Two events this week, third week of October 2018, that have a color-theme focus:


This week’s Torah-Tuesday for October 23rd, will be presented by Jeremy Berman, a UAlbany PhD student, and chessmaster. His talk will explore the history and background of chess, especially its Jewish connections and players. Following his talk and dinner, he’ll try to teach/coach/demonstrate some chess moves and techniques (and we got a few new chess sets for this). 

In keeping with the chess theme, we’re going to go with black and white colors and try to do foods that are sorta black and white, like sushi, fettucine alfredo with mushrooms, and oreo-desserts. 

There is only one session for this week’s Torah Tuesday and that’s at 7:45pm.


October is breast-cancer awareness month, and we haven’t done a Pink-Shabbat in a while, so the student board decided we should bring it back this weekend. Look for pink decor, pinkish salads, Challahs shaped as ribbons, and lots of pink desserts. Hopefully we’ll have an inspirational message based on the color pink as well. This Shabbos is inspired by and in conjunction with Sharsheret – a Jewish breast-cancer organization. If students would like to share some personal thoughts or family stories, that would make for a very meaningful Oneg just after the dinner. 

This Friday Night, Prayers will be at 7pm, Dinner will begin 8pm at Shabbos House. Not many 8pm Shabbat dinners left this season before we switch to 7pm dinners after the clocks change in beginning of November.