Weekly Announcements -- Double Issue

November 14 and 21, 2022


Learning Center Calendar

PJC Website


PJC Events -- Mark Your Calendars!

Calendar Dates 

November 18-19 and 25-26 -- Shabbatot

November 17 - PJC Soup Kitchen

November 20 - PJC Israel Speaker Series

**November 19-22 -- Thanksgiving in a Box Donations**

November 21 -- Pelham Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at PJC

November 30 -- PJC Reads Book Group  

Fall Adult Ed -- New Classes!

November 15 and 22 - History and Philosophy of

Conservative Judaism

November 16 and 23 - Lunch and Learn

Synagogue News

PJC Celebrations

PJC Yahrzeits

Social Action 

PJC Library

Treasurer's Report

Odds and Ends

See below for details and RSVP links.


November 18-19 and 25-26

Erev Shabbat, November 18

Kabbalat Shabbat 6:00 p.m.

Light Shabbat Candles 4:17 p.m.

Shabbat, November 19

Shabbat Service 9:30 a.m.

Parshat Chayei Sara

Shabbat Ends 5:18 p.m.

Havdalah 5:19 p.m

New Family Program this Shabbat:

PJC Seedlings is a new program for parents and/or grandparents of kids ages 2-6 and their siblings. Our youngest members and their families can connect with each other and explore a Shabbat experience

through stories and songs we will learn together.

Join us at 11:00 AM on November 19!

Kiddush is being sponsored by Sam and Laura Temes honor of the birthdays of their twins Max and Hannah.

Happy Birthday and Thank You!


Erev Shabbat, November 25

Kabbalat Shabbat 6:00 p.m.

Light Shabbat Candles 4:13 p.m.

Shabbat, November 26

Shabbat Service 9:30 a.m.

Parshat Chayei Sara

Shabbat Ends 5:15 p.m.

Havdalah 5:16 p.m

Kiddush on Nov 26 is being sponsored by Roger Krulak

in memory of the first yahrzeit of his father.

Thank you.

Fall Adult Ed with Rabbi Resnick

New Fall Class with Rabbi Resnick (in person)

History and Philosophy of Conservative Judaism

Tuesdays thru December 13, 7:30-9pm

Join as we explore the historical roots and philosophical underpinnings of Conservative Judaism. Following a brief exploration of some major philosophical trends in the Jewish Enlightenment, we will explore the Conservative movement’s inception in 19th century Europe and then trace a variety of core themes through to the present day. We will pay special attention to the history of Jewish ideas and the development of halakhah, encountering the writing of Zechariah Frankel, Solomon Schechter, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mordecai Kaplan, Arnie Eisen and others. 

The course will conclude with an examination of some contemporary halakhic issues in the movement as well as an overview of the institutional landscape.

There is a $75 suggested donation for this class. Please contact Melainie in the office to register. 


Our Lunch and Learn will continue through the end of the Fall on Wednesdays from 12-1 pm. We will be studying the weekly parashah.

Zoom links for November 16 and 23 will be sent separately.


Chevrutah Learning with the Rabbi will also continue by request. Please reach out to Rabbi Resnick if you are interested.

PJC Soup Kitchen - November 17

If you'd like to join our group of cooks, bakers and shoppers, contact Jill or Barry for more details, or sign up here. And thanks for everyone's continued support.

The next delivery date is Thursday,

November 17.


In order for delivery to the soup kitchen to be in time for the evening meal, all food must be brought to the Goldenberg’s home (40 Saldo Circle, New Rochelle) any time between Monday, November 14th and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17th.

Sign Up Here

PJC Gets Ready to go Israel!

First Session -- November 20 -- RSVPs Needed

The PJC is getting ready to go to Israel!

But first, we'll bring Israel to you from the

comfort of your living room or at the PJC library!

The first program of the series is on Sunday, November 20 at 5 pm. We will explore Israel through Arts and Culture with Vavi Toran.


Please RSVP to Melainie Williams at the PJC today!


