WEEKLY NEWS
Shabbat Kedoshim
May 7, 2022 / 6 Iyar 5782
THIS SHABBAT
Kabbalat Shabbat - Shabbat Shalom Banayich: Friday, 6pm (Please Note Earlier Time) In-Person, Livestreamed or Via Zoom
Sanctuary Service: Saturday, 9:45am In-Person, Livestreamed or Via Zoom
TeleTefila Service: P'sukei D'zimra 9:40am, Shacharit, 10am Via Zoom
Minyan M'at Service: Saturday, 10am in 5 North
Mishpacha Service: Saturday, 11am In-Person in 2 North
Big Kids Service: Saturday, 11am In-Person in 2 South
TeleTefila Havdallah: Saturday, 8:45pm Via Zoom
THIS WEEK
Rabbi Jules Harlow Parshat HaShavua Class: Saturday, 8:45am Via Zoom,
Feed Our Neighbors: Tuesday, 5:15-6:45pm In-Person
Shirei Chesed Community Chorus: Tuesday, 7:30-9pm In-Person or Via Zoom
Weekly Talmud Masechet Pesachim: Wednesday, 7pm Via Zoom
Meet Hilary Forrest, Synagogue Partnership Outreach Social Worker at DOROTSaturday, May 14, During Shabbat Morning Sanctuary Service
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Deadline to register for our May 15th gala is Friday, May 6th. 

Please join us as we honor Sara & Scott Harris, Judy Margolin & Seth Schwartz, and Mark Paul. We’re offering two options:

5 to 7pm. Start with live jazz, good food and drinks on the roof, followed by tributes/speeches in the Sanctuary.
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6:30 to 8:30pm. Begin in the Sanctuary with tributes/speeches, then move to the roof for live jazz, good food and drinks.

Support our community by purchasing a ticket and/or placing a journal ad. All registrants will receive a follow-up email asking for their time preference. Deadline to register is May 6th. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Zorbaron at rzorbaron@anschechesed.org.

Can’t attend in person? We’ll be livestreaming the speeches and tributes at approximately 6:30pm.
Ukraine
Donate Supplies to Ukraine! 
 
Looking for a tangible way to help? Along with Manhattan Together & St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ansche Chesed is collecting supplies for refugees and civilians caught on the front line. ONLY SPECIFIC ITEMS are being collected at the moment. Once supplies are collected, they are packed and transported to Romania, Moldova or Poland and then driven by convoy to Ukraine.  
 
To participate please bring the following supplies to Ansche Chesed during office hours. Please note, ONLY the supplies listed below are needed. All items must be new and unopened. 

  • Flashlights  
  • Batteries 
  • Diapers 
  • Medications - tylenol, advil, infant tylenol (SCREW TOP ONLY) 
  • Blankets 
  • Infant Formula 
  • Sleeping Bags 
  • Alcohol / Disinfectant (SCREW TOP ONLY) 
  • Toothpaste (SCREW TOP ONLY) 
  • Toothbrush 
Ukraine from the Eyes of a Rabbi
Monday, May 23 - Time TBD
 
Rabbi Alisa "Tzipi" Zilbershtein is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Before her studies at JTS, she taught History of Jewish Philosophy at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" in Ukraine. Rabbi Zilbershtein lived in Kyiv, Ukraine, where her partner Viktor was born, and has every intention of returning to Ukraine to serve as a Rabbi as soon as it is safe to do so. Since the first day of the war, Rabbi Zilbershtein has been doing everything in her power to help people caught in this horrific situation. Her family is in Kyiv right now. Rabbi Zilbershtein is inviting you to learn about the current situation in Ukraine and the international networking of volunteers who work tirelessly to save people there. You can find more information and daily updates about her work on the Instagram account @torah_crafting.
AC's Fourth Floor is Available to Rent

Do you know a non-profit or community group looking for reasonably-priced space on the Upper West Side ? Our sun-drenched fourth floor is now available for rent. The flexible space - ideal for classrooms, offices and meetings - offers:

  • High ceilings
  • Large windows
  • Built-in bookcases
  • Storage
  • ADA-compliant bathrooms
  • Full-time security

Pass along THIS VIDEO to anyone in your network who may have an interest. Post on social media! You’ll be helping the shul establish an important source of revenue.
COVID Protocols
Please see our website for a full list of Covid Protocols:

Attendance: We are not requiring preregistration to attend services. However, please do not attend if you have any symptoms of illness. The Sanctuary pews near the windows and in the balcony are available for any attendees who would like to maintain social distance.

Vaccination: Attendees should have received all vaccines for which they are eligible, including booster shots. Children under age 5 (who are not yet eligible for vaccination) may attend, and should be closely supervised. Children over the age of 2 must wear a well-fitting mask. However, we are no longer requiring that attendees provide proof of vaccination.

