Bnei Mitzvah this Saturday!
Friday, June 8, 2018
Sivan 25, 5778
Friday, June 8, 2018
Sivan 25, 5778
Light Candles at 8:08pm

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Sivan 26, 5778
Shabbat Services 9:30am
Shabbat Ends 9:16pm 
Torah Portion - Shelach: Numbers 13:1 - 15:41
About The Parshah:  
The twelve spies return with giant fruit, frightening the Jewish people, who complain and receive a severe punishment. The laws of challah and tzitzit are covered. A man publically desecrates Shabbat, and is put to death.

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Chatham Synagogue

Recent donors include:
Janina Deppe
Debra Kalmus & Richard Katz
Bernie & Lydia Kukoff

Philip & Susan Bues IHO Ruth Abramson's 100th birthday; Ken Kranz & Barbara Lax IHO Ruth Abramson's 100th birthday; Sheldon & Lucille Lichtblau IHO Ah Jerusalem at TCS; Jamie Stiller & Jim Farrell IMO Ike Cassuto and IHO Mimi Lieber's birthday and Naim Greenberg's Bar Mitzvah; Kenneth & Mary Scalion IHO Ah Jerusalem at TCS; Alice Swersey IHO of Ruth Abramson's 100th birthday.

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Ride Sharing
TCS/NT continues to provide our Ride Share program.  
To request a lift for synagogue events this coming weekend, email Marilyn Cohen.  

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B'nei Mitzvah of Lana and Archie Messinger
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
9:30 am at TCS/NT
Please join the families of Maxann Beja and Evan Messinger to celebrate the B'Nai Mitzvot of Lana and Archie Messinger as they are called to the Torah on June 9th. Kiddush will follow.

June 15, 2018, 5:30 pm 
At ZFarm
225 Carpenter Road 
Ghent NY 
TCS/NT proudly kicks off an exciting two-year project that will take us from planting seeds to baking Matzohs with our own flour. We'll meet at  the farm of TCS member Cathy Zises, beside her yurt, to begin the step in this project:planting a cover crop under the direction of farmer and project director Katy Lince. Musical Kabbalat Shabbat services and a potluck will follow. All are welcome; the farm is very kid-friendly.  

Saturday, August 5, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Rain date: Sunday, August 12)

Ready to donate that "someday" stuff in your basement or attic to benefit a terrific cause? (C'mon, you know you're never gonna use it! Then reserve a table in the TCS 
backyard for a community sale to benefit Perfect Ten, a Hudson after-school program for young women that builds character and resilience through community involvement.    
The day of the sale, your table will be ready for you, and you'll have help unloading your car.  Each table is responsible for pricing its own items and taking its own payment  --  cash or checks (made out to Perfect Ten). You must reserve your table by Friday July 27, and you or your representative must be present on sale day.  Items not sold will be picked up by a local charity, if desired.  To reserve a table, email Craig Bender  

First Saturday of every month, 11:00 am, Lower Level
Upcoming Date:  June 2nd, 2018
Babysitting from 10 am - noon  
All youngsters and their families are welcome to join our Tot Shabbat gathering the first Saturday of every month. We meet in the lower level of the synagogue and share Jewish songs, games and activities that are simple, fun, and member-led. TCS/NT provides an  experienced babysitter for preschoolers and grade- schoolers from 10 am to noon,  allowing parents the opportunity to spend some time upstairs for our regular Shabbat service. Afterwards, join us for a community Kiddush.  

Out and About  

Music That Dances 
Benefit concert to support Kids Need Music
Saturday, June 9th, 2018, 2:00pm
Mettabee Farm, 551 Harlemville Road, Hillsdale, NY
Donations taken at the door
Classics by Chopin, Shostakovich, and Ravel - plus ragtime, bebop, African music and pieces based on other American dance forms will be performed by violinist Mitsuko Suzuko and pianist Uel Wade. The variety and virtuosity of this program is guaranteed to astound you. And it benefits a great cause:  instruments for the Hudson City schools.  
For more information contact TCS/NT member Craig Bender at (518) 929-2290 or Website:

TCS/NT member Robert Zukerman is playing Albert Einstein in RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain at Penguin Rep in Stony Point, NY, through June 10. For more information call 845-786-2873 or visit: 

Women Rising
Sunday, June 10th, 2018, 3:00pm
The Chatham Firehouse
A forum organized by TCS/NT member Tobby Cassuto and the Speakout Committee to bring voices together on behalf of empowering women to assert their rights to a safe workplace, equal pay, and the opportunity to become elected officials at every level of government.

Save the Chatham Children's Garden!  
In 2017, The Chatham Children's Garden offered summer gardening programs to more than 75 kids. Without funding they will no longer be able to offer these programs. Of the $10,000 needed for insurance, staff, and supplies, $7500 has already been raised. Only $2500 still remains! Please help if you can by donating to the campaign at Indiegogo.  


Crandell Screening: Disobedience
Sunday, June 10th, noon
The Crandell Theatre, Chatham  
Based on Naomi Alderman's book, the film follows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as she returns to the Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. 

Book Discussion - Liberating Minds
Sunday, June 16th, 2018, 6:00pm 
Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham
Ellen Condliffe Lagemann will speak on "Liberating Minds," her book advocating free college education for everyone in prison. There will be a potluck at 6:00 followed by the discussion at 7:00.
The Meetinghouse is across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. For more information contact: Bob Elmendorf 518-766-2992.
The Chatham Synagogue, 1536 County Road 28, Valatie, NY 12184
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