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Saturday
Apr 18

Learners’ Service

in the Small Synagogue

Saturday, April 18, 9:45AM

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

Saturday
Apr 18

Meaning & Melody: The Depth and Beauty of Jewish Prayer

A Shabbat Morning Shiur by Rabbi Shalom Morris

Saturday, April 18, 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.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Apr 18

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, April 18, 3:30PM

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

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Apr 18

Parashat HaShabua: The Parts They Skip in High School

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, April 18, 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
Apr 18

Keter Shem Tob

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Saturday, April 18, 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
Apr 19

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

Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, April 19, 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
Apr 20

Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed on Prophecy

Taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary

Monday, April 20, 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
Apr 20

Young Leadership Monday Night Learning

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

Monday, April 20, 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
Apr 20

Young Leadership Hebruta Program

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

Monday, April 20, 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
Apr 20

Living Jewish

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, April 20, 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
Apr 20

Bet Midrash

Monday, April 20, 8:00PM

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

 

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Monday
Apr 20

Rambam Rules for Young Professionals

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, April 20, 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
Apr 21

Shulhan Arukh

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Tuesday, April 21, 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.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
Apr 21

Jewish Time and the Festivals: A Class for Women

Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, April 21, 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
Apr 21

Talmud Class: Tractate Berakhot and the Philosophy of Jewish Prayer

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Tuesday, April 21, 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 22

Parashat Hashabua

Esther Hidary

Wednesday, April 22, 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.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Wednesday
Apr 22

Yom Ha`atzmaut Lecture

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Wednesday, April 22, 8:00PM

To celebrate Israel Independence day, Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver a special lecture. 

Saturday
Apr 25

Meaning & Melody: The Depth and Beauty of Jewish Prayer

A Shabbat Morning Shiur by Rabbi Shalom Morris

Saturday, April 25, 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.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Apr 25

Assigned Junior Congregation

Saturday, April 25, 10:30AM

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

Saturday
Apr 25

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, April 25, 3:30PM

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

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Hebrew School History

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

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Crosby Street Synagogue

 In 1834 the congregation built a new synagogue on Crosby Street, between Broom and Spring Street.

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