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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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The Walk for Addiction A4A@A

The 2nd segment of the A4A@A – Action for Addiction at Albany was a benefit walk on Sunday, October 27th. It was a brisk fall day, with a bit of a chill and a breeze in the air, but the … Read the rest

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2 Caterings and a Nature Preserve

“Catering by Raizy” prepared two catering jobs this Sunday. The first was for a Hadassah Luncheon at the Federation’s Golub Center in Albany. The second was a more elaborate affair with many dishes for the centennial dinner of the Nassau … Read the rest

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Columbus Day Weekend Shabbat

UAlbany gave off for Columbus Day this year, which allowed some students to travel home or to visit friends and family on other campuses. So, Shabbat Dinner was a little smaller this week, but still awesome vibe and atmosphere, and … Read the rest

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First Week of October 2013

The holidays are behind us, but somehow it’s not slowing down yet!

FIRST SHABBAT IN OCTOBER

This past Friday (October 4th) was the first weekend at Hillel in almost a month thanks to all the holidays at Shabbos House. The … Read the rest

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Looking Back at Sukkot & Simchat Torah 2013…

Thanks to all for an amazing holiday season. Yes, all those meals and 3x 3-day holidays was a lot of work (and tremendous cost) but so rewarding, memorable and meaningful.

This year’s highlights:

  • The weather! It didn’t rain once on
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9/11 & Pre-Yom-Kippur Mitzvah Table

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Despite the scorching heat and humidity, the L’chaim Mitzvah Table was out there outside Campus Center with Mitzvot in honor of 9/11 commemoration and as a Pre-Yom-Kippur Mitzvah preparation.

Students pledged many Mitzvot and posted them on “Let’s Go Mitzvah” … Read the rest

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