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    September 2019

    Jewish Basics

    September 11 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 28, 2020

    This class is open to Jews and non-Jews who seek an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life. Taught by Rabbi Greg Weitzman, this lively and illuminating series covers Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment. If you are interested in conversion with us, this course is considered a requirement. $720 (includes all class materials, time with clergy, Shabbat dinners and outings) Please click here to register.

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    Interpretive Challah Shaping with Rabbinic Intern Vanessa Harper

    September 12 at 6:30 pm

    A homemade challah is the beautiful and delicious centerpiece of the Jewish holiday table, and with a few new techniques in your hands, that challah can become a midrashic masterpiece as well! Rabbinic Intern Vanessa Harper (also known as @lechlechallah on Instagram) sees challah dough as an artistic medium for exploring Jewish text and tradition, and teaches her methodology and shaping skills to people of all ages and artistic abilities to empower them to bring beautiful Torah to their own…

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    Sholom Sprouts Shabbat Dinner and Singalong

    September 13 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 1, 2020

    One event on September 13, 2019 at 4:30pm

    One event on January 10, 2020 at 4:30pm

    Children and parents singing along with Tkiya

    Sholom Sprouts Shabbat Dinner & Singalong Appropriate for children ages 0–5 Fridays, 4:30-6:00pm Sep 13, Oct 4, Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 6, May 1 $10 per adult, kids are free   Just especially for our littlest members and their grown-ups, this special Shabbat offers activities, songs, and blessings with clergy and a pizza supper. Adults can play along and get to know other grown-ups. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages are served. Weather permitting, our beautiful rooftop outdoor play…

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    Havdalah Unplugged

    September 14 at 6:00 pm
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    One event on May 16, 2020 at 6:00pm

    One event on November 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on February 8, 2020 at 6:00pm

    One event on April 4, 2020 at 6:00pm

    One event on May 16, 2020 at 6:00pm

    One event on June 13, 2020 at 6:00pm

    The perfect way to start a new week, Havdalah Unplugged features music, stories, and a chance to kick back, breathe deeply, and reflect. This energizing, thoughtful, and connective service is a treasured CRS tradition. No RSVP necessary.

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    Minyan Launch Night

    September 14 at 8:00 pm

    What is Minyan? Minyan is an initiative at CRS that fosters belonging and sparks connection among members. Each Minyan is a group of 8–12 CRS members, gathering together around shared affinities and interests. You can learn more about this initiative at crsminyan.com. How does it work? When you come to Minyan Launch Night or visit our  Minyan website, you can choose to sign up from a variety of Minyan groups led by volunteer congregants, known as shammashim. Minyan groups meet for…

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    Parshat HaShavua

    September 17 at 7:00 pm
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    One event on November 19, 2019 at 7:00pm

    One event on January 21, 2020 at 7:00pm

    One event on March 24, 2020 at 7:00pm

    One event on May 26, 2020 at 7:00pm

    What does the Torah actually say? Who were our matriarchs and patriarchs? What happened on the journey to the Promised Land? Join your CRS clergy for a deep dive into sacred text through our Parshat HaShavua class. This one-hour session will explore the week’s Torah portion, building connections to our own lives, and unpacking layers of meaning within the text and beyond through the rich tradition of commentary. No prior knowledge required!

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    Jewish Basics

    September 18 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 28, 2020

    This class is open to Jews and non-Jews who seek an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life. Taught by Rabbi Greg Weitzman, this lively and illuminating series covers Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment. If you are interested in conversion with us, this course is considered a requirement. $720 (includes all class materials, time with clergy, Shabbat dinners and outings) Please click here to register.

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    Selichot

    September 21 at 8:00 pm

    Selichot this year will, weather permitting, feature a Havdalah on our rooftop followed by a soulful exploration of the theme of forgiveness utilizing our new Selichot prayerbook.

