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The Shul of New York
A Synagogue for Spiritual Judaism

Cooking With the Shul

The one thing that binds all Jews together is cooking (and shmaltz). The Shul has no shortage of wonderful cooks as anyone who has attended one of our food-based events knows. (There are non-food events?)  Several have presented cooking lessons on Zoom, but the most prolific by far has been devoted amateur cook and Shul Co-President, Karen Seidman.  Enjoy!

Understanding Hate and how to Counter It:  A Talk by Ken Stern

A talk by Kenneth S. Stern, Director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate. Presented on Zoom by the Shul Justice Project.  This is a unique opportunity to hear from an award-winning author and attorney who has been a voice against extremism and for human rights through his writings, teaching, testimony, legal defense work and professional positions.

League of Women Voters Activism Training 

The League of Women Voters will present a 1-hour Zoom training session on how to be an effective advocate and lobbyist.  Learn how we can make our voices heard on the issues we care passionately about. Download League slideshow.

Genealogy with Doug Seidman

Get started in family tree research with amateur genealogist Doug Seidman. (Download: Family Tree ChartJewish Genealogy InfoFamily History Interview Questionnaire)

Talking About Race and Racism

An evening with Nicole Alifante, one of the founders of, and the president of CURE, the Coalition for Understanding Racism through Education.

Alexis Michelle Makeup Tutorial

Celebrity hair/makeup/production expert Alexis Michelle/Alex Michaels  will increase your online fabulous-ness when he shares practical, professional tips for how to look your very best on Zoom in the first ShulThrive! event.

This is a fun, informative evening and a rare opportunity for an intimate session with this charming and talented performer (and great friend to the Shul). 

Zoom Video Archive

We entered the wonderful world of Zoom (Feh!) during the pandemic (Oy! Double-Feh!) in 2020.


We know what with working, social distancing, matching your masks to your outfit, and throwing matzoh balls at the cat (What, it's only us?) you may not be available for every Zoom session. Not to worry, we've thought of everything. 

 After many requests we recorded some of the sessions and we present them here for your viewing pleasure. 

Cooking with Karen

Intro to Meditation
with Cheryl Jacobs

How to Pause During the Pause: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation with Cheryl Jacobs, MA, PPP. 

This is an introduction to simple mindfulness and meditation techniques that can be easily integrated into our lives to reduce and manage stress.

  Part 1       Part 2        Part 3  

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Flower Pressing with Arline Rubin

Learn to press flowers for cards and jewelry with the Shul's crafty crafter.    Watch Video  

Virtual Film Society
with Josh Cabat


  • Guest Sessions:  
    John Esposito - Fargo,
    Barry Schulman -  Parasite

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