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May 2020

Thu, May 28, 2020
9:15 AM

Learn to Chant Torah with Cantor Hirschhorn

Rabbi Yohanan (d. 279 C.E.) had strong feelings about using the proper musical chant in reading the Torah, asserting: "Whosoever reads without melody and studies without song, to him may be applied the verse: 'Moreover I gave them laws that were not good, and rules by which they could not live." (Talmud Bavli Megillah 32A).  In this class we will begin unlocking the musical system of symbols that guides our Shabbat Torah reading, as we journey through the last four…

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Thu, May 28, 2020
6:30 PM

AC Pre-Kun: Revelation in Surprising Times and Unlikely Places

Please join Ansche Chesed for a "Pre-Kun," an early evening of study and discussion before the onset of Shavuot, "the holiday of the giving of the Torah." During this inauspicious time, we will reflect on stories, poems and concepts about being surprised by revelation. Please join several teachers and scholars among our AC members, including Barry Holtz, Sofija Grandakovska, Daniel Nevins, as well as our clergy, who will present short and stimulating teachings. Please join the call at 6:30 for…

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Fri, May 29, 2020
10:00 AM

Shavuot Services

Please join the Ansche Chesed community for services on the first day of Shavuot. This will be our communities first Zoom services, so please bear with us as we enter a new phase of tefillah during this Covid outbreak. Our Zoom room will be open beginning at 8pm after our Pre-Kun, so we invite you to open it then and keep it open through Friday. For information on how to keep your computer from shutting down, please visit this instruction…

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Sun, May 31, 2020
8:30 AM

Sunday Morning Minyan

Anyone who has ever visited Ansche Chesed’s morning minyan will tell you that it is something very special. Meeting in the chapel on the ground floor, the minyan brings together all segments of Ansche Chesed’s diverse community. They gather to say Kaddish for loved ones, to comfort others in mourning, to celebrate simchahs (joyous occasions) and to ground themselves before starting their day. The service is brisk and allows for a more meditative and personal approach than the more formal Shabbat service…

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June 2020

Mon, June 1, 2020
7:30 AM

Weekday Morning Minyan

Anyone who has ever visited Ansche Chesed’s morning minyan will tell you that it is something very special. Meeting in the chapel on the ground floor, the minyan brings together all segments of Ansche Chesed’s diverse community. They gather to say Kaddish for loved ones, to comfort others in mourning, to celebrate simchahs (joyous occasions) and to ground themselves before starting their day. The service is brisk and allows for a more meditative and personal approach than the more formal Shabbat service…

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Mon, June 1, 2020
3:00 PM

Meditation Monday

Join us for virtual mindfulness meditation and contemplative practices to help us keep centered in these unpredictable times.  A number of our fellow congregants are experienced meditation leaders and will act as facilitators.  Through the wonders of technology, we can enjoy the power of meditating together as a community. No prior meditation experience is necessary. Each session will be led by a different member of our community. JOIN VIA ZOOM

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Mon, June 1, 2020
7:30 PM

Weekly Mental Health Check-In

The Covid crisis is intensifying the normal stress many people feel, in ways both practical and emotional, we at AC would like to provide a weekly virtual forum to discuss mental health issues related to the Covid-19 crises. AC member Dr. Ken Gorfinkle will lead a weekly, one-hour Zoom-based conversation answering your questions and addressing topics including: dealing with the isolation; responding to the demands of young children and elderly parents; and the challenges of sustaining loving relationships under isolation. If you would like to submit a…

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Tue, June 2, 2020
7:30 AM

Weekday Morning Minyan

Anyone who has ever visited Ansche Chesed’s morning minyan will tell you that it is something very special. Meeting in the chapel on the ground floor, the minyan brings together all segments of Ansche Chesed’s diverse community. They gather to say Kaddish for loved ones, to comfort others in mourning, to celebrate simchahs (joyous occasions) and to ground themselves before starting their day. The service is brisk and allows for a more meditative and personal approach than the more formal Shabbat service…

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Tue, June 2, 2020
7:00 PM

Breathe, Stretch and Sing with Cantor Natasha

Let yourself exhale the stress of the day, and inhale the healing power of song. Cantor Hirschhorn will guide the participants through a series of gentle body and voice warm up exercises to release tension, and improve and strengthen our breathing (always a good idea, but especially now!) We will then sing some familiar and new melodies to uplift our spirits and connect us to our tradition and our community. Due to the constraints of Zoom, during the group singing…

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Wed, June 3, 2020
9:15 AM

Learners’ Service: Weekday Morning Edition

It can be hard to appreciate our services - to find the prayers spiritually elevating or comforting - when you're unsure where we are in the Siddur, what comes next, when to sit or stand, what to say or sing, or just skip. Join Rabbi Yael for a weekly morning "Learners' Service" to help everyone find his or her place in our Siddur, and in our prayer community. If you need a copy of the weekday Siddur, a PDF copy can be downloaded…

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