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Friday
Mar 27

Pre-Pesah Shabbat Dinner- DEADLINE Tuesday, March 24

Friday, March 27, 8:00PM

Following evening services and our Friday Night Lights season finale ease your Pesah preparations and join us for a lovely buffet dinner catered by Silverleaf. Preferred pricing for members.  Deadline Tuesday, March 24. Register here

Saturday
Mar 28

Shabbat Hagadol Derasha

Is Bitter Better? A Culinary and Theological Approach to Maror

Saturday, March 28, 8:15AM

Hear Rabbi Soloveichik and sponsor the kiddush to follow.

Saturday
Mar 28

Meaning & Melody: The Depth and Beauty of Jewish Prayer

A Shabbat Morning Shiur by Rabbi Shalom Morris

Saturday, March 28, 10:00AM – 10:20AM

Rabbi Morris will offer "Meaning & Melody" most Shabbat mornings  in the Little Synagogue.  The shiur is for learners and will consist of brief discussions focusing on prayers and their meanings as well as a review of their melodies.  All are welcome.

 

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Saturday
Mar 28

Assigned Junior Congregation

Saturday, March 28, 10:30AM

While prayer is always a part of youth groups, this more formal youth service takes place on select weeks. 

Saturday
Mar 28

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, March 28, 3:30PM

Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

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Saturday
Mar 28

Parashat HaShabua: The Parts They Skip in High School

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, March 28, 4:30PM

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

 

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Saturday
Mar 28

Keter Shem Tob

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Saturday, March 28, 4:30PM – 4:40PM

Rabbi Shemtob Gaguine (1884-1953) was Rosh Yeshibah of Judith Montefiore College in Ramsgate and was an accomplished halakhist, ethnographer, author and communal leader. His seven volume classic, Keter Shem Tob, documents and explains the customs and liturgy of the Spanish Portuguese tradition in comparison with other rites. Each week, we explain one aspect of our own siddur and minhag based on Hakham Gaguine’s insight.

Sunday
Mar 29

Psalms and Spirituality

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Sunday, March 29, 8:40AM

Every Sunday at 8:40 am. Taught by Rabbi Hidary, this class looks into the book of Psalms and the world of spirituality that it can open for its readers. 

 

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Sunday
Mar 29

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

Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, March 29, 9:30AM

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

 

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Monday
Mar 30

Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed on Prophecy

Taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary

Monday, March 30, 7:00PM

 

Maimonides was one of the world’s greatest minds and the author of the most significant work of Jewish Philosophy, the Moreh Nevuchim. This year, we delve into the meaning and means of biblical prophecy. Can anyone become a prophet? What about Bil`am? How was Moses different from all other prophets? How does prophecy work and what are the steps involved in activating it?

 

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Monday
Mar 30

Young Leadership Monday Night Learning

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

Monday, March 30, 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.

 

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Monday
Mar 30

Young Leadership Hebruta Program

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

Monday, March 30, 7:15PM – 8:15PM

Mondays at 7:15 pm. Explore an area of interest (Bible, Ethics, Law, Talmud…) and take your Jewish engagement to a new level with a mentor or peer.

 

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Monday
Mar 30

Living Jewish

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, March 30, 7:30PM – 8:15PM

Every Monday at 7:30 pm. 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. 

 

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Monday
Mar 30

Bet Midrash

Monday, March 30, 8:00PM

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

 

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Monday
Mar 30

Rambam Rules for Young Professionals

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, March 30, 8:30PM – 9:00PM

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

 

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Tuesday
Mar 31

Shulhan Arukh

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Tuesday, March 31, 7:40AM

Every Tuesday at 7:40 am. 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.

 

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Tuesday
Mar 31

Jewish Time and the Festivals: A Class for Women

Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, March 31, 9:00AM

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

 

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Tuesday
Mar 31

History of the Sephardim, the Spanish and Portuguese Jews

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Tuesday, March 31, 6:45PM

Tuesdays at 6:45 - 7:30 pm (following evening services). 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.

 

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Tuesday
Mar 31

Talmud Class: Tractate Berakhot and the Philosophy of Jewish Prayer

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Tuesday, March 31, 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.

 

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Wednesday
Apr 1

Parashat Hashabua

Esther Hidary

Wednesday, April 1, 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.

 

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Seventieth Street Synagogue
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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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