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November 2018

Sat, November 24, 2018
10:00 AM
6th Floor

West Side Minyan

The West Side Minyan is an egalitarian participatory group, offering a havurah experience within the Anshe Chesed Community. Our members take turns leading the services and managing administrative tasks; many of us learned davening and layning and dvar torah skills from more experienced minyan members who are very happy to teach. We read the Torah on a triennial cycle and have a group discussion following the Dvar Torah. A monthly pot luck lunch offers an extended opportunity to enjoy good…

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Sat, November 24, 2018
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, November 24, 2018
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, November 24, 2018
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, November 24, 2018
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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Tue, November 27, 2018
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, November 28, 2018
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, November 28, 2018
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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Fri, November 30, 2018
5:30 PM
Hirsch Hall

Tamar Manasseh: A Mom On A Mission

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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December 2018

Sat, December 1, 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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