We believe it is best to continue our current guidelines as updated below.


CSFA’s COVID-19 policy is as follows:


  •  If you test positive for Covid or are living with or are in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid, please do not attend services or synagogue activities for a period that includes at least one Shabbat.  Please stay home the required Shabbat and be tested with negative results before you return to the synagogue.


  • All CSFA members, visitors, and program attendees are required to be fully vaccinated, including with boosters if eligible.


  •  Masks are required for all indoor services and programming.


We recognize that many of us are feeling enormous fatigue around masking, while for others continued masking creates a stronger feeling of safety. We feel compelled to protect one another by maintaining our policy in this way, as we begin to navigate this next wave of COVID-19.


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Friday, November 18, 2022

6:00 PM


Shabbat Evening Services in the Sanctuary at

6:00 PM

Services will be led by Sam Swartz.

Please join us and help us make certain that we have a minyan.



Shabbat Candle lighting is at 4:17 PM

Friday, November 18 - Friday, November 25, 2022

24 Heshvan - 1 Kislev 5783

Parshat Chaye Sarah

This Shabbat morning we bless the new month of Kislev, which arrives during this coming week.

To read a commentary on this week's parsha from Bex Stern Rosenblatt from the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem,

CLICK HERE

To read a commentary on this week's haftarah from Vered Hollander - Goldfarb of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, please CLICK HERE

To read an aliyah by aliyah summary of this week's parsha, CLICK HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2022

9:00 AM.


Rachel Zohn Mincer will lead Pesukei D'Zimra and and Sam Swartz will lead Shacharit. Chava Grant, Chana Neumann, Les Taub, and Rachel Mincer will read Torah. Les Taub will chant the haftarah and Monica Sass will give a D'var Torah and lead Musaf.

Immediately following services there will be a kiddush.There is no kiddush sponsor this week. If you are interested in sponsoring kiddush in the coming weeks, please call the synagogue office at 212-929-6954, or email us at csfa11e11@aol.com


Saturday Night

November 19, 2022

5:30 PM

Havdalah


PLEASE NOTE

TIME OF

5:30pm. 


Shabbat ends at 5:25 PM


Join the members of the congregation as we gather online via Zoom to recite Havdalah and say goodbye to Shabbat.


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85899668980

or CLICK HERE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2022

MAH JONGG WILL MEET

THIS WEEK. CALL THE SYNAGOGUE OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.




Wednesday, November 23, 2022

SIGD

Sigd is an Ethiopian Jewish holiday celebrated on the 29th of Cheshvan, exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur.


The Ethiopian Jewish community lived in complete isolation from other Jewish communities for many centuries, until the mid-20th century when many Ethiopians were air-lifted to Israel. For this reason, the Ethiopian Jewish community, called the Beta Israel, developed many holidays and celebrations that do not exist in other Jewish communities.


The name “Sigd” means “prostration” in Ge’ez, an ancient Ethiopian liturgical language, but it is related to the word sged (same meaning) in Aramaic, one of the languages of the Talmud.


Sigd is about accepting the Torah and yearning for Israel and the Temple. It is thought to be the date on which God first revealed himself to Moses.

Traditionally, members of the Beta Israel community fast on Sigd, read from their scriptures (which are called the Octateuch, the five books of Moses plus JoshuaJudges and Ruth), recite psalms, and pray for the rebuilding of the Temple. It is also a time for renewing the Israelite covenant with God. The fast ends mid-day with a feast and dancing. For this reason, though it is connected to Yom Kippur, it shares many resonances with Shavuot.



Since 2008, Sigd has been recognized as a state holiday in Israel. In Israel today, it is celebrated for an entire month leading up to the 29th of Cheshvan, and it is an opportunity to raise Ethiopian Jewish visibility and educate Israeli Jews about Beta Israel customs.


Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving


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THIS WEEK'S YAHRZEITS

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Sunday, December 11 - 2:00 PM

Theater Party - "A Man of No Importance" with CSFA member,

Mare Winningham. See Below

WE ARE SOLD OUT OF THE TICKETS WE HAD RESERVED FOR THIS PERFORMANCE.


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING US, PLEASE CALL THE SYNAGOGUE OFFICE AT 212-929-6954 AND WE WILL TRY TO SECURE ADDITIONAL TICKETS.

To Become a Family Member

CLICK HERE

To Become a Single Member

CLICK HERE

To Make Your Kol Nidre Gift

CLICK HERE