A Word from the Rabbi

Rabbi Paltiel

We write to you from Manchester, UK with warm greetings of Mazel Tov!

The marriage of Ephraim and Chaya was a great joy, something impossible to describe in writing. The feeling of walking our oldest child to the Chupah to begin his own Jewish family, his own branch of our peoplehood, together with someone so special as our new daughter (in-law) Chaya, is a moment Sara and I will forever cherish.

We pray that Hashem shower them with His blessings for happiness, love, joy, health and prosperity for a long, healthy, happy life together.

I take this moment of our joy to bless YOU, our dear friends back home on Long Island, with all that you need and want, in abundance and with good health and with joy!

Shabbat Shalom and Mazel Tov!

Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel

P.S. Passover is right around the corner. Take care of the sale of Chometz now by clicking here.

Preschool Happenings

Florence Brownstein Preschool

At the Manipulative table, the boys and girls discovered what might happen when a rock hits the moon (making a crater) or how a footprint will stay forever on the moon. The children enjoyed participating in a class experiment. I showed the boys and girls a pom-pom, a seashell, a rubber ball and a small rock. The children made their predictions and then I dropped each object into a tub of smoothed flour. The children observed and learned that the heavier objects made deeper craters. We also played a game called "Blast Off!" It's a math game that focuses on comparing sets.

Calendar of Events


Passover at Chabad | April 3 - 11, 2015
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The Rebbe: Book Signing Event
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Lesson 6
| Sunday, 10 AM
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Question of the Week
Question of the week
Are We Not One People?
By: Aron Moss | Sydney, Australia

Question: I am Ashkenazi (Jew of Eastern European descent) and my wife is Sephardi (an Oriental Jew). She grew up eating rice on Passover, which my family custom would never allow. Every Passover, we have the same discussion: how can it be that one group of Jews can eat rice on Passover and another group can't? Aren't we all part of the same religion? Isn't this an example of how the Torah can be interpreted in so many ways, and there is no one true Judaism?


Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY
  [Based on Zip Code 11050]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Mar 20
6:49 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Mar 21
7:48 pm
Torah Portion: Vayikra

Kiddush Calendar

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Community News

Big thank you to Marina Shapiro for hand delivering most of the purim baskets for the Chabad community. Much appreciated by all!!!


Barbara Kaufman 3/20
David Rochelson 3/21
Talia Eshel 3/23
Julia Natalie Kaplan 3/23
Rebecca Pearl Kaplan 3/23
Jackie Kalinsky 3/24
Sarah Adina Pinner 3/26

Ester Sherman, (Ester bas Sinai) 3/20/2015 | Adar 29, 5775
observed by
Donald & Arlene Markowitz

Harry Kupferberg,
3/21/2015 | Nissan 1, 5775
observed by Carl Kupferberg

Rina Calderon, (Rina bat Yitzchak) 3/25/2015 | Nissan 5, 5775
observed by

Bryan & Orly Sherman

Sam Greif,
(Shmuel ben Moshe Yossel)
3/25/2015 | Nissan 5, 5775
observed by

Michael & Adele Greif

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


Who wants to be a MINYANAIRE?

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

This Week @ ChabadPW.org
Your Questions
The Kitniyot Debate: Are We Not One People?
How can it be that one group of Jews can eat rice on Passover and another group can't? Aren't we all part of the same religion?
When My Daughter Learned to Say No
For the moment, my heart overflows with pride as I witness her burgeoning independence, her sense of self. I know that in a few months or years from now, these traits may not always seem so endearing, but for now, I kvell.
My Tantrum with G-d
I can handle your tantrum because I know three things with absolute certainty.
The King's Wells in the Wilderness
A delightful parable that helps us appreciate the placement of the Jewish holidays throughout the year
Chabad-Lubavitch News from Around the World
South America
How Chabad Took Root in Argentina: The Early Years
'Literary Pioneer' Expanded Chabad's Profile in Post-War Israel
Berlin Attracts 2,500 to 'Koscher-Fest' and 'Mega Challah Bake'
In Israel, Taking Time to Vote for Torah and Tefillin
The Jewish Calendar
  Friday Adar 29 | March 20
Today in Jewish HistoryJews Commanded 1st Mitzvah (1313 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryNapoleon's "Sanhedrin" Dissolved (1807)
  Shabbat Nissan 1 | March 21
Rosh Chodesh
Today in Jewish HistoryCreation of man (in thought) (3761 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryThe Patriarchs (1813-1506 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryJewish Calendar Inaugurated (1313 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryMishkan Inaugurated (1312 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryDeath of Nadav and Avihu (1312 BCE)
Laws and CustomsParshat Hachodesh
Laws and CustomsRosh Chodesh Observances
Laws and CustomsBlessing on Blooming Trees
Laws and Customs'Nasi' of the Day
  Sunday Nissan 2 | March 22
Today in Jewish HistoryFirst Red Heifer Prepared (1312 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Rashab (1920)
Laws and CustomsToday's 'Nasi': Issachar
  Monday Nissan 3 | March 23
Today in Jewish HistoryLevites Inducted (1312 BCE)
Laws and CustomsToday's 'Nasi': Zebulun
  Tuesday Nissan 4 | March 24
Today in Jewish HistoryHospital Convoy Ambushed (1948)
Laws and CustomsToday's 'Nasi': Reuben
  Wednesday Nissan 5 | March 25
Today in Jewish HistorySpies to Jericho (1273 BCE)
Laws and CustomsToday's 'Nasi': Shimon
Daily Thought
Come of Days

"And Abraham was aged, come of days." (Genesis 24:1)

Abraham, we are told, was not just aged, but "come of days." Meaning, he entered into his days.

Within each moment of life, whatever it was he needed to do, he invested his entire being.

And so he owned every day of his life. His life was his.

The Parshah In A Nutshell
Parshat Vayikra

G-d calls to Moses from the Tent of Meeting, and communicates to him the laws of the korbanot, the animal and meal offerings brought in the Sanctuary. These include:

� The "ascending offering" (olah) that is wholly raised to G-d by the fire atop the altar;

� Five varieties of "meal offering" (minchah) prepared with fine flour, olive oil and frankincense;

� The "peace offering"(shelamim), whose meat was eaten by the one bringing the offering, after parts are burned on the altar and parts are given to the kohanim (priests);

� The different types of "sin offering" (chatat) brought to atone for transgressions committed erroneously by the high priest, the entire community, the king or the ordinary Jew;

� The "guilt offering"(asham) brought by one who has misappropriated property of the Sanctuary, who is in doubt as to whether he transgressed a divine prohibition, or who has committed a "betrayal against G-d" by swearing falsely to defraud a fellow man.