Inclement Weather Policy

We will follow the closing decisions of the Pine Bush and Valley Central school districts: If either school district is closed, our event, activity or service is cancelled; if a district's after school activities are cancelled, our event, activity, or service will be cancelled as well.

In the event of a cancellation, an email will be sent to the membership, phone calls will be made to those without computer access and will be posted on the temple's website.

Shabbat Across America

Please join us on Friday, March 13th at 6:00 for Shabbat Across America!

Family: $25 (maximum)
Adult/Senior: $10
Child under 13: $5

Family Name ________________________
# of adults__________ # of children______

Mail RSVP and payment by Friday, February 20th to: Joan Garry (Congregation Beth Hillel) 20 Pine Street, Walden, NY 12586
(make checks payable to Congregation Beth Hillel)

Jewish Living Series - January 18th

Sunday, January 18th at 10 am, we have planned a different kind of Jewish Living Series. We would like to spruce up the lobby area and create a "welcome table" to make newcomers and old members feel more welcome and to be aware of our services and programs at the shul.

If you have a flair for decorating and organization, or if you just feel like getting out of the house, please join us. It will be very informal, but hopefully fun and productive.


On Sunday, October 12, we shook, shook, shook the Lulav and shared a fun meal.

-Everyone Does The Wave (source - NJOP)

One of the main mitzvot of the holiday of Sukkot is the waving of the four
species: citron (etrog), palm, myrtle and willow. Trying to understand this
mitzvah metaphorically, our sages compared the four species to four different
types of Jews:


Volunteers of the Year - Marilyn and Fred Nelson

Marilyn and Fred Nelson joined Congregation Beth Hillel in 1995. Fred became involved with the Board of Trustees and soon found himself a member of the House Committee. Shortly thereafter, he became a member of our Cemetery Committee. Marilyn quickly found a home for herself with the women in the kitchen and has recently agreed to take charge of maintaining and keeping our kitchen and pantry stocked. Congratulations to Marilyn and Fred on this honor of Volunteers of the Year!


Torah School

Registration for the Torah School is now open! Classes are held on Sunday mornings and each class runs for three hours. Our program is designed to help the students learn Hebrew, understand our celebrations and participate in our services. Please contact Nava at (845) 778-7374 for more details.