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Last Shabbat, First Shabbat

The last Shabbat in January, was the first full Shabbat back at Shabbos House for the Spring 2014 semester. (The first Friday Night of the semester was at Hillel in the UAlbany Campus Center). Friday night was full-house, amazing turnout. … Read the rest

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First Week in January 2014

OUR TRIP TO NEW YORK ON SUNDAY

On the first Sunday of 2014 we drove down to New York to see the Lazaroff’s (Raizy’s sister and family) of Houston who made a big family road trip (stopping in Dallas, Tulsa, … Read the rest

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First Shabbos of 2014

We spent Shabbos by Mendel’s parents on South Main Ave in the Albany community, together with Rabbi Mendy and Devorah Leah Mathless of University Heights Chabad. Also joining us for Shabbos was a Queens College student named Zack F. interning … Read the rest

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An alumni Bris, two engagements..

On Tuesday, Dec 31st, we drove down to Lawrence’s Beth Shalom synagogue for the Brit-Milah of Avraham-Eitan Jack-Alexander, son of very dear alumni friend Adam K. and Stefanie. It was a wonderful Simcha, huge crowd and lots of wonderful things … Read the rest

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Shabbos House Style

Dear Friends,

Like it or not, there’s a lot of buzz about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), especially as we approach the New Year and another series of enrollment deadlines. Without getting involved in those technical or political issues, there’s … Read the rest

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Dec 24-25: Quiet Times in Albany

December 25th here was quite the quiet. Most roads are empty, never mind the UAlbany parking lots. We had a half-day of school this morning, and then came home to a big packing effort since our oldest 4 daughters: Mushky, … Read the rest

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Mendel’s Mondays in Washington Heights

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On Monday, December 23rd, Raizy and Mendel drove down to Washington Heights NYC (with an afternoon stop in Monsey) to visit with alumni and do a little study together. It was a small group (not all pictured above) but a … Read the rest

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First Wknd of Winter Break

Friday Night was about 25 people including our family. We set up a big square of tables near the Ark and enjoyed a Cozy-Shabbat meal. As is our custom on Cozy-Shabbat we went around the table and asked everyone to … Read the rest

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Final Shabbat of Fall 2013

So the semester flew by, and here it was, the finals week Shabbat. It was a final farewell (as students) to those graduating this semester, both undergrad or with a Masters, and a short-term farewell as students leave this week … Read the rest

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A Sunday in December Alumni Wedding Trip to NJ

Fanyta (aka Tziporah) V. transferred to Queens College after her sophomore year, probably around 2005 or 2006 and yet was quite eager for all of us (yes, kids too!) to come down to her wedding in Lakewood NJ. We do … Read the rest

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