A Word from the Rabbi
Rabbi Paltiel

The Menorah, discussed in today's Torah portion, is one of the most commonly recognized Jewish symbols. There is hardly a Jewish household that doesn't own one. It is a prominent fixture in our synagogues. It is the emblem of the Israeli Knesset. It was the center-piece of the Holy Temple.

The menorah is indeed emblematic and represents who we are and what we are. The candelabra itself is made up of seven branches (or as in the case of the Chanukah menorah - 9 branches).

Each branch is distinct and separate, nevertheless, each of the branches emerge from the very same center stem.

This is the nation of Israel defined. Each of us are individuals in our own right. Each of us radiate our own distinctive light, but at the core of who we are and what we believe and what we stand for in the world, there is absolute unity and oneness. There is one central solid stem from which we all emanate and toward which we all gravitate.

Indeed, the only way we could be a light, the only way we can function in our capacity of being a light unto the nations, the only way we can persevere in the face of adversity is through a spirit of true brotherhood - a sense of achdut - unity, togetherness, solidarity and oneness.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel

P.S. I'm looking for volunteers to help at Chabad's booth at Harborfest this Sunday. If you can give us an hour anytime between 10-5 please let me know info@chabadpw.org or call Gina at the office. Thank you.

P.P.S. Did you have a chance to see the Dinner Photos and Videos?

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This is an ongoing effort to raise funds for Chabad of Port Washington. There is no time limit to receiving items for sale. CLUTTERFREE: Donna Benabou, 516-551-5785 or email clutterfree@chabadpw.org.

Calendar of Events


Chabad Harborfest Table | This Sunday, 9-5

Our Chabad will set up a booth/table at Harborfest. We are looking for two volunteers per hour to '(wo)man' the booth. We will have available literature about our programs, New year calendars, "Tracht Gut" bracelets and tefillin... Please register with Gina at the office gina@chabadpw.org. Please help us if you can, it's important that we get out into the community and for people to see our members are local residents just like them!



Lesson 5
| Sunday, 10 AM
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Jun 29

Camp Gan Israel

Gan Israel Day Camp 2015
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Question of the Week
Question of the week
Day of Rest?
By: Rabbi Aron Moss | Sydney, Australia

Question: like the idea of a day of rest. But why should I start my day of rest at a prayer service? Aren't there better ways to start my weekend?


Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY
 [Based on Zip Code 11050]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Jun 5
8:05 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Jun 6
9:13 pm
Torah Portion: Behaalotecha

Kiddush Calendar

This week's Kiddush sponsored by an involved Chabad Member in honor the MINYANAIRES CLUB ? the morning Minyan boys who come each weekday to pray and study Torah over delicious toasted bagels & coffee!

The Minyanaires

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Community News

Congratulations Jackie Salzbank on graduating from University of Maryland. Mazel tov also to parents Stephanie and Rob!

Jackie and her proud parents


Arin Lanis 6/6

Jonatan Smilovich 6/6
Ines Baptista De Carvalho 6/7

Millie Magid 6/7

Sari Brenner 6/8
Sharon Wasserman 6/8
Justin Neissani 6/10


Mrs. Ellen Savran 6/9

Dr. & Mrs. Alan Klat 6/10


Byrdie Gould,
6/5/2015 | Sivan 18, 5775
observed by

Frederic H. & Helaine Gould

Blakley Russell Kay,
(Brocha Bat Avraham)
6/7/2015 | Sivan 20, 5775
observed by

Barbara Russell

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Schedule of Services

Sunday Morning

Services: 9:00 AM

Monday - Friday
Services: 7:00 AM
followed by Coffee & Parsha

Friday Evening: 6:30 PM

Saturday Morning: 9:30 AM
Followed by Kiddush Luncheon at 12
Mincha: Following Lunch
Saturday night: 10 minutes after the end of Shabbos

Schedule of Classes

Sunday | 9:45 - 10:00 AM

Coffee & Parsha Class

Monday - Friday | 7:45 - 8:15 AM

Tanya Class
with Rabbi Paltiel
Saturdays | 8:45-9:30 AM

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Daily Thought
Humble But Stubborn

The bravest heroes are also the most humble.

G-d made the heart of David and his soldiers strong and brave, so they would win in battle against Israel's enemies.

He made the hearts of Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Akiva stubborn, so they could traverse the highway from ignorance to enlightenment in adulthood.

They were all sensitive, humble men, nothing in their own eyes.

But G-d put a stubborn courage in their hearts?and that they would not surrender.

The Parshah In A Nutshell

Parshat Behaalotecha

Aaron is commanded to raise light in the lamps of the menorah, and the tribe of Levi is initiated into the service in the Sanctuary.

A "Second Passover" is instituted in response to the petition " Why should we be deprived?" by a group of Jews who were unable to bring the Passover offering in its appointed time because they were ritually impure. G-d instructs Moses on the procedures for Israel's journeys and encampments in the desert, and the people journey in formation from Mount Sinai, where they had been camped for nearly a year.

The people are dissatisfied with their "bread from heaven" (the manna), and demand that Moses supply them with meat. Moses appoints 70 elders, to whom he imparts of his spirit, to assist him in the burden of governing the people. Miriam speaks negatively of Moses, and is punished with leprosy; Moses prays for her healing, and the entire community waits seven days for her recovery.