MasksWe continue to follow the recommendations of our medical advisors, and ask that everyone continues to wear masks while in the synagogue building. Those leading prayers, reading Torah or taking speaking roles can remove their masks while leading. Masks can also be removed while eating during Kiddush.
PRAYER
Weekday Morning Minyan
Monday-Friday at 7:30am 
Sunday at 8:30am
or call: 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 933 006 171
Passcode: minyan

We hold our Sunday morning minyan in-person at 8:30am in the Ansche Chesed sanctuary. Please join us!

Just a reminder that Morning Minyan in-person davening will continue on Mondays and Thursdays at least until Yom HaAtzmaut (May 5). Rosh Hodesh Iyyar is Monday, May 2. Please join us.

Please note, this service will continue to be available via Zoom as well.
May Friday Nights At-A-Glance
Fridays, IN-PERSON in the Sanctuary, Livestreamed, or Via Zoom
Friday, May 6, 6pm (please note the earlier time):
Kabbalat Shabbat: Shabbat Shalom Banayich
Rabbi Elazar taught - “V’chol banayich limudei Adonai, v’rav shalom banayich" -
"And all your children shall be taught about God and great shall be the peace of your children!"
 
This week we invite all kids to bring their families to Ansche Chesed, to welcome Shabbat together with songs and stories, led by Rabbi Yael Hammerman and Cantor Natasha Hirschhorn on guitar. All are welcome to join this service with a special guest Nir Furman on percussion and musical echoes of Yom Haatzmaut!


Friday, May 13, 6:30pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Live!
Praise God with string instruments, praise God with your breath! This Friday night you can do just that if you join Cantor Hirschhorn, along with AC's own musicians Jeff Segall and Martin Green on guitar, and Sam Bahn on percussion, to welcome Shabbat with our traditional Kabbalat Shabbat and maariv service.



Friday, May 20, 6:30pm: Shirei Shabbat - with a Musical Surprise!
Join Hazzan Hirschhorn for an evening of song and prayer as we support and elevate the voice of our community with the help of Shirei Chesed led by our talented team of Meshorerim. We hope that everyone will feel empowered and inspired to lift their voice with us in holy harmony, uv'nima kedosha.  
Come or tune in to hear what musical surprise we have for you today!  


Friday, May 27, 6:30pm: Kabbalat Shabbat
Shabbat Morning Services
Saturday, 9:45am IN-PERSON in the Sanctuary, Livestreamed, or Via Zoom

Join the Ansche Chesed community for a traditional Conservative Shabbat morning prayer service.

We are grateful to the Rabbinical Assembly (RA) for making Siddur Lev Shalem and the Torah reading available to us as PDFs for those who join us virtually.

KABBALAT SHABBAT / SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES
JOIN US IN-PERSON
or call 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 875 1782 0145 | Passcode: Shabbat

Misheberakh List

We invite you to add the names of your dear ones to our Misheberakh List so that we can include them in our weekly Shabbat prayers for healing. Submit names here: https://anschechesed.shulcloud.com/form/2022-ansche-chesed-misheberakh-submissions-htm. Names will remain on the Mishaberakh list for one month.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Yom Ha'Atzmaut
First Annual Israel Independence Day Film Festival
Wednesday, May 4 - Monday, May 9

Celebrate Israel with six nights of exclusive, award-winning films, available from the comfort of home via your TV, compute or mobile devices. 20% off when you use Ansche Chesed’s promo code: CHESED

Feed Our Neighbors  
Tuesday, May 10, 5:15 - 6:45pm 

Give back to those in need within our neighborhood. Thanks to the generosity of the DiPietra Family and Bruce & Ava from Chef's Table, AC is once again hosting Feed Our Neighbors. Volunteer along with AC teens, during the evening of May 10, to pack and deliver hot meals to those in need on the UWS. To participate, complete the volunteer form.
Meet Hilary Forrest, Synagogue Partnership Outreach Social Worker at DOROT
Saturday, May 14, 2022 

Hilary will be joining us for Shabbat to introduce herself and begin meeting the Ansche Chesed community. 
Jews, God, and History (Not Necessarily in That Order)
Sunday, May 22 @ 3:00pm - The Siggy Theater at The Flea 
 
Jews, God, and History, a theatrical production featuring AC’s own Michael Takiff, is both reverent and irreverent as it explores the big questions asked by all people. As Michael Takiff provokes you to think, he also gets you to laugh. Venturing into rarely explored territory he pulls no punches, challenging audiences to question their assumptions about Jews, God, history, and everything in between. 
 
Join us on May 22 for an AC group outing to the theatre. This performance features a talk back after the show. Special promo code offering for Ansche Chesed members. Tickets can be purchased here. Use promo code: ANSCHECHESED for our discount! 