12/11/22 - Israel through Maps with Vavi Toran 

01/22/23 - Israel through Music 

03/19/23 - Virtual tour places in Israel with Dalia Lerman

06/04/23 - In the Footsteps of Revolutionary Women - with

Yael Rosen (from ANU Museum in Israel) 


If you are interested in going to Israel,

please contact Adam Gerber for more information.

Pelham Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

November 21, 7:30 pm at the PJC!

Donations Needed -- Thanksgiving in a Box

November 19-22

Next PJC Book Group - November 30, 8 pm

The next PJC Book Group will be on

Wednesday November 30

We will meet on Zoom to discuss

 "The Ornament of the World" by Maria Rosa Menocal. It is a history of the period of tolerance and cooperation between Muslims, Jews and Christians in Andalusia.

PJC Celebrations!

Happy Birthday!

Karen Dukess, November 20

Jill Goldenberg, November 20

Esther Droller, November 20

Alicia Malkis, November 22

Mimi Steinberg, November 24

Ethan Bronner, November 26

Lois Katz, December 1

Happy Anniversary!

Glyn Morgan and Mercedes Castiel, November 23, 36 years

Please let us know if you have a simcha to share. We want to know!


Shabbat, November 19

Ludwig Ehrenreich, Father of Zachary Ehrenreich

Monday, November 21

Cecile Lehmann, Aunt of Peter Rothberg

Tuesday, November 22

George Agris, Father of Cheryl Agris

Sunday, November 27

Samuel Krulak, Father of Roger Krulak

Morton Weissman, Father of Michael Weissman

Monday, November 28

Sidney Mailick, Father of Dan Mailick

Tuesday, November 29

Emma Evan, Mother of Frederica Sigel

Benjamin Lee, Father of Darren Lee

Maxine Fleischman, Mother of Suzanne Wies

Friday, December 2

Judah Castiel, Father of Mercedes Castiel

Social Action: Volunteers Urgently Needed

The PJC is continuing to help Hearts and Homes for Refugees with the resettlement of two refugee families in New Rochelle.

Volunteers are needed!

 If you would like to help or would like more information, please contact

Michael Dvorkin.

PJC Library News
Our library is open.
Coming Soon: Date TBA
Raid our shelves so
we can make room for new books!

New books can be found on the mantle. To check out a book, find the pocket with a card in the back. Write your name and the date you borrowed the book. Leave the card in one of the blue bins.

Please return all borrowed books to one of the two blue bins provided -- one in the library by the large windowsill, the other on the guest desk in the main office. This will enable the librarians to keep books in circulation and keep track of who is borrowing our books. Do not shelve returned books.

Thank you for your cooperation. -- Barbara & Liz 

Treasurer's Message
by Mitchell Cepler

Billing statements are emailed monthly. 

Checks made out to the Pelham Jewish Center can be mailed to Pelham Jewish Center, P.O. Box 418, Montvale, NJ 07645. Credit card payment instructions are on your monthly emailed billing statement, or go to https://thepjc.shulcloud.com/member

If you are interested in paying via appreciated securities or IRA distributions, please email Mitch Cepler.

It is the policy of the Pelham Jewish Center to make every effort to assist members experiencing financial challenges. Financial challenges should never be a barrier to being an active member of the PJC community. You can reach out to President Steve Martin, Treasurer Mitchell Cepler or Rabbi Benjamin Resnick to speak confidentially concerning your ability to pay PJC dues and Learning Center tuition.

Odds & Ends

We are always looking for fun PJC photo memories for our website. Please bring to the PJC office or send to Lisa Neubardt.

Please consider being a Kiddush sponsor. There are available dates in November. We are also looking for one or two congregants to manage the Kiddush program. Please contact

Andrea Rothberg for more information.

Do you have an upcoming simcha (celebration) you would like acknowledged in our PJC community? Please reach out to

Barbara Saunders-Adams so she can share via the HaKol.

Have you attended or participated in a virtual PJC event you would like to write about for HaKol? Please let Barbara know!

For any other related communications matters, please contact Lisa Neubardt.

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