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Join us for Shabbat Dinner as we welcome Rabbi Amy Eilberg (the first woman ordained as a Conservative Rabbi by The Jewish Theological Seminary) as our scholar in residence. Rabbi Eilberg will discuss Mahloket Leshem Shamayim, the Sacred Art of Disagreeing.Find out more »
Join us for a potluck Shabbat lunch after davening to welcome our Scholar In Residence Rabbi Amy Eilberg, (the first woman ordained as a Conservative Rabbi by The Jewish Theological Seminary) as our scholar in residence. Rabbi Eilberg will discuss Mahloket Leshem Shamayim, the Sacred Art of Disagreeing. This is a potluck meal, so we invite you to bring food according to the following schedule: If your last name begins with A through D, please bring a salad. If your last…Find out more »
Our community has no shortage of psychotherapists! Please join us for a conversation with Drs. Esther Altman, Laura Gold, Daniel Oppenheim, and Hadar Schwartz, who will share reflections, based on years of clinical practice, on what people need and want.
Kabbalat Shabbat will begin at 5:30, followed by Shabbat Dinner at 6:30. The program will begin at approximately 7:15.
If enough families register, we will be able to have supervised play in the gym.Find out more »
Is the Torah Patriarchal? If so, then What?
The Bible comes from a non-egalitarian society and is filled with accounts – some beautiful, some disturbing – about sex and gender. Please join Rabbi Amy Kalmanofsky, Bible professor from JTS, to study what Jews today do with the canon we’ve inherited.
Jewish Values in Contemporary America
After services, we will break into small group discussions over lunch. Each table will address different issues regarding intimate relationships, including sources drawn from Jewish tradition and the news. High school students will have their own table for their own conversation.
A Conversation For Young Professionals (20’s & 30’s) at Moishe House UWS about Love, Sex, Relationships and Judaism Havdalah marks the separation between Shabbat and weekdays, between holy and profane. After a spirited Havdalah, we will explore how the idea of havdalah - separation, relates to Jewish thought and practice regarding love, sex and relationships. What is kodesh (holy) and what is chol (mundane) in our intimate relationships?Find out more »
Chabad attracts friends, followers, and supporters worldwide yet is not without controversy. What attracts Jews to this spiritual/practical path? How did it become such a global brand? Rabbi Joe Kanofsky grew up in a liberal community and earned a PhD in Literature under Elie Wiesel. He also met the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1989 as part of an undergraduate course on Hasidism, and has been engaged with this path ever since. Rabbi Kanofsky is an excellent interpreter who can help our…Find out more »
Join us as we welcome Rabbi Art Green for a potluck Shabbat lunch after davening as a prelude to the Neo-Hasidic Symposium and Festival on Sunday, December 8. The figure of Father Jacob exercised great fascination for the early Hasidic preachers. Journeying into new realms and discovering God's presence where you had never expected it were perfect descriptions of their own project. Today we will glimpse into the Me'or 'Eynayim, the best-written of all the Hasidic classics, to read and…Find out more »
One of Judaism’s major spiritual motifs is that God liberates the imprisoned, enabling them to begin again. This resonates in American life today: With so much incarceration, there are also many organizations devoted to helping people begin anew upon release, and examining the system that jails so many. On Martin Luther King weekend, what can we learn about spiritual and social liberation by studying how people leave physical prisons? Please join AC member Ben Metsch, vice president of the Fortune…Find out more »