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Adult Jewish Learning Past Programming
2023/2024

The Gerson D. Cohen Institute for Adult Jewish Learning

Please note, that this page represents programming that has since passed.

CSAIR is committed to providing a range of Jewish learning for the Riverdale community.  Classes and programs are open to all.  Most of our programs are free and subsidized by CSAIR.   For more information or to sponsor an adult education program, please contact Rabbi Katie Greenberg, Director of Engagement and Programming at 718-543-8400 ext. 1 or engagement@csair.org.

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OCTOBER 2023

What’s the Buzz in Israel with Rabbi Katz
Wednesday, October 18, 8 PM | Zoom
Discussion led by CSAIR members and What’s the Buzz hosts Debbie Uriel, Judy Kunoff, and David Davar, joined by Rabbi Katz will share what they are hearing and reading in Israeli (Hebrew) media.

Sponsored by the Israel Committee.

CSAIR Book Club: "ONCE WE WERE HOME" with Author Jennifer Rosner
Sunday, October 22, 11 AM | Zoom
Jennifer Rosner will join the CSAIR book club to discuss her new book Once We Were Home, a novel based on the true stories of children stolen in the wake of World War II.
"This forgotten history of displaced WWII children and the return to their roots [is] captivating, thought-provoking, enlightening, and bittersweet." ―Alka Joshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Henna Artist.

Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors 
Starting Wednesday, October 25, 10:30 AM, First class in-person 
What wisdom is worth passing on to the next generation? The rabbis asked this question thousands of years ago, and the result is a text that continues to inspire us with its moral and ethical insight. This year, join Rabbi Katz and Rabbi Greenberg to study the last half of chapters four and five of the book together. We will look at classical and modern commentary by women and men. No experience is necessary. All texts are provided in English along with Hebrew. 

Sponsored by the CSAIR Sisterhood.

Jewish Travelers and Their Adventures
Wednesday, October 25, 8 PM | Zoom
Jews have reached all four corners of the Earth, whether as residents or as travelers. We will read some of the fascinating travelogues that have been written by Jews as they’ve traveled the globe. 

Michael Pitkowsky is the Senior Salesforce Administrator at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, where he helps to build community and increase Jewish engagement. 

Beyond COVID — Prevention, and Strategies for Infectious Disease
Thursday, October 26, 8 PM | Zoom
The presentation will be led by Michele Cohen, the senior director of clinical research trials at the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, and Dr. Nadine Cohen, National PepsiCo Consultant and Physician Lead PepsiCo Global headquarters.

Sponsored by the CSAIR Sisterhood.

NOVEMBER 2023

Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors 
Wednesday, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 AM | Zoom
Note the 15th is in person.
What wisdom is worth passing on to the next generation? The rabbis asked this question thousands of years ago, and the result is a text that continues to inspire us with its moral and ethical insight. This year, join Rabbi Katz and Rabbi Greenberg to study the last half of chapters four and five of the book together. We will look at classical and modern commentary by women and men. No experience is necessary. All texts are provided in English along with Hebrew. 

Sponsored by the CSAIR Sisterhood.

Volunteer Nation: Meet Three Israeli Civilians Who Are Sustaining Israel
Wednesday, November 1, Noon – 12:45 PM | Zoom

Join us and meet three Israel-based leaders of mobilization efforts responding to Israel’s massive needs since October 7. Each will share stories of their work, its impact, challenges, opportunities of how we can support these efforts, and their personal connections to Riverdale and CSAIR. Our guests and their organizations are:

Kaila Zimnavoda will speak about "Soldiers Save Lives".  See her letter to CSAIR about her work.

Gila Rockman will share about her work at the Jerusalem Civilian Command Center. See this video from the "Times of Israel" and this one on Facebook.   Donations to the project may be made here.

Dr. Itamar Glazer will share his work helping to create ReGrow Israel Emergency Fund which is helping to protect Israel's food security. Donations to the project can be made here.

Jewish Travelers and Their Adventures
November 1, 15, 8 PM | Zoom
Jews have reached all four corners of the Earth, whether as residents or as travelers. We will read some of the fascinating travelogues that have been written by Jews as they’ve traveled the globe. 

Michael Pitkowsky is the Senior Salesforce Administrator at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, where he helps to build community and increase Jewish engagement. 

Intimate Voices | World-Class Chamber Music at CSAIR 
Saturday, November 4, 8 PM
Intimate Voices chamber music in an intimate setting presented and hosted by CSAIR.

Brochure
Tickets
Website

Davening Beit Midrash
Wednesday, November 8, 7:45 PM | Library
Aspiring prayer leaders and curious shul-goers will have a greater grasp on the ins and outs of the prayers. You can listen and learn at your own pace. Questions: contact Gedalia.

Lunch and Film Series at CSAIR: "The Jewish Cardinal"
Sunday, November 12, 11 AM
 | Library

CSAIR member Steve Gleit will lead a discussion about the "Jewish Cardinal", which is based on the life of French Cardinal Lustiger, who was born Jewish and converted to Catholicism at age 14. Lustiger considered himself a Catholic Jew and the movie underscores the questions of identity, humanity, and home.

Please watch the Jewish Cardinal in advance of the discussion. It is available free on HooplaKanopyChai Flicks and rental on Amazon

Refreshments will be served.

Keeping Kids Safe: A Review of CSAIR's Child Protection Policy
Thursday, November 16, 8 PM | Zoom

Hadar Schwartz will speak about the prevalence and risk factors of abuse and share the ways that CSAIR works to protect youth.

Hadar has been a member of CSAIR for seven years and has chaired the Child Protection Committee at CSAIR for the past two years. Professionally, Hadar is a clinical psychologist who works with adults and couples.

Sponsored by the CSAIR Sisterhood.

Street Naming in Honor of Dr. Paula Neyman
Sunday, November 19 | 11:00 AM

Rabbi Katz was instrumental in arranging for a Bronx street corner in the Pelham Parkway Section of Bronx to be renamed in honor of Dr. Neyman, a Holocaust survivor who devoted her life to caring for children and teaching the danger of hate. Rabbi Katz spoke about this in his High Holiday sermon. (Read an excerpt here.)

