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  • Friday
    Sep  6
    Shabbat Dinner with Representative Jerry Nadler
    Friday, Sep 6th 7:30p to 10:00p
    Congressman Nadler, UWS resident and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joins Ansche Chesed for an up-close look at the current political landscape. Join us for a special opportunity to hear first-hand his views on the political realities in Washington and around our country.

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  • Sunday
    Sep  15
    Sunday in the Park! Ansche Chesed Riverside Park Clean-up
    Sunday, Sep 15th 10:00a to 1:00p
    Enjoy a beautiful Fall day with other members of the AC community. This is a wonderful opportunity to see friends and make new ones as we take care of this valuable part of our larger community. Exact location to be determined closer to the date.

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  • Monday
    Sep  23
    Ethical Wills: A Values Vault for Future Generations©
    Monday, Sep 23rd 7:00p to 9:00p

    Ethical wills, sometimes called spiritual or legacy letters, are resources Jews have used for centuries to articulate and pass on deeply held values and beliefs. Historically, they were letters written by parents to children; now they often address a wider circle of friends and family, and can come in audio, video, or other creative formats. No matter the format, they contain a person’s moral legacy, including stories, life lessons, and blessings for the future.

    There are many reasons to make an ethical will: to reflect on how we have lived and how we wish to live; to give and to ask for love; to pass on what we don’t want forgotten; to forgive and to be forgiven; to remember and to be remembered; to leave behind something personal and distinctive for friends and family.

    Join Rabbi Yael as we develop our own personal Ethical Wills during the High Holiday season this year.

    Ethical Wills: A Values Vault for Future Generations© is an initiative of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and the Center for Pastoral Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and is supported by a generous grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation.

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  • Tuesday
    Sep  24
    The Israeli Election: An Analysis of the September 17th Election
    Tuesday, Sep 24th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Israel will return to the polls on Septembe 17th after the last election in April was unable to result in the formation of a government. Please join us as we welcome Michael Koplow, Policy Director of The Israel Policy Forum who will serve as our very own Steve Kornacki and will help us make sense of the results of this election, and get a better sense of what is to come for the State of Israel.

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  • Monday
    Oct  28
    Ethical Wills: A Values Vault for Future Generations©
    Monday, Oct 28th 7:00p to 9:00p

    Ethical wills, sometimes called spiritual or legacy letters, are resources Jews have used for centuries to articulate and pass on deeply held values and beliefs. Historically, they were letters written by parents to children; now they often address a wider circle of friends and family, and can come in audio, video, or other creative formats. No matter the format, they contain a person’s moral legacy, including stories, life lessons, and blessings for the future.

    There are many reasons to make an ethical will: to reflect on how we have lived and how we wish to live; to give and to ask for love; to pass on what we don’t want forgotten; to forgive and to be forgiven; to remember and to be remembered; to leave behind something personal and distinctive for friends and family.

    Join Rabbi Yael as we develop our own personal Ethical Wills during the High Holiday season this year.

    Ethical Wills: A Values Vault for Future Generations© is an initiative of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and the Center for Pastoral Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and is supported by a generous grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct  29
    Israeli Fiction Book Club
    Tuesday, Oct 29th 8:00p to 9:30p
    Join us monthly for Ansche Chesed’s first book club. This year, member Jeremy Caplan will lead a book club focusing on Israeli fiction, covering a range of contemporary and classic Israeli writers including Amos Oz, Etgar Keret, S.Y. Agnon, Meir Shalev and more. This group will gather to discuss the books, and get to know one another in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct  30
    Levana: A Rosh Chodesh Group for Women
    Wednesday, Oct 30th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Welcome the new Hebrew month with Levana – AC’s new Rosh Chodesh group for those who identify as women. Come for community, conversation, and a cup of tea. Bring old friends or make new ones, as we learn about and from each other. Gatherings are member-led and supported by our female clergy, Rabbi Yael and Hazzan Natasha. Open to AC members and non-members at any age and stage. RSVP appreciated, but walk-ins welcome.

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  • Thursday
    Oct  31
    An Introduction to Mussar
    Thursday, Oct 31st 7:00a to 8:00p
    This Fall, Ansche Chesed member Rabbi Judith Edelstein will lead a four session course on Mussar.

    Mussar is a thousand-year-old body of teachings and practices that provide distinctively Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life. Mussar guides you in identifying your unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist you on your journey.

    Come join us for this introductory session to get a sense of what you can expect, and see if it is for you!

