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!

WELCOME (BACK) FIREPIT! Is this the third year we’re doing this on the night before classes begin? Sunday night, in the evening after Bassie’s afternoon Bas-Mitzvah. We start the fire around dusk, just before it gets dark, and go as late as people stay. Make your own s’mores, nibble on farm-fresh corn, grill up some hotdogs and more. Great time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. We hope to schedule walking groups from the freshmen dorms at Indian and State Quad archways. Stay tuned!

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 (on Mondays). And more coming… stay tuned! 

All the best! Enjoy whatever’s left of summer! 

Rabbi Mendel and Raizy Rubin
Shabbos House Directors