This was the Circle Shabbos as we hosted Chaya of the Friendship Circle. We served matzahballs and meatballs, circular mini-quiches, cucumber rounds salad, a ice-cream pies for dessert. The Friendship Circle is a national organization that pairs teens and college … Read the rest
Labor Day 2014 was an exciting and emotional one for us, traveling to attend an alumni engagement party on Long Island and also sending off our eldest daughter Mushky for a year of study in Israel. We left Albany at … Read the rest
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