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January 2020

Sat, January 25, 2020
5:45 PM
Ansche Chesed

Hearing Women’s Voices From the Shoah

Beginning with a performance of an excerpt of the play, Etty, adapted from the diaries of Dutch writer, Etty Hillesum and a look together at excerpts from Hillesum's and other testimonies, we can begin to uncover what women experienced under German occupation. Join us to think about how gender, age and family context shaped women's lives in flight, ghettos, concentration and death camps and in hiding. Our conversation will include talking about the process of performing Etty before so many…

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Sun, January 26, 2020
3:00 PM
5th Floor

“Leil” Shira: An Afternoon Of Israeli Song

Join Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz and Eric Fishman, family, and friends for a warm and joyous musical get together to sing through as many beloved Israeli songs as we can! With Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn and the members of Shirei Chesed Community Chorus (funded by the generous support of the Rabbi Gershon Schwartz Memorial Fund). Light refreshments will be served.

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Sun, January 26, 2020
3:00 PM
5th Floor

“Leil” Shira: An Afternoon Of Israeli Song

Join Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz and Eric Fishman, family, and friends for a warm and joyous musical get together to sing through as many beloved Israeli songs as we can! With Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn and the members of Shirei Chesed Community Chorus (funded by the generous support of the Rabbi Gershon Schwartz Memorial Fund). Light refreshments will be served.

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Mon, January 27, 2020
7:30 PM

Levana: A Rosh Chodesh Group for Women

Welcome the new Hebrew month with Levana – AC’s new Rosh Chodesh group for those who identify as women. Come for community, conversation, and a cup of tea. Bring old friends or make new ones, as we learn about and from each other. Gatherings are member-led and supported by our female clergy, Rabbi Yael and Hazzan Natasha. Open to AC members and non-members at any age and stage. RSVP appreciated, but walk-ins welcome. Questions? Please contact Stephanie Rose or Rabbi Yael.

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Tue, January 28, 2020
7:30 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Our 4-part chorus brings together almost 50 lovers of choral singing from both Ansche Chesed and the wider Jewish community. We perform an eclectic repertoire inspired by the richness and diversity of Jewish music from around the globe, ranging from liturgical settings to Yiddish, Ladino and Israeli songs, Hassidic niggunim and new compositions.  Our recent performances include classical programs with The Bachanalia String Orchestra, a jazz concert with The Afro-Semitic Experience ensemble, a celebration of Jewish Love Songs from around the world,…

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Wed, January 29, 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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February 2020

Tue, February 4, 2020
6:15 PM
5th Floor

Teen Class On Jewish Identity

What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society.

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Tue, February 4, 2020
7:30 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Our 4-part chorus brings together almost 50 lovers of choral singing from both Ansche Chesed and the wider Jewish community. We perform an eclectic repertoire inspired by the richness and diversity of Jewish music from around the globe, ranging from liturgical settings to Yiddish, Ladino and Israeli songs, Hassidic niggunim and new compositions.  Our recent performances include classical programs with The Bachanalia String Orchestra, a jazz concert with The Afro-Semitic Experience ensemble, a celebration of Jewish Love Songs from around the world,…

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Wed, February 5, 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, February 6, 2020
7:00 PM

Season of Mussar with Rabbi Judith Edelstein

This February - April, Ansche Chesed member Rabbi Judith Edelstein will lead a 13 week (seven session) Mussar course, following up on A Taste of Mussar.  The class will meet every other week; individual meetings occur on off weeks. Mussar is a thousand-year-old body of teachings and practices that provide Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life and struggle with. Mussar guides you in identifying your unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist you develop…

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