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October 2017
Tue, October 10, 2017
7:00 PM

11th Annual Sukkah Sing-Along!

Tuesday, October 10 at 7pm Join Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn, Shirei Chesed Chorus singers, Mike Cohen on woodwinds and other guest musicians for our Annual Sukkah Sing-Along! Partake in a festive meal on our rooftop Sukkah, bring your family, a friend or two, and a dairy or pareve dish to share. We will pick the most beautiful and fun Jewish folk songs from Israel and beyond to sing the night away! Free of charge.

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Tue, October 10, 2017
7:00 PM

Israeli Film and Discussion in the Sukkah

Join Upper West Side Shaliach, Hai Piasezky, in our Sukkah to watch a few short films as a part of The Other Israeli Film Festival, followed by a conversation about the important topics raised in these films.

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Thu, October 12, 2017
11:00 AM

Kids Shemini Atzeret Services

Thursday, October 12 at 11am in the Chapel Kids of all ages are welcome to join our special Shemini Atzeret service with Rabbi Yael! Parents are welcome to attend as well.

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Thu, October 12, 2017
5:30 PM

Family Simchat Torah Celebration

Thursday, October 12 at 5:30pm in Hirsch Hall Join us Thursday evening for a light dairy dinner followed by dancing and our annual Torah Unroll! All are welcome to stay for the Ansche Chesed Simchat Torah celebration. We will have a special children’s ice cream party after the first Hakafa.

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Sun, October 29, 2017
7:30 PM

Annual Midnight Run

Join Ansche Chesed members in collecting, sorting, and distributing food, clothing, and toiletries to homeless New Yorkers. You can learn more about the organization at www.midnightrun.org. How can I make a difference ahead of the run? 1. Donate gently used clothing and toiletries (from 10/13 - 10/29) in the lobby 2. Donate money to buy food, underwear and toiletries - donations should be made out to Ansche Chesed with a note that it's for the Midnight Run How can I make a difference the day…

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November 2017
Sun, November 5, 2017
11:00 AM
Hirsch Hall

Ansche Chesed Survey: Highlights

Please join us for a community meeting to discuss the findings of the synagogue-wide survey, and work together to chart an initial course of action. There will be a presentation of the survey highlights, followed by round table discussions. Bagels and lox will be served, and the gym will be open for supervised children's play. All members (even those who did not take the survey) are encouraged to attend! Please RSVP! If you do, you will be entered into a…

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Tue, November 7, 2017
8:15 AM

A Taste of the Zohar: Early Morning Study

Join us monthly, after morning minyan, for coffee and bagels and to learn with Rabbi Kalmanofsky. This year, we will have a taste of The Holy Zohar, the "Bible" of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). Thanks to the masterful translation by Daniel Matt, now English speakers can experience the most beautiful Jewish book ever written.

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Thu, November 9, 2017
7:00 PM

Shifting Ground; Immigration. Refugees. DACA.

WHY DO CHANGES IN POLICY MATTER TO US? WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP? Join Ansche Chesed and the Synagogue Coalition for the Refugee and Immigrant Crisis for an evening focusing on the current changes to policy, and how they impact immigrants and refugees. Learn what we can and must do to advocate for change and assist those in need, as we hear from a DACA recipient, Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky, representatives from HIAS and Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights,…

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Tue, November 28, 2017
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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December 2017
Sat, December 2, 2017
4:00 PM

The Ruined House: A Seudah Shelishit Celebration of Ruby Namdar

REGISTER HERE. Join the Ansche Chesed community as we celebrate the English publication of The Ruined House by member Ruby Namdar. Join us at this Seudah Shelishit program which will include a conversation between Rabbi Kalmanofsky and the author, and after Shabbat an opportunity to purchase his book and have it signed by Ruby. The winner of the Sapir Prize, Israel’s highest literary award, Ruby Namdar’s The Ruined House follows Andrew P. Cohen, a professor of comparative culture at New York University, who is at the…

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