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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?

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!

 

Legal Implications of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Thursday, October 30 | 8:00PM
Sarah Weiss-Ma’udi, Director of the International Law Department of the Foreign Ministry of Israel will be visiting PSJC after a day at the UN and speaking about this important topic.

Back to School Night

Wednesday, October 29 | 7:15PM
Hebrew School Parents are invited to join the Hebrew School Committee, Rabbi Carie, Aileen, and the PSJC Hebrew School Faculty for a night of learning and shmoozing. We’ll highlight upcoming school events, talk about volunteer opportunities, and have a lively text study about Respect, Behavior, and Jewish Education. Plus it is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher! Wine, cheese, and other nosherei provided.

Lev Tahor – What’s a nice Jewish girl doing in a place like this?

Friday, November 7 | 6:30PM 
Services followed by a potluck dinner and speaker Rabbi Sara Zacharia

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. Please sign up for the potluck dinner so we have an idea of what will be at the dinner.

Rabbi Sara Zacharia: What’s a nice Jewish girl doing in a place like this? The Jews having been telling and retelling their stories for generations. Each of us has a story. Rabbi Zacharia’s is a story from ultra-orthodoxy to becoming a Conservative rabbi and beyond. This talk will explore how the Jewish tradition provides a framework for storytelling and why perhaps in the 21st century there are so many people writing memoirs….more.

 

Book Discussion

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Saturday, November 8 | 1:00PM

Join David Cooper and others for a discussion of The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker, a novel of history, magic and religion set in the tenements of old New York City.

Mention PSJC at Community Books on 7th Avenue in Park Slope for a 10% discount.  If you plan to purchase the book on Amazon, visit www.psjc.org first and click on the Amazon link to make sure PSJC gets a portion of your purchase price.

Guess Who’s Coming for Shabbas?

Dinner

Friday, November 14 | Dinner time TBD by hosts
After 2 successful “Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas” dinners earlier this year, we will be holding our next dinner on Friday, November 14th. If you are unfamiliar with the program, this enjoyable community-building event works like a Shabbat dinner pyramid scheme!  Congregants will be hosting Shabbat dinners for other congregants in their homes (or lunch if that works better.) In subsequent months, those who were guests will be encouraged to host others. Each host will invite their own guests, and we encourage inviting people you may not know well.  Our goal is to have everyone in the community participate. All hosts and guests will share an aliyah the next morning at Shabbat services. So don’t be shy.  Let us know if you can host!  To sign up as a host or if you have any questions, please contact Bella. Read our new guidelines here!!