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257 West 88th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
212-787-7600

January 2020

Kabbalat Shabbat

January 17 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Friday, repeating until March 8, 2020

Sanctuary, 257 West 88th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, Shabbat services at BJ are like no other. Join us on Friday nights for a joyful Kabbalat Shabbat service infused with uplifting melodies from across the Jewish world, brought to life by our extraordinary musicians, and deepened by the wisdom of our tradition, calling us to renew our commitment to building a world of justice, dignity, and peace.

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Shabbat Morning Services

January 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Sanctuary, 257 West 88th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, Shabbat services at BJ are like no other. Join us on Shabbat mornings for soul-stirring prayer, infused with melodies from across the Jewish world, brought to life by our extraordinary musicians, and deepened by the wisdom of our tradition, calling us to renew our commitment to building a world of justice, dignity, and peace. Please join us for kiddush lunch following Shabbat Morning Services.

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BJ Archives Talk

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Sanctuary, 257 West 88th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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On Shabbat morning, immediately following services, meet at the front of the east side of the sanctuary to hear the third in a series of short talks from BJ Archives about the Sanctuary's windows and design motifs.

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Jewrisprudence: Frontiers of Modern Jewish Law

January 22 @ 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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As If It Were Yesterday Film Screening and Q&A

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sanctuary, 257 West 88th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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To honor acts of loving-kindness and to mark the film’s 40th anniversary, BJ presents the award-winning documentary film, As If It Were Yesterday/Comme Si C’etait Hier (1980) by Myriam Abramowicz and Esther Hoffenberg. There will be a Q&A with Myriam Abramowicz, led by Professor Lenore Weitzman. As If It Were Yesterday documents the little-known courage of the Belgian people who, during the Nazi occupation of Belgium, hid and placed over 4,000 Jewish children, saving them from arrest, deportation, and extermination. Individuals and government agencies…

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Tot Shabbat

January 31 @ 5:15 pm
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One event on January 31, 2020 at 5:15 pm

One event on March 6, 2020 at 5:15 pm

One event on April 3, 2020 at 5:15 pm

One event on June 5, 2020 at 5:15 pm

Sanctuary, 257 West 88th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Families enjoy a kid-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service filled with singing and dancing, led by Rabbi Erin Glazer, Shira Averbuch, and Michael Witman. Stay and join us for a dinner complete with Shabbat blessings and songs. While adults are finishing their meal, children engage in play and exploration. Register by 10:00AM the day before to receive the early bird price of $22 for members/$29 for non-members. After the early bird period, registration will be $27 for members/$34 for non-members. All children…

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February 2020

Shtisel Uncovered: The New Haredim

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sanctuary, 257 West 88th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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$10 – $18

Join BJ and New Israel Fund for an urgent conversation on the major political and social changes taking place within Israel—with Yehonatan Indursky, creator of the critically-acclaimed Netflix drama Shtisel, and Pnina Pfeuffer, pathbreaking haredi social activist. Register now.

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