Watch Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch on JBS-TV's "Faith to Faith"
In case you missed it, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch was a guest on JBS’ “Faith to Faith" this past week, discussing Jewish issues with Rabbi Joseph Potasnik. You can watch the full episode below on Blip.READ MORE
SWFS Fosters Involvement in the Fine Arts
The weather is getting warmer, and this Spring shows no shortage of opportunities to support theatre and music at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. From Fifth and Sixth Grade JAM (Jewish Arts and Music) presentations at the Religious School, to the New York Klezmer Series and the recent staged reading of “The Grain of the Wood,” a new play, SWFS looks forward to hosting more of these experiences. We hope you’ll join us for them. Check out some of the upcoming artistic programs at SWFS and join the JAM!
Religious School Students of All Ages Discover Yom HaShoah
Quickly following the holiday of Passover, the Jewish people remember all those who perished in the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yom HaShoah is celebrated on the 27th of the Hebrew month of Nisan, which falls on Thursday, April 16, 2015 this year. This date was inaugurated in 1953 by Israel Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and President Yitzhak Ben Zvi. While the subject of the Holocaust is very complex, it is quite an important one, and the Religious School at SWFS has developed a specialized curriculum on this topic for every age group.READ MORE
Chofshi B’Manhattan at SWFS Celebrates Israel with the Upper West Side Community
How do you celebrate a birthday for a state you love? Chofshi B’Manhattan at SWFS, Israeli House, and JCC Manhattan are all collaborating to bring a bit of Israel to Manhattan’s Upper West Side. While there are many events planned for all ages and stages, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue and Chofshi B’Manhattan at SWFS will include a variety of programs to commemorate Yom Ha’atzmaut. Check the calendar for specific listings, and come celebrate Israel’s birthday with us!