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October 2018

Fri, October 19, 2018
6:30 PM

Refugee Shabbat: Shabbat Dinner

We join synagogues across America to focus our attention on the current refugee crisis through the commemoration of Refugee Shabbat. Our plans for this Shabbat will be multi-generational, including programming for those of Hebrew School age, adults, and families. Our programming includes Iraqi Refugee Ahmed Badr at Shabbat dinner, reading groups, arts, community service projects, and multi-faith programming. Please plan to join us for these Shabbat activities to give appropriate focus to this important issue.

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Sat, October 20, 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, October 20, 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, October 20, 2018
10:00 AM
6th Floor

Minyan Rimonim

Shabbat at Ansche Chesed offers members and visitors alike many paths to spiritual engagement. Minyan Rimonim is a lay-led service on the 6th floor.

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Sat, October 20, 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, October 20, 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, 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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