#TheSabbathChallenge with St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Sunday, June 5 (1st Day of Shavuot/Pentecost), 12:30pm at St. Michael's Episcopal Church (225 West 99th Street)
The weeks between Passover / Easter and Shavuot / Pentecost, offer us 7 weeks -- a week of weeks -- of reflection and action. This spring, along with our neighbors at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, we will take part in #TheSabbathChallenge. 

#TheSabbathChallenge is an opportunity for our communities to engage with Shabbat / the Sabbath in new ways, both individually and communally. We will study and practice together with our neighbors, and we encourage you, our community members, to experiment with your own Shabbat / Sabbath practices. Come set aside time for holy rest and delight!

Questions? Contact Rabbi Yael Hammerman or the Rev. Kate Flexer to learn more!
ONGOING PROGRAMS
Rabbi Jules Harlow Parshat HaShavuah Class
Saturday, 8:45am Via Zoom
Join us for our weekly Parashat HaShavua class before the start of Shabbat morning services via Zoom.

This weekly class is dedicated to Rabbi Jules Harlow, a great teacher of Torah and Jewish liturgy.


Meeting ID: 875 1782 0145 | Passcode: Shabbat
Shirei Chesed Community Chorus
Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm IN-PERSON in 5 North or Via Zoom
NOTE: There will be no Shirei Chesed rehearsal on May 10. Rehearsals will resume on May 17.
JOIN US IN-PERSON
Meeting ID: 972 7239 5819 | Passcode: 488234

Don't miss Shirei Shabbat services on Friday nights of May 20 and June 17, rich in harmony and spirit!

Shirei Chesed Community Chorus continues to build community through learning a rich and diverse repertoire of Jewish music, bringing harmony into the world that needs it more than ever.  Ability to carry a tune is important; reading Hebrew or music is not required. Free for Ansche Chesed members; non-members pay $90 per semester or $180 per year. For more information, or to schedule an audition, please email NHirschhorn@AnscheChesed.orgPlease note that all participants are required to submit a proof of vaccination, including the booster, and must remain masked throughout the rehearsal. Click here to read more.
Weekly Talmud Study
Wednesdays, 7pm Via Zoom
We are studying the tenth chapter of Tractate Pesachim.

Meeting ID: 889 9369 5753 | Passcode: Pesachim
OUR NEW LOBBY IS READY TO WELCOME YOU
SHARE OUR PRIDE
Readying our 100-year old building for the next century of vibrant Jewish life will cost $8 million. Nearly half of the members of our community already have pledged - now we need your help to push us across the finish line and make sure we have the funds to complete this work. Every member matters, every gift matters.

Click the thermometer to pledge or donate to the Rav Chesed campaign, and to check out the new campaign video and FAQs, and the exciting renderings and floor plans for this summer’s renovation of Hirsch Hall.  

Come take a look at our airy and welcoming new 100th Street lobby to see how the renovation is progressing!
EVERY MEMBER MATTERS
EVERY GIFT MATTERS
SOCIAL ACTION & COMMUNITY SERVICE
Ansche Chesed Refugee Assistance
FAMILY AND TEEN PROGRAMMING
Mishpacha Service
Saturday, May 7, 11am IN-PERSON in 2N

Babies, toddlers and preschool age kids and their families are invited to join us for our Mishpacha Service. Get in the Shabbat spirit with songs, puppets, movement — and your friends from Ansche Chesed.
Big Kids Service
Saturday, May 7, 11am IN-PERSON in 2S
 
This service, led by Tommy Treitel, delves into the structure, purpose and words of our Shabbat morning tefillot (prayers) and the weekly parshah (Torah portion). Aimed at children in 3rd grade through bnai mitzvah.
Shabbat Family Beit Midrash
May 14, and June 11, 10:45am-12pm IN-PERSON
For 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders and Their Parents - Register Here
All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and their parents are invited to join our "AC Family Beit Midrash" on 3 Shabbat mornings in April, May and June. Kids from ACHS, day schools, and beyond, are all welcome!

Sessions will be led by Matt Check, Adina Beiner (AC Youth Director & Beit Rabban teacher), Jess Feiwus (ACHS teacher & Schechter Manhattan teacher) and Tommy Treitel (Big Kids Service Leader).

We will have fun together, build community, study in family groups, and in groups of just kids and just parents. We will study selections from the Makhloket Matters curriculum, which uses a Jewish lens to look at communication skills and see issues from different perspectives. After the Beit Midrash, families are welcome to come to the Sanctuary for the conclusion of services, and then Kiddush!

REACH OUT
Chesed Chevra
The Chesed Chevra empowers our congregants to fulfill the mitzvah of helping community members who are in need by performing acts of loving-kindness. Our aim is to ensure that all shul members who are experiencing a life event such as the birth of a child, illness, or loss feel supported by the Ansche Chesed community. 

