A Rabbi and a Priest Study the Gospels

Starting on Thursday, November 7, 12 pm and continuing weekly through January 16.
with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and the Reverend Matthew Wright

Sacred Listening with Blaze Ardman

Starting on Thursday, November 7, 10am and continuing weekly through January 16
Appointment not needed; just come for a completely confidential, 20-minute listening engagement.

Concert: Alhambra Sephardic Music Ensemble

Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alhambra will bring their exciting arrangements of Judeo-Spanish wedding music, love songs, and instrumental dances.

CONCERT & DANCE PARTY

Saturday, December 14, 7:30pm
POPS & THE WEASELS With Tom "Pops" Colello and Nathan Brenowitz

Be Involved

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Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • December 6, 2019  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Kid-Friendly Intergenerational Shabbat Service

    Join Rabbi Jonathan and Student Rabbi Miriam at 5pm for our “kid-friendly” intergenerational Shabbat service. We are revising our previous “Tot Shabbat” format, and instead leading a service that will appeal to old and young alike. Then join us for our monthly First Friday Shabbat Dairy/Vegetarian Potluck Dinner from 6-7:30pm. We light candles and welcome Shabbat around our communal dinner table. Bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to share. All are welcome!

  • December 6, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    "First Friday" Shabbat Dinner

    Join Rabbi Jonathan and Student Rabbi Miriam at 5pm for our “kid-friendly” intergenerational Shabbat service. We are revising our previous “Tot Shabbat” format, and instead leading a service that will appeal to old and young alike. Then join us for our monthly First Friday Shabbat Dairy/Vegetarian Potluck Dinner from 6-7:30pm. We light candles and welcome Shabbat around our communal dinner table. Bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to share. All are welcome!

  • December 7, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Shabbat Service
  • December 7, 2019  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Lunch and Learn "All of Us: Creating a Completely Welcoming Community"

    In this installment of our very meaningful series, we will hear from members who come from Sephardic and Mizrachi backgrounds. The vast majority of American Jews are of Ashkenazi descent, their ancestors having come here from Eastern and Central Europe. As such, we often assume that being Jewish means gefilte fish, bagels and Yiddish sayings. But there are many other venerable Jewish cultures from around the world, including the Mediterranean (Sephardi, generally) and the Middle East (a whole variety of cultures that sometimes get labeled Mizrachi, meaning "Eastern").

    This month we will have the pleasure of hearing from some of our own members whose families are of Sephardic and Mizrachi origin, and as a special treat we will enjoy many of their favorite delicacies at our shared lunch.

    Join us for any or all of the day's activities: Services at 10am, lunch at noon, and our panel from 1-2:30pm.

    If you want to prepare a Sephardic or Mizrachi dish to share at the lunch, please do!

    We thank the Men's Group for organizing this series.

  • December 9, 2019  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Club Mah Jongg
  • December 10, 2019  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Family School
  • December 11, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning

  • December 11, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Concert: Alhambra Sephardic Music Ensemble

    Alhambra
    Sephardic Music Ensemble

    Date: December 11, 2019

    Time: 7pm

    Alhambra will bring their exciting arrangements of Judeo-Spanish wedding music, love songs, and instrumental dances. Featuring: Jenny Luna - voice, percussion; Adam Good - oud; Rami ElAasser - percussion; Marandi Hostetter - violin

    Suggested donation: $10 (but any amount appreciated - Join us!)

  • December 12, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sacred Listening and Grief Witnessing
    Library or Sanctuary
  • December 12, 2019  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Adult Education Series: "A Rabbi and a Priest Study the Gospels Together" with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Reverend Matthew Wright

    Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and the Reverend Matthew Wright continue and deepen our exploration of the intersections between Judaism and Christianity. In this class series we will study the Christian Gospels of the New Testament in their original context: Judaism of the 1st century C.E. We will compare and contrast the teachings of Jesus to contemporaneous teachings of the Rabbis, and we will explore the accounts of Jesus life as a complex midrash on classic Jewish sources.

    Our course will extend over 9 sessions in November, December and January. Suggested donation: $75 for the series for members of WJC and St. Gregory's, $150 General; $10 per class for members of WJC and St. Gregory's, $20 General. Scholarships readily available, contact the WJC office.

    Adult Learning

  • December 12, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Men's Group
    Back double cloassroom

    Coming at 4pm need kitchen

  • December 13, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Friday Evening Shabbat Service Roberta Schiff speaks on Judaism and Veganism

    Roberta Schiff is the coordinator of Hudson Valley Vegans which combines social action/social events. She is also on the advisory committee of Jewishveg.org. Roberta presents at vegfests, conferences and community events including an annual presentation at Vegan Summerfest in Pennsylvania called "What the Bible Has to Say About Being Vegan." 

    Roberta will speak during our service. Please plan to stay afterwards for a delicious all-vegan oneg prepared by Hudson Valley Vegans!

  • December 14, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Shabbat Service Family Day
  • December 14, 2019  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    B'nai Mitzvah Class
  • December 14, 2019  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Chanukah Concert & Dance Party

    Pops & the Weasels with Tom "Pops" Colello and Nathan Brenowitz.

  • December 15, 2019  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    SPECIAL BRUNCH Tefirah Lev Shalem chapter of The Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework
  • December 16, 2019  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Club Mah Jongg
  • December 17, 2019  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Family School
  • December 17, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Breathing, Awareness and Joy
  • December 18, 2019  10:15 am - 11:30 am
    Chane's Yiddish Vinkl with Noami Halpern at Golden Hill
    Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 99 Golden Hill Dr, Kingston, NY 12401, USA

    Adult learning

  • December 19, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sacred Listening and Grief Witnessing
    Library or Sanctuary
  • December 19, 2019  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Adult Education Series: "A Rabbi and a Priest Study the Gospels Together" with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Reverend Matthew Wright

    Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and the Reverend Matthew Wright continue and deepen our exploration of the intersections between Judaism and Christianity. In this class series we will study the Christian Gospels of the New Testament in their original context: Judaism of the 1st century C.E. We will compare and contrast the teachings of Jesus to contemporaneous teachings of the Rabbis, and we will explore the accounts of Jesus life as a complex midrash on classic Jewish sources.

    Our course will extend over 9 sessions in November, December and January. Suggested donation: $75 for the series for members of WJC and St. Gregory's, $150 General; $10 per class for members of WJC and St. Gregory's, $20 General. Scholarships readily available, contact the WJC office.

    Adult Learning

  • December 19, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Board of Directors Meeting


 

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