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September 2016
Sat, September 24, 2016
10:00 PM

Tales of Teshuva

The Chassidic tradition made story-telling a central religious expression with unprecedented intensity and depth. To begin the season of repentance, Joshua Halberstam will share with us tales of self-scrutiny and return.

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September 2017
Sat, September 16, 2017
9:45 PM

Unetaneh Tokef: Living in Clay Houses

Saturday night, September 16 Learning at 9:45pm Selichot Services at 11pm Please join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Chazzan Hirschhorn to explore the meaning and music of the most religiously challenging yet most spiritually stirring passage in the High Holiday prayer book. What does Unetaneh Tokef really mean? Why and how does it move us so? How do its words and the musical versions through the ages combine for poetic power?

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November 2017
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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Mon, November 27, 2017
7:00 PM

Open Your Hands: Tzedaka Priorities and Values For End-Of-Year Giving

REGISTER HERE. American households will give more than $90 billion in charitable gifts this December, nearly one-third of all their private donations. As Jews, what are our tzedaka priorities? How do our choices express our values? Please join Rabbi Kalmanofsky to study some classical Jewish texts and discuss how to decide our own tzedaka decisions.

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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
Reading Time at AC
Mon, December 11, 2017
7:30 PM

Keeping Up With The Kinder: Judaism Crash Course

Join Rabbi Yael for a “Judaism Crash Course” geared at parents who would like to strengthen their own Jewish knowledge, skills and comfort level. Open to individuals of any religious background. We will explore the Jewish holiday cycle and synagogue building, navigate through the Siddur (prayer book) and Chumash (Bible), and work together to connect with what our kids are learning in their Jewish education. Contact Rabbi Yael to join the fun.

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January 2018
Sat, January 20, 2018
9:15 AM
Chapel

Shabbat Morning Study

Led by Rabbi Kalmanofsky and other synagogue members, sessions are on the weekly portion through the eyes of favorite commentators—ancient, medieval, and modern; midrashic, mystical, and academic.

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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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Sat, January 27, 2018
9:15 AM
Chapel

Shabbat Morning Study

Led by Rabbi Kalmanofsky and other synagogue members, sessions are on the weekly portion through the eyes of favorite commentators—ancient, medieval, and modern; midrashic, mystical, and academic.

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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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