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November 2019

Sat, November 2, 2019
10:00 AM
3rd Floor (Room 3N)

Learners’ Service

It can be hard to enjoy services – to find the prayers spiritually elevating or comforting – when you're unsure where we are in the book, what comes next, when to sit or stand, what to say or sing or just skip. That's why our shul has a proud tradition of learning services, to help everyone find his or her place. This year, Rabbi Kalmanofsky, Rabbi Hammerman, Hazzan Hirschhorn, and student rabbis will take turns leading the hour-long classes on…

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Mon, November 4, 2019
7:30 PM

On The Anniversary of Rabin’s Assassination: Combatants For Peace

In 2006, Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and established Combatants for Peace. The egalitarian, bi-national, grassroots movement was founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. As a result of their work, they were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2017. Join us as to hear from Tuly Flint, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the…

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Tue, November 5, 2019
7:30 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Founded in 2005, our 4-part chorus has grown to 50 voices! This year we are preparing for a Concert Jewish Songs of Love from Around the World, on Sunday, April 7 at 4pm, At this point in the year, only experienced singers are invited to join. Free for members; non-members pay $90 per semester or $180 per year. Free for members; not members $90 per semester or $180 per year.  For more information please email NHirschhorn@AnscheChesed.org.

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Fri, November 8, 2019
6:30 PM
Hirsch Hall

The Wide Horizon of American Jewry: Chabbad

Conservative Jews on the Upper West Side? We know them pretty well. But there are so many elements in our wider Jewish community that we have never encountered, heard from, have any sense of where people come from, what they care about, what inspires them, why they make the choices they do. This year at Ansche Chesed we hope to open ourselves to the wide horizon of American Jewry. Join us as we welcome Rabbi Joe Kanofsky, a Chabbad rabbi…

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Sat, November 9, 2019
10:00 AM
3rd Floor (Room 3N)

Learners’ Service

It can be hard to enjoy services – to find the prayers spiritually elevating or comforting – when you're unsure where we are in the book, what comes next, when to sit or stand, what to say or sing or just skip. That's why our shul has a proud tradition of learning services, to help everyone find his or her place. This year, Rabbi Kalmanofsky, Rabbi Hammerman, Hazzan Hirschhorn, and student rabbis will take turns leading the hour-long classes on…

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Sat, November 9, 2019
5:15 PM
5th Floor

Havdalah Service and Sandwich-Making

Adults and children will gather to celebrate the conclusion of Shabbat and then continue our time together making sandwiches and packing up snacks for a local soup kitchen. This program takes place at Ansche Chesed, 5th floor. Please use the Registration form below to sign up for the event. NOTE: We will be buying most of the supplies, but there are snacks that we are hoping the community can contribute.  

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Sun, November 10, 2019
9:46 AM

Sunday in Philadelphia With The Best of Israeli Crafts

This year the Philadelphia Crafts Show, considered one of the very best in the US, is featuring several of the best ceramicists, 10 jewelers and textile artists in Israel. Several of the artists will be on hand, along with Israel’s leading expert on Israeli decorative arts, Aviva Ben Sira. AC member Marge Goldwater, an authority on Israeli art, will lead this trip and a conversation with Aviva and some of the artists. We will be taking the 9:47am train from Penn…

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Tue, November 12, 2019
8:15 AM
Chapel

Neim Zemirot Israel: Great Poems from the Hebrew Bookshelf

Judaism is not just rules and values. It is also great literary art. Please join us each month to study some of the most soaring songs of Jewish tradition, from ancient biblical writers to Medieval and modern poets. We'll read the words of King David, Judah HaLevi, Rachel, Amichai and Gouri.

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Tue, November 12, 2019
7:30 PM

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus

Founded in 2005, our 4-part chorus has grown to 50 voices! This year we are preparing for a Concert Jewish Songs of Love from Around the World, on Sunday, April 7 at 4pm, At this point in the year, only experienced singers are invited to join. Free for members; non-members pay $90 per semester or $180 per year. Free for members; not members $90 per semester or $180 per year.  For more information please email NHirschhorn@AnscheChesed.org.

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Sat, November 16, 2019
10:00 AM
3rd Floor (Room 3N)

Learners’ Service

It can be hard to enjoy services – to find the prayers spiritually elevating or comforting – when you're unsure where we are in the book, what comes next, when to sit or stand, what to say or sing or just skip. That's why our shul has a proud tradition of learning services, to help everyone find his or her place. This year, Rabbi Kalmanofsky, Rabbi Hammerman, Hazzan Hirschhorn, and student rabbis will take turns leading the hour-long classes on…

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