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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.


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PRS hopes you can join us this winter…

This Saturday January 7 PRS invites you to join us for an in-person service at 10 AM at St. Mary’s parish hall. Our dear Rabbi Helaine will be leading services. This will be our only in person service until March’s
Shabbat across America.

It’s easy to join us for our virtual services, including our service on Friday, January 27th at 6 pm. Just email Cathy Duke at to let her know you would like a zoom invitation.

On Friday, February 3 PRS at 6 PM will be holding a virtual tu b’ish v’at seder! Tu b’ish v’at, the Birthday of the Trees, is holiday that celebrates and honors the human relationship with nature. Throughout the
Torah there is evidence of our ancient ancestors respecting trees, and making laws to protect them. Today we have broadened this observance to
reflect our knowledge about our interdependence with nature. Rabbi Helaine will let all participants know how to prepare for this wonderful seder by getting a variety of fruits, juices or wines, and nuts which have a
symbolic purpose. Have some fun on line with us!


There will also be another PRS Friday night shabbat service on line on February 24th. Join us to drink some wine, light our candles, and enjoy some friendship, laughs, and learning.

And on March 3 PRS will be celebrating Shabbat Across America. This warm and wonderful event is an in person shabbat meal and opportunity for some learning. Originally designed as an opportunity for
everyone to learn some basic prayers, the dinners which take place in synagogues throughout the US are a chance to share food, swap stories, and learn from one another. It also happens to be the annual event that was the first event of our synagogue some 20 years ago. We still enjoy the celebration and we invite you to come!

Winter PRS events:
Saturday, January 7, 10 AM at St. Mary’s parish hall. An in person service Followed by a kiddish. Led by Rabbi Helaine Ettinger.


Friday, January 27, at 6 PM a shabbat service by zoom led by Rabbi Helaine.

Friday, February 3 at 6 PM a special shabbat on line service observing Tu B’ish V’at seder, the birthday of the trees, featuring fruits, nuts, and wine. 

Friday, February 24 at 6 PM a Friday evening shabbat service on zoom led by Rabbi Helaine.

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.

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