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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 participatory and a learning experience.  During the service, participants 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 6:30 PM during Daylight Savings time, through end of September. This service is offered only on Zoom, unless specified otherwise on the GHC calendar. For service start times from early October until mid-March, please refer to the calendar.

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

Please see below for more details about the current schedule of services.

 

Prayer Service Schedule

Shabbat Services

  • Friday Evening/Kabbat Shabbat 6:30 pm, during daylight savings time, through the end of September, led by Rabbi Stein. Friday evening services currently can be viewed via Zoom.  Please refer to the calendar for exact start time. 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 Services 9:30 am, in-person in the main sanctuary. If you would like to view this service remotely via Livestream, then click HERE
  • Saturday Morning Services: Please be aware that you will need a password to access the Livestream beginning on Saturday, September 2, 2023. If you do not know the password and are a GHC member or School family, then please contact the GHC office at 914-693-4260 or office@ghcny.org. If you are not affiliated with GHC, but would like the password, then please email VPMembership@ghcny.org. Please then click on the triangle, and enter the password when prompted. If you prefer to copy and paste the link into your browser, the link is https:/www.ghcny.org/video.)   
  • 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.
  • Mishpacha Family Services: 10:30 am for families with children under 6 (accompanied by an adult), once a month. Please refer to the calendar for dates...usually the second Saturday of the month.
  • Saturday Afternoon "FinishStrong" Study Session 1:00 pm (following lunch, time approximate).  This is an occasional 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 Minyans:

Evening Minyan is held every Tuesday at 7:15 pm, unless the location is moved to a shiva house. If you are not a member of GHC and would like to attend on a Tuesday evening, please contact the GHC office (914-693-4260 or office@ghcny.org) so we know to expect you.

Friday morning minyan is held every week at 8 am. If you are not a member of GHC and would like to attend on a Friday morning, please contact the GHC office (914-693-4260 or office@ghcny.org) so we know to expect you.


Monday through Thursday 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 3-5 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 might be scheduled later on secular holidays and earlier on Jewish holidays that have additional Torah readings. 
Location is moved to shiva homes as necessary and information will be emailed to the congregation.

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

Sat, May 18 2024 10 Iyar 5784