Events & Programs

Shabbat Schmooze

All are welcome. Join us for wine, cheese and conversation.

Friday, January 18, 7:30 PM, Lobby




Kabbalah with Rabbi Z

"Gateway into Jewish Mysticism"

Have you ever wanted to know more about kabbalah (Jewish mysticism)? Through text and mindful practice, this daytime course explores the mystical connection with God and how ancient texts contain the key to sacred mystery of being. Discover how this ancient way of relating to the world is relevant for our modern, busy lives. Register Here>

Tuesday, January 22, 29, Feb 5 9:30 AM, Multipurpose Room



Social Action Justice Night Film Dolores

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, tirelessly fighting for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. 

Economic Justice for Farmworkers: An Evening of Learning and Action, led by B'nai Jeshurun Economic Justice Hevra. Film screening of Dolores, Q&A, and take action. RSVP to Nissa Fine, [email protected].

Thursday, January 24, 7:00 PM, Beit T'filah (Old Sanctuary)

Adult Game Night

Adults of all ages area invited to play - singles - couples - come one, come all! Bring your own game (A few examples are Chinese Checkers, Boggle, Scrabble, Playing Cards, LCR, UNO, Apples to Apples, Backgammon, Balderdash).  We will provide snacks, soft drinks, beer, wine, and hot apple cider (spiked if you like).  Win prizes! Contact Maggie with questions at [email protected]. $10 per person. Sponsored by Baby Boomers and Sisterhood. RSVP here by Wednesday, January 23.

Saturday, January 26, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Multipurpose Room


Canasta Lessons with Judy Umansky

Gain a basic understanding of the fundamentals. $190 for series of 6 lessons.The proceeds support Sisterhood of The Community Synagogue. Register Here>

 Monday, January 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 7:30 PM–10:00 PM, Congregational Hall

Just Moms-Support Group at the ECC

A program for new moms with babies newborn to 12 months. Meet for one hour with other moms and share common parenting concerns. Children are welcome. No fee. To participate please call Sue Freire at [email protected] or call 516-441-0841, Facilitated by Stacey Kaufman, Psychologist and Amy Kates, LSW.

Tuesday, January 29, 9:15 AM

Big Sonia: Film Screening

A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG Sonia also offers a laugh-out-loud funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.

Register Here> No fee and open to everyone! Donations are gratefully accepted and go to support future Social Action Commmittee initiatives.

Thursday, January 31, 7:30 PM, Multipurpose Room




Blood Drive

Do a mitzvah, please donate and save a life. Contact Phil Roman to make an appointment or for more information, 917-880-8590 or email [email protected]. Walk-ins are welcome, bring a friend. Sponsored by Brotherhood

Sunday, February 3, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Congregational Hall

Family Fun Day

Patsy the Clown, Live DJ, Dancing, Pizza, Cotton Candy, Raffles and more. Register Here>

Sunday, February 10, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Congregational Hall, Main Lobby and Multipurpose Room



Dessert Reception - UJA-Federation of New York

Honoring our members Alyssa & Jack Hattem with Guest Speaker Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief of The Forward. More information here>

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 PM



Chaverim Yiddish Class

This free class is for anyone who wants to learn Yiddish or who knows the language and wants to brush up. Past activities include reading "Winnie the Pooh" and watching Yiddish movies. 

Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29, 10:30 AM, Library


Mah Jongg and Canasta Club

Mondays, 12:30 - 2:30 PM Register Here>





Chaverim Chair Yoga

This continuous class is led by Beth Lipset, certified yoga instructor.  

Fridays, 9:45 AM, January 11, 18, 25 Multipurpose Room

Year in Preview Calendar 2018-19

Click here to download a pdf of the Year in Preview calendar, courtesy of  Hayley Foster, VP of Membership and Bari Ziegel, New Member Concierge, for a glimpse at our some of our future programs and services. To request a mailed hard copy, please contact Hayley at [email protected]. To get more involved at The Community Synagogue, please contact Hayley Foster, 917-498-5411 or Bari Ziegel, 516-816-1082 or [email protected]As our programming times and dates often change, please refer to our weekly emails or the website for more information.