September 6, 2019
Orangeburg headed to LBI for Shabbaton
The Orangetown Jewish Center in Orangeburg plans a Hazak Shabbaton at the JCC of Long Beach Island from Friday, September 13, through Sunday, September 15. Hazak is for empty nesters, from 50 to 90. Plans include interactive study, group-building conversation, meditative beach walks, yoga or Pilates on the beach, and food. For more information, email Lydia Katz at .
Jewish Standard editor to interview Israel consul at Rockland center

Dani Dayan, the consul general of Israel in New York, and Joanne Palmer, the editor of the Jewish Standard, will meet to discuss the challenges that Israel faces on Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m., at the Rockland Jewish Community Campus.
Teaching kids about the soul-work of the High Holy Days
How many of us have heard that Rosh Hashanah is late this year?

The High Holy Days always seem to be early or late and never really come on time. When we talk about timing, we also are acknowledging how unprepared we may feel to engage in cheshbon hanefesh, the working on the soul, that the holidays require of us. We often struggle with the intensity of teshuvah, of return, and making different decisions. And it may seem natural to spare the children in our lives from this challenging work, and shield them from the less perfect version of ourselves that becomes apparent through deep introspection.
Emotions erupt at Rockland meeting after GOP video on chasidic ‘takeover’

Tensions between the chasidic community in Rockland County and some of its neighbors, exacerbated by a Facebook campaign ad that the county’s Republican Party put up and the took down, boiled over on Tuesday night.

The video, “A storm is brewing in Rockland,” has been called anti-Semitic and “deeply disturbing.” It takes aim at the large and growing chasidic Jewish community in the county, the specter of “overdevelopment,” and a proposed yeshiva campus.
New faces of 2019
We introduce eight new local rabbis

This year, we welcome eight new rabbis to northern New Jersey and Rockland County.

Over the summer, the new rabbis have joined synagogues across our area, some as senior or solo rabbis, some as educators, some in more than one role. Here are brief profiles of each; as other new rabbis move here, or as we hear about them, we will write additional profiles.
Friday, Sept 6
Nanuet Hebrew Center, New City
Sept 8 - Sept 11
Motreal, Canada
Sunday, Sept 8, 9AM -11AM
RCC Track and Field, Suffern
Tuesday, Sept 10 , 5:45PM-9:45PM
Beth Am Temple, Pearl River
Thursday, Sept 12 
Rockland Jewish Community Center, West Nyack
Sunday, Sept 15 , 10AM-2PM
JCC Rockland, West Nyack
Sunday, Sept 15, 10:30AM-12:30PM
The Rockleigh
Tuesday, Sept 17 , 5:45PM-9:45PM
Beth Am Temple, Pearl River
Tuesday, Sept 17, 7:45PM-8:45PM
Rockland Jewish Community Center, West Nyack
Monday, Sept 23 , 6:30PM-9:30PM
The Crown Plaza, Suffern
Tuesday, Sept 24 , 5:45PM-9:45PM
Beth Am Temple, Pearl River
Thursday, Sept 26 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Monsey Jewish Cemetary
Rosh Hashanah children's service
Monday, Sept 30, 3:00PM-4:00PM
Temple Beth Sholom, New City
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