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251 West 100th St.
New York, NY 10025 United States
(212) 865-0600

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April 2016

Sat, April 23, 2016
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary Service

Shabbat at Ansche Chesed offers members and visitors many paths to spiritual engagement. Rabbi Kalmanofsky, Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn and members jointly lead the Sanctuary Service.

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June 2016

Sat, June 11, 2016
9:45 AM
Sanctuary
Mon, June 13, 2016
9:45 AM
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Shavuot, Second Day: Sanctuary

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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October 2016

Sun, October 2, 2016
6:15 PM
Sanctuary

Erev Rosh HaShanah – 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.

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Mon, October 3, 2016
9:00 AM
Sanctuary

Rosh HaShanah, 1st 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.

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Tue, October 4, 2016
9:00 AM
Sanctuary

Rosh HaShanah, Second Day: Sancturary Service

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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June 2017

Sat, June 17, 2017
10:00 AM
Sanctuary

Graduation Aliyah

As the spring winds down and the summer beckons, we always like to honor those in the community who are graduating from their various schools, completing their courses of study, or otherwise moving on. We will call all of you in a group to the 4th aliyah (which we will reach not before 10:45am, for those of you keeping count). Everyone is invited -- from those finishing 8th grade to those earning their doctorates. Leaving high school? College? Professional training?…

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Sat, June 24, 2017
10:00 AM
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Pride Shabbat

Signaling our commitment to LGBTQ equality, we will be flying a rainbow flag during June for Pride Month. Please join us in the sanctuary on Shabbat June 24, the weekend of the Pride parade, as a member of our community, Seth Marnin will give the Dvar Torah. Seth is an attorney who worked as Vice President for Civil Rights at the ADL and has been a long-time legal activist around LGBTQ issues. He currently serves as a board member at Keshet,…

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September 2017

Wed, September 20, 2017
6:30 PM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary Service

Join Ansche Chesed for Erev Rosh HaShanah services.

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Thu, September 21, 2017
9:00 AM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary Service

Join Ansche Chesed for Rosh HaShanah services.

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Sat, September 30, 2017
4:20 PM
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May 2018

Sun, May 6, 2018
4:00 PM
Sanctuary

Souls on Fire

(image: Souls on Fire by Yitzchok Moully, moullyart.com) Celebrated by critics as “stunning, impassioned and beautifully conceived,” Souls on Fire is an oratorio that brings to life the stories of the founders of European Hasidism, a movement that created a revolution in the Jewish world. It mingles the joy which is Hasidism with Wiesel's memories of the Holocaust. The Ansche Chesed performance will feature a collaboration between two choirs, Shirei Chesed Community Chorus and the H.L. Miller Cantorial School Choir at…

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September 2018

Wed, September 19, 2018
4:30 PM
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Mincha and Ne’ila 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.

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March 2019

Wed, March 20, 2019
6:30 PM
Sanctuary

Purim Eve: The Greatest Show in Shushan

Including children's costume parade, interactive Purim sing-along! Fun for the whole family. 

Featuring: Circus performers from The Muse Brooklyn! Jugglers, acrobats, and contortionists will dramatize scenes from the Purim story!

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October 2019

Sat, October 26, 2019
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Special Shabbat Speaker

As part of #ShowUpForShabbat and in remembrance of the Anniversary of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018, we will hear from Rabbi Lilly Kaufman, who served as a guest Rabbi the Shabbat after the tragedy.

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December 2019

Sat, December 21, 2019
1:15 PM
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Help Our Sanctuary Services as a Gabbai

Would you like to take on a meaningful, but manageable role in leading our services? Please join us at an introductory training session on December 21, following Shabbat services and Kiddush, to learn how to become a Gabbai, who calls people to the Torah and aids the Torah readers. Learn the choreography and skill so you can take this important role during holiday and Shabbat services.  This session will be followed by more detailed sessions in the future. Please join…

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October 2020

Sat, October 10, 2020
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Shabbat/Shemini Atzeret Services

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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June 2021

Sat, June 26, 2021
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

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 2021

Thu, September 16, 2021
6:00 PM
Sanctuary

Yom Kippur Neilah Service

Join the Ansche Chesed community for our Yom Kippur Neilah Service. Attendance at this service requires tickets. To make sure your membership is current, and to request tickets, please click here. Please DO NOT come to the service if you have not been given a ticket for this service. All of our services for the High Holidays this year will be available electronically. Please visit https://www.anschechesed.org/StreamingServices to participate in our services. Ansche Chesed has arranged for a digital version of…

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Mon, September 27, 2021
7:30 AM
Sanctuary

