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April 25, 2014 – April 27, 2014

Weekend Seminar: Four Questions for Secular Jews

A three-day seminar presented by Rabbi Adam Chalom: FOUR QUESTIONS for TODAY’S NEW SECULAR JEW

Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 27, 2014
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
New York, NY, Select a Country:
Cost: See RSVP form for details

Seminar session 1 & Yom Hashoa Service

Four Questions for Today’s New Secular Jew: #1 WHY are we… still Jewish? Is remaining Jewish a rational response to the Holocaust?

The opening session of the seminar follows a Yom Hashoa Shabbat service.

Start: April 25, 2014 7:30 pm
End: April 25, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: 14th Street Y
Address:
344 East 14th Street, New York, NY, 10009, United States
Cost: Free

April 26, 2014

Seminar session 2

Four Questions for Today’s New Secular Jew: #2 WHAT are we… ?

Does it make a difference how we define ourselves? Are we a Race? A People? A Tribe? An Ethnicity? A Religion? A Philosophy? A Culture? A Memory?

Start: April 26, 2014 10:00 am
End: April 26, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: The Computer School
Address:
100 West 77th Street, New York, NY, United States
Cost: 20.00

Seminar session 3

Four Questions for Today’s New Secular Jew: #3 WHO are we… ?

What binds us together? What do secular Jews in New York have in common with Hasidim in Boro Park or Israelis in Tel Aviv or the West Bank? Are we really one people, or many peoples?

Start: April 26, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 26, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: The Computer School
Address:
100 West 77th Street, New York, NY, United States

April 27, 2014

KidSchool

Families arrive on Sundays at 2:45 for snacks and schmoozing. At 3:00 we begin our half-hour kehilla (community) circle which is a spirited time of singing and sharing for all KidSchool students and parents. Adult members without children in the KidSchool are most welcome to join in. Classes divided by grade run from 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM.

 
 

Start: April 27, 2014 2:45 pm
End: April 27, 2014 5:15 pm
Venue: SAJ
Address:
15 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024, United States

Seminar session 4

Four Questions for Today’s New Secular Jew: #4 HOW are we…?

How do we live and celebrate our Jewishness? Through prayer and ritual? Social action? Intellectual debate? Bagels and lox and book clubs? What will be the Jewish heritage we pass on to the future?

Start: April 27, 2014 3:30 pm
End: April 27, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: SAJ
Address:
15 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024, United States
Cost: 20.00

April 28, 2014

The City Congregation Book Club

Our book selection for April is In America by Susan Sontag.

You are invited to bring your own brown bag lunch. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.

RSVP required: devera@witkin.org

 
 

Start: April 28, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 28, 2014 2:30 pm
Venue: Home of Marty & Irma Shore
Address:
Select a Country:

May 4, 2014

Open House

Introduction to The City Congregation and Jewish KidSchool, with Rabbi Peter Schweitzer.

Ever wonder what happens at a secular Jewish congregation? What do children learn in our school and our bar and bat mitzvah program? Find out at our Spring Open House.

All are invited to this free event for an opportunity to meet Rabbi Peter Schweitzer, chat with City Congregation members, and learn how Humanistic Judaism helps secular Jews maintain their Jewish identity. This event will be informative and interesting for parents looking for a secular education for their children as well as for adults who want to learn more about Humanistic Judaism for themselves.

Childcare is provided. There is another open house on May 18th.

RSVP Appreciated, but not required

 
 

Start: May 4, 2014 1:30 pm
End: May 4, 2014 2:30 pm
Venue: SAJ
Address:
15 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024, United States

KidSchool

Families arrive on Sundays at 2:45 for snacks and schmoozing. At 3:00 we begin our half-hour kehilla (community) circle which is a spirited time of singing and sharing for all KidSchool students and parents. Adult members without children in the KidSchool are most welcome to join in. Classes divided by grade run from 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM.

