Covid-19 Protocol UPDATE 3/5/22 – Dear Congregants, the health, safety and welfare of all our congregants remains of paramount importance. We believe in-person services provide continuity for our community as well as meeting religious, spiritual and faith needs of our members. We follow these updated protocols:  *We lifted the masking requirement. We are not requiring them in the shul building. However, we ask you to wear masks while moving around and socializing.  *We are not requiring vaccinations to enter the building.

We continue to:   *Observe and encourage social distancing.  *Require everyone to sign in for contact tracing. 

If you are not feeling well, have experienced any covid symptoms, or have had a covid exposure please refrain from coming to in-person services and join us virtually. Shabbat services (and archives) continue to be streamed here on our site.

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Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley is committed to inclusivity, diversity, Tikkun Olam, and the ongoing growth of our congregation and members. We are a vibrant, egalitarian, socially active, and community-focused synagogue with dynamic leadership and a rich spiritual tradition.

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Tot Shabbat

TOT SHABBAT – Fridays at 5:30pm on May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 17, October 18, followed by early service at 6pm. Please note June & July services will be OUTDOORS. 

TOT SHABBAT is a 30-minute program designed for newborn through early elementary-aged children together with their parents. This monthly program, led by Rabbi Yael Romer, features Rabbi Yael playing guitar, storytelling and signing, while introducing the basic elements of Jewish joy, traditions, and practices, while becoming comfortable in our synagogue. Tot Shabbat also explores holiday themes, Jewish values, as well as Hebrew letters and beginning vocabulary.

Tikkun L’eil Shavuot

Saturday, June 4, 6pm

Shavuot Sunrise Service

Sunday, June 5, 5am

Join Rabbi Yael and your fellow learners and seekers in our Chapel at temple, for our annual Seudat Shlisheet festival journey of Tikun L’eil Shavuot as we study and discuss the afterlife, and conclude the study and prayer with a meditative early morning service.

Sunday morning sunrise service, we meet at the parking lot of the Kingston Point Beach, at 5am. Inclement weather, service moves indoors to temple. Kingston Point Beach, 102-144 Delaware Ave, Kingston, NY 12401, USA

Israel trip June 2023

Israel Trip – now forming for June 25, 2023.

For more info, and to stay updated on the plans, please fill out this very brief form.

Events, Services, Classes, & Programs

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From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Reflecting on the Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice

Reflecting on the Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice jemerman May 24, 2022

As a young woman, I am frightened by the recent draft Supreme Court opinion that overturns Roe v. Wade. This opinion would abolish 50 years of court precedent that protects our fundamental right to privacy. I am shaken that my ability to make private medical decisions could soon be policed by people who will never experience the circumstances surrounding those decisions.

Netflix’s Russian Doll Season 2: Nesting Trauma in Three Generations of Jewish Women

Netflix’s Russian Doll Season 2: Nesting Trauma in Three Generations of Jewish Women jemerman May 18, 2022

In this season, time is immutable. It can be questioned, but not changed. Family can be understood, but not altered. The self, in this case, the result of intergenerational trauma, must be accepted. In Russian Doll, the only way to see the good in the world is to stop looking back, to stop journeying inward, and to the wake up in the present.

Q&A with Chinese Jewish Advocate and Educator Amy Albertson

Q&A with Chinese Jewish Advocate and Educator Amy Albertson jemerman May 4, 2022

Amy Albertson (she/her), 30, is a Chinese Jewish advocate and online educator living in Northern California. She works as a social media consultant for Jewish organizations.

Holy Sparks: Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate

Holy Sparks: Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate jemerman April 28, 2022

On June 3, 1972, Rabbi Sally Priesand was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as the first woman rabbi in North America. To celebrate this milestone in Jewish and American history, HUC's Dr. Bernard Heller Museum in New York partnered with The Braid's Story Archive of Women Rabbis in Los Angeles to create the exhibition "Holy Sparks," presenting 24 ground-breaking women rabbis who were "firsts" in their time.