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Jun 04
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Spring Retreat to Recharge 2017

June 23 @ 8:00 am - June 25 @ 11:00 pm

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This Shabbat

Shabbat Times

Shabbat Times for New York City

Friday 5.19 | Candle Lighting: 7:51 pm

Saturday 5.20 | Shabbat Ends: 8:52 pm

Friday Night Dinner

The next Friday Night Dinner is with MJE East:
6.16 – Shabbat Fiesta!

Click below for more upcoming Friday Night Dinners at all three locations!

Shabbat @ MJE West

SHABBAT AT MJE WEST
131 W 86th st, 10th floor

FRIDAY
6:30 pm | Friday Night Lights with Rabbi Joshua D. Klein
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat
Topic: “Yell it From the Top of a Mountain!”

SATURDAY
9:30 am | Beginner’s Services

10:30 am | Torah Reading (white room), Cafe Connect (blue room)

11:00 am | Talk by Scholar in Residence Ambassador Dani Dayan
 Topic: “Discussing the Ins and Outs of Israel”

11:45 am | Kiddush – This week’s kiddush is sponsored by David and Danielle Hertz
in honor of  their son Jacob’s 1st birthday. Mazal Tov!

To sponsor a future Kiddush, please email driker@jewishexperience.org

For Shabbat meal hospitality please email joshuak@jewishexperience.org

Shabbat @ MJE Downtown
Saturdays @ 10:00am
with Rabbi Ezra M. Cohen
135 East 29th street | New York, NY 10016
Join our weekly user friendly no Hebrew necessary Shabbat prayer services, followed by catered brunch with Starbucks, bagels, lox and le’chaims!
Weekly Wisdom Video

Weekly Wisdom Blog Post

Rabbi Wildes and Rudy Rochman at Hebrew Liberation Week

REMOVING THE MASK: A PURIM LESSON IN THE WAKE OF ISRAEL APARTHEID WEEK
by Rabbi Mark Wildes

Featured on TIMES OF ISRAEL

Megilat Esther or the Scroll of Esther is the book of the Hebrew Bible Jews will gather to read this Saturday night to celebrate the upcoming holiday of Purim. The Megilah speaks of a beautiful woman chosen to be Queen of the ancient Persian Empire who must hide her Jewish identity. Her very name, Esther or “hidden”, bespeaks the double life she is forced to lead. Esther grows accustomed to hiding her Jewish identity in the royal palace, but when the anti-Semitic Prime Minister is about to carry out his genocidal plot to annihilate the Jews of Persia, she risks her life and reveals her true identity to the King. This was no easy task for Esther, but because of this revelation, her strategic planning and courage to share who she truly was, the Jewish people were ultimately liberated.

The 13th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week is taking place all around the world this month. In hundreds of cities, through lectures, rallies, and demonstrations featuring “apartheid walls”, IAW participants attempt to demonize and delegitimize Israel. According to their website, “Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian people and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.”

Last week was Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) at my alma mater, Columbia University. Anti-Israel sentiment at Columbia definitely existed when I was a graduate student in the early 90’s, but it has grown increasingly worse over the years and Israel Apartheid Week, which has spread to 225 cities as of 2016, plays a huge part. Many Jewish students at Columbia and other campuses feel intimidated or lack the knowledge and confidence to stand up to the BDS and SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) activists, and as a result the slander and lies of their campaigns often go unchallenged.

This year was different.

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