November 7, 2019 - Weekly News From The Chatham Synagogue / Netivot Torah
Upcoming: On Sat., Dec. 7th Rabbi Or Rose will lead Shabbat Services

Friday, November 8, 2019
Cheshvan 10, 5780
Shabbat Candle Lighting - 4:22 pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Cheshvan 11, 5780
Shabbat Service - 9:30 am
Shabbat  Ends - 5:23 pm
Torah Reading: 
Parshah Lech-Lecha
Genesis 12:1 - 17:27

Click here to read more about  Parshah Lech-Lecha


In Honor of The Birth of Their Grandson, Ravi Mitchel Seibald
Michelle & Fred Daum
Marcia & Bernhard Seibald

HH Donations
Julie Delisle
Gloria Kaufman & Family
Cathy Zises
Harry Merker
Fern Fleckman
Edith & Henry Meininger
Arlene & Martin Yolles
David & Linda Ziskind
Anna Becker
Bruce Leder & Sylvia Kaminsky
Alan Gelb & Karen Levine
Steven Kerner
Barbara Roth & Michael Cannick
Edward & Jean Stoler
Leonard Grossman & 
   Debra Brown Grossman
Tessy Keller & Jay Neuschatz
Seth Hoffman
Lawrence Levinson & Joseph Deleo
Carly & Dan Seibald
Bernhard & Marcia Siebald
Michelle & Fred Daum
Roberta Bernstein & Vicki Sand
Jodie Porter & Gabe Wolosky
Brenda Gevertz & Carl Rheins
F ridays, 9:30am @ the Synagogue
Donation of $10/class & 4 class commitment
Weekly Yoga classes led by registered Yoga teacher Rachel Haley. If you don't have your own yoga equipment Rachel will have extras on hand.

Contact Jamie Stiller  to register for classes or w/questions.
To  learn more about Rachel, visit: 
The Reading Group
The 3rd Wednesday of the Month
12 noon
at the Synagogue

The Reading Group reads and discusses short stories from two short story collections of Yiddish women writers: "Found Treasures," edited by Frieda Forman and "Arguing with the Storm," edited by Rhea Tregebov, both of which can be found on 

Reading guides and short story selections for each session are sent out in advance of each meeting. Because the readings are short stories, you can miss sessions and still participate. For more information and to be put on the reading guide mailing list, contact Marsha Kessler at
Sit/Stand/Breathe Exercise

TCS/NT member, and dancer, choreographer, physician-assistant Jamie Stiller is teaching a sit/stand exercise group. The group meets every Monday at TCS/NT from 11:15 - 12:15. The focus of these classes will be on building strength in your core and extremities, learning to breathe mindfully to fuel your entire body, and having fun! 
For more information, contact Marsha Kessler at 518/641-2928 or
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Upcoming Events
Annual Membership Meeting
Nov. 17th, 10am
at the Synagogue
Refreshments served starting at 9:30am

TCS/NT members, please join us for our annual membership meeting. The schedule includes election of Trustees, President's report, Treasurer's report, and Membership/Communications Committee joint presentation.
Annual Social Action Holiday Gift Drive

TCS/NT's Social Action committee is collecting toys for children enrolled in the Chatham Head Start Pre-School Program.   Toys  should be new, appropriate for ages 3-5 years old, and unwrapped.  

Additionally, we are collecting gift cards and gift certificates to local businesses to give to the families of head start students.  

You can drop   toys and gift certificates  off at the Synagogue in the bin in the lobby. Please contact Carly Seibald - - with any questions.

TCS Chanukah party and Christmas Eve Sneak Preview Movie
- Members Only Event -
Tuesday, December 24th, 7pm
at The Synagogue

Save the date for our annual members-only Chanukah party and Christmas Eve movie. 

We can't tell you the name of the film but it will be a current film that you haven't yet seen. 

More details to follow.
Save the Date
We have some wonderful programs coming up this year. Mark the dates on your calendars! We hope to see you at these events. More detail to come.

Food & Film
Saturday, January 18th, 6pm 
at the Synagogue
"Green Fields" 
This 1937 film, in Yiddish with English subtitles, is a comedy/ drama about a young Jewish scholar who leaves the orderly environment of his Synagogue studies to get to know the outside world. The film, made at the height of the American Yiddish cinema, stars a very young Herschel Bernardi.

Conversation Pieces: Sacred Space
Sunday, February 23, 2pm
at the Synagogue
Join TCS/NT members Chris Rothko (The Mark Rothko Chapel), Roberta Bernstein (The Ellsworth Kelly Chapel), and Bella Meyer (Works of Marc Chagall) in a discussion on the confluence of art and sacred spaces.

Food & Film
Saturday, March 21st, 2020, 6pm 
at the Synagogue
"The Land Was Theirs" 
A 1993 documentary about the early 20th century Eastern European Jewish immigrants who came to the U.S. and settled in the rural countryside in farming communities, assisted by the Jewish Agricultural Society, a subsidiary of the Baron de Hirsch Fund which was established to assist Eastern European Jewish immigrants in the U.S. and promote the development of Jewish settlements and trade schools. This film was directed by author Gertrude Dubrovsky, and based on her book, "This Land Was Theirs: Jewish Farmers in the Garden State."

Yom ha'Shoah Event
Sunday, April 26th, 2020 (Time to be determined)
at the Synagogue
Details to come.
Out & About
Old Chatham Meeting Handmade Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday, November 23, 10am - 2pm
Sunday, November 24, 12:30pm - 2pm
at Old Chatham Quaker Meeting, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham
All are welcome

Sweaters, wooden pens, tote bags, pillow cases, and quilted items are just a few of the carefully handcrafted goods for sale. 100% of the purchase price will be donated to support the Quaker meeting and its programs.
For directions and more information, contact us at 518-610-3735.

Kids Need Music Benefit Concert
Featuring Juilliard Performers
Saturday, November 23, 3pm - 5pm
at the Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown
Tickets: $25 for General Admission & $75 for Benefactor Tickets which include a reception with the artists
Click Here to purchase tickets

Juilliard musicians Kathleen O'Mara (soprano) and Chris Reynolds (piano) will perform at a concert to benefit Kids Need Music, a non-profit that raises money to purchase instruments for the music programs in Hudson City District Schools.

North Chatham Free Library Literature & The Arts Series: Why Does the Constitution Matter?
Sunday, November 10th at 3pm
at the North Chatham Library
4287 Route 203, North Chatham
Professor Stephen Gottlieb,  Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor, Emeritus at Albany Law School and regular commentator on WAMC, will discuss the impact of the Constitution in our every day lives.