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January 2020

Shirah with Shira: Winter 2020

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 19, 2020

One event on December 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Frankel Hall, 257 West 88th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Join us for a Hebrew immersion class geared toward children ages 2-5. Shira Averbuch will lead children and their parents and caregivers in music, stories, and movement. Children will gain a sense of community rooted in Jewish tradition while gaining exposure to Israeli culture.  Pricing Members (For Full Term): $200 Members (For Individual Sessions): $20 Non-members (For Full Term): $300 Non-members (For Individual Sessions): $30 Questions? Email Makai, our family educator, or call him at 212-787-7670 (x248). Register now Other upcoming…

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Introduction to Judaism

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 13, 2020

Community House – 4th Floor, 270 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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This course offers an overview of the core beliefs, practices, and history of Judaism and the Jewish people. We hope to deepen the understanding of those just beginning to explore Jewish life, as well as of those who would like to participate more fully in the life of the Jewish community. No prior knowledge or experience necessary. The last day to register for the series is Monday, December 2. The series concludes on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.   Pricing: Individuals:…

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Jewrisprudence: Frontiers of Modern Jewish Law

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 10, 2020

Sanctuary, 257 West 88th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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How is our timeless halakhic (Jewish legal) system responding to questions of Jewish law emerging from our fast-paced, open-sourced, multi-vocal, technology-saturated, and rapidly-changing world? Join Rabbi Adina Lewittes as we analyze contemporary teshuvot (rabbinic responses), study the systems of change that have maintained the relevance of Jewish observance for millennia, explore the dynamism within the boundaries of Jewish law, and learn to articulate, in the language of tradition, the commitments to observance and practice that frame your Jewish life. Questions…

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“In the Mirror” Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Roly Matalon

January 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on December 12, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on December 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on January 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on January 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on January 9, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on January 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on February 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on February 13, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on February 20, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on February 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on March 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on March 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on March 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on April 2, 2020 at 12:30 pm

BJ members, join us as we continue our close reading of short stories about the lives, struggles, and concerns of the Talmudic rabbis, in order to uncover deeper layers of our own selves and to become better equipped to wrestle with our human nature. No knowledge of Hebrew is required. You are welcome to bring your own lunch to class. Please note: registration has reached capacity. To get on the waiting list, please email Beth Tarson. Upcoming Sessions: December 5, 12, 19; January 9,…

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Evening Minyan

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Community House, 270 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Coming to an evening program at BJ? Picking up your kids from Kadima? Come a little earlier, or stay a little later, fulfill the mitzvah of enabling others to recite kaddish, and help sustain our community and the Jewish people. Supplementing BJ’s morning minyan, our evening minyan creates yet another opportunity to come together in prayer and to support the mourners among us. This minyan is open to all, and, depending on the season, provides an opportunity to daven minha, maariv, or both. Unlike morning minyan, BJ’s evening minyan does not meet…

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Israeli Authors: Yirmi Pinkus

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Middle Room, 270 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Each month from December through June, we will read and discuss a book that is related to BJ’s “Race and Us” initiative from the perspective of the land of Israel. In addition to novels, we also dip into some short stories and a graphic novel. With an expertise in Jewish literature and history, respectively, Jennifer and Carole are excited to revive their facilitation of this incredible group. We will create an arc of related themes to dissect over the course…

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Morning Minyan

January 17 @ 7:30 am - 8:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until February 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until February 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until February 1, 2020

Rabbi Rachel Cowan Chapel, 270 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Morning minyan meets Monday-Thursday at 7:30AM; Sundays and national holidays at 9:30AM. Develop a daily Jewish practice and help us make a minyan so our members can say kaddish for their loved ones.

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Bim Bam: English and Hebrew (Winter 2020)

January 17 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Friday, repeating until May 15, 2020

Rabbi Rachel Cowan Chapel, 270 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Bim Bam gives children under three a fun space to explore Shabbat through interactive songs, movement, and stories while learning traditions such as lighting candles, saying kiddush, and giving tzedakah. The 10:15AM session features both English and Hebrew songs, while the 11:15AM session is full Hebrew immersion. The program is led by our artist in residence, Shira Averbuch. The winter-spring term (16 classes) is $320 for members and $480 for non-members. After the first registered child, each additional sibling receives…

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Bim Bam: Hebrew Immersion (Winter 2020)

January 17 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Friday, repeating until May 15, 2020

Rabbi Rachel Cowan Chapel, 270 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Bim Bam gives children under three a fun space to explore Shabbat through interactive songs, movement, and stories while learning traditions such as lighting candles, saying kiddush, and giving tzedakah. The 10:15AM session features both English and Hebrew songs, while the 11:15AM session is full Hebrew immersion. The program is led by our artist in residence, Shira Averbuch. The winter-spring term (16 classes) is $320 for members and $480 for non-members. After the first registered child, each additional sibling receives…

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Mindfulness Kabbalat Shabbat

January 17 @ 6:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15 pm on day Third of the month, happening 24 times

Rabbi Rachel Cowan Chapel, 270 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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On the third Friday of every month, join us for an intimate Kabbalat Shabbat, weaving together meditation and music with liturgy and learning. This service offers an uplifting vehicle for moving into the stillness and beauty of Shabbat. Contact Kristen Kersey with any questions. Led by Rabbi Shuli Passow, Cantor David Mintz, Rabbinic Fellow Deborah Sacks Mintz, and Jessie Reagen Mann.

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