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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