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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.

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A Year in Song:  A Spirited Weekend October 31 - November 3 with Rabbi Josh Warshawsky


CSAIR hosts a full weekend of singing with Rabbi Josh Warshawsky.

Rabbi Warshawsky is a nationally touring Jewish musician, song leader, composer, and teacher of Torah. He seeks to build intentional praying communities, and travels to synagogues and Jewish communities across the country sharing his music and teachings on the deep meaning of the words of our tradition. 
Thursday, October 31
7:45-9:00 PM: Singing as Spiritual Practice
A chance to meet Josh and learn melodies that will be used during the weekend.
Friday Evening, November 1
Libeinu: Heart & Soul Shabbat
6:00 PM: Rabbi Warshawsky will lead a musically and spiritually uplifting Kabbalat Shabbat service 
7:15 PM: Dinner with Ramah style Zemirot
8:00 PM: After dinner teaching and more singing
Register for Shabbat Dinner
Saturday, November 2
9:00 AM: Pesukei d'Zimrah and Shacharit
11:00 AM: Dvar Torah from Rabbi Ethan Linden
11:15 AM: Musaf davening led by Rabbi Warshawsky
12:15 PM: Communal kiddush lunch, followed by PrayerSong – An hour of songs and stories led by Rabbi Warshawsky
7:45 PM: Concert – Rabbi Josh Warshawsky and Friends
Tickets in advance $20 or 2 for $30, at the door $25 or 2 for $40.  $10 for Seniors and Students
Purchase Concert Tickets in Advance
Sunday Morning, November 3
9:00 AM-12:00 Noon: Musical Program with Religious School Students
Co-Sponsored by the Jerry Smith Endowment Fund and Camp Ramah in the Berkshires

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



Next Steps: Hebrew and Synagogue Skills, 8 Thursdays, 8:00 PM starting October 31. You can read Hebrew and you can follow the service. What's next? Come learn about the language of the liturgy, both the He-brew and the gestures of Jewish prayer. 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! Requisite skills: basic decoding of Hebrew. Please bring any Shabbat sid-dur. Cantor Marcia Lane, a hazzan, a storyteller, an author, and a recording artist with three award winning CDs. Sponsored by the adult bnei mitzvah class of 2019.

Israeli Cooking with Judy Matthews: Session I, Mondays, November 4 and December 9, 6:30-8:30 PM
$90 per session. Enrollment limited 12 people each session. Register 


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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 

Learn more about CSAIR's inclusion here.


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

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