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SAJ Centennial Shabbat Kick-Off

15 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, USA 15 W 86 St

On January 27, 1922, Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan led the first service of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism.  Nearly 100 years to the day, SAJ will kick off our…

“A Singing Congregation”: A Century of Music at SAJ

15 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, USA 15 W 86 St

The SAJ 100 Years Kickoff Weekend continues with an experience of SAJ’s musical legacy. Led by Cantor Lisa Shapanka Arbisser, join musicologist Prof. Edwin Seroussi and musicologist/cellist Paula Eisenstein Baker as we honor the legacies…

Social Justice at SAJ (SOJAC): Past, Present and Future (Tish)

15 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, USA 15 W 86 St

Tish at 9:00; Panel discussion at 11:30 am (Shabbat services end early) A focus on past, ongoing and future social justice initiatives at SAJ that expand on our heritage as seekers…

Mordecai Kaplan and the Pursuit of Social Justice

15 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, USA 15 W 86 St

An engaging discussion with Scholar in Residence Eric Caplan, Ph.D. Dr. Caplan is currently working on an anthology of writings of Jewish social activist thinkers from 1850 to the present (JPS).

Judith Kaplan Eisenstein’s Heritage of Music: An Illustrated Conversation

15 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, USA 15 W 86 St

Judith Eisenstein, the first Bat Mitzvah, went on to become an accomplished composer and scholar of Jewish music. Conversation led by Rabbi Liz Bolton with Miriam Eisenstein and Rabbi Bob Gluck. This program will begin after services…

SAJ as a Civilization: An All-Day Symposium (time TBA)

15 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, USA 15 W 86 St

Keynote address and engaging panel discussions on Reconstructionism, SAJ, our history, our impact on New York and the broader Jewish community, with Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Dr. Mel Scult, Dr. Deborah Dash Moore, and many others.

Music of SAJ: Recent Past and Future

15 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, USA 15 W 86 St

Cantor Lisa Arbisser will be joined by past SAJ cantors and current congregational musicians and singers to showcase recent and contemporary music of SAJ. This program will begin after Shabbat services.

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