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Thursday
Dec 18

Tai Chi

Taught by Lewis Paleias

Thursday, December 18, 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
Dec 18

History of the Sephardim, the Spanish and Portuguese Jews

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Thursday, December 18, 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.

Friday
Dec 19

Friday Night Lights&Bites

Friday, December 19, 4:15PM

Approximately once a month, join us for a cocktails and hors d'oeuvres following evening services and Friday Night Lights.

Saturday
Dec 20

Learners’ Service

in the Small Synagogue

Saturday, December 20, 9:45AM – 10:45AM

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

Saturday
Dec 20

Young Couples and Families Luncheon

In partnership with JICNY

Saturday, December 20, 12:00PM

Following services, our young couples and families are invited to Shabbat lunch hosted by our rabbis in the Elias Room. 

Saturday
Dec 20

Jewish Philosophy: The Parts They Skip in High School

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, December 20, 4:30PM

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

Saturday
Dec 20

Heretics and History: Pablo Christiani vs. Ramban: The Jewish-Christian Disputations

Delivered by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, December 20, 7:00PM

Join us for the second installment of our major lecture series, Heretics and History, featuring Rabbi Soloveichik. RSVP Now.

Sunday
Dec 21

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

Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, December 21, 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
Dec 21

Youth Hanukkah Party

Sunday, December 21, 10:30AM

Join CSI Youth for a Hanukkah party with fun activities for children of all ages.

Monday
Dec 22

YL Monday Night Learning

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

Monday, December 22, 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
Dec 22

Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed on Prophecy

Taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary

Monday, December 22, 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
Dec 22

Living Jewish

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, December 22, 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
Dec 22

Bet Midrash

Monday, December 22, 8:00PM

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

Monday
Dec 22

Rambam Rules for Young Professionals

Rabbi Shalom Morris

Monday, December 22, 8:30PM – 9:00PM

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

Tuesday
Dec 23

Shulhan Arukh

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Tuesday, December 23, 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
Dec 23

Jewish Time: The Festivals in Halakha and Jewish Thought

A Class for Women with Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, December 23, 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
Dec 23

Chai Tea

Tuesday, December 23, 5:30PM

"Chai Tea" is our version of high tea with a literary twist.  Come mingle, learn, and discuss over tea and light refreshments.  All are welcome!

 

 

Tuesday
Dec 23

Talmud Class: Tractate Berakhot and the Philosophy of Jewish Prayer

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Tuesday, December 23, 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
Dec 24

Parashat Hashabua

Esther Hidary

Wednesday, December 24, 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
Dec 25

Ski and Snowboard Trip- Registration deadline this Monday!

In partnership with the Jewish Center

Thursday, December 25, 7:00AM

Hit the slopes for a day at Hunter Mountain with friends and family. In partnership with the Jewish Center.

Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.

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Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.

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