Joyful Judaism! 
Weekly E-Newsletter  ~   Nov. 7-14, 2019
Pleasantville Community Synagogue 
219 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY  
Pleasantville Community Synagogue is a welcoming Jewish community with people of diverse traditions and backgrounds who want to share a joyous spiritual and cultural home.
Shabbat Services 

Friday night:
Potluck Shabbat dinner, 6:30 pm. Click  here  to RSVP and sign up. All are invited, all are welcome!

Saturday morning:
9:30: Meditation led by Rabbi Julie.
10 am: Shabbat morning services, followed by a kiddush lunch and Torah study with Rabbi Julie.
Coming up at PCS

With apologies for any confusion but the dinner originally  scheduled
 for Friday, Nov. 8 has been cancelled. Keep an eye out for when it is  rescheduled !

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 
7:30 pm: 
PCS Board of Trustees AND Congregational meetings. Look for the important packet in the mail and add your voice to PCS! Proxy votes accepted!

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2-4 pm:
Day of Service at Edenwald in Pleasantville. 

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 
7 pm:
Writing postcards for more humane immigration reform. Wine and cheese included. Click here for flyer.
Exploring Judaism 
with Rabbi Julie
Next class: 
Sunday, Nov. 17, begins at 9:30 am

Sunday, Dec. 15: 10-11 am
"Hanukkah - The Deeper Story"

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Rabbi Julie at or call  769-2672.
In the Area

Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 pm: Comedy night with Sheba Mason (daughter of Jackie) at Congregation Sons of Israel in Briarcliff. 
E-mail Debra Young,

Thursday, Nov. 14, 
7:30 pm:
Intergenerational Trauma 
Ancestral trauma - the trauma transmitted to the children and grandchildren of survivors - is the subject of a special event at Shaarei Tikvah in Scarsdale to mark the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 1938 night of Nazi violence against Jewish people and property. 
Click here for more info.
Please RSVP by calling 914-472-2013, ext. 300.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30-10 am: AJC's annual Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast at Westchester Community College in Valhalla. Call the AJC at 914-948-5585 or click here for more info and to register.
Saturday night, Nov. 23, 
7 pm: Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle. Two sessions of classes led by 30 Westchester rabbis
Click here for flyer 
or f or more info, contact , 328-7001, .
Contact Rabbi Julie
if you'd like to car pool!

Sunday, Dec. 15, 4 pm:
Chanukah Joy concert with Kol Rinah at Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown. Visit

Stay Inspired. 
Help Repair the World
        Leslie Mack, chair, PCS Social Action Committee
How can PCS contribute to repairing the world? What individual and group social action and tikkun olam projects can we participate in throughout the year?
Idea of the Week:
Make a difference in the climate crisis by leaf mulching instead of collecting piles of leaves for pick-up. A lawn mower with a leaf mulcher allows leaves to be chopped into small pieces and composted in the lawn. It helps the environment by promoting healthier yards by improving soil health, drainage and water retention. It also reduces air pollution and fuel used as fewer vehicle trips are needed to pick up and dispose of leaves. 
Click here to go to PCS' home page to find the link for the growing list. E- mail Leslie Mack  with any ideas that you would like to share with PCS as part of our mission to become a Lamed Vavnik community. 
We want to hear from everyone!
One World 
Bearing Witness
December 7-8, 2019 
A 24-Hour Online Global Vigil
Click here for more info or to register.
The Jewish Star Talent Search
is a talent competition designed by Jewish Rock Radio to identify and cultivate emerging young Jewish artists in the North American Jewish community who have a passion and desire 
to impact the Jewish world.
PCS' Aydin Mayers, who has given so much of his time, energy and talents to the PCS community, was selected as one of the finalists.  
If you'd like, click here to go to the site and vote for one of PCS' own.
The PCS office is closed on Mondays but messages are checked. Please feel free to leave a message at 769-2672, or send an email. Someone will respond as soon as possible.