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Shabbat Times for New York City
Friday 6.23 | Candle Lighting: 8:13 pm
Saturday 6.24 | Shabbat Ends: 9:13 pm
There is no Friday Night Dinner this week.
Click below for upcoming Friday Night Dinners!
SHABBAT AT MJE WEST
131 W 86th st, 10th floor
with Rabbi Mark Wildes
6:30 pm | Friday Night Lights
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Avi Heller
Topic: “Holy Fighting, Batman!: Arguing for the Sake of Jewish Unity”
8:13 pm | Candle Lighting
9:30 am | Beginner’s Services
*Sponsored by Adam and Jodi Weinstein in honor of their children*
10:30 am | Torah Reading (white room)
Cafe Connect – No Cafe Connect this week (blue room)
11:00 am | Talk by Rabbi Avi Heller
Topic: “Between Ko-rach and A Hard Place and Doing the Best We Can”
11:45 am | Kiddush – Father’s Day Kiddush! Thank you to this week’s sponsors in honor of Father’s Day:
Glen Rosenberg, Danny Hackman in honor of their awesome Dads,
Ruthie Braffman in honor of Danny, and Emily Prawda Weiss in honor of Andrew!
4:00 pm | Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick) meet @ 730 Columbus, off of 96th street
6:15 pm | Torah Talks – None this week
8:00 pm | Afternoon Services at the Jewish Center
followed by Third Meal with Guest Speaker Rabbi Aaron Reichel
Topic: “The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen”
9:13 pm | Shabbat Ends
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For Shabbat meal hospitality please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Research indicates that significant numbers of Millennials reject or are at best indifferent to religion. A survey by the Pew Research Center in 2015 concluded that 35% of Millennials (Americans born between 1981 and 1996) identified themselves as religious “nones” and that number appears to be growing. Young people seem to have a general resistance to organized religion or to any system that tends to be formulaic, authoritative and restrict their decisions or lifestyle. Many Millennials have adopted the prevailing attitude that religion is out of tune with the times and irrelevant to their life. Apart from those enrolled in religious institutions of higher learning, most college and graduate students and young professionals simply lack the interest to engage in any formal involvement in religious practices.
At the same time, studies also indicate that Millennials treasure meaning and purpose in much of what they do, especially in their work and in relationships, along with positive “do-good” mission trips. They are less motivated by money and professional advancement than previous generations. However, because today’s Millennials are also the products of moral relativism, religiously taught on many college campuses, their relationships are becoming more unsustainable since relationship-building requires the very values that are being called into question. In addition, they wrestle, as we all do, with the seeming randomness of life where bad things seem to happen for apparently no reason.
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