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November 2020

Thu, November 12, 2020
5:30 PM

To Schmooze or not to Schmooze: The Un-Distancing Hour

We'd like to announce the rebranding and re-imagining of the Thursday afternoon Kiddush cocktail hour, which has been a lovely way for people to connect during this crazy time. But we thought it needed a transformation into something a bit more specific. Before the pandemic, Kiddush has traditionally been a way for people at Ansche Chesed to connect with one another, to share milestones, to kvetch and moan a bit, to express support to friends who are going through one…

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Fri, November 13, 2020
9:30 AM

Not Shabbat Morning Study

While we will not be together on Shabbat morning, that doesn’t mean that we can not study together. Join Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky and members of the Ansche Chesed community on Friday mornings at 9:30 (just a day before we usually meet) to delve into the weekly portion through the eyes of favorite commentators-ancient, medieval, and modern; midrashic, mystical, and academic. JOIN VIA ZOOM

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Mon, November 16, 2020
7:00 PM

Or Neerav/”The Sweet Light”: An Introduction to Kabbalah

One of the greatest of all Kabbalists, R. Moshe Cordovero (or "Ramak," 1520-1570, Safed, Land of Israel), wrote a primer on Jewish mystical doctrines to encourage all Jews to explore this secret realm. This relatively short work is available on Sefaria. To mark Ramak's 500th birthday, please join Rabbi Kalmanofsky for a weekly spiritual and intellectual adventure into the teachings and techniques that make Kabbalah one of the world's great mystical traditions. (I promise: no red strings, no holy water.…

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Tue, November 17, 2020
7:00 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus at Ansche Chesed

Hazzan Natasha J. Hirschhorn, Artistic Director “If a choir is only about singing and performing - there will be no choir for a while. If choir is about teaching and learning, growing, connecting, community, cultural exploration and transmission, and innovating - we will find a way to have choir”. --Kellie Walsh - President of Choral Canada Even in the Covid era, our Shirei Chesed Community Chorus will continue to build community through learning a rich and diverse repertoire of Jewish…

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Wed, November 18, 2020
7:00 PM

Talmud Study With Rabbi Kalmanofsky: Taking Responsibility and Fixing Mistakes

This year, the Wednesday night Talmud class will focus on Bava Kamma chapter 9. Jewish ethics require us to be responsible people -- that we fix what we break, and pay for our crimes. This year we will study some of the Talmud's lengthy examination of torts, the complicated economic damages people can cause. Bava Kamma chapter 9 examines the laws of robbery, fraud and the restitution those criminals must make. The chapters we will be focusing on can be found…

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Thu, November 19, 2020
5:30 PM

To Schmooze or not to Schmooze: The Un-Distancing Hour

We'd like to announce the rebranding and re-imagining of the Thursday afternoon Kiddush cocktail hour, which has been a lovely way for people to connect during this crazy time. But we thought it needed a transformation into something a bit more specific. Before the pandemic, Kiddush has traditionally been a way for people at Ansche Chesed to connect with one another, to share milestones, to kvetch and moan a bit, to express support to friends who are going through one…

Find out more »
Fri, November 20, 2020
9:30 AM

Not Shabbat Morning Study

While we will not be together on Shabbat morning, that doesn’t mean that we can not study together. Join Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky and members of the Ansche Chesed community on Friday mornings at 9:30 (just a day before we usually meet) to delve into the weekly portion through the eyes of favorite commentators-ancient, medieval, and modern; midrashic, mystical, and academic. JOIN VIA ZOOM

Find out more »
Mon, November 23, 2020
7:00 PM

Or Neerav/”The Sweet Light”: An Introduction to Kabbalah

One of the greatest of all Kabbalists, R. Moshe Cordovero (or "Ramak," 1520-1570, Safed, Land of Israel), wrote a primer on Jewish mystical doctrines to encourage all Jews to explore this secret realm. This relatively short work is available on Sefaria. To mark Ramak's 500th birthday, please join Rabbi Kalmanofsky for a weekly spiritual and intellectual adventure into the teachings and techniques that make Kabbalah one of the world's great mystical traditions. (I promise: no red strings, no holy water.…

Find out more »
Tue, November 24, 2020
7:00 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus at Ansche Chesed

Hazzan Natasha J. Hirschhorn, Artistic Director “If a choir is only about singing and performing - there will be no choir for a while. If choir is about teaching and learning, growing, connecting, community, cultural exploration and transmission, and innovating - we will find a way to have choir”. --Kellie Walsh - President of Choral Canada Even in the Covid era, our Shirei Chesed Community Chorus will continue to build community through learning a rich and diverse repertoire of Jewish…

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Wed, November 25, 2020
7:00 PM

Talmud Study With Rabbi Kalmanofsky: Taking Responsibility and Fixing Mistakes

This year, the Wednesday night Talmud class will focus on Bava Kamma chapter 9. Jewish ethics require us to be responsible people -- that we fix what we break, and pay for our crimes. This year we will study some of the Talmud's lengthy examination of torts, the complicated economic damages people can cause. Bava Kamma chapter 9 examines the laws of robbery, fraud and the restitution those criminals must make. The chapters we will be focusing on can be found…

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