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.
Creating Art from the Book of Ruth
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 email@example.com.
Kabbalat Shabbat followed by Potluck dinner with Kevin Dwarka on Israel and the Environment
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.”
Join ATID for a dairy/vegetarian potluck Shabbat lunch at PSJC following morning services, then stay for a discussion on angles wtih Mika Ahuvia.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How Do You Talk to Angels? Answers from Rabbinic, Mystical, Liturgical, and Magical Sources
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
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
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.
Celebrate Israel 66 | Israel Independence Day at PSJC
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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Second Annual Spring Auction – Spring Fling!
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PSJC Winter Newsletter has Arrived!
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Service Times at PSJC
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.
Got announcements? Send them in by Monday 5 pm to the office at email@example.com.
PJ Library is Here!
PJ Library (PJ, as in pajamas!) is at PSJC! This program provides families with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music! Families enrolled in PJ LIBRARY receive a high-quality, expert-selected and kid-tested (!) Jewish book or CD every month!
PSJC is making 200 subscriptions available on a first-come, first-served basis to families connected to PSJC and living throughout Brooklyn. This program is for children 6 months through 8 years old – Sign Up Here! Have questions? Contact Amy Deutsch, Associate Director of Children’s Programming at firstname.lastname@example.org. And, learn more about PJ Library here!
PSJC Volunteers at Masbia
Hunger knows no season; neither does PSJC’s social action committee. If you have time (3 or 4 times a year) and the oomph to volunteer at a local kosher soup kitchen, contact email@example.com.
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
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.