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.
Family Shabbat
Friday, December 5
Please join us to welcome Shabbat together with stories and song.
5:30 pm - Children 3-6 years with Gavi Rubin in the Sanctuary
6:30 pm - Children Grades 2-7 with Gavi Rubin and Phil Rothman on the 4th floor

Speaker at Services: Father Patrick J. Ryan
Friday, December 5, 6:30 pm
The Interfaith Committee is pleased to announce Father Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham Universitywill be the guest speaker at services and at the Oneg following services on Friday, December 5. Father Ryan will speak on the impact of Pope Francis' vision on Catholicism and the Catholic community. Please join us!

Composer Ben Sidran and his Band
Saturday, December 6, 8:00 pm
Irving Berlin gave Merman the notes, Carol King gave The Shirelles the song, Dylan gave us all the words to live by. . .and they were all Jews.
Author and Composer Ben Sidran and his Band Explore Jews and the American Songbook With special guest: Ivy Austin
Cost: $15 per person at the door. Don't miss it!!

Annual Brotherhood Book Fair
Monday-Wednesday, December 8-10 in the Community Room
Monday 11:00 am - 6:15 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:15 pm**
Wednesday, 9:00 am - 6:15 pm

There will be hundreds of books of Jewish interest forchildren, teens and adults! **A special feature of the Brotherhood Book Fair is the visit of a noted Jewish children's book author. This year we have invited author Nina Jaffe who will do a reading of her story In the Month of Kislev to our Gan, Aleph, and Bet (Kindergarten through Second Grade) students on Tuesday, December 9 at 5:00 pm. Please stop in to browse and shop at the Brotherhood Book Fair before you head out to Barnes & Noble or click through Amazon!! A portion of your purchase goes to Brotherhood Synagogue! Please email Michelle Rothman if you have time to help out and volunteer at the book fair!

New Member Services and Oneg
Friday, December 12
Please join us on Friday, December 12 when we will hold a special Oneg following Friday evening services to welcome Brotherhood's newest members. Services begin at 6:30 pm and the oneg will immediately follow at approximately 7:30 pm. We hope you will join us for some snacks and the opportunity to chat with other Brotherhood members - both new and old. We know that integrating into our community takes time and we hope that joining us for services and this special oneg will be of some help with that process!

Shabbat Club
Saturday, December 13, 1:00 pm
Rabbi Daniel Alder will be our guest speaker at Shabbat Club on Saturday, December 13. As always, all are welcome to join us in the reception room on the 2nd floor opposite the sanctuary. The Shabbat Club lasts about an hour and refreshments are served. Please contact Deborah Newman with ideas for future meetings.

A Community Lighting of the Chanukah Menorah in Gramercy Park'
Wednesday, December 17 at 5:30 pm
The annual community lighting of the Chanukah menorah will take place in Gramercy Park on Wednesday, December 17 at 5:30 pm. Join us for communal blessings, singing, and refreshments following in our Community Room.

Family Shabbat
Friday, December 19
5:30 pm - Children up to 3 years old with Daphna Mor (older siblings welcome!)

Voices of the Sacred Returns

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:30 pm

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
Tickets go on sale January 1.

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

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