Shul Community News

Job Counseling @ Educational Alliance

03/03/2017 11:06:36 AM

Mar3

One-on-One Job Coaching
Create a great resume

How to research and apply to jobs

Interview preparation to answer questions confidently

Computer Training

 

March 6 - 10:00 am

How to Network a Room

Networking Events, Career Fairs, and Social Engagements – These are all great opportunities to meet new people, exchange ideas, collaborate, generate new business and help others.  This workshop will provide you with practical tips to maximize your next networking event and master the art of “working the room”.

 

March 13 - 10:00 am

Informational Interviewing

Informational Interviews – it’s not about asking for a job …it’s how to ask for information that you can use to conduct a better search. This workshop will cover how to schedule, prepare for and conduct informational interviews. Prepare to share - Participants are strongly encouraged to create a meeting agenda, including ‘pitch’, why you want to speak with the individual, brief statement of your experience and what you want to talk about/learn.  Let’s work together!

 

March 24 - 2:00 pm

Excel 2010 - Basics Overview

This hands-on workshop will teach participants Excel basics – working with spreadsheets, learning about cells, rows, sorting and basic formulas.  This class is for those who have never used Excel

before or have a very limited knowledge. Computers will be provided.

 

March 29 - 11:00 am

Computer Lab - Use a Computer for Job Search or Improve Skills

Free open lab time. Come use a computer for your job search or work with our Computer Tutor to improve your Word, Excel or PowerPoint skills. Computers will be provided.

 

For further information speak with a Counselor

or to register for workshops:

 

Call 646.395.4260 or email: employmentservices@edalliance.org

 

 

Circussense - an exciting new project by lisa lewis

01/25/2017 03:40:32 PM

Jan25

Shul Board Member, Lisa Lewis has an exciting new project.

 

 

CircuSense is an extraordinary circus experience specifically created for Blind, Deaf, Visually and Auditorily Impaired students and their families as well as those on the Autism Spectrum and their families.  Our mission is to bring joy and laughter to all ages in the best way for each to receive it. We strive to enrich empathy between people of all abilities through a positive experience “walking a mile in their shoes.” Enjoying the Circus through a different sensory structure allows all present to appreciate the core humanity and love which unites all souls, regardless of the body we inhabit.

Circus of the Senses has given birth to a prodigy child!  

CircuSense 

 

 "A wonderful program and I'm thrilled to hear that Lisa B. Lewis, Anne Tramon and Carl Anthony Tramon are recreating it in a very viable form."

Paul Binder
Founder, Big Apple Circus
Founder, Circus of the Senses
Author, Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion
and Other Uncommon Tales from the Founder of the Big Apple Circus

 

www.CircuSense.org

 

Job Counseling Meetings & Workshops @ Educational Alliance

01/06/2017 10:04:27 AM

Jan6

Career>Connect - One-on-One Job Counseling Meetings & Workshops @ Educational Alliance

Counselors are available to meet people individually who are looking for a job or need new ideas for their job search

 

January 9 - 10:00 am

Successful Interviewing

“So tell me what is your weakness” or “Why should I hire you?” Those are some of the most dreaded interview questions.  Don’t let an unexpected interview question or a lack of preparation catch you off guard. This workshop will provide you with a step-by-step guide to navigating the interview process.

 

January 13 - 2:00 pm

Microsoft Word - Working with Documents

Hands-on workshop builds on Word basics topics covering more advanced design and formatting such as bulleting and numbering, text alignment and creating a resume. Computers will be provided.

 

January 23 - 10:00 am

Re-write!  Let’s Write an Effective Cover Letter

Attached please find my resume for your zzzzZZZZZZ… does your cover letter start this way? Does it lack pizazz?  If so, this workshop is for you.  You will learn to write a cover letter that gets the attention of an employer and sets your apart from others.   Participants should bring a cover letter and the respective job description the letter was written for to this workshop to be re-written and critiqued.

