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Out-of-the-Box Rubin Family Costume Purim 2021

Our girls came up with this costume idea and put many hours of patient effort and diligent craftsmanship to make this set of “tailored” costumes out of cardboard and brown paper bags. Everything was hand-crafted from these basic materials, from … Read the rest

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Farewell Herman Prins Salomon, BDE

Dr. Herman Prins Salomon, former UAlbany professor of languages, a repository of many Spanish-Portuguese tunes and traditions, passed away late this Sat Night (Motzai Shabbat Shira, 31st of January 2021, 18th of Shevat) at nearly 91 years.

We just went … Read the rest

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Bluma’s Bas-Mitzvah

Bluma was the baby when we moved into the new Shabbos House in 2009 and in January 2021 she turned 12 and Bat-Mitzvah. So many of you were part of her growing up at Shabbos House, at the Maimonides School, … Read the rest

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Our Family Purim Costume 5780/2020

This year we’re doing “The Shabbos House Table – where everyone is in their element!”

Our daughters researched elements that would be fit each person in our family, it made for nice science and great discussion, and they also made … Read the rest

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Pre-Purim 2019 Alumni Trip

3-days. 654 miles. 90 people. We’ll try to share below some of the vibe and feeling and places we’ve been to during our pre-Purim alumni Mishloach-Manot road-trip. 

This year (5779 / 2019) with Purim falling over UAlbany’s Spring Break we … Read the rest

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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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