Joyful Judaism! 
Weekly E-Newsletter
  Oct. 3-10, 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

Please note: Instead of services at PCS on Friday night, Oct. 4, there will be a special "soul stroll" at 6 pm in Rockefeller State Park led by Rabbi Julie. For more info and to RSVP, please call 
769-2672, email Rabbi Julie at or click   here for flyer. 
Saturday morning  
9:30 am: Morning meditation
10 am: Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Julie, followed by a kiddush lunch. The kiddush is being sponsored by  Michael Safranek in honor of his beloved mother, Susan Safranek, on the occasion of her yahrzeit. Torah study led by Rabbi Julie will follow kiddush. 
In search of ...
A new desk for Galit Sperling's office and a few good bookshelves or cabinets, 
new or used but in good condition. 
If you can help, please contact 
Marcy Gray,,
Thank you!
Exploring Judaism with Rabbi Julie
On select Sundays, 
10-11 am
First class, Oct. 6: 
Fall holidays overview
Oct. 27: 
Students' choice - TBD on Oct. 6
Dec. 15: 
Hanukkah - The deeper story
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Rabbi Julie at or 769-2672.
Find a home for the 
High Holidays with PCS ...  
Please contact Marcy Gray, 914-769-2672 
or click here for web site info about Children's Services, Guest Tickets and more.
Sunday, Oct. 6, 
11 am to 1 pm: 
Community service project at the AYFA Foundation in Yonkers. 
Join other UJA volunteers for a hands-on service opportunity to collect, sort and pack supplies for the benefit of residents of the Bahamas who are recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. 
Click here for more info or to sign up.
For High School Teens: 
A Unique Opportunity from UJA
"Open Your Eyes: 
Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of the Holocaust's Legacy"
Teens in high school are invited to participate in a special two-part Holocaust education program on  Monday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 24.
  By exploring the past and the present, you'll preserve the legacy of survivors to ensure a strong future in which their memory is never forgotten. 
For more information, click here .
PCS is in proud partnership with PJ Library. Sign up here to get FREE Jewish books and music for your child from 6 months to 11 years!


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.
Erev Yom Kippur is Tuesday night, October 8.
From the Rabbi  Rabbi Julie
Click here to go to Rabbi Julie's blog and read her latest entry, "The Power of 36."

"Anyone you meet might be one of the thirty-six for whom God preserves the world... It is important to treat everyone as if this might be so..."

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To read Rabbi Julie's High Holiday sermons, 
click here and scroll down.