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GUEST SPEAKER & AUTHOR ABIGAIL POGREBIN & TU B’SHEVAT SEDER

Published on Jan 8, 2018

Saturday, January 27, services begin at 9:15 am Each SPS member family received a copy of My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, written by Abigail, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our devoted member Irving Sitnick. This is the second year Irv has sponsored a “Community Read” in memory of his beloved wife Read More

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CRASH COURSE IN JEWISH HISTORY

Published on Jan 7, 2018

PART TWO: MEDIEVAL JEWISH HISTORY Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 pm Dr. Benjamin Gampel, renowned scholar from the Jewish Theological Seminary will teach the second class of a  four session course on Jewish history. We will continue to explore important periods in Jewish history and how the culture and context were catalysts for Jewish growth, Read More

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KABBALAT SHABBAT MUSICAL SERVICE

Published on Jan 5, 2018

Friday, January 12, services begin at 6:15 pm Join Rabbi Rachel Ain and Cantor Dov Keren for our participatory musical service with cantorial soloist – and guitarist – David Frankel, pianist Gòn Halevi & percussionist David Silliman.

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Travel with SPS

Published on Dec 20, 2017

SPS Southern Civil Rights Journey, February 4-6, 2018 Join Rabbi Ain and members of the SPS community as we look at a period of Jewish and American History where the Jewish community was involved in the struggle for civil rights and how issues from those days remain relevant today. If you are interested in more Read More

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2018 PURIM SHPIEL CAST CALL

Published on Dec 7, 2017

Wednesday, December 13 at 6:15 pm Like to Sing? Dance? Mime? Talk? Juggle? Be with other great kids & adults & just have fun? We need you, so stop in at SPS – have a “slice” and find out what it’s all about. Call/email Harriet Janover 212.593.3300/ hjanover@spsnyc.org

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SHABBAT GUEST SPEAKER MARK HETFIELD, CEO of HIAS

Published on Dec 4, 2017

Saturday, December 9, Services begin at 9:15 am SHABBAT GUEST SPEAKER MARK HETFIELD, CEO of HIAS will discuss How Do Our Core Values of Being Jewish Align with the Challenges we are seeing in the World Today? HIAS works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, Read More

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Upcoming Young Professional Programs

Published on Dec 3, 2017

Giving Season: Sha-bappy Hour Friday, December 8 following SPS Shabbat services We encourage you to join us whenever you can at Friday night services but especially on December 8. Following services, there’ll be a cocktail reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, plus a special Holiday season program. As this is a Social Action-based evening, we Read More

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SPS BoCo (BOOMER’S COMMUNITY) JEWS ON THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL

Published on Nov 27, 2017

SPS BoCo (BOOMER’S COMMUNITY) JEWS ON THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL Tuesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm Mark your calendar for BOCO ‘s tour of the exhibit “Jews on the Chocolate Trail” at Temple Emanu-el. From a tin of Barton’s almond kisses to Seinfeld’s babka….learn the history of Jewish trade, manufacture and consumption of chocolate! Join us for Read More

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THREE WEDDINGS AND A STATEMENT

Published on Nov 20, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 11 am at Temple Emanu-El Rabbi Ain and other prominent rabbis representing Judaism’s different movements will join in matrimony three Israeli couples who are deprived of the right to marry at home because they are either gay, not considered Jews according to Israel’s chief rabbinate, or because they reject the rabbinate’s rigid Read More

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November/December 2017 Bulletin

Published on Nov 3, 2017

November/December 2017  Bulletin