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  • Monday ,
    JunJune  1 , 2020
    Weekly Mental Health Check-In
    Monday, Jun 1st 7:30p to 8:30p
    The Covid crisis is intensifying the normal stress many people feel, in ways both practical and emotional, we at AC would like to provide a weekly virtual forum to discuss mental health issues related to the Covid-19 crises. AC member Dr. Ken Gorfinkle will lead a weekly, one-hour Zoom-based conversation answering your questions and addressing topics including: dealing with the isolation; responding to the demands of young children and elderly parents; and the challenges of sustaining loving relationships under isolation. If you would like to submit a question or discussion topic in advance of the meeting, please write to David Shapiro, who will help Ken plan the sessions. Ken has been a member of our community for many years. He and his wife Doris Ulendorff run Common Sense Therapy, where they work with adults and children with anxiety issues as well as acute and chronic medical conditions. Ken has lengthy experience in practice and teaching at Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  3 , 2020
    Learners’ Service: Weekday Morning Edition
    Wednesday, Jun 3rd 9:15a to 9:45a
    It can be hard to appreciate our services – to find the prayers spiritually elevating or comforting – when you're unsure where we are in the Siddur, what comes next, when to sit or stand, what to say or sing, or just skip. Join Rabbi Yael for a weekly morning "Learners’ Service" to help everyone find his or her place in our Siddur, and in our prayer community.

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  • Thursday ,
    JunJune  4 , 2020
    Learn to Chant Torah with Cantor Hirschhorn
    Thursday, Jun 4th 9:15a to 10:15a

    Rabbi Yohanan (d. 279 C.E.) had strong feelings about using the proper musical chant in reading the Torah, asserting: “Whosoever reads [the Torah] without melody and studies [Mishnah] without song, to him may be applied the verse: ‘Moreover I gave them laws that were not good, and rules by which they could not live.” (Talmud Bavli Megillah 32A). In this class we will begin unlocking the musical system of symbols that guides our Shabbat Torah reading, as we journey through the last four weeks of the Omer to our celebration of receiving the Torah on Shavuot.

    Ability to read Hebrew is required, but no musical knowledge is necessary.

    If you already have the basics, but would like to refresh your skills and move forward, please contact CantorNatasha@gmail.com; with enough interest, we will organize a more advanced level for this class.

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  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  7 , 2020
    AC Salon: Tales of the Havurah with David Kronfeld
    Sunday, Jun 7th 11:00a to 12:30p

    While we can't be together in person that does not mean that we cannot learn from each other.

    Forty years ago, AC member David Kronfeld put away a book that he had written, not sure if it would ever see the light of day. Now all these years later, "Tales of the Havurah" has been published and David is ready to share the story of the book, the stories behind the book, and some of the stories in the book. 

    Tales of the Havurah is about life in the Jewish counterculture in post-1960's Boston. Narrated by a talkative, pot-smoking host named Solomon, the stories -- some funny, some serious -- introduce the reader into an off-beat little universe of educated but not-always-reverent young adults experimenting with creating a new style of close-knit Jewish community while also seeking to forge a meaningful yet contemporary spiritual life. 

    Tales of the Havurah captures a particular moment in America, when a rebellious youth culture – influenced by rock music, psychedelic drugs, changing sexual ethics, and eastern philosophies – intersected with traditional Jewish practice, symbols and values, ultimately bringing profound changes to the American Jewish society at large. Many of these changes eventually found their way into Ansche Chesed.

    David Kronfeld was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Flushing, NY. He moved to the Boston area for college and graduate school, during which time for several years he was also a member of Havurat Shalom, an experimental alternative Jewish community. After completing his graduate studies in literature, he spent a year in Paris and Jerusalem, where he wrote Tales of the Havurah. After moving back to New York City, he eventually transitioned into the business world and for over 35 years pursued a successful career in corporate communications and financial public relations. He lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, Sarah Jacobs, an artist who makes Jewish ritual objects in fabric. They have three grown children.

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  • Tuesday ,
    JunJune  9 , 2020
    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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  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  10 , 2020
    Learners’ Service: Weekday Morning Edition
    Wednesday, Jun 10th 9:15a to 9:45a
    It can be hard to appreciate our services – to find the prayers spiritually elevating or comforting – when you're unsure where we are in the Siddur, what comes next, when to sit or stand, what to say or sing, or just skip. Join Rabbi Yael for a weekly morning "Learners’ Service" to help everyone find his or her place in our Siddur, and in our prayer community.

