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March 2020

Tue, March 3, 2020
8:15 AM
Chapel

Neim Zemirot Israel: Great Poems from the Hebrew Bookshelf

Judaism is not just rules and values. It is also great literary art. Please join us each month to study some of the most soaring songs of Jewish tradition, from ancient biblical writers to Medieval and modern poets. We'll read the words of King David, Judah HaLevi, Rachel, Amichai and Gouri.

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Tue, March 3, 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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Wed, March 4, 2020
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year in Wednesday night Talmud we will study the tenth chapter of Tractate Yevamot. In this chapter, the Talmud wrestles with "the Return of Martin Guerre." What happens when a woman remarries after a spouse's supposed death, only to discover that the reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated? The textual, ethical and literary challenges elicited profound responses from centuries of interpreters, including Shai Agnon, the modernist writer who wove a novella from this material.

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Thu, March 5, 2020
7:00 PM

Season of Mussar with Rabbi Judith Edelstein

This February - April, Ansche Chesed member Rabbi Judith Edelstein will lead a 13 week (seven session) Mussar course, following up on A Taste of Mussar.  The class will meet every other week; individual meetings occur on off weeks. Mussar is a thousand-year-old body of teachings and practices that provide Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life and struggle with. Mussar guides you in identifying your unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist you develop…

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Sat, March 7, 2020
6:30 PM
5th Floor North

Anchors of Identity: A Sculptor’s Search for Jewish Russian and Artistic Tradition

Join figurative sculptor James Sondow as he explores his current exhibition, which employs biblical narrative to allegorize his journey from the upper West Side to his ancestral roots in Russia. As the first American sculptor to graduate from Russia’s oldest art Institute, he describes finding refuge in Jewish community through the rigors of culture shock and his decade of academic training. With slides of his work portraying transformative moments of biblical matriarchs and patriarchs reconnecting to their essential ancestral lineage,…

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Sun, March 8, 2020
10:00 AM

Purim Carnival

Celebrate Purim with games, costumes, open gym, and fun!
Sensory Sensitive Play.
Magic Show!

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Mon, March 9, 2020
6:30 PM
Sanctuary

Megillah Gras! A “Big Easy” Purim Celebration

Join us for ma'ariv a megillah reading, a Megilah Gras costume parade, led by our own N'awlins Brass Band. Get into the holiday spirit!

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Tue, March 10, 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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Wed, March 11, 2020
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year in Wednesday night Talmud we will study the tenth chapter of Tractate Yevamot. In this chapter, the Talmud wrestles with "the Return of Martin Guerre." What happens when a woman remarries after a spouse's supposed death, only to discover that the reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated? The textual, ethical and literary challenges elicited profound responses from centuries of interpreters, including Shai Agnon, the modernist writer who wove a novella from this material.

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