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Shabbat Services

Ki Tetze

Friday, September 5

5:15 PM Tot Shabbat 88th Street Sanctuary
7:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat 88th Street Sanctuary

Saturday, September 6

9:30 AM Shabbat Services Sanctuary
10:30 AM Shabbat Discovery and Children’s Services Parlor Room

Holiday Services

High Holy Days 5775

Selihot September 20
Rosh Hashanah September 24-26
Shabbat Shuvah September 26-27
Yom Kippur October 3-4
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Morning Minyan

Week of August 31 - September 6

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9:30 AM Sunday
9:30 AM Monday
7:30 AM Tuesday
7:30 AM Wednesday
7:30 AM Thursday
7:30 AM Friday
  • Selihot: Preparing the Soul for the Yamim Nora’im

    September 3, 2014 • 8:00 pm-9:30 pm •
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    music selihot
    Engage in a spiritual journey for personal understanding and elevation through the ancient tunes of the Middle East and the Maghreb (Northern Africa)—melodies which unite mankind across boundaries of faith and race in the quest for a sublime existence. Join Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel for this four-part series at BJ and the Park Slope Jewish Center (on September 10 and October 1). This event is free, please R.S.V.P. to office@psjc.org for all dates and locations.

    Location: B'nai Jeshurun Community House, 270 West 89th St.

  • Mikveh as a Non-Gendered Spiritual Practice: An Evening with Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David

    September 4, 2014 • 6:30 pm-8:00 pm •
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    water The BJ Mindfulness Havurah and ImmerseNYC invite you to join Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David for an evening of discussion and exploration of the mikveh and its spiritual practice. Rabbi Dr. Ner-David is a rabbi and writer; her second memoir, Chanah’s Voice: A Rabbi Wrestles with Gender, Commandment, and the Women’s Rituals of Baking, Bathing, and Brightening, was released by Ben Yehudah Press in 2014. 

    Location: 270 West 89th Street B'nai Jeshurun Community House Third Floor Big Room

  • Open the Gates: Prepare for the Yamim Nora'im

    September 8, 2014 • 7:00 pm-8:00 pm •
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    sky mountain image Join BJ Rabbinic Fellows Sarit Horwitz, Alex Braver and Bryan Wexler as we use text study, conversation and personal reflection to explore what makes the liturgy of the Yamim Nora’im distinct. Services for these days are meant to help us reach a deeper emotional and spiritual place. Please register here.3 Mondays, September 8, 15 and 22 in the Reception Room.

    Location: 270 W 89th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

  • A Webinar with the BJ Rabbis: Count Down, Gear Up

    September 10, 2014 • 1:00 pm-1:45 pm •
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    Prepare for the Yamim Nora'im with Roly, Felicia and Marcelo. They will share their personal perspectives on how to use the weeks of Elul to forge a closer connection to both our community and our best selves. Register now.

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  • Selihot: Preparing the Soul for the Yamim Nora’im

    September 10, 2014 • 8:00 pm-9:30 pm •
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    music selihot
    Engage in a spiritual journey for personal understanding and elevation through the ancient tunes of the Middle East and the Maghreb (Northern Africa)—melodies which unite mankind across boundaries of faith and race in the quest for a sublime existence. Join Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel for this four-part series at BJ (September 3 and 17) and the Park Slope Jewish Center. This event is free, please R.S.V.P. to office@psjc.org for all dates and locations.

    Location: Park Slope Jewish Center (1320 8th Ave, Brooklyn)

  • Open the Gates: Prepare for the Yamim Nora'im

    September 15, 2014 • 7:00 pm-8:00 pm •
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    sky mountain image Join BJ Rabbinic Fellows Sarit Horwitz, Alex Braver and Bryan Wexler as we use text study, conversation and personal reflection to explore what makes the liturgy of the Yamim Nora’im distinct. Services for these days are meant to help us reach a deeper emotional and spiritual place. Please register here.3 Mondays, September 8, 15 and 22 in the Reception Room.

    Location: 270 W 89th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

  • Selihot: Preparing the Soul for the Yamim Nora’im

    September 17, 2014 • 8:00 pm-9:30 pm •
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    music selihot
    Engage in a spiritual journey for personal understanding and elevation through the ancient tunes of the Middle East and the Maghreb (Northern Africa)—melodies which unite mankind across boundaries of faith and race in the quest for a sublime existence. Join Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel for this four-part series at BJ and the Park Slope Jewish Center (on September 10 and October 1). This event is free, please R.S.V.P. to office@psjc.org for all dates and locations.

    Location: B'nai Jeshurun Community House, 270 West 89th St.

  • Historic People's Climate March - Save the Date

    September 21, 2014 • 11:00 am-5:00 pm •
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    Climate Image 3 With our future on the line and the whole world watching, people from across the country will mobilize to demand concrete action on climate change and an economy that works for people and the planet - a world with good jobs, clean air, and safe communities for everyone. In September, world leaders are convening in NYC for a summit on climate change. Let's send them a message that will galvanize action to save our environment. We’re excited to begin the Shmita (sabbatical) year, when the Torah instructs us to nurture the life-giving capacities of the earth and the people who depend on it as part of the Jewish Climate Change contingent on. Stay tuned for more details. Let us know if you will march with BJ here.

