Friday, January 14, 2022
3:30 PM

The Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue
invites you to
Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat Service -
led by



Rabbi Samuel
Rosenberg

Friday, January 14, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Online at ZOOM ONLY.

Zoom link:
or


(Please see message below explaining the current precautions being taken by the synagogue and the temporary return to ONLINE ONLY services.)

Candle lighting is at 4:34 pm.
Weekend Activities
Friday, January 14, 2022 -
Friday, January 21, 2022
12 - 19 Shevat, 5782

Parshat Beshalach

Friday, January 14, 2022
Candlelighting is at 4:34 pm


With the health of our community as our top priority, and after considering the newest information on the spread of the Omicron variant, we have decided NOT to have in person services
through the end of January 2022. 
The synagogue leadership will continue to meet regularly and will advise you of any changes to this plan..

For now we will return to having online Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat services and Divre Torah approximately one hour before Shabbat candle lighting.
This week services will begin at 3:30 pm.
The Zoom link follows:
Kabbalat Shabbat will also be available on YouTube following the service.
The link will be sent out late Friday afternoon.

Of course, as mentioned in earlier emails, Rabbi Rosenberg's classes will continue online via Zoom until further notice.

Please watch your email for additional information and guidelines for when we reopen, along with announcements of new online gatherings and programs.

The office continues to be open and, should you need help or assistance please, call us at 212-929-6954 or email us at csfa11e11@aol.com

Thank you and Shabbat Shalom.
A Message From Rabbi Rosenberg

Dear Friends,

Unfortunately we do not meet in person this Shabbat. The Torah commands us that in everything related to the health of our body and mind we must be especially careful.

Please remember that even if we are not together in person, we are always together in our spirits and that is the more important thing.

I am available to anyone at any time, by phone 347-562-8547 or
on WhatsApp +972525215251 or by email shmulro@gmail.com

Please do not hesitate to contact me even if just to talk for a few minutes. 

Keep yourself safe and healthy.

 In Hebrew there is a famous phrase that says
"We have passed Pharaoh, we will pass this too".

 Shabbat Shalom to all,
 Samuel


To view an aliyah by aliyah synopsis of this week's
parsha
To view a this week's D'var Torah,
"Make the Bitter Sweet" by
Ilana Kurshan

To view a commentary on this week's haftarah entitled "Song of Deborah and All That Jazz" by Bex Stern Rosenblatt of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem,

Saturday Night
January 15, 2022
6:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE
TIME OF
6:00 pm.  

"LIVE ... 
FROM NEW YORK...
IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT"
CSFA HAVDALAH WITH
SAM SWARTZ, RABBI ROSENBERG AND 
SARAH KING.

That is right... CSFA is proud to present Havdalah with Sarah, Rav Shmuel, and Sam.

Say "Good bye to Shabbat with your CSFA friends.

Monday, January 17, 2022
2:00 PM
Tu B'Shevat and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue
invites you to
Celebrate Tu B’Shevat
Monday, January 17, 2020
2:00 PM – on ZOOM
 
Join with us as we come together online to learn a little about the holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the birthday of trees, and
recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 
 
As part of this celebration, Lynn Kutner,
CSFA’s Resident Chef, will teach us how to make a very special
Tu B’Shevat Cake
incorporating
the 7 species of the Land of Israel.
 
For Recipe and Tu B’Shevat Cake Instructions,
 
Zoom Link: 
Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
2:00 PM
THE WHOLE OF
JEWISH HISTORY
ON ONE FOOT
with
Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg

We will learn about Jewish history from the time of the Bible to the State of Israel in the 20th century.

We will try to answer the questions ...
What is the earliest historical evidence for the existence of the people of Israel?
Who are the Hasmoneans?
When did the Babylonian exile occur?
Why did the Jews rebel against the Romans? How was the Zionist movement established?
During the study we will read original texts and historical testimonies and we will try to look at the wonderful thing called the Jewish people from a wide view perspective.


