RTPV | Reform Temple of Putnam Valley

RTPV Services this Friday

Dear RTPV Community,

American flag on yamulke  			Kick off your Independence Day weekend with us at 7:30 on the porch for red wine/juice, white crackers, and blue cheese!

Our country was founded with the premise that all humanity should have the opportunity for equality, freedom and happiness. In our Torah portion for this week, when Balak, the King of the Moabites, wishes to deny the Israelites their basic freedoms by cursing them, God intervenes and they are instead blessed.

Please join the Rabbis and Annice in song, poetry and prayer as we celebrate our blessings of freedom and equality for all. Services are at 8PM, followed by a dessert Oneg and schmoozing. 

You can find this week’s parasha here

Rabbi Levy and Rabbi Altarescu

President's Message

Dear Fellow Members:

Thank you very much for your continued support of the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley. We are very fortunate to be part of a congregation that offers a variety of opportunities for us to connect and join together with fellow members. Whether it's attending Shabbat service, learning with the Rabbis at one of their torah study sessions, enjoying a dinner out with the Sisterhood, volunteering at the local food pantry or bicycling with our men’s bike group we can all find something here at RTPV that enriches our lives.

As the incoming president, I am looking forward to working with Rabbi Levy and Rabbi Altarescu as well as with our temple board to ensure that our congregation continues to flourish and thrive. The board and I are very committed to helping you engage with synagogue life and deepen your involvement with our temple community. It is an honor and a privilege to serve as our president, and I hope that my passion for all things Reform Temple of Putnam Valley and my love for our community will inspire others. In the New Year, may you continue to build meaningful connections with the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley and may you find strength and joy in being part of our congregation.

With best wishes to you and your families for a happy, healthy, peaceful and sweet new year!

Roni Rodman

Attic Sale Donations

Message from Sisterhood President Brenda Sternbach

As many of you are already aware the annual Attic Sale sponsored by the Sisterhood will be held on the following dates:
July 17, July 19 and July 24, from 10am–5pm.

Thursday, June 4: 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday, June 12: 10am to 12pm and 6pm to 7pm
Monday, June 15: 5pm to 7pm
Thursday, June 18: 12pm to 2pm
Friday, June 19: 5pm to 7pm
Thursday, June 25: 4pm to 5pm
Friday, June 26: 5pm to 7pm
Monday, June 29: 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, July 1: 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, July 8: 3pm to 4pm
Friday, July 10: 4pm to 7pm (This is the last day for donations)

Please only donate items that are clean and if electrical please make sure that they work and are in good condition. No medical equipment.
Since we are offering many days to donate Please DO NOT LEAVE ANY ITEMS OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE.

On Thursday, June 4 at 6:30pm we will be spraypainting the signs we need in order to advertise our Attic Sale. 
We would appreciate any time you can spare so we can finish this in one night.
On Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30pm we will be back at the temple to print all the information needed to advertise our sale so they will be ready for distribution. Again we call on your assistance to get the job done. 
We will also be reaching out to the membership the beginning of July asking for volunteers to assist with the Attic Sale setup, cleanup and a call for volunteers to be present on the days of the Sale.
If you have any questions or wish to volunteer please contact Brenda Sternbach or Kathy Kinzel.

We Dined to Donate!

Diners at Applebee's  			We had a very successful fundraiser courtesy of Applebee's "Dine to Donate" program through which 10% of all meal purchases benefitted the temple. More than 35 people participated.

Thanks to all!

(To view a larger version of the photo,
click here.)

Music for Shabbat

Many thanks to our cantor, Annice Benemy for adding to our library of music. You can now find new recordings (under the "Music" tab of our website) of some music from our Shabbat Services.

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.