Weekly Announcements

Monday, September 19, 2022


Learning Center Calendar

PJC Website


PJC Events -- Mark Your Calendars!

Calendar Dates 

September 23-24 -- Shabbat 

New Member Family Welcome!

High Holidays 2022 Schedule and Reminders

September 21 -- Elul Program

Save the Date - October 20 - PJC Soup Kitchen

Save the Date - October 24 -- PJC Reads Book Club

Synagogue News

PJC Celebrations

PJC Yahrzeits

Fall Adult Ed

Social Action 

PJC Library

Treasurer's Report

Odds and Ends

See below for details and RSVP links.


Erev Shabbat, Sep 23

Kabbalat Shabbat 6:00 p.m.

Light Shabbat Candles 6:31 p.m.

Shabbat, Sep 24

Shabbat Service 9:30 a.m.

Parshat Nitzavim

Shabbat Ends 7:29 p.m.

Havdalah 7:30 p.m

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Avinoam and Chavi Segal

in honor of Nadav. 

Welcome to New Member Families

Please join in to welcome two new member families -- 

CC Jiao and David Garvett and their children Penny, Ben and Vivienne, and Rachel and Bryan Cochie and their children Ethan, Olivia and Aaron.

Both families are a lovely addition to our community. We are so thrilled they have joined the PJC and look forward to celebrating the holidays and getting to know them in the new year ahead. 

High Holidays 2022

Link to Schedule and Reminders

Hoping to see you at the PJC for both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur*! Click here for the schedule of all holiday services.

Service highlights to note:

  • Please note that this year Avinoam will deliver his annual "State of the State" talk on the Shabbat before Rosh HaShanah (9/24) rather than on Shabbat Shuvah. Avinoam will also lead our service on that day and introduce a few new melodies.

Send Holiday Honey Gram Treat Bag Greetings to PJC Members

Share the joy and sweetness of the new year by sending a goody-bag with apples, honey and other tasty treats to PJC families (a FUNdraiser)!

Scroll of Remembrance: Honor your loved ones who have passed away in the Scroll of Remembrance used for the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur and throughout the year.


Do you want a Lulav and Etrog for SukkotPlease email the office. The cost is $85 per set.

For any questions or to volunteer to help, please reach out to

Marjut Herzog or Melainie Williams.

*We want everyone looking for a break-fast after Yom Kippur to have a place to go. If you would like to be hosted or if you would like to host, please contact the office.

Elul @ the PJC -- September 21

The Jewish month immediately preceding the High Holidays is traditionally a time of reflection, renewal, and return. Join us on three Wednesday nights in Elul as we begin this sacred work. With an eye towards bringing the transformative power of teshuvah (repentance) more fully into our own lives, we will have an opportunity to sing, write, reflect, and check in with one another as we navigate our twisting and interlocking paths towards a new year. 


The last of the Elul events is this week, Wed. 9/21, 7:30pm @ the PJC w/ R. Resnick and Ba’al Tefilah Jack Klebanow

Next PJC Soup Kitchen - October 20

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

The next delivery date is Thursday,

October 20.


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, October 17th and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th.

Sign Up Here

Next PJC Book Club - October 24, 8 pm

The next PJC Book Group will be on

Monday, October 24th at 8:00 pm.

We will meet on Zoom to discuss The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family

 by Joshua Cohen. The Netanyahus is a Pulitzer Prize winning historical novel with both serious and comic elements.

PJC Baby News!

Cheryl Goldstein and Marcelo Nacht are thrilled to announce the birth of Colette Anne Brown to Jessica and Cabell Brown on August 31st. Everyone is doing fine.

Mazel Tov and much happiness all!

PJC Celebrations!

Happy Birthday!

Eleanor Einzig, September 24

Alexy Scholl September 24

David Teitell September 25

Lucy Masson, September 26

Sheldon Horowitz, September 26

Avi Malkis, September 29

Matthew Sigel, September 29

Kimberly Pauley, September 29

David Grossman, September 30

Steve Almo September 30

Happy Anniversary!

Adam & Jeniece Ilkowitz - 9 Years

PJC/PMHS Senior Scholars

Congratulations to Julia Meyerson and

Adina Sasson. Both PJC/PMHS seniors have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Good luck!! We are rooting for you!

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


Sunday, September 25

Oscar Kraus, Founding Member

Monday, September 26

Edythe Lemberg, Mother-in-law of Todd Echelman

Tuesday, September 27

Paul Stepner, Stepfather of Sandra Goldman & Elaine Prager

Wednesday, September 28

Aaron Einzig, Son of Eleanor Einzig

Thursday, September 29

Benjamin Smith, Grandfather of Leah Leonard

Friday, September 29

Joseph Castiel, Brother of Mercedes Castiel

Anne Kantor, Mother of Todd Echelman

Kenneth Rosenberg, Brother-in-law of Sybil Rosenberg

Fall Adult Ed with Rabbi Resnick

The schedule for Fall learning programs with Rabbi Resnick will follow shortly. Stay tuned...

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

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. We ask that members pay their dues, or establish a payment plan before Rosh Hashanah, Sep 25.

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 August and September. 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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