Welcome to Congregation Tehillah

Join us for our spiritual High Holy Days

Riverdale Presbyterian Church Auditorium
4765 Henry Hudson Parkway West

Rabbi   Linda Shriner-Cahn
Cantor   Sariel Beckenstein
Musical Director   Jerry Fishman

Erev Rosh Hashanah
  Sunday, October 2 at 6:15 PM
Rosh Hashanah
  Monday, October 3 at 9:00 AM
Children’s services
  11:00 AM
Tashlich - Meet in front of RYSEC
  5:00 We hold Tashlich ceremony in the afternoon at a natural body of water.
Rosh Hashanah
  Tuesday, October 4 at 9:00 AM
Kol Nidre
  Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 PM
Yom Kippur
  Wednesday, October 12 at 9:00 AM
Children's services
   11:00 AM

Study Break with Dr. Diane Sharon

Services resume
  4:30 PM
Children’s service
  5:45 PM
The fast ends with the blowing of the shofar
  6:50 p.m


We will build our Sukkah in the afternoon followed by a pot luck dinner
  Sunday, October 16 Time TBA


Tehillah Community Sukkat Celebration with our Hebrew School and the Mosque
  Wednesday, October 19 Time TBA


Simchat Torah following Yizkor
when we open the entire Torah and dance!
  Monday, October 24 Time TBA

"Surely, this Instruction which I enjoin upon you this day is not too baffling for you, nor is it beyond reach. It is not in the heavens, that you should say, “Who among us can go up to the heavens and get it for us and impart it to us, that we may observe it?” Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, “Who among us can cross to the other side of the sea and get it for us and impart it to us, that we may observe it?” No, the thing is very close to you, in your mouth and in your heart, to observe it."                 Deuteronomy 30:11-14

Rabbi's Message

Every time I read or hear these lines of this week’s Torah portion, Nitzavim, they reach the core of my being. We are reminded that this Torah is our inheritance to grapple with, to be guided by, and to learn from. At this time of year with Rosh Hashanah just days away, that message is extremely potent. It gives us agency.

It is a reminder that we have power in our own lives, not necessarily over the things that happen to us but how we respond. This sense of empowerment means we are capable of making a difference in the world. Our actions are acts of creation, reminding us once more that we are capable of partnering with the Divine. Somehow when we remember our own power, our actions carry more weight and once more we are struck by the gift that we have been given, the gift of choice, the gift of living our lives consciously.

Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova

       Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn

Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn


Mailing Address
P.O. Box 109, Bronx 10463

Worship Location
Riverdale Yonkers Ethical Culture Society (RYSEC)
4450 Fieldston Road, Riverdale NY 10471

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