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Sunday
Nov 16

Winter Coat Drive

A Shearith Israel League Initiative

Sunday, November 16, 8:00AM – Monday, December 8, 5:00PM

Donate gently used coats for men, women, and children, to keep those in need warm this winter season.

Saturday
Nov 22

Learners’ Service

in the Small Synagogue

Saturday, November 22, 9:45AM – 10:45AM

'Eat, Pray, Learn' in an inviting atmosphere geared toward those new to full Shabbat services. 

Saturday
Nov 22

Teen Minyan

Saturday, November 22, 9:45AM

A few times a year, our teens lead an entire Shabbat morning service—by teens for teens.

Saturday
Nov 22

Jewish Philosophy: The Parts They Skip in High School

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, November 22, 5:30PM

High school students are welcome to join Rabbi Hidary for this weekly Shabbat afternoon class one hour before Minhah.

Sunday
Nov 23

Saadia Gaon’s Emunot ve’Deot on Revelation and Commandments

Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, November 23, 9:30AM

Every Sunday at 9:30 am beginning October 19. The Book of Beliefs and Opinions (completed 933 CE) was the first systematic presentation and philosophic foundation of the dogmas of Judaism.

Sunday
Nov 23

Hebrew Classes

Sunday, November 23, 10:00AM

Sunday mornings at 10 am beginning October 26. Build reading comprehension skills in one of these three Hebrew classes for adults.  Enroll today.

Sunday
Nov 23

Conversational Hebrew

Sunday, November 23, 11:15AM – 11:45AM

Sundays at 11:15 am beginning October 26. Immediately following our standard Hebrew classes, join us for a 7-session conversational Hebrew course.

Monday
Nov 24

Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed on Prophecy

Taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary

Monday, November 24, 7:00PM

On October 27, guest speaker Professor Yair Lorberbaum will teach the class on the philosophical parable in the Guide of the Perplexed.

Monday
Nov 24

YL Monday Night Learning

In partnership with the Jewish International Connection of NY (JICNY)

Monday, November 24, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Every Monday at 7 pm. Start the work week off with a drink, a bite to eat, new friends, and stimulating Jewish thought with fellow young professionals.

Monday
Nov 24

Living Jewish

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, November 24, 7:30PM – 8:15PM

Every Monday at 7:30 pm beginning October 27. Transform Jewish thought into Jewish action. This course is ideal for those seeking a greater understanding of Judaism, wishing to increase their religious observance or actively pursuing conversion. 

Monday
Nov 24

Bet Midrash

Monday, November 24, 8:00PM

The Bet Midrash program features high-level textual learning in small groups that encourages active participation.

Monday
Nov 24

Rambam Rules for Young Professionals

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, November 24, 8:30PM – 9:00PM

Mondays at 8:30 pm beginning September 15. Learn about the most influential teachings of Maimondes’ monumental Mishneh Torah.

Tuesday
Nov 25

Shulhan Arukh

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Tuesday, November 25, 7:40AM

Every Tuesday at 7:40 am beginning September 2. Join us Minyan, breakfast, and a short class. Each week we will learn a selection of Halakhot from Rabbi Yosef Karo’s 16th century Shulhan Arukh.

Tuesday
Nov 25

Jewish Time: The Festivals in Halakha and Jewish Thought

A Class for Women with Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, November 25, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room beginning October 21. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

Tuesday
Nov 25

Chai Tea

Tuesday, November 25, 5:30PM

"Chai Tea" is a new bi-monthly program for our community and beyond.  All are always welcome. It's like High Tea, but Jewish.  Come learn, mingle and enjoy light refreshments and tea. $10 members; $12 non-members.

Tuesday
Nov 25

Talmud Class: Tractate Berakhot and the Philosophy of Jewish Prayer

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Tuesday, November 25, 8:00PM

Tuesdays at 8 pm, This Shiur elucidates the unique nature and history of Jewish prayers, the extraordinary depth of its liturgy, and the reasons why prayer lies at the heart of Jewish devotional life.

Wednesday
Nov 26

Parashat Hashabua

Esther Hidary

Wednesday, November 26, 10:00AM

Every Wednesday at 10 am. This class explores the weekly parasha through an examination of its literary elements and themes. Led by Esther Hidary.

Thursday
Nov 27

Thanksgiving

From Maimonides to the Mayflower: How the Rambam invented Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 7:45AM

As America's first Jewish congregation, Thanksgiving is a major day on the Shearith Israel calendar. Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver an address following morning services, entitled From Maimonides to the Mayflower: How the Rambam invented Thanksgiving.

Saturday
Nov 29

Learners’ Service

in the Small Synagogue

Saturday, November 29, 9:45AM – 10:45AM

'Eat, Pray, Learn' in an inviting atmosphere geared toward those new to full Shabbat services. 

Saturday
Nov 29

Jewish Philosophy: The Parts They Skip in High School

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, November 29, 5:30PM

High school students are welcome to join Rabbi Hidary for this weekly Shabbat afternoon class one hour before Minhah.

Eleventh Street Cemetery

Although several locations were initially considered for the Congregation’s second cemetery, the land ultimately selected was located on Milligan Street in the heart of what we know as Greenwich Village on West 11th Street.

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The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.

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