South Baldwin Jewish Center
  2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
Phone: 516-223-8688 | Fax: 516-223-8689
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Please note that the Tuesday morning class this week will not take place as usual.

Instead we will have an evening class that same day at 7:30 pm.
On December 26th

The topic will be a continuation (part B) of the class / drash scheduled for this Shabbat. On Shabbat we will be begin the outline and it will be continued Tuesday evening as a more in depth of a specific topic from within the parasha.

Looking forward to seeing you all there :)

Shabbat Shalom

Thank you !!!
Josh Reichman


Good Morning,

Message from Sisterhood:

the Crafts Day for Sunday December 10th has been postponed. For those who are still interested in attending the workshop we will have further information in the near future on times and date.
Keep you Posted.

Shabbat Shalom,

Sisterhood Committee


We would like to wish our congregants a Mazel Tov on the birth of their Great Granddaughter. Quinn Rose. How wonderful!!! Best wishes to the Great Grandparents Barbara and Martin P. Klein, the Grandparents Debbie and Steven Klein, and to the
proud parents
Brittney and David Kaplan.

Congratulations from
all of us at
South Baldwin Jewish Center.


Good Morning,

I received a call from congregant Paul Levy that his mother passed away over the weekend. They are sitting Shiva at the home of his late mother Bernice Levy. For those who would like to pay a Shiva call the address is:
452 Arizona Ave in
Rockville Centre N.Y 11570

The Shiva hours are from 4pm to 8 pm (today) Wednesday and (tomorrow)Thursday and they get up from Shiva
Friday morning.

Our deepest condolences to Paul and his family.

Thank you,
Office SBJC

Mah Jongg meets on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Folk dancing meets on Wednesdays at 10:30am. Newcomers are always welcome to either group.

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2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510

Hi to all ,

Hope you’re keeping warm!

Since last week’s experiment of a class/forum drash seemed to work quite
well, I would like to try something next week.

Next week’s parasha is Miketz. You should all have access to a bible and
if not you can pick one up from the temple :)

Please try to read the parasha in advance of the Shabbat morning reading.
Try to read it as “pshat” simple meaning and perhaps jot down the
questions that come to your mind.

Your goal will be to understand:

1) What is actually occurring in the parasha

2) What is the torah trying to tell us.

No need to focus on commentary but of course you are welcome to dive
into that as well.

I would like to attempt a similar forum to the one we did last week with
one caveat. The topic of discussion from within the parasha will cover
multiple areas and will come from YOU not me.

I will have done the same readings you have and will bring in the
commentators so we can engage in a good dialogue.

Ps - for those who won’t be able to prepare in advance that’s ok. It
would be helpful to have at least a few who did.

Looking forward to a good conversation about the relevance of the
parasha to our lives today.

Thank you !!!
Josh Reichman

Good Morning Congregants,

Just a reminder of what's happening this at SBJC,

On Next Tuesday 12/12/17 is the first night of Hanukkah.  Please join us
at the LIRR station in Baldwin at 6:00 pm(time changed from 5:45 pm)  to
light the first candle and please join us right after for Latkes and Hot
Dogs and Sufganiyot at  SBJC. If you are planning to join us , please
notify the office that you will be joining us for dinner .

Thank you,

SBJC Office

Hello and Good Afternoon,

I have been receiving calls regarding donations that congregants would like to make in behalf of Hurricane Harvey that has devastated these poor peoples lives in Texas . I am sure you know as well as I do what a time we had in Sandy , me coming from Long Beach and losing it all. But in particular regarding the South Baldwin Jewish Center I was told that, volunteered with the help of Stacey Eager- Leavitt , came in and ripped out walls and were amazing at what they did.

So, if you would like to make a donation and haven't already. Here is the website. There will be a prompt setting to donate for the cause or if you would like to come into the office I will be here to help you out. I know that all of us do our best in this life to help to whatever and whomever we can, but as the Jewish New Year comes upon us it is way important that we are in good standing with the Almighty.

She' Elohim Yivrach otcha v' otach

(G-d Bless)

Nechama Jewish Disaster Response
4330 Cedar Lane Road South
St Louis Park, MN 55446


As a member of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, we received
this e-mail which we are sharing with you.

Conservative Movement Statement on Violent Demonstrations in
Charlottesville, VA

Posted on:
Sunday August 13, 2017


In the aftermath of violent demonstrations by white supremacists and
their sympathizers in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulting in 3 deaths
and many injuries, the Rabbinical Assembly and the United Synagogue of
Conservative Judaism issued the following statement:

The Rabbinical Assembly and United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism are
shocked and horrified by the violent demonstrations of white
supremacists, neo-Nazis and their sympathizers in Charlottesville,
Virginia this past Saturday which resulted directly in the deaths of one
civilian and two state police officers and in many other serious
injuries. We applaud the swift and effective actions of Mayor Mike
Signer of Charlottesville and Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, as well
as their appropriate condemnations of the bigotry, antisemitism and
hatred that inspired the rally itself. Many leaders have taken the
indispensable step of naming the dangerous philosophies and movements
that united these demonstrators. These events have been rightly labeled
as incidents of domestic terror by both Democrats and Republicans.

We call upon United States officials including President Donald Trump
and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to condemn neo-Nazi, white
supremacist and alt-right movements by name. The repeated failure to do
so by top U.S. officials has fueled their growth and poses an imminent
threat to all Americans as Saturday's violent rallies showed. History
has demonstrated that where a country's leaders fail to condemn these
philosophies, violence and hatred can quickly and exponentially consume
the fabric of civil society. Our leaders must act now. Let us continue
to pray for and to work for the day when all shall "sit under his/her
vine and fig tree and none shall make them afraid."

Rabbi Philip Scheim, President, The Rabbinical Assembly
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, CEO, The Rabbinical Assembly
Margo Gold, President, USCJ
Rabbi Steven Wernick, CEO, USCJ

Shabbat Shalom
Evelyn Estrine


Candle and Torah Lighting Readings


Shabbat, Torah Reading: Mikeitz

Friday, December 15, 2017
Kislev 27, 5778
Light Shabbat Candles at:
4:10 PM

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Kislev 28, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
5:14 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayigash

Friday, December 22, 2017
Tevet 4, 5778
Light Candles at:
4:13 PM

Saturday, December 23, 2017
Tevet 5, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
5:17 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayechi

Friday, December 29, 2017
Tevet 11, 5778
Light Candles at:
4:18 PM

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Tevet 12, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
5:22 PM

It is considered a great mitzvah and responsibility to honor the Sabbath by lighting candles 18 minutes before sunset on Friday evening.

This unique commandment, entrusted to the Jewish woman, is rich with meaning and purpose.
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