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  • Thursday ,
    JunJune  11 , 2020
    Learn to Chant Torah with Cantor Hirschhorn
    Thursday, Jun 11th 9:15a to 10:15a

    Rabbi Yohanan (d. 279 C.E.) had strong feelings about using the proper musical chant in reading the Torah, asserting: “Whosoever reads [the Torah] without melody and studies [Mishnah] without song, to him may be applied the verse: ‘Moreover I gave them laws that were not good, and rules by which they could not live.” (Talmud Bavli Megillah 32A). In this class we will begin unlocking the musical system of symbols that guides our Shabbat Torah reading, as we journey through the last four weeks of the Omer to our celebration of receiving the Torah on Shavuot.

    Ability to read Hebrew is required, but no musical knowledge is necessary.

    If you already have the basics, but would like to refresh your skills and move forward, please contact CantorNatasha@gmail.com; with enough interest, we will organize a more advanced level for this class.

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  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  14 , 2020
    AC Salon: Josiah Gluck: The Sound of Saturday Night Live
    Sunday, Jun 14th 11:00a to 12:30p
    While we can't be together in person, that does not mean that we can not learn from each other. Did you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live? Even now that they are doing shows from home, the sound continues to be an integral part of the magic that is the not ready for prime time players. Josiah Gluck has been helping to create that sound for 28 years. A true NYC native, Josiah Gluck is one of live television's preeminent music engineers, including his win during the 2015 Emmy for "Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Special or Variety Series" for music mixing on the SNL 40th Anniversary show. Josiah is also a three-time Grammy nominee for engineering, sought after as a producer/engineer for both studio and live recordings. Josiah has also recorded and mixed several CDs for various USAF Bands in studios ranging from Omaha to Anchorage. JOIN US VIA ZOOM (https://anschechesed.org/ZoomSalon)

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  • Monday ,
    JunJune  15 , 2020
    Weekly Mental Health Check-In
    Monday, Jun 15th 7:30p to 8:30p
    The Covid crisis is intensifying the normal stress many people feel, in ways both practical and emotional, we at AC would like to provide a weekly virtual forum to discuss mental health issues related to the Covid-19 crises. AC member Dr. Ken Gorfinkle will lead a weekly, one-hour Zoom-based conversation answering your questions and addressing topics including: dealing with the isolation; responding to the demands of young children and elderly parents; and the challenges of sustaining loving relationships under isolation. If you would like to submit a question or discussion topic in advance of the meeting, please write to David Shapiro, who will help Ken plan the sessions. Ken has been a member of our community for many years. He and his wife Doris Ulendorff run Common Sense Therapy, where they work with adults and children with anxiety issues as well as acute and chronic medical conditions. Ken has lengthy experience in practice and teaching at Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  17 , 2020
    Learners’ Service: Weekday Morning Edition
    Wednesday, Jun 17th 9:15a to 9:45a
    It can be hard to appreciate our services – to find the prayers spiritually elevating or comforting – when you're unsure where we are in the Siddur, what comes next, when to sit or stand, what to say or sing, or just skip. Join Rabbi Yael for a weekly morning "Learners’ Service" to help everyone find his or her place in our Siddur, and in our prayer community.

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  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  21 , 2020
    AC Salon with Dan Lenchner: A Photographic View of "Normal" in Hitler's Germany
    Sunday, Jun 21st 11:00a to 12:30p
    While we can't be together in person, that does not mean that we can not learn from each other. 

    Dan Lenchner is a collector of vintage images, mostly snapshots, from Germany in the 30’s and 40’s. Join him as he discusses these photographs which appear in his book Normal: How the Nazis Normalized the Unspeakable. The photographs highlight often banal human activities taking place within a totalitarian society. They address the knotty question of how normal people accommodate themselves to an ever-growing evil. The photos, while historical, also resonate as current events.

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  • Monday ,
    JunJune  29 , 2020
    Weekly Mental Health Check-In
    Monday, Jun 29th 7:30p to 8:30p
    The Covid crisis is intensifying the normal stress many people feel, in ways both practical and emotional, we at AC would like to provide a weekly virtual forum to discuss mental health issues related to the Covid-19 crises. AC member Dr. Ken Gorfinkle will lead a weekly, one-hour Zoom-based conversation answering your questions and addressing topics including: dealing with the isolation; responding to the demands of young children and elderly parents; and the challenges of sustaining loving relationships under isolation. If you would like to submit a question or discussion topic in advance of the meeting, please write to David Shapiro, who will help Ken plan the sessions. Ken has been a member of our community for many years. He and his wife Doris Ulendorff run Common Sense Therapy, where they work with adults and children with anxiety issues as well as acute and chronic medical conditions. Ken has lengthy experience in practice and teaching at Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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