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

Our focus is to cultivate a caring, inclusive community

in the spirit of liberal Judaism.

We welcome individuals and families of varying Jewish lifestyles.

Our personal philosophies and practices may vary widely among us. However, we are united in a common commitment to Judaism, to furthering our spiritual growth individually and communally and to engage in charitable works in the community. We recognize that study of Torah is an ongoing lifelong process. Development of Jewish identity and knowledge of our traditions will encompass religious and educational programs for children, adults, and intergenerational groups.
We hope to encourage and support one another as we grow in our studies and in loving-kindness and social responsibility.

Rabbi Helaine Ettinger

Events are held at venues throughout Philipstown. PRS is especially grateful to St. Mary's Church for so generously hosting our Shabbat and High Holy Days Services in their Parish Hall.


St. Mary's Church

1 Chestnut Street

Cold Spring, NY 10516

Our Friday evening candlelighting get togethers are still being held every Friday at 6:30 PM.  Join us for good company, a few laughs, and a few prayers.  To receive your zoom invitation to join, kindly email Cathy Duke at philipstownreformsynagogue.org to let her know you would like to join by computer, tablet, or phone.

This year will be one to remember as we conquered the isolation enforced by the pandemic, uniting our PRS members, their families, and their friends from New York to California, to Florida, and even overseas through zoom High Holiday services.  It wasn’t easy, but with the help of our wonderful Rabbi Helaine Ettinger, Diane Botnick, Marshall Mermell, your co-presidents Adele Stern and Cathy Duke, Paul Kaye, Barry Skura, and the entire PRS board we held meaningful services that touched all of us.  We are proud of our efforts, (and hope that we never have to do it again!) To all who joined us, we say thank you for making us stronger through your presence.  And we thank all who donated to our efforts.  

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.