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We run a variety of educational and social programs for men and the congregation.  We support the annual BBQ and the modern commentary for bar mitzvah classes.


Shabbat with the Afro-Semitic Experience

JANUARY 22, 2021, 7:30 P.M.

Shabbat with the Afro-Semitic Experience.  Join us as the Afro-Semitic Experience participates in our worship and performs a Sermon in Song in conversation with Cantor Becker.


Jews and Blacks in the Civil Rights Era Then and Now: Midrash and Fact

7:30 p.m. - Shabbat Service followed by speaker


Explore the reality of the relationship between the Jewish & Black communities during the Civil Rights era.  Billy Planer will be speaking.  He founded Etgar 36 in 2003 as a political and social justice summer program for Jewish teens and continues to lead students across America and engage them in difficult and uncomfortable conversations with multiple sides of social and political issues to develop their opinion and voice.

Billy has expanded his Etgar 360 tours in recent years to include adults and offers an opportunity for them to visit landmarks in Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham. We have rescheduled our congregation's 2020 trip to March 2022. Details to follow.

Discussion points for March 5:

  • Why were there Jews on both sides, and the sidelines of the Civil Rights movement?
  • What was the role of Judaism in the activism of young people in the 1960s?
  • What are the implications for the streets of America today?

Suggested donation $10.

Mark Gerson:  The Telling: How Judaism's Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life

MARCH 19, 2021

6:15 p.m. Shabbat Service
7:00 p.m. - Speaker/Discussion.  RSVP HERE

Mark is beginning a national virtual tour ahead of the publication of his book on the Haggadah, The Telling: How Judaism's Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life — which will be published by St. Martin’s Essentials in March.  It promises to be one of the most important Jewish books of the year. You might have already heard Mark's popular podcast, The Rabbi's Husband. The podcast is noted for having the world's most interesting people discuss their favorite Torah passage.  Previous guests include Senators Cory Booker, Bill Cassidy, Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio, Congressmen Mike Gallagher, Josh Gottheimer and Max Rose, Ambassadors Michael Oren and Ron Dermer, Rabbis Matt Gewirtz, Jonah Pesner, Moshe Schneiner, and David Wolpe, Pastors Teo Hayashi, Rick Pino, Samuel Rodriguez and Robert Stearns, authors Yossi Klein Halevi, Sarah Hurwitz and Bret Stephens, Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken, Yeshiva University President Ari Berman and Hebrew Union College President Andrew Rehfeld, Professor AJ Levine and Marc Brettler, NFL players Tiki Barber and Benjamin Watson and many others.   Mark is the co-founder and Chairman of United Hatzalah, the crowd-sourced system of volunteer first responders that enables Israelis to be treated within the three minutes that separate life from death following a trauma.  He is also the co-founder and Chairman of African Mission Healthcare, which supports the work of Christian missionary physicians in Africa.  He can discuss the work of these organizations in his session as well. As a part of Scarsdale Synagogue's adult learning curriculum, Mark would be delighted to conduct a Zoom conversation about the lessons we learn from the Exodus story and at the Pesach Seder.  This session will likely leave your members with a renewed appreciation of our treasure (the Torah), while enabling them to make their Pesach Seders what they should be: the most meaningful, important and interesting evening of the Jewish year. 

Dr. Stanley Burns as Speaker

7:30 p.m. Service followed by Speaker

It's Dr. Stanley Burns. He is best known for his medical photography archive which he just sold to Yale. He also has an extensive Jewish photography archive. He is currently working on a documentary on German Jewish life before WWII.

Enjoy this slideshow of pictures from some of our past events

Comedy Night

Dinner Discussions featuring:  David Stern, Irving Picard, Tom Feyer of the NY Times, Israeli Consulate, Jonathan Alter, Ed Bleiberg from the Brooklyn Museum, Bill Grueskin, Ethan Bronner of Bloomberg, Dan Janison from Newsday, FASPE, Jews and Boxing, Avram Finklestein, Dr. Brook on the Yom Kippur War.

Breakfast Discussions featuring Earl Monroe, financial and estate planning Specialists Gary Ringel and Louis Cannizzaro, Care Concierge NY.

​Mets Games


Tue, January 26 2021 13 Shevat 5781