Given by our shamash, Z. Edinger, this class will meet once a month and be based on questions YOU submit. Intended for the beginner and experienced synagogue goer alike, this class will answer your questions about Shearith Israel's liturgy, history and minhag. Attendees are encouraged to submit their questions or topics of interest in advance.
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. These weekly shiurim willponder how Judaism approaches time. We will gain a better understanding of the calendar that has preserved the Jews for millennia, and of the diverse sacred and secular times that create the very rhythm of our lives.
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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.
Crosby Street Synagogue
In 1834 the congregation built a new synagogue on Crosby Street, between Broom and Spring Street.