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SAGE: An Evening with Actress and Voice-Over Star Corinne Orr

Thursday, October 18 @6:30pm

For Members Ages 65+
Join us for an evening with actress and voice-over star Corinne Orr to kick-off SAGE's 2018-19 program year. Having given her voice to characters in over 1000 commercials and over 200 animated movies and series, hear about her start and exciting adventures in show business and what it means to her to entertain so many with her voice.

Gastronauts: An Exploration of Jewish Cuisine w/Women Cook

Tuesday, October 23 @6:30pm

$54/person - dinner included
Join us for a cooking workshop led by Israeli women's culinary collective, Women Cook. This ethnically diverse group of women will share their vibrant traditions through food, music, and dress, presenting a colorful mosaic of the Jewish people. We'll hear their stories, learn their cooking techniques, and enjoy their cuisine!

Making Torah Live in Our Lives w/Rabbi Mosbacher

Tuesday, 10/16 & 1/22 and Wednesday, 4/17 @6:30pm

Midrash is an interpretive technique used to read between the lines of our sacred texts, extracting relevant meaning. Together, we'll discover how these ancient stories still speak to our modern lives and look at some of our tradition's most famous midrashim (and even take a stab at writing our own!).

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Shabbat Chanukah

Friday, December 7 @5:45pm

Our community joins together to bless and light the Chanukah candles and welcome Shabbat!

5:45pm • Conrgegational Candle Lighting
6:15pm • Erev Shabbat Service

Getting-to-Know-You Dinners

Saturday, November 3 @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! $20/guest – please bring a side dish, wine, or dessert.

SOLD OUT: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Sunday, October 14 @6:00pm • 36 Battery Pl

$70/TicketOnly 14 tickets available - get your's today!
Experience Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (with English and Russian supertitles), the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman (z"l), adds new depth and dimension to this most well-known and beloved Jewish musical about a community's struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. Join us for the performance and a talk-back.

Shaaray Tefila Social Club: Music Trivia Night

Tuesday, September 25, 7:00pm

Registration Deadeline: Friday, September 21
Enjoy a mediterranean dinner with a side of 70's and 80's music trivia in our rooftop Sukkah at the launch event for our new affinity group, Shaaray Tefila Social Club! It's BYO wine and beer, so make sure to grab a bottle or six-pack of your favorite on the way. This event will take place rain or shine! Should we experience rain, dinner and trivia will be held indoors.

Please Note: Due to rain, this event will be held indoors in our Davis Sukkah.

Sharing Israel's Story through Original Sources & Talking to Teens about Israel

Tuesday, October 9, 7:30pm

Do you feel unprepared or uninformed when talking about Israel? Led by Richard Walter, Vice President of Curriculum and Outreach at the Center for Israel Education, we’ll explore strategies and nuanced approaches for understanding Israel‘s complexity through original sources from CIE to help you thoughtfully engage.

Short Stories by Jewish Authors: A Low Commitment Book Group (7pm)

Wednesdays, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5 @8:00am or 7:00pm

Enjoy reading and discussing fiction but don't have the time to commit to a long-term book group? Join Rabbi Reines for any or all three sessions to sample works of award-winning authors who represent the depth and breadth of Jewish contemporary literature. Influenced by unique and varied Jewish experiences, we'll take an in-depth look at the universal messages in their writing.

Short Stories by Jewish Authors: A Low Commitment Book Group (8am)

Wednesdays, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5 @8:00am or 7:00pm

Enjoy reading and discussing fiction but don't have the time to commit to a long-term book group? Join Rabbi Reines for any or all three sessions to sample works of award-winning authors who represent the depth and breadth of Jewish contemporary literature. Influenced by unique and varied Jewish experiences, we'll take an in-depth look at the universal messages in their writing.

Shabbat is a Gift: Will we accept it? w/Rabbi Mosbacher

8-Session Course Beginning Wednesday, September 26 @8:00am

Course Dates: 9/26, 10/31, 11/28, 12/19, 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/17
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the great Jewish scholars of the 20th century, composed a masterpiece book called The Sabbath, in which he outlined his idea that Shabbat is a "cathedral in time." Join Rabbi Mosbacher in exploring Heschel's ideas and how they can transform our lives. Course cost of $40 includes a copy of The Sabbath.

A Taste of Israel: Conversation w/Michael Solomonov & Steve Cook

Tuesday, October 16, 7:00pm • Central Synagogue (55th & Lex)

A UJA-Federation of NY Event, co-sponsored by Temple Shaaray Tefila
As they launch their new cookbook, Israeli Soul, 2017 James Beard Foundation "Outstanding Chef" Michael Solomonov and James Beard Award winning restaurateur Steve Cook join us for a savory conversation moderated by Rabbi Angela Buchdahl about their path to success, how they choose to give back, and, of course, how they landed on the perfect hummus recipe.

Lamma Lo (Why Not?): Sisterhoods Coming Together!

Wednesday, September 26, 11:00am • Temple Emanu-El (1 E 65th St)

A Nashim Event, Temple Shaaray Tefila's Women's Group
Celebrate Sukkot with our sisters from around the city. Hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary of Congregation Emanu-El, we’ll hear from Curator Warren Klein about the Bernard Museum of Judaica's current exhibit Home Lens on Israel. Lunch will be served, followed by a tour of their beautiful, historic Main Sanctuary.

Gaza Border Crisis: The Trauma, The Damage, The Needs

Thursday, August 30, 8:00am • Park East Synagogue (164 East 68th Street)

Recommended by the Israel Engagement Committee
Join the Jewish National Fund (JNF)to meet a mother, a young pioneer, and a farmer - residents of Gaza border
communities - who will share their personal stories of living under attack.
Hear about the needs in their communities and the practical and emotional
challenges their families face on the ground, with special remarks from

Sandwich Saturday (On Sunday)

Make bag lunches to help City Harvest feed hungry New Yorkers. Each Sandwich Saturday volunteer is asked to bring three loaves of sliced whole wheat or multigrain bread and 18 pieces of fruit (no bananas please).

Saturday Dates (3:00-4:00pm, w/Havdalah to Follow): 9/15, 11/10, 12/15, 2/2, 4/13
Sunday Dates (11:00am-1:00pm): 1/13, 3/10

Sandwich Saturday

Make bag lunches to help City Harvest feed hungry New Yorkers. Each Sandwich Saturday volunteer is asked to bring three loaves of sliced whole wheat or multigrain bread and 18 pieces of fruit (no bananas please).

Saturday Dates (3:00-4:00pm, w/Havdalah to Follow): 9/15, 11/10, 12/15, 2/2, 4/13
Sunday Dates (11:00am-1:00pm): 1/13, 3/10

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