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.
In Response to the Pandemic JOIN US for PRS’ Virtual meetings via zoom!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Not a PRS member? No problem!
All are welcome to join us in the
(1) “Zoom” candle lighting every Friday evening at 5:45 led by Rabbi Helaine Ettinger.
Share some warm conversation and a few prayers. To join, just send your name to co-President Cathy Duke at firstname.lastname@example.org with your email and phone number!.
(2) Rabbi Helaine is leading an adult study group, exploring our ideas on the meaning of Judaism by reading Sarah Hurwitz’ book Here All Along and sharing our thoughts. We meet every other Tuesday At 7:30 PM on zoom. Our next virtual meeting is May 26, and every other Tuesday afterwards. Want to be part of it? You can get the book on line for free, and
join us!. Just text Cathy Duke.
(3) And finally, have you ever thought About having an adult bar or bat Mitzvah? We have a new group forming Who will be working with Rabbi Helaine. The very first organizational meeting Will be June 7. Want to join us? Just
Text Cathy Duke.
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
On May 5, 2018 members of three community organizations -- congregants and the leadership of St. Mary’s Church, the Philipstown Garden Club, and Philipstown Reform Synagogue worked together to improve the grounds of the church. For more than two hours, some 30 volunteers raked leaves, pruned plants, and worked to beautify the church’s landscape which are best known for its great lawn.
This project was the brainchild of the Philipstown Garden Club which promotes both beautification and conservation throughout the U.S.. Several PRS members worked alongside Dr. John Drew and Father Shane of St. Mary’s: Charles Harris, Marty Saltzman, James Thomashower, and Cathy Duke. The event was a continued expression of the quality of the relationship the synagogue and Church share.