Sign In Forgot Password

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.


Kol Nidre Pledges
Thank you so much to everyone who donated! We are 90% of the way to our goal! Didn't get a chance to make your Kol Nidre pledge yet? It's never too late.
We need you to make it happen. Please click here to donate. Thank you!


Kristallnacht Commemoration, Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 PM
 

CSAIR and Manhattan College commemorate Kristallnacht with student docent tours of an exhibition of CSAIR member Martin Spett’s art along with the Herman and Lea Ziering archive collection at the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith center at Manhattan College. There will be a kosher food reception and Rabbi Katz will speak about Kristallnacht followed by Abe Foxman. The event will take place in the O'Malley Library rooms 502 & 503.


NOTES OF INTEREST

Membership Renewal 2019
New Membership Application

REGISTER FOR HEBREW SCHOOL 
Marsha Dane Stern Hebrew School
 

Safeguarding our Children
Passport to Jewish Education
Intimate Voices Chamber Music
Riverdale Jewish Project
Sisterhood Gift Shop
My Jewish Learning
Manage My Subscriptions
Make A Minyan,
Make A Difference!


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

2nd Annual Thanksgiving Food and Winter Accessories Drive

Please join CSAIR and Creston Avenue Baptist Church in our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving food and winter accessories drive! There are many ways to get involved; donating money for turkeys, donating hats, scarves and gloves, join our Community Pie Bake on November 18th at 8:00 PM at CSAIR - $20 to cover supplies, serve food at Creston Church and more. Go to our online form for more detailed information. For any questions please email Sarah Baglio.

Thanks & Giving: Thursday, November 21, 7:30 PM

Before Thanksgiving, join with members of the community for an interfaith evening as we express gratitude and learn about ways to make our world a better place in the areas of Climate Change, Refugee Assistance and more. Christ Church, 5040 Henry Hudson Parkway East.

Sponsored by the Interfaith Clergy Conference of Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Spuyten Duyvil and Marble Hill.
More information: Rabbi Tom Gardner,
rabbigardner@riverdaletemple.org.

SERVICE INFORMATION

Friday, November 15, 2019 (17 Cheshvan)
Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv, 4:19 PM
Afternoon/evening services.
~ Beit HaMidrash - Downstairs

Candlelighting 5:19 PM

Saturday, November 16, 2019 (18 Cheshvan)
Shaharit, 9:00 AM
Morning service. 
~ Sanctuary-Upstairs

Shabbat Shelanu, 10:45 AM
~ Taub Room-Downstairs

Tefilat Yeladim, 10:45 AM
~ Board Room-Downstairs

HaMoadon, 10:45 AM
~ Beit HaMidrash-Downstairs

Yiddish Vinkl, 12:30 PM
CSAIR’s monthly Yiddish discussion group.
~ Board Room– Downstairs

Text Wrestlers, 11:00 AM
Adult learners are invited to join an inquiry into the week’s Torah portion with Diane M. Sharon, Ph.D.
~ Library-Upstairs

At the Crossroads of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian-Speaking Worlds:
The History and Culture of the Bukharian Jews, 12:30 PM

Weaving together a tapestry of culture, history, personal narrative and religious traditions, we’ll explore the rich and dynamic experiences of the millennia-old Bukharian Jewish community followed by a special Bukharian-themed kiddush.

Speaker:  Ruben Shimonov, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Sephardic-Mizrahi Q Network and one of the 2018 Jewish Week 36 Under 36 emerging Jewish communal leaders.
~ Social Hall-Upstairs

Minha/Maariv, 4:19 PM
Afternoon/evening services.
~ Sanctuary-Upstairs

Havdalah, 5:19 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
For complete details on all programs, be sure to visit Adult Education

Torah for Today: Parshat HaShavua, Tuesday mornings, 10:30 AM
For generations, Jews have lived their lives in conversation with Parshat HaShavua, the weekly Torah reading. Reading about the relationships of our ancestors to each other offered us perspective on our own families. Hearing how the ancient Israelites became a nation, gave us language to talk about the Jewish people and our place in the world. Questions about God, morality, leadership, what it means to be a human being and live a good life are all raised in the sweep of the year's Torah reading cycle. Each week we will look at selections from the Parshat HaShavua for the coming weekend along with ancient and modern commentary. Our learning will focus on deep understanding and connecting the themes of the weekly reading to what is going on today in our lives.
 