Free bus transportation is available (seating is limited; you must sign up in advance here).

Bus will leave from CSAIR at 10:00 AM and return at the conclusion of the program.

Caregiver Support Group
Tuesday, November 28 | 8:00 PM | Library

If you are a caregiver in need of guidance and support, join CSAIR's caregiver support group! It is a safe space to share your experience and seek counsel. Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month unless stated otherwise. If interested, please email Deborah Lupkin-Unger or Ellen Werlin.

Jewish Women Composers and Performers at CSAIR 
Wednesday, November 29, 8 PM 
Zoom

Please join us for a panel discussion on Zoom, featuring Sheila Reinhold, Dassi Rosenkrantz, and Dalit Warshaw CSAIR members and composers and performers of Jewish-themed music. The discussion will include how Jewish themes are addressed within each artist's work, along with musical excerpts from performances and recordings. Sheila, Dassi, and Dalit will explore Jewish themes within their work.

Violinist Sheila Reinhold's concert performances have included solo appearances with Zubin Mehta and Andre Kostelanetz and chamber music with Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky, and she is the founder of Intimate Voices Chamber Concerts, which opens its 15th season at CSAIR on November 4. Dassi Rosenkrantz is a bass player, composer, arranger, producer, and artist who has toured with Debbie Friedman. Dassi is a fellow of the Academy for Teachers, teaches at Ramaz and records and produces original music with her family, the Cabo Project. An internationally acclaimed composer and performer, Dalit Warshaw’s works have been performed by ensembles including the NY and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras. A 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, Warshaw currently teaches on the composition faculties at Brooklyn College and at the Juilliard School.

DECEMBER 2023

Chanukah Workshop
Sunday, December 3 | 10:00 AM

Get ready for Chanukah. Join YCFP for crafting in the CSAIR lower lobby. Make your own Chanukah t-shirt, design your wrapping paper, create a Chanukah suncatcher, and more.

RSVP here (be sure to provide your child/ren's t-shirt size.)

Break the Silence:  Raising the Voices of Israel Women and Girls
Tuesday, December 5, 8:00 PM | At CSAIR

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is intended for ALL women. However, the brutal gender violence against Israeli women and girls on October 7th has been met with silence from the international community.

Come and hear from Dr. Cochav Elkayam-Levy, Chair, Civil Commission on October 7 Crimes by Hamas Against Women and Children.

We must break the silence and bring attention to these atrocities. Your participation is vital in raising awareness and fostering collective action.

Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors 
Wednesday, December 6, 20, 10:30 AM | Zoom
Note the 15th is in person.
What wisdom is worth passing on to the next generation? The rabbis asked this question thousands of years ago, and the result is a text that continues to inspire us with its moral and ethical insight. This year, join Rabbi Katz and Rabbi Greenberg to study the last half of chapters four and five of the book together. We will look at classical and modern commentary by women and men. No experience is necessary. All texts are provided in English along with Hebrew. 

Sponsored by the CSAIR Sisterhood.

The Jews Were Never the Same! Pivotal Turning Points in Jewish History Wednesday, December 6 | 8:00 PM

This month's episode: "770 CE: Anan ben David splits from the Rabbis". The talk covers Anan ben David, author of the Book of Precepts, who was a notable and controversial figure in the 8th century, helping to found the Karaite movement, whose followers based their observance only on scripture, rejecting Rabbinical Laws and Traditions. The talk will be led by Men’s Club scholar and guest lecturer Rabbi Joel Schwab. Questions: email CSAIRMensClub@gmail.com.

Community-wide Hanukkah Celebration & Menorah Lighting
Wednesday, December 13, 10:30-11:30 AM

Join the community-wide Hanukkah Celebration & Menorah Lighting with the Bronx Borough President and other elected officials in the Riverdale Y theater. 

Rabbi Katz will present a check for $120,000 from the Riverdale Jewish community to Magen David Adom to donate a new ambulance to save lives in Israel. 

The celebration will include speeches by local elected officials, menorah lighting, musical performances by students from Kinneret Day School, and light refreshments. 

Davening Beit Midrash
Wednesday, December 20, 7:45 PM | Library
Aspiring prayer leaders and curious shul-goers will have a greater grasp on the ins and outs of the prayers. You can listen and learn at your own pace. Questions: contact Gedalia.

What’s the Buzz in Israel
Wednesday, December 20, 8:00 PM | Zoom
CSAIR members Debbie Uriel, David Davar, and Judy Kunoff will discuss and share what they are hearing on Israeli podcasts.

Sponsored by the Israel Committee.

Chinese Food and Movie (Songs)
Friday, December 22 | 5:45 PM

Join us for a spirited and joyful Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv led by Gedalia Penner Robinson. During our delicious Chinese food dinner, Gedalia will lead us in singing songs from some classic and modern movies.

JANUARY 2024

Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors 
Wednesday, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:30 AM | Zoom
Note the 15th is in person.
What wisdom is worth passing on to the next generation? The rabbis asked this question thousands of years ago, and the result is a text that continues to inspire us with its moral and ethical insight. This year, join Rabbi Katz and Rabbi Greenberg to study the last half of chapters four and five of the book together. We will look at classical and modern commentary by women and men. No experience is necessary. All texts are provided in English along with Hebrew. 

Sponsored by the CSAIR Sisterhood.

Davening Beit Midrash
Wednesday, January 3, 17, 7:45 PM | Library
Aspiring prayer leaders and curious shul-goers will have a greater grasp on the ins and outs of the prayers. You can listen and learn at your own pace. Questions: contact Gedalia.

 

"Home for Break - College Student gathering with Rabbi Katz and Mason 
Thursday, January 4 
| 8:00 PM 

All college-aged students are invited to join Rabbi Katz and Mason at CSAIR for an evening of reflection and discussion including: 

Part I: 8 PM-9 PM – “Welcome Home”; Meet, eat, and catch up with Rabbi Katz, Mason, and your CSAIR friends. 
Part II: 9 PM-10 PM – Rabbi Katz will share his reflections on his recent trip to Israel and will lead a discussion on thoughts, feelings, and experiences about the situation in Israel, and the conversation around Israel on your campuses. 

