Shabbat Shalom! Rhinebeck Jewish Center 1/31/2014

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Upcoming Events

Kiddush Club 

Shabbat Day

Services 9:30 AM
Followed by a delicious Kiddush
102 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck NY 12572
Medical Ethics in Jewish Law:A Shabbaton

Experience a Shabbaton at the RJC with Rabbi Ulman, leading Rabbi of Sydney Australia and two amazing lectures on abortion, IVF, surrogacy and organ donation.
Friday Jan 31st & Shabbat Feb 1st. Details on our website.

Soup Salad & Soul 
Our monthly women’s event to nourish your soul and body.
Next Brunch:
 Sunday February 16th



We sincerely hope to see you at our unique Shabbaton this weekend. Leading Rabbi of Sydney Australia, Rabbi Ulman’s lectures on the sensitive topics of Jewish Law regarding abortion, IVF, surrogacy and organ donation are truly spectacular. See you there!
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht

Short Thought:

The poles shall be in the rings of the Ark; they shall not be removed (25:15)

This is actually one of the 365 prohibitions of the Torah—never to remove the carrying poles from the ark, even when the Mishkan is in a state of rest, as it often was for several months at a time. Indeed, the poles remained in the Ark for the more than 380 years that it stood in the Holy of Holies in the Temple in Jerusalem! This particular law applies only to the Ark, and not to any of the other vessels of the Mishkan.

The Ark, which served as the depository of the Torah, was the most secluded of the Mishkan’s vessels, expressing the ideal that the Torah scholar (who serves as an “Ark” for the Torah) must remove himself from all worldly endeavors. At the same time, however, he must be in a constant state of “portability”–even more so than the other “vessels.”

If there is a soul thirsting for the word of G-d in the ends of earth, the Torah scholar must be prepared to leave his inner sanctum to transport the Torah to that place. So even when he sits in his “Holy of Holies,” he must have his “carrying poles” inserted in his “rings”–always at the ready to venture out at a moment’s notice, constantly aware of his responsibilities toward the world outside.

(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)


Roberto is a New York art connoisseur and one day, he’s walking in Brooklyn and notices a mangy little kitten lapping up milk from a saucer in front of a restaurant called Moishe’s Deli. He quickly realizes with a shock that the saucer was a very rare and precious piece of pottery. He strolled into the store and offered $10 for the cat.

“It’s not for sale,” said Moishe.

“Look,” said Roberto, “that cat is dirty and undesirable, but I’m eccentric. I like cats that way. I’ll raise my offer to $50.”

“It’s a deal,” said Moishe, and pocketed the money.

“For that sum I’m sure you won’t mind throwing in the saucer,” said Roberto. “The kitten seems so happy drinking from it.”

“Nothing doing,” said Moishe firmly. “That’s my lucky saucer. From that saucer, so far this week, I’ve sold 34 cats.”

Please say Tehilim for a complete Refuah Shelemah for our friends:


 Mr.Curtis Katz . Hebrew name: Tzadok Hacohen ben Esther


Mrs. Barbara Glazer : Baila Gittel bas Mindel
May we only share good news!
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845.876.7666 or
Candle Lighting Times:  

Friday, January 31
Light Candles at: 4:51 pm
Shabbat, February 1
Shabbat Ends: 5:53 pm


If you or someone you know are in need of candles and/or information about lighting Shabbat candles, please contact the RJC at 845.876.7666 
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