 

January 25 - 11:00 am

Open Computer Lab - Use a Computer for Job Search or Improve Skills

At this workshop, come use a computer for your job search or work with our Computer Tutor to improve your Word, Excel or PowerPoint skills. Computers will be provided.

 

 

Location: Manny Cantor Center – 197 East Broadway

(Workshops are 90 minutes long)

 

 

All workshops and private meetings with a Counselor are free of charge. 

 

Please register to attend one or all workshops either by phone 646.395.4260 or emailemploymentservices@edalliance.org  Counselors are also available to meet people individually.

 

 

Educational Alliance Employment Services ​

www.Educational Alliance Employment Services

 

 

Brooklyn Live Music Meetup Group

12/07/2016 11:23:14 AM

Dec7

Brooklyn Live Music Meetup Group

Sponsored by James Lane

This group has been set up for live music enthusiasts that would like to come out and meet up at the many exciting live music venues that New York City has to offer in the great borough of Brooklyn.

Click for info and to join the group

 

Congratulations Jack Lille!

12/01/2016 01:15:35 PM

Dec1

 

The Board congratulates Jack Lille on becoming Bar Mitzvah on November 12th, 2016!  

As you can see, the service was performed by Rabbi Emeritus Burt Seigel.

Jack is the son of Johnny Yerington and Alison Lille who could not be more proud of him.  

We know you join us in wishing Jack and his family Mazel Tov on this exciting milestone event.

 

A thought for the coming cold weather

11/22/2016 12:04:18 PM

Nov22

Now that the cold weather has set in, why not carry an extra pair of gloves, a scarf or a  woolen hat to give to people who seem to be living on the streets.  Bring a clothing item with you everyday.   It will make the recipient warmer and make you feel warmer as well.

- Rabbi Dennis Math

 

Free workshops at manny cantor center

11/03/2016 04:44:12 PM

Nov3

Free workshops at Manny Cantor Center – 197 East Broadway

For further information speak with a Coach or to register for workshops:

Call 646.395.4260 or email: employmentservices@edalliance.org

 

November 7 - 10:00 am

Develop A Great Resume

Your resume is one of the most important tools you will need to land that next interview. Employers need to see that you are the best person for their job. In this workshop we will go over how to prepare your resume and show you are “the right fit” for the job. (Bring your resume with you to this workshop). 

 

November 11 - 10:00 am

Excel 2010 - Basics Overview

This hands-on workshop will teach participants Excel basics - working with spreadsheets, learning about cells, rows, sorting and basic formulas. This class is for those who have never used Excel before or have a very limited knowledge. Computers will be provided.

 

November 14 - 10:00 am

LinkedIn Live - Work One-on-One with a Counselor  (seating is limited)

Come work 1:1 with a Counselor to create or strengthen your profile, and connect with others to become more noticeable in today’s social media world.  Computers will be provided.

 

November 15 - 2:00 pm

Open Computer Lab - Use a Computer for Job Search or Improve Skills

At this workshop, come use a computer for your job search or work with our Computer Tutor to improve your Word, Excel or PowerPoint skills. Computers will be provided.

 

November 28 - 10:00 am

Open Computer Lab - Use a Computer for Job Search or Improve Skills

At this workshop, come use a computer for your job search or work with our Computer Tutor to improve your Word, Excel or PowerPoint skills. Computers will be provided.

 

 

Congratulations Melissa & Noah!

10/25/2016 01:05:18 PM

Oct25


Photo: Christian Hansen for The New York Times

 

The Board congratulates Melissa Wood Tepperberg and Noah Tepperberg on their marriage on October 9th, 2016.  The service was performed by Rabbi Eva Sax-Bolder.  

We know the entire Shul of New York Family joins us in wishing Melissa, Noah and their son, Benjamin, a happy, healthy, and peaceful life together! 

New York Times Article about the wedding.

 

The Letter H -- Root Out The Hate -- One Man Show

09/21/2016 02:16:12 PM

Sep21

Hello, I'm Ken Brady. 

I have been writing, directing and performing political work for over 15 years. I wrote and directed Naomi Watts in my award-winning film "A House Divided", and wrote and performed in "The Time Is Now", chosen as the Village Voice Pick of the Week.

