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A Wintertime Sukkot Gift

One afternoon in early January 2014 a FedEx truck pulls up and the driver gives us a small but heavy box. Inside there’s a thick book, a collection of advanced commentaries on Talmud tractate Sukkah (which Mendel teaches this year Read the rest

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Letter from Hope House

As part of this year’s Jewish Social Action Month (JSAM) project: A4A@A – Action for Addiction at Albany, a group of Shabbos House students put a fresh coat(s) of paint on the living room/lounge at Hope House’s center for Women Read the rest

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Escorting 97 yearold Holocaust Survivor on Final Journey

We got a call from Rabbi Lehrfield at Cong. Beth Abraham-Jacob that a 97 year old Holocaust survivor passed away at the Daughters of Sara Nursing Home in Albany with no local (surviving) family, and a nephew coming in from Read the rest

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A March 2013 Alumni Letter to Shabbos House

Dear Mendel and Raizy,

I wanted to write to say thank you! You welcomed my husband and I into your home and taught us so much about Judaism and what living a Jewish life could be like. We found who … Read the rest

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