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  • Saturday
    Nov  9
    Havdalah Service and Sandwich-Making
    Shabbat, Nov 9th 5:15p to 7:00p
    Adults and children will gather to celebrate the conclusion of Shabbat and then continue our time together making sandwiches and packing up snacks for a local soup kitchen. This program takes place at Ansche Chesed, 5th floor. Please use the Registration form below to sign up for the event.

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  • Sunday
    Nov  10
    Sunday in Philadelphia With The Best of Israeli Crafts
    Sunday, Nov 10th 9:45a to 6:00p

    This year the Philadelphia Crafts Show, considered one of the very best in the US, is featuring 24 of the best artists (ceramists, textile artists, and including 12 jewelers). Several of the artists will be on hand, along with Israel’s leading expert on Israeli decorative arts, Aviva Ben Sira. AC member Marge Goldwater, an authority on Israeli art, will lead this trip and a conversation with Aviva and some of the artists.

    We will be taking the 9:47am train from Penn Station to Philadelphia (although you can drive if you prefer), have lunch in the area, visit the Craft Show and return to New York in the late afternoon.

    AND, this outing will serve as a preview for the Ansche Chesed community, which will be traveling to Israel from May 19-27. Our community trip will focus on the cultural kaleidoscope of Israel, and we will experience the vibrant face of Israeli culture today and tomorrow. During our week-long visit, we will meet many of Israel's leading artists in film, dance, visual arts and literature, opening our eyes and ears to Israel’s thrilling 21st century cultural ferment. Marge will lead this trip, making great use of her extensive relationships across Israel’s cultural networks.

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  • Tuesday
    Nov  12
    Neim Zemirot Israel: Great Poems from the Hebrew Bookshelf
    Tuesday, Nov 12th 8:15a to 9:00a
    Judaism is not just rules and values. It is also great literary art. Please join us each month to study some of the most soaring songs of Jewish tradition, from ancient biblical writers to Medieval and modern poets. We'll read the words of King David, Judah HaLevi, Rachel, Amichai and Gouri.

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  • Thursday
    Nov  21
    Mussar with Rabbi Judith Edelstein
    Thursday, Nov 21st 7:00p to 9:00p
    Mussar is a thousand-year-old body of teachings and practices that provide distinctively Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life. Mussar guides you in identifying your unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist you on your journey.

    Join Ansche Chesed member Rabbi Judith Edelstein to explore the anatomy of the soul, your personal soul curriculum, how to use that curriculum as the basis for personal growth, and how Mussar provides guidance. You'll explore some of the middot, or traits of the soul.

    When you are finished, perhaps you will be able to answer the questions of how you can live my life closer to my spiritual potential? How to avoid making the same mistakes? Why do I cause pain to myself and those I love? What can I learn from those who lived before me?

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  • Thursday
    Dec  5
    Postcard Writing for Syrian Refugees
    Thursday, Dec 5th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Now in its eighth year, the Syrian crisis has left more than 500,000 dead. There are 5.6 million Syrian refugees registered in neighboring countries; and 6.6 million internally displaced people. One of the most brutal aspects of the crisis has been the deliberate targeting of the medical infrastructure — the bombing of hospitals and killing of doctors. The disruption of Syria’s healthcare system has had disastrous impact on the most vulnerable members of the population — women and young children. Come join other Ansche Chesed members as we write postcards which will be delivered along with relief supplies to Syrians at hospitals as well as refugee camps. The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) is the nation’s leading interfaith response to the Syrian refugee crisis. In just two years, MFA has shipped more than $125 million in relief supplies including medicines, hospital equipment, food, clothing, and other supplies to those in desperate need inside Syria and in neighboring refugee camps.

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  • Thursday
    Dec  5
    Mussar with Rabbi Judith Edelstein
    Thursday, Dec 5th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Mussar is a thousand-year-old body of teachings and practices that provide distinctively Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life. Mussar guides you in identifying your unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist you on your journey.

    Join Ansche Chesed member Rabbi Judith Edelstein to explore the anatomy of the soul, your personal soul curriculum, how to use that curriculum as the basis for personal growth, and how Mussar provides guidance. You'll explore some of the middot, or traits of the soul.

    When you are finished, perhaps you will be able to answer the questions of how you can live my life closer to my spiritual potential? How to avoid making the same mistakes? Why do I cause pain to myself and those I love? What can I learn from those who lived before me?

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  • Tuesday
    Dec  10
    Neim Zemirot Israel: Great Poems from the Hebrew Bookshelf
    Tuesday, Dec 10th 8:15a to 9:00a
    Judaism is not just rules and values. It is also great literary art. Please join us each month to study some of the most soaring songs of Jewish tradition, from ancient biblical writers to Medieval and modern poets. We'll read the words of King David, Judah HaLevi, Rachel, Amichai and Gouri.

