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Cholent Cookoff 2017

The results are in! This may have been the best overall cookoff yet – every Cholent came out fantastic, but we do have some winners based on student voting (everyone at Shabbos Lunch got 2 tickets to put into the … Read the rest

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First Shabbos Back Spring 2017

Yes, it’s good to be on break, but it’s good to be back! Wonderful to see many friendly student faces, and some new ones, too. It’s a great feeling to keep adding tables as more groups come in. Many thanks … Read the rest

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Shabbat 9/9-10/2016

Wow, what a Shabbat!

People kept coming in on Friday Night, tables kept filling up, we had to add 4 extra tables! Students were so helpful in getting things set up quickly, welcoming new faces, it was beautiful. Amazing how … Read the rest

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Double Family Simcha – in One Day!

When it rains it pours! A double-simcha! May joyous occasions and generous blessings rain down on all of us…

(1) On Friday (May 27th) the day after Lag B’Omer, Mendel’s youngest brother Motti Rubin got engaged to Chana’leh Paltiel of … Read the rest

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Persian Shabbat 2016

Here’s the menu for Persian Shabbat this year, on the Shabbat (Feb 19 2016) just before Purim-Kattan, the mini-Purim in Jewish leap years, one month before the regular Purim.

Many thanks to Justin R. and friends for all the time, … Read the rest

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Results of the 2016 Cholent Cookoff

The weather couldn’t be colder for this year’s Cholent Cookoff, the first deep chill of the season this second weekend of February 2016, but we still had 35+ who came out to taste, enjoy and vote on this year’s Cholent … Read the rest

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The Last Cozy Shabbat of Winter 2015

That’s it. Winter break flew by! We were away for the first two weekends, Dec 25th in New York with Raizy’s parents and New Years with Rabbi Mendel’s brother Abba up in Saratoga. Then we did the next two weekends … Read the rest

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Top 10 Highlights of Fall 2015

Here’s our top-ten highlights of Fall semester 2015:

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1) SHABBAT 360 has to be the #1 highlight of this Fall semester being the first-ever such attempt at UAlbany, and a packed Campus Center Ballroom celebrating a unified Shabbat in this … Read the rest

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Our Dec 25-27 Shabbat Getaway 2015

As nearly all students are away on break, we enjoyed a little getaway of our own this late December 2015 weekend. We went down to Brooklyn to enjoy a Shabbos with Raizy’s parents, the Galperins, and 5/8 of our children. … Read the rest

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A Time for Travel – November 2015

We usually try to limit our travels during the academic semesters because of all that needs to get done here. But as it happens we’ve been doing a lot of traveling, 5 times in under 15 days this mid-November 2015.… Read the rest

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