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December 2019

Thu, December 12, 2019
7:00 PM
Ansche Chesed

Mussar with Rabbi Judith Edelstein

Mussar is a thousand-year-old body of teachings and practices that provide distinctively Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life. Mussar guides you in identifying your unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist you on your journey. Join Ansche Chesed member Rabbi Judith Edelstein to explore the anatomy of the soul, your personal soul curriculum, how to use that curriculum as the basis for personal growth, and how Mussar provides guidance. You'll explore some of…

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Tue, December 17, 2019
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, Oratorio Souls on Fire based on the book…

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Wed, December 18, 2019
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, December 19, 2019
7:00 PM
Ansche Chesed

Mussar with Rabbi Judith Edelstein

Mussar is a thousand-year-old body of teachings and practices that provide distinctively Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life. Mussar guides you in identifying your unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist you on your journey. Join Ansche Chesed member Rabbi Judith Edelstein to explore the anatomy of the soul, your personal soul curriculum, how to use that curriculum as the basis for personal growth, and how Mussar provides guidance. You'll explore some of…

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Thu, December 19, 2019
7:00 PM

Ansche Chesed Reads Antisemitism: Here and Now

Through a deep read of Deborah Lipstadt’s book Antisemitism: Here and Now, Rabbi Kalmanofsky will explore the uptick in antisemitism across the globe and consider where it comes from and how we should respond. The book is available for purchase on Amazon and your local bookseller.

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Sat, December 21, 2019
1:15 PM
Sanctuary

Help Our Sanctuary Services as a Gabbai

Would you like to take on a meaningful, but manageable role in leading our services? Please join us at an introductory training session on December 21, following Shabbat services and Kiddush, to learn how to become a Gabbai, who calls people to the Torah and aids the Torah readers. Learn the choreography and skill so you can take this important role during holiday and Shabbat services.  This session will be followed by more detailed sessions in the future. Please join…

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Wed, December 25, 2019
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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January 2020

Wed, January 1, 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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Tue, January 7, 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 7, 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, Oratorio Souls on Fire based on the book…

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