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October 2018

Mon, October 29, 2018
7:30 PM

Seven Sacred Steps: Demystifying Mikvah  

Join Rabbi Yael for a deep dive into the ancient ritual of mikvah. We will demystify this mysterious Jewish space by exploring traditional and contemporary, creative uses of mikvah. How can mikvah be used as a ritual for healing, or to mark the passage of time and life transitions? This class may be for you if you are curious about mikvah, or if you want to experience mikvah for the first time with a supportive community. Or, this class may…

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November 2018

Sun, November 4, 2018
10:00 AM

Blood Drive

Outside Ansche Chesed, on 100th St between Broadway and West End   Donor Requirements: Bring a picture ID or NYBC Donor ID card if you have one. Donors must be over 16 years old Signed permission slip for those 16 years old Minimum weight 110 lbs Eat well & drink fluids before donating Join us to help save a life!   Walk-ins welcomed, Appointments Preferred. Click here to schedule an appointment.

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Sun, November 4, 2018
4:00 PM

Doing Good As A Family

It is never too early to introduce children to the importance of giving back to the community. Parents will have an opportunity to hear from Natalie Silverstein, New York Coordinator of Doing Good Together (a "national nonprofit that works to make volunteering and service, along with daily kindness, easy for every family"), and author of the forthcoming book, The Busy Family's Guide to Giving Back.

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Fri, November 9, 2018
5:30 PM

Family Shabbat Service and Dinner

Join us for a lively, family-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service at 5:30pm followed by a Family Shabbat dinner and open gym! We look forward to seeing all of you.  

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Sun, November 11, 2018
10:30 AM

Global Citizenship: A Trans-Atlantic Conversation & Brunch

With so much going on in America, we forget that we are members of a global citizenship. What happens internationally, affects us as well. Now that we are on the other side of the mid-term elections, join Ansche Chesed for a Trans-Atlantic conversation. Join Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg to learn more about the state of European Jewry. Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg is a Masorti rabbi, the Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism UK. He is a leading writer and thinker on Judaism. He…

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Tue, November 13, 2018
8:15 AM


EARLY MORNING STUDY WITH RABBI KALMANOFSKY The tradition of Jewish wisdom stretches back millennia, to times and places unimaginably different from our own. Sometimes we can apply ancient wisdom to modern problems, and sometimes that's not so easy. Each month we will study modern rabbinic attempts – mostly heterodox, sometimes more traditional – to answer today's questions, in areas like medical, social, economic, and political ethics. Second TUE of the month at 8:15AM

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Tue, November 13, 2018
6:00 PM
Fourth Universalist Society: 160 Central Park West at 76th St

Community Potluck for a Family in Sanctuary

Ansche Chesed will co-host a potluck dinner at Fourth Universalist Society in support of the Hernandez family who are living in sanctuary in the church building. Bring a dish to share, bring your family, bring your friends. All are welcome to gather for dinner, community building, and to offer support. In March 2018, Aura Hernandez was facing a forced return to Guatemala. Fourth Universalist welcomed Aura and her two children, Camila and Daniel, into sanctuary while she fights to secure…

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Fri, November 30, 2018
5:30 PM
Hirsch Hall

Tamar Manasseh: A Mom On A Mission

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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December 2018

Sat, December 1, 2018
7:30 PM

Scotch Tasting and Israeli Wine Sampling!

Get in the spirit of Chanukah with a Scotch Tasting from the six different regions of Scotland. Share family stories and photos from previous generations, and enjoy great nosh and lively conversation. Hosted by Columbus Ave Wine and Spirits.

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Tue, December 4, 2018
7:00 PM

Annual Chanukah Sing-Along & Potluck Dinner

Bring your own menorah, a dairy or parve dish to share, and, if you'd like, a musical instrument to play. Join Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn, Shirei Chesed, Ansche Chesed Community Chorus and Mike Cohen, Woodwinds, for a rousing Chanukah sing-along from around the world, delicious latkes from Chef's Table, and a potluck dinner. 

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