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The 7th Night: Chanukah Game Night

Instead of Torah-Tuesday we switched format to something light and fun for the 7th Night of Chanukah. Rabbi Mendel led a Game-Show style series of questions to the crowd, for which people earned points. There was a texting option, too, … Read the rest

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The “Major” Menorah

This year’s unique Chanukah twist was the “Major Menorah” featuring 6 different University at Albany majors with professors from those departments lighting that candle. Quite a bit of work went into the preparations for this, leading up to the special … Read the rest

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1st Night Chanukah 5774/2013

Most students are home now for the extended Thanksgiving Weekend, and this year the first half of Chanukah as well. It’s quieter here to say the least, but now and then, it’s nice to have a family night, as we … Read the rest

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Yud-Tes Kislev, Nov 22-23 Shabbat, Last B4 Thanksgiving & Chanukah

The biggest change-up this Shabbos was the twist on the water-bottles, see Mendel’s Messages on “What happened to the water bottles?” for more on that, in connection with that inspiration students were excited to sing Nyezu Ritzy … Read the rest

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Look Back at Shabbos Vayishlach (Nov 15-16-17) Weekend

Following Hillel’s “Week of Awesome” (series of events nearly every day) the Friday Night Dinner was by Hillel on the third floor of the Campus Center. The menu was Chinese (Kosher prepared by Dutch Kosher Kitchen – Sodhexo, under Vaad … Read the rest

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2 Minyans, Ohel Visit, Alumni Wedding.. all in a Sunday!

This was quite the Sunday (November 10th 2013) with lots to celebrate and appreciate.

THE SUNDAY MINYAN BRUNCH
We’re trying to keep up the weekly Sunday Minyan Brunch, thanks to the interest and dedication of the students, especially the Freshmen … Read the rest

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First Shabbos in November

Here’s a little recap from Shabbos Parshas Vayeitze 5774 / November 5th and 6th 2013.

Over Shabbos we had quite a number of special guests. In honor of Sara’s 11th (hebrew) birthday upcoming this week she had 10 girl 6th … Read the rest

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Girls Sleepover Weekend

It’s become an annual tradition to have a “Girls Sleepover” on the weekend that Rabbi Mendel (and Moshe) head to Brooklyn for the Chabad International Shluchim Kinus Conference. Usually, the Girls Sleepover is on a Saturday Night, but this year … Read the rest

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Rabbi Shais Taub’s Talk – final A4A@A segment

The final segment in our A4A@A – Action for Addiction at Albany program was a talk by Rabbi Shais Taub, Tuesday evening, 8:30pm at Shabbos House. This event was open to students and community, and indeed was well-attended, with chairs … Read the rest

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Our 2-Day Road-Trip to Michigan

On Wednesday and Thursday, we drove to and from Detroit for the Bar-Mitzvah of our nephew in Michigan (Raizy’s sister Esty’s oldest son). It was an exhausting but memorable trip, we spent more time on the road than in Michigan.… Read the rest

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