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Baldwin, NY 11510
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The latest on the information as of today is that Goldie is now in rehab in Freeport MeadowBrook Care Center -- 320 Merrick Rd.
Freeport NY 11520

Bob is still at South Nassau Hospital

The temple will keep the congregation updated as the information flows in.


The new book is now available at the temple office

"The Weight of Ink"
By Rachel Kadish

Date to be Announced


As per Bob Epstein he is cancelling the Yiddish Class tomorrow due to possible
bad weather.

He rescheduled it for
next week
Wed 1/24/18 at 10 am


If you haven't heard yet that Goldie and Bob Kieval were in a very bad car accident and are both at South Nassau Hospital. They are scheduled to be there until they are released which could be as early as today and then would be heading to rehab.

The time frame for this is still not known. Their son Elliot wanted us to reach out to all to inform you of this incident. He also would like if possible to have visitors go and see them for support.

Will keep all updated as information flows in to the temple.


Hi guys

My sincere apologies but I must cancel the class tmrw. My business partner’s mom passed (who you met last year), Ed Goldstein. The funeral is tmrw at 9:30 in Hewlett

Sorry for last min notice.

Thank you !!!
Josh Reichman


To all our lovely Mah Jongg players,

Last call for your orders to be placed. Please make out your checks to Sisterhood.

Crak Bam !!
Sheila Goldsmith


Hi to all the travelers and those who couldn’t attend class today. I would like to share the below link that we listened to and discussed in today’s class.
Well worth a listen.

Be safe and stay warm!

Thank you !!!
Josh Reichman

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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Baldwin, NY 11510

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Sisterhood Shabbat

Mah Tovu: How good it is to celebrate together!

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism
Celebrates Its 100th Year
Looks Ahead to The Next 100 Years

Saturday, January 20th, 2018                                                  4 Shevat, 5778

Intergenerational Service
Kiddush Lunch
Study Session

Please call the office, 223-8688, to confirm your attendance.

Please call the office, 223-8688, to confirm your attendance.

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

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: Va'eira

Friday, January 12, 2018
Tevet 25, 5778
Light Candles at:
4:31 PM

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Tevet 26, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
5:34 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Bo

Friday, January 19, 2018
Shevat 3, 5778
Light Candles at:
4:39 PM

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Shevat 4, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
5:42 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Beshalach

Friday, January 26, 2018
Shevat 10, 5778
Light Candles at:
4:47 PM

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Shevat 11, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
5:49 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Yitro

Friday, February 2, 2018
Shevat 17, 5778
Light Candles at:
4:56 PM

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Shevat 18, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
5:57 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Mishpatim

Friday, February 9, 2018
Shevat 24, 5778
Light Candles at:
5:04 PM

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Shevat 25, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
6:05 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Terumah

Friday, February 16, 2018
Adar 1, 5778
Light Candles at:
5:13 PM

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Adar 2, 5778
Shabbat Ends:

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Tetzaveh

Friday, February 23, 2018
Adar 8, 5778
Light Candles at:
5:21 PM

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Adar 9, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
6:21 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Ki Tisa

Friday, March 2, 2018
Adar 15, 5778
Light Candles at:
5:29 PM

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Adar 16, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
6:29 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayak'hel-Pekudei

Friday, March 9, 2018
Adar 22, 5778
Light Candles at:
5:37 PM

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Adar 23, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
6:36 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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