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February 2018

Sat, February 3, 2018
9:15 AM

Torah Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

Rabbi Kalmanofsky leads a discussion on the weekly Torah portion, looking at it through the eyes of favorite commentators, ancient, medieval, modern, midrashic, mystical and academic.

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Thu, February 8, 2018
7:00 PM

Keeping Food Sacred In A Non-Kosher World

Nowadays, strict Kashrut is less common than among our ancestors: only 31 percent of American Conservative Jews keep Kosher homes. But the need to sanctify our eating is as spiritually crucial as ever. In this series, we will discuss the classical norms as well as basic choices people might make to incorporate mindfulness, ethics and traditional Jewish norms into their lives. Even for those who do not keep strict Kashrut, there are many mitzvot to do. Judaism is never "all…

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Fri, February 9, 2018
6:30 PM
Hirsch Hall

CANCELLED: Tamar Manasseh Shabbat Dinner

Tamar Manasseh is the founder of MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings). The organization, established in Chicago in 2015, as a way to put eyes on the streets, interrupt violence & crime, and teach children to grow up as friends rather than enemies. A group of caring individuals in the community began to simply hang out on the block, cook food, and emanate love.

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Wed, February 14, 2018
12:30 PM

Lunch and Schmooze

Rethinking Lunch and Learns at Ansche Chesed. Join Ansche Chesed’s Darone Ruskay and DOROT’s Yael Kornfeld for an open conversation about the kinds of daytime programming (Lunch and Learns, outings, films, and class topics) that YOU want in our community. Bring your lunch and ideas. Learn about the work DOROT does, and the ways that you can support it, and it can support you; and spend a few hours with your community noshing and schmoozing.

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Fri, February 16, 2018
6:30 PM
Hirsch Hall

Shabbat Dinner with Zemirot

Join Cantor Natasha J. Hirschhorn for a spirited and joyous evening of welcoming Shabbat. Stay for dinner with friends and fellow lovers of singing and raise the roof with soulful and rousing sounds of Zemirot and Nigunim! Gym will be open for supervised play!

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Sat, February 17, 2018
5:00 PM

In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire with author Peter Hellman

After bursting onto the scene in 2002, Rudy Kurniawan, an unknown twentysomething from Indonesia, quickly became the leading purveyor of rare wines to the American elite. But in April 2008, his lots of Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis red burgundy - dating as far back as 1945 - were abruptly pulled from auction. The problem? The winemaker was certain that this particular burgundy was first produced only in 1982. Journalist Peter Hellman would closely investigate, as a singular cast of characters…

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Wed, February 21, 2018
7:30 PM
Wed, February 28, 2018
6:20 PM

Purim Celebration and Megillah Reading

Shushan's Got Talent! Ansche Chesed's Purim Eve Celebration Including children's costume parade, performances by  Shushanites showcasing Ansche Chesed talent, and interactive Purim sing-along! Fun for the whole family. 6:20pm - Maariv in the Chapel 6:30 - Purim Celebration and Megillah Reading in the Sanctuary

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March 2018

Sun, March 4, 2018
10:45 AM

Purim Carnival

  ANSCHE CHESED PURIM CARNIVAL Sunday, March 4 from 10:45am – 2pm 10 – 10:45: Sensory Sensitive Early Open GAMES, PRIZES & TIE DYE! DELICIOUS FOOD & OPEN GYM! 12PM: PUPPET SHOW! OPEN GYM 10:15-10:45: Sensory Sensitive 11-11:45: Ages 4 & Younger 12-12:45: All Ages 1-1:45: All Ages 25 Tickets: $20 Additional Tickets: $1/each Open Gym: 15 Tickets/Session CASH OR CHECK ONLY For more info, contact Josh: jashley@anschechesed.org, 212-865-0600 251 W 100th at West End Ave www.AnscheChesed.org

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Tue, March 13, 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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