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January 2020

Sat, January 18, 2020
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, January 18, 2020
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, January 18, 2020
10:00 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, January 18, 2020
10:00 AM
3rd Floor (Room 3N)

Learners’ Service

It can be hard to enjoy services – to find the prayers spiritually elevating or comforting – when you're unsure where we are in the book, what comes next, when to sit or stand, what to say or sing or just skip. That's why our shul has a proud tradition of learning services, to help everyone find his or her place. This year, Rabbi Kalmanofsky, Rabbi Hammerman, Hazzan Hirschhorn, and student rabbis will take turns leading the hour-long classes on…

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Sat, January 18, 2020
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, January 18, 2020
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, January 18, 2020
4:20 PM
5th Floor

Exploring Midwifery in Jewish History: A Seudah Shelishit for Parshat Shemot

The Torah portion of Shemot introduces the Hebrew midwives, Shifra and Pu’ah, who take responsibility for saving Jewish baby boys from being cast into the Nile following Pharaoh's decree. But just who were these Hebrew midwives, and what is the legacy of midwifery in Jewish history? In this talk, Jordan Katz will discuss her doctoral research on Jewish midwives in the premodern world, with an eye toward midwives' unique communal roles as providers of obstetric care to Jewish women, and…

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Mon, January 20, 2020
9:00 AM

MLK Jr. Day Of Service

Ansche Chesed will join thousands of New Yorkers to volunteer on the 2020 MLK Day of Service. Get to know other AC members while working together on meaningful acts of service to benefit our wider community. The Ansche Chesed specific programs are now at capacity, however walk-ins will not be turned away. If you had hoped to attend one of the programs with a friend, please do so. If you are looking for other opportunities to volunteer, please visit this…

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Tue, January 21, 2020
6:15 PM
5th Floor

Teen Class On Jewish Identity

What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society.

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Tue, January 21, 2020
7:30 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Our 4-part chorus brings together almost 50 lovers of choral singing from both Ansche Chesed and the wider Jewish community. We perform an eclectic repertoire inspired by the richness and diversity of Jewish music from around the globe, ranging from liturgical settings to Yiddish, Ladino and Israeli songs, Hassidic niggunim and new compositions.  Our recent performances include classical programs with The Bachanalia String Orchestra, a jazz concert with The Afro-Semitic Experience ensemble, a celebration of Jewish Love Songs from around the world,…

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