RTPV | Reform Temple of Putnam Valley

Dear RTPV Community

tazria 			This Friday evening at 8:00 PM we will commemorate the 67th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel with song and poetry.  

This weeks Torah portion, Tazria/Metzora, discusses impurities and imperfections that people find on their skin, clothes and in their houses and the purification process for each.  As we think about Israel we acknowledge, that while Israel has its own imperfections and challenges, it is also a place of thriving Jewish life, culture and hope.   

Come join us as we celebrate Shabbat, Israel and our RTPV community. 

Rabbis Altarescu and Levy 

Scrip Cards

Scrip cards are again available at the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley!

Buying Scrip cards is so easy and a perfect way to help RTPV while shopping at your favorite stores!

This Scrip period ends on April 20, 2015. Gift cards will be in your hands about 10 days later!
Turco's in Yorktown Heights is again available. Gift cards can be purchased in $25 and $100 denominations. RTPV earns 7%! Also, A&P Supermarket, Shoprite and Stop & Shop gift cards are available! If you are planning a home renovation and making purchases at Home Depot, they have cards in $25, $100 and $500 denominations!

It all helps RTPV!

We are offering gift cards for a widely expanded group of businesses that include retail stores, grocery chains, gas stations and restaurants.

This is how it works:

When buying a Scrip gift card, a portion of your Scrip purchase will be donated to the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley. These are businesses that you frequent, sometimes on a very regular basis.

Please download the Scrip Order Form attachment and take a look at over 75 participating businesses.

Payment must be made when order is submitted. Please make checks payable to "Reform Temple of Putnam Valley" and submit payment along with order form to:

The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley
362 Church Rd
Putnam Valley NY 10579

You can also leave your check and order form in RTPV Fundraising box in the Temple office.

Last year, we had more Temple friends participate with Scrip card purchases than ever before!

Scrip Form (PDF) or (MS Word)

Rabbis' April Message


On the second day of Passover we began the daily counting of the Omer, the seven weeks that bring us to the holiday of Shavuot, when in biblical times the bread baked from the barley harvested on Passover was offered in the Temple. Today, our Judaism is not so rooted in the land. Our rituals and practices travel with us, many of which having been transformed along the way from an agricultural event to a spiritual one. The Passover journey that began in Egypt, the place of servitude to Pharaoh, ends at Mount Sinai, the place of service to ethical ideals. (continues...)

Cafe Night 2015 - Photos

Photos of the 2015 Cafe Night at The Beanrunner

Our 2015 Cafe Night at The Beanrunner Cafe was a great success and a good time was had by all in attendance. Below are a couple of shots of the action. You can see a complete set on our Photos page (as well as photos from previous events).

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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.