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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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?Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »