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November 2018

Fri, November 9, 2018
5:30 PM

Family Shabbat Service and Dinner

Join us for a lively, family-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service at 5:30pm followed by a Family Shabbat dinner and open gym! We look forward to seeing all of you.  

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Sun, November 11, 2018
10:30 AM

Global Citizenship: A Trans-Atlantic Conversation & Brunch

With so much going on in America, we forget that we are members of a global citizenship. What happens internationally, affects us as well. Now that we are on the other side of the mid-term elections, join Ansche Chesed for a Trans-Atlantic conversation. Join Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg to learn more about the state of European Jewry. Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg is a Masorti rabbi, the Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism UK. He is a leading writer and thinker on Judaism. He…

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Tue, November 13, 2018
8:15 AM


EARLY MORNING STUDY WITH RABBI KALMANOFSKY The tradition of Jewish wisdom stretches back millennia, to times and places unimaginably different from our own. Sometimes we can apply ancient wisdom to modern problems, and sometimes that's not so easy. Each month we will study modern rabbinic attempts – mostly heterodox, sometimes more traditional – to answer today's questions, in areas like medical, social, economic, and political ethics. Second TUE of the month at 8:15AM

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Tue, November 13, 2018
6:00 PM
Fourth Universalist Society: 160 Central Park West at 76th St

Community Potluck for a Family in Sanctuary

Ansche Chesed will co-host a potluck dinner at Fourth Universalist Society in support of the Hernandez family who are living in sanctuary in the church building. Bring a dish to share, bring your family, bring your friends. All are welcome to gather for dinner, community building, and to offer support. In March 2018, Aura Hernandez was facing a forced return to Guatemala. Fourth Universalist welcomed Aura and her two children, Camila and Daniel, into sanctuary while she fights to secure…

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Wed, November 14, 2018

Help Immigrants and Asylum Seekers in Detention

Deadline: Wednesday, November 14 PLEASE DONATE: Note Cards Greeting Cards Forever Postage Stamps Large Lined Paper Blank colored paper (not construction) Two-Pocket Folders (no plastic, no metal clips) New scarves, hats and gloves Small value phone cards Gift cards for grocery stores (Walmarts, Target, etc.) Please bring to Ansche Chesed and drop in the marked collection box. Click here for more about First Friends.

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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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Sat, November 24, 2018
9:15 AM

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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