The Jews Were Never the Same! Pivotal Turning Points in Jewish History 
Wednesday, January 4
 | 8:00 PM
This month's episode: "1096 CE: The Crusades!" The talk covers the religious wars in the medieval period that were unleashed on the world, including Jerusalem and surrounding areas. The talk will be led by Men’s Club scholar and guest lecturer Rabbi Joel Schwab.

Because of Righteous Women: Women's Leadership Since October 7 in Israel and through the Eyes of the Rabbis with Rabbanit, Dr. Esther Fisher
Saturday, January 6 | 7:00 PM

(Talk will begin at 7:30 PM)

Join Rabbanit Dr. Esther Fisher as she shares stories and insight about Israel post-October 7. Rabbanit Esther is Rosh Midreshet Ein HaNatziv – an Israeli and American gap year program -- and co-head of the Beit Midrash for Hartman’s Rabbanut Yisraelit program. The program will take place at a private home in North Riverdale (address will be provided upon registration). Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. 

Rabbanit Dr. Fisher will also speak on Shabbat morning, January 6th, at The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale-The Bayit at 10:40 AM, following Musaf. "On Blindspots and Eye Openers: A Look at the Parsha, Midrash, and Israel's Challenging Reality".  Click here to learn more about Rabbanit Dr. Esther Fisher.

What’s the Buzz in Israel
Wednesday, January 10, 8:00 PM | Zoom
CSAIR members Debbie Uriel, David Davar, and Judy Kunoff will discuss and share what they are hearing on Israeli podcasts.

Sponsored by the Israel Committee.

Intimate Voices | World-class chamber music right here at CSAIR 
Saturday, January 13, 8:00 PM
Intimate Voices chamber music in an intimate setting presented and hosted by CSAIR.

Brochure
Tickets
Website

Modernity, Judaism, and Darwin 
Thursday, January 18 | 8:00 PM
Part I

Rabbi Michael Greenwald will examine how Jews and Judaism have responded to the conflict between creation stories of Genesis and theories of evolution. He will cover evolutionary theories, what is meant by modernity, and the present responses of three prominent Neo-Orthodox Jewish thinkers: Samson Raphael Hirsch, Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, and Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. Learn more about Rabbi Michael Greenwald here.

Sponsored by the CSAIR Men's Club

On Zoom

Poets Corner: A Round Robin of Poetry from CSAIR’s Own Poets
Saturday, January 20, after kiddush | Library
Hear CSAIR’s own poets Deborah Eiferman, Sarah Stern, and Dana Robbins and others read some of their own poetry and take questions afterward.

 

Book Club Meeting:  Kantika
Sunday, January 21, 10:00 AM | Zoom

A dazzling Sephardic multi-generational saga that moves from Istanbul to Barcelona, Havana, and New York, exploring displacement, endurance, and family as home.

A kaleidoscopic portrait of one family’s displacement across four countries, Kantika—“song” in Ladino follows the joys and losses of Rebecca Cohen, the feisty daughter of the Sephardic elite of early 20th-century Istanbul. When the Cohens lose their wealth and are forced to move to Barcelona and start anew, Rebecca fashions a life and self from what comes her way, a failed marriage, the need to earn a living, but also passion, pleasure, and motherhood. Moving from Spain to Cuba to New York for an arranged second marriage, she faces her greatest challenge, her disabled stepdaughter, Luna, whose feistiness equals her own and whose challenges pit new family against old.

Exploring identity, place, and exile, Kantika also reveals how the female body, in work, art, and love serves as a site of both suffering and joy. A haunting, inspiring meditation on the tenacity of women, this lush, lyrical novel from Elizabeth Graver celebrates the insistence on seizing beauty and grabbing hold of one’s only life. 

Book Review: ‘Kantika,’ by Elizabeth Graver - The New York Times

This book is available for purchase online from several booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books, etc.

You may also borrow a copy from the New York Public Library (NYPL), where you can obtain either a hard copy or e-book, although, there appear to be more hard copies available. If you need help in setting up an NYPL account, downloading or setting up an e-book from the NYPL, or have other related questions, please feel free to contact Marshall Kaminer.

The Magic Behind Sesame Street
Wednesday, January 24, 8:00 PM | Zoom

Learn how Sesame Workshop -- the creator of Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and other memorable programs -- has been able to create engaging and educational programming that remains relevant for over 50 years. 

David Cohen, Senior Director, Research and Evaluation at Sesame Workshop and CSAIR member.

The Evolving Jewish Experience on Campus Since October 7
Saturday, January 27, 12:15 PM | Library 
Rachel Klein, executive director of Westchester Hillels, and Leora Einleger, NYU Law School class of 2024, will discuss how campus life for Jewish students has changed since the attacks by Hamas on October 7.

Caregiver Support Group
Tuesday, January 30, 7:45 PM | Library

If you are a caregiver in need of guidance and support, join CSAIR's caregiver support group! It is a safe space to share your experience and seek counsel. Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month unless stated otherwise. If interested, please email Deborah Lupkin-Unger or Ellen Werlin

Davening Beit Midrash
Wednesday, January 31, 7:45 PM | Library
Aspiring prayer leaders and curious shul-goers will have a greater grasp on the ins and outs of the prayers. You can listen and learn at your own pace. Questions: contact Gedalia.

The Jews Were Never the Same! Pivotal Turning Points in Jewish History 
Wednesday, January 31
8:00 PM | Zoom

This month's episode: 1144 CE: The Jews Are Accused of Blood Libel! The talk covers the history of Jews being falsely accused and vilified for killing non-Jews for Jewish rituals. The talk will be led by Men’s Club scholar and guest lecturer Rabbi Joel Schwab.

FEBRUARY 2024

The Braid Presents: I LOVED JEW, I LOVED JEW NOT
Thursday, February 1, 7:00 PM | Zoom
Sunday, February 4, 2:00 PM 
| Zoom

Experience elevated storytelling as actors perform true-life stories of antisemitism and the strength to stand against it. Includes stories from Emmy-winning comedian Monica Piper, acclaimed writer Esther Amini of the memoir Concealed, and much more. CSAIR congregants get 50% off ticketsClick here to purchase. Use the code CSAIR50 on the checkout page, and be sure to hit the APPLY button. The Zoom link will be sent days before and on the day of the performance. Questions, email susie@the-braid.org

Shabbat Chamudim
Friday, February 2 | 5:30 PM

Please join us for Shabbat Chamudim, a family-friendly Friday Night service and dinner, held at a convenient time for young children and their grown-ups. We will meet at 5:30 PM for a family service, followed by dinner. The whole program will be over by 7:00 PM.

