Joyful Judaism! 
Weekly E-Newsletter 
February 18-25, 2021
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.
Bluebird in winter.
Lovely photo by Rabbi Julie.

There will be no Kabbalat Shabbat services Friday, February 19. 

Saturday morning, Feb. 20:
 10:30 am: Short service followed by Torah study with Michael Safranek.

Click here to join.
Meeting ID: 933 0374 2970
Passcode: 785140
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Upcoming Events and Programs
purim figure
Calling all Kosher Hams!
It's time to celebrate PURIM!
Thursday, Feb. 25, 8 pm
Do you want to star in the PCS Purim Shpiel on Zoom?

There are still a couple of spots left!
Click here to sign up or contact Rabbi Julie,
Special comedy guest appearance by Shira Danan!

EXTRA BONUS FOR THE OCCASION: Pick up $5 pre-made amazing drinks at Best Wine Purveyors in Pleasantville.
Tell them PCS sent you...

For the little ones, there will also be a Purim Tot Shabbat on
Friday, Feb. 26, 6 pm. Come in costume!
Camp PCS
No-Gala Gala!
Saturday night, May 15
Every camp needs its own T-shirts and Camp PCS No-Gala Gala is no exception!
But we need the design and that's where YOU come in.
Submit your design to PCS at or mail it in to PCS. Whether you are are an artist or notcreative or notwilling or not (no, scratch that last one...) we want to see whatever YOU come up with.
All submissions are welcome and the winning design will go on every T-shirt for EVERY Gala attendee. (And there might be a prize in addition to such an honor!)
***DEADLINE: March 17, 2021***
PCS Community Hour!
The first Wednesday night of the month, at 8 pm.
Something different each week but always fun!
Say hello to old friends, meet some new ones.
All are welcome, all are invited!
Click here to join.
Meeting ID: 998 8473 5449
Passcode: 288760
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The WJCS Spiritual Healing Center has some great offerings this spring, including career counseling, emotional support and Kosher meal delivery, through our COVID-19 Relief Hub. Click here for more information.
If you have any questions please email Jill Schreibman, PCS' social worker with WJCS' Partners In Caring.
Ways to Help Repair the World- Tikkun Olam
Lend a Helping Hand

Cheer detainees up:
Not 10 miles from the Statue of Liberty there are hundreds of immigrants languishing in “detention.” They have no access to the outside; they are not permitted to have possessions or even their own clothes. One of their only pleasures is corresponding with family and friends. The problem is they can only use pre-stamped envelopes. They purchase these from the detention center commissary for much more than the price you pay at the Post Office. Many detainees have little or no money so it is difficult for them to afford the postage. They also need cheering up!

Here’s what you can do (and it's so easy!):
~ Donate # 10 envelopes with Forever Postage stamps.
~ Write letters of encouragement to asylum seekers who are in detention centers.
~ Send these to NFR, 3 Brook Place, Larchmont, NY 10538

For more information and to learn of other ways to help,
This action is in partnership with First Friends of NJ & NY.
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