Joyful Judaism! 
Weekly E-Newsletter 
October 15-22, 2020
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, including Tot Shabbat, a Bar Mitzvah and Torah study!

Friday, 5:30 pm: 
Tot Shabbat
with Rabbi Julie!
Outside, in-person at PCS!
Must RSVP to Rabbi Julie, or call 769-2672.
If the weather does not permit, we will pivot to a Zoom Tot Shabbat.
Click here for Zoom link.
Meeting ID: 985 8925 5831
Passcode: Shabbat
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,98589255831# US (New York)

Saturday morning, 10 am: 
Mazal tov to Aiden McGinley and to his family on Aiden becoming a Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat, October 17, 2020! The family would like to extend an invitation to the entire PCS community to attend via Zoom. 
Click here to join.
Meeting ID: 932 3924 7940
Passcode: 517537
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,93239247940#,,,,,,0#,,517537# US (New York)
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Saturday Torah study, 11:45 am:
Lay-led Torah study with Michael Safranek via Zoom.
Click here to join.
Meeting ID: 860 2711 9259
Passcode: 306521
One tap mobile: +19292056099,,86027119259#,,,,,,0#,,306521# US (New York)
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Aiden McGinley's Community Service Project
This year the Wildlife Conservation Society's Run for the Wild was a virtual event focused on rhinos. Our generation is lucky to live in a world with rhinos. With their distinctive horns and powerful bodies, they are true icons of the wild. Unfortunately, they’re also endangered.

Today, animals are going extinct 10,000 times faster than ever before. An average of 2.75 rhinos are shot daily for their horns. This news is devastating, but WCS is working to give wildlife a fighting chance.

WCS Run for the Wild supports WCS efforts to establish and help manage parks and reserves, safeguarding animals from poaching with active monitoring and patrolling, and inspiring communities to protect their local wildlife. That’s where you and I come in. I care about saving rhinos which is why I ran on September 26.

With your support, I hope to raise my target. Even $10 would make a big difference for rhinos and other wildlife around the globe.

If you have an animal near and dear to your heart, please donate here:

Thank you for your support. I can't wait to tell you about my Run for the Wild!

Aiden McGinley
A Joyful Judaism Celebration!
Simchat Torah outdoors! Thanks to Pleasantville's United Methodist Church for loaning us their grounds for this joyful culmination to the holiday season.
(Photos by Robert Marshak.)
Click here for video!
PCS family in need of
Remote Learning Support and Childcare
Three days a week: Wednesday-Friday
8:30 am - 2:30 pm in Ossining home.
  • Two 1st graders in dual language program will need assistance to support and guide their remote learning (live interaction online with teacher and related assignments offline). This will include some outdoor time for daily exercise/recess.
  • Childcare component: This will take place in my home while parents are at work. Includes serving lunch and snacks and supervision.
As school schedules are evolving, and the spring semester remains unknown, this position will likely be needed until December 2020. If remote learning continues, then the position will remain active. Must have your own transportation. Metro North station is nearby and Bee Line bus stop is in front of home.
Please send resumes and questions via email to Lisa Nicotra at with the subject line "remote learning support" or call 917-692-1129.
Jewish star on Torah
For those who borrowed a High Holiday Machzor (in your PCS High Holiday Goodie Bag!) please return to PCS at your earliest convenience. Let Marcy Gray know when you will be dropping it off so she can cross you off the borrowers' list!

Or come whenever it's convenient and place in the plastic bin by the side door (as long as there's no rain in the forecast!)
Please sign your name or leave a note in the book so we'll know it's from you!
All are welcome to the
Westchester Youth Alliance Fall Kick-Off!
THIS Sunday, October 18
Click here for updated flyer,
Westchester Jewish Community Services

Click here for Jewish Spiritual Healing Center programs.

Bereavement support groups for those who have lost a spouse or partner, or someone due to Covid.
Click here for flyer.

Living the Legacy: Our Encounter with Parental Loss, beginning Nov. 4. Click here for flyer.
For more information on any of these programs,
please contact Jill Schreibman, PCS' Partner in Caring
social worker with the WJCS.
Looking to volunteer? 
Click here for Volunteer
NY Virtual Volunteer page. 
The PCS office is open Tuesday to Friday, 10-3.
Messages are checked frequently so please leave a message for Rabbi Julie, Galit Messman or Marcy Gray at 914-769-2672