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January 2018
Sat, January 20, 2018
4:30 PM

The Kashrut of Lab Cultured Meat: A Seudah Shelishit Program with Rabbi Danny Nevins

Join Ansche Chesed member and Dean of the Jewish Theological Seminary's Rabbinical School as he discusses his response on the Kashrut of Cultured Meat, which was recently approved by the CJLS (Committee for Jewish Law and Standards).

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Sun, January 28, 2018
4:00 PM
Chapel

Tu B’Shevat 5778 – Hear the Call of the Forest

For Tu B'Shevat this year join us as we take a walk in the woods with beloved Irish-Canadian scientist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, as she reveals our profound human connection to the ancient & sacred northern forests and the essential role that they play in sustaining the health of our planet. Come see Call of the Forest a documentary film in which Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores the science, folklore, and history of this essential eco-system reminding us that when we improve our profound…

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Tue, January 30, 2018
7:30 PM

Oy, Caramba!

Jewish Latin American fiction, ranging across many countries, is a rich trove of literary achievement. In this guided reading group, we will be reading stories in translation from Oy Caramba! a critical anthology edited by Ilan Stavans. Josh Hanft will facilitate the discussions. Please consider purchasing a copy of the book in advance of the first class. To see the stories that will be read, click here

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February 2018
Thu, February 8, 2018
7:00 PM

Keeping Food Sacred In A Non-Kosher World

Nowadays, strict Kashrut is less common than among our ancestors: only 31 percent of American Conservative Jews keep Kosher homes. But the need to sanctify our eating is as spiritually crucial as ever. In this series, we will discuss the classical norms as well as basic choices people might make to incorporate mindfulness, ethics and traditional Jewish norms into their lives. Even for those who do not keep strict Kashrut, there are many mitzvot to do. Judaism is never "all…

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Fri, February 9, 2018
6:30 PM
Hirsch Hall

Tamar Manasseh Shabbat Dinner

Tamar Manasseh is the founder of MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings). The organization, established in Chicago in 2015, as a way to put eyes on the streets, interrupt violence & crime, and teach children to grow up as friends rather than enemies. A group of caring individuals in the community began to simply hang out on the block, cook food, and emanate love.

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Thu, February 15, 2018
6:30 PM
5th Floor North

Alef Ad Tav: A Hebrew Marathon with Michal Nachmany

Do you want to feel more comfortable in the prayer service yet you are inhibited because you can’t read Hebrew? Have you been meaning to learn the language but somehow never seemed to have the time? This seminar is right for you.

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Fri, February 16, 2018
6:30 PM
Hirsch Hall

Shabbat Dinner with Zemirot

Join Cantor Natasha J. Hirschhorn for a spirited and joyous evening of welcoming Shabbat. Stay for dinner with friends and fellow lovers of singing and raise the roof with soulful and rousing sounds of Zemirot and Nigunim! Gym will be open for supervised play!

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Sat, February 17, 2018
5:00 PM

In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire with author Peter Hellman

After bursting onto the scene in 2002, Rudy Kurniawan, an unknown twentysomething from Indonesia, quickly became the leading purveyor of rare wines to the American elite. But in April 2008, his lots of Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis red burgundy - dating as far back as 1945 - were abruptly pulled from auction. The problem? The winemaker was certain that this particular burgundy was first produced only in 1982. Journalist Peter Hellman would closely investigate, as a singular cast of characters…

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Thu, February 22, 2018
6:30 PM
5th Floor North

Alef Ad Tav: A Hebrew Marathon with Michal Nachmany

Do you want to feel more comfortable in the prayer service yet you are inhibited because you can’t read Hebrew? Have you been meaning to learn the language but somehow never seemed to have the time? This seminar is right for you.

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Tue, February 27, 2018
7:30 PM

Oy, Caramba!

Jewish Latin American fiction, ranging across many countries, is a rich trove of literary achievement. In this guided reading group, we will be reading stories in translation from Oy Caramba! a critical anthology edited by Ilan Stavans. Josh Hanft will facilitate the discussions. Please consider purchasing a copy of the book in advance of the first class. To see the stories that will be read, click here

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