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  2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
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The book that was chosen for the Book Club Members is "Eternal Life", by Dara Horn. I happen to have 3 copies in the office. For those who plan on attending the book club review we have not picked our date as of yet.

And also, if you could be so kind, these books are intended for reading by the club reviewers. If you would like a copy, by all means, but do join us for review too. Hope to see you there.

Thank you so much,
Book Club Committee

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



The establishment of the State of Israel was the fulfillment of a 2000 year old dream of Jews around the world. The impressive scientific, cultural, social and military accomplishments of the State are astounding especially when considering that all her neighbors from the day she was established have tried to destroy her.


Chellie Goldwater Wilensky NA'AMAT USA National President


Message from Bob Epstein :


We will meet on Wed.May 9 at 10:15 (A concensus requested the time adjustment)
(mir veln farzamlen mitvukh 9 may, pronounced as MY. fuftzn minut nukh tzen azeyger far midtug)

Just received was the announcement below from the New Yiddish Repertory (not to be confused with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbienne). It's a performance for one evening in a small space so you need to reserve early. The play is in English and the songs are in yiddish.

We read another few pages of the Peretz story, khassene gehat, in which Leah, our protagonist, is attracted to the doctor's apprentice by his attention and yiddish songs but is coflicted because she knows her mother would disapprove because of his modern dress,  removal of his beard, and use of Polish words. Stay tuned.

I watched the DVD From Shtetl to Swing, which was not compatible with the SBJC equipment and found it to be quite interesting and worthwhile. You have an opportuntiy to see Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, George Gershwin and others.  I was struck by the clip of an upright piano being lifted with ropes to be guided through a window opening into a tenement apartment.
You can reserve it in any library. The call no. is: 781.6292  F.

zay gezunt,
a gruss fun Rose,

I'm having big trouble sending messages to you so if you don't hear from us zorg zikh nit.

Good morning on this lovely Spring day.

I know not all of you are social media fans and do not go on Facebook etc. That is fine and I address this to those that do regularly check in on Facebook.

Quite a few of you "Like" our SBJC page: and are on the feed.

I implore the rest of you to at least look at our page and "Like" it if you think the content is of interest to you. The page has almost every Email and Event that you would be interested in knowing about as well as interesting articles and links to other Temples and Jewish organizations in our area. Take a look and see for yourself.

I will also be glad to post any relevant events that you are involved in as well as any interesting articles that you believe the members would enjoy reading. Just send an email to the office or a private message to our Facebook page.

Jeff Barkan


As discussed this weekend, plz find attached copy of the next few pages from the intro of the book we are studying on Tuesday mornings. We are working on enabling congregants who are physically unable to be at SBJC during the class, attend remotely.

Attached is the raw material from the book itself. This can be opened, printed or viewed on any smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. Click here to view raw material

Please save it accordingly as it will serve us in the next few lessons.

Thank you and looking forward to some fun and productive classes with a wider audience.

PS - for any newcomers, I will give an evening class this month that will cover the basics and bring you up to speed.

Thank you !!!
Josh Reichman


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


Daylight Saving Time: In effect.
Times have been adjusted accordingly

Shabbat, Torah Reading:

Friday, May 11, 2018
Iyar 26, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:43 PM

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Iyar 27, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
8:48 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Bamidbar

Friday, May 18, 2018
Sivan 4, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:49 PM

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Eve of First day Shavuot
Sivan 5, 5778
Light Holiday Candles after:
8:15 PM

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Eve of Second day Shavuot
Sivan 6, 5778
Light Holiday Candles after:
8:57 PM

Monday, May 21, 2018
Eve of Second day Shavuot
Sivan 7, 5778
Holiday ends:
8:58 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Naso

Friday, May 25, 2018
Sivan 11, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:56 PM

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Sivan 12, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
9:03 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Behaalotecha

Friday, June 1, 2018
Sivan 18, 5778
Light Candles at:
8:01 PM

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Sivan 19, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
9:09 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Shlach

Friday, June 8, 2018
Sivan 25, 5778
Light Candles at:
8:06 PM

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Sivan 26, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
9:14 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading:Korach

Friday, June 15, 2018
Tammuz 2, 5778
Light Candles at:
8:09 PM

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Tammuz 3, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
9:18 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Chukat

Friday, June 22, 2018
Tammuz 9, 5778
Light Candles at:
8:11 PM

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Tammuz 10, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
9:20 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Balak

Friday, June 29, 2018
Tammuz 16, 5778
Light Candles at:
8:11 PM

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Tammuz 17, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
9:20 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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