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Friday
Dec 14

From Recife to New York: A Shabbat Dinner With Today’s Conversos of Brazil

Led by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Friday, December 14

Descendants of Brazil’s Conversos will be coming to us all the way from their home in Recife, Brazil (365 years after Shearith Israel’s original founders!) to share their stories of reconnecting with their Jewish roots.

Saturday
Dec 15

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, December 15

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.

 

Saturday
Dec 15

Parent-Child Learning & Pizza

For Elementary School Age Children & Their Parents or Grandparents

Saturday, December 15, 6:30PM

This new initiative gives parents (or grandparents) the opportunity to study Torah with their children together with Shearith Israel's clergy. 

Sunday
Dec 16

Saadiah Gaon's Book of Beliefs and Opinions

Rabbi Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, December 16, 8:45AM

Every Sunday at 8:45 am. The Book of Beliefs and Opinions (completed 933 CE) was the first systematic presentation and philosophic foundation of the dogmas of Judaism.

 

Sunday
Dec 16

Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua

taught by Rabbi David Silber

Sunday, December 16, 10:00AM

This class by Drisha Founder and Dean and Covenant Award educator Rabbi David Silber will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective.

Sunday
Dec 16

REMEMBERING BAGHDAD--Between the Tigris and the Hudson: Celebrating Iraqi Jewish Heritage at Shearith Israel

Featuring a special interview with Mr. Ezra Zilkha, and a panel discussion with Carole Basri, David Dangoor, and David Lavipour.

Sunday, December 16, 7:00PM

Hear first-hand accounts of life in Baghdad from Jews who lived through it and about how this ancient community still survives in Israel and America today.

Tuesday
Dec 18

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women | Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, December 18, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

Saturday
Dec 22

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, December 22

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.

 

Sunday
Dec 23

Saadiah Gaon's Book of Beliefs and Opinions

Rabbi Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, December 23, 8:45AM

Every Sunday at 8:45 am. The Book of Beliefs and Opinions (completed 933 CE) was the first systematic presentation and philosophic foundation of the dogmas of Judaism.

 

Sunday
Dec 23

Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua

taught by Rabbi David Silber

Sunday, December 23, 10:00AM

This class by Drisha Founder and Dean and Covenant Award educator Rabbi David Silber will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective.

Sunday
Dec 23

Mitzvot Workshop with Zachary Edinger

for CSI Youth and PTTS

Sunday, December 23, 10:00AM

On select Sundays, our shamash, Zachary Edinger, will lead our students & youth in an interactive and educational tefilah class.

Tuesday
Dec 25

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women | Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, December 25, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

Saturday
Dec 29

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, December 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.

 

Sunday
Dec 30

Saadiah Gaon's Book of Beliefs and Opinions

Rabbi Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, December 30, 8:45AM

Every Sunday at 8:45 am. The Book of Beliefs and Opinions (completed 933 CE) was the first systematic presentation and philosophic foundation of the dogmas of Judaism.

 

Sunday
Dec 30

Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua

taught by Rabbi David Silber

Sunday, December 30, 10:00AM

This class by Drisha Founder and Dean and Covenant Award educator Rabbi David Silber will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective.

Monday
Dec 31

Winter Coat Drive

A Shearith Israel League and Caring Connection Initiative

Monday, December 31

Donate gently used coats for men, women, and children, to keep those in need warm this winter season.

Tuesday
Jan 1

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women | Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, January 1, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

Saturday
Jan 5

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, January 5

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.

 

Sunday
Jan 6

Saadiah Gaon's Book of Beliefs and Opinions

Rabbi Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, January 6, 8:45AM

Every Sunday at 8:45 am. The Book of Beliefs and Opinions (completed 933 CE) was the first systematic presentation and philosophic foundation of the dogmas of Judaism.

 

Sunday
Jan 6

Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua

taught by Rabbi David Silber

Sunday, January 6, 10:00AM

This class by Drisha Founder and Dean and Covenant Award educator Rabbi David Silber will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective.

The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.

1730
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. 

1730