Shabbat Korach

July 6, 2024 / 30 Sivan 5784


Kabbalat Shabbat Service: Friday, 6:30pm in the Mayer Cavalier Chapel

Sanctuary Service: Saturday, 9:45am in Hirsch Hall

TeleTefila Service: Saturday, 9:40am P'sukei D'zimra, 10am Shacharit on Zoom

Joint Mishpacha-Yigdal Service (Ages 0-7, with Parents): Saturday, 11am in 2 North

TeleTefila Havdallah: Saturday, 9:12pm on Zoom


Saturday, 9am: Rabbi Jules Harlow Parshat HaShavua Class in the Mayer Cavalier Chapel

Monday, 8pm: Scribblers on the Roof -- with Poets Owen Lewis and Carlie Hoffman


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Membership Renewal Opens on Monday, July 8

Stay tuned for our membership renewal and High Holiday seat request form, which will be emailed to you this Monday, July 8th.

Rabbi Kalmanofsky's Notes from Jerusalem

Rabbi Kalmanofsky wrote about his powerful experiences on AC's trip to Israel. Click to read his first, second, and third posts.

Member Name Badges

As a special gift for AC members, we distributed name badges to members who registered for our Shavuot Potluck Lunch. Now, we are opening this communal initiative to any member who wants to participate. We hope you’ll join us as we build our community by making it easier to connect with one another.

All AC members are welcome to fill out our online form to request name badges.

Please request a badge by August 31. Badges will be available for pickup at AC in September (stay tuned for details).


Scribblers on the Roof

Mondays at 8pm through July 29


AC's much-loved literary program returns this summer! Come listen to emerging and established Jewish writers read from their recent work on our breezy and beautiful rooftop space (or indoors if it rains). Snacks, beverages and books available for purchase. See the full Scribblers lineup

Next Session on Monday, July 8 :

Owen Lewis and

Carlie Hoffman

Prize-winning poet CARLIE HOFFMAN and poet OWEN LEWIS will read from their works.

In conversation with Sheila Lewis.

OWEN LEWIS is the author of two chapbooks and four poetry collections, most recently, Knock-knock. Prizes include the 2023 Guernsey International Poetry Prize, the 2023 Rumi Prize for Poetry, and the International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. 

CARLIE HOFFMAN is the author of When There Was Light (2023) and This Alaska (2021), winner of the NCPA Gold Award in poetry and a finalist for the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award. She is the translator of Weiße Schatten / White Shadows: Anneliese Hager (Atelier Éditions, 2023). Carlie’s honors include the 92Y “Discovery” / Boston Review poetry prize and a Poets & Writers Amy Award.


July 15: LAUREN GRODSTEIN, novelist, We Must Not Think of Ourselves.

July 22: IDDO GEFEN, author, Jerusalem Beach.


July 29: BENJAMIN RESNICK, rabbi and novelist, Next Stop.

Blood Drive with NY Blood Center at AC

Sunday, July 14 from 10am - 4pm in 5 North


Donate blood with the New York Blood Center -- make your appointment online. Walk-ins also welcome if space permits. Remember to eat, drink and bring your donor ID card or ID with name and photo.


2024-2025 Hebrew School Registration

Early Bird Discount Through July 15

Registration for our 2024-2025 Hebrew School year is now open!

Register online at

Register by Thursday, July 15 for an Early Bird Discount of $75 per child.

Contact Education and Family Program Director Aliza Sebert with any questions at 212-865-0600 ext. 217 or


If you are looking for ways to help or resources addressing the ongoing conflict, check the Israel page on our website.


Weekday Morning Minyan

Mondays - Fridays at 7:30am

Sundays and Civil Holidays at 8:30am

in the Mayer Cavalier Chapel or on Zoom

Join our WhatsApp group, which we'll post to when we need people.

Misheberakh List

We invite you to add the names of your dear ones. Please re-submit them each English calendar month if you'd like us to keep davvening for them.


Rabbi Jules Harlow Parshat HaShavuah Class

Saturdays, 9am in the Mayer Cavalier Chapel


Come before class at 8:45am for hot coffee and schmoozing! This class is dedicated to Rabbi Jules Harlow, a great teacher of Torah and Jewish liturgy. 

Please note that classes for the remainder of July will be led by members, and held in-person only.

Parsha Talk


Join Rabbi Kalmanofsky and his buddies Rabbis Barry Chesler and Eliot Malomet for their weekly Parsha Talk. Watch the latest episode


Screening of Rabbi on the Block, with the JCC

Tuesday, July 9 from 7 - 9pm at the JCC (334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.)

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is hosting a screening of the documentary Rabbi on the Block -- directed by AC member Brad Rothschild -- about Tamar Manasseh, a charismatic black rabbi and community activist from the south side of Chicago. Purchase tickets online through the JCC


Home Health Care Aide with Experience in Observant Jewish Households - from Alvin Rapp

Margaret Alvarez is a home health care aide who has worked with Jewish families for nearly 20 years, with experience in kosher and Shabbat observant households. She served as a home health care aide for Alvin's late mother-in-law for 7 years, making her last years comfortable. If you are looking for an aide and would like an introduction to Ms. Alvarez, you can email Alvin to get in touch.

