Joyful Judaism! 

Weekly E-Newsletter 

March 16-23, 2023

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

There will be no services Friday night, March 17.

Saturday, March 18

10 am: In-person service led by Michael Safranek


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

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

If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone not feeling well,

please attend via Zoom.

If there are more than 50 people in attendance, KN95 masks are required in the sanctuary.


PCS Teen Group Meeting at PCS

March 16,

5:30-6:30 pm



We're going to hit the ground running with our

Social Action Program!

Any student who has become a B Mitzvah is welcome

to come to everything.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Rabbi Ben

Please don't hesitate to be in touch with Rabbi Ben,

or call/text him at 917-617-1585.

If you missed this important discussion, you can click here for the video recording.


What is going on in Israel?

A special discussion via Zoom with those in Israel

For a first-hand report from their home in Israel,

all are welcome to join Dr. Niles Fleischer and

Prof. Aliza Fleischer, brother and sister-in-law of

PCS congregant, Bruce Fleischer.

How do you get news about the controversial proposed new laws in Israel and the unprecedented demonstrations opposing them?

However much news you watch or see, you’ll want to join this special Zoom event to hear from and speak with Israelis about how they view the current crisis and how they are responding to it.

Coming up for Passover...

Wednesday, March 29, 7 pm

A pre-Passover social gathering at PCS!

Share recipes, have a nosh and a drink, throw in a little Adult Education and it's a party!

All are welcome.

Bring your friends and neighbors.

Thursday, April 6, 6:30 pm

A Community Second Night Seder for All!

Led by PCS's Rabbis Ben Newman and Shoshana Leis.

Co-hosted by PCS and the Unitarian Church in Mt. Kisco.

To be held at the Unitarian Church.

Open to one and all!

More details to come...


Rabbi Ben Newman's Neshama Project

 In this weekly podcast Rabbi Ben explores spiritual tools for human thriving.

Please click here for the link to the most

recent podcast.

If you have any questions or would like to offer feedback and comments,

please email Rabbi Ben Newman.

Please join us to meditate

via Zoom

Led by Rabbi Ben every Thursday morning at 8:25 - 9 am.

Please click here to attend via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 865 7391 7016

If you have any questions, please email 

Rabbi Ben Newman.

Rabbi Shoshana Leis's Four Worlds Torah Podcast

Digging for treasures in the Torah, treasures that matter for our lives and for the world.

Please click here for the most recent podcast (published no later than Thursday each week). 

Feel free to reach out to Rabbi Shosh 

with any comments or questions.

PCS SoundCloud!

PCS has created a new SoundCloud account that will hold prayers, songs and podcasts.

Click here to listen and enjoy!

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 and Rabbi Ben are 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,

Rabbi Ben Newman,

Educational Director Galit Messman, or

Administrator Marcy Gray,