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In the Spotlight — 4.29.13
Kabbalat Shabbat and Club Shabbat
Fri, 5/3, 6:30pm
Grace Church School, 86 Fourth Ave (b/w 10th & 12th Sts)
Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Zach and special musical guests. Club Shabbat will be happening simultaneously. Parents are invited to drop children off and participate in the main service or stay with their children.
May @ The Rebbe's Table
Jonathan Haidt: Why We Disagree So Passionately
And How The Moral Mind Works
Sun, 5/5, 9:45am
City Winery, 155 Varick St. @ Vandam
$12 for New Shul members • $15 for non-members
(Includes seat at The Rebbe's Table, music charge & coffee/tea + juice; brunch is a la carte)
Why do we assume the worst about the motives of people who hold different views from our own? Why are we so righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong?
Join Rabbi Dan Ain as he explores these questions and more with Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist at the NYU-Stern School of Business and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. Haidt's research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures. In recent years he has examined the moral cultures of liberals, conservatives and libertarians.
"Jonathan Haidt is one of the smartest and most creative psychologists alive, and his newest book is a tour de force—a brave, brilliant, and eloquent exploration of the most important issues of our time. It will challenge the way you think about liberals and conservatives, atheism and religion, good and evil. This is the book that everyone will be talking about." —Paul Bloom, Yale University, author of How Pleasure Works
Challah Making Party
Tue, 5/21, 9:30am
Member Michelle Marx's home, RSVP to email@example.com for the address
$15 to cover materials
Enjoy the challah at New Shul events? Mama Bakes challah maven and long time New Shul member, Laurie Wessely, will lead a challah class and give away all her secrets. The class includes shaping, mixing, and variations on Laurie's recipe to accommodate wheat, cinnamon, and raisin options. You will get to shape your challah, bake it, and take it home to share with your family.
Check out the blog post about Laurie's last Challah Making event.
Rabbi Zach's Epichorus CD
One Bead, the Epichorus' debut album, features Sudanese songstress Alsarah (of Alsarah and the Nubatones) and Rabbi Zach, backed by a masterful Arabic ensemble. The supremely serene record features some of The New Shul prayers, such as Ufros and Na Gibor. Sample it below and find the full digital or CD version here.