CSAIR is

CSAIR is
a dynamic
Conservative
egalitarian Jewish
Community
founded upon the three traditional pillars of
Judaism (Torah, Avodah, and Gemilut
Chasadim). We provide a wide range of opportunities for Jewish learning and growth, prayer
and observance, acts of social responsibility, and
deeds of kindness and caring.
CSAIR OFFICE HOURS
Sun: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Mon-Thurs: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Shabbat & Holidays—CLOSED
JUDAICA SHOP HOURS
Sun: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACTS
RABBI BARRY DOV KATZ
[email protected]
CANTOR ELIZABETH STEVENS
[email protected]
RABBI EMERITUS
DR. SHLOMO BALTER
SYNAGOGUE PRESIDENT
CLIFF NERWEN, MD
[email protected]
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ERIC NUSSBAUM
[email protected]
DIRECTOR, EDUCATION AND JEWISH
FAMILY LIFE
MASON VOIT
[email protected]
RABBINIC INTERN
RONI TABICK
[email protected]
BOOKKEEPER
NANCI BRICKMAN
[email protected]
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
ZAHAVA (GAYLE) OZER
[email protected]
OFFICERS
ABBY PITKOWSKY, EXECUTIVE VP
[email protected]
MITCHELL POSILKIN, VP, BUILDING/
GROUNDS
[email protected]
STEVE MATTHEWS, VP, OPERATIONS
[email protected]
EPHRAIM EDELMAN, TREASURER
[email protected]
COMMUNITY
Riverdale Repertory Company presents "How To Succeed In Business
Without Really Trying," Riverdale Y, November 8 and 15 at 8:00 PM;
November 9 and 16 at 3:00 PM. Cast includes CSAIR members Gene
Berger, Sheryl Berger, Deborah Lupkin Gross, Philip Meranus and Sam
Yaggy. For tickets visit RiverdaleY.org
Schechter Westchester's Kindergarten Open House for 3-4 year olds
and their parents. Sunday, November 16, 10:00 AM. Tour the school’s 23acre campus. Brunch and giveaways for all!30 Dellwood Road, White Plains,
New York. RSVP to [email protected] Contact
Diana Schutt, (914) 948-3111 ext. 4370.
Tri-State Area Regional Jewish Day School, Yeshiva and Camp
Fair: Sunday, November 16, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Featuring over 60
schools, camps and Israel programs. Beth El Synagogue Center in New
Rochelle, NY. Enter to win a $1,000 scholarship to any of the participating
schools, camps and Israel programs. For more information go to
www.JewishFair.org or email [email protected] Free and open to all.
CSAIR member Sarah Stern's new poetry book, But Today is Different,
has just been released by Wipf and Stock publishers. All are welcome to a
book party on Wednesday, November 19, at 6:00 PM at Poets House, 10
River Terrace, New York, NY 10282.
Camp Ramah in the Berkshires 2014 Annual Fund Dinner: Sunday,
December 7, 4:30 PM, at the Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, NY.
Honoring Vivian Fried and Lee Podair, Drs. Ellen and Jay Steinberg and Alumni Leadership Award Recipients Mark Damsky and Ilana Kustanowitz. Information: www.ramahberkshires.org/dinner, 201-871-7262, or
[email protected]
Exploring Judaism class begins early November. A 24-session program for
those interested in learning more about Judaism as well as pursuing or thinking about conversion. Sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement. Contact Rabbi Carol Levithan, [email protected] or 212-280-6056.
The Hudson Community Project: Safe at Home provides older adults
with a comprehensive selection of services aimed at helping them maintain
independence and make living at home more comfortable and
secure. Contact: Sarah Leiner, 212-569-6200 x 233.
Enlightening the mind through study. Nourishing the soul through prayer. Creating a caring community.
VAYERA 5775
SHABBAT
Friday, November 7, 2014 (14 Cheshvan)
Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv, 4:28 PM
Afternoon/Shabbat Evening services.
Taub Room-Downstairs
Ruach Shabbat, 6:00 PM
A streamlined, family evening service followed by a
catered Shabbat dinner. Pre-paid reservations
required. Go to www.csair.org.
Taub Room-Downstairs
Saturday, November 8, 2014 (15 Cheshvan)
Shaharit, 9:00 AM
Morning service.
Torah reading begins on page 99 in the Etz Hayim.
