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The Walk for Addiction A4A@A

The 2nd segment of the A4A@A – Action for Addiction at Albany was a benefit walk on Sunday, October 27th. It was a brisk fall day, with a bit of a chill and a breeze in the air, but the … Read the rest

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2 Caterings and a Nature Preserve

“Catering by Raizy” prepared two catering jobs this Sunday. The first was for a Hadassah Luncheon at the Federation’s Golub Center in Albany. The second was a more elaborate affair with many dishes for the centennial dinner of the Nassau … Read the rest

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Columbus Day Weekend Shabbat

UAlbany gave off for Columbus Day this year, which allowed some students to travel home or to visit friends and family on other campuses. So, Shabbat Dinner was a little smaller this week, but still awesome vibe and atmosphere, and … Read the rest

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First Week of October 2013

The holidays are behind us, but somehow it’s not slowing down yet!

FIRST SHABBAT IN OCTOBER

This past Friday (October 4th) was the first weekend at Hillel in almost a month thanks to all the holidays at Shabbos House. The … Read the rest

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Looking Back at Sukkot & Simchat Torah 2013…

Thanks to all for an amazing holiday season. Yes, all those meals and 3x 3-day holidays was a lot of work (and tremendous cost) but so rewarding, memorable and meaningful.

This year’s highlights:

  • The weather! It didn’t rain once on
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9/11 & Pre-Yom-Kippur Mitzvah Table

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Despite the scorching heat and humidity, the L’chaim Mitzvah Table was out there outside Campus Center with Mitzvot in honor of 9/11 commemoration and as a Pre-Yom-Kippur Mitzvah preparation.

Students pledged many Mitzvot and posted them on “Let’s Go Mitzvah” … Read the rest

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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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