Shabbat Shalom! RJC 2/6/2014

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Upcoming Events

Kiddush Club 

Shabbat Day

Services 9:30 AM
Followed by a delicious Kiddush
102 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck NY 12572
Soup Salad & Soul 
Our monthly women’s event to nourish your soul and body.
Next Brunch:
 Sunday February 16th

A Sweet Evening

The RJC’s annual fundraiser
A night of fine wines, cheeses and decadent desserts.
Saturday March 1st 2014
8:30 PM at the Rhinecliff Hotel
rsvp at 8458767666

We hope you’re staying warm during yet another winter freeze!
We are already gearing up for the Purim festivities!
Adar is all about joy and being merry – stay tuned for our happy Purim programs!

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht

Short Thought:

 And the Breastplate shall not budge from the Efod (28:28)

The Efod was worn in back and below the waist; the Breastplate, on the front and upper part of the wearer. Thus, the deeper significance of the commandment “And the Breastplate shall not budge from the Efod”(which ranks as one of the 365 prohibitions of the Torah) is that there must be no “gap” between the upper and lower aspects of life, or between its forward and backward elements. True, the human being consists of both the sensitive heart and the functional foot; true, life is composed of sublimely spiritual moments as well as the daily tending to one’s material needs. But the “Efod” must be securely bound to the “Choshen”. The upper must permeate the lower, and the external must never lose sight of its inner essence and purpose.

(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)


As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country.
As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn’t stop for directions.
I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late.
I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.
The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.
And as I played “Amazing Grace”, the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head was hung low, my heart was full.
As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen anything like that before, and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”


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!

Please contact us to have a Mazal Tov or Announcement placed here to share with the community.
845.876.7666 or

Candle Lighting Times:  

Friday, February 7
Light Candles at: 5:00 pm
Shabbat, February 8
Shabbat Ends: 6:02 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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