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Monday
May 2

Bet Midrash

Monday, May 2, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Monday
May 2

Second Temple Jewish History

Taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary

Monday, May 2, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Using primary sources, we will reconstruct the history of the Jews during the Second Temple.

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Wednesday
May 4

Yom Hashoa Annual Reading of the Names

Wednesday, May 4, 10:00PM – Thursday, May 5, 9:00AM

For the 17th consecutive year, the Upper West Side community will gather to read the names of those among the 6 million murdered Jews.

Saturday
May 7

Topics in Jewish Philosophy

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, May 7

Each Shabbat afternoon, our teens gather at the home of Rabbi Hidary to discuss relevant topics of Jewish philosophy, contemporary issues, and analysis of Torah texts.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
May 7

Keter Shem Tob

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Saturday, May 7

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
May 7

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, May 7

One hour before the start of Minhah, 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
May 7

Special Yom Hashoah Lecture

Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and promotional support by the Anne Frank Center and the New Amsterdam History Center

Saturday, May 7, 6:45PM

Rarely told, are the stories of the Dutch experience- a community that lost 75% of its Jewish population- during the Shoah.  Given our congregation's special connection with Amsterdam, who better to share this narrative with the community.  

Sunday
May 8

Saadiah Gaon's Book of Beliefs and Opinions

Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, May 8

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.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Sunday
May 8

The Book of Kings

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Sunday, May 8, 8:40AM

We will analyze the biblical Book of Kings using recent archeological findings and literary approaches that can help us bring this ancient drama to life.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Monday
May 9

Two Part Series with Professor Yaron Harel

Open to the Public

Monday, May 9, 7:00PM

Enjoy this two part educational series by Prof. Yaron Harel.

Monday
May 9

Bet Midrash

Monday, May 9, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Monday
May 9

Second Temple Jewish History

Taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary

Monday, May 9, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Using primary sources, we will reconstruct the history of the Jews during the Second Temple.

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Wednesday
May 11

Public Tour of the Synagogue

Wednesday, May 11, 11:00AM – 11:45AM

Individuals and groups are welcome to attend a free, guided tour led by a member of our clergy or a trained docent.

Wednesday
May 11

Yom Ha`atzmaut Lecture

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Wednesday, May 11, 8:00PM

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

Saturday
May 14

Keter Shem Tob

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Saturday, May 14

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
May 14

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, May 14

One hour before the start of Minhah, 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
May 14

Topics in Jewish Philosophy

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, May 14

Each Shabbat afternoon, our teens gather at the home of Rabbi Hidary to discuss relevant topics of Jewish philosophy, contemporary issues, and analysis of Torah texts.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Sunday
May 15

Saadiah Gaon's Book of Beliefs and Opinions

Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, May 15

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.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Sunday
May 15

The Book of Kings

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Sunday, May 15, 8:40AM

We will analyze the biblical Book of Kings using recent archeological findings and literary approaches that can help us bring this ancient drama to life.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Monday
May 16

Two Part Series with Professor Yaron Harel

Open to the Public

Monday, May 16, 7:00PM

Enjoy this two part educational series by Prof. Yaron Harel.

Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita. 

1682
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.

1895