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A place of Jewish worship...learning...and assembly.

Our focus is to cultivate a caring, inclusive community

in the spirit of liberal Judaism.

What is PRS doing for our community?
PRS has been instrumental along with another faith organization in supporting a wonderful Afghan family.  The mom, dad, and 2 small children (and one on the way!) are most grateful for our time and energy in helping the family adjust to life in the U.S.  We are currently looking for anyone who would be willing to donate a car big enough for 3 car seats and 2 adults.  
RS is also proud to help a Haldane family which is food insecure through the Haldane backpack program which provides nutritious food which the children themselves can prepare to carry them through the weekend and also through the summer.

PRS will again take a leadership role along with St. Mary’s Church and Our Lady of Loretto in providing a terrific and free Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who asks.  Last year more than 200 meals were donated and enjoyed.    

PRS High Holy Days        


PRS is proud of our tradition of opening our High Holy Day services to anyone who wants to attend.  We are always glad to accept donations to help us continue our service to the community.   Out of respect for our older congregants, we kindly ask that for any in-person services, including the High Holy Days, anyone with symptoms of illness remain home. Out of consideration for all we ask you to please wear a mask at all our PRS services.

Friday, September 8,  zoom service 7 PM - 8:30 PM, preparing for the High Holidays

Rosh Hashanah:   

Friday, September 15, 8 - 10 PM 

Saturday, September 16, 10 AM - 2 PM including Tashlich by the Hudson

Yom Kippur:  

Sunday, September 24, 8-9:30, Kol Nidre service

Monday, September 25, 10-1:15, including Yizkor service, study 4:15-5:15, and Concluding services 5:15-6:45.



Sunday, October 1, 11-2 pm including decorating the Sukkot and picnic with St Mary's.  

PRS in November and December 

Saturday, November 4, 10:30 AM- 2 PM in person Shabbat service

Friday, November 17, 7 - 8:30 PM zoom shabbat service


Friday, December 8 service and Hanukkah celebration 4 - 9 PM (second night of Hanukkah)


Friday, December 22, 7 - 8:30 PM, zoom shabbat service


If you would like to make a donation to help us in our efforts, please send a
check to the following:

Philipstown Reform Synagogue
PO Box 94 
Cold Spring, NY 10516.

All funds donated to PRS are tax
deductible to the fullest extent under the law.

PRS invites you to our summer and fall events
PRS looks forward to having you join us this summer and fall for any or all of our services and book discussions.  We are holding an in-person service on Saturday, July 22, at St. Mary’s parish hall, followed by a kiddish and the first of 4 sessions discussing People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. If you don’t have time to read the first two sections, that’s ok!  Rabbi Helaine Ettinger will be leading us.

PRS Book Discussions
Following the July 22 opening book session, the remaining 3 sessions will be on Zoom on August 7, August 14, and August 21 at 7 PM.  To receive a zoom invitation don't hesitate to get in touch with President Cathy Duke at 914 450 4188 or email her at  All are welcome!

Rabbi Helaine Ettinger

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