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WELCOME TO CSAIR

We are an inclusive, egalitarian congregation dedicated to Torah -- Jewish learning, Avodah -- prayer and observance, and Gemilut Chasadim -- acts of kindness and social responsibility. Our members include people of diverse ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, income levels and approaches to religious practice and thought. We are individuals. We are single parent, double parent, interfaith, multiracial, empty nester, blended families and more. Whoever you are, we welcome you to learn, pray, and create a community with us.

For SERVICE INFORMATION, please see below or view the  Calendar or Shabbat Bulletin.

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Love and Marriage...and Couples Therapy
Wednesday, January 29, 8:00 PM

Join Dr. Barry L. Stern, a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Columbia University College, where he chairs the course on Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy, as he outlines his approach to working with couples, focusing especially on the role of conflict in the growth and evolution of a couple, while also examining how these concepts intersect with Jewish sources on love and marriage. Free and open to the public.

 

A Conversation with Jack Lew
Saturday, February 8, 8:00 PM

Jack Lew was the United States Secretary   the Treasury  from 2013-17, the White  House Chief of Staff from 2012-13 and   served as Director of the Office of  Management and Budget in both the Clinton and Obama administrations. Free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale.

 

RJP Shabbat Lunch
Saturday, February 8, 1:30 PM

Whether you’ve lived in the Riverdale for one month, one year or 30+ years, come join us for a Welcome to Riverdale Shabbat Lunch! 18.00. Register here.  Register by February 6th. Questions to shabbat@riverdalejewish.org

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Mornings
M-F 7:00 AM
Sundays 9:00 AM
Evenings
Sun.-Thurs. 7:30 PM
Legal Holidays
9:00 AM
New Year’s Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, December 25

High Holiday Seating Focus Groups

Members are invited and encouraged to attend a Focus Group to further discuss the question of CSAIR High Holiday seating.  Within these groups, we will have the opportunity to listen to each other and share our views, experiences and thoughts. How can we best fulfill our mission of "nourishing joyful and meaningful Jewish learning and build an inclusive community" - what seems most inclusive, most inviting and comfortable so that the focus can be on davening and be a spiritual, uplifting experience along with friends, family and the bigger CSAIR community?  It is an opportunity to respectfully explore this together, acknowledging passions, traditions & strong feelings exist around this question. There are six opportunities to come to a focus group.

We want to hear from people who like the idea of a change, those who don't, and those who just want to hear/ask questions.
Saturday, February 1 at 12:30 PM
Sunday February 2 at 9:45 AM
Sunday, February 9 at 10:00 AM (Sisterhood only)  
Tuesday February 11 at  8:00 PM
Sunday February 23 at 10:00 AM

SERVICE INFORMATION

Friday, January 31, 2020 (5 Shevat)
Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv 4:54 PM
Afternoon/Shabbat Evening services. 
~ Sanctuary-Upstairs

Candle lighting 4:54 PM

Saturday, February 1, 2020 (6 Shevat)
Shaharit, 9:00 AM
Morning service.
Guest Darshan: Rabbi Aaron Frank, Head of School of Kinneret Day School will speak about “Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Rabbinic and Psychological Pathways.”
~ Sanctuary-Upstairs

Shabbat Shelanu, 10:45 AM
For kids age 0-4 and their parents. Includes tefillot (prayers), songs, storytelling, a Torah Parade, and schmoozing time.
~ Taub Room-Downstairs

Tefilat Yeladim, 10:45 AM
For kids ages 4-6, adults welcome. An interactive service featuring movement, stories and songs.
~ Board Room-Downstairs

HaMoadon, 10:45 AM
For kids ages 7-11 and led by teens. Services include games, Jewish learning and group building experiences.
~ Beit HaMidrash-Downstairs

Minha/Maariv, 4:54 PM
~ Beit HaMidrash-Downstairs

Havdalah, 5:54 PM

Programming & Education  
Learning for adults, teens and youth

Printed Guide
Why attend a class, program or service? Rabbi Yehoshua ben Perachya offers one rationale.  Speaking to Jews in the second century BCE, he said, “Find yourself a teacher and make a friend.” (Avot 1:6) It is still good advice. So often today, people list loneliness and lack of community as some of the biggest challenges in their lives. We chose Rabbi Yehoshua’s words as the theme for this year’s education and programming book for this reason.

Gerson D. Cohen Institute for Adult Education Learning

Young Children's Family Programs
 

UPCOMING PROGRAMING
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Torah for Today: Parshat HaShavua
Tuesday mornings, 10:30 AM

Next Steps: Hebrew and Synagogue Skills
Thursdays, 8:00 PM

Love and Marriage...and Couples Therapy
Wednesday, January 29 at 8:00 PM

A Conversation with Jack Lew
Saturday, February 8, 8:00 PM

RJP Shabbat Lunch
Saturday, February 8, 1:30 PM

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

All Events
  • Wednesday ,
    JanJanuary  29 , 2020
    Hebrew School Day
    Wednesday, Jan 29th 4:00p to 6:00p

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  • Wednesday ,
    JanJanuary  29 , 2020
    Love and Marriage...and Couples Therapy
    Wednesday, Jan 29th 8:00p to 9:30p
    Dr. Stern will outline his approach to working with couples, focusing especially on the role of conflicting in the growth and evolution of a coupe, while also examining how these concepts intersect with Jewish sources on love and marriage. Barry L. Stern, a clinical psychologist, a psychoanalyst, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Columbia University College, where he chairs the course on Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy. Free and open to the public.

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday ,
    JanJanuary  30 , 2020
    Next Steps: Hebrew and Synagogue Skills
    Thursday, Jan 30th 8:00p
    You can read Hebrew and you can follow the service. What's next? Come learn about the language of the liturgy, both the Hebrew and the gestural. What is the significance of certain words and phrases, why do we bow here, what is the Cantor's repetition of the Amidah and why do we do it? We will create a class list of questions, and spend the semester seeking answers!

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            ZMANIM

Alot Hashachar 5:45a
Earliest Tallit 6:17a
Netz (Sunrise) 7:09a
Latest Shema 9:39a
Zman Tefillah 10:29a
Chatzot (Midday) 12:09p
Mincha Gedola 12:34p
Mincha Ketana 3:04p
Plag HaMincha 4:07p
Shkiah (Sunset) 5:09p
Tzeit Hakochavim 5:52p
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INCLUSION

If any accommodations are needed for you or a loved one to participate in any synagogue activities, please contact Estefany Tavarez at 718-543-8400 x 0 or operations@csair.org. 

Learn more about CSAIR's inclusion here.

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New to Riverdale or to CSAIR? We are so glad you are here!

For questions about getting involved at CSAIR, please contact Director of Engagement and Programming Rabbi Katie Greenberg at 718-543-8400 (ext. 1) or at engagement@csair.org.

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