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March 2018
Wed, March 28, 2018
12:30 PM

Prepping for Pesach a Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

Join Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky as we explore the Passover Hagaddah in preparation for Pesach. We invite you to bring lunch and your questions to help make your Passover seder unforgettable. Don’t worry, your lunch does not have to be Pesadik.

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April 2018
Thu, April 12, 2018
2:00 AM

Yom HaShoah Reading of the Names

LOCATION: Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ), 15 West 86th Street Each Year, Ansche Chesed participates with Synagogues on the Upper West Side and the JCC Manhattan in the annual commemoration of Yom HaShoah, by reading from books of names of those who perished in the Shoah. The Reading of the Names will begin on the night of Wednesday, April 11 at 10pm and continue until Thursday, April 12, at 8am. Our synagogue has a designated 20 minute slot for members…

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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
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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Sat, May 12, 2018
7:20 PM

Seudah Shelishit with Rabbi Yael Hammerman

Join the Ansche Chesed community and Rabbi Yael Hammerman to study some Torah teaching with us over a light snack. This event will also include some unstructured time for people to get to know Yael better, to ask her questions about her goals and work and share their own thoughts about how Ansche Chesed can continue to thrive.

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