Upcoming Events

For events in the next two weeks, see our home page.

Family Shabbat Dinner
Friday, April 24: 5:30 pm

Please join us for our last Shabbat Dinner of the season! Services begin at 5:30 PM followed by a delicious, Israel-themed dinner.

Kids' Game Day
Saturday, April 25:

All children are invited to join us after services for an informal game day. We will provide a wide variety of fun games, but feel free to bring your favorite shabbat-appropriate games from home! This event will not be staffed so parents are asked to be supervise their children during this time.

Building a Sustainable Israel: Lessons Learned Since Independence
Saturday, April 25: 1 pm

Urban planner and land use specialist Kevin Dwarka, Ph.D., offers an overview of contemporary environmental issues in Israel with an emphasis on land use, transportation, and housing development. In light of Israel Independence Day (this year on April 23), these issues will be explored through the prism of Israeli independence as the turning point in the country’s management of land, water, and transport. Dr. Dwarka’s talk is based largely on his professional involvement with the Israel Smart Growth Policy Project, an urban planning initiative sponsored by the Israel Union for Environmental Defense and funded by the New Israel Fund’s Social Justice Fellowship.

This event is sponsored by the David, Ursula, & Adina Michaeli Memorial Education Fund at Shaare Zedek, and co-presented with the New Israel Fund, Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, and Siach.

So that we can estimate attendance for both the lunch and speaker, please register separately for both lunch & Dr. Dwarka's talk by clicking the link below.

Lunch is free for SZ members and children 12 & under, and $15 for other adults.

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Special Yom Haatzmaut Program
Sunday, April 26

We have partnered with Solomon Schechter for a 2nd year to throw a special Yom Haatzmaut program. Lunch will available for purchase from 1-2 PM and our family-friendly program will run from 2-4 PM. Special thanks to the JCC and UJA-Federation of NY for a generous grant. ** This program will be held at the Solomon Schecther School of Manhattan (805 Columbus Avenue).

Shiur Hashavua (in Hebrew)
Saturday, May 2: 12:30 pm

Hebrew speakers are invited to participate in our monthly shiur on parashat hashavua, this week discussing Acharei Mot-Kedoshim. Hebrew proficiency is required, while text familiarity is not. Please RSVP to Roy Alcalay at royalcalay@gmail.com if you are able to come!

Shaare Zedek University - Katja Vehlow: Exploring Trans* Jewish Identities in our Midst
Saturday, May 9: 12:45 pm

Our final speaker this spring in the Shaare Zedek University series, which features members who are experts in their field, will be Katja Vehlow, PhD. Katja teaches Religious and Jewish Studies at the University of South Carolina. She will lead us in a discussion on what the growing visibility of gender non-conforming Jews in our communities means for us. Katja will examine some traditional texts as well as new prayers, and consider how we can make our community truly welcoming to all.