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October 2018

Sat, October 20, 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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Sat, October 20, 2018
11:15 AM
2nd Floor (Room 2N)

Mishpacha Service (Babies, Toddlers and Preschool children)

Babies, toddlers and preschool age kids are exposed to the sights and sounds of Shabbat during this lively service. It is supplemented by fun and engaging songs, stories and movement.

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Sat, October 20, 2018
12:45 PM

Tween Book Club: “Refugee”

Kids in Grades 5 through 8 are invited to our “AC Tween Book Club” to discuss the award-winning book “Refugee” by Alan Gratz, facilitated by Rabbi Yael and Sheila Lewis. What does a Jewish boy fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939, a Cuban girl on a raft bound for America in 1994, and a Syrian boy traveling to Germany in recent time, have in common? Join us to find out what became of Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud in their intertwining stories, and to discuss what YOU…

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Sat, October 20, 2018
6:30 PM
St. Paul St Andrew Church 86th & West End Avenue

National Refugee Shabbat Interfaith Havdallah

Several Churches in our neighborhood provide sanctuary to people facing immediate deportation. As part of Refugee Shabbat, Upper West Side members of the Synagogue Coalition for the Refugee and Immigration Crisisare joining to host an Interfaith Havdalah to support these efforts. As we celebrate the beginning of a new week and focus on the work needed in our community, we'll join with our neighbors to assist a woman and her daughter for whom St Paul & St Andrew provide sanctuary. We'll hear from Mark Hetfield, the President…

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Sun, October 21, 2018
2:00 PM

First Friends: Into Action!

First Friends of New Jersey and New York provides visitors and other support within immigration detention centers, helps detainees who have been released, and advocates for a more just immigration system. In this program you will learn about the operation of the largely for-profit detention system and what you can do to assist immigrants in detention. Several AC members visit detained immigrants with First Friends and have found this a deeply meaningful way to “welcome the stranger.” Learn  about the…

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Tue, October 23, 2018
7:30 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Founded in 2005, the chorus performs an eclectic repertoire inspired by the richness and diversity of Jewish music from around the globe, ranging from liturgical settings to Israeli songs, Hassidic niggunim and new compositions. Ability to carry a tune is important; reading Hebrew or music is not required.  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, October 24, 2018
5:30 PM

CSA Pickup

Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial partnership in which urban consumers receive fresh, organic vegetables while sustaining the livelihoods and stewardship of regional farmers. In a CSA, the farmer pre-sells shares; the money goes to the cost of growing, distributing, and paying the farmer a living wage. Members of the Ansche Chesed CSA have the option of purchasing vegetable, fruit, egg and fresh flower shares from Garden of Eve — a certified organic farm on the east end of Long Island.  To…

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Wed, October 24, 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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Wed, October 24, 2018
7:00 PM
Chapel

A Taste of the Other Israel—Short Film Screening and Discussion

Join us for a screening of three thought-provoking short films from the Other Israel Film Festival. The festival presents films that take an in-depth look into Israeli and Palestinian societies and minority populations in Israel. Watch, learn, and discuss topics important to Israel society today and make sure to join us for the festival from November 1-8 (more information available at: www.otherisrael.org). AT DAWN Dir. Omri Burstyn - 2015 - 19 min - Narrative Ali, an Arab in a group of radical…

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Sat, October 27, 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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