After graduating in 2003, “Big Dave” has been back a number of times since, but this Labor Day 2014 visit was his first time up her with his wife and child and first time to the new, bigger and better … Read the rest
Our Minyan Brunches are off to a good start this Fall 2014 and now we’re happy to share that we had our first Sunday Talmud study group after the Brunch, which will hopefully continue as a weekly tradition.
This weekend was the first Hillel Dinner of Fall 2014, and it was packed, every seat taken. The new Hillel board did assigned seats by numbers that students got upon entry, to try and ensure that people would get to … Read the rest
Elul is the (Hebrew) month of preparation before the Jewish New Year and High Holiday season. It’s a time of reflection and introspection, soul-searching and spiritual stock-taking. Chabad Chassidus call this time when “The King is in the Field” which … Read the rest
We had a tight but nice Minyan for the first Minyan Bagel Brunch of the Fall 2014 semester. UAlbany classes begin the day after, so not all regulars were back yet. As is our tradition, we took a post-prayer Minyan … Read the rest
We always look forward to Freshmen/Opening Weekend, eager to meet the new students who will help shape our Jewish campus community at UAlbany. The walking groups from State and Indian Archways welcome students to our services and Friday Night dinner, … Read the rest
The Fall Semester 2014 is about to begin… some students have already moved back into the dorms, Freshmen move in this week, the rest of the students this week and next. We are finalizing this year’s Lchaim t-shirt(s), getting the … Read the rest
August 8-9 this year was Shabbos Nachamu, the last Cozy-Shabbat of Summer 2014. It was larger than any of the Cozy-Shabbat weekends this summer, thanks to 8 families visiting from Toronto, NJ and Monsey – all in the area for … Read the rest