Talking to Our Children About Death: What to Say and How to Say It

Sunday, February 3 @9:15am

Sponsored by the Shaaray Tefila Caring Committee with Plaza Jewish Community Chapel
Join Rabbi Mosbacher, child psychologist Dr. Michael Garfinkle, and Stephanie Garry, Chief Administrative Officer of Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, as they offer talking points and strategies to help you feel more confident and comfortable in talking to your child about death.

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How We Might Act Powerfully on Issues of Mental Health: Stories, Strategies

Thursday, January 24 @7:00pm

Join Rabbi Mosbacher, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Aruna Khilanani, and criminal defense lawyer (& TST member!) Hara Fischbein as together we share stories and strategize about how to be a support for those living with mental illness, and continue the conversation we began with NY Times best-selling author and mental health advocate Pete Early around how we might improve our criminal justice system.

Moral Resistance & Spiritual Authority: Living Dr. King’s Legacy

Sunday, January 20 @7:00pm

Join for a panel discussion featuring contributors to the new book from CCAR Press, Moral Resistance and Spiritual Authority. Rabbi Mosbacher, a contributor himself to this volume, will moderate and be joined by Rabbi Seth Limmer, Rabbi Stephanie Kolin, Rabbi Rachel Timoner, and Rabbi Joshua Stanton to explore interfaith partnerships and community organizing, LGBT liberation, and more.

Chanukah Pop-up Party for Tots



Sunday, December 2 @11:00am-12:30pm

Where: Neighborhood Playspace in the East 70's off York (Exact address provided upon RSVP)
Who: Families w/Children Age 3 & Younger
Come celebrate Chanukah and meet new friends at our pop-up party! Enjoy pizza, crafts, and music in a neighborhood playspace. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Getting-to-Know-You Dinners

Saturday, February 2 @6:00pm • Multiple Locations

$20/guest + bring a side dish, wine, or dessert
Join us for a special evening with your Temple Shaaray Tefila community! We'll begin at 6:00pm with Havdalah and cocktails at the Temple and continue our night together with dinners in congregants' homes.

Shaaray Tefila Social Club: Chanukah Cocktails & Conversation

Saturday, December 1 @7:00pm

For Members age 50-65 AND/OR with children age 17-30
Join The Shaaray Tefila Social Club to celebrate Chanukah with an evening of cocktails, conversation, and a potluck dinner. Connect with old friends, make some new friends, and show off your favorite latke or another holiday dish. Advanced registration is required as space is limited - event location provided upon registration.

Jewish Camp Info Session & Bagel Brunch

Sunday, November 4 @10:30am

For families with children grades K-5
It's never too early to start thinking about summer! Come grab a bagel and learn about Jewish summer camp opportunities like URJ overnight camps - including Eisner, Crane Lake, and Six Points Sci-Tech Academy - and Camp Pinebrook, a new Reform Jewish day camp in New Rochelle. Students are welcome to join their parents after Religious School concludes at 11:00am.

Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies is a nationwide program that aims to end childhood hunger one backpack at a time. 

Wednesdays @4:00pm

2018-19 Dates: 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 11/14, 11/20 (Tuesday), 12/5, 12/19, 1/2, 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/11 (Monday), 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 5/1, 5/22, 6/5, 6/19

Questions about this program? Contact Rabbi Sarah Reines »

Sanctuary Stitchers

Sundays @11:30am, Once-a-Month

All are welcome!2018-19 Dates: 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16, 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/7, 5/19
Combine your passion for knitting with your desire to help others. Sanctuary Stitchers meets monthly to knit blankets for Project Linus. Already an expert? Awesome! New to the knitting and crocheting world, we'll get you started. It's BYONeedles or crochet hooks (preferably size 7 or 8 needles or G or H crochet hooks), but we'll provide the yarn!

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

Tuesday, November 20 @7:00 pm

We come together for an evening of prayer, song, and connection, with our UES faith community neighbors to celebrate Thanksgiving at Shaaray Tefila. Led by a team of interfaith clergy including Shaaray Tefila’s own, this musical evening features Cantor Todd Kipnis and The Young People's Children’s Chorus of NYC as well as our Kol Rinnah, Shaaray School of Rock, and Shir Leadership choirs. Join us at the reception after the service to enjoy a slice of pie and cup of cider!


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