Joyful Judaism! 

Weekly E-Newsletter 

September 22-29, 2022

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.
rosh hashana

PCS High Holidays Service Schedule

 Erev Rosh HaShana, Sunday, September 25, 7 - 8:15 pm

Rosh HaShana Day I, Monday, September 26

9:30 am Meditation with Rabbi Ben and Peter Schaffer

11:15: Blowing of the Shofar and Children's Blessings

​11:30 am - 12:15 pm Children's Services

10 am - 12:15 pm Service

2:30 pm Tashlich at Nannyhagen Park

Rosh HaShana Day II, Tuesday, September 27

9:30 am Meditation with Rabbi Ben and Peter Schaffer

10 am - 12:00 pm Service

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre), Tuesday, October 4, 7 pm

Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 5

9:30 am Meditation with Rabbi Ben and Peter Schaffer

10 am to 1 pm, including Yizkor

11:15: Blowing of the Shofar and Children's Blessings

​11:30 am - 12:15 pm Children's Services

1:30 pm Yom Kippur Study/Discussion Group

6:15 pm Mincha

7 pm - 7:45 Neilah 

7:45 – 8 pm Havdalah and T’kiah G’dola


A Shofar-blowing workshop at PCS for kids of all ages!

TODAY after Hebrew School!

Thursday, Sept. 22, 6 pm

Do you have a child interested in blowing the Shofar as part of PCS's High Holiday celebrations?

All are welcome to join Rabbi Ben's fun and instructive workshop!

There will be a number of plastic shofars available but of course feel free to bring your own!

If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Ben, or call PCS, 914-769-2672.

Shabbat Services

Please note: There will be no services Friday.

Saturday, Sept. 24

9:30 am: Meditation with Rabbi Ben

10 am: Shabbat morning service and Torah study with Rabbi Ben, in person or via Zoom.

Click here to attend via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 818 3122 6741

Passcode: 680213

One tap mobile: +16465588656,,81831226741#,,,,*680213# US (NY)


*To attend in-person services inside PCS, full vaccinations are strongly recommended.

If unvaccinated, it is required that a test be taken the day of services. 

KN95 masks are required inside.

rosh hashana

The High Holidays at PCS!

Seating will be on a first-come

first-served basis as you arrive at PCS for services, not according to when you registered.

Please click on any of the links below to sign up for the service(s) of your choice. 

Rosh HaShana Eve, Sunday, Sept. 25, 7 pm

Rosh HaShana Day One, Monday, Sept. 26, 10 am

Children's Services, Rosh HaShana, Day One, Sept. 26, 11:30 am

Rosh HaShana Day Two, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10 am

Erev Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7 pm

Yom Kippur services, Wednesday, Oct. 5

Children's Services, Yom Kippur, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11:30 am

*Guest Tickets: In-person guest ticket for an adult is $295; senior and child ticket is $135; under 5 is free. A guest Zoom "ticket" is a donation anywhere between $36-$360. After you register for a guest ticket(s), please see below for ways to pay.

Ways to pay:

Send in or drop by with a check to PCS with "Dues" written on the memo line.

Call Marcy Gray at PCS with credit card info (and please leave a message if you get the voice mail and I will get back to you asap).

Through Venmo @pleasantvillecommunity-synagog.

Or online at

Covid Protocol:

Complete vaccinations are strongly recommended but not required.

Those who are unvaccinated are required to take rapid tests before coming to any service. Masks (KN-95) will be required inside.

If you would like to attend in-person and/or have the Zoom link

sent to you, please make sure you have paid a portion of your dues. 

As always, no one will be denied access because of financial constraints. Please don't hesitate to be in touch with Marcy Gray,


We look forward to seeing everyone very soon.

Shana tova!

PCS High Holiday Committee

Please donate...


Welcoming refugees is at the heart of our Jewish values.

PCS will join the Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigration (WJCI) in collecting the items below for Ukrainian refugees in the area.

  • Non-perishable food items: Grains, flour, sugar, oil
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toiletries: Shampoo, soap, pads/tampons, deodorant, etc.
  • Gently used and working mobile phones, iPads, and computers

Please bring in whatever you can when you come for any of the High Holy Day services at PCS and place in a marked area in the back room. Thank you so much!

Hebrew School Registration is (still) Happening!

Click here to complete the online Registration Form for 2022-23

PCS Hebrew School.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Marcy Gray,, 914-769-2672.

Hoping to see you very soon at PCS!

Please join us to meditate
via Zoom
Thursdays at 8:30 am.

Please click here to attend via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 865 7391 7016
If you have any questions, please email 
Rabbi Ben Newman.
Looking to volunteer? 
Click here for Volunteer
NY Virtual Volunteer page. 
The PCS office is open Tuesday to Friday, 10-3.
Rabbi Shosh is available to meet by appointment, and would love to hear from you!
Messages are checked frequently so please leave a message at
914-769-2672 for
Rabbi Shoshana Leis,;
Educational Director Galit Messman, or
Administrator Marcy Gray,