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October 2018

Sun, October 14, 2018
10:00 AM

Riverside Park Clean-Up

Come out and see friends and make new ones as we take care of this valuable part of our park. Everyone welcome. Children under age 10 must be closely supervised. We will be working in an area near the synagogue. A wonderful opportunity to come out and enjoy a beautiful autumn day with other members of the AC community and help us take care of our larger community! Meeting at 105 Dog Run, circa 105th inside Riverside Park This event will be…

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Fri, October 19, 2018
6:30 PM

Refugee Shabbat: Shabbat Dinner

We join synagogues across America to focus our attention on the current refugee crisis through the commemoration of Refugee Shabbat. Our plans for this Shabbat will be multi-generational, including programming for those of Hebrew School age, adults, and families. Our programming includes Iraqi Refugee Ahmed Badr at Shabbat dinner, reading groups, arts, community service projects, and multi-faith programming. Please plan to join us for these Shabbat activities to give appropriate focus to this important issue.

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Sat, October 20, 2018
12:45 PM

Tween Book Club: “Refugee”

Kids in Grades 5 through 8 are invited to our “AC Tween Book Club” to discuss the award-winning book “Refugee” by Alan Gratz, facilitated by Rabbi Yael and Sheila Lewis. What does a Jewish boy fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939, a Cuban girl on a raft bound for America in 1994, and a Syrian boy traveling to Germany in recent time, have in common? Join us to find out what became of Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud in their intertwining stories, and to discuss what YOU…

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Sun, October 21, 2018
2:00 PM

First Friends: Into Action!

First Friends of New Jersey and New York provides visitors and other support within immigration detention centers, helps detainees who have been released, and advocates for a more just immigration system. In this program you will learn about the operation of the largely for-profit detention system and what you can do to assist immigrants in detention. Several AC members visit detained immigrants with First Friends and have found this a deeply meaningful way to “welcome the stranger.” Learn  about the…

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Sun, October 28, 2018
9:00 AM

Free Housewares Share ‘N “Shop”

9am to 1pm: Donate clean, used housewares in good condition Housewares only (cooking equipment, serving items, tableware, linens and towels, vases, bric-a-brac, artwork, toys, etc) NO BOOKS AND NO CLOTHING Ansche Chesed reserves the right to refuse any item. Any items left at 2 pm will be recycled or thrown away at the discretion of Ansche Chesed. 1oam to 2pm: Take any housewares you want for FREE Anyone can take something. You do NOT need to bring something to take…

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November 2018

Thu, November 1, 2018

Donate Your Extra Halloween Candy!

Not sure what you'll do with all the candy in your apartment once the trick-or-treating is done? Ronald McDonald House, which provides housing and services to families who travel to NYC so that their children can receive advanced medical treatment, distributes donated Halloween candy to the families it serves. Drop off your excess sugary treats in the Ansche Chesed lobby! Children who attend the "Doing Good as a Family" event on November 4th will also have the opportunity to make…

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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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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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Wed, November 14, 2018

Help Immigrants and Asylum Seekers in Detention

Deadline: Wednesday, November 14 PLEASE DONATE: Note Cards Greeting Cards Forever Postage Stamps Large Lined Paper Blank colored paper (not construction) Two-Pocket Folders (no plastic, no metal clips) New scarves, hats and gloves Small value phone cards Gift cards for grocery stores (Walmarts, Target, etc.) Please bring to Ansche Chesed and drop in the marked collection box. Click here for more about First Friends.

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