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    September 24 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Tuesdays, 10:30 — 11:30 AM September 24 2019 – January 28 2020 (skipping Oct 1, 8, Dec…

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    Baby and Me Yoga

    September 25 at 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

    Baby and Me Yoga (for children 6 weeks–6 months and their grownups) Wednesdays, 11:30 AM–12:15 PM Session 1: Sept 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30 (skipping Oct 9) Session 2: Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11 (skipping Nov 27) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members From asana to ahava (love), tree pose to Torah, this unique class combines yoga, play, and Jewish concepts. Strengthen the bond between you and your infant, build growing muscles, improve digestion and sleeping patterns, and help…

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    Jewish Basics

    September 25 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 28, 2020

    This class is open to Jews and non-Jews who seek an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life. Taught by Rabbi Greg Weitzman, this lively and illuminating series covers Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment. If you are interested in conversion with us, this course is considered a requirement. $720 (includes all class materials, time with clergy, Shabbat dinners and outings) Please click here to register.

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    September 26 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Thursdays, 10:00 — 11:00 AM September 26 2019 – January 23 2020 (skipping Nov 28, Dec 26,…

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    Maccabees in Motion – Fall

    September 26 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

    Maccabees in Motion (for children 12–18 months and their grownups) Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Session 1: Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Session 2: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5 (skipping Nov 28) Specially designed for you and your little Maccabee, this movement-based class will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play. Taught by a Jewish Educator and an experienced instructor from Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play…

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    September 27 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 9:00 — 10:00 AM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec 27,…

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    Shabbat and Play – Fall

    September 27 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 6, 2019

    Shabbat and Play (for children 4–12 months and their grownups) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 AM Session 1: Sep 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec 6 (skipping Nov 29 for Thanksgiving) Sing, dance, and play your way into Shabbat! Using music, stories, hands-on playtime in our mini gym and weekly visits from our clergy, this class will introduce your baby to the joy and spirit of this…

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    September 27 at 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 11:15 AM — 12:15 PM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec…

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    Personal and Spiritual Pathways Through the Psalms

    September 27 at 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 13, 2020

    One event on October 25, 2019 at 11:30am

    One event on June 12, 2020 at 11:30am

    Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson has been leading a contemplative journey through the Book of Psalms for over five years, searching for God’s presence and struggling with God’s absence in the world through this literary treasure. This Friday lunchtime class is a perfect preparation for Shabbat. New and returning students are welcome; each session stands alone. Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson is a longtime congregant of Rodeph Sholom and Director Emerita of the Women’s Rabbinic Network.

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    Erev Rosh Hashanah 5780

    September 29 at 6:00 pm

    These holidays don’t send us hurtling back into history for life lessons, but send us inward towards a different kind of memory. Urgently we are told to look at the person in the mirror through the sleepy lens we pry open in the early morning and answer honestly: are we really satisfied with the person who looks back? —Rabbi Robert N. Levine, D.D. Senior Rabbi For information about High Holy Days 5780, including a full schedule of activities, please visit…

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    Rosh Hashanah 5780

    September 30

    These holidays don’t send us hurtling back into history for life lessons, but send us inward towards a different kind of memory. Urgently we are told to look at the person in the mirror through the sleepy lens we pry open in the early morning and answer honestly: are we really satisfied with the person who looks back? —Rabbi Robert N. Levine, D.D. Senior Rabbi For information about High Holy Days 5780, including a full schedule of activities, please visit…

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    October 2019

    Rosh Hashanah II 5780

    October 1

    These holidays don’t send us hurtling back into history for life lessons, but send us inward towards a different kind of memory. Urgently we are told to look at the person in the mirror through the sleepy lens we pry open in the early morning and answer honestly: are we really satisfied with the person who looks back? —Rabbi Robert N. Levine, D.D. Senior Rabbi For information about High Holy Days 5780, including a full schedule of activities, please visit…

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    Baby and Me Yoga

    October 2 at 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

    Baby and Me Yoga (for children 6 weeks–6 months and their grownups) Wednesdays, 11:30 AM–12:15 PM Session 1: Sept 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30 (skipping Oct 9) Session 2: Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11 (skipping Nov 27) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members From asana to ahava (love), tree pose to Torah, this unique class combines yoga, play, and Jewish concepts. Strengthen the bond between you and your infant, build growing muscles, improve digestion and sleeping patterns, and help…

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    Jewish Basics

    October 2 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 28, 2020

    This class is open to Jews and non-Jews who seek an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life. Taught by Rabbi Greg Weitzman, this lively and illuminating series covers Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment. If you are interested in conversion with us, this course is considered a requirement. $720 (includes all class materials, time with clergy, Shabbat dinners and outings) Please click here to register.

