Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain

Shabbat Shalom! This week we read from Parashat Noah. In this Torah portion, God punishes the wicked in the world by causing a giant flood. God saves Noah and his family, who will repopulate the world. We are also introduced to Abram and his wife, Sarai.

Friday night services are at 6:15 pm and Saturday morning services are at 9:15 am.  Candle Lighting is at 5:49 pm.

  • During services, Adam Kirsch will speak about his new book The People of the Books. 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.
  • Additionally, the 7th grade b’nai mitzvah family session will take place following services.

Thank you for making the holiday so special this year. We want your feedback about your experience. Please fill out this brief survey by next Friday, October 27.


This coming Tuesday evening October 24th at 8 PM
(There is a Patron’s Dinner at 6:30 PM-To join the Patron’s Society with a minimum gift to the Yom Kippur Appeal of $1800 please CLICK HERE)
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 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.

Study Pirkei Avot, or Ethics of the Fathers – a compilation of rabbinic teachings dealing with ethical and moral living. We will be looking at specific teachings within this collection that deal with giving respect/showing kindness to ourselves, to others, and to God, and discuss the question “how can we apply these teachings to our lives today?”

BEGINNING THIS TUESDAY October 24October 31November 7November 14 at 4:30 pm (With JTS Rabbinical Student Daniel Novick) RSVP is helpful so that we can be prepared. Please call 212-593-3300 or email the office.

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Ain