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.
Rabbi Carter explains Shmita in her sermons over the holidays. Please take a moment to read these talks and about our Shmita Challenge!
Shabbat Shmoozeshabbatshmooze@psjc.org if you would like to host a Shabbat Shmooze Lunch. This month’s Shabbat Shmooze will be hosted by Ruth Kaufman. Ruth welcomes children (though she encourages children to bring their own toys!) and has no pets. Hosts’ addresses will be included on the Weekly Flyer handed out in shul on the day of the Shmoozes. Please mark your calendars for the next several Shabbat Shmooze dates on 11/15, 12/20 and 1/17.
Join the new knitting crew at PSJC! Knit, crochet, weave, kibbitz and nosh. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your own materials! Contact Marjorie with any questions.
Religious Pluralism in Israel with Mickey Gitzin
Saturday, October 25 | 7:00PM
Listen in and join the conversation about the need for religious pluralism in a democratic State of Israel . Tel Aviv City Councilmember and Executive Director of Israel Hofshit, Mickey Gitzin, will speak about his experiences a director of this grassroots organization that works to promote freedom of religion and Jewish pluralism in Israel – including issues around civil marriage, divorce and acceptance of conversion from all streams of Judaism.
Sponsored by PSJC, IsraelBKLYN, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, CBE and Union Temple of Brooklyn.
Family Photo Day
Sunday, October 26| 1:00PM – 5:00PM
PSJC member and professional photographer Matthew Septimus will take your photo in the sanctuary. To sign up go to http://vols.pt/TF5B7q to reserve your session. $150 for a complete set of photos on a CD Rom or $225 for the CD Rom and 3 professional prints. Questions? Contact Jackie LeBlanc or Ruth Steinberg:
Lev TahorFriday, 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.
Service Times at PSJC
Renew Your Membership Today!
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.
Check Out This Week’s Parashat and Haftarah!
Link to ShulCloud Here!
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.
Summer Newsletter is Here!
Hot off the press! Enjoy the latest installment of news at Park Slope Jewish Center.
Got announcements? Send them in by Monday 5 pm to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.