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    December 2017

    Sat, December 2, 2017
    4:00 PM

    The Ruined House: A Seudah Shelishit Celebration of Ruby Namdar

    REGISTER HERE. Join the Ansche Chesed community as we celebrate the English publication of The Ruined House by member Ruby Namdar. Join us at this Seudah Shelishit program which will include a conversation between Rabbi Kalmanofsky and the author, and after Shabbat an opportunity to purchase his book and have it signed by Ruby. The winner of the Sapir Prize, Israel’s highest literary award, Ruby Namdar’s The Ruined House follows Andrew P. Cohen, a professor of comparative culture at New York University, who is at the…

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    January 2018

    Sat, January 20, 2018
    4:30 PM

    The Kashrut of Lab Cultured Meat: A Seudah Shelishit Program with Rabbi Danny Nevins

    Join Ansche Chesed member and Dean of the Jewish Theological Seminary's Rabbinical School as he discusses his response on the Kashrut of Cultured Meat, which was recently approved by the CJLS (Committee for Jewish Law and Standards).

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    February 2018

    Sat, February 17, 2018
    5:00 PM

    In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire with author Peter Hellman

    After bursting onto the scene in 2002, Rudy Kurniawan, an unknown twentysomething from Indonesia, quickly became the leading purveyor of rare wines to the American elite. But in April 2008, his lots of Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis red burgundy - dating as far back as 1945 - were abruptly pulled from auction. The problem? The winemaker was certain that this particular burgundy was first produced only in 1982. Journalist Peter Hellman would closely investigate, as a singular cast of characters…

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    May 2018

    Sat, May 5, 2018
    7:15 PM

    Seudah Shelishit with Rabbi Bill Plevan

    "Humility of Nobility: the 35th day of the Omer." Rabbi Bill Plevan will teach on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of his brother Jeffrey Plevan z"l.

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    Sat, May 12, 2018
    7:20 PM

    Seudah Shelishit with Rabbi Yael Hammerman

    Join the Ansche Chesed community and Rabbi Yael Hammerman to study some Torah teaching with us over a light snack. This event will also include some unstructured time for people to get to know Yael better, to ask her questions about her goals and work and share their own thoughts about how Ansche Chesed can continue to thrive.

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    December 2018

    Sat, December 15, 2018
    5:00 PM

    Havdalah and Erev Shir with Hazzan Natasha J. Hirschhorn

    These Are A Few of My Favorite Tunes… Join Hazzan Hirschhorn for an evening of singing and learning some of the greatest melodies from our prayer service, both old and new, and explore some of the stories behind the tunes.

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    March 2019

    Sat, March 30, 2019
    5:30 PM

    Seudah Shelishit with Fania Oz: Jews and Words

    “In Jews and Words, my father and I wrote that ‘Ours is not a bloodline but a text line.’ My father has left us, but his texts run in my veins. In this talk I will try to speak for him, for myself, and for our proposed way of looking at Jewish continuity and its all-human legacy." - Fania Oz-Salzberger Join us for a conversation and seudah shelishit with Fania Oz-Salzberger, author, historian, Director of Paideia, and daughter of Amos Oz, as…

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    January 2020

    Sat, January 18, 2020
    4:20 PM
    5th Floor

    Exploring Midwifery in Jewish History: A Seudah Shelishit for Parshat Shemot

    The Torah portion of Shemot introduces the Hebrew midwives, Shifra and Pu’ah, who take responsibility for saving Jewish baby boys from being cast into the Nile following Pharaoh's decree. But just who were these Hebrew midwives, and what is the legacy of midwifery in Jewish history? In this talk, Jordan Katz will discuss her doctoral research on Jewish midwives in the premodern world, with an eye toward midwives' unique communal roles as providers of obstetric care to Jewish women, and…

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    September 2020

    Fri, September 25, 2020
    6:00 PM

    Shabbat Shuvah Kabbalat Shabbat

    Please join members of the Ansche Chesed clergy for a shortened Kabbalat Shabbat -- including a Prayer for Healing, recitation of the week's yahrzeit list and Mourner's Kaddish. Please click in at 6:15 pm for some time to schmooze and greet each other first. JOIN US VIA ZOOM or call: 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 875 1782 0145 Passcode: Shabbat

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