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.
Purim is Coming!
It’s not too late to be a part of the Hebrew School fundraiser! You can still send “Mishloah Manot” to EVERYONE! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order!
AND, Invite family & friends here or out-of-state to shop on-line at www.misschocolate.com. Use PSJC’s school code: 700212 so that we can raise money for our Hebrew School!
Aging In Our Community: Ethical Wills
Sunday, March 9 | 4:00PM Aging In Our Community is a series of diverse experiences and responses to issues of aging. Explore this Medieval Jewish tradition and compose a testament of your own personal values. Explore the life-lessons you find most important and wish to pass on. No writing experience necessary! Led by author/ writing coach Cheryl Moch, LMSW and PSJC member Yehudit Moch. Please bring a pen + notebook. RSVP.
Jews with Sticks? Kvetch & Stitch!
Join the new knitting crew at PSJC! Everyone is welcome! Please bring your own needles and yarn! Contact Marjorie with any questions at Marjorie.Rothenberg@psjc.org.
Setting the Table – Sweet and Savory Hamentaschen
Friday, March 7 | 9:00 – 11:00AM at PSJC
Setting the Table is a cooking class series geared towards expectant parents and young families living in New York City. In the upcoming class, we will learn how to make hamentaschen for Purim! This interactive class will stimulate all your senses with delicious food, great conversations with other parents, new cooking skills, and musing on Jewish family food traditions. Classes focus on learning cooking techniques for simple, delicious, healthy meals for your growing family. Classes will be taught by Liz Traison, a Health Coach and Hazon Program Associate and childcare will be provided. For additional upcoming events or more information, click here.
Classes are free for PSJC members / For non-members, individual class $10 or $25 for all 3
Lev Tahor Kabbalat Shabbat followed by Poverty and Social Justice in Israel Discussion
Following a rousing Lev Tahor Kabbalat Shabbat service, join us for a vegetarian, dairy potluck dinner and a compelling conversation with Brownstone Brooklyn’s first community shlicha, Orly Dabush Nitzan, about issues of poverty in Israel. Sign up for the potluck HERE!
As a lawyer and a director of Neve Schechter and the chair of Shacharit-Creating Common Cause, Orly has been actively involved in social justice in Israel and works towards Israel engagement in our community at large. Dinner will begin at 7:30PM.
Latke Hamentaschen Debate
Friday, March 14, 7:30PMPrepare for Purim on Friday night with a lively Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30PM led by Judy Ribnick. Then, join us for our annual “Mock-Treif Banquet” (potluck/vegetarian) and the always stimulating and side splitting Latke Hamentaschen Debate!
Purim Festivities at PSJC
6:30PM PJ Purim (ages 0-5) Join Amy and Abe for stories, songs, and crafts for Purim, don’t forget your costume!
7:30PM Havdallah & Purim Trivia Join children of all ages for the wackiest havdallah you’ve ever seen! Answer questions about the Purim story for prizes and get the Purim party started!
7:30PM Megillah Reading
7:45PM Persian Prom (ages 5+) Join us as we crown our King and Queen, play some Shushan Party games, and dance the night away.
Sunday, March 16
10:00AM Megillah Reading
12:30PM PSJC Purim Carnival
Purim with ATID – PSJC’s 20′s and 30′s
Saturday night Megillah Reading
Saturday, March 15 | 7:30PM in PSJC Sanctuary
Start the happiness increasing process with PSJC at a raucous service and followed by a quick walk up the street to join up with other local havurot for a party that is sure to kick the happiness level into high gear.
Party and Purim Brunch at Mason and Mugg
Sunday, March 16 | 10:00AM in PSJC Sanctuary
Another raucous Megillah reading! Followed by a nice walk to Mason and Mug for a seasonal brunch. We will have the whole restaurant to ourselves. With all that space there will be plenty of opportunity to hang with friends old and new and share some great food and drinks. Cost: $10/person (includes buffet brunch and a drink). Registration for the brunch is required in advance. Register Here!
