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May 2016

Wed, May 25, 2016
12:00 PM
Chapel
Free

Lunch and Learn Connecting the Dots: A Family History Search with Guest Speaker Barbara Sontz

Barbara Sontz has been researching Jewish family histories since 1999, starting with her own mishpacha. She travelled on paths that led her back in time to the 18th century and on present-day trips to Poland, Israel and Argentina. Barbara will share her journey with you. She will tell you about her adventures, the people, places and stories she has found, and her plans to share her discoveries with new generations. Barbara has a particular connection to her mother's birthplace in Poland,…

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June 2016

Sat, June 4, 2016
9:15 AM
Chapel

Torah Study with Rabbi Yael

This week, Torah study will be led by Rabbi Yael.

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Wed, June 29, 2016
12:00 PM
Chapel
Free

Lunch and Learn: The Prime Ministers

The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers Yehuda Avner, aide, note-taker and speechwriter for five prime ministers, reveals new details on the Six-Day War, the development of Israel's relationship with the United States, the fight against terrorism and the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War.  Join us for this fascinating insight into the early years of Statehood during a screening this documentary. Please bring a dairy or pareve lunch.  Tea, seltzer and cookies will be served. RSVP to RSVP@45.55.234.230.

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August 2016

Sun, August 14, 2016
8:30 AM
Chapel

Tishah B’Av

Holidays at Ansche Chesed are filled with prayer, learning and other opportunities for members to come together as a strong community. Join us.

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Sun, August 14, 2016
2:00 PM
Chapel

Tishah B’Av

Holidays at Ansche Chesed are filled with prayer, learning and other opportunities for members to come together as a strong community. Join us.

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September 2016

Tue, September 6, 2016
7:30 PM
Chapel

The Lights of Teshuva with Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky

R. Avraham Isaac HaKohen Kook (1865-1935) was one of deepest spirits and most poetic thinkers in modern Judaism. In addition to his theology, his Zionism and his Halakhic leadership, Rav Kook was a profound guide for the process of repentance. Join Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky to study some of Rav Kook's writings on this theme.

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October 2016

Tue, October 18, 2016
Chapel

Sukkot, Second Day: Sanctuary Service

Holidays at Ansche Chesed are filled with prayer, learning and other opportunities for members to come together as a strong community. Join us. See our entire Sukkot Schedule here.

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November 2016

Tue, November 29, 2016
8:30 AM
Chapel

Monthly Middot: Gratitude

Tuesday, November 29 from 8:30-9:30am Join Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky for bagels and coffee at our morning learning session. Each month, we will reflect on virtues - courage, honesty, generosity, humility -  that make for excellent Jewish character. What makes these character virtues admirable and desirable? How do we apply them in modern life? How does a person acquire these traits? Consider joining us for morning minyan beforehand, or stay after davening if you are already a minyan regular. This Month:…

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March 2017

Sat, March 25, 2017
8:30 PM
Chapel

Black Tie: A One Man Show

A Son's Journey Through the Death and Life of His Father Written and Performed by Michael Takiff Directed by Brian Lane Green Register here.  

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August 2017

Tue, August 1, 2017
7:15 AM
Chapel
Tue, August 1, 2017
2:00 PM
Chapel

September 2017

Thu, September 21, 2017
6:15 PM
Chapel
Fri, September 22, 2017
6:30 PM
Chapel

November 2017

Fri, November 17, 2017
5:30 PM
Chapel

Kabbalat Shabbat

Each Friday evening Ansche Chesed comes together to welcome Shabbat in the chapel on the ground floor. Services are often followed by an oneg Shabbat or a more formal dinner with a speaker.   (Image: “An Illustrated Kabbalat Shabbat Siddur with Drawings by Daniel Nebenzahl” is shared by Daniel Nebenzahl with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International copyleft license.)