Sanctuary-Upstairs
Minyan Kivinu, 9:00 AM
This egalitarian service concentrates on full traditional
liturgy incorporating spirited singing and minimal
interruptions to create a sense of intense focus on the
davvening. A 30 minute shiur (class) follows the
service.
Taub Room-Downstairs
CSAIR Kids
Innovative and exciting Shabbat experience for
children ages 0-7 and their families.
Supervised Play, 10:00-10:45 AM
Hebrew School Wing-Upstairs
Tot Tefilah (ages 0-5), 10:45-11:45 AM
Hebrew School Wing-Upstairs
Make A Minyan, Make A Difference!
Minyan Times-Mornings: M-F 7:00 AM,
Sundays 9:00 AM Legal Holidays 9:00 AM (New Year’s Day, Presidents Day,
Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and December 25),
Evenings: Sun.-Thurs. 7:30 PM
Tefillat Yeladim (grades K-2), 10:45-11:45AM
Board Room-Downstairs
Pickup Davenning (ages 6-10), 10:45 AM
Discover the meaning of the prayers, join in a
skit or chant from the Torah.
Beit Midrash-Downstairs
Jewish Immigration to Mexico in the
20th Century - Shabbat Lunch and Learn
has been CANCELLED
Hug Ivri, Following Services and Kiddush
CSAIR’s monthly Hebrew discussion group. Topic:
“Israel and the New Middle East Math.”
Board Room-Downstairs
Minha/Maariv, 4:28 PM
Afternoon/Evening Services.
Beit Midrash-Downstairs
THIS WEEK
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Zemirot-Songs for the Shabbat Table, 9:45 AM
Cantor Elizabeth Stevens teachs songs traditionally
sung around the Shabbat table. All texts provided in
Hebrew and transliteration. No previous Hebrew
reading necessary.
Sukkah Room-Upstairs
Kristallnacht, 7:00 PM
Talk by Marty Brounstein, author of Two Among the
Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, a true
interfaith story of the courage and compassion of a
Christian couple in the Netherlands who, despite much
risk and danger, saved the lives of over two dozen Jews
during the Holocaust and World War II. Free and open
to all.
475 West 250 Street, Bronx, NY 10471
Web: www.csair.org Email: [email protected]
Tel: 718-543-8400 Fax: 718-543-3110
Daveners: November 7-8: Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv-Cantor Stevens. Psukei D’zimra-Charlie Schulberg.
Shaharit–Cantor Stevens. Haftarah-Barbara Haimowitz. Ashrei-TBD. Musaf-Cantor Stevens.
Torah Reader: Cantor Stevens, Ira Haimowitz, Jerry Ostow, Ron Wegsman, David Cohen, Michael Stein.
Minha Torah Reader: Cantor Stevens.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Parsha Mondays, Following 7:30 PM Minyan
Speaker: Rabbinic Intern Roni Tabick. Listen to a
thoughtful 5-10 minute teaching about the Torah reading
for the coming weekend. Organized by Charlie Pripas.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
70 Faces of Torah, 10:30 AM
Each week we will look at the Torah reading for the
coming weekend. Free to CSAIR members. Nominal fee
for others. Sponsored by Sisterhood. Taught by CSAIR
Rabbi Barry Dov Katz (October-December 2014) and
guest scholars (January-May 2015).
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Doing a Drash: Short Sermon Writing 101,
7:45 PM
Learn the skill of asking questions about the Torah,
finding answers, and the basics of structuring and
delivering a short sermon. Taught by Rabbi Barry Dov
Katz. Next three sessions: Wednesdays, November 19,
December 3 and 17.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thursday Experience, 3:45 PM
This new pilot program is an innovative Jewish
education and enrichment after school experience that
offers meaningful opportunities to develop skills in areas
such as dance, visual art, physical fitness and modern
Hebrew language. For all 2nd–5th graders, public,
private and day school students. For more information:
www.csair.org or email [email protected]
Biblical Temptresses: Sacred or Scandalous?,
7:45 PM
There are stories in the Bible that tell of women
seducing men - sometimes the outcome is positive, and
sometimes disastrous. Through close readings and
modern scholarship, we will see what determines whether seduction is sacred or scandalous. Taught by Dr. Diane Sharon, Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning.
Next three sessions: Thursdays, November 20, December 4 and 11.
And Now a Word TO Our Sponsors!
