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November 2018

Mon, November 19, 2018

Thousand Turkey Challenge

We at Ansche Chesed are proud supporters of West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH), a supermarket-style food pantry that feeds thousands of New Yorkers every day. Please show your support for the Thousand Turkey Challenge, to make sure that all families can have a celebratory Thanksgiving. Here's how you can help: ·  Volunteer to receive donations on November 19-21 ·  Donate Online ($18 per turkey)  or by texting TURKEY to 56512 ·  Bring a frozen turkey to the launch party: Sun. Nov. 18th from 12-1:30pm at WSCAH (263 West 86th St)…

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Mon, November 19, 2018
7:30 PM

Seven Sacred Steps: Demystifying Mikvah  

Join Rabbi Yael for a deep dive into the ancient ritual of mikvah. We will demystify this mysterious Jewish space by exploring traditional and contemporary, creative uses of mikvah. How can mikvah be used as a ritual for healing, or to mark the passage of time and life transitions? This class may be for you if you are curious about mikvah, or if you want to experience mikvah for the first time with a supportive community. Or, this class may…

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Tue, November 20, 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, November 21, 2018
7:00 PM
Chapel

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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Sat, November 24, 2018
9:15 AM
Chapel

Shabbat Morning Study

Led by Rabbi Kalmanofsky and other synagogue members, sessions are on the weekly portion through the eyes of favorite commentators—ancient, medieval, and modern; midrashic, mystical, and academic.

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Sat, November 24, 2018
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary Service

The Sanctuary Service follows the traditional Conservative liturgy. We read the Torah on the annual cycle, completing the entire Torah each year.

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Sat, November 24, 2018
10:00 AM
6th Floor

West Side Minyan

The West Side Minyan is an egalitarian participatory group, offering a havurah experience within the Anshe Chesed Community. Our members take turns leading the services and managing administrative tasks; many of us learned davening and layning and dvar torah skills from more experienced minyan members who are very happy to teach. We read the Torah on a triennial cycle and have a group discussion following the Dvar Torah. A monthly pot luck lunch offers an extended opportunity to enjoy good…

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Sat, November 24, 2018
10:00 AM
5th Floor

Minyan M’at

Minyan M’at is an independent, traditional, egalitarian community within Ansche Chesed. Now more than 30 years old, our group of over 150 households comes together to daven (pray), to learn, to celebrate and to sustain each other.

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Sat, November 24, 2018
11:00 AM
Chapel

Big Kids’ Service (Kids Only, Grade 3 through B’nai mitzvah)

This service delves into the structure and purpose of tefillot (prayers) and parshah (Torah portion). As they watch each other participate, children develop a feeling of community.

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Sat, November 24, 2018
11:15 AM
2nd Floor (Room 2S)

Yigdal Service (Kindergarten through Grade 2)

This service exposes children to a greater number of Shabbat tefillot (prayers) than are presented in the Mishpachah Service. Boys and girls are encouraged to help lead the prayers.

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