All summer in New York City, I've been performing "The Letter H", my very personal and political story of how we arrived at this moment in history in which bigotry became a way to campaign for the US presidency.

My story is so personal that I chose to perform in people's homes rather than in a traditional theater setting. And the response has been overwhelming -- and the call for me to take this on the road has become louder.

So as we countdown to this fork in the road known as the 2016 Presidential election, I am determined to make sure that voters in battleground states have the same opportunity to experience the show up close and personal.

Why me and why now?

Because families in these battleground states mirror mine. They recognize themselves in my story, and see their working class fathers in my father, and their history in mine. I know they will hear me. And I will move them to vote their true conscience.

It has been 36 years since the Reagan revolution turned the course of America in 1980. We will crush each year of that legacy, one show at a time.  

I need your support to deliver this show to a minimum of 36 audiences before November. Each show costs me about $400, and your contribution will make each one a reality.

The funds you donate will support the following:

  • Video documentation & testimonials
  • Publicity for audience awareness
  • Collateral for voting awareness
  • Event booking & coordination
  • Travel & Lodging
  • Community organizations outreach

Thank you for your support!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-letter-h-live#/

 

Job Search Workshops and Computer Training @ Manny Cantor Center

08/31/2016 12:36:12 PM

Aug31

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Counselors are available to meet people individually who are looking for a job or need new ideas for their job search

        https://thetomatos.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/september-clipart-of-september-free-download-2.gif   Workshops:

September 12 - 10:00 am

Successful Interviewing - Tell them what they want to hear

“So tell me what is your weakness” or “Why should I hire you?” Those are some of the most dreaded interview questions.  Don’t let an unexpected question catch you off guard, learn how to answer these questions and more.

September 16 - 10:00 am

Microsoft Word – Working with Documents

Hands-on workshop builds on Word basics topics covering more advanced design and formatting such as bulleting and numbering, text alignment and creating a resume.  Computers will be provided.

September 21 - 10:00 am

Open Computer Lab - Use a Computer for Job Search or Improve Skills

At this workshop, come use a computer for your job search or work with our Computer Tutor to improve your Word, Excel or PowerPoint skills.  Computers will be provided.

September 26 - 10:00 am

Write a Cover Letter for the Job Description

The purpose of a cover letter is to hook the reader to 1) introduce yourself and your resume, 2) convey your abilities, and 3) intrigue the reader regarding your potential value to their organization.  A well written cover letter entices the reader to learn more about you by reading your resume. 

Location: Manny Cantor Center – 197 East Broadway

(Workshops are 90 minutes long)

All workshops and private meetings with a Counselor are free of charge. 

Please register to attend one or all workshops either by phone 646.395.4260 or emailemploymentservices@edalliance.org  Counselors are also available to meet people individually.

Educational Alliance Employment Services 

www.Educational Alliance Employment Services

 

WWII veteran & holocaust survivor he rescued reunited

08/31/2016 12:22:24 PM

Aug31

Thanks to Barbara Feigenberg for finding this touching story about a World War II veteran and the holocaust survivor he rescued from a concentration camp seeing each other again after decades.  

Read the story and watch video here.

 

Short film tribute to steve ganz

08/29/2016 02:20:10 PM

Aug29

Jordan Axelrod has made a short film in tribute to and in memory of his uncle, Steve Ganz, our good friend and former Board member who passed away last year.  

It is a truly beautiful and moving film.  You can view it here.

 

The shul in "the jewish week"

08/24/2016 11:56:40 AM

Aug24

New Downtown Rabbi Crosses Boundaries

Rabbi Eva is interviewed in The Jewish Week (Aug 2016).
 

Alt Hebrew School Project Hitting Its Stride

Article in The Jewish Week (Aug 2016) about Jewish Journey Project that mentions the Shul and has several quotes from Adam Feder.

