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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.
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.

 

What's Doing?

Human Rights Shabbat: Speaker Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson: Is ‘Human Rights’ a Jewish Framework?

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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.

Shmita challenge

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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!

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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

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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

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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 variety@psjc.org so that we can “book” your performance or art for our show!