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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Shavuot Teaching & Sunrise Service

Saturday, June 8th 10:30PM-12:01AM Revelation as taught according to: Fr. Frank Alagna, Holy Cross/Santa Cruz – Christianity, Imam Syed Khalid Khan, Masjid umar – Islam, Rabbi Yael Romer, Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley- Judaism Sunday June 9th: Meet at Kingston Point Beach at 5AM for a sunrise service. https://kingston-ny.gov/content/8401/10588/10622/default.aspx

New Member Shabbat

6/14 7:30pm. Please join us for: New Member Shabbat Our Community Coming Together, Our Lifeline for the Future Sharing Shabbat as we celebrate with our newest members. The whole community is encouraged to attend, including those interested in learning more about our community. Celebratory Oneg following Shabbat Services hosted by the Welcome and Membership Committee.…

Rosh Chodesh: Omer Jar Worshop

May 21st, 6:45pm Please join the women of Rosh Chodesh in creating our own ritual for counting the omer. Refreshments at 6:45pm/Event at 7pm. $5 suggested donation c, but all are welcome regardless of funds. We warmly welcome all who identify as women/other marginalized genders. Sponsored by Sisterhood!

Brotherhood Walking Tour of Brooklyn

Sunday, May 19th, bus leaving at 9am Everyone is invited to spend a day touring Brooklyn with Jeff Greenberg and Bob Brakman, who will offer history and unique perspectives on living in the most populous borough of New York City. A chartered bus will leave Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson (243 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY)…

Meditation and Torah Study

Most Wednesdays 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

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE COMMUNISTS, AND I DID NOT SPEAK OUT—BECAUSE I WAS NOT A COMMUNIST.

THEN THEY CAME FOR THE TRADE UNIONISTS, AND I DID NOT SPEAK OUT—BECAUSE I WAS NOT A TRADE UNIONIST.

THEN THEY CAME FOR THE JEWS, AND I DID NOT SPEAK OUT—BECAUSE I WAS NOT A JEW.

THEN THEY CAME FOR ME—AND THERE WAS NO ONE LEFT TO SPEAK FOR ME.

Pastor Martin Niemöller 

Weekly Worship

Torah Portion: Parashat Emot- Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23
Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-44:31

Friday, May 17th, 2019/ 12 Iyyar 5779
7:30pm: Kabbalat Shabbat
Saturday, May 18th, 2019/ 13 Iyyar 5779
10am: Morning Minyan
12pm: Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Simchat Torah 17
Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

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

We welcome all individuals who are interested in exploring Judaism.

We welcome Interfaith families.

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