PSJC’s Chocolate Seder!Sunday, March 23 | 2:00PM Yes, you read that right, an ALL Chocolate Seder with members of the Kane Street USY along with the 7th and 8th graders! Just make sure to have lots of room in your stomach and make time to sugar-crash later! Cost: $4.
Spring Cooking with Ben
Monday, March 24 and Wednesday, April 2 | 7:30PM | Schnur-Holmes Residence
It’s almost spring which means its time for the second installment of our cooking class series, taught by rabbinic intern (and former chef!) Benjamin Resnick. This two session course will focus on the finer points of Pesach cooking, think Spanish tortillas, soufflés, and creme anglaise. If there is interest, we may also touch on some halakhic issues related to the Pesach kitchen. The class is held in the thoroughly spectacular Holmes-Schnur kitchen in nearby Windsor Terrace. And, yes, you will get to eat what you cook! The individual session is $30 members/$50 non-members. Price includes all ingredients and materials. Registration are required.
PSJC Israel Committee Presents – Israel Trip Interest Survey
PSJC and the Israel Committee are interested in organizing a trip to Israel in 2015-2016. We would like to know about your interests in such a trip and your ability to participate. Your feedback is needed so please take a few moments to complete this survey. (We ask that only one family member participates in the survey.) Thank you very much for participating! To complete the survey click here.
The Israel Committee Presents – Israeli Dancing
March 30 | 5:00 to 7:00PM
Dance Instruction: 5:00 to 6:00PM and Open Dance 6:00 to 7:00PM
Fees: General Public- $12/session, all 3 for $30 and PSJC Member- $10/session, all 3 for $25
All are welcome – beginners, experienced, kids, seniors and everyone in between. Bring friends and your requests!
*Rina Rinkewich Spielberg, M.F.A. will teach and lead us in dances from the classic oldies to some of the contemporary folk dances popular in Israel today. Rina is a dance teacher, choreographer, and P.S.J.C. member who has been Israeli dancing for much of her life.
PSJC Winter Newsletter has Arrived!
Learn What’s New at PSJC, Click Here for PSJC’s Winter Newsletter!
Service Times at PSJC
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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.
PSJC Membership Renewal
Renewing Members: Click here to download the 2013-2014 Membership Renewal Form. Returning Members who renew after August 31st incur a $40 late fee.
New Members: Click here to download the PSJC Membership Application and click here for the PSJC Membership and High Holiday Tickets Forms. These forms should be completed and returned to the PSJC Office as soon as possible.
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PSJC Tzedek Text Project
Join the conversation about Tzedek and Text at PSJC!
A new program designed to bring us together as a community of study and action. Each month we will share a new text on the year’s Tzedek theme, hunger, for you to discuss at your dinner table, at Kiddish, in classrooms, and even on the stoop! As a community we’ll then have opportunities to then put our study into action. Cheshvan 5774
PJ Library is Here!
Park Slope Jewish Center is thrilled to launch PJ LIBRARY. (PJ, as in pajamas), a program that provides families raising Jewish children with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music! Every month, families enrolled in PJ LIBRARY receive a high-quality, expert-selected and kid-tested (!) Jewish book or CD as a gift from the community.
PSJC is making 200 subscriptions available on a first-come, first-served basis to families connected to PSJC and living throughout Brooklyn. If you have children 6 months through 8 years old, we invite you to sign up today and join a growing global community of more than 200,000 PJ families throughout North America and Israel. Sign up your own family. Then, invite friends and neighbors to enroll and share in the PJ experience as well.
Signing up is simple–just click here. Fill out the form, and before you know it, you’ll be receiving free books and music! If you have any questions, contact Amy Deutsch, Associate Director of Children’s Programming: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the PJ Library, please click here.
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
PSJC Joins the Fight against Hunger
We’re continuing PSJC’s “Bring Your Can to Shul” Program. The plan: every time you enter the PSJC building, you bring a can or package of food, and we will arrange to have it delivered to local agencies (e.g. CAMBA, City Harvest, C.H.I.P.S). Non-perishables only, and no glass containers, please.
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.