Melila Hellner-Eshed is a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. She has taught for the past 25 years Jewish mysticism and Zohar at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and serves on the faculty of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality. She has been teaching and working with Jewish communities around the world. Her publications include A River Flows from Eden: The Language of Mystical Experience in the Zohar (Stanford University Press, 2009) and her new book "Seekers of…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Babies and toddlers are exposed to the sights and sounds of Shabbat during this lively service. It is supplemented by fun and engaging songs, stories and movementFind out more »
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.Find out more »
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!Find out more »