Manhattan Jewish Experience

MJE is a warm and open community where young men and women can explore Jewish life and meet new people. We offer social, cultural, spiritual and educational events. It is the answer to your mother’s kvetching, but we promise you’ll like it too!

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Upcoming Events

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Fri 09
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Friday Night Dinner – West: Blanc

December 9 @ 6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
MJE – West Organizer: Atara
Thu 15
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(Pre) Chanukah Happy Hour

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Anthony Organizer: Ezra Cohen
Feb 09
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Winter Retreat/ Ski Trip 2017

February 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - February 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Mar 07
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2017 MJE Annual Dinner

March 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Upcoming Classes

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This Shabbat

Shabbat Times

Shabbat Times for New York City

Friday 12.2 | Candle Lighting: 4:11 pm

Saturday 12.3 | Shabbat Ends: 5:11 pm

Friday Night Dinner

Fri Night Dinner 12.2 with MJE East – Black Light White Night
Saturday Morning Brunch 12.3 with MJE Downtown – Shabrunch


Click below for info about more upcoming dinners in December!

Shabbat @ MJE West

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

FRIDAY
6:45 pm | Friday Night Lights with Rabbi Joshua Klein
Topic:”From Generation To Generation”

SATURDAY
9:30 am | Beginner’s Services

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

11:00 am | Sermon delivered by Rabbi Mark Wildes
 Topic: “The Religious Cosmopolitan: Can You Be Spiritual and Worldly?”

11:45 am | Kiddush – This week’s kiddush is sponsored by Shannon Saks, Julie Stein, Lindsay Lustig, Scott Uffner, Becky Fox, Jonathan Reinstein, David Hoberman, Sheri Halpern Youdovin, Brooke West, David Broxmeyer and Debbi Asher, in honor of our amazing MJE heritage trip of 2015 and with many thanks to the Wildes family for everything they do!

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

Special Shabbat Brunch and Services this week, Dec 3 @ La Nacional!

Join our weekly user friendly no Hebrew necessary Shabbat prayer services, followed by catered brunch with Starbucks, bagels, lox and le’chaims!
Lecture Topic: TBA
Weekly Wisdom Video

Weekly Wisdom Blog Post

THE POWER OF THE APOLOGY
by Rabbi Mark Wildes

Featured on TIMES OF ISRAEL

We’ve all experienced that horrible moment. The moment we realize something we’ve said or done has truly hurt another person. Our first response is to justify. We’re hard wired with defense mechanisms to ensure we maintain enough self-esteem to live with ourselves and carry on. Coupled with our aversion to confrontation, we ignore the situation praying the memory of our wrongdoing will simply fade with time. Sometimes it does but often it doesn’t, and not just in the mind of the victim. The wrongdoer also experiences a lingering sense of shame, guilt and a diminished sense of self.

Back in High School, being the drummer for a Rock, Blues and Klezmer band provided me with more self-esteem than anything else. However at a Chanukah concert before hundreds of my peers, I began to stumble as the band started to play Led Zeppelin’s famous “Stairway to Heaven”. I just needed a moment to remember the beat but before I could do anything, some other drummer from the audience took over and played the song as I watched in total humiliation. I was crushed. Angry and hurt, I carefully avoided the other drummer for weeks. It was a terrible feeling, and I could tell he felt awkward as well.

Jewish tradition for over 2000 years has recommended and mandated the most simple and straightforward way to resolve conflicts: Take responsibility and say “I’m sorry”. Recent advances in science and mental health fields demonstrate that there’s more to this ancient tradition than meets the eye.

CONTINUE READING…

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