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    October 3 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Thursdays, 10:00 — 11:00 AM September 26 2019 – January 23 2020 (skipping Nov 28, Dec 26,…

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    Maccabees in Motion – Fall

    October 3 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

    Maccabees in Motion (for children 12–18 months and their grownups) Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Session 1: Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Session 2: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5 (skipping Nov 28) Specially designed for you and your little Maccabee, this movement-based class will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play. Taught by a Jewish Educator and an experienced instructor from Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play…

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    Book Group

    October 3 at 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

    One event on February 14, 2019 at 7:00pm

    Literature lovers and readers rejoice! Book Group gathers the first Thursday of each month to discuss books (or plays or poetry) written by a Jewish author or that have a Jewish theme. Enjoy books, snacks, and wine over rousing talk about plot, character, and theme. The book for October will be Inheritance by Dani Shapiro.

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    October 4 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 9:00 — 10:00 AM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec 27,…

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    Shabbat and Play – Fall

    October 4 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 6, 2019

    Shabbat and Play (for children 4–12 months and their grownups) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 AM Session 1: Sep 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec 6 (skipping Nov 29 for Thanksgiving) Sing, dance, and play your way into Shabbat! Using music, stories, hands-on playtime in our mini gym and weekly visits from our clergy, this class will introduce your baby to the joy and spirit of this…

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    October 4 at 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 11:15 AM — 12:15 PM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec…

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    Sholom Sprouts Shabbat Dinner and Singalong

    October 4 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 1, 2020

    One event on September 13, 2019 at 4:30pm

    One event on January 10, 2020 at 4:30pm

    Children and parents singing along with Tkiya

    Sholom Sprouts Shabbat Dinner & Singalong Appropriate for children ages 0–5 Fridays, 4:30-6:00pm Sep 13, Oct 4, Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 6, May 1 $10 per adult, kids are free   Just especially for our littlest members and their grown-ups, this special Shabbat offers activities, songs, and blessings with clergy and a pizza supper. Adults can play along and get to know other grown-ups. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages are served. Weather permitting, our beautiful rooftop outdoor play…

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    Days for Girls

    October 7 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 2, 2020

    First Monday of every month Help empower girls and women at Days for Girls, a grassroots non-profit organization that makes and distributes re-usable, sustainable feminine hygiene kits to over one million girls and women in New York City, around the country, and abroad. You do not need to know how to sew to participate. Overseen by Sisterhood, this is a great parent-and-child (age 11+) opportunity. No registration required.  

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    Kol Nidre

    October 8 at 5:00 pm

    These holidays don’t send us hurtling back into history for life lessons, but send us inward towards a different kind of memory. Urgently we are told to look at the person in the mirror through the sleepy lens we pry open in the early morning and answer honestly: are we really satisfied with the person who looks back? —Rabbi Robert N. Levine, D.D. Senior Rabbi For information about High Holy Days 5780, including a full schedule of activities, please visit…

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    Yom Kippur

    October 9

    These holidays don’t send us hurtling back into history for life lessons, but send us inward towards a different kind of memory. Urgently we are told to look at the person in the mirror through the sleepy lens we pry open in the early morning and answer honestly: are we really satisfied with the person who looks back? —Rabbi Robert N. Levine, D.D. Senior Rabbi For information about High Holy Days 5780, including a full schedule of activities, please visit…

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    October 10 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Thursdays, 10:00 — 11:00 AM September 26 2019 – January 23 2020 (skipping Nov 28, Dec 26,…

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    Maccabees in Motion – Fall

    October 10 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

    Maccabees in Motion (for children 12–18 months and their grownups) Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Session 1: Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Session 2: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5 (skipping Nov 28) Specially designed for you and your little Maccabee, this movement-based class will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play. Taught by a Jewish Educator and an experienced instructor from Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play…

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    Mah Jongg

    October 10 at 12:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 12, 2020

    One event on April 16, 2020 at 12:00pm

    Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mah Jongg?  Are you and your friends looking for a game, or are you looking for fellow players? Join us! We offer a pick-up style afternoon of play for all levels, and a teaching table for beginners. No charge, snacks included. Bring your own card or purchase one when you arrive. Non-members and friends are welcome.