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  • Tuesday
    Dec  10
    Israeli Fiction Book Club
    Tuesday, Dec 10th 8:00p to 9:30p
    Join us monthly for Ansche Chesed’s first book club. This year, member Jeremy Caplan will lead a book club focusing on Israeli fiction, covering a range of contemporary and classic Israeli writers including Amos Oz, Etgar Keret, S.Y. Agnon, Meir Shalev and more. This group will gather to discuss the books, and get to know one another in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

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  • Thursday
    Dec  12
    Mussar with Rabbi Judith Edelstein
    Thursday, Dec 12th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Mussar is a thousand-year-old body of teachings and practices that provide distinctively Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life. Mussar guides you in identifying your unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist you on your journey.

    Join Ansche Chesed member Rabbi Judith Edelstein to explore the anatomy of the soul, your personal soul curriculum, how to use that curriculum as the basis for personal growth, and how Mussar provides guidance. You'll explore some of the middot, or traits of the soul.

    When you are finished, perhaps you will be able to answer the questions of how you can live my life closer to my spiritual potential? How to avoid making the same mistakes? Why do I cause pain to myself and those I love? What can I learn from those who lived before me?

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  • Thursday
    Dec  19
    Mussar with Rabbi Judith Edelstein
    Thursday, Dec 19th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Mussar is a thousand-year-old body of teachings and practices that provide distinctively Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life. Mussar guides you in identifying your unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist you on your journey.

    Join Ansche Chesed member Rabbi Judith Edelstein to explore the anatomy of the soul, your personal soul curriculum, how to use that curriculum as the basis for personal growth, and how Mussar provides guidance. You'll explore some of the middot, or traits of the soul.

    When you are finished, perhaps you will be able to answer the questions of how you can live my life closer to my spiritual potential? How to avoid making the same mistakes? Why do I cause pain to myself and those I love? What can I learn from those who lived before me?

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  • Tuesday
    Jan  14
    Neim Zemirot Israel: Great Poems from the Hebrew Bookshelf
    Tuesday, Jan 14th 8:15a to 9:00a
    Judaism is not just rules and values. It is also great literary art. Please join us each month to study some of the most soaring songs of Jewish tradition, from ancient biblical writers to Medieval and modern poets. We'll read the words of King David, Judah HaLevi, Rachel, Amichai and Gouri.

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  • Monday
    Jan  20
    MLK Day of Service
    Monday, Jan 20th 10:00a to 11:30a
    Ansche Chesed will join thousands of New Yorkers to participate in the annual MLK Day of Service. Get to know other AC members while working together to make a difference in the greater NYC community. Ansche Chesed will be participating in two service projects. Assemble Food Packages for a local food pantry Monday, January 21 Ages 8 and up Our group will join other volunteers at JCC Harlem's food packaging project. We will create shelf-stable food packets in environmentally friendly packaging and utilizing high quality, bulk food. The food packets created will be available at the Community Kitchen & Food Pantry’s supermarket-style pantry for clients to select and then bring home to cook.

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  • Saturday
    Jan  25
    Hearing Women's Voices From the Shoah
    Shabbat, Jan 25th 5:48p to 8:00p
    Beginning with a performance of an excerpt of the play, Etty, adapted from the diaries of Dutch writer, Etty Hillesum and a look together at excerpts from Hillesum's and other testimonies, we can begin to uncover what women experienced under German occupation. Join us to think about how gender, age and family context shaped women's lives in flight, ghettos, concentration and death camps and in hiding. Our conversation will include talking about the process of performing Etty before so many different audiences, including high security prisons, and people disconnected from Holocaust history.

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  • Sunday
    Jan  26
    "Leil" Shira: An Afternoon Of Israeli Song
    Sunday, Jan 26th 12:00a
    Join Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz and Eric Fishman, family, and friends for a warm and joyous musical get together to sing through as many beloved Israeli songs as we can! With Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn and the members of Shirei Chesed Community Chorus (funded by the generous support of the Rabbi Gershon Schwartz Memorial Fund).  Light refreshments will be served.

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  • Monday
    Jan  27
    Levana: A Rosh Chodesh Group for Women
    Monday, Jan 27th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Welcome the new Hebrew month with Levana – AC’s new Rosh Chodesh group for those who identify as women. Come for community, conversation, and a cup of tea. Bring old friends or make new ones, as we learn about and from each other. Gatherings are member-led and supported by our female clergy, Rabbi Yael and Hazzan Natasha. Open to AC members and non-members at any age and stage. RSVP appreciated, but walk-ins welcome.