How to get involved: 
  • Volunteer to help! You can make a difference within your community in just five minutes a week. Please email us to get involved at chesed@anschechesed.org.
  • Let us help you! As a beloved member of our community, we would like to be there for you whenever you need support. Please contact the clergy or email us at chesed@anschechesed.org. 
  • Make a gift! Contribute here toward the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund to ensure there are resources to provide support to members in need.
COMMUNITY
Ansche Chesed CSA
Summer to Fall 2022
Join our farm share group for fresh, delicious produce. The Ansche Chesed CSA offers organic vegetables and sunflowers, free-range organic eggs, and low-spray fruit. The Garden of Eve farm on Long Island farm will deliver farm shares to Ansche Chesed every Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30pm, June 8 to November 18, 2022. You can select weekly or every-other-week delivery.
 
Go to https://gardenofevefarm.com/ for information about the farm. To sign up for the Ansche Chesed CSA, go to https://csa.farmigo.com/join/gardenofevefarm/SummerFall2022 and choose UWS Manhattan: Ansche Chesed.
Chef's Table
Our long-time friend and kitchen tenant, Bruce Soffer of Chef's Table, offers you catering menus for Shabbat and holidays.

Chef's Table prepares delicious kosher meals, delivered right to your door.

Contact Bruce at (917) 868-7964 or his website for more information.
Time Lapse Dance Onstage 
Performances May 5-7 @ 7:00 PM
The 14th Street Y

Join Time Lapse Dance for an ecologically-themed program featuring choreography by Jody Sperling, music by Matthew Burtner and Time Lapse Dance's brilliant ensemble.

SHUK
If you are a member, you may send "shuk" postings to Josh Ashley at jashley@anschechesed.org. All postings must have a member's contact info, and be received by Tuesday at 3pm. Please send in Word or plain text format with your title, date/time, and brief blurb. Postings run for only two weeks.
APRIL DONATIONS

GENERAL DONATIONS
Anita Golbey & Lee Adlerstein, in honor of Dovid Roskies' wonderful teachings; and honoring the many ways in which Seth Schwartz and Judy Margolin continue to serve our community
Helene Price & Charles Gropper, in memory of George Gropper, Leo Price, Doris Price, Leo Gropper, Gladys Gropper, and Bea Gelb
Sandra Novick

RABBI'S FUND DONATIONS
Jacqueline Gutwirth & Misha Avramoff
Corinne Boren, in memory of Corinne's father, Joseph Boren, and in support of the WSCAH
Amy Zarrow & Alan Divack, with tremendous gratitude to Rabbi Yael Hammerman
Navah & Jules Harlow
Carol Levithan
Michele Siegel
Sharon Strassfeld
Elissa & Daniel Wechsler, in honor of Juliana's bat mitzvah

YAHRZEIT DONATIONS
Valerie Wald & Jeremy Goldman, in memory of Valerie's father, Nathan Wald
Carole & Mark Gothelf, in memory of Annette Reiter and Terry Gothelf
Carolyn Greene, in memory of Carolyn's mother, Annette Greene
Elizabeth & Harold Koenigsberg, in memory of Harold's parents, Helen and Sol Koenigsberg
Julian Lander, in memory of my beloved father, Marvin (Frank) Lander, and my beloved mother, Miriam Feingold d'Amato
Judith Edelstein & James Meier, in memory of Judith's mother, Jean Edelstein
Robert Rifkind, in memory of Robert's wife, Arleen B. Rifkind, and his mother, Adele Singer Rifkind
Judith Leventhal & Robert Rosenberg, in memory of Ilona Rosenberg and Natalie Leventhal, beloved mothers and grandmothers
Michele Sachar & Brad Rothschild, in memory of Michele's father, Howard Sachar
Michele Siegel, in memory of Michele's uncle, Len Polisar
Patty Lipshutz & Lorin Silverman, in honor and memory of Lorin's grandfather, Simon Silverman, Patty's father, Carl Lipshutz, and Lorin's relative, Herbert Weinberg
Jackie & Robert Stein, in memory of Robert's father, Joel Stein

MUSIC FUND DONATIONS
Carol Ingall & Stephan Brumberg
Amy Zarrow & Alan Divack, with tremendous gratitude to Cantor Natasha Hirschhorn
Naomi Marcus, in memory of my father, David Greitzer

KIDDUSH DONATIONS
Stephen Gross, in memory of Stephen's mother, Rivka (Ray) Gross
Elissa & David Klein, in honor of Maggie Klein's bat mitzvah
Naomi & Mark Paul, Mazal Tov to Linda Messing and the entire Messing Family on the birth of her new baby granddaughter, Maya Ruth

HEBREW SCHOOL DONATIONS
Debra & Martin Greenberg
Despite our best efforts and extensive proofreading, we apologize for any errors or omissions.