LAST COZY SHABBAT: After a nice run of summertime Cozy Shabbat weekends, and a few getaway weekends for us, we’re now down to our last Cozy Shabbat summer weekend – August 18th. Special guests include some UAlbany alumni, Mushky and Moishe on their way back to Coral Springs FL from Edmonton Alberta, some locals as well. We’re trying for a Shabbos-Day Minyan, too!
RUBIN KIDS RETURN FROM CAMP: Chani is back home from staffing a camp in Vermont for some time now. Bassie and Sara return this coming week just before students start coming back, and Moshe will be here for about 5 days before he heads off to Yeshiva in Baltimore on the day of Bassie’s Bas-Mitzvah.
FRESHMEN/MOVE-IN WEEKEND: The start of Fall semester 2017! We are on for a welcome Shabbat, with new students moving in and student leaders up here to greet and welcome them. And from this Shabbat onward, we’re here all weekends until Thanksgiving!
BASSIE’S BAS-MITZVAH: Can’t believe she’s turning 12! An avid reader, she’s working on a “Book of Books” project. Sunday, Aug 27, 2-4pm. It’s move-in weekend. You’re invited!
SOME NEW INITIATIVES: Still in development… A new social-action project will bring Shabbos House-made food to locals and seniors who’d appreciate it, stay tuned for ways to get involved with that program (funded by a grant from the local Bnai Brith Gideon Foundation). There’s also a new small fund in support of Kosher Dining at Indian that will reimburse students w/o a meal plan who come for a Lunch & Learn at Kosher (probably on Mondays). And more coming… stay tuned!
All the best! Enjoy whatever’s left of summer!
Rabbi Mendel and Raizy Rubin
Shabbos House Directors