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January 2018
Sun, January 28, 2018
4:00 PM
Chapel

Tu B’Shevat 5778 – Hear the Call of the Forest

For Tu B'Shevat this year join us as we take a walk in the woods with beloved Irish-Canadian scientist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, as she reveals our profound human connection to the ancient & sacred northern forests and the essential role that they play in sustaining the health of our planet. Come see Call of the Forest a documentary film in which Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores the science, folklore, and history of this essential eco-system reminding us that when we improve our profound…

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Tue, January 30, 2018
7:30 PM

Oy, Caramba!

Jewish Latin American fiction, ranging across many countries, is a rich trove of literary achievement. In this guided reading group, we will be reading stories in translation from Oy Caramba! a critical anthology edited by Ilan Stavans. Josh Hanft will facilitate the discussions. Please consider purchasing a copy of the book in advance of the first class. To see the stories that will be read, click here

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Wed, January 31, 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, January 31, 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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February 2018
Fri, February 2, 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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Sat, February 3, 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 3, 2018
10:00 AM
6th Floor

Minyan Rimonim

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

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Sat, February 3, 2018
11:00 AM
Chapel

Big Kids’ Service (children in Grade 3 through pre-bar/bat 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, February 3, 2018
11:15 AM
2nd Floor (Room 2S)

Yigdal Service (children preschool-age 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, February 3, 2018
11:15 AM
2nd Floor (Room 2N)

Mishpachah Service (children preschool-age and younger)

Babies and toddlers 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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