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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.

 

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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.

High Holy Days Service Schedule

Yes, the High Holy Days are late this year, or are they early? Could they be on time? What ever you feel they are, here is our service schedule! Looking forward to seeing you and so many others in shul really soon.

Learn High Holidays Melodies with Cantor Ribnick

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. Take some time to refresh yourself before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur or use them to reflect on these great Days of Awe.

Lev Tahor

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Friday, September 19 | 6:30PM | Lower Sanctuary
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. Please let us know what you plan to bring to the potluck. Next Lev Tahor, November 7 with speaker Rabbi Sara Zacharia.

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.

Israel Committee Presents: Monthly Israeli Dancing with Rina*

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September 21 | 5:00 to 7:00PM

Dance Instruction |5:00 to 6:00PM
Open Dance | 6:00 to 7:00PM
Fees: General Public- $12 and PSJC Member- $10/session
All are welcome – beginners, experienced, kids, seniors and everyone in between. Bring friends and your requests!

*Rina Rinkewich Spielberg, M.F.A. will teach and lead us in dances from the classic oldies to some of the contemporary folk dances popular in Israel today. Rina is a dance teacher, choreographer, and PSJC member who has been Israeli dancing for much of her life.

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.

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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People’s Climate March

Sunday, September 21 | 11:00AM | W. 58th St. (between 8th & 9th Avenues, NY, NY) or meet at PSJC at 10:00AM

Please join PSJC and other Brownstone Brooklyn congregations, as part of the Jewish Climate Change contingent, in a major international People’s Climate March in Manhattan — timed to coincide with a special UN summit on climate issues. Meet in the PSJC tent at 10:00AM Sunday, to take the F and A trains together. If you plan to join us, please e-mail or call Fran Hawthorne by 8 AM Sunday (franhawthorne@yahoo.com  or 718.499.6389). Or you can join the Jewish groups gathering on W. 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in Manhattan (enter from 9th Avenue). We are scheduled to march at 12:30 but the organizers urge us to be early. Bring food, sunscreen, no stocks or big backpacks. More details are also available at the People’s Climate March Website: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/.