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  • Study Jewish history, text and traditions; explore arts and ideas; reflect on our lives, Israel, and the world we live in.
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Our Upcoming Events...


Pirke Avot Rabbi Gordon Tucker

Tue • May 11, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Rabbi Gordon Tucker, a distinguished scholar, gifted teacher, and inspiring spiritual leader, has joined JTS as Vice Chancellor for Religious Life and Engagement. He was one of the two learned commentators involved in creating a new and unique volume along with Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum.


Tenement Museum Tour

Thu • May 13, 2021 • 7:30 pm

Revisit the immigration experience of some of our ancestors, as we take a Virtual Tour via Zoom. Join us for a Tenement Museum Virtual Tour exploring the Rogarshevsky family, a Jewish American family from Lithuania who lived on 97 Orchard Street in the 1910s. A Tenement Museum Educator will virtually guide you through their home, and discuss how the family balanced their traditions with working outside the home at garment factories across the city.


Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Sun • May 16, 2021 • 8:00 pm

Join us after services as Rabbi Tobin and members of our congregation study Pirkei Avot - The Ethics of our Ancestors, late into the evening. We will learn from the recent Lev Shalem commentary, voiced by two superb commentators - Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum and Rabbi Gordon Tucker. Rabbi Tucker will have presented some highlights of this text on May 11th and on Shavuot night, we will enjoy the length and breadth of this remarkable text. Filled with advice and observations about leading a moral and an ethical Jewish life, Pirkei Avot will challenge and uplift us as we prepare to receive Torah from Mt. Sinai in the morning this Shavuot