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December 2016

Thu, December 22, 2016
7:00 PM
5th Floor North

Lecture and Text Study in Memory of Dr. Yochanan Muffs, זצ״ל

Desperately Seeking Israel: Divine Struggles with Intimacy in the Torah with Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses The Torah's famous phrase: Panim El Panim-- meeting God face to face,  has become a well-used maxim. We know that meeting God face to face is mortally dangerous for human beings. And, indeed, for the Israelites, meeting God in visual or auditory form is not an easy encounter; it is fraught with fear and trembling. In this lecture/text study, we will consider the nature of the divine/human encounter…

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January 2018

Thu, January 11, 2018
6:30 PM
5th Floor North

Resetting The Table: Roots and Foundations of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1915-1949

Join Resetting The Table and Ansche Chesed as we delve deeply into the “Dual Narratives” that surround the formation of the State of Israel, from the perspective of Jews and of Palestinians.

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Wed, January 24, 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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October 2018

Tue, October 2, 2018
10:00 AM
5th Floor North

March 2020

Sat, March 7, 2020
6:30 PM
5th Floor North

Anchors of Identity: A Sculptor’s Search for Jewish Russian and Artistic Tradition

Join figurative sculptor James Sondow as he explores his current exhibition, which employs biblical narrative to allegorize his journey from the upper West Side to his ancestral roots in Russia. As the first American sculptor to graduate from Russia’s oldest art Institute, he describes finding refuge in Jewish community through the rigors of culture shock and his decade of academic training. With slides of his work portraying transformative moments of biblical matriarchs and patriarchs reconnecting to their essential ancestral lineage,…

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