South Baldwin Jewish Center
  2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
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Fritzi and Walter Wolk and families of Baldwin Jewish Center would like to send out condolences to their old time member and friend Jack Coladner who passed away this morning and will be buried graveside on March 18th, Sunday at 1:00 pm Beth Moses at Wellwood Ave West Babylon NY

To Roz Coladner and family may Jacks memory be a blessing to all of you.



Hi guys

After consulting with officers and class attendees, we have decided to cancel tmrw’s class due to hazardous driving conditions.

Stay safe. Stay warm and hopefully no more storms!

Thank you
Josh Reichman


Due to the weather reports for tomorrow on the South Shore of Long Island. Shirley is going to cancel her Intermediate Hebrew class for Tuesday the 13th at SBJC.

She will resume her class on March 20th at 10:30 am.
See you then.

Shirley Bissek



Just received a call from congregant Paul Levy, Paul Levy's father, Stanley Levy passed away this morning.

The funeral of Stanley Levy will be Sunday, March 4th at 1:00 pm at Guttermans in Rockville Centre, NY

Shiva is as follows:
Home of : Paul Levy
1575 Victoria Street
Baldwin, NY 11510

Sunday, March 4th following the interment - Shiva Minyan Requested at 8 :00 PM
Monday March 5th from 4 :00 pm to 9 :00 pm - Shiva Minyan Requested at 8:00 PM
Tuesday March 6th from 4 :00 pm to 9 :00 pm - Shiva Minyan Requested at 8:00 PM

May your fathers memory be a blessing to you Paul and your family at this time.




I am really sorry to inform you of the passing of dear, Miriam Kurtzberg this morning. The funeral will be held on March 4th at 10:00 am at the Star of David Memorial Chapel on 1336 Wellwood Ave, in West Babylon, NY (631) 454-9600.

There is no Shiva information at this time.

May Miriams memory be a blessing to all those who knew her.



Good Afternoon,

I am emailing to inform you of the Passing of our congregant Michael Schwartz. All our love goes out to Florence and family at this difficult time.

The funeral will be on Tuesday February 27th at 11:00 am service will be graveside at the New Montifiore Cemetry . The address is as follows. 1180 Wellwood Ave. West Babylon NY (631) 249-7000. For those who will be attending his funeral .Please meet at the Main office and a procession will follow to graveside.

For the sitting of Shiva
Shiva will be held at the home of Florence Schwartz.
23-35 MIllburn Ave
Baldwin NY 11510

For all nights Shiva Minyan is requested at the home at 8:00 PM

Times are as follows: Upon arrival from interment on Tuesday: Minyan is requested at 8:00 pm

Wednesday : February 28th -- from 2:00 to 4:00 PM No evening Shiva services and none on Thursday due to Chag Purim

then following on:
Sunday : March 4th - from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and again 7:00 to 9:00 PM Minyan at 8:00 pm

Monday : March 5th - from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and again 7:00 to 9:00 PM Minyan at 8:00 pm

Thank you


Good Morning Congregants:

Here are the visiting times for the Shiva for Bob Kieval :

Address : Goldie Kieval
85 South Centre Ave Apt C8
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Today: Wednesday: February 21st Shiva Minyan Requested 8:00 pm

Thursday : February 22nd 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Shiva Minyan requested 8:00 pm

Friday : February 23rd No Hours

After Shabbat February 24th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Shiva Minyan requested 8:00 pm

Sunday : February 25th 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Shiva Minyan requested 8:00 pm

Monday : February 26th 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Shiva Minyan Requested 8:00 pm

Thank you


Good Morning,

I was informed last night of the passing of our long time congregant. Bob Kieval. May his memory be a blessing to all that knew him. Our thoughts go out to Goldie at this time.

The funeral will be on Wednesday February 21st at 10:00 am at Gutterman's in Rockville Centre, NY

I have no other information at this time regarding sitting Shiva.

I am also taking upon myself, for those of his friends and acquaintances who sent me their Refuah Shlemah donations, I am going to call the Jewish National Fund and plant a circle of trees in Jerusalem in his memory from all of you.

Best Regards,


If you didn't hear him in Oceanside
the author of the
"Synagogues of Long Island"
will be speaking (and selling
his book) on March 13 at 7 PM at the Library in Rockville Center. (


The Yiddish Book Center is devoting
a weekend to "Yiddish Women Writers Reclaimed". It is May 4-6 at the center in Amherst Mass. There will be 4 lectures, one film screening, a tour of the Book Center, kosher meals and "plenty of great conversation". visit: or call 413-256-4900, ext.144

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

Good Morning All,

I would like to take this time to go over a few upcoming events , which we think may be important for you to jot down on your calendars.

