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April 2020

Wed, April 1, 2020
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year in Wednesday night Talmud we will study the tenth chapter of Tractate Yevamot. In this chapter, the Talmud wrestles with "the Return of Martin Guerre." What happens when a woman remarries after a spouse's supposed death, only to discover that the reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated? The textual, ethical and literary challenges elicited profound responses from centuries of interpreters, including Shai Agnon, the modernist writer who wove a novella from this material.

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Thu, April 2, 2020
7:00 PM

How Will This Feel Like Pesach? With Rabbi Lilly Kaufman

This year, our holiday of freedom, zman heruteinu, will pose unprecedented challenges. Some of us will feel isolated from friends and family, some unable to share favorite foods or songs, some unable to clean and cook as we are accustomed. How will we successfully create that holiday spirit? How will we deal with our worries and disappointment? Please join this Zoom call with Rabbi Lilly Kaufman to share our concerns and worries, plus our ideas and hopes for how to make this,…

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Thu, April 2, 2020
8:30 PM

AC Parent Community Check-In and Intro to Mindful Parenting

AC parents are invited to come together virtually for an "AC Parent Community Check-In" with Rabbi Yael and Liz Emens. Liz Emens is an AC parent, and Director of the Mindfulness Program at the Columbia Law School. Liz will lead us in an introduction to mindfulness meditation, and discussion on how mindfulness can help us as parents (and people!), especially in this unique moment. Please Register Here, so we know to expect you Be in touch with Rabbi Yael with…

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Fri, April 3, 2020
9:30 AM

Not Shabbat Morning Study

While we will not be together on Shabbat morning, that doesn't mean that we can not study together. Join Rabbi Kalmanofsky on Friday mornings at 9:30 (just a day before we usually meet) to delve into the weekly portion through the eyes of favorite commentators-ancient, medieval, and modern; midrashic, mystical, and academic.

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Fri, April 3, 2020
4:00 PM

Mishpacha Services with Leilah – LIVE!

Babies, toddlers and preschool age kids and their families are invited to join Leilah for our Mishpacha Service, this Friday afternoon. Get ready for Shabbat with songs, puppets, movement -- and your friends from Ansche Chesed.  JOIN US VIA ZOOM

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Fri, April 3, 2020
6:30 PM

Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

Please join members of the Ansche Chesed clergy for a shortened Kabbalat Shabbat -- including a Prayer for Healing, recitation of the week's yahrzeit list and Mourner's Kaddish. Please click in at 6:15 pm for some time to schmooze and greet each other first. JOIN US VIA ZOOM or call: 929 205 6099, meeting ID:  160 486 214

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Sun, April 5, 2020
11:00 AM

AC Salons with Martin Sinkoff Everything You Wanted To Know About Wine…

While we can't be together in person, that does not mean that we can not learn from each other. Join us for our first Virtual Salon on Sunday, April 5 at 11am when Martin Sinkoff, former President of Ansche Chesed, recent Oleh to Israel, and Founder of Martin Sinkoff Associates shares with us his lifetime of wisdom from the wine world. Do you want to know what the real difference between kosher and non-kosher wine is? What is exciting in the world…

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Sun, April 5, 2020
7:00 PM

Scenes from the Haggadah and History

While the "Zoom Seders" of our current reality may seem unprecedented to many of us -- throughout Jewish history, our ancestors have had to adapt the traditional Seder time and time again to celebrate Pesach during unusual times and in unconventional circumstances. Join Rabbi Yael Hammerman to explore the themes of our Haggadah together, and be inspired by the resilience and experience of Seders past.

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Mon, April 6, 2020
3:00 PM

Meditation Monday

Join us for virtual mindfulness meditation 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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Tue, April 7, 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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