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April 2018
Thu, April 12, 2018
7:30 PM

The Book Smugglers of the Vilna Ghetto: A Story of Spiritual Resistance

David Fishman’s new book The Book Smugglers tells the nearly unbelievable story of ghetto inmates who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts--first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets--by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders. It is a tale of heroism and resistance, of friendship and romance, and of unwavering devotion to literature and art. And it is entirely true! Based on Jewish, German, and Soviet documents, including diaries, letters,…

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Sun, April 22, 2018
10:00 AM

Earth Day Riverside Park Clean-Up

Come out and enjoy a beautiful spring day with other members of the Ansche Chesed community and help us take care of our park! Everyone is welcome. Children under the age of 10 must be closely supervised. We will be working in an area near the synagogue. This is a wonderful opportunity to see friends and make new ones as we take care of this valuable part of our larger community. Rain or shine! Meet at Riverside Park: 91st Steet River…

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Tue, April 24, 2018
7:30 PM
Sun, April 29, 2018
5:00 PM
Ansche Chesed

Annual Tribute

Join us as we honor Brad Rothschild and Michele Sachar Rabbi Jules and Navah Harlow Judith Shulevitz and Nicholas Lemann For their dedicated service to Congregation Ansche Chesed Register on our Tribute Website.

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May 2018
Tue, May 1, 2018
8:15 AM

A Taste of the Zohar: Early Morning Study

Join us monthly, after morning minyan, for coffee and bagels and to learn with Rabbi Kalmanofsky. This year, we will have a taste of The Holy Zohar, the "Bible" of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). Thanks to the masterful translation by Daniel Matt, now English speakers can experience the most beautiful Jewish book ever written.

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Wed, May 2, 2018
7:00 PM

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year we will study material from the first chapters of Bava Batra (in the Artscroll Talmud available at West Side Judaica or online) about the duties that neighbors have regarding each other's property. These sections will have interesting implications for economic competition, environmental safeguards and communal welfare in the modern age.

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Wed, May 2, 2018
7:30 PM
5th Floor North

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Inspired by the diversity of Jewish music around the globe, from liturgical settings, Israeli songs, Hassidic niggunim, and new compositions. Ability to carry a tune is important. Free for members; non-members $90 per semester or $180 per year. For more info, please email NHirschhorn@anschechesed.org.

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Sat, May 5, 2018
7:15 PM

Seudah Shelishit with Rabbi Bill Plevan

"Humility of Nobility: the 35th day of the Omer." Rabbi Bill Plevan will teach on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of his brother Jeffrey Plevan z"l.

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Sun, May 6, 2018
4:00 PM

Souls on Fire

(image: Souls on Fire by Yitzchok Moully, moullyart.com) Celebrated by critics as “stunning, impassioned and beautifully conceived,” Souls on Fire is an oratorio that brings to life the stories of the founders of European Hasidism, a movement that created a revolution in the Jewish world. It mingles the joy which is Hasidism with Wiesel's memories of the Holocaust. The Ansche Chesed performance will feature a collaboration between two choirs, Shirei Chesed Community Chorus and the H.L. Miller Cantorial School Choir at…

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Tue, May 8, 2018
6:15 PM

Teen Class

High School students are welcome to join the bi-weekly Tuesday class with Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Hollander. Spring Semester: The Jewish People, America, Zionism, and Judaism How is Judaism like a religion, comparable to Christianity and Islam? How is it like a nation, comparable to France or Japan? For us American Jews, what is our connection to the modern state of Israel and to an ancestral homeland? Pizza will be served. Click here to register. For more info contact Sam.

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