Members may email us Shuk postings, sending a brief blurb including a member's contact info. Must be received by Tuesday at 3pm. Posts run for two weeks.



Gideon Blumenthal

Abby Cahn, in memory of Albert Gal

Hannah Leider & Jeff Felmus, in honor of Dawn Kellman, with thanks for your service as the AC President

Kathy & Stephen Fink, in memory of Albert Gal

Charles Gropper

Bonnie Moses, in memory of Bonnie's mother, Rose Shaffer

Karen Palmer, in memory of Albert Gal

Naomi & Mark Paul, to Arleen, Penina, and Jamie - in memory of Albert Gal; and in memory of Micha's brother, David Lang

Lori Skopp & Michael Schmidt, in honor of Dina Rosenfeld, Jane Eisner, Pearl Beck, David Gerwin, Jennifer Rosenberg, Gil Israeli, Judy Margolin and Seth Schwartz

Linda & David Shriner-Cahn, in honor of Tamara and Martin Green

Marjorie & Bernard Sunshine, in memory of Milagros Greenberg

Amy Winarsky & Michael Takiff, in honor of Rivkah Blau's new great-grandson

Bonnie Zaben, in memory of Albert Gal



Corinne Boren

Janet Leuchter & Hal Glicksman

Miriam Harris-Kaplan & George Kaplan, in honor of Suzanne Cavalier and Terry Zisowitz

Sandra Novick



Judith Atkinson

Margot Becker, in honor of the stories of S.Y. Agnon and the piyutim of Ibn Gavrio

Corinne Boren, in memory of her mother, Esther Boren

Cecile & Gurval Caer, in honor of Joel Feuer

Julie & Tom Hirschfeld, in honor of Rabbi Kalmanofsky and the clergy team’s support during the loss of Julie's mother

Rachel & Jeff Segall

Carolyn Murphy & James Sinkoff



Daniel Feinberg, in memory of Fred Mansbach

Christia Freedman

Charlene Alpay-Gewirtz, in memory of her husband, Stanley Gewirtz

Michele Siegel & Oren Grad, in memory of Michele’s cousin and best friend, Judy Rosenthal

Joni Greenspan & Dan Lenchner, in memory of Joni’s parents, Lottie and Phillip Greenspan, and her sister, Bev Greenspan

Abigail Levy & Bruce Levine, in memory of Bruce’s father, David Chaim ben David vi Friedel, on his first yahrzeit

Susan Ennis & Owen Lewis, in memory of Owen’s mother, Elaine Lewis

Sheila Kaufman-Lewis & Sheldon Lewis, in memory of Sheila’s beloved grandfather, Barney Hochhauser

Bonnie Moses, in memory of her husband, Lewis Moses

Chana Neumann, in memory of her mother, Helen Goldstein Neumann

Patty Lipshutz & Lorin Silverman, in memory of Charles Rosen and Ellen Rubin

Robin Forman & Hugh Smyser, in memory of Robin’s grandfather, Mathis Silverman

Eleonore & Anthony Zak



Corinne Boren, in memory of Albert Gal

Elizabeth Moskatel & Avram Sand



Rebecca Kaye

Bonita Leeds

Karen Palmer, in honor of Cantor Natasha

Naomi Marcus, in memory of my mother, Freda Greitzer, a pianist and a lover of music

Eillene Leistner & Barry Winiker, in memory of Albert Gal from Eillene Leistner, Barry Winiker, Evan Winiker, Amy Winiker Forrest and Andrew Forrest



Scott Fine & Nina Fischer-Fine, in honor of Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Carolyn Greene for the Israel trip

Laura Gold, in honor of Jeremy Kalmanofsky and Carolyn Greene, in appreciation of all they did to create an extraordinary and exceptional solidarity trip to Israel

Patty Nasey & David Goldberg, in honor of Patty Nasey's Bat Mitzvah

Hannah Lipman, in honor of Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Carolyn Greene in gratitude for the wonderful, life-changing Ansche Chesed solidarity mission to Israel

Naomi Marcus, in honor Jeremy Kalmanofsky and Carolyn Greene for their planning and coordination of the Israel trip

Karen Palmer

Shoshana & Greg Parets, in honor of the Bat Mitavah of their daughter, Lila Parets

Sandra Novick

Jennie & David Rosenn, in honor of Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Carolyn Greene, thanking them for their leadership on the AC Israel trip

Lori Cohen & Christopher Rothko, in honor of Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Carolyn Greene

Ruth & Ira Salzman, in memory of Albert Gal and Fred Mansbach, and in honor of the birth of Sadie Dreiblatt

Marilyn Strozak, in honor of Rabbi Kalmanofsky and Carolyn Greene



Ellen Resnick



Roberta Lynn & Lawrence Axelrod, in memory of my friend, Mila Greenberg, a committed Jewish adult learner



Charles Gropper

Despite our best efforts and extensive proofreading, we apologize for any errors or omissions.