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  • Saturday
    Nov  17
    2018-19 Family Shabbat Gym
    Shabbat, Nov 17th 2:30p to Shabbat, Mar 9th 5:45p
    Meet, schmooze and enjoy the company of other Ansche Chesed families on shabbat afternoons while your children play in AC's gym. Shabbat gym is open for toddlers through pre-teen.

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  • Sunday
    Jan  20
    Tu B'Shvat Pie Baking Demo and Book Signing
    Sunday, Jan 20th 5:00p to 7:30p
    Join Celia Reiss for a Tu B'Shvat pie baking demonstration and book signing. Celia will be making a pear almond tart and an apple pie. Pie and coffee will be served at the end of the demonstration. Celia Reiss has been a kitchen designer for the part 20 years, she was a textile designer for the previous 20 years, but she has always been a baker. Pie Day is a cookbook memoir about her mother, who taught Celia so much in her short life. $5/pp fee to cover the mashgiach.

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  • Monday
    Jan  21
    MLK Day of Service
    Monday, Jan 21st 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  26
    ACHS Kitah Alef Family Havdalah Program
    Motzei Shabbat, Jan 26th 6:00p to 7:15p
    One of the highlights of Kitah Alef is the focus on the Saturday night Havdalah service - which ends Shabbat and moves us into the new week. Over the next few weeks, the students will create their own Havdalah sets and learn the accompanying Havdalah blessings. Families are invited to participate in a special Havdalah program to celebrate the students' learning. We will conclude our celebration with a light pizza dinner.

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  • Saturday
    Feb  2
    Havdalah Service and Sandwich-Making
    Shabbat, Feb 2nd 5:30p 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. Details to follow.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb  5
    Israeli Fiction Book Club
    Tuesday, Feb 5th 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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  • Saturday
    Feb  9
    AC Hebrew Playgroup
    Shabbat, Feb 9th 10:15a to 11:00a
    Our Playgroup is an introduction to modern Hebrew through games, songs, movement, stories and other activities, in a Shabbat-observant environment. Children should be able to be in the playgroup independently.

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  • Saturday
    Feb  9
    Game On!
    Motzei Shabbat, Feb 9th 8:00p to 10:00p
    An evening of games and snacks and friendly (or fierce!) competition. Board games, card games, bring your own, or try something new. Challenge your old friends, make some new friends, and let the games begin!

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  • Tuesday
    Feb  12
    Responsa for the 21st Century: Early Morning Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky
    Tuesday, Feb 12th 8:15a to 9:00a
    The tradition of Jewish wisdom stretches back millennia, to times and places unimaginably different from our own. Sometimes we can apply ancient wisdom to modern problems, and sometimes that's not so easy. Each month we will study modern rabbinic attempts —mostly heterodox, sometimes more traditional — to answer today's questions, in areas like medical, social, economic, and political ethics.

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  • Sunday
    Feb  17
    Teen Trip to Washington DC
    Sunday, Feb 17th (All day)
    Ansche Chesed High School Alternative Break to Washington DC. The trip will include volunteering, service-learning, visits to DC cultural attractions and a college visit to GW. Registration is ONLY available to those who have been accepted. To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/RXTtVDobmc3rsHnq2

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  • Saturday
    Mar  9
    AC Hebrew Playgroup
    Shabbat, Mar 9th 10:15a to 11:00a
    Our Playgroup is an introduction to modern Hebrew through games, songs, movement, stories and other activities, in a Shabbat-observant environment. Children should be able to be in the playgroup independently.

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  • Saturday
    Mar  9
    Launch of the Rav Chesed Campaign
    Motzei Shabbat, Mar 9th 7:30p to 10:00p
    Celebrate with us when we kick off the Rav Chesed Campaign. Named for our community’s abundant kindness (חסד רב / rav chesed), the campaign will let us open up and update our historic building. We will create the spaces we need to continue our remarkable growth and build an even stronger community. • Learn about our vision • See renderings of the planned changes • Hear from architectural historian Andrew Scott Dolkart • Take a guided tour of the building • Celebrate over small bites and cocktails

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  • Tuesday
    Mar  12
    Responsa for the 21st Century: Early Morning Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky
    Tuesday, Mar 12th 8:15a to 9:00a
    The tradition of Jewish wisdom stretches back millennia, to times and places unimaginably different from our own. Sometimes we can apply ancient wisdom to modern problems, and sometimes that's not so easy. Each month we will study modern rabbinic attempts —mostly heterodox, sometimes more traditional — to answer today's questions, in areas like medical, social, economic, and political ethics.

