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January 2018
Sat, January 13, 2018
12:30 PM

Millennials and the Jewish Community: An Ansche Chesed Shabbaton

Join us for a potluck Shabbat lunch after davening to discuss Millennials and the Jewish Community as a part of our Shabbaton on the larger Millenial experience. After lunch, our conversation, which will include both Jewish professionals who work with this age cohort as well as including members of our community who belong to this age-group, as we discuss issues such as questions of membership, worship and (dis)connection to Israel, you know... life.

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Sun, January 14, 2018
1:00 PM

“LEIL” SHIRA: AN AFTERNOON OF ISRAELI SONG

In celebration of Israel 70th birthday, join Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz and Eric Fishman, family, and friends for a warm and joyous musical get together to sing through as many beloved Israeli songs as we can! With Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn and the members of Shirei Chesed Community Chorus (funded by the generous support of the Rabbi Gershon Schwartz Memorial Fund). Light refreshments will be served.

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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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Wed, January 24, 2018
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year we will study material from the first chapters of Bava Batra (in the Artscroll Talmud available at West Side Judaica or online) about the duties that neighbors have regarding each other's property. These sections will have interesting implications for economic competition, environmental safeguards and communal welfare in the modern age.

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Wed, January 24, 2018
7:30 PM
5th Floor North

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Inspired by the diversity of Jewish music around the globe, from liturgical settings, Israeli songs, Hassidic niggunim, and new compositions. Ability to carry a tune is important. Free for members; non-members $90 per semester or $180 per year. For more info, please email NHirschhorn@anschechesed.org.

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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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Wed, January 31, 2018
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year we will study material from the first chapters of Bava Batra (in the Artscroll Talmud available at West Side Judaica or online) about the duties that neighbors have regarding each other's property. These sections will have interesting implications for economic competition, environmental safeguards and communal welfare in the modern age.

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Wed, January 31, 2018
7:30 PM
5th Floor North

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Inspired by the diversity of Jewish music around the globe, from liturgical settings, Israeli songs, Hassidic niggunim, and new compositions. Ability to carry a tune is important. Free for members; non-members $90 per semester or $180 per year. For more info, please email NHirschhorn@anschechesed.org.

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February 2018
Sat, February 3, 2018
9:15 AM
Chapel

Torah Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

Rabbi Kalmanofsky leads a discussion on the weekly Torah portion, looking at it through the eyes of favorite commentators, ancient, medieval, modern, midrashic, mystical and academic.

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