Hoshana Rabbah Services

Anyone who has ever visited Ansche Chesed’s morning minyan will tell you that it is something very special. Meeting in the chapel on the ground floor (currently on Zoom and in the Sanctuary on Sunday's and National Holidays due to COVID), the minyan brings together all segments of Ansche Chesed’s diverse community. They gather to say Kaddish for loved ones, to comfort others in mourning, to celebrate simchahs (joyous occasions) and to ground themselves before starting their day. The service is…

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February 2022

Fri, February 18, 2022
5:30 PM
Sanctuary

Shirei Shabbat

Join us for an evening of song and prayer as we support and elevate the voice of our community with the help of Shirei Chesed members and our talented team of Meshorerim - the same skilled singers who enhanced our prayers on Kol Nidre night. We hope that everyone will feel empowered and inspired to lift their voice with us in holy harmony, uv'nima kedosha. JOIN US IN PERSON or JOIN US ON LIVE STREAM or JOIN US VIA ZOOM or call 929 205…

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Fri, February 25, 2022
5:00 PM
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Kabbalat Shabbat with Guest Artists: The Gesher Chorale!

Rabbi Hammerman and Hazzan Hirschhorn are thrilled to welcome The Gesher Chorale, a group of talented teens from the Washington DC area, who will add their voices to our Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv services, along with their founding director, Hazzan Asa Fradkin of Beth El Congregation in Bethesda, MD. Please note the earlier start time of 5pm. The Gesher Chorale is an elite group of 6th, 7th and 8th grade vocalists formed by Hazzan Asa Fradkin in 2018. They perform…

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March 2022

Thu, March 10, 2022
7:30 PM
Sanctuary

The Jewish Community of Ukraine and the Current Crisis with Dr. David E. Fishman

David E. Fishman is a Professor of History at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He directs the Jewish Archival Survey in Ukraine, and has spent extensive time teaching and conducting research in Kyiv and L’viv. There are between 50,000 to 100,000 Jews in Ukraine today. It is an active and extremely diverse community – with five rival Jewish umbrella organizations, two rival chief rabbis (both Hasidic), a smattering of Conservative and Reform congregations, and an impressive network of JCC’s.…

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Wed, March 16, 2022
6:30 PM
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Family Megillah Reading

Join us for an abbreviated reading in the Sanctuary with fun, engaging elements geared to kids. Service will be held In-Person or via Livestream at AnscheChesed.org/MegillahReading

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Sat, March 19, 2022
12:30 PM
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Bat Mitzvah at 100: Women’s Hagba Workshop

Have you ever wanted to do Hagba, but you're afraid that you'll drop the Torah? Worried that you aren't strong enough? Join us after Sanctuary services (approx. 12:30pm) for a hands-on Hagba Workshop, for anyone who identifies as a woman. We will practice doing Hagba on our lighter weight Torahs, on the Shabbat when the Torah is rolled to the exact center of the scroll! Register here to help us prepare; "Hagba-in's" welcome. Contact Rabbi Yael with questions.

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April 2022

Fri, April 22, 2022
10:00 AM
Sanctuary

Jewish Climate Action Network NYC (JCAN) Speaker

Friday, April 22nd - 7th Day of Pesach / Earth Day  During the Sanctuary Service   Jeff Levy-Lyons will join us on the 7th day of Pesach, representing the Jewish Climate Action Network NYC (JCAN). JCAN raises a distinctly Jewish voice in the work of addressing our climate crisis. We provide pathways for the Jewish community to engage with this work to make a real difference. We see climate change as not just a technical crisis (the planet is dangerously warming) but…

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June 2022

Sun, June 5, 2022
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Shavuot Morning Sanctuary Service

Join the Ansche Chesed community in the Sanctuary to celebrate Shavuot. Yizkor service will be held on the second day of Shavuot (June 6). JOIN US IN-PERSON or JOIN US ON LIVESTREAM or JOIN US VIA ZOOM or call 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 875 1782 0145 | Passcode: Shabbat

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Fri, June 24, 2022
6:30 PM
Sanctuary

Pride Shabbat

Join us for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service, in celebration of Pride Month. We will highlight the music of LGBTQ Jewish composers throughout the service, and we will also welcome a representative from the Trinity Place Shelter, a nearby shelter based at Trinity Lutheran Church, on 100th Street. The mission of Trinity Place Shelter is to help homeless LGBTQ* youth and young adults to safely transition out of the shelter system and grow into independent, positive, and productive adults. We will learn about the shelter,…

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July 2022

Sat, July 2, 2022
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

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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August 2022

Sat, August 13, 2022
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

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 2022

Sun, September 25, 2022
6:15 PM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary Rosh Hashanah Evening Service

Join the Ansche Chesed community for our Rosh Hashanah Evening Service in the Sanctuary. Attendance at this service requires tickets. Please DO NOT come to the service if you have not been given a ticket for this service. This service has open seating for ticketholders, NOT assigned seating. You may sit in any open seat. If you prefer to join us virtually, you can participate in this service on our Livestream here: https://AnscheChesed.org/StreamingServices/ Ansche Chesed has arranged for a digital…

