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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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Recap Chanukah 2013 at UAlbany

UAlbany Students at Major Menorah

This Chanukah had a lot of hype and energy about it due to the first day coinciding with Thanksgiving. See our 5 meaningful connections between Chanukah and Thanksgiving. This calendar scheduling allowed students to spent the first half of … Read the rest

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First Students Light! 5th Night.

MenorahGlowFor the first half of Chanukah it was pretty quiet here without the students. We got back from Brooklyn on Sat Night. On Sunday later afternoon the first students to come to light the Menorah were this brother and sister.… Read the rest

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First 4 Chanukah Lights 5774/2013

As Chanukah fell on Thanksgiving this year, nearly all students went home for the extended weekend, so the first part of our holiday was mostly family.

EM's first Menorah LightIt was Esther-Miriam’s first Menorah Lighting, she was delighted to do it every night, … Read the rest

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and the 8th Night!

For much of the 8th Day of Chanukah (and also for weeks and months prior) we have been busy with the Maimonides School Raffle-Auction in the Albany Jewish community. It’s an important annual fundraiser and communal event for our kids … Read the rest

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