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June 16, 2017 / 22 Sivan 5777

Shabbat Announcements
Shabbat Announcements 6/9/17
Shabbat Announcements 6/16/17

Friday, June 16 , 2017
8:11 pm Candlelighting
7:00 pm Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv

Afternoon/Shabbat Evening services.
Beit HaMidrash-Downstairs

8:15 pm RJP Dinner
The Riverdale Jewish Project will hold a dinner offpremises followed by a talk with Rabbi Rafi Cohen. Come and meet other 20s and 30s year-olds while enjoying a Shabbat dinner.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:00 am Shaharit
Morning service. Bar Mitzvah of Mikael Weinsteiner, son of Judith and Pablo Weinsteiner.

9:30 am Havurah
Lay-led minyan committed to spirited prayer in an intimate atmosphere. Off-site pot luck lunch after services.

10:45 am CSAIR Kids

Tot Tefilah

Ages 0-4 and parents
Taub Room-Downstairs

Tefilat Yeladim
Ages 5-7 (parents welcome)
Board Room-Downstairs

Pickup Davvening
Ages 8-11 (parents welcome)
Beit HaMidrash-Downstairs

8:11 pm Minha/Maariv
Afternoon/Evening services.
Beit HaMidrash-Downstairs

Chazzan's Tisch, Between Minha and Maariv
Sing zemirot with Cantor Stevens.
Taub Room-Downstairs

9:11 pm Shabbat Ends


Looking Ahead

Friday, June 23 , 2017
8:13 pm Candlelighting
7:00 pm Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv

Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:00 am Shaharit
8:13 pm Minha/Maariv
9:13 pm Shabbat Ends


CSAIR Membership

Membership 5778Shalom!

We are excited to invite you to join us for a new year of inspiring services and engaging programming at CSAIR. To this end, we'd like to share with you a change in the typical membership fee structure.

In an effort to become a more inclusive and egalitarian community, we are separating membership dues from High Holiday seating. Beginning this year, all High Holiday seats, regardless of their location, will cost the same. We are doing this because we realized that the old system of different prices for different seats does not express our deepest values as a congregation.

Lear more here

Fiscal Year EndsFiscal Year Ends
June 30, 2017

From the CSAIR Office:
The shul's fiscal year ends June 30. Your effort to clear up all outstanding balances - dues, tuition, dinners, etc. - prior to June 30 helps CSAIR and is very much appreciated - Thank you!

Please click here to make your payment!

Annual Congregational Meeting
Tuesday, June 20, following 7:30 PM evening Minyan. We will hear a review
of the year from CSAIR President Abby Pitkowsky and words from Rabbi Barry Dov Katz.


Calling All Calendars!
We are deep in calendar planning for the 2017-2018 year ahead. Please send Jennifer Knobe your list of meeting and event request dates for events planned for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The goal is to centralize programming and meetings during the week and focus on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings. ALL program events should be sent via email to by June 26th.


Make A Minyan, Make A Difference!
Morning and Evening Minyans could benefit from your presence. Please join us especially Monday mornings at 7am and Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm for our daily minyanim. Sometimes life intervenes and the minyan falls short. If you can commit to once a week or once a month, you give a substantial good to your synagogue and your neighbors. Please attend morning/evening minyans.


Judaism in American Cinema:
Tony Curtis, The Bad News Bears, and Me

Join the Men's Club after minyan at 8:00pm on Thursday, June 22nd for a very special free lecture by Rabbi Abraham Unger, published author, Ph.D. in political science and tenured associate professor at Wagner College. Rabbi Unger will speak about Judaism in American cinema and his personal experiences as an actor in several Hollywood feature films (including The Bad News Bears Go To Japan, where he shared the screen with another famous Jewish thespian - Bernie Schwartz - aka Tony Curtis!). Open to all, light refreshments served.


Teen Volunteers Needed
CSAIR is looking for teen volunteers to help lead Shabbat morning activities for 8-11 year-old kids. Have a special interest or talent? Let's figure out how to make it into a Shabbat chug for kids. Email Mason Voit for more information.

Judaica Children's Gifts

Got Shabbat?

Shabbat times subject to change!


Friday, June 30 , 2017
8:13 pm Candlelighting
7:00 pm Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv
Services begin

Saturday, July 1, 2017
9:00 am Shaharit
8:13 pm Minha/Maariv
9:13 pm Shabbat Ends

Friday, July 7, 2017
8:11 pm Candlelighting
7:00 pm Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv
Services begin

Saturday, July 8, 2017
9:00 am Shaharit
8:11 pm Minha/Maariv
9:11 pm Shabbat Ends


Backyard Davening

Stay Tuned & Sing with Tunes
Kabbalat Shabbat Late June-August.
Different locations for different davening.


Do it with Kiddush at CSAIR!

Kiddush is a great way to celebrate these special moments with family, friends & colleagues. Co- sponsorships are available for Shabbatot & holidays.

For more information, contact Executive Director Jennifer Knobe or 718-543-8400.

More information is available here.

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