Shabbat Shalom! RJC 3/20/2014

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 event on sunday March 16th

Passover 2014

-1st night Seder
April 14th @ 7:30 pm
-2nd night Seder
April 15th @ 8:00 pm
At the RJC:102 Montgomery St.
Rhinebeck NY
rsvp at 8458767666

(suggested donation $25)


Purim was so joyous and wonderful – thank you to everyone who helped make it amazing!
Pesach is on our minds now and we sure hope to see you at our community Seders! April 14th and April 15th – save the dates!

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht

Short Thought:

A wellspring or pool (mikveh)… shall be pure (11:36)

A wellspring purifies regardless of the amount of the water it contains, and also when flowing; a mikveh purifies only when stationary, and must contain 40 se’ah (approx. 87.5 gallons) of water.

(Torat Kohanim)

When a person endeavors to venture forth on his own, relying on his own intellect and feelings to guide him in the proper path, he had best be well equipped for the task. For he is then a mikveh, a pool of water no longer in direct contact with its source, which must possess a minimum of so many “gallons” of understanding and fortitude. Furthermore, he must be “stationary,” contained and delimited by walls outside of himself; for without such objective control he is susceptible to all sorts of distortions and corruptions. A mikveh that lacks these criteria not only fails to purify other things, but is also itself vulnerable to contamination.

On the other hand, one who is a “wellspring,” disavowing all pretensions of a “separate identity” from his Source, has no such limitations. His intellect may not be the deepest, his talents quite unspectacular, but the little he has can effectively take on the most challenging of tasks. Nor does he require any confining walls or “closed communities” to safeguard his integrity: wherever he goes and flows, he has a positive effect on his environment and is never negatively influenced by its imperfections. For no matter how scant his resources, and no matter where he ventures forth, he maintains an unbroken attachment to his Source.

(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)


A burglar breaks into a house. He starts shining his light around looking for valuables. Some nice things catch his eye, and as he reaches for them, he hears, “God is watching you.”

Startled, the burglar looks for the speaker. Seeing no one, he keeps putting things in his bag, again, he hears, “God is watching you.”

This time, he sees a parrot. “Who are you?” the burglar asks.

“Moses,” the bird replied.

“Who the heck would name a bird Moses?” the man laughed.

“I dunno,” Moses answered, “I guess the same kind of people that would name a Rottweiler King David.”


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 21
Light Candles at: 6:50 pm
Shabbat, March 22
Shabbat Ends: 7:51 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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