Joyful Judaism! 
Weekly E-Newsletter
August 8-15, 2019

   SAVE THE DATE for...
Open House and Back to Shul Night at PCS!
Friday night, September 6, 7 pm.
All are invited, all are welcome!
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

Please note: There will be no Friday night services at PCS until September 6 (Back to Shul Night!). 

Saturday morning
9:30 am - Meditation with Rabbi Julie 
10 am - Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Julie, followed by a Kiddush lunch and Torah study. All are invited, all are welcome.  Please join us to welcome back Rabbi Julie!
Interested in a trip to Israel with Rabbi Julie?
Rabbi Julie Danan is exploring a unique tour to Israel, April 27 - May 6, 2020, led by Mejdi Tours, a respected tour operator that has been used by some of our members,
This tour is suggested for adults who want to go behind the headlines for a deeper encounter with people and groups dedicated to building 
co-existence and peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The tour is suitable and designed for Jewish travelers and those of other faiths to explore the land and the issues together. 
Cost for the tour, including 9 nights' accommodations and many meals, will probably be under $3,000 dual occupancy, plus airfare of approximately $1,000. 
Click here for the proposed itinerary (not yet finalized as details are still being formulated). 
Upgrades may be available. 
Please respond to or call 
769-2672 if interested. 

The High Holidays will be here before  you know it! 
Erev Rosh HaShana, Sunday, September 29

Rosh HaShana Day I, Monday, September 30 
followed by a Kiddush luncheon and then Tashlich at Nannahagen Park in Pleasantville

Rosh HaShana Day II, Tuesday, October 1

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre), Tuesday evening, October 8

Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 9, with Yizkor at about 12 pm.
Break-fast at about 7:15 pm

Keep an eye out for upcoming PCS emails with lots more info. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact Marcy Gray,, call PCS at 914-769-2672 
or click here for web site info. 

PJ Library fun in Pleasantville! 
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From the Rabbi Rabbi Julie
What I'm lamenting this Tisha B'Av is the gun   violence in our country. I just got back from my summer break, sadly sitting down to post about Tisha B'Av (Saturday night-Sunday's fast for the destruction of the ancient Temples and a variety of other sad events).  On this full fast day we read from the book of Lamentations in the Bible. The scroll's  resonance with current events is pronounced: violence, mistreatment of refugees, hatred and division in society.
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Rabbi Julie's blog.
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