Hanacha K'Halacha Tefillin & Mezuzah Project
Before and after each Shacharis Minyan @ (3 Sofrim coming from New York)
February 5, Beth Israel, Miami Beach
February 6, Tower 41 Shul, Miami Beach
February 6, Mechina of South Florida
February 7, Miami Beach Community Kollel
February 8, Carriage Club North, Miami Beach
The Maccabeats! Back by Popular Demand at the Park East Day School
The Maccabeats! Back by Popular Demand at the Park East Day School.
Join us for our 4th Annual Super Bowl Concert Sponsored by the Park East Grandparents Circle!
Sunday Feb 5, 2017
Tailgate Lunch and Maccabeat Meet-and-Greet included with each ticket.
$20 in advance, $30 at the door.
Tickets on sale now at https://www.parkeastdayschool.org/maccabeats2017/
Questions or for VIP Sponsorships? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bris Avrohom Presents, “How to Be an Even More Loving Parent”
January, 201718:45 PM
Cong. Tomchei Torah
Defensive Driving Class in Brooklyn, NY
January, 20178:45 AM
Citi Field in Queens, NY
The OU Presents Torah in the City – Indoors at Citi Field
January, 20170:00 AM
Second Annual TEAM Shabbos Movement To Unite Hundreds of Shuls and Communities Nationwide
To have your community join or for more information about the National Association of the Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) and the TEAM Shabbos, please visit www.nasck.org or call 718-847-6280.
Second Annual TEAM Shabbos Movement To Unite Hundreds of Shuls and Communities Nationwide in an Effort to Increase Awareness Surrounding End-of-Life Decisions
On Shabbos Parshas Vayechi, January 14th, 2017, more than 300 shuls and communities in 136 cities nationwide will join the second annual Traditional End-of-life Awareness Movement (TEAM), a project of the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK). Following last year’s resounding success under the leadership of Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, this initiative will continue to help raise awareness throughout our community about the Torah’s perspective on end-of-life matters.
Beginning the preceding week and throughout the Shabbos, shuls around the country will be participating in the Team Shabbos movement in various ways. Rabbis will dedicate their sermons, lectures and Shul programs to generate the discussion. Many shuls will be utilizing their weekly program and shul material (i.e. newsletters, e-blasts) to focus on relevant topics, while some will collaborate with NASCK to coordinate a special event in their community to boost awareness. Some of the topics that will be addressed include the inherent sanctity of life, the importance of making proper medical decisions, choosing and helping others to choose traditional Jewish burial practices and writing wills in accordance with Halacha.
The Torah perspective on end-of-life is not easy to talk about. As such, many of these very important obligations and far-reaching matters are infrequently mentioned.
“Due to a lack of awareness about the inherent sanctity of every moment of life,” says Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, “many people make end-of-life medical decisions that are contrary to Torah values. The goal of TEAM Shabbos is to open the discussion about ‘Respecting Life - Here and Hereafter’ in a unified national movement to facilitate the necessary awareness about these issues.”
2015’s TEAM Shabbos movement was a national success with overwhelming positive feedback. “Many of the rabbonim that presented shiurim on end-of-life were surprised at the positive and accepting attitude that their communities responded with,” Rabbi Zohn explained. “The ‘It’s about time’ sentiment was an oft-repeated phrase this Shabbos.”
“The tzibbur welcomed the opportunity to learn about the importance of end-of-life directives and Halachic wills, as well as hear an overview of the Halachos of end-of-life situations and issues related to a bais hakvaros,” explained Rabbi Dovid Heber, Rav of K’hal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek in Baltimore, Maryland. “Thanks to the efforts of NASCK, these sensitive topics were addressed ‘l’maaseh uv’rov am’ in our shul, together with many other kehillos in our community and nationwide.”
Many Torah-observant people do not fully understand the modern-day practical applications of end-of-life concepts such as pikuach nefesh and mes mitzvah. These important concepts require us to make proper medical decisions and assist our less-observant friends, relatives, acquaintances and co-workers in choosing traditional Jewish burial practices.
In fact, a Rabbi from Maryland noted, “Given the level of knowledge of the people in my shul, I was very surprised how unfamiliar they were with the many important hashkafos and halachos that pertain to end-of-life. I’m so grateful to TEAM Shabbos and NASCK for giving me the push and the opportunity to speak about it.”
So, what’s the next step for NASCK and TEAM Shabbos?
“We will continue to keep the discussion open and to generate awareness surrounding the importance of the inherent sanctity of life and choosing traditional afterlife choices. We look forward to expanding the TEAM b’ezras Hashem next Parshas Vayechi,” says Rabbi Zohn. “We encourage communities to join NASCK’s many ongoing programs dedicated to support, inform, educate and inspire all those seeking information about traditional Jewish burial, including programs promoting Halachic living wills and EMES (Emergency Medical Education and Sign-up) cards.”
January, 20178:30 AM
Ramaz Middle School in the Gottesman Education Center 114 E. 85th Street, NYC
Professional Development Day for Music Educators from Jewish Day Schools
The Ramaz School introduces a
Professional Development Day (and Meet-and-Greet)
for Music Educators from Jewish Day Schools
featuring keynote lecture and workshop by Dr. Samuel Torjman Thomas entitled "Raising The Bar: Music Education and the Jewish Day School"
and breakout sessions on the following topics: Music and Movement, Technology in the Music Classroom, Professional Development at Carnegie Hall, Choral Techniques for the Middle and high School Singer, and Roundtable Discussion
Friday, January 13, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
at the Ramaz Middle School
in the Gottesman Education Center
114 East 85th Street, New York City
Coffee, snacks, and lunch will be served
For more information or to register, please contact Randi Wartelsky at WartelskyR@ramaz.org
MEET. SHARE. JOIN YOUR MUSIC COMMUNITY.
For more information, please contact: WartelskyR@ramaz.org
January, 201712:00 PM
Merkaz HaSimcha, Brooklyn, NY
Torah Connections Presents Asara B’Tevet Program
January, 201720:30 PM
The Woodmere Club: 99 Meadow Drive, Woodmere, NY
One Israel Fund Presents “Play 4 Israel” Game Night and Israeli Auction
January, 201719:00 PM
Mikvah Chana presents “The Mystery of Wearing a Wig” with renowned wig stylist Raizy Schwartz
Mikvah Chana presents "The Mystery of Wearing a Wig" with renowned wig stylist Raizy Schwartz on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 7 p.m. presentation at a private home in Livingston. To register please click this link:
and to schedule a personal appointment email: email@example.com
December, 201618:30 PM
Bnai Shalom: 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS/ LASER LIGHT SHOW
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS/ LASER LIGHT SHOW
The world renowned Wondergy Science Laser Performance takes your senses to a whole new level. Celebrate the festival of (laser) lights with an extraordinary show, showing the miracle of light. Suitable for ages 3-83. Science and fun have never been combined like this! Only $10 per person, can see more at http://wondergy.com/fol/
Location: Bnai Shalom
300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange
Date: Sunday, December 25th (2nd night of Hannukah)
For more information and to RSVP, please call 973-731-0160, x207 or Programs@BnaiShalom.net
December, 201620:00 PM
Stand Up NY – 236 West 78th Street, New York, NY 10024
HAHAHANUKKAH with the Carlebach Shul
Saturday Night December 24th (first night of Chanukah)
Stand Up NY – 236 West 78th Street, New York, NY 10024 @ 8:00PM
With comedians seen on Jay Leno, Conan, Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show, and Saturday Night Live!
Members: $10 in advance
Non-members $20 in advance
$25 at the door
Two Drink Minimum