a dynamic
egalitarian Jewish
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.
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
Sun: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Class: Bread and Chocoloate. Indulge your carbohydrate cravings with
this two-part course. Bread—We'll do a full meal including multigrain
rustic flaxseed rolls, Spinach and feta gozleme (stuffed Turkish flatbreads),
and yeast pumpkin bread. Chocolate—We'll start with a chocolate babka
with Russian filling, then bake mini molten chocolate cakes oozing with
raspberry filling and, to top it off, chocolate and cocoa biscotti filled with
almonds and dried cherries. Wednesdays, February 11 and 25. Taught by
Judy Matthews. Cost: $80 per person for materials for both classes.
Limited to 12 people. Pre-registration required. Call the CSAIR office.
“Dreaming Still,” a talk given by CSAIR member Dr. Jonathan Schorsch,
Sunday, January 18, 10:00 AM, Unitarian Society of Ridgewood,
113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ. For more information: 201-444-6225.
Financial Aid Available for Summer Camp Programs: Families
who are interested in sending their children to Jewish camp but may have
shied away because of financial obstacles, should contact
What eligible family wouldn't want 40-60% off their first (and sometimes
second) summer at one of over 75 of the best overnight camps!
Vote for Delegates to the World Zionist Congress. The 37th
World Zionist Congress will meet in Jerusalem next October. Delegates
will determine the annual allocations to Jewish organizations by the Jewish
Agency. The Conservative movement will be represented by Mercaz,
which advocates in Israel for religious pluralism, environmental awareness
and a negotiated two-state solution and brings about financial benefits in
excess of $2 million annually to Conservative/Masorti institutions in Israel
and around the world. Help ensure that Mercaz has a strong delegation by
voting in the elections for delegates in a few weeks. You must first join
Mercaz USA. Go to /membership.html or fill out
the Mercaz membership application available in the shul lobby to ensure
your eligibility to vote when ballots become available on January 13.
Jewish Spousal Loss Group: Share the journey of loss while gaining
strength from others and drawing solace from Jewish spiritual texts. The
group will meet for eight sessions at the Beatman Center from 5:00-6:30
PM starting Monday February 23. For information contact Anna Kirshblum
LCSW at 718-601-9714 or [email protected] Registration required.
Do You Know the Code? The CSAIR Thursday Experience is looking
for a dynamic instructor to teaching coding/app design to 2nd – 5th
graders on Thursday afternoons starting in late February. Contact Mason
or more information at [email protected]
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
Enlightening the mind through study. Nourishing the soul through prayer. Creating a caring community.
Rosh Hodesh Shevat yihiyeh b’yom rivi’i
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Rosh Hodesh Shevat Wednesday, January 21
Kiddush sponsored by Judith and Pablo Weinsteiner
in honor of Eitan’s bar mitzvah.
Friday, January 16, 2015 (26Tevet)
Lechu Neranena, 5:45 PM
An intimate spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service. Come
ready to sing and welcome Shabbat and say goodbye
to Rabbi Katz and his family as they get ready to leave
for six months in Israel. Please Note: Tonight’s dinner
is sold out.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 (26 Tevet)
Shaharit, 9:00 AM
Morning service.
Torah reading begins on page 351 in the Etz Hayim.
Bar Mitzvah of Eitan Weinsteiner, son of Judith and
Pablo Weinsteiner.
Havurah, 9:15 AM
Lay-led minyan committed to spirited prayer in an
intimate atmosphere.
Taub Room-Downstairs
Text Wrestlers 11:00 AM
Adult learners are invited to join an inquiry into the
week’s Torah portion with Diane M. Sharon, Ph.D.
Sukkah Room-Upstairs
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
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
Minha/Maariv, 4:35 PM
Afternoon/Evening Services.
Beit Midrash-Downstairs
Intimate Voices, 8:00 PM
Second concert of the season. World-class chamber
music here at CSAIR. Music for violin, viola and cello
by Schubert, Eisler and Beethoven. Tasting of artisanal
kosher cheeses provided by TheCheeseGuy. Wine and
refreshments included in ticket price. Doors open at
7:30 PM.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
No Hebrew School. The office is closed.
Intimate Voices Family Program, 2:00-3:00 PM
FREE. Informal, interactive exploration of selections of
great music live and close-up with musicians who love
working with kids. Designed for ages 5 and up, this
lively program will also be enjoyed by younger children
who especially love music, and by adults. Supported in
part by the Bronx Council on the Arts. More info at:
475 West 250 Street, Bronx, NY 10471
Web: Email: [email protected]
Tel: 718-543-8400 Fax: 718-543-3110
Daveners: January 16-17: Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv-Rabbi Josh Cahan. Psukei D’zimra-Eitan Weinsteiner.
Shaharit–Cantor Stevens. Haftarah-Rabbi Rafi Cohen. Ashrei-Mikael Weinsteiner. Musaf-Cantor Stevens.
Torah Readers: Eitan Weinsteiner, Cantor Stevens, Gabriel Pachter, Phil Alcabes, Jerry Ostow.
Minha Torah Reader: Barbara Haimowitz.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Parsha Mondays, Following 7:30 PM Minyan
Speaker: Eric Fisher. Listen to a thoughtful 5-10 minute
teaching about the Torah reading for the coming
weekend. Organized by Charlie Pripas.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Shaharit, 9:00 AM
Morning service.