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    October 11 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 9:00 — 10:00 AM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec 27,…

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    Shabbat and Play – Fall

    October 11 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 6, 2019

    Shabbat and Play (for children 4–12 months and their grownups) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 AM Session 1: Sep 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec 6 (skipping Nov 29 for Thanksgiving) Sing, dance, and play your way into Shabbat! Using music, stories, hands-on playtime in our mini gym and weekly visits from our clergy, this class will introduce your baby to the joy and spirit of this…

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    October 11 at 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 11:15 AM — 12:15 PM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec…

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    October 15 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Tuesdays, 10:30 — 11:30 AM September 24 2019 – January 28 2020 (skipping Oct 1, 8, Dec…

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    Lunch Together

    October 15 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 17, 2020

    One event on November 12, 2019 at 11:30am

    One event on January 14, 2020 at 11:30am

    A terrific way to socialize, learn, and nosh, Lunch Together is a once-a-month program that includes mini-lectures, film screenings, performances, and more from authors, musicians, clergy, and other experts in popular topics. Dairy lunch is served, and programs are open to both members and non-members.  A special highlight this year will be the May 19 program that will feature Marvin Hamlisch’s widow, Terre Blair Hamlisch, telling stories about life with the great composer, along with Hamlisch classics performed Harvey Granat…

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    Baby and Me Yoga

    October 16 at 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

    Baby and Me Yoga (for children 6 weeks–6 months and their grownups) Wednesdays, 11:30 AM–12:15 PM Session 1: Sept 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30 (skipping Oct 9) Session 2: Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11 (skipping Nov 27) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members From asana to ahava (love), tree pose to Torah, this unique class combines yoga, play, and Jewish concepts. Strengthen the bond between you and your infant, build growing muscles, improve digestion and sleeping patterns, and help…

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    Jewish Basics

    October 16 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 28, 2020

    This class is open to Jews and non-Jews who seek an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life. Taught by Rabbi Greg Weitzman, this lively and illuminating series covers Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment. If you are interested in conversion with us, this course is considered a requirement. $720 (includes all class materials, time with clergy, Shabbat dinners and outings) Please click here to register.

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    Hebrew Basics (Fall Semester)

    October 17 at 8:45 am - 9:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 8:45am on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2019

    Do you have a young Hebrew learner in your home? Are you interested in mastering the Hebrew alphabet? Join us in fall or spring for an 8-session course that will equip you with Hebrew alphabet and pronunciation skills. This class is taught by Melissa De Lowe, founder of Urban Lion Jewish Learning, and is designed to accommodate RSS drop-off. $72

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    October 17 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Thursdays, 10:00 — 11:00 AM September 26 2019 – January 23 2020 (skipping Nov 28, Dec 26,…

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    Maccabees in Motion – Fall

    October 17 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

    Maccabees in Motion (for children 12–18 months and their grownups) Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Session 1: Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Session 2: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5 (skipping Nov 28) Specially designed for you and your little Maccabee, this movement-based class will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play. Taught by a Jewish Educator and an experienced instructor from Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play…

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    October 18 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 9:00 — 10:00 AM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec 27,…

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    Shabbat and Play – Fall

    October 18 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 6, 2019

    Shabbat and Play (for children 4–12 months and their grownups) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 AM Session 1: Sep 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec 6 (skipping Nov 29 for Thanksgiving) Sing, dance, and play your way into Shabbat! Using music, stories, hands-on playtime in our mini gym and weekly visits from our clergy, this class will introduce your baby to the joy and spirit of this…

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    October 18 at 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 11:15 AM — 12:15 PM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec…

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    Erev Simchat Torah

    October 20 at 5:00 pm

    Rejoice and dance with the Torah as we conclude and celebrate the annual cycle of Torah reading.

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    Simchat Torah

    October 21 at 10:15 am

    On Simchat Torah morning, we unroll the entire Torah scroll, read the final words of Deuteronomy, and start again the story of creation. Yizkor concludes the service.

