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First Minyan Brunch of Fall 2014 – and Chabad Geography

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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

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Opening/Freshmen Wknd 2014 Shabbos Recap

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

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Handy Shabbos & TorahTues Schedules for Fall 2014

SHcardsbookmarksDespite all the technology at our fingertips, students still enjoy these handy giveaways. We print them on different color each time to keep them a little different.

The bookmark lists all the TorahTues topics of the semester, while our “business” … Read the rest

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Goodbye Summer…

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

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About our Last Cozy Shabbos Summer 2014

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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

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Why we named her Rivka…

So why did we name her Rivka?

In addition of course to the biblical matriarch, Rivka or Rebecca, the name runs in both of our families.

BabyRivka1stHourRaizy’s maternal grandfather, Zeide Shmuel Tzvi Fox, of blessed memory, was the only one … Read the rest

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Shabbos Pinchas 7/11-12/2014

Another wonderful Cozy-Shabbat with our summer regulars and some interesting traveler guests, likely to be the last before the new baby arrives at the end of July, G-d willing!

We had a Minyan all throughout, lots of meaningful sharing both … Read the rest

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July 4th Shabbat

July 4th 2014 was a special summertime Shabbat because of all the alumni who came up to spend Shabbos with us. Shaun Z. (’01) came up with his wife Michelle and two sons, with Ed L. (’01) both of whom … Read the rest

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Our End of May 2014

So what have we been doing since Graduation Weekend in the middle of May? It’s been quite busy actually.

The big project has been the Maimonides School annual dinner. We put together the 68-page Tribute Journal & Yearbook, made 3 … Read the rest

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The Announcement & other first May 2014 Shabbos Stuff

Yes, we made the announcement on Friday Night, so that students know of the special package we’re looking forward to this summer, while most are away on break. See more on the announcement and package tracking as posted on Mendel’s Read the rest

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