Shabbat Shalom! RJC 10/1/2014

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

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Yom Kippur

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Fast Begins at: 6:17 pm

Kol Nidrei Services: 6:20 pm


Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 am

Afternoon Service: 6:00 pm

Neilah Closing Service: 5:45 pm

Fast ends at: 7:15 pm

Followed by Bageks and Lox

Hebrew School

The RJC’s proud to announce the launch of Hebrew School, a project of J.E.P.!
Please view the flyer below for information!

We hope you will join us for our meaningful and inspirational Yom Kippur Services. With easy to follow programs suitable for people of all walks of life, the Rhinebeck Jewish Center is the perfect place to observe the holiest day of the year.
Please view our Yom Kippur schedule on the left and below in the flyer. Looking forward to greeting you!

Shabbat Shalom and Easy Fast,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht


Short Thought:

Yom Kippur:



Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year-the day on which we are closest to G-d and to the quintessence of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement-“For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G-d” (Leviticus 16:30).

For nearly twenty-six hours-from several minutes before sunset on 9 Tishrei to after nightfall on 10 Tishrei-we “afflict our souls”: we abstain from food and drink, do not wash or anoint our bodies, do not wear leather footwear, and abstain from marital relations.

Before Yom Kippur we perform the Kaparot atonement service; we request and receive honey cake, in acknowledgement that we are all recipients in G-d’s world, and in prayerful hope for a sweet and abundant year; eat a festive meal; immerse in a mikvah; and give extra charity. In the late afternoon we eat the pre-fast meal, following which we bless our children, light a memorial candle as well as the holiday candles, and go to the synagogue for the Kol Nidrei service.

In the course of Yom Kippur we hold five prayer services: Maariv, with its solemn Kol Nidrei service, on the eve of Yom Kippur; Shacharit-the morning prayer, which includes a reading from Leviticus followed by the Yizkor memorial service; Musaf, which includes a detailed account of the Yom Kippur Temple service; Minchah, which includes the reading of the Book of Jonah; and Neilah, the “closing of the gates” service at sunset. We say the Al Chet confession of sins eight times in the course of Yom Kippur, and recite Psalms every available moment.

The day is the most solemn of the year, yet an undertone of joy suffuses it: a joy that revels in the spirituality of the day and expresses the confidence that G-d will accept our repentance, forgive our sins, and seal our verdict for a year of life, health and happiness. The closing Neilah service climaxes in the resounding cries of “Hear O Israel . . . G-d is one.” Then joy erupts in song and dance (a Chabad custom is to sing the lively “Napoleon’s March“), followed by a single blast of the shofar, followed by the proclamation, “Next year in Jerusalem.” We then partake of a festive after-fast meal, making the evening after Yom Kippur a yom tov (festival) in its own right.





A young man from Mississippi came running into the store and said to his buddy, “Bubba, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!”

Bubba replied, “Did y’all see who it was?”

The young man answered, “I couldn’t tell, but I got the license plate number.”

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
Menachem Mendel ben Menucha Rochel
Huna Yael ben Mindel
Mindel Bayla Bas Chana Esther
Simone Pearl Pincus Har-Even, Hebrew name: Sima 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, October 3
Eve of Yom Kippur
Light Candles at: 6:16 pm
Shabbat, October 4
Yom Kippur
Shabbat/Holiday Ends: 7:13 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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