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  • Thursday
    Dec  12
    Mussar with Rabbi Judith Edelstein
    Thursday, Dec 12th 7:00p to 8:30p
    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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  • Saturday
    Dec  14
    Tween Book Club: Bravery
    Shabbat, Dec 14th 12:45p to 2:00p
    Tweens in Grades 3-6 are invited to our “AC Tween Book Club” to discuss the classic novel "The Giver" by Lois Lowry, facilitated by Sheila Lewis and Family Programs Director, Deena Cowans. Tweens who register ahead of time will get a special, bonus Chanukkah story! Kids are encouraged (though not required) to read the book ahead of time. It’s available for purchase at local book stores, libraries and online. Please take lunch from the Community Kiddush in Hirsch Hall after the Sanctuary Service, then join us on the 3rd floor for Book Club with your lunch. Contact Family Programs Director Deena Cowans with any questions: dcowans@anschechesed.org. wans@anschechesed.org.

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  • Sunday
    Dec  15
    Informational Gathering About AC’s Israel’s Cultural Kaleidoscope Trip
    Sunday, Dec 15th 6:00p to 7:30p

    It’s never too early to think about spring! Please join us for wine & cheese to learn more about Israel’s Cultural Kaleidoscope, Ansche Chesed’s upcoming trip to Israel May 19-27.

    The informational gathering will feature remarks from Eran Polishuk, the former film specialist at the Israeli consulate and one of America’s foremost authorities on Israeli film and television. Also, Ansche Chesed member Marge Goldwater, an expert on Israel’s cultural scene, will share information about the trip sessions she is organizing with Israeli writers, composers, choreographers, and the like. Trip plans already include unique, behind-the-scene visits and opportunities to meet leading figures in Israel’s cultural community.

    Andrea Meislin, a gallerist who specializes in Israeli photography, is generously hosting this gathering at her home on 5th Avenue in the 90's (address will be sent a few days prior to the event.) Advance sign-up by December 11th is required for this event.

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  • Thursday
    Dec  19
    Ansche Chesed Reads Antisemitism: Here and Now
    Thursday, Dec 19th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Through a deep read of Deborah Lipstadt’s book Antisemitism: Here and Now Rabbi Kalmanofsky will explore the uptick in antisemitism across the globe and consider where it comes from and how we should respond.

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  • Thursday
    Dec  19
    Mussar with Rabbi Judith Edelstein
    Thursday, Dec 19th 7:00p to 8:30p
    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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  • Friday
    Dec  20
    Home Hosted Shabbat Dinner - AC 20s and 30s
    Friday, Dec 20th 5:30p to 11:00p
    Join other 20s and 30s for a home hosted potluck shabbat dinner following services on Dec 20th. Once everyone's registered the host will send out a potluck sign up or directions. Kabbalat Shabbat: 5:30pm Dinner: ~6:45pm

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  • Saturday
    Dec  21
    Help Our Sanctuary Services as a Gabbai
    Shabbat, Dec 21st 1:15p to 2:30p

    Would you like to take on a meaningful, but manageable role in leading our services?

    Please join us at an introductory training session on December 21, following Shabbat services and Kiddush, to learn how to become a Gabbai, who calls people to the Torah and aids the Torah readers.

    Learn the choreography and skill so you can take this important role during holiday and Shabbat services. This session will be followed by more detailed sessions in the future.

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  • Sunday
    Dec  22
    20s and 30s Latke Party
    Sunday, Dec 22nd 7:00p to 9:00p
    Eat enormous amounts of latkes and hang out with friends new and old! Deena, AC's Family Programs Director, is hosting a party where they'll provide the latkes and you bring any other drinks or snacks you want to share. Begins at 7pm for the first night of Hanukkah. Drop in as you're able. Candle lighting will be around 7:15. Bring a chanukiah if you'd like to light your own. RSVP to get address for the event.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan  7
    Teen Class
    Tuesday, Jan 7th 6:15p to 7:30p
    What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society. In the first class, we'll look at when apologies go right and wrong, and the "Jewish" way to apologize and take responsibility for our actions.

