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Shavuot @ KJ
Tuesday, May 30 - Thursday June 1
For the holiday service schedule click HERE.
Festive Communal Dairy Dinner
Tuesday @ 8:45 pm

The dinner takes place following 8:15 p.m. services at KJ. RSVP Here. Featuring Divrei Torah given by children of all ages. Please let Youth Director Aryana Ritholtz know that your children are interested by contacting her at


Shavuot: An Evening of Learning
Tuesday Night Starting @ 8:00 pm

Join the synagogues of the Upper East Side for a night of communal learning at 92Y! Rabbi Elie Weinstock will speak on 20th Century Orthodox Thinkers Who Shaped Judaism Today at 8:30 pmRabbis and Cantors from many of the congregations in our neighborhood will offer sessions that focus on our love of Torah and our dedication to soaking ourselves in its words and teachings. We'll reflect on the teachings in their own context, and how they can be relevant in our own lives. See here for details and to RSVP.   


Tikun Leyl Shavuot
Tuesday Night from 11:15 pm - 5:00 am
11:15 - Opening Class with Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz - The Balfour Declaration 100 Years Later: A Halachic Perspective.

11:45 - All-You-Can-Eat Sushi & Torah
with Teen Coordinator Dr. Steven Ritholtz. 
All teens in the community are invited to enjoy Sushi while participating in an interactive Tikun Leil Shavuot program. No need to RSVP. 

12:45 - Rabbi Elie Weinstock - Made in Israel: IDF Ethics, Land For Peace & Who is a Jew?

2:00 - Rabbi Daniel Kraus - History, Theology and Debate: Modern Prayers for Israel

3:00 - Dr. Steven Ritholtz - Why Aren't I Living in Israel ? A Survey of Different Perspectives

4:00 - Rabbi Elie Weinstock - Kabbalah or Kishuf? Mysticism or Magic?
Sunrise Services at 5:00 am

Shavuot Youth Programming
11:15 pm - Shavuot Trivia Challenge (Grades 3-5)
11:15 pm - Ask the Rabbi (Grades 6-8)
12:30 am - Ice Cream party for all kids
5:00 pm - Family Ice Cream Party with reading of the Ten Commandments
5:00 pm - Junior Chopped Competition. Find out who is the best junior chef in town!
For more information contact Youth Director Aryana Ritholtz at

Shavuot Soul Cycle with Rachel Kraus
Wednesday @ 5:00 pm

Women of the community are invited to a special edition of this popular series on the subject of #Revelation #Revealed: The Shavuot InstaStory.
(Send the men and children to the KJYD Ice Cream Party taking place at the same time!)

Keter Torah Awards
Thursday @ 9:00 am
We congratulate Sandra E. Rapoport and Sara Shemia upon receiving the Judith Kaufman Hurwich Keter Torah Award. You can read all about them by clicking here. Wish them "Mazal Tov!" in person at a dairy kiddush luncheon sponsored by the Congregation in their honor following services.

Torat Nashim
Thursday June 1 @ 7:00 pm

Women in Jewish Communal Leadership: Reflections from the Field

Lisa Steinmetz, Rachel Kraus, and Julia Baruch will share words of Torah that guide their activities on behalf of the Jewish community and discuss how they view their roles. The panel is moderated by Dr. Naama Weinstock.

Men and women invited. Refreshments will be served. Childcare provided.

Fri, April 20 2018 5 Iyyar 5778