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Looking for a Synagogue? It's Open House Week!

Have we met? Let's! Come visit during our week-long Open House March 10 – 17. Eight days and nights of events… and a delicious, candlelit dinner on us!

Have we met? Let's! Come visit during our week-long Open House March 10 – 17. Eight days and nights of events…and a delicious, candlelit dinner on us! There’s something for everyone at PCS Palooza!

Got Kids? Empty Nester?

Are you looking for a Hebrew School where girls are treated exactly the same as boys? Where the Rabbi knows every child by name, and children who enjoy a little extra attention thrive? Or are you an Empty Nester looking for a cutting edge community that shares your values? Or maybe you’re just looking for a change of pace, a fun evening out for you and/or your kids? You’ve read about us in The New York Times. You’ve heard about us from your friends and neighbors. Now come join us March 10 – 17 at our weeklong synagogue Open House - PCS Palooza - and see what we’re all about.

There’s something for everyone this week!

Events for Kids:

Heritage Day for 4th Graders and Friends (Sunday, March 10, 11:30 am); Pajama Shabbat for kids age 0 – 5 (Friday, March 15, 6:00 pm), Family Education Shabbat for middle-school students (Saturday, March 16, 10:00 am); 6th Grade Shabbaton Service (Saturday, March 16; 10:00 am)

Events for Adults:

Yoga with Susan Safranek (Monday, March 11; 7:30 pm); Introduction to Kabbalah with Rabbi Mark Sameth (Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 pm); Dr. Sarah Tauber Lecture on Jerusalem (Thursday, March 14, 7:30 pm); Informational Coffee (Sunday, March 17, 10 am at private home; call for details); Intermarried Forum for members and non-members (Sunday, March 17, 11:30 am)

An Event for Everyone!

Please join us for a delicious, free, candlelit Friday night Shabbat dinner, Friday, March 15. This dinner is free but it’s guaranteed to “sell out.” So please RSVP as soon as possible with the number of children and adults in your party to Marcy Gray at (914) 769-2672 or info@ShalomPCS.com. Here’s the full schedule for that night: Doors open at 5:45 pm; Pajama Shabbat service (for children 0 – 6) at 6:00 pm; Family Shabbat Dinner at 6:15 pm; Family Service featuring the PCS House Band at 7:15 pm; and the 8:15 pm – home to bed! 

For a complete updated schedule of our PCS Palooza Open House Week events – and for the Top Ten Reasons to Join PCS - visit our website at www.ShalomPCS.com. Here’s the full schedule as it stands today:

Sunday, March 10: Heritage Day for 4th Graders and Friends, 11:30 am

Monday, March 11: Yoga with Susan Safranek, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 12: Introduction to Kabbalah with Rabbi Mark Sameth, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 13: (to be announced)

Thursday, March 14: Dr. Sarah Tauber Lecture on Jerusalem, 7:30 pm 

Friday, March 15: Pajama Shabbat, 6:00 pm; Dinner, 6:15 pm; Family Service, 7:15 pm

Saturday, March 16: Meditation, 9:00 am; Family Education Shabbat Discussion & Shabbaton, 10:00 am

Sunday, March 17: Informational Coffee at private home (call for details), 10 am; Intermarried Forum, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the synagogue (members and non-members warmly welcome)

Meanwhile, Stay Involved with the Issues of the Day

If you haven’t done so already, please sign the petitions at Demand A Plan, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, One Million Moms for Gun Control, We The People, and Americans for Responsible Solutions; and contact the White House to express your support for new gun control measures by clicking this link. Links to my blog-posts on gun control appear at the bottom of last week’s post.

Rabbi Mark Sameth is the spiritual leader of Joyful Judaism: Pleasantville Community Synagogue an inclusive, progressive synagogue – with members from twenty towns, villages and cities all across Westchester and “A Hebrew School Your Kids Can Love.” Read The New York Times article. Follow Rabbi Mark on Twitter . Weekly meditation at the synagogue every Saturday morning at 9 am is open to the public; everyone – without exception - is welcome and warmly invited. OUR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS ON. See “Top Ten Reasons to Join PCS” - as well as service times and events - at www.ShalomPCS.com.

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