1: March 31st Saturday night 2nd night Pesach. A Zissen Pesach !!!!! We are holding our annual Seder, come and join us for and eat a festive meal to celebrate our freedom and maybe we will let you can find the hidden Afikohmen.. Please call or send in your check to hold your reservation.

2. We are Co-sponsoring with the OJC and Merrick Jewish Center and Temple Avodah a really important special program on April 22nd at 7 :00 pm at Oceanside Jewish Center on Broward Ave in Oceanside. NY. Author : Ira Poliakoff will be joining our community for a fascinating and enlightening discussion about history and synagogues on Long Island. It's an important night, not just for us but for future generations of Jewry on Long Island.

3. We will be having our Movie Night on April 29th at 7:00 PM. Would also like to thank Irving Frank for sponsoring our Movie night. The movie shown will be Beneath the Helmet An Israeli Documentary about Five Israeli High School students and there transformation to Combat IDF Soldiers . Looking forward to seeing all of you there Rosalie Grant will be giving the review.

4. Thanks to our Cultural committee for all the hard work and preparation they put into this very special event. Our 42nd Annual Shabbation : May 4th and 5th at SBJC. Our guest speaker will be the Rabbi Charles Savenor a distinguished leader and highly accomplished innovator and scholar of the Jewish Conservative Movement and a prolific writer on parenting and fatherhood and will be discussing at the our shul " Mystery and History." Reservations are required only for Friday night Shabbat Dinner and Saturday lunch. Please send in your check to hold your reservation. Hope to see a great turnout. And in memory of Robert Kieval, may his memory be a blessing lets all come together to thank Goldie for all her and Bob's years of dedication to our Shabbaton experience.

Thank you,
Office SBJC


It is necessary for me to change the date of our next meeting to Wed. April 4 at our usual tzen azeyger f'm time. It has been cleared with the synagogue office. Be assured that the snacks witll be kosher for peysakh.

Here is a message from the Yiddish Book Center in yiddish with captions. If you don't follow something you can hear it again. Her rate of speech makes it accesible and you will hear words like shpaltn and untershtitzen and gekhaleshd. The context will help you understand. We'll discuss the passage in which the speaker recounts how her mother saved her when she was two years old. Such recall. Click on "snuck her out....."

Gib a kuk.
Gut Shabbes,

Gib a kuk - Check it out!

Rosalyn (Reyzele) Kirkel describes how her mother, desperate to save her the day after a "kinder-aktsye" (roundup of children) during the Holocaust, snuck her out of the Shavl ghetto to live with a non-Jewish family. (In Yiddish with English subtitles.)

Stay tuned as we post new clips every week.

Mit vareme grusn, warm regards,


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

We’re Having a Theater Party!

Where: Molloy College, Rockville Centre , NY

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00 pm

What we are seeing: Sleeping Beauty with The Moscow Festival Ballet.

What the cost is: $50.00 pp
Please make out your payment to SBJC Sisterhood .

Payment will confirm your reservation.
Regretfully, in the event of your cancellation, we will not be able to
refund money.

Please leave your checks with Ozzie in the office.

Thank you,
Sisterhood Committee


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: Vayikra

Friday, March 16, 2018
Adar 29, 5778
Light Candles at:
6:44 PM

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Nissan 1, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
7:44 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Tzav

Friday, March 23, 2018
Nissan 7, 5778
Light Candles at:
6:52 PM

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Nissan 8, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
7:51 PM


Friday, March 30, 2018
Eve of First day Passover
Nissan 14, 5778
Light Shabbat Candles at:
6:59 PM

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Eve of Second day Passover
Nissan 15, 5778
Light Holiday Candles after:
7:59 PM

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Nissan 16, 5778
Holiday Ends:
8:00 PM


Thursday, April 5, 2018
Eve of Seventh day Passover
Nissan 20, 5778
Light Holiday Candles at:
7:05 PM

Friday, April 6, 2018
Eve of Eighth day Passover
Nissan 21, 5778
Light Shabbat / Holiday Candles at:
7:06 PM

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Nissan 22, 5778
Shabbat / Holiday Ends:
8:07 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Shemini

Friday, April 13, 2018
Nissan 28, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:14 PM

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Nissan 29, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
8:15 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Tazria-Metzora

Friday, April 20, 2018
Iyar 5, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:21 PM

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Iyar 6, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
8:23 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Acharei-Kedoshim

Friday, April 27, 2018
Nissan 7, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:28 PM

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Iyar 13, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
8:32 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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