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April 2020

Tue, April 7, 2020
4:00 PM

Passover Sing-Along and Stories

Join Deena and Sam for a pre-Passover sing-along and story time! There will be songs, laughs and maybe a Sammy Spider appearance, so you don't want to miss it! JOIN US VIA ZOOM

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Wed, April 8, 2020
9:00 AM

Zoom Siyyum WIth Rabbi Kalmanofsky

On the Wednesday April 8, the morning before the Seder at 9am, please join Rabbi Kalmanofsky to conclude Tractate Berakhot.

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Thu, April 9, 2020
7:00 PM

Second Night Seder

We wish we were hosting our usual public Seder, but that is obviously impossible. Under normal circumstances, we would not choose to have a seder through electronic media, but these are not normal circumstances. Given all the social distancing, we need some communal togetherness. So we are going to Zoom Through the Haggadah for those who want it.  On Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm please join us at https://anschechesed.org/2ndSeder. No prior registration is necessary. But if you're planning on joining…

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Sat, April 11, 2020
8:30 PM

Havdalah and a Taste of Shir Hashirim

Please join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Hazzan Hirschhorn for Havdalah, followed by a taste of the Song of Songs, through singing and text study. We traditionally read this passionate and multilayered text on the intermediate Shabbat of Passover following the Torah reading. This year - different from all others - we are still finding a way to drink deeply from the well of our tradition, and fill our hearts with joy and love emanating from these sacred verses. JOIN US VIA ZOOM

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Sun, April 12, 2020
11:00 AM

AC Salons with Steven Skiena and Steven Belovin: Internet Security and Artificial Intelligence Today

While we can't be together in person, that does not mean that we can not learn from each other. Join us for our second Virtual Salon on Sunday, April 12 at 11am when Steven Skiena and Steven Bellovin shares their take on the current reality and future of Artificial Intelligence and Internet Security. Steven M. Bellovin is the Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Center of…

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Mon, April 13, 2020
3:00 PM

Meditation Monday

Join us for virtual mindfulness meditation to help us keep centered in these unpredictable times.  A number of our fellow congregants are experienced meditation leaders and will act as facilitators.  Through the wonders of technology, we can enjoy the power of meditating together as a community. No prior meditation experience is necessary. Each session will be led by a different member of our community. JOIN VIA ZOOM

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Tue, April 14, 2020
2:00 PM

Kaplan and Heschel on the Meaning of Freedom with Rabbi Bill Plevan

Mordecai Kaplan and Abraham Joshua Heschel offered starkly different theological orientations to Judaism. At the same time, they both believed that American Jews should participate in the pursuit of social justice within American society as an expression of Jewish ideals. In this session, join AC member, Rabbi Bill Plevan to look at Kaplan and Heschel's conception of freedom in light of their common concern for justice and each one's unique theological vision. JOIN VIA ZOOM

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Tue, April 14, 2020
6:00 PM

Virtual Yizkor

On Yom Kippur, and in the final days of Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot, Jews observe Hazkarot Neshamot  or Yizkor , the first word of that liturgy.. During this health crisis, when we will not have public services on that date, please join us for a virtual Yizkor service via Zoom on the sixth day of Passover, before the concluding Hag begins, to remember your loved ones, to say kaddish and to pledge tzedaka in their names. Please also contribute to our seasonal Book of Remembrance.

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Fri, April 17, 2020
9:30 AM

Not Shabbat Morning Study

While we will not be together on Shabbat morning, that doesn't mean that we can not study together. Join Rabbi Kalmanofsky on Friday mornings at 9:30 (just a day before we usually meet) to delve into the weekly portion through the eyes of favorite commentators-ancient, medieval, and modern; midrashic, mystical, and academic.

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Fri, April 17, 2020
6:30 PM

Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

Please join members of the Ansche Chesed clergy for a shortened Kabbalat Shabbat -- including a Prayer for Healing, recitation of the week's yahrzeit list and Mourner's Kaddish. Please click in at 6:15 pm for some time to schmooze and greet each other first. JOIN US VIA ZOOM or call: 929 205 6099, meeting ID:  160 486 214

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