Location: Announced upon registration
From: Tuesdays, January 23 - April 24, 9:30 am
Come dive deep into the stories from Adam to Abraham. The stories take us from the universal tales of the creation of the world, the flood, and the Tower of Babel to the foundational tales of Abraham and Sarah, and the beginnings of the Jewish people. The themes of family and faith, honor and dishonor, passion and power provide a rich exploration of our people and ourselves. No prerequisite. Open to members and non-members.
Location: Main Sanctuary
From: 12:30 pm - 1:30pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
From: February 27 at 6:30 pm
Once again, it is time to take action! Last year, during our Raise the Age campaign, we learned about the urgent need for bail reform in our state. We heard the tragic story of Kalief Browder, arrested at age 16 for stealing a backpack and detained on Rikers Island for three years without a trial because his family could not afford to pay $3,000 in bail.
Kalief’s story is not an uncommon one. There are thousands of people in our city and state accused of misdemeanors or nonviolent felonies who end up in jail each year because they cannot afford to pay bail amounts of as low as $500 or $1,000. These people are in a jail cell not because they are a public safety threat or because they have been convicted of a crime, but because they are poor.
Governor Cuomo recently announced a bail reform proposal; the State Legislature will vote on it before April 1. To play a vital role in improving this proposal and ensuring its passage, we need to act now and we need you with us. In partnership with faith communities throughout New York, we will raise our voices toward decriminalizing poverty and reducing mass incarceration.
Join us to learn more about bail reform and the Governor’s proposal. You will also have the opportunity to sign up to participate in this campaign. Together we can have a meaningful impact on people’s lives. The Talmud teaches us that the mitzvah of “redeeming the captive” is among the greatest of Torah principles, teaching us that a person’s liberty is a profoundly sacred thing.