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For programs on Zoom, check your email for credentials or contact office@csair.orgSee Ongoing Programming and ScholarStream for additional learning experiences.

SAVE THE DATE!

2023 Annual Gala
Goodness Grows at CSAIR

Sunday, February 5

CSAIR's annual gala will be on the evening of Sunday, February 5th, 2023. If you are interested in joining the Gala planning committee, please email Hannah Rothman Welt. We would love to have you join us.

Rabbinic Intern Amelia Wolf
Senior Sermon

Monday, December 12 | 2:30 PM

Yasher koach to our Rabbinic Intern, Amelia Wolf who will deliver her Senior Sermon at the Jewish Theological Seminary on Monday, December 12, after mincha (which starts at 2:20 PM). Watch live via Zoom.

Mabat Teen Learning Fellowship Grades 9-12
Wednesday, December 14 | 6:30 PM

Second of two sessions on constructive disagreement: “How to Strongly Disagree and Still Like Each Other.” Register here. To learn more about the program, click here. For any questions or more information, email Mason at Educationdirector@csair.org.

(Short) Sermon Writing
Wednesday, December 14 | 8:00 PM
2nd Session

During Rabbi Katz's Sabbatical, members of the congregation will have the chance to deliver Friday night sermons (divrei Torah.) Come and learn how to develop themes, research, structure, and ultimately deliver a short dvar Torah. Then, if you are game, choose a Friday night in the Spring, invite your friends, and share thoughts on the Torah reading for the week with the congregation. 

Last Class: December 21

Shabbat B'Yachad 
Friday, December 16 | 5:45 PM
A new and innovative Shabbat evening experience designed to bring our diverse community together. The evening begins at 5:45 PM with a spirited traditional service OR an experiential family service for parents and kids of all ages. A festive Shabbat dinner will follow where you can meet new friends and eat delicious food. The evening will end with a fun Chanukah-themed activity. 


ONGOING PROGRAMMING

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Pirkei Avot: The Ethics of our Ancestors
with Rabbi Katz and Rabbi Greenberg
Wednesdays | 10:30 AM 

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 three chapters 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 CSAIR Sisterhood.

Contact office@csair.org for Zoom credentials, or check your weekly email.

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Israeli Dancing
Thursdays at 8:00 PM
In the Social Hall. Led by Ruth Goodman. 

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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 and to confirm meeting dates, email
Charlie Goldfischer.

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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.

Nigun Wednesdays
7:25 PM

Please join our Cantorial Intern Gedalia Penner-Robinson for "Nigun Wednesdays" at evening minyan. We'll take just about five minutes prior to 7:30 PM minyan to learn a new song and briefly use it in the service.

Shabbat Services & Dinners For the Year

Friday, December 16, Shabbat B'Yachad | 5:45 PM
A new and innovative Shabbat evening experience designed to bring our diverse community together. The evening begins at 5:45 PM with a spirited traditional service OR an experiential family service for parents and kids of all ages. A festive Shabbat dinner will follow where you can meet new friends and eat delicious food. The evening will end with a fun Chanukah-themed activity. 
 
Friday, January 20, Lechu Neranena | 6:00 PM
Join us for an intimate, spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service. Come ready to sing and welcome Shabbat, then stay for a catered Shabbat dinner beginning approximately at 6:45 PM.
 
Friday, February 10, Shabbat Chamudim | 5:30 PM
Please join us for a family-friendly Friday Night service and dinner, held at a convenient time for young children. We will meet in the Taub Room at 5:30 PM for family services, followed by dinner that will be over by 7:00 PM.


Friday, March 17, Lechu Neranena | 6:00 PM
Join us for an intimate, spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service. Come ready to sing and welcome Shabbat, then stay for a catered Shabbat dinner beginning approximately at 6:45 PM.


Friday, April 21, Meals at Members' Houses | All over Riverdale
Meet someone new from our community! Host or join a Friday night dinner across Riverdale with members of CSAIR.

Friday, May 12th, Shabbat B'Yachad | 5:45 PM
A new and innovative Shabbat evening experience designed to bring our diverse community together. The evening begins at 5:45 PM with a spirited traditional service OR an experiential family service for parents and kids of all ages. A festive Shabbat dinner will follow where you can meet new friends and eat delicious food.

Friday, June 2, Tzofim Israeli Scout Caravan | 6:00 PM
Caravan musical and multi-media performance for adults and children of all ages followed by singing, Kabbalat Shabbat services, and dinner.

CSAIR is again pleased to offer the full year of ScholarStream learning in 5783!
Now through May 2023, the Conservative Movement seminaries and institutions are partnering to offer seven series that will bring you face-to-face with the brightest and most engaging scholars our movement has to offer. 

If you participated in any or all of the classes last year, or are new this year, enjoy the programs at no cost to our congregants. 

Click here to register and use the coupon code CSAIR5783 under Event Fees.

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View individual class titles and teachers for the entire series here.

Series #3: Great Thinkers Who Have Influenced Conservative Judaism
Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, 14, 21 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT 

Series #4: The Exodus in the Jewish Tradition: Philosophy, Bible, Midrash, and Art
Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25, and February 1 at noon ET / 9 AM PT

Series #5: How the Conservative Movement’s Law Committee Impacts our Lives Today
Wednesdays, February 8, 15, 22, and March 1 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

Series #6: Living our Values: Social Justice and Social Action
Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

Series #7: Counting the Days & Making Every Day Count
Wednesdays, April 19, 26, and May 3, 10 at noon ET / 9 AM PT

Addressing Racism: Transforming Awareness Into Action

We hope to achieve greater sensitivity to and language for talking about racism but we also want to take concrete actions.  We are on this journey together as a congregation. We hope to move forward thoughtfully, constructively, and with care. Whatever your knowledge base, background, or political affiliation, we are all learning together and we welcome you to join us.

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Emunah Groups 2.0

Emunah groups have formed around a particular common interest and are welcoming new members. They meet approximately once a month.

Theater and music facilitated by Deborah Lupkin Ungar
Cooking/baking facilitated by Leona Chudy
Literature facilitated by Sharon Kern-Taub

Please email Rabbi Katie Greenberg to be added to any of these groups.

Sat, December 10 2022 16 Kislev 5783