 

FREE CAREER SERVICES AT EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE

07/28/2016 12:34:31 PM

Jul28

 

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One-on-One Job Counseling Meetings & Workshops

Counselors are available to meet people individually who are looking for a job or need new ideas for their job search

 

Workshops:

 

August 8 - 10:00 am

On-Line Job Search and Research - Live

On-line job search can be confusing and very time consuming. In this workshop, you will learn the best places to search for jobs, discover networking techniques, how to use social media like LinkedIn and prepare for an interview. Computers will be provided.

August 17 - 10:00 am

Open Computer Lab - Use a Computer for Job Search or Improve Skills

At this workshop, come use a computer for your job search or work with our Computer Tutor to improve your Word, Excel or PowerPoint skills.  Computers will be provided.

August 22 - 10:00 am

LinkedIn - Social Media Why and How (Hands-on training - seating is limited)

LinkedIn is used by millions of people across the world to find new jobs, network, share knowledge and learn about today’s job market.  Come learn how to use LinkedIn to your advantage, create and strengthen your profile, and connect with others to become more noticeable in today’s social media world.  Computers will be provided.

August 24 - 10:00 am

Open Computer Lab - Use a Computer for Job Search or Improve Skills

See August 17 description

August 30 - 10:00 am

How To Network A Room 
Networking Events, Career Fairs, Social Engagements – These are all great opportunities to meet new people, exchange ideas, collaborate, generate new business and help others.  This workshop will provide you with practical tips to maximize your next networking event and master the art of “working the room”. 

Location: Manny Cantor Center – 197 East Broadway

(Workshops are 90 minutes long)

All workshops and private meetings with a Counselor are free of charge. 

Please register to attend one or all workshops either by phone 646.395.4260 or emailemploymentservices@edalliance.org  Counselors are also available to meet people individually.

Educational Alliance Employment Services 

www.Educational Alliance Employment Services

 

congratulations eric pliskin!!

06/05/2016 03:27:01 PM

Jun5

The Board congratulates Eric Pliskin on becoming Bar Mitzvah during the Shul's Shabbat Service on June 3rd, 2016!

Eric is the son of Jack Pliskin who could not be more proud of him.  

We know you join us in wishing Eric and his family Mazel Tov on this exciting milestone event. 

 

 

FREE CAREER SERVICES AT EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE

06/05/2016 03:24:09 PM

Jun5

One-on-One Job Counseling Meetings & Workshops

Counselors are available to meet people individually who are looking for a job or need new ideas for their job search

The following free workshops will be presented in June  

 

June 6 - 10:00 am

Informational Interviews

Informational Interviews – it’s not about asking for a job …it’s how to ask for information that you can use to conduct a better search. This workshop will cover how to schedule, prepare for and conduct informational interviews. Prepare to share - Participants are strongly encouraged to create a meeting agenda, ‘pitch’, brief statement of your experience and what you want to talk about/learn.  Let’s work together!

June 8 - 10:00 am

Open Computer Lab – Use a Computer for Job Search or Improve Skills

At this workshop, come use a computer for your job search or work with our Computer Tutor to improve your Word, Excel or PowerPoint skills.  Computers will be provided.

June 15 - 2:00 pm

Excel 2010 - Basics Overview*

This hands-on workshop will teach participants Excel basics – working with spreadsheets, learning about cells, rows, sorting and basic formulas.  This class is for those who have never used Excel before or have a very limited knowledge.  Computers will be provided

June 16 - 10:00 am               

Develop A Great Resume

Your resume is one of the most important tools you will need to land that next interview. Employers need to see that you are the best person for their job. In this workshop we will go over how to prepare your resume and show you are “the right fit” for the job. (Bring your resume with you to this workshop). 

June 27 - 2:00 pm

Successful Interviewing & Open Question and Answers

“So tell me what is your weakness” or “Why should I hire you?” Those are some of the most dreaded interview questions.  Don’t let an unexpected question catch you off guard, learn how to answer these questions and more.

June 29 - 10:00 am

Open Computer Lab – Use a Computer for Job Search or Improve Skills

See June 8 description

Location: Manny Cantor Center – 197 East Broadway

(Workshops are 90 minutes long)

 

All workshops and private meetings with a Counselor are free of charge. 

