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.
Brotherhood's Nursery School. . .
. . . is still accepting applications for our 2014/2015 4's-5's class.
Please contact us if you are interested. The phone number is 212-995-9867.

Special Study Opportunity!
Apocrypha: Studying the texts of the Second Temple
8 Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
September 10, 17, October 1, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19

The period between the end of the Babylonian exile and the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans was one of extraordinary diversity that produced remarkable texts. Some of these, such as Ecclesiastes and Daniel, are in the Hebrew Bible but many are known to us only because they were preserved by the early Church and various sectarian groups. Some texts are known because they were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Taken together, works such as Judith, the Maccabees, Jubilees, Enoch, the Damascus Document, the Animal Apocalypse and many others provide a portrait of Jewish life vastly different from that drawn by rabbinic tradition and testify to the fact that Jewish diversity isn't just a fact of modern life!
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Shabbat Koleinu
Friday, September 12, 6:30 pm
Be sure to mark your calendar and join us for this one-of-a-kind musical event that will kick off Brotherhood's year of music. Our normal Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Alder and Cantor Weis will welcome a professional musical ensemble to help bring our prayers to an entirely new place. Bring your voice and get ready to be swept away by instrumental vibes hailing from as far away as the Andes mountains.

Shofar Blowing Workshop
Sunday, September 14, 10 am - 12 noon in the Sanctuary
You've always wondered how to do it. You may have even tried it once or twice. Now's your chance to learn how to blow shofar from our own master shofar blower, Cantor Mike Weis. In this "lips on" workshop, you will not only learn how to properly blow the shofar, you will learn the hows and whys, as well. There is no charge and no experience necessary, but pre-registration is required. Please call the office by Thursday, September 11 and bring your shofar, if you have one.

Round Challah Baking with Millie Fell
Sunday, September 14, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rescheduled from last winter with a new twist!!!
Round Challah class for the New Year!
We still have a few spaces left - call the office now to confirm your spot 212.674.5750 or email Roberta. If you love the taste of freshly baked Challah and have wanted to learn how to make it yourself, this is the class for you! Millie will teach you how to make round Challah from scratch. All you need is to bring a large ceramic mixing bowl, we will supply the rest. $36 for members, $46 for non-members (the fee covers the cost of the materials supplied).

The Emerging Crisis for World Jewry . . . Anti-Israelism Comes to American classrooms
A talk with Dr. Charles Jacobs sponsored by the Israel Committee

Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 pm
It's not just in Arab countries or Europe anymore, nor only in colleges here at home. An alarming number of American public and private K-12 schools - including some right here in NYC - now teach history with a bias against Israel and intolerance for opposing points of view. Some even support the BDS movement. Does your child's school do this? How would you feel if it did? Please join us for this important conversation with Dr. Charles Jacobs.

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Shabbat Services:
Friday at 7:30 PM
Saturday at 9:30 AM

High Holiday Services:
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The July-August 2014 Bulletin
is now available

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Join Brotherhood Synagogue in Israel Winter Break 2014
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And click here to read an extended version of Paul Hill's May Bulletin article, "Israel on 6,000 Calories a Day."

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