Weekly Worship: 2/22/2019, 7:30PM: Shabbat w/Zemer (Choir);  2/23/2019, 10AM: Morning Minyon

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Saturday Shabbat Services-Morning Minyan

Every Saturday at 10am join Rabbi Yael and Congregation Emanuel as we celebrate Shabbat! Please join us following services for an oneg (food & drinks) and community fellowship.

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Early Family Shabbat Services

March 1st, April 5th at 6pm First Fridays of the Month. Please join us for our special First Friday Family Services, which begin at 6pm to accommodate the needs of our congregants with early bedtimes! We invite members of the Congregation to volunteer one Friday each year to be a “host family” and open their…

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Musical Shabbat

March 8th, April 12th at 7:30pm 2nd Friday of every month. We joyfully invite you to our musical Shabbat! Services are infused with even more music than usual and feature Cantor Cohen and additional musical congregants, including Bob D on guitar and Zelda on percussion. We are always open to new musicians of all levels joining…

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Shabbat Service with Zemer (Choir) Participation

February 22nd, March 22nd at 7:30pm 4th Fridays join us for Shabbat Service at 7:30pm enriched by Zemer (our choir)!  We invite members of the Congregation to volunteer one Friday each year to be a “host family” and open their home to guests and/or anyone who does not have a place to share the Sabbath…

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Tot Shabbat!

February 9th, March 9th 9am. Tot Shabbat is a fun way to celebrate Shabbat with our community! Our monthly Tot Shabbat program, led by Rabbi Romer, is a 30-minute parent-participation program designed for newborn through kindergarten-aged children. The Rabbi plays guitar while introducing the basic elements of Jewish religion, traditions, and practices. Tot Shabbat also…

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Confirmation Class Shabbat Dinner

Friday, March 8th at 6:30pm Confirmation Class Shabbat Dinner in the Social Hall. An evening of discussion, fellowship, and community for the confirmation class teenagers with Rabbi Yael Romer. Please contact the main office at 845-338-4271 or templeemanuel@hvc.rr.com with any questions.

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Warming Center Volunteer Opportunities

February 24th-25th, 5-8pm Days: Sunday 5-8pm & Mondays 6:30-7:30 am Dates: 2/10-11; 2/24-25; 3/10-11; 3/24-25 We currently serve 20-25 people and need: *Monetary donations to buy ingredients for the dinner *Donations of food to make dinners. *Volunteers to make the meal *Volunteers to deliver the meal and serve Pirke Avot 2:5: Hillel said, do not…

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Greeting from President Leslie Kidder

I am excited to be stepping into the role of President of Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley for the coming year. I feel so fortunate that Arnie Zepel will remain on the Board to ensure a smooth transition and I want to thank him for the great work he has done over the last…

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A Special Request

THE GIFT OF LIFE There is a special request in this month’s Bulletin written by one of our congregants, Marshall Nadan. Marshall’s story, appearing on page 17, was written as more than just a human interest article. It is really an open letter asking for a kidney so that he might live. According to national…

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Our Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat services provide a weekly opportunity to celebrate the wholeness of peace and community through lively, participatory worship.

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Mishloah Manot!

Mishloah Manot Purim is a time for us to celebrate a holiday together as a community, to “make choyzic” to be happy and celebrate our Judaism. It is a time of giving and connecting. In this spirit, we are continuing our Purim tradition of Mishloah Manot, traditionally the giving of baskets of food as a…

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Weekly Mah Jongg

Mondays 10:15-1:15pm. An open group from beginners to seasoned players. For more info call Estelle at 845-657-8242

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Weekly Meditation & Torah Study

Tuesdays 8:45am. Participants are led through a unique blend of Hebrew chanting, intentional breathing, and deep relaxation exercises to connect the mind, body, and soul during this unique- and uniquely Jewish- class. Immediately followed by an in-depth study of the weekly Torah portion (פרשת השבוע) that focuses on exploring meanings within the ancient text as…

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Hebrew Trope

Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm. Trope is the melody or “flavor” (טעמים) of sacred readings learned through a system of musical notations that teach us how to chant from the Tanakh. This highly popular class is open to all.

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Conversational Hebrew

Wednesdays at 4pm. Rabbi Romer introduces the fundamentals of conversational Hebrew (עברית‬), including useful vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structures in this fast-paced, entertaining class.

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Weekly Bingo

Wednesdays at 7pm. Join our wildly popular bingo night! Enjoy playing with our neighbors from throughout our Kingston community! Doors at 5pm, the game starts at 7pm.

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Intro to Judaism/Conversion

Wednesdays at 6pm. This class is designed for those who are interested in exploring Jewish rituals, practices, traditions, and ethics, as well as those who have chosen to convert. Basic Hebrew, foundations of Jewish values and culture, and ritual practices are all explored in this warm, dynamic course.

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Megillah Scribing

Please join us for a momentous celebration as Congregation Emanuel receives our first Megillah, scribed by Soferet Julie Seltzer. All children in the religious school will have the honor of scribing a letter in the megillah. On Sunday morning March 3rd the members of our synagogue will have an opportunity of a lifetime to witness…

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Women’s Seder

Women’s Seder The Journey Continues: Finding the Hidden Afikomen is Not Just a Children’s Game Evocative, Inspirational, Celebration in Pursuit of Dignity for All Presented by Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley Sisterhood (Women of Reform Judaism) Refreshed format featuring Freedom & Passover songs. All we need is You! Suggested Donation: $10 per person, children…

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5000 Years of History


17 ADAR I 5779- FRIDAY, 2/22/2019, 7:30PM: Kabbalat Shabbat w/Zemer (Choir) 

18 ADAR I 5779- Saturday, 2/23/2019, 10AM: Morning Minyon

Weekly Parsha

Ki Tisa: Exodus 30:11-34:35

Haftorah: I Kings 18:1 - 18:39 

Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

What a Jewish Community Can Be

5000 years of History – More than 160 years of Service

Our welcoming and giving community is a reform congregation, committed to social justice, on-going learning, vibrant spirituality, diversity, and the State of Israel.