NOTE THE FALL TIME CHANGE
We changed the clocks, “falling back” last weekend, but this is the first weekend that it takes effect regarding Shabbat Dinner. From this weekend on, until we change the clocks back in the Spring semester – Friday Night prayers will be 6pm and dinner at 8pm, whether its at Shabbos House Chabad or in the Campus Center with Hillel.
“LAW AND ORDER” CLASS RETURNS
Now that the clocks changed we’re bringing back this Friday evening class, 6:00-6:15pm before the start of Orthodox Kabbalat Shabbat services (whether held at Shabbos House or in the Campus Center). It’s a quick relevant discussion of Jewish observance and contemporary application. This week’s topic by student request are “the sinks at Empire” in situations when not all suitemates are keeping Kosher.
FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT DINNER WITH HILLEL
This week it’s a Hillel Dinner in the Campus Center. Prayers are 6pm (thanks to the time change) all on the 3rd floor of the Campus Center with dinner following at 7pm in the Campus Center Assembly Hall. Come celebrate Shabbat together as a Jewish UAlbany campus community.
SHALOM ZACHOR ONEG ON FRIDAY NIGHT
It’s customary to get-together in the house on the Friday Night before a Bris. Since we’re hosting a Bris (see below) at Shabbos House on Saturday morning, students are welcome back to Shabbos House for a “Shalom Zachor” party (with nosh and nibbles, some singing) after the Hillel dinner, approx 8:30 or 9pm.
A BRIS AT SHABBOS HOUSE ON SATURDAY
Wow, this doesn’t happen that often. We’re going to have a Brit-Milah (circumcision) ceremony at Shabbos House following the morning prayer services. Mendel’s brother Simmy and his wife Chaya had a baby boy last Shabbat and they’re going to have the Bris here at Shabbos House. There will be a Mohel in-house, family visiting for the celebration, and students are VERY welcome!!
SAT NIGHT GIRLS MOVIE AND DISCUSSION
Mendel will be heading off to the international Chabad Conference on Sat Night. Raizy is having girls over to watch “Arranged” a film about a young Orthodox woman and young Muslim woman and their dating experiences. Discussion to follow, with nice hanging out together. Girls only. 8:30pm in the Shabbos House basement.
SUNDAY MINYAN BRUNCH
Mendel will be away this Sunday at the conference, but the guys have proven time and again they can keep the Sunday Minyan going. Moshe will be here, AJ is back from his Mets baseball trips, there should be enough guys. 11am at Shabbos House, with Tefillin and Brunch.
btw, if you’d like to see the Chabad Kinus conference’s grand banquet with speakers and dancing (it’s the largest sit-down dinner in NYC) at the conference Chabad.org/Kinus streams it live on Sunday late afternoon.
ADL WORKSHOP “WORDS TO ACTION” MONDAY EVENING
6:30pm at the Interfaith Center sponsored by UAlbany Hillel and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, the ADL is presenting a workshop “empowering students to address bias on campus”. Contact Hillel for more information.
and don’t forget the Alternate Parents Weekend next Shabbat November 13-15 2015