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May 2020

Thu, May 28, 2020
6:30 PM

AC Pre-Kun: Revelation in Surprising Times and Unlikely Places

Please join Ansche Chesed for a "Pre-Kun," an early evening of study and discussion before the onset of Shavuot, "the holiday of the giving of the Torah." During this inauspicious time, we will reflect on stories, poems and concepts about being surprised by revelation. Please join several teachers and scholars among our AC members, including Barry Holtz, Sofija Grandakovska, Daniel Nevins, as well as our clergy, who will present short and stimulating teachings. Please join the call at 6:30 for…

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June 2020

Mon, June 1, 2020
3:00 PM

Meditation Monday

Join us for virtual mindfulness meditation and contemplative practices 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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Mon, June 1, 2020
7:30 PM

Weekly Mental Health Check-In

The Covid crisis is intensifying the normal stress many people feel, in ways both practical and emotional, we at AC would like to provide a weekly virtual forum to discuss mental health issues related to the Covid-19 crises. AC member Dr. Ken Gorfinkle will lead a weekly, one-hour Zoom-based conversation answering your questions and addressing topics including: dealing with the isolation; responding to the demands of young children and elderly parents; and the challenges of sustaining loving relationships under isolation. If you would like to submit a…

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Tue, June 2, 2020
7:00 PM

Breathe, Stretch and Sing with Cantor Natasha

Let yourself exhale the stress of the day, and inhale the healing power of song. Cantor Hirschhorn will guide the participants through a series of gentle body and voice warm up exercises to release tension, and improve and strengthen our breathing (always a good idea, but especially now!) We will then sing some familiar and new melodies to uplift our spirits and connect us to our tradition and our community. Due to the constraints of Zoom, during the group singing…

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Wed, June 3, 2020
9:15 AM

Learners’ Service: Weekday Morning Edition

It can be hard to appreciate our services - to find the prayers spiritually elevating or comforting - when you're unsure where we are in the Siddur, what comes next, when to sit or stand, what to say or sing, or just skip. Join Rabbi Yael for a weekly morning "Learners' Service" to help everyone find his or her place in our Siddur, and in our prayer community. If you need a copy of the weekday Siddur, a PDF copy can be downloaded…

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Thu, June 4, 2020
5:30 PM

Kiddush Club

With the Corona outbreak there is a lot we miss, but one of the big things is our community. Join us on Thursdays at 5:30pm for a "Kiddush Club Happy Hour." Bring your favorite beverage, and spend some time with friends, old and new. This will be an unstructured space for conversation and community. JOIN US VIA ZOOM

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Fri, June 5, 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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Sun, June 7, 2020
11:00 AM

AC Salon: Tales of the Havurah with David Kronfeld

While we can't be together in person that does not mean that we cannot learn from each other. Forty years ago, AC member David Kronfeld put away a book that he had written, not sure if it would ever see the light of day. Now all these years later, "Tales of the Havurah" has been published and David is ready to share the story of the book, the stories behind the book, and some of the stories in the book. Tales…

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Mon, June 8, 2020
3:00 PM

Meditation Monday

Join us for virtual mindfulness meditation and contemplative practices 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, June 9, 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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