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    Parshat HaShavua

    October 22 at 9:00 am
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    One event on December 10, 2019 at 9:00am

    One event on February 4, 2020 at 9:00am

    One event on April 28, 2020 at 9:00am

    One event on June 9, 2020 at 9:00am

    What does the Torah actually say? Who were our matriarchs and patriarchs? What happened on the journey to the Promised Land? Join your CRS clergy for a deep dive into sacred text through our Parshat HaShavua class. This one-hour session will explore the week’s Torah portion, building connections to our own lives, and unpacking layers of meaning within the text and beyond through the rich tradition of commentary. No prior knowledge required!

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    October 22 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Tuesdays, 10:30 — 11:30 AM September 24 2019 – January 28 2020 (skipping Oct 1, 8, Dec…

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    CRS Men’s Homeless Shelter Opens for 5780

    October 22 at 8:30 pm

    On Monday through Friday evenings throughout the academic year, CRS operates a homeless shelter through Urban Pathways. Members of CRS volunteer each night in pairs to help welcome our guests and spend the night. Volunteering for a night in the CRS Homeless Shelter is safe, fun, and makes a real difference for someone who has nowhere else to sleep.

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    Baby and Me Yoga

    October 23 at 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

    Baby and Me Yoga (for children 6 weeks–6 months and their grownups) Wednesdays, 11:30 AM–12:15 PM Session 1: Sept 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30 (skipping Oct 9) Session 2: Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11 (skipping Nov 27) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members From asana to ahava (love), tree pose to Torah, this unique class combines yoga, play, and Jewish concepts. Strengthen the bond between you and your infant, build growing muscles, improve digestion and sleeping patterns, and help…

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    Jewish Basics

    October 23 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 28, 2020

    This class is open to Jews and non-Jews who seek an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life. Taught by Rabbi Greg Weitzman, this lively and illuminating series covers Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment. If you are interested in conversion with us, this course is considered a requirement. $720 (includes all class materials, time with clergy, Shabbat dinners and outings) Please click here to register.

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    Hebrew Basics (Fall Semester)

    October 24 at 8:45 am - 9:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 8:45am on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2019

    Do you have a young Hebrew learner in your home? Are you interested in mastering the Hebrew alphabet? Join us in fall or spring for an 8-session course that will equip you with Hebrew alphabet and pronunciation skills. This class is taught by Melissa De Lowe, founder of Urban Lion Jewish Learning, and is designed to accommodate RSS drop-off. $72

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    October 24 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Thursdays, 10:00 — 11:00 AM September 26 2019 – January 23 2020 (skipping Nov 28, Dec 26,…

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    Maccabees in Motion – Fall

    October 24 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

    Maccabees in Motion (for children 12–18 months and their grownups) Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Session 1: Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Session 2: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5 (skipping Nov 28) Specially designed for you and your little Maccabee, this movement-based class will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play. Taught by a Jewish Educator and an experienced instructor from Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play…

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    October 25 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 9:00 — 10:00 AM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec 27,…

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    Shabbat and Play – Fall

    October 25 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 6, 2019

    Shabbat and Play (for children 4–12 months and their grownups) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 AM Session 1: Sep 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec 6 (skipping Nov 29 for Thanksgiving) Sing, dance, and play your way into Shabbat! Using music, stories, hands-on playtime in our mini gym and weekly visits from our clergy, this class will introduce your baby to the joy and spirit of this…

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    October 25 at 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 11:15 AM — 12:15 PM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec…

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    Personal and Spiritual Pathways Through the Psalms

    October 25 at 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 13, 2020

    One event on October 25, 2019 at 11:30am

    One event on June 12, 2020 at 11:30am

    Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson has been leading a contemplative journey through the Book of Psalms for over five years, searching for God’s presence and struggling with God’s absence in the world through this literary treasure. This Friday lunchtime class is a perfect preparation for Shabbat. New and returning students are welcome; each session stands alone. Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson is a longtime congregant of Rodeph Sholom and Director Emerita of the Women’s Rabbinic Network.

