A Word from the Rabbi
Rabbi Paltiel

Sara and I are delighted with the news of Ephraim's engagement to Chaya Chazan from Manchester, England. Thank you for all of the good wishes expressed during this time of our joy!

Chaya's parents, Rabbi Yossi & Mindy Chazan, have been living in Manchester for more than two decades where Rabbi Chazan serves as spiritual leader of Holy Law South Broughton Hebrew Congregation, the largest synagogue in the city. On a personal level, Yossi and Mindy are delightful people, a pleasure to meet and get to know, and an honor to call our future "mechutanim."

The wedding date has been set for Thursday, Adar 28th, March 19, in Manchester. May it be in a blessed and auspicious time, and may the couple be blessed with all of Hashem's blessings in abundance!

Please reserve the date of Saturday, May 2, when we will be celebrating this great Simcha locally in our community with a gala Kiddush luncheon at Chabad.

At this moment of great joy for Sara and I, I wish YOU, my dear friend, that you be blessed with SIMCHAS and joyous occasions, and lots of good news, always!

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel

P.S. It's Sisterhood Shabbat again! Time to get your family together and bring 'em to Shul! (I hope to see you, k?) Services begin at 9:30am; Torah reading 10:15; Sermon 11:15; Sisterhood Dvar Torah followed by lunch (sponsored by Shlomo (Stephen) Brody) at Noon. Special children's program will take place.

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Jewish Journal

What Chabad needs to do now
By: Dennis Prager

It is evident to most Jews who care about the Jewish future that, individual exceptions in every movement notwithstanding, the one successful movement in contemporary Jewish life is Chabad.

So, then, what is Chabad to do now?


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Calendar of Events


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Preschool PJ Party | January 10

Inviting students and families of the Florence Borwnstein Preschool. Email [email protected] for details.


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The Art of Parenting
| 6 Sundays,�10 AM
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Question of the Week
Question of the week
Is It a Crime to Be a Non-Jew?
By: Rabbi Aron Moss | Sydney, Australia

Question: My girlfriend is Jewish.

I am not.

I just want to know what crime I have committed by being a non-Jew. All her friends and family are trying to convince her out of this relationship.

I think I am a nice guy. What do they have against me?


Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY
[Based on Zip Code 11050]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Jan 9
4:27 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Jan 10
5:31 pm
Torah Portion: Shemot

Kiddush Calendar

This week's kiddush is sponsored by Shlomo (Stephen) Brody in honor of Jewish children everywhere, who will lead the way towards rebuilding of the Temple and the coming of Moshiach!

Click here to let us know if you can sponsor a kiddush.

Community News

Joseph Kaplan 1/9
Robert Resnick 1/10
Alexandra Zahn 1/10
Marius Ferraro 1/12
Reuben Joseph Pinner 1/15

Paul Feuer, (Peretz ben Zev)
1/9/2015 | Tevet 18, 5775

Mr. & Mrs. Cenname

Yuliya Klopova,
1/9/2015 | Tevet 18, 5775
observed by Mr. & Mrs. Harold Shapiro

Robert Scher,
(Baruch Moshe Ben Israel)
1/9/2015 | Tevet 18, 5775
observed by
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Scher

Stanley Ruben, (Shmuel ben Yosef) 1/12/2015 | Tevet 21, 5775
observed by

Glen & Tami Ruben

Gerard Pion,
(Yaakov Meir ben Mordechai Tzvi) 1/14/2015 | Tevet 23, 5775
observed by

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Markowitz

Ted Ostrowitz, (Tevia ben Alter)
1/15/2015 | Tevet 24, 5775
observed by

Robin & Michael Ehrenpreis

*CLICK HERE to convert any regular calendar date, birthday or Yahrtzeit to its corresponding Jewish-calendar date!


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Monday - Friday mornings
Services at 7:00-7:45 AM

Schedule of Services

Sunday Morning

Services: 9:00 AM

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

Friday Evening: Candle lighting time

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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The Jewish Calendar
Friday Tevet 18 | January 9
Shabbat Tevet 19 | January 10
Sunday Tevet 20 | January 11
Monday Tevet 21 | January 12
Tuesday Tevet 22 | January 13
Daily Thought
Bad Packaging

Every prayer of the heart is answered.

It's the packaging that doesn't always meet our taste.

Maamar Vayigash Elav 5725, 6�based on a statement of the Baal Shem Tov, Keter Shem Tov.

The Parshah In A Nutshell
Parshat Shemot

The children of Israel multiply in Egypt. Threatened by their growing numbers, Pharaoh enslaves them and orders the Hebrew midwives, Shifrah and Puah, to kill all male babies at birth. When they do not comply, he commands his people to cast the Hebrew babies into the Nile.

A child is born to Yocheved, the daughter of Levi, and her husband, Amram, and placed in a basket on the river, while the baby's sister, Miriam, stands watch from afar. Pharaoh's daughter discovers the boy, raises him as her son, and names him Moses.

As a young man, Moses leaves the palace and discovers the hardship of his brethren. He sees an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, and kills the Egyptian. The next day he sees two Jews fighting; when he admonishes them, they reveal his deed of the previous day, and Moses is forced to flee to Midian. There he rescues Jethro's daughters, marries one of them ( Tzipporah), and becomes a shepherd of his father-in-law's flocks.

G‑d appears to Moses in a burning bush at the foot of Mount Sinai, and instructs him to go to Pharaoh and demand: " Let My people go, so that they may serve Me." Moses' brother, Aaron, is appointed to serve as his spokesman. In Egypt, Moses and Aaron assemble the elders of Israel to tell them that the time of their redemption has come. The people believe; but Pharaoh refuses to let them go, and even intensifies the suffering of Israel.

Moses returns to G‑d to protest: " Why have You done evil to this people?" G‑d promises that the redemption is close at hand.