SPS Southern Civil Rights Journey Feb 4-6, 2018!
Throughout this year we will be learning about key moments in Jewish history. One important time for us as American Jews was the role we played in the Civil Rights Movement. Join members of SPS as we travel to Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham as we recreate the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and discuss issues that are still relevant today. Click for itinerary highlights, cost, and travel information
. If you are interested in going, please let Rabbi Ain know
SPS December 2018 Multi-Generational Trip to Israel!
We are planning a trip to Israel for December 2018 (17 months away).This trip is great whether you have been to Israel already or not and will be guided by David Keren, an excellent guide who has lead an SPS trip in the past. We will explore the past, engage with the present, and dream about the future!
Highlights will include:
- Two days in Tel Aviv where we will learn about the founding of the state and visit with many different communities that live in Israel today
- An Off-Road Jeep tour competition in the Golan Heights as we understand geo-political issues of the day
- Meeting with an artist in Tzfat
- A Visit to a Chocolate Factory
- Tours of Jerusalem-both modern and ancient, with a special b’nai mitzvah ceremony in the Egalitarian section of the Kotel as well as time to explore the new shops and restaurants
- A tram ride to the top of Masada and wading in the depths of the Dead Sea
- Special shabbat services and dinner with lone soldiers (IDF soldiers who have made aliyah who are living in Israel without their family)
- An archaeological dig
- A New Year’s Eve dinner in Jerusalem!
We are having an information session on September 12 at 7 pm
at the home of SPS members Ross and Erica Levine. If you would like details about the location of the information session or about the trip itself please email me
WE LISTENED TO YOU…AND IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR!
Thank you for your feedback on the High Holiday survey we sent this spring. We were pleased how happy everyone is with all of our services but we are always aiming higher! Our services this year will include even more congregational singing and for the first time, we will offer a pre-school family service for children ages 3-6, not just a Tot service and the Youth programming.Please make sure to send back your membership information, your High Holiday seating requests, and the names for the book of remembrance. If you have any questions, please call the synagogue office at 212-593-3300
. Here is the special link
for the Young Professionals Service.