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  • Thursday
    Jan  9
    Ansche Chesed Reads Antisemitism: Here and Now
    Thursday, Jan 9th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Through a deep read of Deborah Lipstadt’s book Antisemitism: Here and Now Rabbi Kalmanofsky will explore the uptick in antisemitism across the globe and consider where it comes from and how we should respond.

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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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  • Tuesday
    Jan  21
    Teen Class
    Tuesday, Jan 21st 6:15p to 7:30p
    What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society. In the first class, we'll look at when apologies go right and wrong, and the "Jewish" way to apologize and take responsibility for our actions.

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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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  • Tuesday
    Feb  4
    Teen Class
    Tuesday, Feb 4th 6:15p to 7:30p
    What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society. In the first class, we'll look at when apologies go right and wrong, and the "Jewish" way to apologize and take responsibility for our actions.

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  • Saturday
    Feb  8
    Havdalah Service and Sandwich-Making
    Shabbat, Feb 8th 6:00p to 7:30p

    Adults and children will gather at Ansche Chesed for a joyful Havdalah service led by our youth leaders. We'll then work together to prepare sandwiches and assemble meal packages for people in our neighborhood who are hungry and homeless.

    We will buy most of the supplies, but we would like to request that attendees who can do so contribute $10 per person (or $25 per family) to help defray the costs. (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation in support of this program, it would be very much appreciated. To do so, please go to the bottom of this form and enter your donation in the "Additional Donation" field.)

    All ages are welcome. We ask that younger children be supervised by their adult during the food preparation.

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  • 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

  • Thursday
    Feb  13
    Ansche Chesed Reads Antisemitism: Here and Now
    Thursday, Feb 13th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Through a deep read of Deborah Lipstadt’s book Antisemitism: Here and Now Rabbi Kalmanofsky will explore the uptick in antisemitism across the globe and consider where it comes from and how we should respond.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb  18
    Israeli Fiction Book Club
    Tuesday, Feb 18th 8:00p to 9:30p
    Join us bi-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 Eshkol Nevo, Etgar Keret, Lea Goldberg and others. This group will gather to discuss the books, and get to know one another in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb  25
    Teen Class
    Tuesday, Feb 25th 6:15p to 7:30p
    What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society. In the first class, we'll look at when apologies go right and wrong, and the "Jewish" way to apologize and take responsibility for our actions.

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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

  • Thursday
    Mar  12
    Ansche Chesed Reads Antisemitism: Here and Now
    Thursday, Mar 12th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Through a deep read of Deborah Lipstadt’s book Antisemitism: Here and Now Rabbi Kalmanofsky will explore the uptick in antisemitism across the globe and consider where it comes from and how we should respond.

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  • Tuesday
    Mar  17
    Teen Class
    Tuesday, Mar 17th 6:15p to 7:30p
    What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society. In the first class, we'll look at when apologies go right and wrong, and the "Jewish" way to apologize and take responsibility for our actions.

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  • 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
    Mar  31
    Teen Class
    Tuesday, Mar 31st 6:15p to 7:30p
    What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society. In the first class, we'll look at when apologies go right and wrong, and the "Jewish" way to apologize and take responsibility for our actions.

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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  21
    Teen Class
    Tuesday, Apr 21st 6:15p to 7:30p
    What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society. In the first class, we'll look at when apologies go right and wrong, and the "Jewish" way to apologize and take responsibility for our actions.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr  28
    Israeli Fiction Book Club
    Tuesday, Apr 28th 8:00p to 9:30p
    Join us bi-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 Eshkol Nevo, Etgar Keret, Lea Goldberg and others. 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  5
    Teen Class
    Tuesday, May 5th 6:15p to 7:30p
    What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society. In the first class, we'll look at when apologies go right and wrong, and the "Jewish" way to apologize and take responsibility for our actions.

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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

  • Tuesday
    May  19
    Teen Class
    Tuesday, May 19th 6:15p to 7:30p
    What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society. In the first class, we'll look at when apologies go right and wrong, and the "Jewish" way to apologize and take responsibility for our actions.

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  • 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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