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March 2020

Sun, March 15, 2020
9:30 AM

Understanding Advanced Directives: A What Matters Program

Join the “What Matters” program for an early Brunch and to learn from Carolyn Wolf. Join Carolyn, a former hospital administrator and current head of Mental Health Law Practice, to better understand the nuances of health care proxies, living wills, and end of life decision making. There is a great deal of misinformation out there and we will try to explain what the law, documents and implications are for individuals and families, in lay terms, as well as what it…

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Tue, March 17, 2020
6:15 PM
5th Floor

Teen Class On Jewish Identity

What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society.

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Wed, March 18, 2020
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year in Wednesday night Talmud we will study the tenth chapter of Tractate Yevamot. In this chapter, the Talmud wrestles with "the Return of Martin Guerre." What happens when a woman remarries after a spouse's supposed death, only to discover that the reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated? The textual, ethical and literary challenges elicited profound responses from centuries of interpreters, including Shai Agnon, the modernist writer who wove a novella from this material.

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Wed, March 25, 2020
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year in Wednesday night Talmud we will study the tenth chapter of Tractate Yevamot. In this chapter, the Talmud wrestles with "the Return of Martin Guerre." What happens when a woman remarries after a spouse's supposed death, only to discover that the reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated? The textual, ethical and literary challenges elicited profound responses from centuries of interpreters, including Shai Agnon, the modernist writer who wove a novella from this material.

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Wed, March 25, 2020
7:30 PM

Levana: A Rosh Chodesh Group For Women: Nisan Gathering

We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones, over a Zoom Group Video Chat, at the next Levana, a women's Rosh Chodesh social group at Ansche Chesed. Bring your own cup of tea or glass of wine, as we check in with each other and prepare for the month of Nisan together. This month we are thrilled to learn with AC/Levana member Rachel Fremmer, who will dazzle us with a Pesach-friendly baking demonstration, from the comfort of…

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Thu, March 26, 2020
3:00 PM

From Crisis to Community: Reading Martin Buber in a Time of Social Distancing with Rabbi Bill Plevan

More than a century ago, Martin Buber worried about a crisis in modern life: how would increased alienation and "social distance" of modern societies affect the well-being of humanity? Buber writes about the spiritual dimension of human relationships as the basis for creating genuine community as the response to this crisis. How might his writings help us reflect on the consequences of "social distancing" during current pandemic and appreciate the value of the communities in which we live? Join Ansche Chesed member Rabbi Bill Plevan to…

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Thu, March 26, 2020
7:00 PM

A Sweet and Kosher Pesach for 2020 With Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year will present challenges for observing the holiday according to our customary standards and styles. Will we be able to obtain food in the typical way? How can we kasher and clean, especially if some friends and family are unavailable to help? What are the musts and what are the maybes of Pesach rules? Please join us to ask questions and share ideas on doing the best we can do under sub-optimal conditions. If you'd like, send questions in…

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Sun, March 29, 2020
4:00 PM

AC Brain Games!

Calling all 5th and 6th graders. Do you like math puzzles? Join this fun and interactive session on Zoom with AC teen Jacob Graybow, a ninth-grader and avid math student at Hunter College High School. He'll show you some cool math problems -- with no homework!    RSVP's appreciated to jacob.graybow@gmail.com. Zoom-ins welcome. 

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Tue, March 31, 2020
6:15 PM
5th Floor

Teen Class On Jewish Identity

What is my personal Jewish identity? What is our collective Jewish identity? AC high school students are invited to join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Sam Blustin, Ansche Chesed’s Youth Director, for a bi-weekly class to discuss who we think we are and want to be, amid rising anti-Semitism and changing awareness of racism and privilege in our society.

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Tue, March 31, 2020
7:00 PM

Singing Our Way Into Freedom With Cantor Hirschhorn

It's impossible to imagine celebrating Passover without a song. From The Song of the Sea to Dayeynu to Chad Gadya, this season is brimming with great tunes that link us to our shared history and invoke many joyous, and sometimes poignant, memories of seders past.  Listen to this beautiful setting of B'chol Dor Vador, and join Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn on Tuesday night to sing it together, along with many other old favorites and new discoveries. This song invites you to imagine as if you,…

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