Shabbat Shalom and Happy Purim!

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 event on sunday March 16th
Purim 2014

Saturday March 15th
8:15 PM Megillah reading

Sunday March 16th 2014
4 PM Megillah Reading
4:30 PM Purim Dinner
Come in costume!

All at the RJC:
102 Montgomery St
Rhinebeck NY


Preparing for Purim has been a whirlwind and we sure hope to see you at our Megillah readings / celebrations Saturday night (8:15 PM) and Sunday(Flyer below).
Here’s a chilling and inspiring story about the power of Shabbat in connection to the Air Malasia missing plane story, enjoy!
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht

Short Thought:

How to celebrate Purim:

Hear the Megillah!

Hear the complete story of how Mordechai and Queen Esther helped save the Jewish people from the hands of the wicked Haman. Once at night and a second time on Purim day.

Give Gifts of Food!

Purim is a day we show extra special friendship to our friends. Send your friends gifts of food that include at least two different types of food. For example: fruits and candies; cookies and a bottle of juice; etc.

Give Tzedakah (Charity)!

Give some money to two poor people (or more), or put at least two coins in your favorite charity box.

Eat and Rejoice!

Participate in a festive meal on Purim afternoon. Sit together with your family and friends, sing Jewish songs, tell the story of Purim, and be merry!



I was out walking with my 4-year-old daughter. She picked up something off of the ground started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and asked her not to do that. “Why?” my daughter asked. “Because it’s been on the ground, you don’t know where it’s been, it’s dirty and it probably has germs.” I replied. At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked “Mom, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart!” I was thinking quickly and replied “All moms know this stuff; it’s on the Mom test. You have to know it, or they don’t let you be a mom.” We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information. “Oh…I get it!” she beamed, “So if you don’t pass the test you have to be the dad.” “Exactly,” I replied with a big smile on my face.

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, March 14
Light Candles at: 6:42 pm
Shabbat, March 15
Shabbat Ends: 7:43 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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