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Saturday
Apr 29

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, April 29

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Monday
May 1

Yom Ha`atzmaut Lecture

Monday, May 1, 7:00PM

Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver a special lecture in honor of Israel Independence Day featuring Israeli-themed refreshments.

Wednesday
May 3

Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean

Photographs by Wyatt Gallery

Wednesday, May 3, 7:00PM

Photographer, Wyatt Gallery’s newly released book Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean: The Legacy of Judaism in the New World highlights the history of the first Jewish communities in the New World, including Congregation Shearith Israel. Hear the author discuss the book and have your copy signed at this special event.

Friday
May 5

An American History Shabbaton in Washington, DC and Monticello Led by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Learn History. Celebrate History. MAKE History.

Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7
Saturday
May 6

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, May 6

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Wednesday
May 10

Public Tour of the Synagogue

Wednesday, May 10, 11:00AM

Individuals and groups are welcome to attend a free, guided tour led by a member of our clergy or a trained docent.

Saturday
May 13

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, May 13

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Wednesday
May 17

Film Screening: Carvalho's Journey

Followed by a Talk-Back Session with Filmmaker, Steve Rivo, Featured Historian, Arlene Hirschfelder, Moderated by Sexton, Z. Edinger

Wednesday, May 17, 7:00PM

Screened in the 2016 NY Jewish Film Festival to critical acclaim, Carvalho’s Journey tells the amazing story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897), an observant Sephardic Jew of Portuguese descent. Born in Charleston, SC, Carvalho later moved to Philadelphia, as well as New York City (and is buried in our cemetery). The film chronicles his life as a groundbreaking adventurer, portrait painter, and photographer.

 

Saturday
May 20

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, May 20

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Sunday
May 21

Annual Pre-Memorial Day Service: Honoring Veterans of the Revolution and Members of the Armed Forces

Held at the Chatham Square Cemetery

Sunday, May 21, 10:30AM

Honor members who participated in the Revolutionary War with a ceremony and Color Guard. 

Wednesday
May 24

Fleet Week Pre-Memorial Day Program

An Achdut in Action Program | Held at The Jewish Center, 131 West 86th St.

Wednesday, May 24, 7:00PM
Saturday
May 27

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, May 27

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
May 30

Shabuot Public Lecture

Delivered by Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, May 30, 11:00PM

Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver another intriguing lecture at what has become a prime Shabuot learning destination on the Upper West Side. After the talk, guests are encouraged to enjoy some cheesecake!

Wednesday
May 31

Girls' Book of Ruth Reading

Wednesday, May 31, 11:30AM

On the First Day of Shabuot, the girls of the synagogue chant the Book of Ruth for the congregation in the Main Sanctuary after Musaf. 

Saturday
Jun 3

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, June 3

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Wednesday
Jun 7
Saturday
Jun 10

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, June 10

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Wednesday
Jun 14

Public Tour of the Synagogue

Wednesday, June 14, 11:00AM

Individuals and groups are welcome to attend a free, guided tour led by a member of our clergy or a trained docent.

Saturday
Jun 17

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, June 17

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Jun 17

Graduation Kiddush and Scroll of Honor

Saturday, June 17, 11:30AM

Let’s spread the good news and celebrate the success and accomplishments of all our graduates from pre-school to PhDs! Ensure your graduate is listed on our scroll of honor and even if you cannot attend, consider co-sponsoring our graduation kiddush.

Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.

1895
First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

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