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  • Sunday
    Mar  31
    Ansche Chesed Salons
    Sunday, Mar 31st 11:00a to 5:00p
    Salons are opportunities for small groups of synagogue members to gather in an intimate setting and learn about the vocations or avocations of other members. Our community is diverse and multi-talented, and these informal gatherings are meant to be an opportunity to learn and to create relationships. As space is limited, we invite you to list below which Salon (or Salons) you would like to attend, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr  2
    Israeli Fiction Book Club
    Tuesday, Apr 2nd 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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  • Saturday
    Apr  6
    AC Hebrew Playgroup
    Shabbat, Apr 6th 10:15a to 11:00a
    Our Playgroup is an introduction to modern Hebrew through games, songs, movement, stories and other activities, in a Shabbat-observant environment. Children should be able to be in the playgroup independently.

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  • Monday
    Apr  8
    "Yes You Can!" Workshops for Jewish Living
    Monday, Apr 8th 6:30p to 7:30p
    Every mitzvah you perform can be a poetic and spiritual moment for you, your friends and family, and community. Join Rabbi Kalmanofsky, Rabbi Hammerman, and Hazzan Hirschhorn for a series of ritual workshops throughout the year to expand your repertoire of the mitzvot you feel comfortable performing at home and in synagogue. A great way to learn how to make kiddush and havdalah, wear tallit and tefillin, enrich your seder, lift the Torah, shake the lulav, and more.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr  9
    Responsa for the 21st Century: Early Morning Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky
    Tuesday, Apr 9th 8:15a to 9:00a
    The tradition of Jewish wisdom stretches back millennia, to times and places unimaginably different from our own. Sometimes we can apply ancient wisdom to modern problems, and sometimes that's not so easy. Each month we will study modern rabbinic attempts —mostly heterodox, sometimes more traditional — to answer today's questions, in areas like medical, social, economic, and political ethics.

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  • Sunday
    Apr  14
    Riverside Park Spring Garden Party
    Sunday, Apr 14th 10:00a to 1:00p
    A great way for folks of all ages to support our local park, spend time outdoors in a beautiful setting, and become better acquainted with fellow members. We will work with RSP gardeners to clear, weed, plant, and beautify a designated area in the park. Location information will follow closer to the date.

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  • Saturday
    May  11
    AC Hebrew Playgroup
    Shabbat, May 11th 10:15a to 11:00a
    Our Playgroup is an introduction to modern Hebrew through games, songs, movement, stories and other activities, in a Shabbat-observant environment. Children should be able to be in the playgroup independently.

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  • Tuesday
    May  14
    Responsa for the 21st Century: Early Morning Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky
    Tuesday, May 14th 8:15a to 9:00a
    The tradition of Jewish wisdom stretches back millennia, to times and places unimaginably different from our own. Sometimes we can apply ancient wisdom to modern problems, and sometimes that's not so easy. Each month we will study modern rabbinic attempts —mostly heterodox, sometimes more traditional — to answer today's questions, in areas like medical, social, economic, and political ethics.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun  11
    Responsa for the 21st Century: Early Morning Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky
    Tuesday, Jun 11th 8:15a to 9:00a
    The tradition of Jewish wisdom stretches back millennia, to times and places unimaginably different from our own. Sometimes we can apply ancient wisdom to modern problems, and sometimes that's not so easy. Each month we will study modern rabbinic attempts —mostly heterodox, sometimes more traditional — to answer today's questions, in areas like medical, social, economic, and political ethics.

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  • Friday
    Jun  14
    The Soul of the Stranger: The Torah through A Transgender Perspective with Joy Ladin
    Friday, Jun 14th 7:30p to 10:00p
    Join Ansche Chesed member Joy Ladin to explore the Torah through a transgender perspective. This will be a part of our Pride Month programming.

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Wed, January 16 2019 10 Shevat 5779