A Word from the Rabbi
Rabbi Paltiel

I've got lots to say, but time is short...

So, all I'm going to say is THANK YOU!

Thank you to ALL who contributed to and participated in the amazing, MIRACULOUS success story of our Chabad's 24th Anniversary Dinner!

- The Guests of Honor - Supervisor Bosworth, Orly, Sheryl, Tami & Tammy (Tammy great speech! Read it by clicking here)

- Dinner Chairman Howard Fensterman for all you did in preparation for this successful event, and for the great opening speech

- My wife Sara for her oversight of the event in terms of set up, d?cor, catering, etc. etc. etc.

- Guest Speaker Rabbi Kotlarsky from Chabad Central for taking the house down with his humor and passion

- Board Members those who were present and those who could not be

- Gary Wallin, the events director (music, sound, video, videography, song writing of "Yesterday") all flawlessly executed!

- Peter Weiss from Prestige Caterers, as always so elegantly done! (What a sight seeing people sipping drinks at hi-boys in Florence's Israel, with views of the "Kotel," and in Florence's Caf?...)

- Rob Salzbank of Rampage Studios for outdoing himself yet again, bringing us the amazing photos (click here to view) and for portrait sessions to anyone who wanted one!

- And MOST IMPORTANTLY to EACH AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL of the DINNER GUESTS who dedicated the evening to celebrate with our Chabad.


Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel
P.S. While I'm VERY pleased at the success of the dinner, I regret the fact that dinner was served much too late. This was due in part because of the extra time it took to move the crowd from all parts of the facility to the Social Hall, and other factors. I apologize to any of our guests who had to leave before dinner. Next year dinner will be served first, before the program, my word!

Dinner Recap
Dinner Photos
Courtesy of Rob Salzbank of Rampage Studios
Dinner Photos
Sisterhood Speech
Delivered by Tammy Kobin, on behalf of the 4 Co-Presidents

Sisterhood Speech
Arianna Klusky
Hebrew School Representative
Arianna Klusky | Video
Howard Fensterman & Jodi Bosworth
Chairman and Honoree

Howard Fensterman & Jodi Bosworth | Video
Rabbi Paltiel & The Sisterhood
Sisterhood Co-Presidents
Rabbi Paltiel & The Sisterhood | Video
Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky
Guest Speaker
Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky | Video
Rebbe Video
Rebbe Video
Hebrew School Music VideoHebrew School Music Video
Click to watch

Jewish Pride Music Video

Our Hebrew school students prepared an exciting music video in honor of their graduation.

Click here to watch.

Calendar of Events


Lesson 4
| Sunday, 10 AM
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Question of the Week
Question of the week
What does Judaism say about the Discovery of Aliens?
By: Rabbi Aron Moss | Sydney, Australia

Question: Would the discovery of ETs (extra-terrestrials) threaten organized religion?


Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY 
[Based on Zip Code 11050]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, May 29
8:00 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, May 30
9:08 pm
Torah Portion: Naso

Kiddush Calendar

Chabad is looking for upcoming kiddush sponsors. Please let us know if you'd like to be one of them.

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Community News

Carol Buchman 6/4
Martin Buchman 6/4
Todd Cooper 6/4

Matthew Kolen 6/4

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Winters 5/29

Mr. & Mrs. Goldsmith 5/30

Wendy & Stephen Shenfeld 5/31


Maya bat Abraham,
5/29/2015 | Sivan 11, 5775
observed by

Barry & Donna Jason

Moe Jaffe (Mosha ben Jaffe)
612/2015 | Sivan 14, 5775
observed by
Alan Jaffe & Claudia Thomas

Karen Kobin, (Keila bat Mordechai) 6/1/2015 | Sivan 15, 5775
observed by

Jason & Tamara Kobin

Sidney Lepselter,
(Asher Zelig bar Chaim)
6/2/2015 | Sivan 15, 5775
observed by

Carol Arnold & Bill Ostrower

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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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Tuned In

There is a common misconception that the good things in life come from being in the right place at the right time. In truth, everything that is good comes from being on the right channel with the right reception.

This is what the sages call z'chut?sometimes translated as "merit." What it really means is a kind of fine-tuning of the soul.

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Parshat Naso

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G-d communicates to Moses the law of the sotah, the wayward wife suspected of unfaithfulness to her husband. Also given is the law of the nazir, who forswears wine, lets his or her hair grow long, and is forbidden to become contaminated through contact with a dead body. Aaron and his descendants, the kohanim, are instructed on how to bless the people of Israel.

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