Please RSVP by 12 noon, Wednesday, January 31.

Israel:  October 6 to Now - A Personal View with Professor Irving Kalet
Saturday, February 3, 12:15 PM | Library

Join us after Kiddush for the 14th annual talk by Professor Irving Kalet about his view of the events in Israel before October 7th until now, what life in Israel has been like, and what this all means for all of us.

Sponsored by the CSAIR Men’s Club and the Israel Committee

Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors 
Wednesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:30 AM | Zoom
What wisdom is worth passing on to the next generation? The rabbis asked this question thousands of years ago, and the result is a text that continues to inspire us with its moral and ethical insight. This year, join Rabbi Katz and Rabbi Greenberg to study the last half of chapters four and five of the book together. We will look at classical and modern commentary by women and men. No experience is necessary. All texts are provided in English along with Hebrew. 

Sponsored by the CSAIR Sisterhood

Baby Boomer Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner
Friday, February 9, 5:00 PM 

Join us for a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv led by Cantor Stevens followed by dinner. During dinner, Rabbi Katz will do some teaching about Aging and Saging: Jewish Wisdom for Boomers. This is a great opportunity to join our baby boomers programming and for everyone to see old friends, make new friends, and do some great learning.

Mishpatim/Lawyer's Kiddush
Saturday, February 10, 11:30 AM

CSAIR lawyers are invited to participate in the long-standing tradition of sponsoring Kiddush on Shabbat Mishpatim, on Saturday, February 17. CLICK HERE to make your contribution online or send checks to CSAIR with "Mishpatim Kiddush" in the memo section.

Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate in America
Saturday, February 10, after kiddush 

In 1972 Sally Preisand was the first woman ordained to be a rabbi in America, and 50 years later, CSAIR is the home to nine women members of the rabbinate. Join us for a panel of some of these CSAIR rabbis, to be followed by breakout sessions exploring where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’d like to go.

Davening Beit Midrash
Wednesday, February 14, 28, 7:45 PM | Library
Aspiring prayer leaders and curious shul-goers will have a greater grasp on the ins and outs of the prayers. You can listen and learn at your own pace. Questions: contact Gedalia.

Modernity, Judaism, and Darwin 
Thursday, February 15 | 8:00 PM
Part II

Rabbi Michael Greenwald will examine how Jews and Judaism have responded to the conflict between creation stories of Genesis and theories of evolution. He will cover evolutionary theories, what is meant by modernity, and the present responses of three prominent Neo-Orthodox Jewish thinkers: Samson Raphael Hirsch, Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, and Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. Learn more about Rabbi Michael Greenwald here.

Sponsored by the CSAIR Men's Club

On Zoom

What’s the Buzz in Israel
Wednesday, February 21, 8:00 PM | Zoom
CSAIR members Debbie Uriel, David Davar, and Judy Kunoff will discuss and share what they are hearing on Israeli podcasts.

Sponsored by the Israel Committee.

Caregiver Support Group
Tuesday, February 27, 7:45 PM | Library

If you are a caregiver in need of guidance and support, join CSAIR's caregiver support group! It is a safe space to share your experience and seek counsel. Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month unless stated otherwise. If interested, please email Deborah Lupkin-Unger or Ellen Werlin

CSAIR Goes to Broadway ~ Prayer for the French Republic
Wednesday, February 28 | 7:00 PM

Join Rabbi Greenberg and members of CSAIR for a visit to the Samuel J. Friedman Theater for their showing of the acclaimed Broadway show, Prayer for the French Republic!

Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning playwright Joshua Harmon brings his critically acclaimed play to Broadway, telling the story of one family’s history dealing with hatred and danger. In 1944, a French Jewish couple wonders about the safety of their missing family members as well as themselves. In the present day, five generations later, their descendants, living in the same part of Paris, ask themselves the same question. Read Review.

Tickets are $71.50 which includes a talkback with someone from the production at the end of the show. The seats are located in the upper mezzanine. There is an elevator to the Mezzanine level and stairs to access the actual seats. Register Here. The tickets will be first come first served. 

For those who are interested, we will meet for dinner beforehand at Taam Tov, a Uzbeki Kosher meat restaurant (with ample vegetarian options) which is a ten-minute walk away from the theater. It is located on the third floor and there are stairs and an elevator available. We will meet around 5:00 PM. 

In addition, we will attempt to arrange carpools from Riverdale for those in need of them as well. Please indicate on the form if you are interested in meeting for dinner and/or giving or getting a ride downtown.

We look forward to going to Broadway with you!

MARCH 2024

The Matriarchs in the Amidah
Saturday, March 2 Noon
On Shabbat at the end of services (before kiddush), Rabbi Katz and Rabbi Greenberg will teach about approaches to making changes to the liturgy and share examples of how different communities reference the Biblical matriarchs (Imahot) in the Amidah.

After kiddush, there will be a chance for people to ask questions in the library. This community learning is a continuation of discussions in the Ritual Committee considering expanding the use of the Imahot in our prayers to include the Amida. The Ritual Committee and Rabbi Katz will meet again after this session and share further thoughts with the congregation this Spring. There will be no dvar Torah during services this morning.

Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors 
Wednesday, March 6, 27, 10:30 AM | Zoom
What wisdom is worth passing on to the next generation? The rabbis asked this question thousands of years ago, and the result is a text that continues to inspire us with its moral and ethical insight. This year, join Rabbi Katz and Rabbi Greenberg to study the last half of chapters four and five of the book together. We will look at classical and modern commentary by women and men. No experience is necessary. All texts are provided in English along with Hebrew. 

Sponsored by the CSAIR Sisterhood

Discussion & Debrief About Prayer for the French Republic
Thursday, March 7, 8:00 PM | Zoom
Join Rabbi Greenberg for a conversation about the Prayer for the French Republic and the themes and ideas it presented. The conversation is for anyone who saw the play either with CSAIR or on their own.