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January 2018

Sun, January 7, 2018
4:00 PM
Chapel

Looking Through Glass by Ken Kaissar

After going against the wishes of her heart and marrying a man just to please her parents, Leah is possessed by the soul of her true love. Can an exorcism untangle their souls, or will they be forever entwined for the rest of eternity? A haunting and romantic modern-day rendition of the Jewish classic The Dybbuk by S. Ansky, that reminds us that love is a destiny that can't be escaped.

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Wed, January 24, 2018
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

This year we will study material from the first chapters of Bava Batra (in the Artscroll Talmud available at West Side Judaica or online) about the duties that neighbors have regarding each other's property. These sections will have interesting implications for economic competition, environmental safeguards and communal welfare in the modern age.

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Sun, January 28, 2018
4:00 PM
Chapel

Tu B’Shevat 5778 – Hear the Call of the Forest

For Tu B'Shevat this year join us as we take a walk in the woods with beloved Irish-Canadian scientist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, as she reveals our profound human connection to the ancient & sacred northern forests and the essential role that they play in sustaining the health of our planet. Come see Call of the Forest a documentary film in which Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores the science, folklore, and history of this essential eco-system reminding us that when we improve our profound…

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February 2018

Wed, February 14, 2018
12:30 PM
Chapel

Lunch and Schmooze

Rethinking Lunch and Learns at Ansche Chesed. Join Ansche Chesed’s Darone Ruskay and DOROT’s Yael Kornfeld for an open conversation about the kinds of daytime programming (Lunch and Learns, outings, films, and class topics) that YOU want in our community. Bring your lunch and ideas. Learn about the work DOROT does, and the ways that you can support it, and it can support you; and spend a few hours with your community noshing and schmoozing.

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March 2018

Thu, March 1, 2018
7:00 AM
Chapel

Morning Megillah Reading

Join morning minyan at an earlier time for a communal Megillah reading.

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April 2018

Fri, April 6, 2018
9:45 AM
Chapel

Sanctuary Service

Led by Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky and Cantor Natasha Hirschhorn, join us for the fully egalitarian Sanctuary Service. The Sanctuary Service follows the traditional Conservative liturgy. We read the Torah on the annual cycle, completing the entire Torah each year.

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September 2018

Mon, September 10, 2018
11:00 AM
Chapel

Big Kids’ Service (Kids Only, Grade 3 through B’nai mitzvah)

This service delves into the structure and purpose of tefillot (prayers) and parshah (Torah portion). As they watch each other participate, children develop a feeling of community.

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Tue, September 11, 2018
6:30 PM
Chapel

Mincha/Ma’ariv

Holidays at Ansche Chesed are filled with prayer, learning and other opportunities for members to come together as a strong community. Join us.

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Sat, September 15, 2018
9:15 AM
Chapel

Shabbat Morning Study

Led by Rabbi Kalmanofsky and other synagogue members, sessions are on the weekly portion through the eyes of favorite commentators—ancient, medieval, and modern; midrashic, mystical, and academic.

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October 2018

Wed, October 3, 2018
7:00 PM
Chapel

Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky

The Secret Mysticism of the Talmud Generally, Talmud is the least esoteric sort of Jewish wisdom. The Sages' care mostly about often very mundane law, like property disputes and kashrut. But Talmud also has its own occult lore. This year in Wednesday night Talmud we will study the second chapter of Tractate Hagigah, which you can purchase on-line, or through our dear friends at West Side Judaica. We'll read stories of mystical rabbis, and we will supplement the Talmud's material…

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November 2018

Wed, November 28, 2018
8:00 PM
Chapel

Ma’ariv

Join us for a traditional Ma'ariv service on Wednesday nights, following Talmud Study with Rabbi Kalmanofsky.

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September 2019

Fri, September 20, 2019
5:30 PM
Chapel

Welcome Back AC Shabbat Service and Dinner

Join us for a "Welcome Back BBQ" to kick off another year of Family Programs! Services will begin at 5:30pm in the Chapel. Dinner will begin at 6:30pm in Hirsch Hall. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 18th at Noon Questions? Contact Deena at dcowans@anschechesed.org

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