2022 Fall Programs

Celebrate Fall with your Congregation Shaarey Zedek Family!

Lulav Shake

October 9 | 9:30 a.m.
Do the Sukkot “Lulav Shake” for families

CSZ Families, join your clergy and friends for a morning of Sukkot fun! We’ll have gym games and relay races, we’ll make an edible Sukkah and learn all about the Festival of Booths. More Details and Registration


October 10 | Following Service
Sukkah Stroll Lunch

Rebecca and Rabbi Aaron Starr invite everyone to stroll together for lunch in the Starr family Sukkah following services. More Details

Skewers & ScotchOctober 12 | 6:30 p.m.
Skewers & Scotch in the Sukkah

Join CSZ’s Gen X group (age 40s-50s) for a great night under the mega Zevi Davidson Sukkah to enjoy delicious eats, drinks, great conversation, and live 80s music with the Rick Lieder Band! More Details and Registration

Simchat TorahOctober 17 | 7:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the Joy of Torah: Simchat Torah! We’ll pray. We’ll sing. We’ll dance! All are welcome — children and adults alike — for a wonderful celebration. More Details

October 23 | 2:00 p.m.
Empty Nesters present Brains, Games & Automobiles

A Scavenger Hunt Road Rally that promises to be a hilarious & raucously fun adventure! TEAM-UP! Bring one or join one! (4 players max per car). Oodles of fun, surprises at each turn, dinner included, prizes!! More Details and Registration

wisdom and coffeeNovember 5, December 3, January 21 | 9:30 a.m.
Wisdom and Coffee

As our society grows ever more complex, we face complicated questions of morality and meaning. Judaism offers us profound, timeless wisdom in addressing those questions, and the community in which to pursue the answers. Join us once a month on a Shabbat morning, when we will gather to wrestle with Judaism’s most important teachings about the meaning of life, proper conduct, and the ethics and values that Judaism holds most dear. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. 

Dr. Dara HornNovember 4 – 5
Dr. Dara Horn Scholar in Residence

Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Lectureship in Memory of Morris D. Baker

November 4 
Shabbat Dinner & Evening lecture: People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present

November 5 
Shabbat morning Dvar Torah: Lekh-Lekha: Turning Antisemitism Inside-out

Shabbat afternoon lecture/discussion: Uses and Misuses of ‘Dead Jews’: What I saw in my Holocaust-education journey across America, how it started, how it’s going, and what we need to reimagine

More Details and Registration

Fall Fix-UpNovember 6
26th Fall Fix-Up with JFS

Jewish Family Service hosts this amazing community-wide mitzvah project each year, which brings family, friends, and community groups out to help prepare the homes of adults in need served by Jewish Family Service. This is an outdoor, family-friendly volunteer event which begins at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. Join in on the fun by registering in the link below. All ages are welcome! More Details and Registration

VetranNovember 12
Veteran’s Shabbat

Honor Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s veterans at this special Shabbat service.

HanukkahDecember 18
Chanukah Party-Magic, Menorot, and Midrash

Families are invited to celebrate Chanukah at Congregation Shaarey Zedek with this fun program. We will make magnificent Menorot, learn a special holiday midrash, and enjoy a fabulous Jewish-themed magic show from Jeff the Jewish Magician. All ages are welcome, this event is free and open to the community. 

WitchcraftDecember 24 | 8:00 p.m.
Witchcraft – A Virtual Concert Featuring Hadar Orshalimy

Join Hadar and her all-star NYC quartet for the streaming debut concert of “Witchcraft – Jewish Women of the Great American Songbook”. “Witchcraft” breathes new life into some of the greatest songs ever written and tells the stories of the Jewish women, among the greatest songwriters in history, who created these national treasures. Congregation Shaarey Zedek is making this event available to our community, but registration will be required.