PSJC is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue community defined by our inclusive spirit and our range of opportunities for spiritual renewal, growth and participation.
Come visit our beautiful, landmark synagogue at 1320 8th Avenue (the corner of 8th Avenue and 14th Street) in Brooklyn. Want to learn more? Join us for services or contact our office.
Human Rights Shabbat: Speaker Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson: Is ‘Human Rights’ a Jewish Framework?
Kabbalat Shabbat / Potluck Dinner
Friday, December 12 | 6:30PM
Join us at PSJC for Human Rights Shabbat. PSJC and Kolot Chayeinu will come together at PSJC for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service in honor of Human Rights Shabbat. Join Rabbis Carter and Lippmann and our cantors, Judy Ribnick and Lisa B. Segal for a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30pm, followed by a vegetarian, dairy, pareve, potluck dinner and a special speaker: Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson who will explore with us the question: Is “Human Rights” a Jewish Framework?”
Using Shabbat as a case study, we’ll look at a combination of Jewish and secular texts, both old and new, to explore this question. Brace yourself for a conversation that
embraces the creation of the world, the messianic era, and the high and low points of the 20thcentury. Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson is Director of Education at T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, which mobilizes a network of 1800 rabbis and cantors and their communities to bring a moral Jewish voice to protecting the human rights of all people in North America, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.
Rabbi Carter explains Shmita in her sermons over the holidays. Please take a moment to read these talks and about our Shmita Challenge!
Lev Tahor: January 2, 2015!
Start the (Secular) New Year Singing! Join Lev Tahor, the all-sung, lay-led Friday night service on January 2 at 6:30pm, followed by a pot-luck dinner and a conversation led by our near and dear Scholars in (Permanent) Residence, David Rosen and Angela Weisl. Please sign up for the potluck.
MLK Day of Service
Sunday, January 18 | 11:00AM
Join dozens of PSJC friends, neighbors and members at our Third Annual PSJC MLK Day of Service. Knit warm blanket-squares to donate to children in need; cook food for the community freezer; pack soup kits for the CHIPS soup kitchen; make PB sandwiches, gorp, snack kits and more. Elbow grease for shul projects welcome! 11a kickoff with bagel brunch; rsvp psjcMLKday@gmail.com for an hourly schedule of activities for all ages.
PSJC Festival of the Arts
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Attention all talented PSJC community members! Do you dance? Do you sing or play in a band? Are you a magician? A visual or performing artist of any kind? Then we want YOU to join the first-ever PSJC art and variety show to be held in March. We would love to showcase the talent in our community; WE INVITE performers and artists of all kinds. Whether your talent is widely known or currently carefully hidden, please contact email@example.com so that we can “book” your performance or art for our show!
Service Times at PSJC
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We look forward to another great year of meaningful prayer, exciting programming and new opportunities for members of all ages. Click here for more 2014/2015 Membership Information.
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Shop on Amazon and Support PSJC
Amazon.com has recently launched a new feature called Amazon Smile that will send a portion of any orders you make on Amazon back to the charity of your choice. So now all of the shopping you do on Amazon can benefit PSJC at the same time. In order for your purchases to benefit PSJC you must click on this link or visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/11-1969905.
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PJ Library is Here!
PJ Library (PJ, as in pajamas!) is at PSJC! This program provides families with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music! Families enrolled in PJ LIBRARY receive a high-quality, expert-selected and kid-tested (!) Jewish book or CD every month!
PSJC is making 200 subscriptions available on a first-come, first-served basis to families connected to PSJC and living throughout Brooklyn. This program is for children 6 months through 8 years old – Sign Up Here! Have questions? Contact Amy Deutsch, Associate Director of Children’s Programming at email@example.com. And, learn more about PJ Library here!
PSJC Volunteers at Masbia
Hunger knows no season; neither does PSJC’s social action committee. If you have time (3 or 4 times a year) and the oomph to volunteer at a local kosher soup kitchen, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Chance to Save a Life
A CHANCE TO SAVE A LIFE–PSJC MEMBER IN NEED OF KIDNEY TRANSPLANT (A member of our shul, Neil Jaffee, is in need of a kidney transplant. His greatest hope for a successful transplant is for him to receive this transplant from a living donor. To learn more about how you might be able to help Neil, click here.
Social Hall & Classroom Rentals @ PSJC
The beautiful, new Social Hall classrooms are complete and available for rentals on some evenings and weekends. Click here for details.
B’Yachad Nivneh – Together We Will Build
$860,000 raised | 161 member households participated (out of total 300) | Approximately 20% raised is from outside donors | Total Goal: $2.15M
Grow & Behold Foods– OU-Kosher Chicken Delivery
Grow and Behold Foods delivers their exclusive line of OU-Kosher, pasture raised poultry every 2 weeks in Brooklyn. Orders are due by 4:30pm on Sunday before the delivery day.