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Yom Rivii, 20 Av 5776

Welcome Rabbi Sharff!

“To say we are excited about joining you, as we work to build this new community together would be an understatement!” This opening quote from a letter that Rabbi Sharff sent out to the congregation just prior to joining the Reform Temple of Rockland in July 2016 could have been a quote coming from The Reform Temple of Rockland to Rabbi Sharff! We are excited and thrilled to have Rabbi Sharff join us and help build our community, as well as the community for Reform Judaism in Rockland. 

Rabbi Sharff says his door is always open, he enjoys meeting and getting to know members of the community. We encourage you to reach out and get to know him and his family.

Rabbi Sharff believes in the power of music. That should be music not only to Cantor Neff’s ears but to ours as well, since we are a community that loves to pray through song.

If you see new little faces running through the building there’s a good chance it might be one of the Rabbi’s three children Emily, 9, Noah, 6, or Alex, 3. What a joy to see new children making RTR their second home.

Speaking of joy, Joy is the Rabbi’s wife. Welcome Joy! We are sure your name is a foreshadowing of all the wonderful time we will spend together as we embark on our continued Journey toward a life-long learning of Reform Judaism.

In addition to Rabbi Sharff, the Reform Temple of Rockland’s clergy includes Cantor Sally Neff, who has served Temple Beth Torah for more than a decade and has helped the new synagogue establish its spiritual and musical identity.  

Rabbi Sharff and Cantor Neff spent a year studying together in Jerusalem and are already friends -- now colleagues! We are so excited for them to be leading our congregation together to build upon RTR’s meaningful and transformative worship experiences, emphasizing music and the spoken word to facilitate congregants’ emotional and spiritual connection to Judaism.

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We Shine Brighter Together at RTR...

Combining over 110 years of Reform Judaism in Rockland County, Temple Beth El (Spring Valley) and Temple Beth Torah (Nyack) merged to create an even brighter entity, The Reform Temple of Rockland (RTR). Everyone comes together here - interfaith couples, LGBT families, the young and the not-so-young - to create our warm Jewish community.

Our Worship is enriched with a love of music, filled with our Cantors’ gifted voices, adult and youth choirs, and our Ruach Shabbat band.  Toe tapping and hand clapping are encouraged!  See for yourself why so many find our family-friendly, Friday night services or special Tot Shabbat program so inspiring, or why our Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are just beginning their journeys, not ending them.

Each of us is a Jewish light but together, we all shine brighter. Don’t wait for a holiday to drop by.  Our caring clergy and congregation look forward to meeting you!


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The Reform Temple of Rockland, New York

330 North Highland Avenue
Upper Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: (845) 358-2248 / Fax: (845) 358-3450
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