Please register to attend one or all workshops either by phone 646.395.4260 or emailemploymentservices@edalliance.org  Counselors are also available to meet people individually.

Educational Alliance Employment Services 

www.Educational Alliance Employment Services

 

 

5K Fundraiser in Loving Memory of Bill Lavner 

05/07/2016 11:05:13 AM

May7

 

Dear Friends & Family, 

 
It's spring again! (I can tell because I have had to build up my arsenal of Claritin and Allegra and can't stop sneezing...not because Chicago is actually warm.) 
 
Last year I started participating in the annual Spinal Cord Injury Awareness 5K Run/Roll/Walk in Brooklyn, as a way to honor and celebrate my father, Bill Lavner, who passed away in Fall of 2012. I have decided to continue participating every year as one small way of remembering him and giving back to a community that helped him so much after his spinal injury in 2001. 
 
 
If you'd like to join my fundraising team or are able to make a contribution to help me meet my fundraising goal please follow the link below. My team's name is "In Loving Memory of Bill Lavner 2016": 
The race takes place on Sunday, May 22, at 8 a.m. in Brooklyn (Prospect Park) if you wish to run/roll/walk with me, or volunteer, or if you have friends who might want to participate, here is the link to sign up
https://nycruns.com/races/?race=sci-5k-2016
 
 
The amount that I and my team raise will go to the Alan T Brown Foundation. No amount is too small! Thank you for any donation that you can make. This race also continues to fall pretty close to my birthday, so you are also more than welcome to make your donation to this worthy cause as a birthday gift. :-) 
 
Please feel free to forward these links widely among your own social networks (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. or any other media tools of choice that the kids are using these days). 
 
Thanks for any help you're able to provide! 
 

Sincerely, 
Lilly Lavner

 

 

congratulations jules shulman!

04/20/2016 09:32:00 AM

Apr20

The Board congratulates Jules Shulman on becoming Bat Mitzvah on April 16th 2016!

Jules is the daughter of Joyce Joe and Jason Shulman who could not be more proud of her.  

We know you join us in wishing Jules and her family Mazel Tov on this exciting milestone event.  

 

the shul mourns the loss of lou blumengarten

04/20/2016 09:31:16 AM

Apr20

It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of Louis H. Blumengarten.

Lou was a great friend and a generous supporter of The Shul.  For two years Lou has written the "Lou's Cultural Picks" column on the Shul website.  We will miss his insightful and witty cultural insights and recommendations.  Lou's final column will remain on the website as a memorial to him.  

We know you join us in wishing the Blumengarten family our sincerest condolences.  

We will miss him.

 

Congratulations Lea Lewis-Lepiarz!

04/20/2016 09:16:19 AM

Apr20

The Board congratulates Lea Lewis-Lepiarz on becoming Bat Mitzvah on January 9th, 2016!

Lea is the daughter of Shul Board member Lisa Lewis and John Lepiarz who could not be more proud of her.  

We know you join us in wishing Lea and her family Mazel Tov on this exciting milestone event.

 

out of the darkness walk

04/14/2016 10:32:36 AM

Apr14

A message from Jane Singman:

On June 4th, 2016, an event is being hosted in New York City called the "Out of the Darkness" walk. This walk is being held to raise money and awareness for suicide and in order to participate, you must fundraise for $1000. I want to collect $15,000 in case there are people who wish to walk with me and are not able to raise the money themselves.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, 42,773 AMERICANS die by suicide. For every 1 suicide, 25 people attempt. In the state of New York, someone commits suicide every 5 hours. 

Please help me raise my goal of $15,000 so I can participate in this walk and so I can help raise money for a cause I truly care about.

https://www.gofundme.com/outofthedarknessOK

 

Free career services at educational alliance

04/08/2016 12:17:13 PM

Apr8

One-on-One Job Counseling Meetings & Workshops

Counselors are available to meet people individually who are looking for a job or need new ideas for their job search

The following free workshops will be presented in April: 

April 15 - 2:00 pm

Open Computer Lab - Use a Computer for Job Search or Improve Skills

At this workshop, come use a computer for your job search or work with our Computer Tutor to improve your Word, Excel or PowerPoint skills. Computers will be provided.