    Location: Exact Time and Location TBA

  • Open the Gates: Prepare for the Yamim Nora'im

    September 22, 2014 • 7:00 pm-8:00 pm •
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    sky mountain image Join BJ Rabbinic Fellows Sarit Horwitz, Alex Braver and Bryan Wexler as we use text study, conversation and personal reflection to explore what makes the liturgy of the Yamim Nora’im distinct. Services for these days are meant to help us reach a deeper emotional and spiritual place. Please register here.3 Mondays, September 8, 15 and 22 in the Reception Room.

    Location: 270 W 89th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

  • Selihot: Preparing the Soul for the Yamim Nora’im

    October 1, 2014 • 8:00 pm-9:30 pm •
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    music selihot
    Engage in a spiritual journey for personal understanding and elevation through the ancient tunes of the Middle East and the Maghreb (Northern Africa)—melodies which unite mankind across boundaries of faith and race in the quest for a sublime existence. Join Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel for this four-part series at BJ (September 3 and 17) and the Park Slope Jewish Center. This event is free, please R.S.V.P. to office@psjc.org for all dates and locations.

    Location: Park Slope Jewish Center (1320 8th Ave, Brooklyn)

  • Drawing Waters / Sim<u>h</u>at Beit Hashoeva

    October 12, 2014 • 6:30 pm-8:00 pm •
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    oud music A double-feature concert celebrating the music of Sukkot, Simhat Torah and more. Oud player Zach Fredman, leader of the Epichorus and Rabbi of The New Shul, and guitarist Dan Nadel will present a special piyut-meets-flamenco project. The concert will feature some of New York's finest musicians, and is co-sponsored by the Leader Family Fund and the America Israel Cultural Foundation. The cost for this concert is $10/adults, $5/children. Please register by October 8.

    Location: 257 West 88th Street Sanctuary

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: American Cancer Society Walk

    October 19, 2014 • 7:30 am-2:00 pm •
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    ribbonJoin fellow BJ members in “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" as we walk together to raise funds for research. We will meet for a brief breakfast at 7:30AM, followed by a prayer service. To sign up, visit makingstrides.acsevents.org. The team name is B’nai Jeshurun. For questions or assistance, please contact Andrea at andmugs@aol.com or Ellen at ellenlandsberger@gmail.com

    Location: Meet at the 89th Street Community House

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Parashat Mas'ei

July 28, 2014 • Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
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Parashat Shlah-lekha

June 16, 2014 • Rabbi Marcelo R. Bronstein
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Parashat Behaalotkha

June 9, 2014 • Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
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Parashat Naso

June 2, 2014 • Rabbi Felicia L. Sol
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Parashat Behukotai

May 19, 2014 • Rabbi Marcelo R. Bronstein
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Parashat Behar

May 12, 2014 • Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
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Parashat Kedoshim

April 28, 2014 • Rabbi Felicia L. Sol
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Parashat Aharei Mot • Shabbat Hagadol

April 14, 2014 • Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
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Parashat Metzora

April 7, 2014 • Rabbi Marcelo R. Bronstein
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Parashat Tazri'a • Shabbat Hahodesh

March 31, 2014 • Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum

Summer Service Schedule!

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During the summer, the Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service starts at 7:00PM in the 88th Street Sanctuary; for those who wish to come 15 minutes early, we will begin with spiritual preparation singing beautiful Shabbat melodies. Also during the summer: Shabbat morning services are conducted at the 88th Street Sanctuary; we’ll move back to 86th Street on September 6. Kabbalat Services will resume at 6:30PM on October 10. After the High Holy Days we will resume our full schedule of Shabbat services including Bo-i Kallah, Mindfulness, Family, Teen and more.

Daily Elul Reflections

Photo: Mark Robinson

Embrace Elul and the opportunity it provides for growth and self-reflection with daily doses of inspiration from the BJ rabbis, former Marshall T. Meyer Fellows as well as past and present BJ Rabbinic Fellows, each based on a line from the piyut “The Gates” which is sung in the final moments of Yom Kippur. Sign-up to receive the reflections by email.

23rd Annual Shorashim - Roots of Israeli Folk Dance

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Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1 | 2:00PM and 4:00PM (workshops), 8:00PM (parties) | Bridge for Dance, 2726 Broadway (at 104th Street)Israeli choreographer Amnon Shauli is featured with master teachers Ruth Goodman and Danny Pollock, who will conduct repertoire dance workshops and a fun dance session for children and parents. The program commemorates  the 70th anniversary of the Israeli folk dance movement and is dedicated to its women pioneer founders. Register at the door for each event. Workshop cost is $15/session; Party cost is $15-$20/ session. Inquire about reduced rates for full weekend or day passes.  For more information visit www.rikud.net or contact (917) 207-0093 or rikudayam@gmail.com.