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Mon, September 26, 2022
9:00 AM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary First Day Rosh HaShanah Services

Join the Ansche Chesed community for our First Day Rosh HaShanah Morning Service in the Sanctuary. Attendance at this service requires tickets. Please DO NOT come to the service if you have not been given a ticket for this service. This service has assigned seating - please sit in the seats indicated on your tickets. If you prefer to join us virtually, you can participate in this service on our Livestream here: https://AnscheChesed.org/StreamingServices/ Ansche Chesed has arranged for a digital…

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Mon, September 26, 2022
6:15 PM
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Sanctuary Rosh HaShanah First Day Minha/Ma’ariv

Join the Ansche Chesed community for our First Day Rosh Hashanah Minha/Ma'ariv Service in the Sanctuary. Attendance at this service requires tickets. Please DO NOT come to the service if you have not been given a ticket for this service. This service has open seating for ticketholders, NOT assigned seating. You may sit in any open seat. If you prefer to join us virtually, you can participate in this service on our Livestream here: https://AnscheChesed.org/StreamingServices/ Ansche Chesed has arranged for…

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Tue, September 27, 2022
9:00 AM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary Second Day Rosh HaShanah Services

Join the Ansche Chesed community for our Second Day Rosh Hashanah Morning Service in the Sanctuary. Attendance at this service requires tickets. Please DO NOT come to the service if you have not been given a ticket for this service. This service has open seating for ticketholders, NOT assigned seating. You may sit in any open seat. If you prefer to join us virtually, you can participate in this service on our Livestream here: https://AnscheChesed.org/StreamingServices/ Ansche Chesed has arranged for…

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Tue, September 27, 2022
6:15 PM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary Rosh Hashanah Second Day Mincha/Maariv

Join the Ansche Chesed community for our Second Day Rosh Hashanah Minha/Ma'ariv Service in the Sanctuary. Attendance at this service requires tickets. Please DO NOT come to the service if you have not been given a ticket for this service. This service has open seating for ticketholders, NOT assigned seating. You may sit in any open seat. If you prefer to join us virtually, you can participate in this service on our Livestream here: https://AnscheChesed.org/StreamingServices/ Ansche Chesed has arranged for…

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October 2022

Tue, October 4, 2022
6:00 PM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary Kol Nidre Service

Join the Ansche Chesed community for our Kol Nidre Service in the Sanctuary. Attendance at this service requires tickets. Please DO NOT come to the service if you have not been given a ticket for this service. This service has assigned seating - please sit in the seats indicated on your tickets. If you prefer to join us virtually, you can participate in this service on our Livestream here: https://AnscheChesed.org/StreamingServices/ Ansche Chesed has arranged for a digital version of the…

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Wed, October 5, 2022
4:30 PM
Sanctuary

Yom Kippur Minha/Neilah

Join the Ansche Chesed community for our Yom Kippur Minha and Neilah Services in the Sanctuary. Attendance at this service requires tickets. Please DO NOT come to the service if you have not been given a ticket for this service. This service has assigned seating - please sit in the seats indicated on your tickets. If you prefer to join us virtually, you can participate in this service on our Livestream here: https://AnscheChesed.org/StreamingServices/ Ansche Chesed has arranged for a digital…

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Wed, October 5, 2022
7:12 PM
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Tekiat Shofar

Ne’ilah services will conclude in the sanctuary at approximately 7:12pm, when Yom Kippur ends.

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February 2023

Sat, February 4, 2023
9:45 AM
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Refugee Shabbat – Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Then and Now

We will have a unique opportunity to meet some of the refugee families supported by the ACRA tireless volunteers, including a talented Burmese pop singer, who will share some of his story through music! Shabbat morning services will feature a dvar torah from Ruth Messenger as our speaker, and highlighting the work of ACRA. Ruth was a New York City Council Member, Manhattan Borough President, President of the American Jewish World Service and has been an exemplary Jewish activist for…

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April 2023

Sun, April 23, 2023
4:00 PM
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Shema Yisrael: An Intergenerational Concert Celebrating Israel’s 75th Birthday

Click here to register. Shema Yisrael - Hear our voices, people of Israel!Join us in song to celebrate the miracle of our Jewish statein all her struggles and joys, heartbreak and breathtaking beauty. Featuring: Heschel Notes Adult Choir Heschel Half Notes Children’s Choir Shirei Chesed Community Chorus The H.L. Miller Cantorial School Choir and guest musicians   Admission: free The concert will also be available via Livestream. Donations to the Music Fund at Ansche Chesed are appreciated

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June 2023

Sat, June 24, 2023
12:00 PM
Sanctuary

Pride Shabbat Address by State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal: Fighting Back Against the National Assault on LGBTQ Rights

