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A Vibrant and Expansive Religious life

Greenburgh Hebrew Center offers a variety of religious services. We join in prayer as a community, with singing and active discussion. A hallmark of GHC is our congregants' participation in all aspects of religious services. Dozens of congregants each year read from the Torah, chant Haftarah and lead portions of our Shabbat, Festival and Daily services. Most of our adult participants learned their skills at GHC as adults -- "beginners" are always welcome and soon become "regulars." We follow the liturgy of the Conservative Movement, and our services are fully egalitarian.

The Religious Affairs Committee is open to all, giving every member of the congregation an opportunity to shape the spiritual environment of the congregation.  Dealing with the most sacred aspects of our community, the Religious Affairs committee is charged with insuring every person feels comfortable within our building and in our practices.  The Religious Affairs committee is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our prayer services, including making sure there are services for those who are in mourning, care of our ritual objects and setting synagogue observance policies that continue to evolve with the times. If you have an inclination towards these aspect of our community's life, we invite you to join us.  Please contact Michael Katz at vpreligious@ghcny.org  if you would like more information about this committee or would like to get involved.

Shabbat

Our doors are open to all who seek to pray, learn and serve the community.

Services at Greenburgh Hebrew Center are a learning experience.  During the service members of the Minyan are encouraged to raise their hand if they have a question regarding the structure of the service, the meaning of a prayer, the interpretation of the Torah portion or a comment regarding the practice of Judaism.

Our goal is to broaden the understanding of Judaism.  And through better understanding establish each individual’s relationship with G-d.  Join us to experience our interactive service.  Come learn with us.

Kabbalat Erev Shabbat Service starts at 6:00 PM during Daylight Savings time, through early October.  For other times, please refer to the calendar.

On Shabbat Morning, services begin at 9:30 AM followed by a Kiddush Lunch.

During the pandemic and in order to keep everyone safe, please see below for current schedule of services and how we are proceeding.  

 

Prayer Service Schedule

Shabbat Services

  • Friday Evening 6:00 pm, during daylight savings time, through the end of September. Friday evening services currently can be viewed via Zoom.  Please refer to the calendar for exact start time.  These services are led by Rabbi Stein.  To join the Zoom, please click HERE
    https://zoom.us/j/95417257214?pwd=NjFENloxOEpGSGhrc1M5dWQ4SG9UQT09
    Meeting ID: 954 1725 7214
    Password: ghclive (if requested)
    One tap mobile
    +16465588656,,95417257214# US (New York)

    Saturday Morning  "PowerStart" Study Session 9:00 am (during pandemic there will be no PowerStart).  
  • Saturday Morning Services 9:30 am, in-person in the main sanctuary. Masks are currently optional to attend any in-person service.  Only vaccinated individuals are currently permitted to attend services and you can sit socially distant if you prefer. If you would like to view this service remotely via livestream, then click HERE.  Please then click on the triangle. If you prefer to copy and paste the link into your browser, the link is https://venue.streamspot.com/3c514106.)   
  • Junior Congregation 10:30 am (on selected Shabbatot-usually the second Saturday of the month).  Please refer to GHC News or our calendar for dates (usually the second Saturday of the month).
  • Mishpacha Family Services 10:30 am for infants under 6 with parents (once a month)
    (please refer to the calendar for dates...usually the second Sat. of the month)
  • Saturday Afternoon "FinishStrong" Study Session 1:00 pm (time approximate).  This is a discussion session led by Rabbi Stein. 

Family Shabbat
A Saturday morning service for the whole congregation.  The service uses an abbreviated version of the traditional liturgy so that there is more time for singing and story telling.  This is a service for adults and children in the main sanctuary and is followed by a luncheon featuring child-friendly treats.  The service starts at 10:00 AM (rather than 9:30 AM, as on other Shabbat mornings). The calendar will reflect when Family Shabbats are being held.

Musical Shabbat
A lively, joyous and participatory Friday night service led by
Cantor Anna May Chapman with singing and musical instruments.
Dates and times to be announced. 

Weekday Minyan - Held in the Main Sanctuary
Monday through Friday 7:00 am by request only.  We make every effort to ensure a minyan for those who would like to say Kaddish.  Please give us at least three business days to gather our volunteers to make this happen.  Please contact vpreligious@ghcny.org if you would like us to organize a minyan for you.  
Sunday 9:00 am  (see above regarding setting up a minyan)
Minyan is scheduled later on secular holidays and earlier on Jewish holidays that have additional Torah readings. 
Location is moved to shiva homes as necessary.

****If you have any questions on above, please contact our VP of Religious Affairs at vpreligious@ghcny.org.

Sun, January 29 2023 7 Shevat 5783