Shabbat Chamudim
Friday, March 8 | 5:30 PM

Please join us for Shabbat Chamudim, a family-friendly Friday Night service and dinner, held at a convenient time for young children and their grown-ups. We will meet at 5:30 PM for a family service, followed by dinner. The whole program will be over by 7:00 PM.

Intimate Voices | World-class chamber music right here at CSAIR 
Saturday, March 9, 8:00 PM
Intimate Voices chamber music in an intimate setting presented and hosted by CSAIR.  World-class chamber music, led by violinist Sheila Reinhold, right here at CSAIR.  The program includes string quartets by Brahms and Mozart. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door by cash or check. 

Brochure
Tickets
Website

Join us for our Free Sensory/Autism-Friendly Family Program!
Sunday afternoon, March 10, 3:00 - 4:00 PM | Lounge
Interactive, sensory/autism-friendly family program features informal explorations of selections of great chamber music, live and up close with Intimate Voices musicians. The CSAIR Lounge (between the Social Hall and Sanctuary) is an intimate and simple space, with enough room for kids to sit where they wish (for example, on mats or in chairs with family) and for kids to move freely as they wish. Designed for ages 5 and up, this one-hour program will also be enjoyed by younger children who are particularly drawn to music, and by adults of all ages. We welcome all families!

Davening Beit Midrash
Wednesday, March 13, 27, 7:45 PM | Library
Aspiring prayer leaders and curious shul-goers will have a greater grasp on the ins and outs of the prayers. You can listen and learn at your own pace. Questions: contact Gedalia.

The Jews Were Never the Same! Pivotal Turning Points in Jewish History 
Thursday, March 14, 8:00 
PM | Zoom
This fascinating episode will be "The Flowering of Jewish scholarship--10th-13th centuries!" Amid the intellectual ferment of the Middle Ages, the Jewish understanding of Torah and the Divine reaches new heights that have stayed in our heritage to this day.

Anne Klaber Dor L'Dor Memorial Lecture Series with Rabbi Tanya Elon
Friday and Saturday, March 15 - 16

This Shabbat, CSAIR will be welcoming Rabbi Tanya Elon, a member of Shalom Hartman Institute's Network of Israeli Rabbis teaching at synagogues (across denominations) throughout North America.

During this time of communal trauma for Israel and Jews in North America, Rabbi Elon will tell of her experience of the months since October 7 and the Torah she teaches now. She will teach from Megillat Esther and demonstrate how it speaks to this moment in Israel and us as individuals, discuss the rabbinic leadership in Israel during the war, and offer an embrace as we strengthen our relationship with Israel and one another.

This Shabbat is meant to start a dialogue. She is coming to CSAIR to learn about American Jewry and what it means to be Jewish in 2024. She is coming to meet you, so please join usBelow is the schedule for Rabbi Elon's visit.

Thursday, March 14, 2024
7:45 PM Baking Challah with Rabbi Elon for teens. To sign up please email Mason Voit.

Friday, March 15, 2024
5:30 PM  Choose one of two service options: a spirited traditional service OR an experiential family service for parents and kids of all ages. Rabbi Elon will give a Dvar Torah during services.
6:30 PM Shabbat Dinner with Guest Scholar Tanya Elon.
Registration closed.

7:15 PM Shiur (Teaching) in the sanctuary - Megillat Esther: The Art of Storytelling
Join Rabbi Elon as we uncover the many stories that coexist inside the story of Purim.
How we tell the many stories of this time for us as Jews in America and Israel will influence how we remember this historical time. Games and activities for kids with Mason in the library.


Saturday, March 16, 2024
11:00 AM Rabbi Elon will give the Dvar Torah - Spiritual Architecture: Our Home, God’s Home, and Our Common Home: Israel

Following Kiddush

Shiur (Teaching) in the sanctuary - The Book of Esther: A Toolbox For Life
Today we struggle to find the practices, ideas, and strength to move forward. Discover
the explicit and hidden messages of Megillat Esther and how they teach us to respond to the challenges of today.


About Rabbi Elon
We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Elon, a trailblazing educator and scholar, who works to increase women’s leadership in Israel’s religious
world. As Deputy Director of Education at the Ein HaNatziv Midrasha, in Emek HaMaayanot, she focuses on developing and empowering young women leaders. As the first woman to serve as a religious leader on her kibbutz, Rabbi Elon believes in increasing connections, such as between the different sectors of Israeli society and, in so doing, deepening Jewish identity. 

Rabbi Elon holds a B.A. from Bar Ilan University and an M.A. from the Solomon Schechter Institute and is a graduate of the Hartman Institute’s Rabbanut Yisraelit Program, which ordains rabbis from across the religious spectrum. 

The Israeli Rabbis Network (Rabbanut Yisraelit) represents more than 600 Israeli rabbis and spiritual leaders whose mission is to rejuvenate spirituality in the Israeli public and inspire Israelis to engage meaningfully with Jewish life in the 21st century.

What’s the Buzz in Israel
Wednesday, March 20, 8:00 PM | Zoom
CSAIR members Debbie Uriel, David Davar, and Judy Kunoff will discuss and share what they are hearing on Israeli podcasts.

Sponsored by the Israel Committee.

Caregiver Support Group
Tuesday, March 26, 7:45 PM | Library

If you are a caregiver in need of guidance and support, join CSAIR's caregiver support group! It is a safe space to share your experience and seek counsel. Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month unless stated otherwise. If interested, please email Deborah Lupkin-Unger or Ellen Werlin.

A Conversation about Antisemitism
Thursday, March 28, 8:00 PM | Zoom

Join us for a frank discussion about the frightening rise and normalization of antisemitism in America over the past decade, especially since 10/7. We will discuss these trends with an eye toward both analysis of the roots of this phenomenon and our fears and hopes about the future of safe and free Jewishness in America.  

