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PSJC is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue community defined by our inclusive spirit and our range of opportunities for spiritual renewal, growth and participation.
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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.

A Sweet New Year: Send Honey to a Loved One

ORT honey order formOnce again this year we are offering our community the opportunity to purchase jars of honey to send to your friends and family for Rosh HaShanah 5775. This fundraiser is in it’s third year and has been a great success We want to continue to welcome in the New Year with this sweet treat. We have decided to use a new vendor and feel confident that this vendor, Honey From The Heart, will ship their quality honey in a timely manner. The whole ordering process is made easy through their website. The deadline for all orders is September 1, 2014.

Reading: Prayers for Jewish Women

Hours of Devotion

Saturday, September 6| 1:00PM | Kiddish Room
Join Rabbi Carter and David Cooper as we read selections appropriate for the upcoming Tishrei holidays from Hours of Devotion: Fanny Neuda’s Book of Prayers for Jewish Women translated and versified by Dinah Berland (pp. 76-115). Its title notwithstanding, these understated, direct and emotionally moving prayers are appropriate for all genders. More…

Learn High Holidays Melodies with Cantor Ribnick

Rosh Hashanah Melodies | Wednesday, September 10 | 6:45PM | Main Sanctuary
Yom Kippur Melodies | Wednesday, October 1 | 6:45PM | Main Sanctuary
Here’s the perfect chance to learn a few new melodies for the upcoming Yamim Nora’im with guidance from Cantor Judy Ribnick. Your participation will help teach the congregation this High Holy season. We will finish in time to participate in the Selichot-Piyutim session, do not worry. No Hebrew or musical ability/reading skills required, just a love of singing with others. Transliterated texts will be provided. If you can’t make it to these two sessions, you can find many of PSJC’s favorite High Holy day melodies on our website year-round. And join us for Kabbalat Shabbat services, potluck and “songs of the Days of Awe” on September 12th!  Take some time to refresh yourself before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur or use them to reflect on these great Days of Awe.

Kabbalat Shabbat, Potluck Dinner and Music of Yamim Nora’im with Judy Ribnick

Friday, September 12 | 6:30PM
Get a head start on Rosh Hashanah this year. Nothing gets one ready for High Holy Days more than a taste of the songs we will sing together. Join our cantor, Judy Ribnick, as she leads us through Kabbalat Shabbat services.  Following services and a delicious vegetarian, dairy, pareve Potluck Shabbat Dinner, Judy will share with us melodies of Rosh Hashanah old and new melodies that coincide with the Piyut program. Many of the High Holy Day melodies can be found here.

Selichot Across the Slope

Saturday, September 20 | 9:30PM
Once again, we will gather at PSJC with other neighborhood synagogues for havdalah and a Selichot service guided by many Park Slope rabbis and cantors followed by special musical guests Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson.

Piyutim for Selihot: Preparing the Soul for Yamim Nora’im

Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17 and October 1 | 8:00PM
September 3 and 17 | B’nai Jeshurun, 270 W89th Street, NY, NY
September 10 and October 1 | PSJC

For approximately 1,500 years, Sephardi Jews have gathered for the 40 days leading through Rosh Hashanah, and up to Yom Kippur, to sing and pray in community. This 4 part series will engage in the spiritual quest of the season using the ancient tunes bred and grown in the rich and complex environments of the Middle east and North Africa. The program will be led by Rabbi Haim Ovadia, Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel and is co-sponsored by B’nai Jeshurun and the Israel-Brooklyn Connection. This program is free and open to all. RSVP helpful, but not required.

Lev Tahor

Friday, September 19 | 6:30PM
Lev Tahor is a lay-led, group-singing Friday night service that blends the traditional liturgy, melodies old and new, and English-language readings and reflections. Following the service, we will have a potluck dinner and program.

Art and the Book of Kohelet

Thursdays, September 11, 18 and October 2
Drawing on the success of our other art programs, we will explore Jewish text, this time the Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes), and allow its words and imagery to inspire our own art.  Be it with paper, watercolor, pastels, or even glass, we invite artists of all ages and skill levels (even if you don’t call yourself an artist) to join us to learn the text and create a personal piece of art for Sukkot, under the expert guidance of Brooklyn artist Aura Shahaf-Woelfle and Rabbi Carie Carter.  Cost: $45, RSVP requested.

People’s Climate March

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It’s also time to renew our planet: Please join PSJC and other Brownstone Brooklyn congregations in a major international People’s Climate March in Manhattan, Sunday Sept. 21. We will be part of the Jewish Climate Change contingent in the march — timed to coincide with a special UN summit on climate issues — as we call for clean air and water, an economy that protects people and the planet, and faster action to prevent climate change. More details on time and meeting location will be available in coming weeks. (And please bring friends and family, regardless of religious affiliation!) For more information or to sign up, please contact Diane (Bunny) Buxbaum or 718 855 2399 or Fran Hawthorne or 718  499 6389.