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Rosh Hashanah 5774 (2013) at Shabbos House

While many students went home to spend the holiday with their families and home communities, we still had a nice turnout at Shabbos House. We’re really glad we stayed and hosted, because so many students had opportunity to celebrate (some … Read the rest

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Round Challahs, Honeycakes, Dishes & Desserts…

It’s been busy in the Shabbos House kitchen cooking, baking and preparing for the 3-day Rosh Hashanah holiday that will begin Wednesday Night and usher in the new Jewish Year 5774. Three-day holiday because the 2-days of Rosh Hashanah end … Read the rest

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Midnight Selichot Jam – Sat Night 9/1

Midnight Selichot Jam

 

This is the third year of the Midnight Selichot Jam, initiated by Ben Z. who was and remains passionate about this pre-High-Holiday tradition at UAlbany. This was also the first year with a new team of musicians, after a … Read the rest

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Last Shabbos of the Jewish Year 5773 (8/31-9/1)

This weekend was a Hillel dinner on Friday Night in Campus Center Room 375 with a tropical theme and linen pastel colored tablecloths. The Hillel board was introduced, Dvar Torahs were about multiple meanings of a “Welcome Home” sign and … Read the rest

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Shofar Factory – a blast!

More than 5o Shofars were tested, chosen, sanded, polished by students at this year’s on-campus Shofar Factory (courtesy of L’chaim, Shabbos House and Capital Chabad Centers) and there was fresh homemade honey-cake, and apple dipped in honey, too for a … Read the rest

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BFF – Israeli Bike For the Fight stop at Albany

A team of Israeli cyclists “Bike for the Fight” biking long-distances to raise funds and awareness for cancer research in Israel stopped for the night at Shabbos House on their journey between Toronto and Boston, and later down to NYC … Read the rest

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The Unannounced Minyan Brunch

Officially – on the semester schedule – we only had 3 Bagel Brunches planned, about one for each month. But if students want a Minyan, we’re not going to say no. There was some interest on Shabbos, so we thought … Read the rest

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Opening Weekend Shabbat – Fall 2013

Summer flew by too quickly, and we didn’t get everything accomplished (including the work on this new website) but ready or not, the new semester is here!

It’s an exciting time to meet the new freshmen class, and see returning … Read the rest

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