Joyful Judaism! 

Weekly E-Newsletter 

June 6-13, 2024

Sunday, June 9!

2-5 pm

For PCS's "One Love!"


Rabbi Ben and the amazing

One Love Reggae Band!

The Amazing Valenzi, Magician!

Click here for more info and how to register!

Or contact Marcy Gray,; 914-769-2672.

The best and most fun ever!


morning Rabbi led service

June 8, 10 am.

Followed by light refreshments for Kiddush and Torah study. All are welcome!


If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone not feeling well,

please do not attend in person.

The wearing of masks is according to personal preference.


Tuesday, June 11,


Mystical Torah Revelations:

A Shavuot Journey

Join us at Pleasantville Community Synagogue for a mystical Torah study on Shavuot, Tuesday, June 11th, from 8-10pm. Led by Rabbi Ben Newman, Rabbi Shoshana Leis, and our dedicated lay leaders, this evening promises a rich exploration of revelation, transformation, and divine connection. Immerse yourself in the profound depths of our sacred texts through study, meditation, and spirited discussion. Together, we will uncover the hidden layers of wisdom within the Torah, seeking to illuminate our paths with ancient insights and modern relevance. All are welcome to this night of spiritual awakening and communal learning.

If you wish to join us by zoom for the June 11, evening study please click the button link below:


Thursday, June 13, 8:30 Meditation &

9:00am Yizkor & Shavuot Morning Service

Join us at Pleasantville Community Synagogue at 8:30 am for meditation with Rabbi Ben and at 9:00am for our Shavuot morning service, including the moving Yizkor memorial. Come together with our community as we celebrate the giving of the Torah and honor the memory of our loved ones. Led by our rabbinical team, this service will offer a blend of joyous worship, reflection, and remembrance. All are welcome to share in this sacred time of spiritual connection and communal support.

If you wish to join us by zoom for June 13, 8am morning meditation, please click the button link below:

Zoom link for June 11, 8:00pm, evening Shavuot Study Session
Zoom link for June 13, 8:30am Meditation with Rabbi Ben

Friday Night Dinner and

Pride Shabbat Celebration

June 28, 6:00pm

Please click the link below for more information and to make reservations to join us for

PCS's delicious Pride Shabbat dinner celebration

Pride Shabbat Dinner Reservations

Join us at PCS

June 27, 7:00 p.m.,

for a very special presentation by

Susan Weissbach Friedman, PCS member, and author of her new novel:



Please join us to meditate

via Zoom

Led by Rabbi Ben every Thursday morning at 8:25 - 9 am.

Please click here to attend via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 865 7391 7016

If you have any questions, please email 

Rabbi Ben Newman.

Rabbi Ben Newman's Neshama Project

 In this weekly podcast Rabbi Ben explores spiritual tools for human thriving.

Please click here for the link to the most

recent podcast.

If you have any questions or would like to offer feedback and comments,

please email Rabbi Ben Newman.

PCS SoundCloud!

PCS has created a SoundCloud account that will hold prayers, songs and podcasts.

Click here to listen and enjoy!

If you have any questions,

please email Rabbi Ben Newman.

Pleasantville Community Synagogue is a welcoming Jewish community with people of diverse traditions and backgrounds who want to share a joyous spiritual and cultural home.

The PCS office is open virtually Monday to Friday, 10 am-3 pm.

Please feel free to leave a message, send an email, be in touch,

or set up an appointment to visit!!!



Rabbi Shoshana Leis,

Rabbi Ben Newman,

Educational Director Galit Messman,

Executive Director Marcy Gray,