News You Need to Know
Beginning Thursday, August 26, 2021
THIS WEEK AT THE OJC
Password for all OJC Zoom sessions: 109622020
Join by phone # for all OJC Zoom sessions: 1-929-205-6099
EVENING MINYAN & TEACHING
Sunday - Thursday Evenings at 7:30 PM
Mtng ID: 823 8635 4547 | Password: 109622020
Thursday, August 26
10:30 AM
T&C returns on September 23!
Topic: Text and Context
Teacher: Rabbi Scheff
Mtng ID: 328 555 140

Friday, August 27
7:00 PM
Topic: Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv
Teachers: Rabbi Scheff and Rabbi Drill
Mtng ID: 857 2719 8839

Saturday, August 28
9:45 AM
Topic: Shabbat Morning Service
Teachers: Rabbi Scheff and Rabbi Drill
Mtng ID: 857 2719 8839

11:30 PM
Topic: Selihot Service (Virtual only)
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID:812 8588 6374##
Monday, August 30
11:00 AM
Topic: Beginning Anew:
Preparing our Souls for the High Holidays
Teachers: Rabbi Drill
Mtng ID: 816 7831 5514

Tuesday, August 31
1:00 PM
Topic: Chair Yoga
Teacher: Rabbi Drill
Mtng ID:994 382 976

Thursday, September 2
NO Text and Context -next class will be Sept. 23.
Friday, August 27, 7:00 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat & Ma'ariv

Open only to fully
vaccinated members.
Following CDC guidelines, masking will be required for all
in-person indoor services until further notice.
Saturday, August 28, 9:45 AM
Shabbat Morning Service

Open to all, regardless of vaccination status. Following CDC guidelines, masking will be required for all
in-person indoor services until further notice.

Essential Information for In-person
Shabbat Services

Masks and social distancing will be required at the OJC for all indoor and outdoor services and gatherings for the foreseeable future. This applies to those fully vaccinated and for all attendees.

Join us on Friday evening at 7:00 PM and Saturday morning at 9:45 AM for services, Torah Reading, and teaching from the rabbis. This Friday night, services are open only to those who are vaccinated. Saturday morning services are open regardless of vaccination status.

Please note: We are not requiring pre-registration for services for Shabbat, except when we are hosting a simcha that may bring in a large number of households from outside the synagogue community.

The service will also be broadcast via Zoom webinar if you prefer to stay at home to enjoy!
Read more about changes to our procedures for this Shabbat and beyond!
Saturday, August 28th

Kick off your High Holy Days with Selihot this Saturday night!

Rabbi Scheff and Rabbi Drill will be coming to you virtually from the sanctuary with the traditional Selihot Service, the service that introduces the melodies and themes of the High Holy Days, this Saturday night at 11:30 pm until just after midnight!

Start off your evening earlier or end it later by learning Jewish texts about Rosh Hashanah with an international gathering of Conservative and Masorti Jews.
Beginning Anew: Preparing our Souls for the High Holy Days
with Rabbi Drill.
Monday August 30, 11:00 am
OJCCARES4U WELLNESS WEDNESDAY
September 1, 7:30 pm
A mindful presentation by
Dr. Neal M. Blackstein & Rabbi Craig Scheff
FOREGIVENESS: WHY IT'S IMPORTANT FOR YOUR MIND, BODY & SOUL
We look forward to celebrating a new year together, whether in person or virtually. Let us carry the lessons of the past year into the next, keeping all that has made us strong, optimistic and caring.

ALL HIGH HOLY DAY IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
SEE LINK BELOW.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2021
EREV ROSH HASHANAH / EVENING SERVICE (SANCTUARY)  7PM
 Vaccinated only, with masks and distanced seating
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2021
ROSH HASHANAH DAY 1
 
MORNING SERVICE (SANCTUARY)   
9AM - Noon 
Vaccinated only, with masks and distanced seating

MORNING SERVICE (TENT)  
9AM - Noon
All welcome, with masks and distanced seating

FAMILY SERVICE (PARKING LOT)  
10:30AM - Noon
All welcome, with masks and distanced seating

TASCHLICH SERVICE
5:30PM - 6:00PM
Walk from OJC to Washington Street, Tappan
6:30PM - 7:00PM
Walk from Washington Street, Tappan to OJC

EVENING SERVICE (SANCTUARY)  
7:45PM – 8:30PM    
Vaccinated only, with masks and distanced seating
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021
ROSH HASHANAH DAY 2
 
MORNING SERVICE (SANCTUARY)   
9AM - Noon  
Vaccinated only, with masks and distanced seating

MORNING SERVICE (TENT)  
9AM - Noon
All welcome, with masks and distanced seating

FAMILY SERVICE (PARKING LOT)  
10:30AM- Noon
All welcome, with masks and distanced seating

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
KOL NIDRE & YOM KIPPUR EVENING SERVICE (SANCTUARY) 6:30PM  
Vaccinated only, with masks and distanced seating

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
YOM KIPPUR
MORNING SERVICE (SANCTUARY)   
9AM - Noon
Vaccinated only, with masks and distanced seating

MORNING SERVICE (TENT)  
9AM - Noon
All welcome, with masks and distanced seating

FAMILY SERVICE (PARKING LOT)
10:30AM - Noon  
All welcome, with masks and distanced seating
NEILAH SERVICE (SANCTUARY)
6PM-8:15PM
All welcome, with masks and distanced seating
Please note: This indoor service is open to all so that families may bring their children to hear the shofar blasts at the close of the holiday.
Staying home for the holidays? Don't feel like cooking? Let Sisterhood & Ben's Kosher Deli do the work. Order online from our delicious Rosh Hashanah dinner menu (Packages for 2, 4, 6 & 10) by Monday, August 30. Pick-up at OJC September 5. Contact Diane Goldstein 845-623-8379.
Sukkot will be here very soon!
Order your Lulav & Etrog now.
Orders (with payment) must be received by September 10.
PRICE: $45.00/set
Send your check to OJC Office.
Chesed Committee Phone Buddies
Would you like to receive phone calls or make calls to members of our OJC community? Are you interested in becoming a phone buddy? Here, at the OJC, we practice the mitzvah of reaching out to one another to share our love and kindness. The phone buddy program reinforces our unity and serves to remind us that we are all in this together! If you're interested in participating, send an email to Bryna or Brittnay at ojc.chesed@gmail.com, and we will make a match for you!
For all other Chesed needs, contact Bryna at the above email or Maddy Roimisher at 845-359-4846.
OJC's 2021 Mitzvah Mission is on!
November 13-18

Contact Rabbi Scheff for details.
Sisterhood Birthday Greetings

Here's your chance to send birthday greetings to all of your OJC friends.
Click here for list to print and return.
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
The year 5782 will be a “Shmita” year on the Jewish calendar. As a Hazon Shmita Project Partner synagogue, we offer you the following resources and action items to connect with and restore our corner of the natural world!
OJC is a sponsor of NAMI Rockland 5K Run/Walk for Wellness on Sunday, September 12. Our sponsorship includes four free registrations. If you would like to use one of these registrations and participate, contact Rabbi.Drill@theojc.org.
Israel Bonds announces a county-wide event on November 14 at JCC Rockland.
OJC is very proud to announce that our honoree will be our Mensch of the Year, BRADLEY GOLDMAN!
For more information contact Rebecca Bannerman 845-405-4029