News

Dear Congregants and Friends,

We are pleased and proud to announce that the honoree for the 2017 ACI Journal is SKYEP (ACI's Hebrew School program).  In honoring SKYEP (Synagogue Kids and Youth Education Program), we will be recognizing and celebrating the several components of the Program, and its evolution and growth since its inception in 2009.

We will honor and celebrate: 

Purim Cast

Our Megillah reading & shpiel was a hilarious hit, and our carnival was spectacular! Relive the fun and enjoy the photos below: 

Why cook and prepare a 2nd night Seder at home? Relax and celebrate with friends at our spirited, songful Seder, including a full-course kosher-for-Passover catered dinner. 

Contact Elysa or email us for more information about how you can help. 

Due to the winter storm warning, our challah baking workshop will be held on Thursday, February 16, from 6:30-8:00PM. Please update your RSVP to luxenberg@yahoo.com.

The holiday of Tu BiShvat begins on Friday evening, Feb. 10.  This Jewish holiday celebrates the 'New Year of trees' and marks the start of Spring in the Land of Israel, with the earliest tree blossoms of the year! There it is celebrated with tree-planting and festivities.  

Check out our fun photos from the ACI Family Chanukah Party! 

Would you like to help enhance ACI's kiddush table on Shabbat mornings (when there is not a sponsored lunch or other special event scheduled)?   If you would like to occasionally donate and bring some bagels, some shmears, a nosh of this or that (kosher of course, and dairy or pareve) for the congregation to enjoy following services, please be in touch with Dayvin Sterling (email KiddushBrigade@astoriacenter.com)  who is organizing this new initiative.

A new Ba'alat Mitzvah Class for women who did not have a bat mitzvah as a youngster or who want to maturely deepen their relationship with mitzvah is tentatively being formed.  Students participate in a fascinating course of study with the Rabbi, meeting every other week for about an hour, following Shabbat services (there is "no homework"!).  Sessions continue until late Spring 2017, when there will be a "Ba'alat Mitzvahceremony" at Shabbat services for the 'graduates'. 

We're in the news! Read about the 90th anniversary here, and check out the interview with Ayelet Pear, curator of the 90th Exhibition, here.

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