May 24, 2015   6 Sivan 5775
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TBT is a welcoming, inclusive Reform Jewish Congregation
in Upper Nyack, NY which offers dynamic, educational, spiritual and social programs for all ages.

Rabbi Douglas Kohn  
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Temple Beth Torah rents out its Social Hall for a variety of events.  Here's more information:

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Shaareinu: Our Gateways  

TBT’s inspiring initiative, “Shaareinu: Our Gateways”:

We must learn to see past one’s disabilities and to see the Jewish soul within. This is a process of breaking down physical as well as attitudinal barriers, and we at TBT are poised to begin this important work. Enabling all to access our community is not an act of charity, it is an obligation that benefits our entire community. All four of our task forces are comprised of volunteers with a wide range of expertise and experience in relevant fields, both professional and personal. They have been meeting and setting achievable, concrete goals, lead by chairpeople who are taking their place as significant lay leaders of our congregation.  

Click here for details about all of the progress we’ve made to date...

Nefesh Task Force Referral Manual  

In the spirit of opening our gateways to Temple Beth Torah members and the greater Rockland County community, the Nefesh Task Force has created a Referral Manual. Compiled in the fall of 2013 the manual lists a variety of services in Rockland and surrounding communities (Bergen and Westchester counties). Here you will find listed the following types of services: MENTAL HEALTH, ADDICTION TREATMENT, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AGING, BEREAVEMENT, SELF HELP GROUPS, PEER AND FAMILY SUPPORTS, EDUCATION AND INFORMATION SERVICES.

A number of people contributed to the creation of this informative document. Dr. Steve Levy, chair of Nefesh Task Force, acted as executive editor. Task force members, Rena Finkelstein, President of Rockland NAMI-FAMILYA (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and Julie Buffington Rizner culled the listings from many sources. Alona Marnet-Franchino and other Temple office staff edited and formatted the text.  As with all our endeavors we are grateful for the strong support of Rabbi Brian Beal, Cantor Sally Neff and President Barry Schoenberg. And a special vote of thanks to Eva Steen, Chair of TBT’s Shaareinu initiative, for all her encouragement and support.

It is 79 pages long. We strongly encourage you to read the introduction and disclaimers as well as the Mi Sheberach Prayer of Healing on pages 3 and 4. The Table of contents can be found on page 5. The remainder of the manual is the list of agencies and programs provided in our service area. Please check with them directly as some information will change over the course of time. In addition to calling the agencies themselves, you can access members of the Nefesh Task Force by calling the temple office and indicating what information you are seeking. We will return all calls.


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330 North Highland Ave, Upper Nyack, NY 10960
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