You may already know that you can sponsor
Kiddush at CSAIR but did you know you can also
sponsor: flowers for the bima on Shabbat or
holidays, Lechu Neranena and Ruach Shabbat
dinners, one of our adult education programs, our
High Holiday Family Service tent, our weekend with
the Israeli scouts, our bus to the Celebrate Israel
Parade, membership for a family in need, Hebrew
School for a family with financial difficulties, or
tutoring for Hebrew school students with special
needs. Sponsorships help the synagogue by covering
some or all of the related expenses. Sponsors will
be recognized in the Shabbat bulletin, the Synagram,
and, when applicable, in printed event programs.
Interested? Contact Executive Director Eric
Nussbaum at [email protected] or
718-543-8400.
Upcoming Friday night service times and programs
NEXT SHABBAT
Friday, November 14, 2014
Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv, 4:21 PM
Afternoon/Shabbat Evening services.
Taub Room-Downstairs
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Shaharit, 9:00 AM
Morning service.
Sanctuary-Upstairs
Havurah, 9:15 AM
Lay-led minyan committed to spirited prayer in an
intimate atmosphere.
Taub Room-Downstairs
CSAIR Kids
Innovative and exciting Shabbat experience for
children ages 0-7 and their families.
Supervised Play, 10:00-10:45 AM
Hebrew School Wing-Upstairs
Shabbat Shelanu (ages 0-5), 10:45-11:45 AM
Hebrew School Wing-Upstairs
Tefillat Yeladim (grades K-2), 10:45-11:45 AM
Board Room-Downstairs
Club 613, 10:45 AM
Short Torah service for ages 8-10, followed by
“chugim” such as game shows, drama, and more.
Beit Midrash-Downstairs
Minha/Maariv, 4:21 PM
Afternoon/Evening Services.
Beit Midrash-Downstairs
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sisterhood Bazaar: Sunday, November 16, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Clothing must be clean and on hangers, or
folded in plastic bags. Only new linens, in original packaging, will be accepted. No men’s suits or trousers. All
appliances must be in working condition. Games, puzzles, and toys must be complete. All items should be brought
to the loading dock, between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 AM to Noon on
Friday. Please notify the office when leaving items. Volunteers needed for setup. Setup date: Saturday evening,
November 15, after Shabbat.
Sephardic Cooking - Festive Food Treasures: Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 PM. Stuffed Vegetables will
be the focus of this class. Taught by Judy Matthews. Accepting names for a waitlist. Call the office to register.
A Package From Home: Completed hats for IDF soldiers can be placed in the Sisterhood box in the office.
Deadline: End of December.
Book Discussion Group: Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn. Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has
invented an application that records everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visit as a
consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. But in Egypt’s post revolutionary chaos, Josie is
abducted—leaving Judith free to take over Josie’s life. The author intertwines Josie’s story with that of Solomon
Schechter’s search for the Cairo genizah and that of Moses Maimonides, the doctor and rationalist who sought to
reconcile faith and science. Free and open to all. Coordinated by Sharon Kern-Taub. Sunday, December 7,
10:30 AM. Pre-registration required. Call the CSAIR office.
Date
Service Time
Events
Mazel Tov To: Eric Nussbaum and Fredda Cohen on the marriage of their daughter Sarah to Daniel Katz.
Nov. 21
5:45 PM
Lechu Neranena, an intimate spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service. Come ready to
sing and welcome Shabbat, then stay for a catered Shabbat dinner. Pre-paid
reservations required for dinner. Go to: www.csair.org
Mazel Tov: Happy birthday to CSAIR President Cliff Nerwen.
Nov. 28
4:12 PM
Minha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv.
Dec. 5
4:10 PM
Or
6:00 PM
4:10 PM Minha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv.
6:00 PM Ruach Shabbat Family Evening Service with a story aimed at kids and a
streamlined service. A catered Shabbat dinner follows Ruach Shabbat service
(pre-paid reservations required for dinner). Go to www.csair.org
Condolences To: Lawrence Friedman on the death of his brother, Julian Friedman.
Refuah Shelayma: Erica Brodie, Madeline Huemann, Nathan Kane, Barry Dov Katz, Lillian Kormes, Millie
Magaliff, Harriet Milgrim, Henry Pollack, Denise Resnick, Bob Schwartz, Joan Spett, Martin Spett, Eleanor Squadron, Naomi Stein, Yetta Weitsman, and all those in need of healing.
We want to reach out! If a member of the congregation is sick or in need of a call or visit, please call Norma
Finkelstein, Bikur Holim Chair (718-543-8618 or [email protected]) or the shul. If you would like to
volunteer to make pre-Shabbat calls or visits to our homebound members call Norma.
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