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    Mitzvah Weekend 5780

    October 25 at 6:00 pm - October 27 at 5:00 pm

    Join us for Erev Shabbat services when we will learn from passionate mitzvah-doers in our own community.  On Shabbat morning, our youngest mitzvah-mavens are invited to join us for Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat where children and their caregivers will assemble food for Backpack Buddies, and all are invited to mitzvah-themed Shabbat Morning Chapel services. Saturday evening, we will go to West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) for Havdalah and begin our week by restocking their pantry. On Sunday we will gather together in the morning…

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    October 29 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Tuesdays, 10:30 — 11:30 AM September 24 2019 – January 28 2020 (skipping Oct 1, 8, Dec…

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    New Moms Group – Fall

    October 29 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 3, 2019

    New Moms Group Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (6 sessions) Cost: $150 for members/$180 for non-members Fall: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3 Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol with Hannah Lavan, LMSW, this group meets weekly to discuss what is relevant to you—recovery from childbirth, bottle and breastfeeding, and the anxieties and pleasures of these early days. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, but is open to all. Bring your newborn (0–16 weeks) and enjoy a…

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    Baby and Me Yoga

    October 30 at 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

    Baby and Me Yoga (for children 6 weeks–6 months and their grownups) Wednesdays, 11:30 AM–12:15 PM Session 1: Sept 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30 (skipping Oct 9) Session 2: Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11 (skipping Nov 27) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members From asana to ahava (love), tree pose to Torah, this unique class combines yoga, play, and Jewish concepts. Strengthen the bond between you and your infant, build growing muscles, improve digestion and sleeping patterns, and help…

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    Jewish Basics

    October 30 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 28, 2020

    This class is open to Jews and non-Jews who seek an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life. Taught by Rabbi Greg Weitzman, this lively and illuminating series covers Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment. If you are interested in conversion with us, this course is considered a requirement. $720 (includes all class materials, time with clergy, Shabbat dinners and outings) Please click here to register.

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    October 31 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Thursdays, 10:00 — 11:00 AM September 26 2019 – January 23 2020 (skipping Nov 28, Dec 26,…

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    Maccabees in Motion – Fall

    October 31 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

    Maccabees in Motion (for children 12–18 months and their grownups) Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Session 1: Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Session 2: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5 (skipping Nov 28) Specially designed for you and your little Maccabee, this movement-based class will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play. Taught by a Jewish Educator and an experienced instructor from Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play…

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    November 2019

    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    November 1 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 9:00 — 10:00 AM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec 27,…

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    Shabbat and Play – Fall

    November 1 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 6, 2019

    Shabbat and Play (for children 4–12 months and their grownups) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 AM Session 1: Sep 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec 6 (skipping Nov 29 for Thanksgiving) Sing, dance, and play your way into Shabbat! Using music, stories, hands-on playtime in our mini gym and weekly visits from our clergy, this class will introduce your baby to the joy and spirit of this…

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    November 1 at 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 11:15 AM — 12:15 PM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec…

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    Chess Party with Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy

    November 2 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Calling all chess enthusiasts! Children and adults of all levels are invited for a Shabbat afternoon of friendly competition and chess fun. Those interested may sign up to participate in a simultaneous exhibition against fellow congregant, Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy, a former World Junior Champion and the founder of Chess Max Academy.  In addition to the simul, there will be regular games, blitz, and bughouse. Please bring a board if you have one. Advanced registration is required for the simul as…

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    Days for Girls

    November 4 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 2, 2020

    First Monday of every month Help empower girls and women at Days for Girls, a grassroots non-profit organization that makes and distributes re-usable, sustainable feminine hygiene kits to over one million girls and women in New York City, around the country, and abroad. You do not need to know how to sew to participate. Overseen by Sisterhood, this is a great parent-and-child (age 11+) opportunity. No registration required.  

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    November 5 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Tuesdays, 10:30 — 11:30 AM September 24 2019 – January 28 2020 (skipping Oct 1, 8, Dec…

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    New Moms Group – Fall

    November 5 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 3, 2019

    New Moms Group Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (6 sessions) Cost: $150 for members/$180 for non-members Fall: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3 Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol with Hannah Lavan, LMSW, this group meets weekly to discuss what is relevant to you—recovery from childbirth, bottle and breastfeeding, and the anxieties and pleasures of these early days. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, but is open to all. Bring your newborn (0–16 weeks) and enjoy a…

