HaHodesh - Your Monthly Look Ahead

As we move into May, we enter Iyar with its opportunities both to celebrate and to mourn. Our first Shabbat of the month will be a First Friday Intergenerational Service, followed by Celebrate Israel the next morning in honor of Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha'Atzma'ut. The following week we will celebrate as Ezra Pactor becomes a Bar Mitzvah and we return to Saturday morning services in our own sanctuary! While construction continues, we will be BaMidbar— in the wilderness— as we appreciate the use of our space even while anticipating its full potential.  

HaHodesh printout (PDF)

PLEASE SEE THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR ZOOM LINKS FOR EVENTS THAT REQUIRE THEM

ROSH CHODESH IYAR/HAVDALAH SERVICE
MAY 1
7:00PM

SHIRAT HA YAM - SONG OF THE SEA
WITH ART SPAR

MON MAY 2 - 7:30PM
MON MAY 9 - 7:30PM

WISE AGING
LIVING WITH JOY, RESILIENCE AND SPIRIT - BY RACHEL COWAN AND DR LINDA THAI
A workshop providing a safe, nurturing environment in which we can explore strategies for coping with our various challenges and stressors; limited to 10 WES members. Facilitated by Judith Friedman and Barbara Gish Scult. 
WED MAY 4 - 10:00AM
WED MAY 11 - 10:00AM

VOICE OF A WOMAN WITH SUSAN SCHORR
Susan Schorr will explore “Voice of a Woman.” The voices of women were not silenced throughout Jewish history. They were shunted aside and ignored, but women still spoke and wrote. Join Susan Schorr in an exploration of centuries of prayers written by Jewish women. How did they treat the same subjects as male writers? What topics did they address that were ignored by men? What did a siddur written for use only by women look like?
THU MAY 5 - 7:30PM

INTERGENERATIONAL FIRST FRIDAY
FRI MAY 6 - 6:30PM

CELEBRATE ISRAEL SHABBAT
SAT MAY 7
DURING SERVICES

THE METAPHOR OF OUR LIVES
WITH SUSAN SCHORR

THU MAY 12 - 7:30PM
THU MAY 26- 7:30PM
THUR JUN 9- 7:30PM

EZRA PACTOR BECOMES A BAR MITZVAH
SAT MAY 14 DURING SERVICES

VALERIE TROYANSKY GUEST ARTIST DAY
SUN MAY 22 - 12:00PM

THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN ENGLAND, FRANCE & GERMANY
WITH IRWIN WALL

TUE MAY 17 - 7:30PM
WED MAY 25 - 7:30PM
MON JUN 13 - 7:30PM

TEEN ESCAPE ROOM FIELD TRIP
SUN MAY 29 - 4:00PM


RACIAL JUSTICE SALON [ON PAUSE]
We encourage you all to read this article by Rabbi Georgette on how to be engaged in racial justice work. We will discuss it and our plan of action at our next meeting.


RECURRING EVENTS

WEEKLY ON SHABBAT
6:30pm Friday: Kabbalat Shabbat Service
9:00am Saturday: Torah Study
10:00am: Shabbat Service
12:00pm: Minyan Study Group
1:30pm: HaMatmid
7:00pm Havdalah 1st and 3rd Saturday

WEEKLY/MONTHLY
9:30am Every Sunday Torah Study
12:00pm Every Wednesday: Nosh and Nourish
7:30pm First Thursday: Racial Justice Salon (Temporarily on pause)
7:30pm Third Monday, Middah on Mondays
7:30pm Torah on Tuesdays (2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month)
Chug Ivri Hebrew speaking group - dates tbd
Teen Program Dates vary

Contact

190 Amsterdam Avenue (at 69th Street)
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 579-0777
Fax: (212) 579-2669
Email: office [at] westendsynagogue.org
Affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, Reconstructing Judaism
 

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