Shabbat Shalom! 3-8-2013

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Upcoming Events



Kiddush Club
Services 9:30 AM
Followed by a delicious Kiddush
102 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck NY 12572
A Sweet Evening 
Our annual fundraiser
Saturday March 9th
8:30 PM at the Rhinecliff Hotel
4 Grinnel St., Rhinecliff, NY

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 March 17th
Visit a Hasidic Community

A day trip to Crown Heights, Brooklyn
March 17th. Leave Kingston @ 8AM, return to Kingston by 7PM. $40 per person includes lunch.

Passover Seders

March 25th 7:15 PM
March 26th 7:30 PM
March 26th 9:30 AM
March 27th 9:30 AM
All happening at the RJC



We sincerely hope to see you at our Sweet Evening fundraiser this Saturday night at 8:30 PM at the Rhinecliff Hotel. Fine wines and cheeses, gourmet desserts and fabulous entertainment with great company makes for an unforgettable night! See you there!

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht


Short Thought


Gold, silver and copper (35:5)

“Gold” represents the purity and perfection of the tzaddik. “Silver” represents the great yearning of the Baal Teshuvah (“returnee” or penitent) for closeness to G-d–a yearning many times more powerful than that of the tzaddik, because it is a yearning from afar (kessef, the Hebrew word for silver, also means “yearning”); copper, the lowliest of metals, represents the good deeds of the sinner. G-d’s home on earth is complete only when it includes all three.

(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)






A boy asks his father to explain the differences among irritation, aggravation, and frustration.

Dad picks up the phone and dials a number at random. When the phone is answered he asks, “Can I speak to Alf, please?”

“No! There’s no one called Alf here.” The person hangs up.

“That’s irritation,” says Dad.

He picks up the phone again, dials the same number and asks for Alf a second time.

“No–there’s no one here called Alf. Go away. If you call again I shall telephone the police.” End of conversation.

“That’s aggravation.”

“Then what’s ‘frustration’?” asks his son.

The father picks up the phone and dials a third time:

“Hello, this is Alf. Have I received any phone calls?


Moshiach and the future Redemption

The Midrash (Yalkut Shimoni, Psalms 736) says that “if the Jewish people have no merit other than their yearning for Redemption-they are worthy of being redeemed for that alone!”




Candle Lighting Times:

Friday, March 8
Light Candles at: 5:35 pm
Shabbat, March 9
Shabbat Ends: 6:36 pm

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