Guest Rabbi to Lead Study and Services Nov. 10

Rabbi Kaya Stern-Kaufman

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue (PRS) welcomes guest Rabbi Kaya Stern-Kaufman to lead Torah study and Shabbat services on Saturday morning, Nov. 10.

Stern-Kaufman is the founder and executive director of Rimon: Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality in Great Barrington, Mass. ( She is also one of the founders and leaders of the Berkshire Minyan, a thriving traditional/egalitarian minyan that meets weekly on Shabbat and holidays. Stern-Kaufman is an experienced Jewish educator having taught at synagogues throughout the Berkshires as well as at Simon’s Rock College, the Isabella Freedman Center and Limmud Boston.

She was ordained at the Academy for Jewish Religion, a non-denominational, pluralistic seminary in Riverdale, N.Y. Prior to rabbinical work, she worked as a clinical social worker with children and families and as a certified Feng Shui consultant.

On the morning of Nov. 10, attendees are invited to gather at 9:30 a.m. with Torah study and services to begin at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands, corner of Routes 9D and 301. All are welcome.

PRS is marking its 10th-year anniversary. The synagogue was created in 2002 with the purpose of creating an inclusive venue to investigate the practice of Judaism, both intellectually and spiritually. PRS hosts monthly services and holiday events, provides religious education and offers opportunities to participate in social welfare activities. PRS can be found on the web at and contacted at 845-265-8011 or [email protected].

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