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    Baby and Me Yoga

    November 6 at 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

    Baby and Me Yoga (for children 6 weeks–6 months and their grownups) Wednesdays, 11:30 AM–12:15 PM Session 1: Sept 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30 (skipping Oct 9) Session 2: Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11 (skipping Nov 27) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members From asana to ahava (love), tree pose to Torah, this unique class combines yoga, play, and Jewish concepts. Strengthen the bond between you and your infant, build growing muscles, improve digestion and sleeping patterns, and help…

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    Jewish Basics

    November 6 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 28, 2020

    This class is open to Jews and non-Jews who seek an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life. Taught by Rabbi Greg Weitzman, this lively and illuminating series covers Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment. If you are interested in conversion with us, this course is considered a requirement. $720 (includes all class materials, time with clergy, Shabbat dinners and outings) Please click here to register.

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    Hebrew Basics (Fall Semester)

    November 7 at 8:45 am - 9:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 8:45am on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2019

    Do you have a young Hebrew learner in your home? Are you interested in mastering the Hebrew alphabet? Join us in fall or spring for an 8-session course that will equip you with Hebrew alphabet and pronunciation skills. This class is taught by Melissa De Lowe, founder of Urban Lion Jewish Learning, and is designed to accommodate RSS drop-off. $72

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    November 7 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Thursdays, 10:00 — 11:00 AM September 26 2019 – January 23 2020 (skipping Nov 28, Dec 26,…

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    Maccabees in Motion – Fall

    November 7 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

    Maccabees in Motion (for children 12–18 months and their grownups) Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Session 1: Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Session 2: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5 (skipping Nov 28) Specially designed for you and your little Maccabee, this movement-based class will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play. Taught by a Jewish Educator and an experienced instructor from Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play…

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    Book Group

    November 7 at 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

    One event on February 14, 2019 at 7:00pm

    Literature lovers and readers rejoice! Book Group gathers the first Thursday of each month to discuss books (or plays or poetry) written by a Jewish author or that have a Jewish theme. Enjoy books, snacks, and wine over rousing talk about plot, character, and theme. The book for October will be Inheritance by Dani Shapiro.

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    November 8 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 9:00 — 10:00 AM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec 27,…

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    Shabbat and Play – Fall

    November 8 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 6, 2019

    Shabbat and Play (for children 4–12 months and their grownups) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 AM Session 1: Sep 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec 6 (skipping Nov 29 for Thanksgiving) Sing, dance, and play your way into Shabbat! Using music, stories, hands-on playtime in our mini gym and weekly visits from our clergy, this class will introduce your baby to the joy and spirit of this…

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    November 8 at 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 11:15 AM — 12:15 PM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec…

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    Shabbat Study Series—Why Judaism: Essential Texts

    November 9 at 12:30 pm
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    One event on January 18, 2020 at 12:30pm

    One event on March 7, 2020 at 12:30pm

    One event on May 30, 2020 at 12:30pm

    Following Shabbat Services. Enrich your Shabbat experience by joining us for post-worship study on select essential texts of Jewish identity and belonging. Discover new dimensions of our tradition through sources that have inspired deepened understandings of why Judaism adds meaning and purpose to life. Hebrew familiarity is not required; curiosity is! Attend one session or as many as you can. Lunch included. RSVP coming soon

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    November 12 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Tuesdays, 10:30 — 11:30 AM September 24 2019 – January 28 2020 (skipping Oct 1, 8, Dec…

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    Lunch Together

    November 12 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 17, 2020

    One event on November 12, 2019 at 11:30am

    One event on January 14, 2020 at 11:30am

    A terrific way to socialize, learn, and nosh, Lunch Together is a once-a-month program that includes mini-lectures, film screenings, performances, and more from authors, musicians, clergy, and other experts in popular topics. Dairy lunch is served, and programs are open to both members and non-members.  A special highlight this year will be the May 19 program that will feature Marvin Hamlisch’s widow, Terre Blair Hamlisch, telling stories about life with the great composer, along with Hamlisch classics performed Harvey Granat…

