Friday nights are the heart of The New Shul, and every one makes an effort to lift the songs and prayers of our community. We gather twice a month to welcome Shabbat with inspired music, teachings, and discussion, led by Rabbi Zach and the Epichorus. Casual dinner follows. Everyone is welcome to attend. Check the calendar for dates.
Feast of Mystics
Rabbi Zach and Chef Micah Fredman (Gramercy Tavern, 11 Madison Park) offer teachings paired with gourmet creations, all based on the holidays of the Jewish calendar. We delight in the music, stories and traditions as we celebrate the festivals. Check the calendar for dates.
Keely Angel and Epichorus musicians lead us through a Saturday morning chanting practice in Hebrew and Sanskrit. All ages are welcome! Check the calendar for dates.
Zivar Amrami leads a contemplative evening for women based in cabalistic sources and customs.
Join us as Rabbi Zach welcomes a community of master artisans from diverse fields, united by the spirit of their work, their devotion. In conversation and collaboration, they are generating new modalities for modern spirituality and service. Dates to be announced.
Rabbi in the House
A new model for communal Jewish learning, where you are the host, and you choose what we learn! Invite your friends for an evening of investigation and study of contemporary issues rooted in ancient sources. Rabbi Zach brings an expertise in the grand Jewish tradition of debate and sacred disagreement, kabbalah and mysticisms, creativity, psychology, music, meditation, service and devotion. Sample topics include: Feminism & Judaism, Kabbalah, Israeli/Palestinian Culture and Conflict, Jewish Wisdom on Current Events, Tarot & Esoterics, etc. We are booking fall salons now, reach out to reserve your evening: RabbiZach@newshul.org.
We need a quorum! That’s ten or so participants in order to hold a salon. The suggested cost for non-members of The New Shul is $36 per person, and hosts are welcome to cover the total cost ($360) for their guests. We’ll publicize the salon to our members as well, so they can take part in our communal learning. Salons take place on weekday evenings, from 6:30-8:00 pm or so, and we strongly encourage nosh and schnapps.