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September 18, 2023

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Shabbat - September 22-23

Yom Kippur - September 24-25Yom

Avinoam's State of the State - September 25 UPDATED DATE

Last Friday "Dinner in the Sukkah" - September 29 REGISTER NOW!

Social Action/Welcome Corps Refugee Program

PJC Book Club - October 16

Synagogue News

PJC Yahrzeits

PJC Library

Treasurer's Report

Odds and Ends

Shabbat Shuva Ha'Azinu

Erev Shabbat, September 22

Kabbalat Shabbat 6:00 p.m.

Light Shabbat Candles 6:35 p.m.

Shabbat, September 23

Shabbat Service 9:30 a.m.

Havdalah 7:41 p.m.

The Board of Directors installation will be held during Shabbat services.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Sybil Rosenberg in memory of Les Rosenberg, Eva M. Lewin, Eleanor Rosenberg, and Kenneth Rosenberg

Avinoam's State of the State - Monday, September 25th

The much anticipated "State of the State" discussion featuring Avinoam returns at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25th during Yom Kippur. (Please note the updated date and time).This talk concerning the state of affairs in Israel will be held live at the Pelham Jewish Center and livestreamed (link to follow).

Yom Kippur Schedule

Erev Yom KIppur, Sunday, Sept. 24

Fast Begins and Candlelighting 6:30 p.m.

Kol Nidrei Services 6:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur, Monday, Sept. 25

Morning Services 9:00 a.m.

Early Childhood Services 9:30 a.m.

Family Services 10:15 a.m.

Yizkor Services 11:30 a.m.

Avinoam's "State of the State" 3:00 p.m. *UPDATED*

Ask the Rabbi 4:00 p.m.

Mincha and Neilah Services 4:45 p.m.

Fast Ends and Community Break-Fast 7:29 p.m.

Last Friday "Dinner in the Sukkah" - Friday, Sept 29

Sukkah 2010

Join your fellow temple members to eat our first meal in the the Sukkah! Please register your interest so we can order the right amount of food. A meat dinner will served at 5:30pm on Friday September 29, after which we will transition to Erev Shabbat services.

Please RSVP by emailing office@thepjc.org 

before September 23rd. 

Welcome Corps Refugee Program

PJC Members have formed a group to sponsor and support a refugee, participating in a new federal program called Welcome Corps in partnership with HIAS and Hearts and Homes for Refugees. As sponsors, we will be helping with all aspects of resettlement, including housing, employment, learning English, education, health care, and legal assistance.

The PJC Refugee Resettlement group has received a travel date from Welcome Corps for our sponsored refugee, a woman from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is expected to arrive in New York on Wednesday, September 27. We are currently exploring local housing options for her, as a first step. Additional volunteers are always welcome to help the effort!


We have met our near-term goal, getting us through the first three months. Further donations are needed to support her for a full year, with the goal of achieving self-sufficiency. If you would like to contribute, please visit our GoFundMe page. Donations are tax deductible, and every dollar will be used to meet the family's basic needs. If you would like to join the effort as a volunteer, please contact Matthew Marcus or Rhonda Singer.

PJC Book Group - Monday, October 16th: "The Postcard"

On Monday, October16, we will discuss "The Postcard" by Anne Berest at 8:00 p.m. (Zoom link to follow).

The Postcard is an autobiographical novel. In 2003 the Berest family received a postcard listing four names and no return address. The names are the author's maternal relatives who died in the Shoah. When Anne has her first child, her curiosity about her ancestry is kindled. She sets out to uncover the family's secrets.


Saturday, September 23

Lottie Brand, Aunt of Melanie Samuels

Monday, September 25

Kenneth Breskin, Father of Greg Breskin

Tuesday, September 26

Abraham Silver, Father of Patricia Levinson

Wednesday, September 27

Etta Schaeffer, Mother of Florence Grossman

Thursday, September 28

Helen Meyerson, Mother of Howard Meyerson

Lotte Droller, Mother of Michael Droller

Leo Herzog, Grandfather of Jonathan Herzog

Friday, September 29

Vivian Schwarz, Mother of Matthew Schwarz

PJC Library News

The Library is open.

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.

Please leave the card in the office upstairs. Return all borrowed books to the blue bin on the window ledge in the library. Do not shelve returned books. This will enable the librarians to keep books in circulation and keep track of who is borrowing our books.

Thank you for your cooperation. -- Barbara & Liz

Treasurer's Message

Billing statements are emailed monthly. 

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/memberIf 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 Lisa Neubardt, Treasurer Mitchell Cepler or Rabbi Benjamin Resnick to speak confidentially concerning your ability to pay PJC dues and Learning Center tuition.

Odds & Ends

Please consider being a Kiddush sponsor, there are dates available. 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 Adam Ilkowitz.

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