 
 

Start: May 4, 2014 2:45 pm
End: May 4, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: SAJ
Address:
15 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024, United States

Adult Perspectives

PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS MEET: Reconciliation Through Shared Bereavement

Start: May 4, 2014 3:30 pm
End: May 4, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: SAJ
Address:
15 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024, United States

May 9, 2014

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

THE IMMIGRANT SAGA: A Memoir of the Lower East Side & Early Jewish American Writers

Start: May 9, 2014 7:30 pm
End: May 9, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: 14th Street Y
Address:
344 East 14th Street, New York, NY, 10009, United States

May 17, 2014

Jewish Harlem Walking Tour and Lunch

Join City Congregation member and professional NYC tour guide Marty Shore on a one hour walk through Jewish Harlem. This City Congregation fundraiser includes an authentic Harlem lunch at Amy Ruth, following the walk.

Start: May 17, 2014 11:15 am
End: May 17, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Address:
201 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY, 10027, United States
Cost: 50

May 18, 2014

Open House

Introduction to The City Congregation and Jewish KidSchool, with Rabbi Peter Schweitzer.

Ever wonder what happens at a secular Jewish congregation? What do children learn in our school and our bar and bat mitzvah program? Find out at our Spring Open House.

All are invited to this free event for an opportunity to meet Rabbi Peter Schweitzer, chat with City Congregation members, and learn how Humanistic Judaism helps secular Jews maintain their Jewish identity. This event will be informative and interesting for parents looking for a secular education for their children as well as for adults who want to learn more about Humanistic Judaism for themselves.

Childcare is provided. There is another open house on May 4.

Start: May 18, 2014 1:30 pm
End: May 18, 2014 2:30 pm
Venue: SAJ
Address:
15 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024, United States

Adult Perspectives

JEWS AND JAZZ: From Satchmo to the Israeli Invasion

Start: May 18, 2014 3:30 pm
End: May 18, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: SAJ
Address:
15 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024, United States

May 20, 2014

The City Congregation Book Club

Our book selection for our special night book club gathering is Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow.

Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.

RSVP required: devera@witkin.org

 
 

Start: May 20, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 20, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Home of Marty & Irma Shore
Address:
Select a Country:

May 30, 2014

Shabbat-Shavuot Service and Cultural Program

MAURICE SENDAK: Humanistic Jewish Role Model of the Year

Start: May 30, 2014 7:30 pm
End: May 30, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: 14th Street Y
Address:
344 East 14th Street, New York, NY, 10009, United States

June 1, 2014

KidSchool

Families arrive on Sundays at 2:45 for snacks and schmoozing. At 3:00 we begin our half-hour kehilla (community) circle which is a spirited time of singing and sharing for all KidSchool students and parents. Adult members without children in the KidSchool are most welcome to join in. Classes divided by grade run from 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM.

 
 

Start: June 1, 2014 2:45 pm
End: June 1, 2014 5:15 pm
Venue: SAJ
Address:
15 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024, United States

Adult Perspectives

GENETIC SLEUTHING: Digging Up Family Roots with DNA Testing

Start: June 1, 2014 3:30 pm
End: June 1, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: SAJ
Address:
15 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024, United States

June 6, 2014

Shabbat Service, KidSchool Graduation and Catered Dinner

END-OF-YEAR CELEBRATION and KIDSCHOOL GRADUATION

Start: June 6, 2014 6:30 pm
End: June 6, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: 14th Street Y
Address:
344 East 14th Street, New York, NY, 10009, United States

June 8, 2014

KidSchool

3:00PM Students and parents fo directly to their classes. No Kehilla Circle. No snack.

4:00PM End of year celebration. Guests are welcome.

 
 

Start: June 8, 2014 3:00 pm
End: June 8, 2014 5:15 pm
Venue: SAJ
Address:
15 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024, United States

June 17, 2014

The City Congregation Book Club

You are invited to bring your own brown bag lunch. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.
RSVP required: devera@witkin.org

 
 

Start: June 17, 2014 12:00 pm
End: June 17, 2014 2:30 pm
Venue: Home of Marty & Irma Shore
Address:
Select a Country:
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