September 28, 2022 - Tishri 5783 - High Holiday Schedule, Tickets and Yizkor
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Vayeilech  וַיֵּלֶךְ
[Moses] Went
Deuteronomy 31:1–30  / Learn more . . .

Hybrid Services Continue

While services are now held both in our Sanctuary and via Zoom, for everyone's safety and security, in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated and masking requirements continue to be in effect. - from RTPV's Safety/Security Committee

This Week at a Glance

SHABBAT SHUVA - FRIDAY, September 30 at 7:30 pm - Shabbat Shuva Service led by Chazzanit Annice - ZOOM only 

Zoom link for Shabbat Shuva (Yom Kippur has different link):
Meeting ID: 881 1848 3875
One tap mobile +13017158592,,88118483875# 

KOL NIDRE - TUESDAY, October 4 at 7:30 pm - Led by Rabbi Sklarz - in person and via Zoom

YOM KIPPUR - WEDNESDAY, October 5 starting at 10 am - Led by Rabbi Sklarz - in person and via Zoom

See full schedule below. 
This year we are happy to be holding Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in person as well as virtually. A Zoom link will be sent to all members and ticket holders. All in-person attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear masks. 

RTPV Membership includes complimentary High Holiday tickets for all family members living at home. Other family guests (not living at home) are $36. Non-family guests are $150 per ticket (in-person and via Zoom).

Need tickets? Have questions? contact Ed Rodman at

THANK YOU - Phyllis Chasanoff,

artist and RTPV member, for your beautiful painting - from your hands to our hearts - installed in our sanctuary this month. A wonderful way to usher in the New Year - Shana Tova!

Upcoming Dates & Events


Put these dates on you calendar!

  • Israeli Dance at RTPV every Monday at 7 pm - join us!
  • September 30, Friday  - Shabbat Shuva Services with Chazzanit Annice at 7:30 pm - Zoom only
  • October 4, Tuesday - Kol Nidre Service at 7:30 pm
  • October 5, Wednesday - Yom Kippur Services begin at 10 am
  • October 9, Sunday - Sukkot begins at sunset on Sunday
  • October 12, Wednesday - Workshop: How to Lay Lead a Shabbat Service at 7 pm - on Zoom led by Rabbi Sklarz
  • October 14, Friday - Outdoor Shabbat Service in the Sukkot at 7:30 with Rabbi Sklarz and Chazzanit Annice. In-person only.
  • October 21, Friday - Simchat Torah service at 7 pm with Rabbi Sklarz
  • October 29, Saturday - Movie Night at 7 pm. Watch for details.
  • October 30, Sunday - Congregational trip to NYC to view a play, Arrivals: a Sephardi-Ashkenazi Love Story, at the Center for Jewish History on 16th St. Watch for details.
  • Hanukkah begins at sunset on Sunday, December 18 through 26, 2022

Fundraising Notes


Reserve your leaf on the RTPV Simcha Tree - $180 donation to RTPV
Is there someone you wish to honor or a life-cycle event you wish to mark?
Rabbi Sklarz will dedicate the leaf during a Shabbat Service in the Sanctuary and on Zoom. Please contact Lisa Keogh at for more information.

Memorial Plaque - $270 donation to RTPV
Honor the memory of your departed loved ones by placing a plaque on the Memorial Wall. The name(s) of your loved ones are also inscribed in our Yizkor Remembrance Book in perpetuity and read aloud during our Yizkor service on Yom Kippur. Assistance is available to design and/or research the Hebrew name for your plaque. Up to two names may go on one plaque.

Please contact Lisa Keogh at 914.282.3931 or


Please visit Pam Zicca Croton Arts to see beautiful hand-made blank note cards from Pam's collection of flora and fauna and landscapes that include the Freedom Tower and local nature. 10% of all sales go to RTPV. Pam is an active RTPV Board member participating on the membership, sunshine, and fundraising committees, and scheduling Oneg Shabbat refreshments.

To see all the beautiful pottery on Etsy by Faith Oland and Maxine Oland, please click FaithOlandPottery, long time RTPV member and Maxine Oland: Functional Artisan Pottery . . . soap dispensers, honey pots, and mugs.

10% percent of sales to members go to RTPV.

Temple Note

As we continue to move through these strange and challenging times, please know that we appreciate your participation in services and programs online. We are committed to maintaining our thriving community as well as your well-being and safety! Every action we take is with your health and safety foremost in our minds. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

"Chazak, chazak v'nitchazeik," be strong, and let us strengthen one another. May you be blessed with good health and spiritual strength!

RTPV E-Shofar comes out each Tuesday. Please reach out to temple president, Robin Bass, with any questions.

About RTPV
Founded in 1967, The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley is a progressive congregation serving Putnam and Northern Westchester. RTPV’s mission, as a House of Prayer, Study and Assembly, includes these goals: To honor the individual’s role in developing her/his Jewish identity; to offer an inspirational place of spiritual contemplation, remembrance, and honor; to foster a sense of Jewish identity by stressing the importance of acts of kindness and by working towards a just and compassionate world; and to participate in social action to make the world a better place for all people.

Shabbat services are held Friday evenings at 7:00 pm, currently in person as well as on Zoom. The Hebrew School provides religious school for preschoolers through young adults and adult education programs. The congregation is particularly sensitive to the varied needs of members, including individuals raised in various Jewish traditions and interfaith families, and welcomes Jews from all backgrounds and lifestyles.

RTPV is proud of its commitment to the community, most notably as co-founders of the Putnam Valley Community Food Pantry. Events include High Holy Days services, Hanukkah and Purim Fests, hiking club, movie nights, summer BBQ, Coffee House Evening, Sisterhood and Brotherhood Events, Social Action and more. For more information, email Rabbi Andrew R. Sklarz at, visit, or come to a Friday night service at the temple - all are welcome!
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