UPDATE

Special Message from Rabbi Romer

May 8, 2019

The owners of Mother Earth Storehouse met with me (Rabbi Yael Romer), Pastor Kendra Van Houten, and Pastor Gregory Simpson at Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley. We are very appreciative of the essential steps the owners have taken, which includes the establishment of policies that demonstrate their commitment to creating a store culture that has zero tolerance for hate...(click to read more)

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Zemer Choir Rehearsals

3rd & 4th Tuesdays at 7pm TO ALL CONGREGANTS YOUNG & OLD, LONGSTANDING & NEW: Cantor Bob invites all who love to sing to join the newly reinvigorated Zemer (Choir) for the High Holy Days! You don’t have to read music or Hebrew, you just need to want to sing! We ask that you attend…

Sisterhood Trash to Treasures Fill-A-Bag

Monday, June 24th: 9am-2pm Monday, the day after the Yard Sale is our long-standing Fill-a-Bag tradition. Sisterhood charges a flat price by bag, not item. All the clothing, house goods, linens, kitchen items, jewelry, children’s gear, etc you can fit in a bag for one low price (depending on the size of the bag). Our…

Sisterhood Trash to Treasures Yard Sale

Sunday, June 23rd: 9am-3pm Please join us at the annual “Trash to Treasures” Sisterhood Yard Sale benefitting programming & services at Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley. The Yard Sale is always full of hidden treasures, beautiful clothing/household goods, and true gems! Fill-A-Bag: Monday, June 24th: 9am-2pm Please drop off CLEAN items in GOOD condition…

Sisterhood Yard Sale DROP OFF Thursday

Thursday, June 20th 12-2pm The annual Sisterhood “Trash to Treasures” Yard sale is almost here! We are accepting donations this week! Drop-off hours: Tuesday, June 11th 2-7pm Wednesday, June 19th 6-8pm Thursday, June 20th 12-2pm We graciously accept: Summer/Spring Clothes, Linens, Housewares, Jewelry, Children’s Clothing & Gear Unfortunately, we cannot accept: Items with broken or…

Sisterhood Yard Sale DROP OFF Wednesday

Wednesday, June 19th 6-8pm The annual Sisterhood “Trash to Treasures” Yard sale is almost here! We are accepting donations this week! Drop-off hours: Tuesday, June 11th 2-7pm Wednesday, June 19th 6-8pm Thursday, June 20th 12-2pm We graciously accept: Summer/Spring Clothes, Linens, Housewares, Jewelry, Children’s Clothing & Gear Unfortunately, we cannot accept: Items with broken or…

Meditation and Torah Study

Most Tuesdays at 8:45am, check calendar for updates. During meditation, which begins at 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. At 9:15am Torah study begins. An in-depth study of the weekly…

Hebrew Trope

Most Wednesdays at 12:30pm, check the calendar for updates. 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.

Conversational Hebrew Class

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.

Soup Kitchen Volunteering

Every second Monday of the month Sisterhood staffs the soup kitchen at Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church. Contacts are Adele Corvin & Nancy Michaels. For further information and/or to volunteer, contact Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley at 845-338-4271 templeemanuelaa@hvc.rr.com

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class 2nd Thursdays

Every First and Second Thursday of the month, 9:30am. A preparation course for adults who are becoming B’nai mitzvah by being called to the Torah. The class culminates in a group B’nai mitzvah. Students include Jews by choice, congregants who were never formally called to the Torah, and those seeking a more meaningful and intentional…

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class 1st Thursdays

Every First and Second Thursday of the month, 9:30am. A preparation course for adults who are becoming B’nai mitzvah by being called to the Torah. The class culminates in a group B’nai mitzvah. Students include Jews by choice, congregants who were never formally called to the Torah, and those seeking a more meaningful and intentional…

Spiritual Practices Committee

7pm, First Thursday of the Month. The committee that organizes and creates spiritual and religious opportunities for the entire community. Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley 243 Albany Ave Kingston, NY 12401

Sisterhood Monthly Meetings

First Thursday of the month at 7pm Monthly meetings usually include special guest speakers, discussions, and other exciting programs. Questions? Contact Co-President Sharon Zepel sharonzepel@gmail.com

Lunch with Rabbi Romer & Guests

Tuesday, September 10th 12-1:30pm. An intimate lunch with nourishing food and wide-ranging discussions. All are welcome, RSVP’s are greatly appreciated. Presenter: Julia Solow, lead Hudson Valley Organizer for Hand in Hand. Presenting Topic: Building power to help seniors age in place and get the care they need Julia Solow Lead Organizer – Hudson Valley |…

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. The foundations of Jewish values and culture, basic Hebrew, artistic traditions, and ritual practices are all explored in this warm, dynamic course.

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.

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.

Brotherhood Meeting

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:30pm, September-June. Be a part of our vibrant and active Brotherhood.

Weekly Mah Jongg

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

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

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…

Tot Shabbat!

July 5th 5:30pm- Rhinebeck. 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 explores holiday…

Shabbat Service with Zemer (Choir) Participation

4th Fridays at 7:30pm 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 on that evening.

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…

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…

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.

Weekly Worship

Torah Portion: Parashat Beha'alotcha- Numbers 8:1-12:16
Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7
 
Friday, June 21st, 2019/ 18 Sivan
7:30pm: Kabbalat Shabbat
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019/ 19 Sivan 5779
10am: Shabbat Morning Services