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October 2018

Wed, October 3, 2018
7:00 PM

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

The Secret Mysticism of the Talmud Generally, Talmud is the least esoteric sort of Jewish wisdom. The Sages' care mostly about often very mundane law, like property disputes and kashrut. But Talmud also has its own occult lore. This year in Wednesday night Talmud we will study the second chapter of Tractate Hagigah, which you can purchase on-line, or through our dear friends at West Side Judaica. We'll read stories of mystical rabbis, and we will supplement the Talmud's material…

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Tue, October 9, 2018
7:30 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Founded in 2005, our 4-part chorus has grown to 50 voices! This year we are preparing for a Concert Jewish Songs of Love from Around the World, on Sunday, April 7 at 4pm, At this point in the year, only experienced singers are invited to join. Free for members; non-members pay $90 per semester or $180 per year. Free for members; not members $90 per semester or $180 per year.  For more information please email NHirschhorn@AnscheChesed.org.

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Wed, October 10, 2018
6:00 PM
3rd Floor (Room 3N)

CSA Demo with Food Writer Leah Koenig

Free, live cooking demonstration by food writer Leah Koenig (author of 4 cookbooks including Modern Jewish Cooking and the Little Book of Jewish Feasts). Leah will prepare autumn inspired borscht crostini, and will be available to sell and sign copies of her cookbooks.   RSVP to juliadharrington@gmail.com

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Sun, October 14, 2018
10:00 AM

Riverside Park Clean-Up

Come out and see friends and make new ones as we take care of this valuable part of our park. Everyone welcome. Children under age 10 must be closely supervised. We will be working in an area near the synagogue. A wonderful opportunity to come out and enjoy a beautiful autumn day with other members of the AC community and help us take care of our larger community! Meeting at 105 Dog Run, circa 105th inside Riverside Park This event will be…

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Tue, October 16, 2018
8:00 PM

Israeli Fiction Book Club

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.   Nov 6 A Pigeon and a Boy by Meir Shalev Dec 11 The Outcast (story) by S.Y. Agnon Feb…

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Fri, October 19, 2018
6:30 PM

Refugee Shabbat: Shabbat Dinner

We join synagogues across America to focus our attention on the current refugee crisis through the commemoration of Refugee Shabbat. Our plans for this Shabbat will be multi-generational, including programming for those of Hebrew School age, adults, and families. Our programming includes Iraqi Refugee Ahmed Badr at Shabbat dinner, reading groups, arts, community service projects, and multi-faith programming. Please plan to join us for these Shabbat activities to give appropriate focus to this important issue.

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Sat, October 20, 2018
12:45 PM

Tween Book Club: “Refugee”

Kids in Grades 5 through 8 are invited to our “AC Tween Book Club” to discuss the award-winning book “Refugee” by Alan Gratz, facilitated by Rabbi Yael and Sheila Lewis. What does a Jewish boy fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939, a Cuban girl on a raft bound for America in 1994, and a Syrian boy traveling to Germany in recent time, have in common? Join us to find out what became of Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud in their intertwining stories, and to discuss what YOU…

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Sat, October 20, 2018
6:30 PM
St. Paul St Andrew Church 86th & West End Avenue

National Refugee Shabbat Interfaith Havdallah

Several Churches in our neighborhood provide sanctuary to people facing immediate deportation. As part of Refugee Shabbat, Upper West Side members of the Synagogue Coalition for the Refugee and Immigration Crisisare joining to host an Interfaith Havdalah to support these efforts. As we celebrate the beginning of a new week and focus on the work needed in our community, we'll join with our neighbors to assist a woman and her daughter for whom St Paul & St Andrew provide sanctuary. We'll hear from Mark Hetfield, the President…

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Sun, October 21, 2018
2:00 PM

First Friends: Into Action!

First Friends of New Jersey and New York provides visitors and other support within immigration detention centers, helps detainees who have been released, and advocates for a more just immigration system. In this program you will learn about the operation of the largely for-profit detention system and what you can do to assist immigrants in detention. Several AC members visit detained immigrants with First Friends and have found this a deeply meaningful way to “welcome the stranger.” Learn  about the…

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Sun, October 28, 2018
9:00 AM

Free Housewares Share ‘N “Shop”

9am to 1pm: Donate clean, used housewares in good condition Housewares only (cooking equipment, serving items, tableware, linens and towels, vases, bric-a-brac, artwork, toys, etc) NO BOOKS AND NO CLOTHING Ansche Chesed reserves the right to refuse any item. Any items left at 2 pm will be recycled or thrown away at the discretion of Ansche Chesed. 1oam to 2pm: Take any housewares you want for FREE Anyone can take something. You do NOT need to bring something to take…

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