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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?

Creating Art from the Book of Ruth

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Thursdays, April 24, May 8, May 22 | 7:00PM at PSJC

Calling ARTISTS of all ages (From complete beginners to professionals)! Whether you do art professionally, just dabble for fun, or have always wanted to explore your artistic side, this is the class for you! Join artists, Yuval Yitzhak (a shlicha with us from Israel this year) and Aura Shahaf Woelfle (a great local artist), to turn the story and imagery of The Book of Ruth into your own art piece.

The Book of Ruth is an amazing story of connection and commitment.  That is likely why it is read around Shavuot.  It is also uses amazing imagery to tell the story of Ruth, Naomi and Boaz.  We will look at this story of Ruth together with Rabbi Carter, and then, over the course of 3 sessions, each in our own way, we will capture the images of this powerful story read around Shavuot.

Whether you work with paper, pen, paint, clay, or glass.. 2-dimensions or 3, this is your opportunity to bring your take on the Book of Ruth to the world.  The pieces will be displayed at PSJC over Shavuot. There is a $45 materials fee for this 3-session class. Questions to rabbicarie@psjc.org.

Kabbalat Shabbat followed by Potluck dinner with Kevin Dwarka on Israel and the Environment

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Friday, April 25 | 6:30PM

After a rousing service with our cantor, Judy Ribnick, Kevin will return to PSJC to speak about the “Jerusalem Light Rail: Green Transit Across the Green Line.”

ATID Lunch

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Saturday, April 26 | 1:00PM

Join ATID for a dairy/vegetarian potluck Shabbat lunch at PSJC following morning services, then stay for a discussion on angles wtih Mika Ahuvia.

 

Advanced Talmud

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 Saturday, April 26 | 1:30PM

This class is an on-going self-study group appropriate for people who are proficient in Hebrew and have some prior experience in Gemara study. New students are welcome! Email arh@aronhalberstam.com for more information.

How Do You Talk to Angels? Answers from Rabbinic, Mystical, Liturgical, and Magical Sources

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Saturday, April 26 | 2:30PM

In this class, we will discuss different positions towards angels some opposed to giving attention to angles and others depict angels as ideal figures worthy of imitation, at times lingering high above in the heavens, sometimes alongside Jews when they pray, and sometimes even closely embracing them at home. We will discuss the survival of angels in the Jewish and monotheistic religious imagination. This event is sponsored by Atid but is open to all adults.

**Mika Ahuvia is a Ph.D. candidate in the department religion at Princeton University. Starting in fall of 2014, she will be assistant professor of Classical Judaism at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the recipient of the 2013-14 Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Jewish Studies. Her dissertation, “Israel Among the Angels,” analyzes conceptions of angels in rabbinic, liturgical, mystical, and magical sources from the 4th to 8th centuries CE.

PSJC Tzedakah Fair

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Sunday, April 27 | 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Join the PSJC Hebrew School and the Social Action Team in a celebration of Tzedakah and Justice.  Our Kitah Vav and Kitah Zayin students will share information and resources on organizations that are meaningful to them, and we’ll have hands on mitzvah projects for all ages.  Bring your spare change and dollar bills and come prepared to celebrate making the world a better place!

Aleinu – Committing to Keeping Memory Alive, Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Sunday, April 27 | 5:30PM at PSJC

Join your Jewish community to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Past, present and future combine in a brief service featuring reflections, prayer, music, and words from a survivor followed by a home study to honor the memory of a victim of the Shoah.  Sign-up for home study here.

PSJC Board Meeting

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Tuesday, April 29 | 7:00PM at PSJC

Celebrate Israel 66 | Israel Independence Day at PSJC

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Sunday, May 4 | 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Join us to taste the foods, see the sites, and hear the music of Israel, right here in Brooklyn. Then stay from noon till 6:00PM for our afternoon party, including dancing, live music, cinematheque, and cooking class. Contact Rabbi Carter for more details and to volunteer to help and visit Israel BKLYN for more information and a list of all the week’s events! Sign up to volunteer here!

Spring Annual Auction

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Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:00PM to Midnight
Auction begins at 8:50PM

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