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August 2020

Sun, August 30, 2020
10:30 AM

Greet and Treat!

Meet us by the Ansche Chesed stairs (West End between 100th and 101st) Welcome back from summer vacation! Kids of all ages, Parents and Teens are all welcome to come and meet Emily, our new Family Program Director, and Adina, our new Youth Director while enjoying cookies and creating your own rock art for the Kindness Rock Project! This program is FREE! Register here Registration preferred; walk-ins welcome. We will ask you to sign-in if you didn’t register ahead of time. We…

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Mon, August 31, 2020
7:00 PM

How Do You Want to Live? Reflections on Repentance from Jewish Spiritual Masters

The High Holiday season of teshuva asks us to look into the mirror honestly, to see the gap between who we are and who we might yet become. Please sit around a virtual table with Rabbi Kalmanofsky and sages from 13th century Spain, 16th century Land of Israel and 19th century Poland to ask ourselves: How do you want to live? Register to join us via Zoom

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September 2020

Tue, September 1, 2020
7:00 PM

Hear Our (muted) Voices – Shema Koleynu in the Age of Zoom, Part 2: Achot Ketana and Avinu Malkeinu

The High Holiday liturgy gains power when recited by hundreds of voices in unison. This year the poems, pleas, and praises of our prayers will sound different as we hear them over electronic platforms and recite them to ourselves in our apartments. Join Hazzan Hirschhorn and Rabbi Kalmanofsky to study some classic High Holiday passages, and think together about what they will mean when recited during Covid isolation. Register to join us via Zoom

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Wed, September 2, 2020
9:30 AM

Meet the Mahzor with Rabbi Hammerman (Rosh Hashanah Edition)

It can be hard to appreciate our High Holiday services – to find the prayers spiritually elevating or comforting – when you don’t understand the flow of the Mahzor (the High Holiday Prayerbook) and the arc of our holiday services. Join Rabbi Hammerman for a Preview of the Mahzor of our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, to help everyone find their place in our Mahzor, and in our prayer community. Register To Join Us Via Zoom

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Sun, September 6, 2020
12:00 PM

Learn To Toot Your Own Horn: Shofar Blowing Workshop

The central mitzvah of Rosh HaShanah is to hear the call of the shofar with your own ears. That will be more difficult this year, as we will gather virtually for the holidays. Some of us will opt to hear the shofar through virtual links. Others will choose to come to some of the in-person opportunities AC will create. But you can always blow the shofar for yourself! It’s not that difficult to get a sound out of it, and…

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Tue, September 8, 2020
7:00 PM

Hear Our (muted) Voices – Shema Koleynu in the Age of Zoom, Part 3: Calling From the Depths to the Highest – Mima’amakim and 13 Attributes

The High Holiday liturgy gains power when recited by hundreds of voices in unison. This year the poems, pleas, and praises of our prayers will sound different as we hear them over electronic platforms and recite them to ourselves in our apartments. Join Hazzan Hirschhorn and Rabbi Kalmanofsky to study some classic High Holiday passage, and think together about what they will mean when recited during Covid isolation. Register to join us via Zoom

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Wed, September 9, 2020
7:00 PM

Creating a Holy Space (Wherever We Are): Transforming Our Physical Space

Davvening in a synagogue is deepened and enhanced by so many aesthetic factors. Light, stained glass, decorative art, and sacred objects -- and certainly the strength of shared community and the residue left by the thousands of prayers uttered in the room over decades. This year will be different, as we davven via electronic platforms from living rooms and kitchens, without the in-person support of our fellow worshipers. What can we do so that these everyday spaces, can also enhance our Rosh…

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Sat, September 12, 2020
11:00 PM

Selichot

Please join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Hazzan Hirschhorn, along with our long-time friends, AC member Mike Cohen on woodwinds and percussionist Ronen Itzik, as we implore God to לשמוע אל הרינה ואל התפילה , “hear our prayer and praise,” and help us ready ourselves for this season of teshuva. Click here for the text booklet we will be using for this service. Register to Join Via Zoom

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Tue, September 15, 2020
7:00 PM

Hear Our (muted) Voices – Shema Koleynu in the Age of Zoom, Part 4: Gates of the Righteous and the Book of Life

The High Holiday liturgy gains power when recited by hundreds of voices in unison. This year the poems, pleas, and praises of our prayers will sound different as we hear them over electronic platforms and recite them to ourselves in our apartments. Join Hazzan Hirschhorn and Rabbi Kalmanofsky to study some classic High Holiday passage, and think together about what they will mean when recited during Covid isolation. Register to join us via Zoom

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Wed, September 23, 2020
9:30 AM

Meet the Mahzor with Rabbi Hammerman (Yom Kippur Edition)

It can be hard to appreciate our High Holiday services – to find the prayers spiritually elevating or comforting – when you don’t understand the flow of the Mahzor (the High Holiday Prayerbook) and the arc of our holiday services. Join Rabbi Hammerman for a Preview of the Mahzor of our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, to help everyone find their place in our Mahzor, and in our prayer community. Register To Join Us Via Zoom

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