April 18 - 10:00 am

LinkedIn - Live (Interactive Workshop)

Come learn how to use LinkedIn to your advantage and create or strengthen your profile, and connect with others to become more noticeable in today’s social media world.  This is an interactive workshop and computers will be provided.

April 25 - 10:00 am

Build and Practice Your 30 Second Elevator Pitch  (Interactive Workshop)

Are you stuck on how to answer “What do you”?  Don’t let this question trip you up – be prepared!

At this workshop you will build a pitch and collaborate with other attendees to ensure you are delivering the best pitch, with great confidence - not too fast, not to slow, with good energy, genuinely and confidently.

April 29 - 2:00 pm

Microsoft Word - Introduction and Concepts

Hands-on workshop will teach how to use Microsoft 2010 to create and edit documents, insert or move text around, save and retrieve documents, and check spelling and grammar. Computers will be provided and participants must have an understanding of the computer and how to use a mouse, keyboard and their basic operations.

Location: Manny Cantor Center – 197 East Broadway

(Workshops are 90 minutes long)

All workshops and private meetings with a Counselor are free of charge. 

Please register to attend one or all workshops either by phone 646.395.4260 or email employmentservices@edalliance.org  Counselors are also available to meet people individually.

Educational Alliance Employment Services 

www.Educational Alliance Employment Services

 

Michael Eigen Book Reading

04/08/2016 12:15:41 PM

Apr8
THE INSTITUTE FOR EXPRESSIVE ANALYSIS
 
WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO OUR
May 22, 2016
READING AND LECTURE BY
 
MICHAEL EIGEN
 
Sharing from his new book, “Image, Sense, Infinities, and Everyday Life”.
This special event will be a book reading with Michael Eigen, celebrating his legacy and honoring his timeless contributions for psychoanalysis.
 
The event will be held at Tibet House, 22 West 15th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM.  Refreshments will be served.
 
Please RSVP events@ieanyc.org
 
Karnac notes: Image and sensing have been underrated in Western thought but have come into their own since the Romantic movement and have always been valued by poets and mystics. Images come in all shapes and sizes and give expression to our felt sense of life. We say we are made in the image of God, yet God has no image. What kind of image do we mean? An impalpable image carrying impalpable sense? An ineffable sense permeates and takes us beyond the five senses, creating infinities within everyday life. Some people report experiencing colour and sound when they write or hear words. Sensing mediates the feel of life, often giving birth to image.
 
In this compelling book, Michael Eigen leads us through an array of images and sensing in many dimensions of experience, beginning with a sense of being born all through life, psychosis, mystical moments, the body, the pregnancy of “no”, shame, his session with André Green, and his thoughts related to James Grotstein, Wilfred Bion, and Marion Milner. The author concludes with notes on his life as a young man leading him into the therapeutic vocation he has fostered and which has fostered him for nearly sixty years.
 
Two Endorsements: 'Michael Eigen writes about infinity and everyday life as if they are one and the same. As always, he weaves a magic spell. In this remarkable work, he turns the light within himself inside out and offers it up to us with generosity. Touching, honest and full of wisdom, it will benefit all who read it.'
- Mark Epstein, MD, author of The Trauma of Everyday Life 

'Eigen writes from his body, heart and soul in a way that is communicatively evocative to openhearted readers. He shares his experience as an analyst and as a person. He describes how our preconceptual capacities mate with our senses and, through intimate relationship, transform to symbolic, affective images reaching towards infinities in daily life. His writing helps us to be ourselves and facilitates self-discovery in others through everyday living.'
- James Gooch, MD, Founding President, The Psychoanalytic Center of California.
 
 

Rebecca Bellingham Concert

03/10/2016 04:04:24 PM

Mar10

 

 

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