Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday) from Rabbi Ain

Chag Sameach! I loved seeing so many of you this past weekend as we came together for Yom Kippur. It was extraordinarily powerful for me to watch as people came up to the ark during Neilah. If you are interested in reading or listening to the sermons that I delivered on Kol Nidre evening and Yom Kippur Day, CLICK HERE.


 
If you didn’t get a chance to listen to SPS President, Shari Pochapin’s powerful appeal about the importance of our synagogue and the legacy that we each can build, CLICK HERE.

To contribute to our annual Yom Kippur appeal, please CLICK HERE and choose YOM KIPPUR APPEAL. Your gift helps us with all of our operating needs which allows us to provide for programs, services, classes, community building, and more. Every dollar makes a difference.


 
SUKKOT STARTS TONIGHT:
Evening Services at 6:15 pm
Thursday October 5, Services 9:15 am & 5:45 pm
Friday October 6, Morning Service 9:15 am
Evening Service 6:15 pm followed by
FAMILIES’ SHABBAT DINNER IN THE SUKKAH
Complimentary for families, Guests: $18 per adult, $10 per child 6-12
Reservations requested: call Lesley Goldenberg 212-593-3300 ext. 101 or lgoldenberg@spsnyc.org

TOT SUKKOTSunday October 8, 10:00 am
Dance, Sing, Eat and Decorate in our beautiful rooftop Sukkah! All families including parents, grandparents and friends are invited.

Complimentary Admission


MORNING MINYAN MONDAY AND TUESDAY7:45 AM for Chol Ha-Moed Services (Evening Minyan at 5:45 pm)


LILITH MAGAZINE LAUNCHTuesday October 10th5-6:30 pm
Join us in the Sutton Place Synagogue’s Sukkah to toast the new fall issue of Lilith magazineindependent, Jewish & frankly feminist–with its cover story on “The Paradoxes of Power, Female Edition.” Hot-off-the-press copies will be the party favors, and you’ll meet Lilith editors, writers, and readers. Admission is FREE to Lilith subscribers and Sutton Place Synagogue members.  Subscribe now and get in free: http://bit.ly/2kTdwaF.


YOUNG PROFESSIONAL’S SUKKAH IN THE HUTTuesday, October 10th7-9 pm

HOSHANAH RABBAHWednesday October 11, Service 7:30 am

SHEMINI ATZERET, Wednesday October 11, Service 5:45 pm
Thursday October 12, Service 9:15 am, Yizkor Service 11:15 am with Rinah Choir

SIMCHAT TORAH,
Thursday October 12, 5:45 pm
Dance with the Torah! Bring the whole family for this joyous event as we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah. Fun for all ages, tots – seniors
 
Friday October 13, 9:15 am
Gala fun-filled Torah Celebration of Leadership honoring Kallat Torah Gabrielle Alper and Hatan Bereshit Jeffrey Jacob. Kiddush Luncheon Follows

LOOKING FORWARD….
There are many classes, programs, and speakers coming up.
 
HERE ARE A FEW HIGHLIGHTS:

 


#SPSTALKS:
Wednesday October 18th 7 pm

In a thoughtful, facilitated manner, we invite members of SPS to join together to discuss issues that are near and dear to us but might place us in opposition to one another. The only way to learn and to grow is through listening.

“Challenging the BDS Movement: Celebrating the Existence of the Jewish State while engaging in thoughtful critique”
RSVP to Jeremy Reiss at Jeremy_reiss@msn.com so he can send you reading materials in advance.

 


SHABBAT SPEAKER ADAM KIRSCH:
Saturday, October 21, during shabbat morning services

Adam Kirsch will speak about his new book The People of the Books and introduce our themes of adult education and personal growth. His talk is the inaugural Jewish Book Council Event in the series of award-winning authors speaking at SPS during the 2017-2018 academic year.


THE BATTLE FOR ISRAEL’S SOUL: TOBIN/GOLDBERG DEBATE
Tuesday evening October 24 8 PM (Patron’s Dinner at 6:30 PM)
 
How is the turmoil in  President Trump-era Washington affecting Israel – and what’s the role of American Jews? How should American Jews navigate a political landscape that’s polarized between a right that could threaten American Jewish values and a left that’s increasingly anti-Israel?
 
Jonathan S. Tobin, opinion editor of JNS.org and contributor to National Review, the New York Post, Israel Hayom, Haaretz and the
Jewish Week, and J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large of the Forward news organization and former U.S. bureau chief of the Israeli news magazine The Jerusalem Report, will debate these and other critical issues.
 

This program appearance has been made possible by the generosity of Gary Kahn in memory of his beloved father, SPS member Stanley Kahn.


 Don’t forget to look at the 2017-2018 program guide.
If you weren’t here for Yom Kippur make sure to come by and get a copy!
 
Chag Sameach,
Rabbi Ain