Shavuot Learning Program

Tikkun Leil Shavu`ot – Saturday night

11:45pm – Once Upon a Mountain: Shavuot and Transcending Time – Meira Rubin
12:45am – If Ruth were Pregnant: Some Fundamentals of the Conversion Ritual Part 1 – Rabbi Berger
1:45am – TBA
2:45am – Is “Berakhah Le-vattalah” an Oxymoron? – Sarah Steinberg
3:45am – If Ruth were Pregnant: Some Fundamentals of the Conversion Ritual Part 2 – Rabbi Berger
4:30am – Odeh la-Kel
4:45am – Shacharit

First day of Yom Tov – Sunday

7:15pm – The Strange Roots of King David’s Legitimacy: Ruth, Boaz and the Mitzvah of Yibum – Meira Rubin
8:20pm – Rabbi Berger’s regularly scheduled shiur between Minchah and Maariv

Second day of Yom Tov – Monday

After kiddush (approx. 12:30pm) – What Robert Frost Didn’t Know about Shavuot: Appreciating an Agrarian Holiday in non-Agrarian Society – Sarah Steinberg
8:20pm – Rabbi Berger’s regularly scheduled shiur between Minchah and Maariv

House for sale by owner – one block from Fleetwood Synagogue


Pre-listing Offer

Two-family brick
corner house, one block from Fleetwood Synagogue, being offered by
owners to the community

Each 6-room apartment has 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths.
With finished basement, large backyard and 2-car garage.
Buyers’ offers will be considered before formal
listing of the home with a broker.
Interested parties contact:

Marilyn Marcus 917-843-5465

Fred Epstein 914-472-5067

Charles Sidlow Memorial Scholar-in-Residence

Shabbat Feb 3 – 4, 2012
Dr. Steven Fine, Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Center for Israel Studies at Yeshiva University, an expert on the interface of Jewish History and Art History, and on the archaeology of the Talmudic period.
Steven Fine is a cultural historian, specializing in Jewish history in the Greco-Roman world.  He focuses on relationships between the literature of ancient Judaism, art and archaeology. Holding a doctorate in Jewish history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an MA in art history from the University of Southern California and a BA in religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Professor Fine is also an alumnus of Jerusalem’s Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies and of Yeshiva University of Los Angeles.Dr. Fine’s unique blend of history, rabbinic literature, archaeology and art is expressed in a broad range of publications. The author of academic monographs, museum catalogs, articles and even a book for children, Professor Fine’s most recent book is Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology (Cambridge, 2005), the second edition of which will appear in late 2009.  He is an editor of  IMAGES: A Journal for the Study of Jewish Art and Visual Culture.
Professor Fine has lectured throughout the United States, Israel and in Europe, including presentations at the University of Haifa, Oxford University, the Hebrew University, Yale University, the Hebrew Union College, UC Davis, Duke University and the Brooklyn Museum. Dr. Fine delivered the first Cecil Roth Memorial Lecture at the Jewish Museum in London. His current projects include a web-based learning portal on Jews and Judaism in the Greco-Roman Period and studies in Samaritan-Jewish relations during late antiquity, polychromy   in ancient Jewish art and God’s Artisan:  Bezalel the Tabernacle   Builder in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Professor Fine lectures widely to adult audiences. His combination of history, Talmud, archaeology and “bonhomie” make Dr. Fine a popular with both Jewish and Christian audiences.
Steven Fine is Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University in New York, head of the department of Jewish History at Yeshiva College, and director of Yeshiva University’s Center for Israel Studies.

MARCH 5, 2011 – SAVE THE DATE!!! The Maccabeats @ Fleetwood Synagogue

Dear Fleetwood Synagogue Members and Friends:

MARCH 5, 2011 – SAVE THE DATE!!!

There is a very popular a cappella group called the “Maccabeats” – and one of their videos has gone viral:

They have been highlighted on CNN and the Today Show.

The Maccabeats are scheduled to appear at Fleetwood Synagogue on Saturday evening, March 5, 2011.


Details to follow!


Please join us on Saturday evening
March 5, 2011

Rosh Chodesh Adar Bet 5771

for the

Yeshiva University’s a cappella sensation
Live and In Concert!

Fleetwood Synagogue
11 East Broad Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10552

Doors open at 8:30 PM
Concert begins at 9:00 PM

$25 for advance purchase general admission seats
$30 at the door
$100 sponsorships include two premium seats & a program listing

Seating is limited
Advance orders will be accepted until February 25th

To purchase tickets please visit our website:

Payment can be made on our website (using PayPal)
or by check payable to Fleetwood Synagogue

Please view our website for directions, parking information, and to find out more about our community and the Fleetwood Synagogue Housing Incentive Program