No experience necessary. All texts provided in English along with the Hebrew.Free to Sisterhood members and members of CSAIR affiliates. Nominal fee for others. Sponsored by Sisterhood (but open to men and women!)


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


 

Poetry Workshop: Thursdays, started November 7, 14, 21,  8:00 PM
What makes a poem? Sarah Stern will lead a three-part poetry workshop and provide writing exercises that will inspire and motivate. In the first class, participants will read and discuss selected contemporary poems with a broad range of topics and techniques. In the following classes, participants will bring their own written poems to share and discuss. Beginning, emerging and seasoned poets are encouraged to attend. This workshop is meant for those looking for a supportive community of writers. Participants will have the opportunity to read their poems on December 14th after Kiddush to the CSAIR community.

Sarah Stern is the author of the newly published We Have Been Lucky in the Midst of Misfortune and is a recipient of a 2018 Pushcart Prize nomination.

Free and open to the public.


At the Crossroads of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian-Speaking Worlds:
The History and Culture of the Bukharian Jews
November 16, 12:30 PM

The story of the native Jews of Central Asia is situated at the intersection of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian-speaking Jewish life. Weaving together a tapestry of culture, histo-ry, personal narrative and religious traditions, we will explore the rich and dynamic experiences of the millennia-old Bukharian Jewish community.

After services enjoy a special Bukharian-themed kiddush.Ruben Shimonov, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Sephardic-Mizrahi Q Network and was one of the 2018 Jewish Week 36 Under 36 emerging Jewish communal leaders.


Israel and Cyber War: How Israel Became a Cyber Power and the Future of Cyber Conflict
Wednesday, November 20, 8:00 PM

Governments use the internet to wage war and spy on, coerce, influence, and damage each other. Adam Segal will explore what cyber war is, how Israel became a cyber power, and the risks and rewards of cyber conflict. Adam Segal is the chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and is the author of The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age.


The Resurgence of Antisemitism in America: Why Now, Why Here?
Saturday, November 23, 12:15 PM

We’ll review the deep roots of antisemitism, explore why it has persisted throughout the millennia, and examine its most recent manifestations in America. We’ll discuss how best to respond in light of both history and contemporary developments. Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Provost of JTS and Dean of The Kekst Graduate School.
 


Intimate Voices Season 11 Opening
Saturday, November 23, 8:00 PM

World-class chamber music at CSAIR, this season returning to Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM. Program includes string quartets by Haydn and Dvořák. Wine and refreshments included. Visit intimatevoices.org for details and to order tickets.

 UPCOMING PROGRAMS

All Events
  • Wednesday
    Nov  13
    Hebrew School Day
    Wednesday, Nov 13th 4:00p to 6:00p

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday
    Nov  14
    Poetry Workshop
    Thursday, Nov 14th 8:00p
    What makes a poem? Sarah Stern will lead a three-part poetry workshop and provide writing exercises that will inspire and motivate. In the first class, participants will read and discuss contemporary poems with a broad range of topics and techniques. In the following classes, participants will bring their own written poems to share and discuss. Participants will have the opportunity to read their poems on December 14th after Kiddush to the CSAIR community. Free and open to the public.

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday
    Nov  14
    Next Steps: Hebrew and Synagogue Skills
    Thursday, Nov 14th 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!

    MORE INFO

 

            ZMANIM

Alot Hashachar 5:15a
Earliest Tallit 5:47a
Netz (Sunrise) 6:39a
Latest Shema 9:09a
Zman Tefillah 9:59a
Chatzot (Midday) 11:40a
Mincha Gedola 12:05p
Mincha Ketana 2:35p
Plag HaMincha 3:37p
Shkiah (Sunset) 4:40p
Tzeit Hakochavim 5:23p
More >>

 

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.

____________________________________________________________

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.

Tue, November 12 2019 14 Cheshvan 5780