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February 2018
Tue, February 6, 2018
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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Wed, February 7, 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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Wed, February 7, 2018
7:30 PM
5th Floor North

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Inspired by the diversity of Jewish music around the globe, from liturgical settings, Israeli songs, Hassidic niggunim, and new compositions. Ability to carry a tune is important. Free for members; non-members $90 per semester or $180 per year. For more info, please email NHirschhorn@anschechesed.org.

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Thu, February 8, 2018
7:00 PM

Keeping Food Sacred In A Non-Kosher World

Nowadays, strict Kashrut is less common than among our ancestors: only 31 percent of American Conservative Jews keep Kosher homes. But the need to sanctify our eating is as spiritually crucial as ever. In this series, we will discuss the classical norms as well as basic choices people might make to incorporate mindfulness, ethics and traditional Jewish norms into their lives. Even for those who do not keep strict Kashrut, there are many mitzvot to do. Judaism is never "all…

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Fri, February 9, 2018
5:30 PM
Chapel

Kabbalat Shabbat

Each Friday evening Ansche Chesed comes together to welcome Shabbat in the chapel on the ground floor. Services are often followed by an oneg Shabbat or a more formal dinner with a speaker.   (Image: “An Illustrated Kabbalat Shabbat Siddur with Drawings by Daniel Nebenzahl” is shared by Daniel Nebenzahl with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International copyleft license.)

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Fri, February 9, 2018
6:30 PM
Hirsch Hall

CANCELLED: Tamar Manasseh Shabbat Dinner

Tamar Manasseh is the founder of MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings). The organization, established in Chicago in 2015, as a way to put eyes on the streets, interrupt violence & crime, and teach children to grow up as friends rather than enemies. A group of caring individuals in the community began to simply hang out on the block, cook food, and emanate love.

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Sat, February 10, 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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Sat, February 10, 2018
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary Service

The Sanctuary Service follows the traditional Conservative liturgy. We read the Torah on the annual cycle, completing the entire Torah each year.

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Sat, February 10, 2018
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, February 10, 2018
10:00 AM
3rd Floor (Room 3N)

Learners’ Service

Led by rabbinical student Lucca Myara, this service is perfect for those preparing for their kids' bnei mitzvah, or those considering conversion, or anyone who wants to feel more at home in shul. Thanks to the very well-done prayer book, Eit Ratzon, you need not know how to read Hebrew characters to enjoy it.

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