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  • Saturday
    Feb  8
    Havdalah Service and Sandwich-Making
    Shabbat, Feb 8th 5:45p to 7:30p
    Adults and children will gather to celebrate the conclusion of Shabbat and then continue our time together making sandwiches and packing up snacks for a local soup kitchen. This program takes place at Ansche Chesed, 5th floor. Please use the Registration form below to sign up for the event.

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday
    Feb  11
    Neim Zemirot Israel: Great Poems from the Hebrew Bookshelf
    Tuesday, Feb 11th 8:15a to 9:00a
    Judaism is not just rules and values. It is also great literary art. Please join us each month to study some of the most soaring songs of Jewish tradition, from ancient biblical writers to Medieval and modern poets. We'll read the words of King David, Judah HaLevi, Rachel, Amichai and Gouri.

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday
    Feb  18
    Israeli Fiction Book Club
    Tuesday, Feb 18th 8:00p to 9:30p
    Join us monthly for Ansche Chesed’s first book club. This year, member Jeremy Caplan will lead a book club focusing on Israeli fiction, covering a range of contemporary and classic Israeli writers including Amos Oz, Etgar Keret, S.Y. Agnon, Meir Shalev and more. This group will gather to discuss the books, and get to know one another in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

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  • Tuesday
    Mar  3
    Neim Zemirot Israel: Great Poems from the Hebrew Bookshelf
    Tuesday, Mar 3rd 8:15a to 9:00a
    Judaism is not just rules and values. It is also great literary art. Please join us each month to study some of the most soaring songs of Jewish tradition, from ancient biblical writers to Medieval and modern poets. We'll read the words of King David, Judah HaLevi, Rachel, Amichai and Gouri.

    MORE INFO

  • Wednesday
    Mar  25
    Levana: A Rosh Chodesh Group for Women
    Wednesday, Mar 25th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Welcome the new Hebrew month with Levana – AC’s new Rosh Chodesh group for those who identify as women. Come for community, conversation, and a cup of tea. Bring old friends or make new ones, as we learn about and from each other. Gatherings are member-led and supported by our female clergy, Rabbi Yael and Hazzan Natasha. Open to AC members and non-members at any age and stage. RSVP appreciated, but walk-ins welcome.

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  • Sunday
    Mar  29
    Habitat For Humanity Birdhouse Build
    Sunday, Mar 29th 5:00p to 6:30p
    Join us for a family experience as we join together to build birdhouses (which you can take home) and learn about the important issue of housing insecurity, and the important work of Habitat for Humanity.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr  21
    Neim Zemirot Israel: Great Poems from the Hebrew Bookshelf
    Tuesday, Apr 21st 8:15a to 9:00a
    Judaism is not just rules and values. It is also great literary art. Please join us each month to study some of the most soaring songs of Jewish tradition, from ancient biblical writers to Medieval and modern poets. We'll read the words of King David, Judah HaLevi, Rachel, Amichai and Gouri.

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday
    Apr  28
    Israeli Fiction Book Club
    Tuesday, Apr 28th 8:00p to 9:30p
    Join us monthly for Ansche Chesed’s first book club. This year, member Jeremy Caplan will lead a book club focusing on Israeli fiction, covering a range of contemporary and classic Israeli writers including Amos Oz, Etgar Keret, S.Y. Agnon, Meir Shalev and more. This group will gather to discuss the books, and get to know one another in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

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  • Tuesday
    May  12
    Neim Zemirot Israel: Great Poems from the Hebrew Bookshelf
    Tuesday, May 12th 8:15a to 9:00a
    Judaism is not just rules and values. It is also great literary art. Please join us each month to study some of the most soaring songs of Jewish tradition, from ancient biblical writers to Medieval and modern poets. We'll read the words of King David, Judah HaLevi, Rachel, Amichai and Gouri.

    MORE INFO

  • Wednesday
    May  27
    Levana: A Rosh Chodesh Group for Women
    Wednesday, May 27th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Welcome the new Hebrew month with Levana – AC’s new Rosh Chodesh group for those who identify as women. Come for community, conversation, and a cup of tea. Bring old friends or make new ones, as we learn about and from each other. Gatherings are member-led and supported by our female clergy, Rabbi Yael and Hazzan Natasha. Open to AC members and non-members at any age and stage. RSVP appreciated, but walk-ins welcome.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun  9
    Neim Zemirot Israel: Great Poems from the Hebrew Bookshelf
    Tuesday, Jun 9th 8:15a to 9:00a
    Judaism is not just rules and values. It is also great literary art. Please join us each month to study some of the most soaring songs of Jewish tradition, from ancient biblical writers to Medieval and modern poets. We'll read the words of King David, Judah HaLevi, Rachel, Amichai and Gouri.

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