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Recap of Shabbat Sept 5-6 2014

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

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A Labor Day of Mazal Tov & Farewell

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

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An Alumni Labor Day 2014 Visit

SONY DSCAfter 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

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Our First Sunday Talmud

SONY DSCOur 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.

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Last Shabbat of August 2014 Recap

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

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Starting off Elul 2014…

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

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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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