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Wednesday
Oct 22

Mimouna's Moroccan Jewish Caravan

In partnership with the American Sephardi Federation

Wednesday, October 22, 7:30PM

Mimouna's Moroccan Jewish Caravan makes a special stop at Shearith Israel!  Enjoy hors d’oeuvre, music, and photos from Moroccan Jewish life, and a panel discussion led by Moroccan dignitaries.

Thursday
Oct 23

Tai Chi

Taught by Lewis Paleias

Thursday, October 23, 11:00AM

This age-old practice helps balance, strength, circulation, and mindfulness. Our teacher Lewis Paleias offers individual attention and adapts the class based on the group. Walk-ins welcome.

Thursday
Oct 23

Growing Up Jewish in Alexandria: The Story of a Sephardic Family's Exodus from Egypt

A League Book Event with Author Lucienne Carasso

Thursday, October 23, 7:00PM

Join us for member and author Lucienne Carasso’s memoir of her childhood in Egypt. Free and open to the public.

Friday
Oct 24

Shabbat Dinner with The Simpsons Writer Mike Reiss- RSVP by Tuesday!

The Simpsons and Other Jewish Families

Friday, October 24, 7:00PM

The Simpsons writer Mike Reiss will join our in-house Simpsons aficionado, Rabbi Soloveichik, to discuss Jewish themes, characters, writers, and actors that have been a part of the show. To RSVP, click here.

Saturday
Oct 25

Jewish Philosophy: The Parts They Skip in High School

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, October 25, 5:30PM

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

Sunday
Oct 26

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

Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, October 26, 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
Oct 26

Hebrew Classes

Sunday, October 26, 10:00AM – Sunday, December 14, 11:00AM

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

Sunday
Oct 26

Conversational Hebrew

Sunday, October 26, 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
Oct 27

YL Monday Night Learning

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

Monday, October 27, 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
Oct 27

Living Jewish

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, October 27, 7:15PM – 8:15PM

Every Monday at 7:15 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
Oct 27

Bet Midrash

Monday, October 27, 8:00PM

Every Monday at 8 pm beginning October 20. The Bet Midrash program features high-level textual learning in small groups that encourages active participation and involvement.

Monday
Oct 27

Talmud Class: Tractate Berakhot and the Philosophy of Jewish Prayer

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Monday, October 27, 8:00PM

Tuesdays at 8 pm beginning October 21. This Shiur will elucidate 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.

Monday
Oct 27

Rambam Rules for Young Professionals

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, October 27, 8:30PM – 9:00PM

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

Tuesday
Oct 28

Shulhan Arukh

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Tuesday, October 28, 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
Oct 28

Jewish Time: The Festivals in Halakha and Jewish Thought

A Class for Women with Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, October 28, 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
Oct 28

Chai Tea

Tuesday, October 28, 5:00PM

It’s like High Tea, but Jewish! Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month an hour and a half before Minhah, join our literary leader, Janet Kirchheimmer, for a social gathering, light refreshments, and special programs and discussions on poetry and prose.

Thursday
Oct 30

Tai Chi

Taught by Lewis Paleias

Thursday, October 30, 11:00AM

This age-old practice helps balance, strength, circulation, and mindfulness. Our teacher Lewis Paleias offers individual attention and adapts the class based on the group. Walk-ins welcome.

Thursday
Oct 30

History of the Sephardim, the Spanish and Portuguese Jews

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Thursday, October 30, 6:45PM

Thursdays at 6:45 - 7:30 pm (following evening services) beginning October 30. The course studies Sephardic Jewry (10th - 18th Century) from their Golden Age under Islam to life under Christian rule and their ultimate expulsion and spread throughout the Mediterranean and Atlantic Basin.

Thursday
Oct 30

A Lecture by Dr. Stefan Reif: When and How Did Early Rabbinic Prayer Develop?

The League's Annual Warshawsky Lecture

Thursday, October 30, 7:30PM

Dr. Stefan Reif is the Professor Emeritus of Medieval Jewish Studies at Cambridge University and the Retired Director of the Cairo Genizah Collection/Research in the Cambridge University Library.

Saturday
Nov 1

Jewish Philosophy: The Parts They Skip in High School

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, November 1, 5:30PM

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

Seventieth Street Synagogue
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Hebrew School History

In 1802, Meir Polonies donated $900 to fund our Hebrew School

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