RTPV | Reform Temple of Putnam Valley

Friday Night Services

This week we begin the book of Leviticus. Come and learn with us how the laws of sacrifices, ritual and holiness still have much to teach us today about bringing meaning to our lives.  

We will also start spiritually preparing ourselves for Passover, which is only two weeks away.  You can start by joining our musical director, Annice, for a musical journey through the Haggadah at 7PM, followed by services at 8.

We hope to see you there!

Rabbi Levy and Rabbi Altarescu

Family Model Seder

Join us for a

Pesach Model Seder

led by Rabbi Steve Altarescu and Rabbi Laurie Levy
Friday, March 27, 6 pm

A family experience to prepare for the real thing!

The Model Seder at 6pm will be followed by a pot-luck dinner, services, and Oneg Shabbat (dessert).

The public is invited, so please bring your friends.



RSVP’s Required:
845.528.4774 or Rabbis Levy and Altarescu

Sponsored by the RTPV Sisterhood

Holiday Workshop

Holiday Workshops

A Creative and Fun Jewish Learning Experience
for ages 3 – 7

September through April (6 Saturdays) 9:30–11:00 am

Join us for our next workshop
Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:30-11:00 am
at the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley

RSVP: Manching Tom

Always Fun ! ! !      Always Free ! ! !

The Holiday Workshop is a hands-on class for children to learn about the Jewish holidays through arts and crafts and story-telling. We are always glad to see new faces. So sign up and tell a friend. Please be sure to register. This class is free again to both members and non-members. Please join us.

Haggadah Music

Music  			Music enhances much of our experience at RTPV. We've added a new section to our newly expanded Info, Music & Learning area of the site: Music. Here you will find recordings of prayers and melodies used in our services. We begin with a selection of Music from the Haggadah.

Cafe Night 2015 - Comedians

RTPV & BeanRunner Café present

Café Night 2015


John IavaroneGene Trifilo

           John Iavarone                       Crazy Gene Trifilo
  from The Mohegan Sun and            from The Improv and
  the Broadway Comedy Club             Jesters Comedy Club

Patent Pending
Rock 'n' Soul Revue

Sample artists covered

Special Silent Auction
with these great items:
Mets & Yankees Tickets
NY Jets and NY Giants donations
4 ticket gift pack (w/hats & bags) from Hudson Valley Renegades
2 dinner/show tickets to Westchester Broadway (courtesy WHUD-FM)
Beautiful Gift Baskets
Gift Cards from area restaurants
A Time Share in Florida...
and more!

Sunday, April 12 from 4pm to 7pm
BeanRunner Café, 201 S. Division St., Peekskill, NY
$15 admission. Reservations recommended 914-737-1701
Evening festivities to benefit
the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley

Rabbis' March Message

Passover: Teach Your Children Well

On four separate occasions the Torah mentions our obligation to teach our children (which means grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends’ children) about Passover. There is no such commandment about any other holiday. What is it about Passover that is so vital to teach?

More than being about our liberation from slavery, Passover is about how a nation built, treasured and maintained its freedom in the face of adversity for millennia. In essence, our freedom has been secured precisely because we believe in the power of educating our children about it.

Jews have always been passionate about education. Our heroes are not warriors or athletes, but teachers and scholars, like Moses and Maimonides. They teach us that freedom is not won by force or at the expense of denying rights to others, but through promoting dignity and justice equally to all.

Our Passover seder is a visceral education about freedom, with rituals that have us taste it, touch it, sing about it and ask questions about it. It is the oldest continually observed ritual in the world, and a brilliant lesson plan for engaging all participants in every conceivable way in its message. If you never want your children to lose their freedom, then teach them well about it.

Best wishes for an engaging and enlightening Passover holiday.


Rabbis Levy and Altarescu

P.S. If you are looking for some new ideas for your seder or tips on how to lead one, please come to our community model seder on March 27. If you need a seder to go to, please contact us.

2014-2015 School Registration

Information about 2014-2015 School Registration has been posted on our Education page. Please return your Registration Forms as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to plan our faculty, classroom assignments and supplies.


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.