December 6, 2018 - Weekly News From The Chatham Synagogue / Netivot Torah


Friday, November 7, 2018
Kislev 29, 5779
Candle Lighting - 4:03pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Kislev 30, 5779
Shabbat Service - 9:30am
Shabbat Ends - 5:08pm
Torah Reading: 
Using his power to interpret dreams, Joseph is able to end his four year incarceration and become one of Pharaoh's most trusted advisors.

Don't Forget to Send in Your High Holiday Donations

High Holiday
Fran Snyder and David Voremberg
Joyce & Jim Lapenn 

In Memory Of (IMO)
Carol Barnett 
IMO Sylvia Becher

Jamie Stiller & Jim Farrell
IMO Milton Kukoff

In Honor Of (IHO)
Steve & Diane Eidman
IHO All those who worked so diligently to bring change to our community in the recent election

Jamie Stiller & Jim Farrell
IHO Cordelia Zukerman's marriage
IHO Emerson  Machiz birth

Designated Donation
Joan Mintz
For improvements to the Chatham Jewish Cemetery
Yoga at TCS/NT

Fridays at 9:30AM at the Synagogue
Donation of $10/class & 4 class commitment
Led by 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.
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Cabaret Benefit for Operation Unite
"Moods and Melodies: Music From The Great American Songbook & Beyond"
Saturday, December 8th, 7:30pm
Tickets are $25

The TCS/NT Social Action Committee is sponsoring a benefit for Hudson's   Operation Unite New Yorka non-profit helping to prepare Hudson's high school students for college through academic achievement and creative accomplishments. The Cabaret features TCS's own stars Joel Merker and Rachel Weisman, and our good friend Gary Gelfenbein on vocals, accompanied by John Sauer on keyboard and Otto Gardner on bass. Admission includes a dessert table, wine, coffee, & tea. Great entertainment for a great cause! 

Tickets are $25 and are available at
or, if not sold out, may be purchased at the door.

Contact  Craig Bender f or more information. Contact  Debra Brown-Grossman if you can bring desserts to be served at the event.
TCS/NT Chanukah Party
Sunday, December 9th, 3:45pm
at the Synagogue

Join us on the last night of Chanukah for "Tales of Abundance, Tales of Want," an evening of storytelling, candle lighting, and latke eating.  

In the spirit of "Matzoh 2020" our two-year agricultural project, and in recognition of food insecurity throughout the world, the gathering will feature a selection of readings from the Hasidic masters, Shakespeare, Turkish folktales, German fairytales, and much more.

Bring your menorah and candles!
Holiday Toy Drive
Now through Thursday, Dec. 20th

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

You can drop toys off at the Synagogue, lower level, on Saturdays, or in the marked bin on the porch of Carly & Dan Siebald at 1517 County Route 28, (near the Synagogue). The toy collection ends on Thursday, December 20th. You can contact Carly Seibald with questions:

Click here to learn more about Head Start early childhood programs.
Out & About
Art Exhibit
Limner Gallery
"Small Works: Holiday Exhibition & Sale"
123 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
December 1 - 29

Paintings by TCS/NT member Jody Schoenfeld are part of the
Jody Schoenfeld
Limner Gallery's current exhibition, "Holiday Small Works." There will be an opening reception on Saturday, December 1st, from 5-7pm. Gallery hours are Thurs.-Sun., 12-5pm.
Potluck & Film: "Speed Sisters"
Saturday, December 15, Potluck at 6pm/Film at 7pm
Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse
539 County Route 13, Old Chatham
Free and open to the public
Refreshments and a moderated discussion will follow the film

The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving  team in the Middle East. The women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, the film illustrates the challenges these women face and their extraordinary journey to live life on their own terms.