RTPV | Reform Temple of Putnam Valley

Interfaith Program

Hikers view mountain vista

Reform Temple of Putnam Valley
Grace United Methodist Church
Peekskill Area Pastors’ Association
present an

Interfaith Program on Ecology and Spirituality

June 10 and 11, 2016

A unique program on the relationship of spirituality and ecology led by eco-theologian, teacher and writer Rabbi Ellen Bernstein.

All events are free and open to the public

Click here for more details and the complete schedule.

Menorah Design Contest

Menorah Design Contest Flyer

The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley and Temple Israel of Putnam Valley announce a menorah design contest open to all residents of Putnam Valley.

Click here for a full list of specific instructions and details.

Please send any questions or correspondence to Rabbi Levy and Rabbi Altarescu or Temple Israel of Putnam Valley.

Friday Night at RTPV

Torah and pointer 			Please join us this Shabbat as our community celebrates the Bar Mitzvah of Brendan Henneberry.   

Friday evening services are at 8:00PM. On Saturday, services begin at 10:00AM.   

You can read this week's Torah portion, Bechukotai, by clicking here.  

Bechukotai includes lists of rewards and punishments depending on whether the Israelites follow God's commandments. It brings up the questions of how to rebuke someone effectively, how we handle being criticized and do we motivate people better through promises of rewards or warnings of punishments.    

Come to wish mazel tov to Brendan and to congratulate the Henneberry family. Come to hear Brendan teach about his Torah portion. Come for the best oneg and schmoozing in Putnam County. 

Looking forward to seeing you all,

Rabbis Altarescu and Levy

RTPV's torahs
RTPV's historical torahs

History of Our Holocaust Torah

Torah scroll  			Just added to the "Our Torah" page, in the "Info, Music & Learning" tab, is a thorough history of our special torah, written by the Rabbis. You can find it here.

Annual Congregation Meeting

Let's join together for the RTPV Annual Congregational Meeting, which will be held at the temple on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7PM. This is a great opportunity to learn more about RTPV's committee work and financials, and to celebrate the many accomplishments of this fiscal year that is now drawing to a close.

A reception with wine, cheese, light refreshments and snacks will begin at 7PM. The Annual Congregational Meeting, expected to last about 45 minutes, will begin at 7:30PM. Members are also welcome to attend the regular monthly meeting of the Board, which will be held on the same day and will immediately follow the Annual Congregational Meeting. 

The agenda for the 7:30PM Annual Congregational Meeting includes: 
  • Report from the President 
  • A year-end Financial Summary
  • Select Committee Reports
  • Action on Bylaws 
  • Nomination and Election of Officers and Trustees
  • New Business
  • Offering Blessings of Gratitude 

We are also pleased to present to our congregation members the Proposed Slate of Board Members (Officers and Trustees) as created by the Nominating Committee and endorsed by the Temple's Board of Directors:

President: Roni Rodman
Vice President: Lee Joffee
Secretary: Michelle Berner
Treasurer: Betty Joffee

Current Trustees serving through July 1, 2017
Phil Hurowitz
Scott Levinson

Current Trustees serving through July 1, 2018
Shimon BenDavid
Michael Bennett
Lisa Keogh
Kathy Kinzel
Jerry Oland
Brenda Sternbach

Proposed Trustee Nominees to serve through July 1, 2019
Joyce Leone
Tia Levinson
Roberta McLaughlin
Ed Rodman

On behalf of the Board, we look forward to seeing you on June 7th!

Michelle Berner,

Join the Choir!


Do you enjoying singing (alone or with others)? Please consider joining the RTPV choir. The choir supports and enhances the congregation in singing liturgy for Bar and Bat Mitzvah services.  

Experience is never required.  

Rehearsals are from 7:15–7:45 pm on 4/29, 5/13, and 5/20. Our b'nei mitzvah will take place on 5/27 and 6/3.

Recordings of our new Shabbat morning music can be found at here.

Chag Sameach,

Cantor Annice

Israeli Dancing

Israeli Dancing

Learn basic steps and enjoy great music

3 Sunday afternoons

  • April 17, May 15 and June 5
  • classes stand alone, come to as many as you can
  • no previous dance experience necessary
  • classes start at 11:30am
  • suggested donation $10
  • No sign up needed

For more information or questions please contact Robin at events@rtpv.org

RTPV T-Shirts for sale

Temple members model shirts

$15 EACH
Get your very own RTPV T-Shirt
Great for wearing to temple and community events! 
Supplies are limited
Pre-orders are being taken now

Adult Sizes  S, M. L & XL
Email Roni to reserve your t-shirt

Shop at DeCicco's - Help RTPV!

We are very excited to announce a great and easy way to help out RTPV simply by buying groceries - and it won't cost you a cent!

All you need to do is shop at DeCicco's Market located at 3651 Lee Rd, Jefferson Valley (opposite the JV Mall). When you check out just tell the cashier  that you are participating in the rebate program for the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley. The cashier will look up the applicable code and enter it. Simply by doing that, our Temple will get a percentage of whatever the cost of your purchase is. No extra cost to you but a great benefit to us.
We hope that you all take advantage of this opportunity and thank you in advance for your help.

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