Join us to mark Pride Shabbat with a visit from our district's State Senator, Brad Hoylman-Sigal. At about noon, the senator will speak about critical social justice issues affecting LGBTQ people and all the communities who love them. State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, represents New York’s 47th State Senate District on Manhattan’s West Side, running five miles from Christopher Street to West 103rd Street. Brad has successfully championed progressive reforms on a wide range…

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September 2023

Sat, September 23, 2023
10:30 AM
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Shabbat Shuva Guest Teacher: “SORRY, SORRY, SORRY: The Case for Good Apologies” with author Marjorie Ingall

In honor of Shabbat Shuva, the shabbat between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, Marjorie Ingall will deliver the dvar torah in the Sanctuary, and then during Kiddush she will teach about "good apologies." If you plan to join us for Kiddush, please consider making a donation to the AC Kiddush Fund so we can continue to nourish our bodies and souls each Shabbat. Terrible apologies are the worst. We’ve all been on the receiving end of a few, and we’ve all witnessed horrible, excuse-laden public apologies go viral. Why is it so…

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Mon, September 25, 2023
7:15 PM
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Yom Kippur Children’s Neilah Light Parade

Children and their parents are welcome to join our spectacular Light Parade, which marches during Neilah as we conclude Yom Kippur services. Gather beforehand in the Mayer Cavalier Chapel so that we can hand out glowsticks and march together.

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Sat, September 30, 2023
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary 1st Day Sukkot Services

Join the Ansche Chesed community for our Sukkot services in the Sanctuary or virtually.

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October 2023

Sun, October 1, 2023
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary 2nd Day Sukkot Services

Join the Ansche Chesed community for our Sukkot services in the Sanctuary.

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Sat, October 7, 2023
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Sanctuary Shemini Atzeret Service

Join the Ansche Chesed community for our Shemini Atzeret services in the Sanctuary or virtually.

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December 2023

Thu, December 7, 2023
7:00 PM
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We Have Come to Banish the Darkness: Chanukah Concert and Communal Candlelighting

Join us to hear a concert by Cantorial students from the Conservative and Reform movements, as they raise their magnificent voices together to lift our spirits, banish the darkness and support our beloved Israel in time of great need. All donations will support Israel relief. Learn more and register

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Sat, December 9, 2023
10:30 AM
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Shabbat Chanukah Guest Speaker from Israel: Rabbi Noga Brenner Samia

During Sanctuary Services, Noga will give a Dvar Torah. Following Services, at Kiddush in the multi-purpose room, Noga and Rabbi Kalmanofsky will lead a study session on a - sadly - pressing topic in contemporary Israeli life and classical rabbinic literature: The Mitzvah of Pidyon Shevuyim , seen as the ultimate form of Tzedaka. With a passion for pluralism and peoplehood, Noga holds an MA in Jewish Education (HUC/HUJI) and Rabbinic ordination of the Rabanut Yisraelit (Oranim/Hartman). Currently serving as…

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January 2024

Sat, January 6, 2024
12:00 PM
Sanctuary

Community-Wide Kiddush

Everyone is welcome in Hirsch Hall immediately after services for kiddush and schmoozing. We’ll provide the egg/tuna salad and rolls, you bring either fruit, baked goods, vegetables, chips or sides. (Please consult AC’s kashrut policy.) Don’t miss the AC Cocktail! To help us plan, please RSVP by Tuesday, January 2.

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March 2024

Sat, March 23, 2024
7:45 PM
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ESTHER: The Eras Tour (Erev Purim Megillah Reading)

Shake it off in Shushan! Come hear Esther's Story during a lively megilah reading, including a children's costume parade, and a Taylor Swift concert aka a Purim Shpiel. All ages welcome! Join us in-person or via livestream at AnscheChesed.org/MegillahReading

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April 2024

Sat, April 20, 2024
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

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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Tue, April 23, 2024
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Pesach Services

Join the Ansche Chesed community in the Sanctuary to celebrate Pesach. Services will be held in-person, on Livestream or via Zoom.

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Wed, April 24, 2024
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Pesach Services

Join the Ansche Chesed community in the Sanctuary to celebrate Pesach. Services will be held in-person, on Livestream or via Zoom.

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Sat, April 27, 2024
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

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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Mon, April 29, 2024
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Pesach Services

Join the Ansche Chesed community in the Sanctuary to celebrate Pesach. Services will be held in-person, on Livestream or via Zoom.

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Tue, April 30, 2024
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

Pesach Services

Join the Ansche Chesed community in the Sanctuary to celebrate Pesach. Services will be held in-person, on Livestream or via Zoom.

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May 2024

Sat, May 4, 2024
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

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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Sat, May 11, 2024
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

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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Sat, May 18, 2024
9:45 AM
Sanctuary

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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