Due to Coronavirus or Covid-19, social-distancing and UAlbany’s transition for now online, Shabbos House is now online as well with many opportunities to get-together, study and share despite whatever physical distance.
See below for updates, details and link info:
FB LIVE – EVERYDAY AT 12:45pm
FB Live at 12:45pm each day. This week (in honor of the mention of Grace after the Meals in this week’s parsha of Eikev) we’re doing a short segment each day about food blessings.
WEDNESDAY – SARAH KARMELY ON RELATIONSHIPS
Saratoga Chabad, Clifton Park Chabad and Colonie Chabad are hosting speaker Sarah Karmely on relationships and Mikvah, for men and women over Zoom on Wednesday evening (Tu B’Av!) August 5th, at 7:30pm. Zoom ID: 483-730-1297 (Password is total number of mitzvot! – or message us)
THURSDAY – RAIZY’S COOKING DEMO
Another Cooking Night over Zoom (and FB Live) this Thursday at 8pm. Zoom ID: 672-547-2221 (plus our Password). Stay tuned for what’s cooking this week and our ingredient list. If you’d like to cook along, see the ingredient lists here.
FRIDAY – BACK ON FOR SHABBAT TO GO
After a short break, we’re back on for the weekly Shabbat-To-Go pickup on the front porch. You can sign up here.
ALUMNI ZOOM REUNIONS
Gotta get working on this! Here’s a nice alumni suggestion (thanks Wendy, Scott and others) to do online Zoom Reunions this summer based on years. We’re looking to do 5 such online events, based around the years 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017. Alumni can choose to participate in the years closest to them (possibly 2 such reunions) as there are 4 years between each. We’re looking for “hosts” to help arrange, organize and program for each of these events. Please be in touch and once things get rolling we’ll arrange dates for each and we’ll all get the word out.
A “SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW” FUND
A sensitive and generous alumna sent monies to Shabbos House to start a small fund to support fellow alumni going through hard times. While this fund is limited and isn’t intended or able to solve major needs, the goal is to provide small gestures of thoughtful support and uplift in these challenging times. Please contact us if you know someone who could benefit from this or if you would like to contribute towards it. You can let us know anonymously through this form as well.
UALBANY SOON ANNOUNCING FALL DETAILS
We were on a faculty call where Fall plans were discussed and should be announced soon (pending governor’s go ahead and other factors). The goal is to resume in-person campus life with some classes in-person, online and hybrids of both. There will be some restrictions and safety systems in place and possibly a smaller campus community for Fall, but we’re looking forward to working within the guidelines and adapting to whatever is needed to get back to whatever student programming and experiences possible for us to do – we will work with students to make it work. The online stuff is cool (and we may continue a lot of it even after all this is over) but we really really miss students in person and look forward to a gradual and eventual return to our blessed wonderful campus community.
ZOOM GET-TOGETHERS – check here for updates to our weekly Zoom programs. Our Zoom Meeting # is 672-547-2221 check email for password or contact us for the info.
Plus, you can call or text our cells: Raizy 518-772-7299 or Mendel 518-526-0770 or email us or we can set up a Zoom to learn, discuss, or just catch up!
and we’re still doing on daily WhatsApp Inspiration Group, geared for the times we’re in:
SHABBOS HOUSE DAILY INSPIRATION via WhatsApp
Join the WhatsApp Group using this link. Each day we’ll share a short message, teaching or inspiration either via text, voice-note or a little video. We did miss a couple of days but have been overall pretty good about posting one inspiration daily.