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May 2018
Sun, May 6, 2018
4:00 PM
Sanctuary

Souls on Fire

(image: Souls on Fire by Yitzchok Moully, moullyart.com) Celebrated by critics as “stunning, impassioned and beautifully conceived,” Souls on Fire is an oratorio that brings to life the stories of the founders of European Hasidism, a movement that created a revolution in the Jewish world. It mingles the joy which is Hasidism with Wiesel's memories of the Holocaust. The Ansche Chesed performance will feature a collaboration between two choirs, Shirei Chesed Community Chorus and the H.L. Miller Cantorial School Choir at…

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Sat, May 12, 2018
7:20 PM

Seudah Shelishit with Rabbi Yael Hammerman

Join the Ansche Chesed community and Rabbi Yael Hammerman to study some Torah teaching with us over a light snack. This event will also include some unstructured time for people to get to know Yael better, to ask her questions about her goals and work and share their own thoughts about how Ansche Chesed can continue to thrive.

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Fri, May 18, 2018
7:30 PM
Hirsch Hall

Tikkun Shavuot in the Zohar – An Invitation To Take Part In The Torah

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…

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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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Tue, May 29, 2018
7:00 PM

Sanctuary Service Annual Meeting

Please join us for our annual end-of-year Sanctuary Service open meeting. We'll gather for desserts, learn a new niggun or two, express our gratitude to those who work on the Sanctuary Service Committee and organize our weekly Shabbat and holiday services. Also, we hope to stimulate some valuable discussion about our community's future. Please join us to think about what we want Ansche Chesed generations to find in our worship services today, tomorrow, and down the road. A few community members will…

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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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