Contemplative Service, 9:00 AM
A Shabbat morning service that includes poetry, chanting, silence, chevruta conversations, and contemplative
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Torah study. Optional meditation "sit" from 9:45-10:00
70 Faces of Torah, 10:30 AM
AM; service from 10:00 AM-Noon. [Note: Latecomers
Each week we will look at the Torah reading for the
coming weekend. Free to CSAIR members. Nominal fee will be welcome at the discretion of the shaliach tzibur.]
for others. Sponsored by Sisterhood (but open to men Sukkah Room-Upstairs
and women!) Taught by guest speakers. This week:
Innovative and exciting Shabbat experience for
Diane M. Sharon, Ph.D.
children ages 0-7 and their families.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Shabbat Shelanu, 10:00-10:45 AM
Satan, Samael and Demons - Jewish Mythology,
Taub Room-Downstairs
7:45 PM
The office is closed.
Jewish folklore is full of stories of demonic and devilish
beings. Why do these evil figures appear in our tradition
at all? What can we learn from them today? Texts
provided with English translations. Taught by Roni
Tabick, CSAIR Rabbinic Intern. Free and open to all.
Final session: Wednesday, January 28.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv, 4:43 PM
Afternoon/Shabbat Evening services.
Tot Tefilah (ages 0-5), 10:45-11:45 AM
Taub Room-Downstairs
Tefillat Yeladim (grades K-2), 10:45-11:45AM
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, 4:43 PM
Afternoon/Evening Services.
Beit Midrash-Downstairs
Upcoming Friday night service times and programs
Service Time
Jan. 30
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 (prepaid
reservations required for dinner—go to to sign up). Note: This
will be the only service this evening.
Feb. 6
Feb. 13
5:45 PM
5:09 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: Note: This will be the only
service this evening.
Minha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv.
Sisterhood Shabbat: Saturday, January 31. Join us as members of CSAIR’s Sisterhood lead various parts of the
Shabbat morning service. D’var Torah will be given by Bernice Balter.
The 8th Annual Men's Club Rock and Roll Party: Saturday, January 31 at 7:30 PM—here in CSAIR's social hall.
Don’t miss the triumphant return of the high energy, good-time rock and folk music band, The Traveling Jewburys,
featuring CSAIR members: Arthur Levy, Bill Yaggy, Craig Robins, David Whyne, Dave LaDue, Ron Minkoff, and
Kerry Elgarten. Two special guest performers will be CSAIR’S own Deborah Lupkin Gross and Cantor Elizabeth
Stevens! $15 is all you need to enjoy the show ($12 if you pay in advance)! See our flyers in the shul lobby, website
at, or email us at [email protected] for more details. See you at the show!
Tevye the Dairyman: Millions know and love Tevye, but relatively few know about Tevye's creator, the great
Yiddish and Hebrew writer Sholem Aleichem or the classic novel, Tevye the Dairyman, that inspired the Broadway
musical. Wendy Zierler of Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion will provide an introduction to
Sholem Aleichem, focusing on the novel and its signature style, how it encapsulated so many of the major cultural
and social changes that overtook Jewish life in Russia and American at the turn of the century. Monday, February 2,
7:45 PM. Free and open to all.
Children with Special Needs and the Jewish Community: This forum will examine current trends in how
Jewish communities engage and integrate families with children who have special needs into synagogue life, Jewish
education, Jewish summer camp, and more. We will discuss available resources as well as gaps in services that need
to be addressed. With Howard Blas, Tikvah Program, Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, and Dr. Yoni Schwab, The
Shefa School. Thursday, February 5, 7:45 PM. Free and open to all. Sponsored by the CSAIR Men’s Club.
Israeli Issues Through Israeli Lenses: Second of a 3-part course, Sunday, February 8, 2:00 PM. “The Holocaust
Survivor and the New Jews.” A look, through the study of Israeli cinema, at some of the critical social issues that
have formed the shape of Israeli society. Free and open to all. Next session: Sunday, March 15.
Hava Nagila (The Movie): More than just a kitschy song, Hava Nagila encapsulates the Jewish journey over the
past 150 years revealing the power of one song to express and sustain identity, transmit lessons across generations
and bridge cultural divides. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard
Nimoy, Regina Spektor and more, Hava Nagila (The Movie) follows the song from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to
the kibbutzim of Palestine to suburban America. Sunday, February 15, 2:00 PM. Sponsored by CSAIR Sisterhood.
Mazel Tov To: Judith and Pablo Weinsteiner on Eitan’s Bar Mitzvah.
Mazel Tov To: Claudia Setzer and Michael Greenwald on the birth of a grandson. Parents are Claudia’s daughter,
Leora Visotzky, and son-in-law, David Daily.
Condolences To: David Breitbart on the death of his brother, Steven Mark Breitbart. Shiva will be observed at
the home of David Breitbart, 555 Kappock Street, Apt. 1C, after Shabbat. Shiva ends Sunday morning.
Condolences To: Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn, rabbi at Congregation Tehillah, on the death of her mother, Herta
Shriner. The funeral was Wednesday. The remainder of shiva will be observed at the Shriner-Cahn home, 3299
Cambridge Avenue, Apt. 8A, Riverdale, NY 10463 through Monday evening.
Refuah Shelayma: Madeline Huemann, Nathan Kane, Lillian Kormes, Millie Magaliff, Harriet Milgrim, Joan Spett,
Martin Spett, Eleanor Squadron, Naomi Stein, Morris Weintraub, 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.