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January 2019

Sat, January 12, 2019
10:00 AM
5th Floor

Minyan M’at

Minyan M’at is an independent, traditional, egalitarian community within Ansche Chesed. Now more than 30 years old, our group of over 150 households comes together to daven (pray), to learn, to celebrate and to sustain each other.

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Sat, January 12, 2019
10:00 AM
6th Floor

West Side Minyan

Shabbat at Ansche Chesed offers members and visitors alike many paths to spiritual engagement. West Side Minyan is a lay-led service on the 6th floor.

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Sat, January 12, 2019
11:00 AM
Chapel

Big Kids’ Service (Kids Only, Grade 3 through B’nai mitzvah)

This service delves into the structure and purpose of tefillot (prayers) and parshah (Torah portion). As they watch each other participate, children develop a feeling of community.

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Sat, January 12, 2019
11:15 AM
2nd Floor (Room 2S)

Yigdal Service (Kindergarten through Grade 2)

This service exposes children to a greater number of Shabbat tefillot (prayers) than are presented in the Mishpachah Service. Boys and girls are encouraged to help lead the prayers.

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Sat, January 12, 2019
11:15 AM
2nd Floor (Room 2N)

Mishpacha Service (Babies, Toddlers and Preschool children)

Babies, toddlers and preschool age kids are exposed to the sights and sounds of Shabbat during this lively service. It is supplemented by fun and engaging songs, stories and movement.

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Sat, January 12, 2019
1:00 PM

Tween Book Club: “The War Within”

Tweens in Grades 4 through 7 are invited to our “AC Tween Book Club” to discuss the book “The War Within: A Novel of the Civil War," by Carol Matas, facilitated by Sheila Lewis and Youth Director, Deena Cowans.

What if you and a close relative, even a sister, held strong but different political opinions that threatened to tear you apart? …It’s not taking place in 2019, but in 1862, when two sisters, Hannah and Joanna Green of Mississippi, disagree on the issue of slavery. As Southern Jews, the family is misplaced because of their religion. How do their arguments connect to Jewish values? How is this question relevant to Jews today?

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Sun, January 13, 2019
11:00 AM

Lost & Found Exhibit at the Center for Jewish History

Join an Ansche Chesed group, led by member David Roskies, whose family photos were found in creating this exhibit.

The Lost & Found exhibit at the Center for Jewish History will tell the remarkable story of a family photo album that was owned and assembled in the years leading up to World War II by Anna Warshawska, who was deported in 1943 from the Kovno Ghetto together with most of her family. Prior to her deportation, Anna, more intimately known as Annushka, smuggled the album out of the city’s wartime Jewish ghetto, entrusting it to a non-Jewish Lithuanian family for safekeeping. The album was rediscovered in 2013 and, after some sleuthing and fortuitous discoveries, reunited with the descendants of Warshawska’s family.

Meet at the Center: 15 West 16th St. New York by 11am.

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Tue, January 15, 2019
7:30 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Founded in 2005, our 4-part chorus has grown to 50 voices! This year we are preparing for a Concert Jewish Songs of Love from Around the World, on Sunday, April 7 at 4pm, At this point in the year, only experienced singers are invited to join. Free for members; non-members pay $90 per semester or $180 per year. Free for members; not members $90 per semester or $180 per year.  For more information please email NHirschhorn@AnscheChesed.org.

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Wed, January 16, 2019
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

The Secret Mysticism of the Talmud Generally, Talmud is the least esoteric sort of Jewish wisdom. The Sages' care mostly about often very mundane law, like property disputes and kashrut. But Talmud also has its own occult lore. This year in Wednesday night Talmud we will study the second chapter of Tractate Hagigah, which you can purchase on-line, or through our dear friends at West Side Judaica. We'll read stories of mystical rabbis, and we will supplement the Talmud's material…

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Wed, January 16, 2019
8:00 PM
Chapel

Ma’ariv

Join us for a traditional Ma'ariv service on Wednesday nights, following Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky.

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