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May 2018

Sat, May 19, 2018
7:30 PM
JCC

Pre-Kun: Biblical Stories of Tyranny and Resistance

Join Ansche Chesed members to study "Biblical Stories of Tyranny and Resistance," where humble characters rebuke kings, and prophets speak truth to power.

Hazzan Hirschhorn will talk about the Daughters of Zelophad and the history of women becoming cantors; Kara Tav will teach about the "wise woman of Tekoa," who taught King David a thing or two; Sam Hollander will speak about Daniel, who navigated Nebuchadnezzar's court. And if time remains, Rabbi Kalmanofsky will talk about Michaya ben Imla and the prophecy of doom.

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Sat, May 19, 2018
10:00 PM

Tikkun Leil Shavuot at JCC Manhattan

No fewer than nine AC members are among the presenters at the UWS Tikkun Leil Shavuot, including: Igal Harmelin, Amy Kalmanofsky, Sheila Lewis, Sheldon Lewis, Ruby Namdar, John Podhoretz, Stephanie Ruskay, and Abby Treu, as well as Rabbi Kalmanofsky. We congratulate Abby Treu for organizing this amazing event, from her position at the JCC!

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Wed, May 30, 2018
12:30 PM

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Yael

Refu'at HaNefesh u'Refu'at HaGuf: Psalms for Healing the Body and Soul Join Rabbi Yael for a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, May 30th, from 12:30 - 1:30pm. We will look together at a selection of Psalms, and explore how they might promote healing of the body and soul. How can our textual tradition provide us with strength, wisdom and comfort?

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Wed, May 30, 2018
6:00 PM

ACHS Open House

for Prospective Hebrew School Parents Children welcome – activities with ACHS teachers & pizza will be provided! Contact Rabbi Yael for more info & to RSVP.

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June 2018

Sun, June 3, 2018
11:00 AM

Celebrate Israel Parade

2018 Info What is the route for the Parade? The Parade will go up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets. What happens if it rains? The Parade happens – RAIN OR SHINE. What is the 2018 Parade theme? 70 and Sababa  (70 & Awesome)   When Israelis say something is Sababa, they mean it’s awesome, fantastic, super!  In just 70 years, this tiny, arid country with few natural resources, has grown, developed, and prospered beyond belief and expectation. With…

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Mon, June 4, 2018
1:30 PM

DOROT Storytelling Workshop

Back by popular demand! Join Elders Share the Arts Storyteller Robin Bady in this 8-session workshop that will transform you into an expert storyteller of your own life experiences! Learn a new skill, bring your friends and come have a great time! No experience necessary! There is no charge for this workshop, sponsored by DOROT. Pre-registration is required and space is limited! To register, contact Wendy Handler at DOROT, whandler@dorotusa.org or 917-441-3724

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Mon, June 4, 2018
8:00 PM

Ansche Chesed Annual Meeting

Please join us at the Annual Meeting where we will hear reports from the President, Rabbi, and Treasurer; elect board members; celebrate our members' achievements with awards; and vote on the promotion of Rabbi Yael Hammerman to the new position of Associate Rabbi. As always, the congregation brings a dessert buffet for after the meeting.

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Wed, June 6, 2018
7:00 PM

Shirei Chesed End-of-Year Party and Performance

Wednesday June 6, 7-9pm,  Open to the community, please bring a dairy or parve dish for a pot-luck dinner Celebrating the conclusion of its 13th year, Shirei Chesed Community Chorus welcomes all who love choral singing and choral listening to join for our open rehearsal, which will include a short performance and the end-of -year party with pot luck dinner.  Come to eat, celebrate, shmooze, and make music with us and discover (or-rediscover) the joy of choral music making for…

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Mon, June 11, 2018
7:00 PM

Key Environmental Challenges in Israel

For over two decades, the Friends of Israel’s Environment (FIE) has supported the cutting-edge environmental protection agenda of Adam Teva V’Din, Israel’s leading environmental advocacy organization. Using the power of law, science, and advocacy, Adam Teva V’Din’s expert team of attorneys, scientists, and urban planners have significantly improved Israel’s air quality, drinking water standards, recycling practices, coastline protection, and open space preservation.   Special Guests: Amit Bracha, Executive Director of Adam Teva V’Din Leehee Goldenberg, Senior Attorney and Clean Energy…

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Tue, June 12, 2018
8:00 PM

Happier Together: A CommUnity Conversation with Tal Ben-Shahar

As Israel’s premier happiness expert, Tal Ben-Shahar will go down in history as being Harvard’s most popular professor, teaching Positive Psychology.  In addition, Tal has authored several books, including New York Times Bestseller Happier. Tal will share his unique insights into the importance of happiness and positivity within our communities as well as his experiences living in both America and Israel.   This is a UJA program, in partnership with Ansche Chesed. LOCATED AT TEMPLE EMANU-EL STREIKER CENTER.

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