Yehuda Kurtzer, PhD, President, The Shalom Hartman Institute 

Sponsored by the CSAIR Sisterhood

April 2024

Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors 
Wednesday, April 3, 17, 10:30 AM | Zoom
What wisdom is worth passing on to the next generation? The rabbis asked this question thousands of years ago, and the result is a text that continues to inspire us with its moral and ethical insight. This year, join Rabbi Katz and Rabbi Greenberg to study the last half of chapters four and five of the book together. We will look at classical and modern commentary by women and men. No experience is necessary. All texts are provided in English along with Hebrew. 

Sponsored by the CSAIR Sisterhood

What’s the Buzz in Israel
Wednesday, April 3, 8:00 PM | Zoom

CSAIR members Debbie Uriel, David Davar, and Judy Kunoff will discuss and share what they are hearing on Israeli podcasts.

Sponsored by the Israel Committee.

The Jews Were Never the Same! 
Pivotal Turning Points in Jewish History

Thursday, April 4, 8:00 PM

This month's episode: "1492 - The Jews are Expelled from Spain." Other than the Holocaust, the most devastating event in post-Temple Jewish history was the banishment of Jews from Spain after 1300 years of Jewish life in the Iberian Peninsula."

The talk will be led by Men’s Club scholar and guest lecturer Rabbi Joel Schwab. 

On Zoom

Six Month Rally
Sunday, April 7 | 11:15 AM

Riverdale Y has made arrangements for a bus to transport members of our community from Riverdale to the Six Months Demonstration outside of the UN this Sunday afternoon, April 7. 

We will gather at Riverdale Y at 11:15 am and depart by 11:30 am. The bus will transport us to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza outside of the UN to demand the safe release of the remaining hostages. 

Haggadah Book Launch 
Sunday, April 7, 8:00 PM
Encounter the Haggadah in a whole new way! Join Rabbi Joshua Cahan in conversation with Cantor Stevens about his Yedid Nefesh Haggadah, brand new for 2024. 

Rabbi Joshua Cahan, a Tefilah educator, and longtime CSAIR member, previously created the Yedid Nefesh bencher. He taught Talmud and Tefilah at the Leffell School, and was the founder and director of the Northwoods Kollel at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. He holds Rabbinic Ordination and a Ph.D. in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary. 

On Zoom

Six Months of War: An Exclusive Deep Dive Into The Military and Diplomatic Effort to Eliminate Hamas
Thursday, April 11th, 8:00 PM | At The Bayit

Lazar Berman is the Diplomatic Correspondent for The Times of Israel, where he covers the war in Gaza and Israel’s ties with the world.

He fought in the Gaza Strip in the Khan Younis area as an officer in Division 98, and in peacetime, flies abroad with senior Israeli officials - including the Prime Minister - to cover their meetings with world leaders.

Lazar holds an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

Shabbat Chamudim Services and Dinner
Friday, April 12 | 8:00 PM

Please join us for Shabbat Chamudim, a family-friendly Friday Night service and dinner, held at a convenient time for young children and their grown-ups. We will meet at 5:30 PM for a family service, followed by dinner. The whole program will be over by 7:00 PM.  

Heschel's Passover Eve: One Man Show
Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
| Riverdale Y Theater
This 45-minute play- an intimate portrait of Heschel, portrays moments that span his life from his time in Germany before the Holocaust to his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King. 
In the Jewish prophetic tradition, Heschel's Passover Eve' is a call to action for civil discourse and human rights that is as relevant now as it was when Dr. Heschel was marching arm-in-arm with Dr. King.
The play will be followed by a 45-minute discussion.
Starring:  Eric Berger, a native Riverdalian.

Davening Beit Midrash
Wednesday, April 17, 7:45 PM | Library
Aspiring prayer leaders and curious shul-goers will have a greater grasp on the ins and outs of the prayers. You can listen and learn at your own pace. Questions: contact Gedalia.

Israel, Literally Today! A Look Into The Future: A Talk by Professor Irving Kalet
Wednesday, April 17, 8:00 PM | Zoom
The talk will cover possibilities for the future in Israel and in the Diaspora based on events of the last year up to and literally including events of today.  

Co-sponsored by the CSAIR Israel Committee and the CSAIR Men’s Club.  

May 2024

Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors 
Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, (29 last class in person) 10:30 AM | Zoom
What wisdom is worth passing on to the next generation? The rabbis asked this question thousands of years ago, and the result is a text that continues to inspire us with its moral and ethical insigh9t. This year, join Rabbi Katz and Rabbi Greenberg to study the last half of chapters four and five of the book together. We will look at classical and modern commentary by women and men. No experience is necessary. All texts are provided in English along with Hebrew. 

Sponsored by the CSAIR Sisterhood

Davening Beit Midrash
Wednesday, May 1, 8, 7:45 PM | Library
Aspiring prayer leaders and curious shul-goers will have a greater grasp on the ins and outs of the prayers. You can listen and learn at your own pace. Questions: contact Gedalia.

The 16th Century: The First Ghetto, and the Council of the 4 Lands
Thursday, May 2, 8:00 PM 
| Zoom

The Men’s Club of CSAIR is delighted to present the 17th installment in this amazing lecture series on Jewish history. Our greatly respected Men’s Club Scholar and Guest Lecturer Rabbi Joel Schwab is back with the latest of his ongoing lecture series of Jewish Historical Turning Points - presented in chronological order from the start of recorded history through present day. This fascinating episode will be: The 16th Century Brings Separation and Acceptance: 1516 - The First Ghetto; 1519 - The Council of the 4 Lands." As Western Europe seeks to confine its Jews, Eastern Europe sees Jews as an economic plus.

Community-Wide Yom HaZikaron Ceremony
Sunday, May 12, 8:00-9:30 PM | SAR High School

Yom HaZikaron, Israel's memorial day, holds deep significance for Jewish communities worldwide. This year, the observance carries increased significance in the aftermath of the tragic events of October 7.

Join the Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership for a Yom HaZikaron Ceremony.

Maavar L’Tikvah - Ceremony of Hope, Celebrate Yom Haatzmaut with Food, Art, Words, Prayer and Music
Tuesday, May 14, 5:30-8:00 PM 
| CSAIR Social Hall
Join us for a Shakshuka Bar and Israeli Hotel Breakfast, "Quilt of Hope" Art Project, followed by a ceremony to help us focus on our hopes and dreams for Israel’s future as we transition to the day after Yom Haatzmaut.

