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April 2021

Sun, April 11, 2021
11:00 AM

Non-Orthodox Conversion in Israel

Join Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky for a roundtable discussion on the Recent Israeli Supreme Court Decision on non-Orthodox conversion, and the legal status of non-Orthodox streams in Israel. The conversation will include the legal perspective, the religious perspective as well as the personal perspective. Joining Rabbi Kalmanofsky for this program will be: Rabbi Peretz Rodman serves as head of the rabbinical court (av bet din) of the Masorti (Conservative) rabbinate in Israel. A graduate of Brandeis University and Boston’s Hebrew College, he was…

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Mon, April 12, 2021
3:00 PM

Meditation Monday

Join us for virtual mindfulness meditation and contemplative practices 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 13, 2021
8:15 AM

Psalm Of The Week

Most of the Bible reads as God's communication to humanity, in messages delivered through prophets like the unique Moses and his successors, Isaiah, Jeremiah and the rest. But in the Book of Psalms, Israel turns toward heaven and pours out its praises, hopes, fears and laments. Please join Rabbi Kalmanofsky for a 30-minute Zoom study of one Psalm each Tuesday morning. 8:30am, to explore the human poetry that reveals our ancestors' spiritual life. (You don't have to join the 7:30 am…

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Tue, April 13, 2021
7:00 PM

Yom Hazikaron/Yom Ha’atzmaut Sing Along

Tonight the State of Israel ushers in Yom HaZikaron, remembering its fallen heroes. Join Cantor Hirschhorn and Shirei Chesed singers for a zoom Sing Along to mark it with some of the most poignant and beloved Israeli songs. We will also include old and new favorites to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, as we add our voices in contemplation of the miracle of Israel's existence and love for our Jewish homeland. JOIN VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 9830 7068 203 Passcode:…

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Wed, April 14, 2021
7:00 PM

Talmud Study With Rabbi Kalmanofsky: Taking Responsibility and Fixing Mistakes

This year, the Wednesday night Talmud class will focus on Bava Kamma chapter 9. Jewish ethics require us to be responsible people -- that we fix what we break, and pay for our crimes. This year we will study some of the Talmud's lengthy examination of torts, the complicated economic damages people can cause. Bava Kamma chapter 9 examines the laws of robbery, fraud and the restitution those criminals must make. The chapters we will be focusing on can be found…

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Thu, April 15, 2021
5:30 PM

To Schmooze or not to Schmooze: The Un-Distancing Hour

We'd like to announce the rebranding and re-imagining of the Thursday afternoon Kiddush cocktail hour, which has been a lovely way for people to connect during this crazy time. But we thought it needed a transformation into something a bit more specific. Before the pandemic, Kiddush has traditionally been a way for people at Ansche Chesed to connect with one another, to share milestones, to kvetch and moan a bit, to express support to friends who are going through one…

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Thu, April 15, 2021
7:00 PM

The Marshall Project: Educating On Criminal Justice with Susan Chira

Join us as we invite Ansche Chesed member Susan Chira to speak about her work leading The Marshall Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. The Marshall Project, is a journalism organization  and does not advocate positions or policy prescriptions, but rather seeks to expose the systemic discrimination that distorts the criminal justice system. It does so by writing with care, fairness, and humanity…

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Sat, April 17, 2021
8:45 AM

Shabbat Morning Study

Join Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky and members of the Ansche Chesed community on Shabbat mornings at 8:45 (right before services, and on our Shabbat service Zoom) to delve into the weekly portion through the eyes of favorite commentators-ancient, medieval, and modern; midrashic, mystical, and academic. Click here for the Source Sheet for this weeks class (updated on Friday afternoon) JOIN US VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 875 1782 0145 Passcode: Shabbat

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Mon, April 19, 2021
3:00 PM

Meditation Monday

Join us for virtual mindfulness meditation and contemplative practices 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 20, 2021
8:15 AM

Psalm Of The Week

Most of the Bible reads as God's communication to humanity, in messages delivered through prophets like the unique Moses and his successors, Isaiah, Jeremiah and the rest. But in the Book of Psalms, Israel turns toward heaven and pours out its praises, hopes, fears and laments. Please join Rabbi Kalmanofsky for a 30-minute Zoom study of one Psalm each Tuesday morning. 8:30am, to explore the human poetry that reveals our ancestors' spiritual life. (You don't have to join the 7:30 am…

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