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HUDSON VALLEY

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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Upcoming holiday services

Congregational Trip to Israel 2023

Assault Weapons Ban

Tot Shabbat

TOT SHABBAT – currently scheduled for the following Fridays at 5:30pm: August 5, September 17, October 18, followed by early service at 6pm. Please note 1st Fridays in summer, services will be OUTDOORS weather permitting. 

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.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Magical Thinking: Superstitions and Other Persistent Notions

Magical Thinking: Superstitions and Other Persistent Notions jemerman August 3, 2022

Whether it is a lucky bracelet or a hamsa keychain amulet, superstitions believed to bring good fortune or ward off the bad are almost universal. They are the inspirations for a provocative new art exhibition: Magical Thinking: Superstitions and Other Persistent Notions.

This Tishah B'Av, Act as if There Was No God

This Tishah B'Av, Act as if There Was No God jemerman August 2, 2022

Tishah B'Av is a day of mourning, commemorating the destruction of the first and second Temples. In recent years, it's also a day to mourn other tragedies that have darkened Jewish history - the Romans putting down the Bar Kochba revolt, mass murders of Jewish communities during the Crusades, expulsions from England, France, and Spain in the Middle Ages, and the Holocaust.

Clinging to the Blessings of Jewish Education

Clinging to the Blessings of Jewish Education jemerman August 1, 2022

For the past two years, it has felt like much of what we have valued was sinking and all we could do was watch and grieve. But if we really look back, we realize that there is so much we've learned.

Going Back to School: Easing the Transition for Your Preschooler

Going Back to School: Easing the Transition for Your Preschooler jemerman July 26, 2022

As the sun sets on these long, hot summer days, plans begin to return to school. Buying new clothes and a backpack, but perhaps the most important transition is the one of the child walking into a new classroom and starting a new school year. It can be scary for them and for you!