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December 2021

Sat, December 11, 2021
8:45 AM
Sanctuary

Rabbi Jules Harlow Parshat HaShavua Class

Join Rabbi Kalmanofsky in the Sanctuary at 8:45am to study the weekly reading, enriched by Jewish interpretations through the ages. For years, Shabbat mornings in the chapel were an enriching face-to-face discussion around a table. Then during the Zoom era, our attendance grew substantially with people connecting remotely. Capturing the best of both worlds is not easy. Here is our current plan: we will hold the hour-long class in person in the Sanctuary (we'll bring back the table when we…

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Mon, December 13, 2021
4:00 PM

Meditation Mondays

With Ansche Chesed members and Meditation Teachers Sheila Lewis, Sheldon Lewis, and Peter Silverman Get your week off to a great start! Join us for a break from stress, anxiety, news cycles, and uncertainty—with calming and enlivening practices like mindful breathing, imagery, and introspection. Discussion and Q&A to follow. Beginners and advanced meditators are welcome. Note New Time for this Year JOIN US VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 871 3692 1161 Passcode: Breathe

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Tue, December 14, 2021
7:30 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus continues to build community through learning a rich and diverse repertoire of Jewish music, and bring harmony into the world that needs it more than ever.  During the height of Covid Era we focused on growing our repertoire and musicianship, as well as recording a few virtual choir projects (links here).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6s2rQA3ZyA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekTrfijn7sk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KynkuHCDafs This year we are cautiously optimistic about our ability to sing in the same space again, even though some extra precautions may…

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Wed, December 15, 2021
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year in Wednesday night Talmud we will study the tenth chapter of Tractate Pesachim. Once Sukkot ends .. it's almost Passover! This year let's begin getting ready early by studying the Talmudic chapter devoted to the night of the Seder. This chapter has a wonderful blend of law and lore, will make you think about history and will deepen your Passover celebration. JOIN VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 889 9369 5753 Passcode: Pesachim

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Thu, December 16, 2021
7:00 PM

From This Broken Hill I Sing To You: God, Sex and Politics in the Work of Leonard Cohen

On the fifth anniversary of the death of the iconic Leonard Cohen, Marcia Pally’s From this Broken Hill I Sing to You: God, Sex, and Politics in the Work of Leonard Cohen explores the bard's thoughtscape through 60 years of song, poetry, and novels. Pally traces Cohen’s understanding of humanity’s relational, indeed covenantal, nature and his despair at our breaches of the relationships we need in our personal and political lives.  Cohen knew himself to be a covenant fail-er par excellence and struggled with why God…

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Sat, December 18, 2021
8:45 AM
Sanctuary

Rabbi Jules Harlow Parshat HaShavua Class

Join Rabbi Kalmanofsky in the Sanctuary at 8:45am to study the weekly reading, enriched by Jewish interpretations through the ages. For years, Shabbat mornings in the chapel were an enriching face-to-face discussion around a table. Then during the Zoom era, our attendance grew substantially with people connecting remotely. Capturing the best of both worlds is not easy. Here is our current plan: we will hold the hour-long class in person in the Sanctuary (we'll bring back the table when we…

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Sun, December 19, 2021
12:00 PM

Studying Sanctified Sex

Join Rabbi Kalmanofsky in conversation with Noam Sachs Zion, author of the new book Sanctified Sex: The 2,000-Year Jewish Debate on Marital Intimacy. We will discuss how old and new Jewish sages reflect on human eros, emotions, and ethics. Zion is one of our generation's greatest Jewish educators and interpreters of our tradition. You may have encountered him through his extraordinary haggadot, A Different Night and A Night to Remember, as well as A Day Apart: Shabbat at Home, and his Hanukkah work, A Different…

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Mon, December 20, 2021
4:00 PM

Meditation Mondays

With Ansche Chesed members and Meditation Teachers Sheila Lewis, Sheldon Lewis, and Peter Silverman Get your week off to a great start! Join us for a break from stress, anxiety, news cycles, and uncertainty—with calming and enlivening practices like mindful breathing, imagery, and introspection. Discussion and Q&A to follow. Beginners and advanced meditators are welcome. Note New Time for this Year JOIN US VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 871 3692 1161 Passcode: Breathe

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Tue, December 21, 2021
7:30 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus continues to build community through learning a rich and diverse repertoire of Jewish music, and bring harmony into the world that needs it more than ever.  During the height of Covid Era we focused on growing our repertoire and musicianship, as well as recording a few virtual choir projects (links here).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6s2rQA3ZyA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekTrfijn7sk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KynkuHCDafs This year we are cautiously optimistic about our ability to sing in the same space again, even though some extra precautions may…

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Wed, December 22, 2021
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year in Wednesday night Talmud we will study the tenth chapter of Tractate Pesachim. Once Sukkot ends .. it's almost Passover! This year let's begin getting ready early by studying the Talmudic chapter devoted to the night of the Seder. This chapter has a wonderful blend of law and lore, will make you think about history and will deepen your Passover celebration. JOIN VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 889 9369 5753 Passcode: Pesachim

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