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April 2020

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
4:00 PM

Passover Sing-Along and Stories

Join Deena and Sam for a pre-Passover sing-along and story time! There will be songs, laughs and maybe a Sammy Spider appearance, so you don't want to miss it! JOIN US VIA ZOOM

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Wed, April 8, 2020
9:00 AM

Zoom Siyyum WIth Rabbi Kalmanofsky

On the Wednesday April 8, the morning before the Seder at 9am, please join Rabbi Kalmanofsky to conclude Tractate Berakhot.

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Thu, April 9, 2020
7:00 PM

Second Night Seder

We wish we were hosting our usual public Seder, but that is obviously impossible. Under normal circumstances, we would not choose to have a seder through electronic media, but these are not normal circumstances. Given all the social distancing, we need some communal togetherness. So we are going to Zoom Through the Haggadah for those who want it.  On Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm please join us at https://anschechesed.org/2ndSeder. No prior registration is necessary. But if you're planning on joining…

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Sun, April 12, 2020
11:00 AM

AC Salons with Steven Skiena and Steven Belovin: Internet Security and Artificial Intelligence Today

While we can't be together in person, that does not mean that we can not learn from each other. Join us for our second Virtual Salon on Sunday, April 12 at 11am when Steven Skiena and Steven Bellovin shares their take on the current reality and future of Artificial Intelligence and Internet Security. Steven M. Bellovin is the Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Center of…

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Mon, April 13, 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 14, 2020
2:00 PM

Kaplan and Heschel on the Meaning of Freedom with Rabbi Bill Plevan

Mordecai Kaplan and Abraham Joshua Heschel offered starkly different theological orientations to Judaism. At the same time, they both believed that American Jews should participate in the pursuit of social justice within American society as an expression of Jewish ideals. In this session, join AC member, Rabbi Bill Plevan to look at Kaplan and Heschel's conception of freedom in light of their common concern for justice and each one's unique theological vision. JOIN VIA ZOOM

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Fri, April 17, 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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