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June 2017
Tue, June 6, 2017
6:30 PM
780 Third Avenue at 48th Street in front of the office of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand

June 6 Vigil

780 Third Avenue at 48th Street in front of the office of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Join us in commemorating the day that the SS St. Louis was forced to set sail back to Europe under Nazi threat after its passengers were refused asylum by the United States. Over 900 passengers were on that boat, and almost 1/3 of them died in the Holocaust as a result of their return in 1939. This vigil is part of a kick-off event…

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Wed, June 7, 2017
8:00 PM

Iftar Dinner for Muslim Refugees

On June 7th, we will host an Iftar dinner at the shul with a number of Muslim refugees here in the US, in cooperation with a social activist group called Purpose. One of these refugees joined us at the synagogue seder on Passover, and helped us celebrate our holiday. At a time when too many Americans are working overtime to keep refugees out, and too many voice hateful anti-Islamic bigotry, it will be an honor to welcome these guests into our community, and to help…

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Fri, June 9, 2017
7:30 PM

50 Years After the Six-Day War

Join Dr. John Ruskay and Rabbi Kalmanofsky for a thoughtful conversation as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the six-day war after Shabbat Dinner on Friday, June 9th.   Dr. John Ruskay is Executive Vice President emeritus of UJA-Federation of New York and a Commissioner appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Dr. Ruskay is also a Senior Fellow at the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, and a Senior Consultant to the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East…

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Sat, June 10, 2017
12:15 PM

“Thank You” Family Kiddush

Following Children's Services.

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Sat, June 10, 2017
12:15 PM
Ansche Chesed Roof

Family Kiddush

Following Children's Services, join us for a celebratory Family Kiddush, as we honor our fantastic Services Leaders. If you would like to help sponsor this family kiddush, contact Rabbi Yael at rabbiyael@anschechesed.org.

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Sun, June 11, 2017
4:00 PM
Ansche Chesed

TREE OF LIFE: 270 years of Jewish Choral Music

Ninety voices bring to life the sounds of classical and contemporary Jewish Choral music in the beautiful sanctuary of Ansche Chesed. Handel, Mendelsohn, Schubert, and Lewandowski, as well as contemporary 21st Century compositions, based on Jewish texts and themes. With Shirei Chesed Community Chorus at Ansche Chesed, directed by Cantor Natasha J. Hirschhorn and Shir Chadash: The Brooklyn Jewish Community Chorus, directed by Cantor Rachel Brook. $15 in advance/$20 at the door; children under twelve $5 in advance/$10 at the door…

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Sun, June 25, 2017
8:00 AM

Pride March

Please join an Ansche Chesed contingent marching in the parade along with Keshet. Register here.

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September 2017
Sun, September 10, 2017
9:30 AM

Get Ready for Rosh HaShanah: Learn to Blow the Shofar

You can learn to play the shofar! It's not that difficult to get a sound out of it, and with a little practice, you can achieve a glorious resonant sound that can truly stir the soul. Bring your shofar, and AC member Ron Meyers will help you become a real baal tekia!

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Fri, September 15, 2017
6:30 PM

Breaking, Repairing, and Making Whole Again at the Yamim Noraim

Friday Night, September 15 Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30pm Dinner at 7:30pm To have a personally enriching Elul, Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, we must endure the necessary honest pain of admitting what we break, working to repair it, begging forgiveness and pardoning others who do the same. Please join Rabbi Kalmanofsky at a Shabbat evening dinner for learning from Judaism's ethical and pietistic sources, and personal reflection. Click here to register.

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Tue, September 26, 2017
7:00 PM

Dunya from Susya and Fadel from Sarura

Dunya from Susya and Fadel from Sarura: Stories from Palestinian Life Under Israeli Occupation   This past May, Eliana Fishman joined 130 diaspora Jews who spent a week doing solidarity work with Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Come hear stories about what Palestinian life under Israeli Occupation looks like.

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