” as a preservative, lest it rot.

The greater a persons achievements, the more susceptible they are to corruption. A fruitful yield in life–material or spiritual–may breed an arrogance that corrodes all that is good and G-dly in it. The solution is a dose of dust. One who saturates his successes with humility and self-effacement, guarantees their preservation as positive and constructive forces in his own life and the lives of his fellows.

(from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe)








Isaac Horowitz lived in New York and his son was away at school overseas and he wanted to send him a chumash so his son could review the weekly Torah portion. After wrapping the chumash in plenty of bubble wrap and placing it carefully inside a cardboard box, Isaac seals the box, writes his son’s name and address on the label, and then takes it to the local Post Office.

When he gets to the front of the line, Isaac hands the box to the clerk behind the counter.

“Is there anything breakable inside the box, sir?” asks the clerk.

Without thinking, Isaac replies, “Only the Ten Commandments.”

Moshiach and the future Redemption

Internal unity, Ahavat Yisrael, peace and harmony, safeguard even against punishment for the worst sin; but when “their heart is divided, they shall bear their guilt.” (Hosea 10:2)




Candle Lighting Times:

Friday, December 14
Light Candles at: 4:07 pm
Shabbat, December 15
Shabbat Ends: 5:12 pm


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