The Brotherhood Synagogue
is a progressive congregation in the Conservative Jewish tradition. We seek to meet the needs of American Jewry and to work towards making religious brotherhood a living reality. We invite all to share in the values and traditions of our Jewish faith, striving for the ways of peace and righteousness. Our synagogue is located in downtown New York, on Gramercy Park.
UPCOMING EVENTS
City Harvest Food Drive
During the entire month of October
The Social Action Committee is hosting its annual food drive to benefit City Harvest during the month of October. Please click here for the list of foods most needed and please bring your donations to the collection box in the lobby.

Adult Education classes for Fall 2014 are now online.
Click here for the listings.

Family Shabbat
Friday, October 24
5:30 pm: children 0-3 in the yellow room

Shabbat Feast for 20s/30s at Brotherhood
Friday, October 24, 7:45 pm
Sorry, this dinner is full. Please join us for the next one . . . date to be announced.

"The Crybaby Brigade" starring Joel Chasnoff
Thursday, October 30, 7:00 pm
In preparation for an Off-Broadway run, comedian Joel Chasnoff returns to The Brotherhood Synagogue for a workshop performance of his new one-man show, The Crybaby Brigade. Join us for an evening of laughter, tears, and unforgettable stories about Joel’s journey from class clown at Solomon Schechter Day School in Skokie, Illinois, to IDF tank gunner in Lebanon. An audience Q&A will immediately follow the show. Learn more about Joel on his website, www.joelchasnoff.com. Sponsored by the Shabbaton, Israel & NextDor Committees ($10.00 suggested donation)

Twelfth Annual Chuck Ginsburg Memorial Blood Drive
Sunday, November 9, 2014 10:00 am—3:30 pm
Please call the synagogue - 212-674-5750 - to schedule your appointment.
Please click here for more information.


Rabbi Irving J. Blockz’’l Memorial Lecture
Thursday, November 13, 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker Dr. Georgette Bennett, President of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, will deliver a talk entitled The New Landscape for Jews, Christians, Muslims: Landmines and Ploughshares.

Family Shabbat
Friday, November 14
5:30 pm: children 0-3 in the yellow room
5:30 pm: children 3-6 in the sanctuary


Veterans’ Shabbat
Friday, November 14 during Services
On Friday, November 14 the Jewish Welfare Board, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, the communal agency responsible for providing Jewish chaplains to the military and for servicing the needs of Jewish military personnel, their families, and Jewish patients in Veterans Affairs hospitals will join with the Social Action Committee in observing a Veterans’ Shabbat at Friday night services beginning at 6:30. Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky, Deputy Director for Programming of the JWB Chaplains Council will speak about the services that are being provided to Jewish military personnel and their current program of outreach to Jewish veterans. As part of the evening, all Brotherhood members who are veterans, men and women who served in the U.S. military will be honored by the congregation.

Shabbaton at Brotherhood
Friday-Saturday, November 21-22
Please join us for services on Friday evening led by Rabbi Alder, Cantor Weis, and Musical Scholar-in-Residence, Gerard Edery. After services we’ll share a delicious congregational dinner followed by a talk from Gerard Edery on The Golden Age of Spanish Jewry. The Sephardim of Spain come from a long history of wanderings and empires- from Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome to Spain, North Africa and the Ottoman lands. Cosmopolitan and deeply involved in all social, political and artistic explorations of their time and place, their real spiritual homes were found in their Judaism, often expressed through sacred stories and songs. Edery will enlighten us about this intercultural mix that was central to the Sephardic experience.

On Saturday morning, join Phil Rothman for Torah Talk title “Does God Really Hear You?” at 9:30 am. Following kiddush lunch Rebecca Kryspin Alder will hold a session of Spiritual Yoga at 1:30 pm and Terrific Toddler Time with Daphna Mor for children up to age 3 will be held at 4:30 pm.

Saturday evening at 6:00 pm we’ll have a special Havdallah ceremony immediately followed by a Concert by Gerard Edery.

Please click here for further details and for the Dinner Registation Form.


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Shabbat Services:
Friday at 6:30 PM
Saturday at 9:30 AM


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