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Thursday
Mar 5

Parashat Hashabua

Esther Hidary

Thursday, March 5, 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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Thursday
Mar 5

Mishloah Manot Packaging

Thursday, March 5, 10:30AM

Help fulfill a beautiful mitzvah and bring joy into someone's life. Join us as we deliver Mishloah Manot packages to the elderly and homebound.

Thursday
Mar 5

Tai Chi

Taught by Lewis Paleias

Thursday, March 5, 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.

Saturday
Mar 7

Learners’ Service

in the Small Synagogue

Saturday, March 7, 9:45AM – 11:30AM

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

Saturday
Mar 7

Meaning & Melody: The Depth and Beauty of Jewish Prayer

A Shabbat Morning Shiur by Rabbi Shalom Morris

Saturday, March 7, 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 7

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, March 7, 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 7

Keter Shem Tob

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Saturday, March 7, 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.

Saturday
Mar 7

Parashat HaShabua: The Parts They Skip in High School

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, March 7, 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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Sunday
Mar 8

Psalms and Spirituality

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Sunday, March 8, 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 8

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

Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, March 8, 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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Sunday
Mar 8

Hebrew Level 1

Sunday, March 8, 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Learn the Hebrew alphabet and the basics of Hebrew reading in this Level 1 Hebrew class for adults.  Enroll here.

Sunday
Mar 8

Heretics and History: The Re-Trial of Spinoza

The grand finale to the 3-part series with Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Sunday, March 8, 4:30PM
Monday
Mar 9

Young Leadership Monday Night Learning

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

Monday, March 9, 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 9

Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed on Prophecy

Taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary

Monday, March 9, 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 9

Young Leadership Hebruta Program

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

Monday, March 9, 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 9

Living Jewish

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, March 9, 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 9

Bet Midrash

Monday, March 9, 8:00PM

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

 

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Monday
Mar 9

Rambam Rules for Young Professionals

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, March 9, 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 10

Shulhan Arukh

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Tuesday, March 10, 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 10

Jewish Time and the Festivals: A Class for Women

Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, March 10, 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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Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

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Hebrew School History

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

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