Shabbat Shalom and Happy Purim!

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Upcoming Events



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

Purim Extravaganza!
Saturday Feb 23:
-6:15 PM :Megillah reading
Sunday Feb 24:
-9:00 AM :Services
-9:30 AM :Megillah Reading
-10:00 AM :Purim Breakfast
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.
Next occurence: Sunday Feb 17th



A member of the community posed a question: he is only able to attend one of our Purim programs (Saturday night or Sunday morning), which would be better? I responded that if that’s the case, Sunday morning would be more apropos since he would have to oppurtunity to perform all 4 Mitzvos on Sunday (see below) as opposed to only 1-hearing the Megillah on Saturday night. So if you, too, are only able to attend once, we hope to see you on Saturday AND Sunday!
Shabbat Shalom and Happy Purim,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht


The Four Mitzvos of Purim


1) Listen to the Megillah
To relive the miraculous events of Purim, listen to the reading of the megillah (the Scroll of Esther) twice: once on Purim eve and again on Purim day.

To properly fulfill the mitzvah, it is crucial to hear every single word of the megillah.

At certain points in the reading where Haman’s name is mentioned, it is customary to twirl graggers (Purim noisemakers) and stamp one’s feet to “eradicate” his evil name.
2) Give to the Needy (Matanot La’Evyonim)

Give charity to at least two (but preferably more) needy individuals on Purim day.

The mitzvah is best fulfilled by giving directly to the needy. If, however, you cannot find poor people, place at least two coins into a charity box. As with the other mitzvahs of Purim, even small children should be taught to fulfill this mitzvah.
3) Send Food Portions to Friends (Mishloach Manot)

On Purim day send a gift of at least two kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage) to at least one friend. Men should send to men, and women to women.
4) Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Purim should be celebrated with a special festive meal on Purim day, at which family and friends gather together to rejoice in the Purim spirit. It is a mitzvah to drink wine or other inebriating 

drinks at this meal. 





Moshiach and the future Redemption

For it is clear that one who does not yearn for Moshiach’s arrival is demonstrating a lack of belief too. Is it conceivable for one to believe that such a magnificent era will indeed be arriving and not eagerly await that day?




Candle Lighting Times:

Friday, February 22
Light Candles at: 5:18 pm
Shabbat, February 23
Shabbat Ends: 6:19 pm


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