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    New Moms Group – Fall

    November 12 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 3, 2019

    New Moms Group Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (6 sessions) Cost: $150 for members/$180 for non-members Fall: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3 Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol with Hannah Lavan, LMSW, this group meets weekly to discuss what is relevant to you—recovery from childbirth, bottle and breastfeeding, and the anxieties and pleasures of these early days. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, but is open to all. Bring your newborn (0–16 weeks) and enjoy a…

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    Baby and Me Yoga

    November 13 at 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

    Baby and Me Yoga (for children 6 weeks–6 months and their grownups) Wednesdays, 11:30 AM–12:15 PM Session 1: Sept 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30 (skipping Oct 9) Session 2: Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11 (skipping Nov 27) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members From asana to ahava (love), tree pose to Torah, this unique class combines yoga, play, and Jewish concepts. Strengthen the bond between you and your infant, build growing muscles, improve digestion and sleeping patterns, and help…

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    Jewish Basics

    November 13 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 28, 2020

    This class is open to Jews and non-Jews who seek an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life. Taught by Rabbi Greg Weitzman, this lively and illuminating series covers Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment. If you are interested in conversion with us, this course is considered a requirement. $720 (includes all class materials, time with clergy, Shabbat dinners and outings) Please click here to register.

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    Hebrew Basics (Fall Semester)

    November 14 at 8:45 am - 9:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 8:45am on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2019

    Do you have a young Hebrew learner in your home? Are you interested in mastering the Hebrew alphabet? Join us in fall or spring for an 8-session course that will equip you with Hebrew alphabet and pronunciation skills. This class is taught by Melissa De Lowe, founder of Urban Lion Jewish Learning, and is designed to accommodate RSS drop-off. $72

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    November 14 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Thursdays, 10:00 — 11:00 AM September 26 2019 – January 23 2020 (skipping Nov 28, Dec 26,…

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    Maccabees in Motion – Fall

    November 14 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

    Maccabees in Motion (for children 12–18 months and their grownups) Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Session 1: Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Session 2: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5 (skipping Nov 28) Specially designed for you and your little Maccabee, this movement-based class will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play. Taught by a Jewish Educator and an experienced instructor from Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play…

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    Mah Jongg

    November 14 at 12:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 12, 2020

    One event on April 16, 2020 at 12:00pm

    Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mah Jongg?  Are you and your friends looking for a game, or are you looking for fellow players? Join us! We offer a pick-up style afternoon of play for all levels, and a teaching table for beginners. No charge, snacks included. Bring your own card or purchase one when you arrive. Non-members and friends are welcome.

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    Thanks A Thousand: A Journey of Gratitude

    November 14 at 6:30 pm

    A.J. Jacobs On a challenge issued by his son, New York Times bestselling author and CRS congregant A.J. Jacobs set out to thank every person who helps make his morning cup of coffee. The resulting journey takes him across the globe, gleaning wisdom from vivid characters, including the Minnesota miners who extract the iron that makes the steel used in coffee roasters, to the Madison Avenue marketers who captured his wandering attention for a moment, to the farmers in Colombia.…

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    Learning Together Fall: 16 – 24 months

    November 15 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 9:00 — 10:00 AM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec 27,…

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    Shabbat and Play – Fall

    November 15 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 6, 2019

    Shabbat and Play (for children 4–12 months and their grownups) Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 AM Session 1: Sep 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec 6 (skipping Nov 29 for Thanksgiving) Sing, dance, and play your way into Shabbat! Using music, stories, hands-on playtime in our mini gym and weekly visits from our clergy, this class will introduce your baby to the joy and spirit of this…

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    Learning Together Fall: 12 – 18 months

    November 15 at 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

    LEARNING TOGETHER Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org. 12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups) Fridays, 11:15 AM — 12:15 PM September 27 2019 – January 24 2020 (skipping Nov 29, Dec…

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    Personal and Spiritual Pathways Through the Psalms

    November 15 at 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 13, 2020

    One event on October 25, 2019 at 11:30am

    One event on June 12, 2020 at 11:30am

    Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson has been leading a contemplative journey through the Book of Psalms for over five years, searching for God’s presence and struggling with God’s absence in the world through this literary treasure. This Friday lunchtime class is a perfect preparation for Shabbat. New and returning students are welcome; each session stands alone. Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson is a longtime congregant of Rodeph Sholom and Director Emerita of the Women’s Rabbinic Network.

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