5:30 PM: "Quilt of Hope" Art Project for Kids
Led by CSAIR member Joy Langer, children age 9 and younger and their grown-ups are invited to create words and images on fabric squares expressing our “berachot” or hopes and blessings for Israel in the coming year.  These squares will be sewn together and displayed as a holistic artistic creation, inspired by the Israeli flag,  of our community’s aspirations for Israel and her future. 

6:00 PM: "Quilt of Hope" Art Project for Adults
Adults are welcome to participate and create words and images on fabric squares expressing our “berachot” or hopes and blessings for Israel in the coming year

6:15 PM: Israeli “Hotel Breakfast” for Dinner including a Shakshuka Bar

7:00 PM: Minha

7:15 PM: Maavar L’Tikvah-Ceremony of Hope
Between Yom HaZikaron and Yom Haatzamut many participate in a ceremony of transition that helps us move from grief to celebration. Given the current situation, we will end Yom Haatzmaut with many feelings. Join us for words and music that help us focus on our hopes and dreams for Israel’s future. 

7:30 PM: Maariv

The CSAIR Israel Committee leads the Yom Haatzmaut celebration.

Baby Boomer Tour of the Jewish Museum
Thursday, May 16, 11:00 AM

Baby boomers, please join us for a free tour of the permanent exhibit called "Scenes from the Collectionat the Jewish Museum led by CSAIR member, Debbie Greenberg. Following the tour, for those who would like to join, we will eat lunch at a Kosher restaurant nearby at 12:45 PM.

There is room for a maximum of 20 people on the tour.

Questions? Email Rabbi Greenberg

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Dr. Michal Raucher
Sponsored by the Helen and Leonard Tureff Memorial Fund



FRIDAY, MAY 17
Our Stories, Our Choices: Jewish Experiences of Abortion
For the last few years, people who have had abortions have bravely shared their experiences. In this session, we will read narratives our speaker collected from Jews who have terminated pregnancies in the United States. Their experiences reflect the experiences of many people in the US, but there are also important differences. As we read these texts together, we will consider what these experiences teach about Jewish perspectives on abortion.

This session is for adults and mature teens. There will be supervised play for kids ages 5-10 during the lecture.

Kabbalat Shabbat services, 6:00 PM
Dinner 7:15 PM.
Reservations are required for dinner. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, May 15.
Lecture 8:00 PM
Join us for the full evening or just the lecture.



SATURDAY, MAY 18
Religious Perspectives on Abortion, following Kiddush

Religious groups have been a part of the American legal discourse on abortion since the late 1970s. While initially the religious discussion was dominated by a few Christian groups that were opposed to abortion, today many more religious groups have taken positions on the issue. In this session, we will read some of the diverse position statements from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim organizations released in the last few years as the abortion landscape has changed significantly in America. We will explore how different religious groups consider the morality of abortion, what sources they use, and what values they reflect.

This session is for adults and mature teens. During the lecture, supervised play will be provided for children ages 5-10.


Books and Babies: Reproductive Agency among Haredi Women
Between Minha and Maariv at approximately 8:15 PM

In her 2020 book, Conceiving Agency, Michal Raucher analyzes the ways Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jewish women in Israel make ethical decisions about their reproductive lives. Although doctors and rabbis cooperate as authorities over reproduction, Haredi women insist on their autonomy from these authorities when they make decisions regarding the use of contraceptives, prenatal testing, fetal ultrasounds, and other reproductive practices. Join Michal between Mincha and Ma’ariv to learn about Haredi women’s reproductive agency.


About Dr. Michal Raucher
Michal Raucher is an Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Michal is a scholar of women in contemporary Judaism, reproductive ethics, and religious authority. Michal’s first book, an ethnography of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish women’s reproductive ethics, titled, “Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women” was published by Indiana University Press in 2020. Michal is writing her second book, The New Rabbis, an ethnography of the ordination of women in Orthodox Judaism in Israel and America. Currently, Dr. Raucher is researching abortion and religion. She is interviewing Jews who have had abortions in America since 1973.  Dr. Raucher earned her PhD in Religious Studies from Northwestern University. She also has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, The Jewish Theological Seminary, and Columbia University.

What’s the Buzz in Israel
Wednesday, May 22, 8:00 PM | Zoom
CSAIR members Debbie Uriel, David Davar, and Judy Kunoff will discuss and share what they are hearing on Israeli podcasts.

Sponsored by the Israel Committee.

Discussion on Including Imahot in Public Recitation of Amidah Prayer
Thursday, May 23, 8:00 PM | Zoom
Rabbi Katz will be teaching about the teshuvot, Jewish legal respona, that address the question of including the imahot (names of the matriarchs) in the amidah prayer.

Caregiver Support Group
Tuesday, May 28, 7:45 PM | Zoom

If you are a caregiver in need of guidance and support, join CSAIR's caregiver support group! It is a safe space to share your experience and seek counsel. Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month unless stated otherwise. If interested, please email Deborah Lupkin-Unger or Ellen Werlin.

Summertime and the Singing is Easy:  Friday Night Services and Dinner with Gedalia Penner Robinson
Friday, May 31, 6:15 PM

Join us for Gedalia's final weekend at CSAIR. He will lead a spirited and joyful Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv. Following services, during dinner, Gedalia will lead us in singing songs for the summer and some goodbye songs. All are welcome for services.

JUNE 2024

Panel on the Ramah Service Trips to Israel
Saturday, June 1 following Kiddush | Library

CSAIR congregants Malka Edelman, Beth Levine, Cliff Nerwen, and Mitch Posilkin will discuss their experiences on recent Ramah service trips to Israel. Q&A to follow.

Sponsored by the Israel Committee.

CSAIR Fights Hunger - Shavuot Food Drive
In-person donations on Sunday, June 2, 10:00 - 11:30 AM | At CSAIR
Food Drive extended until June 10th, following morning Minyan

In recognition of Shavuot 5784, and to provide for communal action to help feed those in need, CSAIR Fights Hunger invites you to join a synagogue-wide Shavuot food drive. Our food drive will support the Riverdale and Kingsbridge Friendly Fridges.

