Welcome to Pleasantville Community Synagogue
Pleasantville Community Synagogue in New York's Westchester County is a welcoming Jewish community connecting people of diverse traditions and backgrounds who want to share a joyous spiritual and cultural home. Our membership includes traditional and non-traditional Jews, intermarried, LGBTQ, and multi-racial individuals and families of all ages, from throughout the county. Our members and our traditions come from Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Jewish Renewal backgrounds and more.
Please explore our website, and join us for a Shabbat service to experience our warmth, our singing, our dancing -- what we call "Joyful Judaism."
Click here for PCS' weekly newsletter and find out what's going on!
Holding Space TONIGHT
in person at PCS
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 8-9 pm
Upcoming Wednesdays at 7 pm:
Dec. 20 at 7 pm; Jan. 3, 17, 31 at 7 pm.
This moment continues to be a lot to process as a Jewish person. Please join us as we continue our Holding Space every other week at PCS.The purpose of the space is to be witness and support to one another as we focus on how we are feeling in the wake of the terror in Israel the war between Israel and Hamas, and rising antisemitism here in the U.S.
For more information, please contact PCS member and board trustee, Jill Resnick, email@example.com or call the PCS office, 914-769-2672.
PCS Book Group at PCS
Monday, 7 pm Dec. 11
"It's not just about the books!"
Come and discuss or sit back and enjoy the discussion, have a nosh, and take pleasure in getting to know your fellow congregants.
"The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker
For more info, contact Marcy Gray firstname.lastname@example.org, 914-769-2672.
Thursday, Dec. 14, 7 pm
"Lights of Peace" at PCS
Celebrate the 8th and brightest night of Hanukkah! Celebrate and observe through the four themes of PCS's Israel Action Committee: Hearts that feel, heads that learn, hearing others, hands that act.
❤️ Latkes, music and light (hanukkiot and vigil candles).
🎓 A brief educational update on what's happening in Israel.
👂A video greeting from Neve Shalom, a cooperative Jewish-Arab village in Israel. Click here for more info.
✍️ Send cards to Neve Shalom’s people and support their programs
Friday evening, Dec. 15
Come and experience the warmth of PCS with its wonderful sense of community and continue the "afterglow" of Hanukkah with a Joyful Judaism Friday night!
5:30 pm Shabbat Roots Children's Program
6 pm Shabbat dinner for everyone
(Suggested dinner donation: $18/adult;
free for children under 18)
7 pm Musical and joyful service led by Rabbis Ben and Shosh
Judaism Without Tribalism
A new and exciting Adult Ed series with Rabbi Ben, beginning
Monday, Dec. 18, 7-8:15 pm.
Via Zoom only.
Click here for flyer.
Contact the PCS office for Zoom info.
An extraordinary retreat opportunity with Rabbi Ben Newman, Roberta Wall and Donna Nisha Cohen. (Click on names to find out more about them.)
December 8-10, 2023
In these challenging times, when the world's events weigh heavily on us, it's more important than ever to find moments of peace and restoration. With this in mind, I am writing to invite you to join me for a special retreat: "A Weekend Retreat Nourishing Ourselves with Mindfulness, Rest and Illumination: The Shabbat of Hanukkah," at the serene Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing in Cragsmoor, NY.
Spaces are limited, so I encourage you to click on the link below to register soon:
Wishing you peace and blessings,
Rabbi Ben, email@example.com.
Weekly Meditation Mornings
Every Thursday morning at 8:25:
Meditation led by Rabbi Ben Newman.
Please click here to attend via Zoom. Meeting ID: 865 7391 7016
If you have any questions, please email Rabbi Ben Newman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chess Class at PCS on Thursdays
For students in K through 8th grade.
Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30 pm.
Click here for more info.
Rabbi Ben's Neshama Project
Please click here for the link to Rabbi Ben Newman's most recent Neshama Project podcast. If you have any questions or would like to offer feedback and comments, please email Rabbi Ben Newman.
PCS has created a new SoundCloud account that will hold prayers, songs and podcasts. Click https://bit.ly/PCSprayers here to listen and enjoy! If you have any questions,
please email Rabbi Ben, email@example.com.
Click here for link from "Inside Press" profiling PCS's own Rabbis Shoshana Leis and Ben Newman!
Any questions about becoming a member at PCS? Just ask! Family, single, single head of household, senior levels of membership are available. E-mail Marcy Gray, firstname.lastname@example.org or call the PCS office, 769-2672.
Pleasantville Community Synagogue's Facebook Page is on our web site, too. So much going on! "Like" our Facebook page and stay in the know.