EVERY TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:00 PM
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022 AT 2:00 PM


TO JOIN US ONLINE ON ZOOM AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:



Wednesday, January 19, 2022
6:30 PM
Written in the 12th century in Arabic by a faithful Jewish man, “The Guide for the Perplexed” is a work that explores the contradiction a very intelligent mind clearly saw between the tradition in which he was raised to believe and the growing philosophy of Arabian and Western culture. In Maimonides’ time, there was an emerging disparity between the Law and a new level of philosophical sophistication, which he attempts to bridge in this work, primarily through the use of metaphor, though also acknowledging this method’s limitations.
 
“The Guide for the Perplexed” follows the form of a three-volume letter to a student, which was quickly translated to Hebrew and spread throughout the known world and carefully read by Jews and non-Jewish philosophers alike well through the Middle Ages. This work was so successful in its organization and arguments that it has long been a classic of the Jewish religion and of the secular world of philosophy.
Join Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg on an exploration of this foundational text of
Jewish philosophy.
Wednesday evenings
online on ZOOM
January 19, 2022 at
6:30 pm



Thursday, January 20, 2022
Cooking with Lynn
2:00 PM on ZOOM


That's right .... She's Back ...
It is time for
Cooking With Lynn
ZOOM Virtual Cooking Class with
Lynn Kutner
Thursday, January 20, 2022
2:00 PM

THE PERFECT
PIE CRUST
A MESSAGE FROM LYNN

Let’s try something new and a little challenging. Pie Crust – one of the most difficult techniques in baking. This will be the best crust you have ever tasted, and it just takes a little attention to detail to master. During this class we will prepare the pie crust dough together. Then, you will
WATCH ME as I flute the dough and put it all together. I will share some recipes for quiche and for sweet potato pie.
To Download the list of ingredients and the recipes we will be using

To join the Zoom and
COOK ALONG WITH LYNN
on Thursday, January 20 at 2:00 PM
go to
or
Saturday Night
January 22, 2022
TRIVIA NIGHT IS RESCHEDULED FOR ONLINE ZOOM ON SATURDAY NIGHT,
JANUARY 22, 2022
FOLLOWING HAVDALAH.
WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.

The Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue

welcomes you to

MOVIE CLUB DISCUSSION
OF A FILM
YOU WATCH AT HOME.
The way it works is you watch a movie at home between today and the time the Movie Club meets, and then we get together to talk about the film. 
It is kind of like a Book Club for Movie Buffs.
Thursday, January 27, 2022
7:30 PM

our second film, also available on
amazon prime video,
is
"ZERO MOTIVATION"
A smash hit in Israel and winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Zero Motivation is a unique, sharply observed, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black, Talya Lavie's brilliant debut details the power struggles of three women with different agendas and very little to do. Pencil-pushers in the Human Resources Office, best friends Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) spend their time playing video games, singing pop songs, jousting with stationery and dreaming of Tel Aviv. The indolent twosome are watched over by their aspiring senior officer, Rama (Shani Klein), who dreams of a higher position and a significant military career, but with a platoon of unskilled, idle, female soldiers without any drive under her charge, her ambitions for promotion are constantly thwarted. With shifts of tone that go from slapstick to satiric to horrifying with fluid ease, and with a superb supporting cast of characters, Zero Motivation is destined to be one of the most talked about films of the year.
We will meet to discuss the movie on
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2022
7:30 PM
AT THE FOLLOWING ZOOM LINK:

While Rabbi Rosenberg is always available, at any time of day, to meet or talk with members of the community, he would like people to know that he is planning on the following office hours at the synagogue going forward:

Tuesdays, 12 noon - 2 pm
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 5 pm
Thursdays, 2 pm - 4 pm

Please call the synagogue office if you would like to meet him during these hours.
To pay your membership dues online:
Single Dues for June 2021 - May 2022 $1350.00 CLICK HERE
Family Dues for June 2021 - May 2022 $1950.00 CLICK HERE
To pay by mail, please mail your check to
Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue
11 East 11 Street
New York, NY 10003

Thank you.

TO READ A MESSAGE FROM CSFA PRESIDENT, BETH FARBER, ABOUT THE SYNAGOGUE, MEMBERSHIP AND DUES, PLEASE
THIS WEEK'S YAHRZEITS