THE CSAIR Shavuot Food Drive begins Wednesday evening, May 29th.

If you cannot bring your donation to shul, please contact Carole Gothelf (Carole@gothelf.net) or Robin Weinstein (robinsweinstein@gmail.com) to make alternate arrangements for donating.

Full details and schedule here

CSAIR Men's Club Presents:  Pivotal Turning Points in Jewish History - Part 18!
Wednesday June 5, 8 PM | Zoom
Guest Lecturer Rabbi Joel Schwab is back with his latest entry of his ongoing lecture series of Jewish Historical Turning Points presented in chronological order from the start of recorded history through present day.

This fascinating episode will be: The 17th Century Disasters: Chmielnicki and the Messiah.

Thursday Minyan and Shmear
Thursday, June 6 | 7:45 AM
Morning Minyan at 7:45 AM followed by bagels and cream cheese, other spreads, and coffee! It's helpful when you sign up in advance.

College Student Shabbat Dinner Hosted by Shoshi and Rabbi Katz
Friday, June 7 | Following Kabbalat Shabbat services
Join us for a Shabbat evening of great food, lively conversation and (re)connection.

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot at CSAIR
Tuesday, June 11

8:00 PM - Minha and Shavuot Student Torah Reading | Sanctuary and Social Hall 
Join us to unroll the Torah as well as hear kids chanting sweetly for the first time in honor of Shavuot.

9:09 PM - Maariv | Sanctuary

9:30 PM - Dinner and cheesecake | Social Hall 

Tween Tikkun, 10:00 PM | Beit HaMidrash
All 5th-8th graders are invited to learn with Mason Voit.

All-Night Tikkun Leil Shavuot: "Adversity, Resilience and Hope"
Starting at 10:00 PM - 5:00 AM | Social Hall and Library
Learning all night long, with story telling and yoga breaks concluding with a sunrise service. (See full Tikkun schedule below.)

Adversity, Resilience and Hope
CSAIR Tikkun Leyl Shavuot 2024/5784

10:00-10:45 PM: "The Dead Will Not Praise You: The Fearful/Fearless Hope of Hallel."
Rabbi Abby Sosland | Talmud Chair and Morah Ruchanit at the Leffell School

10:55-11:05 PM: Chair Yoga, Movement and Mindfulness
Joy Langer | CSAIR Hebrew school teacher, visual artist, yoga instructor

11:05-11:50 PM: “Equanimity in Jewish Thought: Finding Calm in the Storm.”
Eric Fisher | Partner at Binder & Schwartz LLP and former CSAIR adult education chair

12:00-12:10 AM: A Personal Story of Adversity and Resilience
Matt Abrams Geber | Chief Operating Officer at the Riverdale YM-YWHA.

12:10-12:55 AM: "May You be like Ruth and like Esther:' Looking to our Ancestors in Troubled Times"
Rabbi Miriam Weidberg | Heschel High School Learning Specialist and Limudei Qodesh Teacher

1:05-1:15 AM: Hearing a Story of Hope
Freda Kleinburd | SAR Academy High School Librarian

1:15-2:00 AM : "Grateful Dead Music for Shavuot: “A Touch of Grey” It May Feel Never-Ending but Doesn’t Last All Nite!"
Rabbi Rafi Cohen | Most recently Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions at JTS and enjoys anything about the Grateful Dead

2:15-3:00 AM: "Towards a Poetics of Hope: Exploring Poems by Zelda, Yehuda Amichai, Taha Mohammad Ali, and Iris Eliya Cohen"
Amy Gottlieb | Novelist, Poet, and author of The Beautiful Possible, a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award

3:15-4:00 AM: "Early Rabbinic Views on Zionism"
Rabbi Joel Schwab | Retired spiritual leader of Temple Sinai in Orange Country for over 3 decades

4:15-5:00 AM: "The Land of Hope and Dreams: The Story of Hatikvah"
Jeff Wechselblatt | General Counsel of Lone Pine Capital LLC

Shabbat Chamudim Services & Dinner
Friday, June 14, 5:30 PM

Please join us for Shabbat Chamudim, a family-friendly Friday Night service and dinner, held at a convenient time for young children and their grown-ups. We will meet at 5:30 PM for a family service, followed by dinner. The whole program will be over by 7:00 PM.

CSAIR Congregational Meeting TONIGHT
Tuesday, June 18, 8:00 PM | Zoom

The following announcement is made in accordance with NYS Religious Corporation Law.

The nominating committee, led by Neal Spivack, has proposed the following slate of Board Members for 3-year terms, running from July 2024 through June 2027.

Steve Gleit
Judith Kunoff
David LaDue
Dianne Meranus
Lisa Siegel
Michael Stern
Fran Turitz
Neil Weidberg
Florence Wolpoff

CSAIR Committees and Affiliates Report

AnchorWhat’s the Buzz in Israel
Wednesday, June 19, 7:45 PM | Zoom
CSAIR members Debbie Uriel, David Davar, and Judy Kunoff will discuss and share what they are hearing on Israeli podcasts.

Sponsored by the Israel Committee.

Caregiver Support Group
Tuesday, June 25 | 7:45 PM | Library

If you are a caregiver in need of guidance and support, join CSAIR's caregiver support group! It is a safe space to share your experience and seek counsel. Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month unless stated otherwise. If interested, please email Deborah Lupkin-Unger or Ellen Werlin.

ONGOING PROGRAMMING

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Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors

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Hug Ivri
Sundays, 11:00 AM
A Hebrew discussion group to talk about politics, literature, current events, and more.
For more information and to confirm meeting dates, email
Yaakov Taitz.

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Yiddish Vinkl
Sundays, 10:00 AM
(approximately 90 minutes)
Enjoy the joys of Yiddish with a group that meets to schmooze together.
For more information, email
Charlie Goldfischer.  Feel free to email Charlie to confirm a scheduled meeting date.

Scheduled dates are as follows:

In-Person
July 20, August 17, September 21

Zoom
July 7, August 4, September 1

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Israeli Dancing
Thursday evenings at 8:00 PM at CSAIR.  All are welcome. Click here to be added to the mailing list.

Sun, July 14 2024 8 Tammuz 5784