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A Blast from the Past & another NYS Intern at Cozy-Shabbat

Jon E. from the Class of 2001 now works as an attorney in the Governor’s Office and came for our last Cozy-Shabbat before the students returned. We haven’t seen Jon since he graduated in 2001, later attending Law School in … Read the rest

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Cozy-Shabbat Minyan Thanks to NYS Legislative Interns

Parshat Shmot, January 10th, was our first (of two) Cozy-Shabbat weekends for the Winter 2015 academic break. See here for the Chess Connection on Friday Night. As virtually all the students are away, it’s usually quite unlikely to have … Read the rest

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A Chess Connection at Cozy Shabbat

It was a freezing cold week, ending with tragic terror events in Paris, so it was beautiful to sit down to our first Winter 2015 Cozy-Shabbat dinner (January 9th), around one big (or 6 connected) table. We spoke about feeling Read the rest

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Our Transition to 2015

Here’s a little recap of our last week of 2014 and first week of 2015,over winter break without students here. No Shabbos House events but quite busy nonetheless!

CHANUKAH students were still here the first night of Chanukah (and some … Read the rest

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2014: New at Shabbos House this past year

Looking back, there were quite a few new and special things at Shabbos House UAlbany in the year 2014. Here’s a list of 8 new things, in no particular order:

(1) SHABBATON Our first time ever to host a regional … Read the rest

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Sara’s Bas-Mitzvah 9th of Kislev Recap

Sara’s Bas-Mitzvah celebration was on Sunday evening, November 30th, Thanksgiving Weekend 2014. This day corresponds to the 9th of Kislev, her Hebrew birthday which is also the birthday and passing of Rebbe Dovber, the Mitteler Rebbe of Chabad.

SaraBMbooklet1w Click … Read the rest

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A Sukkot Sunday in 2014

Originally, we didn’t have much planned for this Sunday of Sukkot, after all it comes after a 3-day holiday when students were here celebrating for six festive meals… but it turned out to be quite the busy day after all! … Read the rest

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YK: Take5

Based on the “Confusing Internal & External Batteries” story that Rabbi Mendel shared at Neilah, our Yom Kippur appeal this year isn’t about feelings and character and other internal areas.

SONY DSCWe are calling our Appeal: “Take5”. Take5 is the name … Read the rest

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2 New things for Yom Kippur 5775 2014 at UAlbany

There are 2 things we’re doing this Yom-Kippur that we haven’t done before:

(1) What are you really praying for? Underneath and between everything else? Part of the long prayer is an effort to isolate and discover that essential kernel … Read the rest

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L’chaim DaneJewHome Shirts & Soak It All In! Towels at SA Block Party

SONY DSCLchaim Board Members were all decked out in the new “Dane Jew Home” purple t-shirts, giving out purple and gold hand towels that read: “Soak it all in! Absorb the Shabbos House Experience.”

This year’s Student Association Block Party was … Read the rest

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