A Word from the Rabbi
Rabbi Paltiel

Our Chabad's annual dinner is just around the corner.

This year we salute Felix Sater and Alan & Barbara Rosenzweig, staunch pillars of our Shul who have made monumental contributions to our growth and success. Alan Salzbank, our dinner chairman, is clearly a man of great dedication to our Chabad.Let's honor these individuals(and help our Chabad) by coming out to salute their efforts.

This year's event will be extraordinary in that we will be completing the writing of a Torah scroll, written in honor of Felix's father of blessed memory. This is a momentous occasion, not something that happens every day in Port... Please make sure not to miss this historic event! Is it not too late to make your dinner reservation. Dinner Scroll of Honor deadline is Friday morning at 10am.

Keep in mind that the new Torah will be read at our Shul for the very first time on Wednesday morning (June 4th) which is Shavuos, the day of the giving of the Torah & Ten Commandments! Mark your calendar to be here for that important day, which comes along with a delicious dairy Kiddush and ice cream party. Bring the kids (they can miss a day of school... it's Shavuos!)

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Shalom M Paltiel

P.S. It is very important for each of us, men, women and children, even small children and infants, to hear the TEN COMMANDMENTS on Wednesday. This is a not-to-be-missed event. For this reason we will have two readings (and ice cream parties), one in the morning during services, and another at 7pm. Please make it your business to ensure your family attends one of these readings. It's a big deal... and a source of important blessings.

Shavuot Schedule
SHavuot Holiday
Shavuot Holiday Schedule:

Tuesday, June 3
8:03 pm Candle Lighting
8:15 pm Evening Services

Wednesday, June 4
9:30 am Morning Services
10:30 am Reading of the 10 Commandments & Ice Cream Party
12:00 pm Dairy Kiddush following services sponsored by Gary and Rita Litvak
7:00 pm Second Reading of 10 Commandments & Ice Cream Party
8:00 pm Evening Services
9:11 pm Light Candles after

Thursday, June 5
9:30 am Morning Services
11:00 am Yizkor Memorial Services
12:00 pm Dairy Kiddush sponsored by Gary and Rita Litvak
9:12 pm Holiday Ends

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Great in Uniform

Thanks to numerous people who brought this to my attention, something every Jew can be proud of.

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Become A Minyanaire

Who wants to be a MINYANAIRE?
Monday & Thursday mornings | Services at 7:00-7:45 AM

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Calendar of Events


Lesson 3: Realizing Your Potential
Sunday, June 1 | 10-11:30 AM

MINDING YOUR MISSION We are all so alike, yet so different. Each of us was endowed with a unique set of talents and circumstances precisely because there is a specific life-mission for us to fulfill. How do you utilize this custom toolbox of fate and skill to decipher your individual purpose is in this world?

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Annual Dinner

23rd Anniversary Gala Dinner
Monday, June 2, 2014

Chabad of Port Washington cordially invites you to our 23rd anniversary dinner.

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Soul Encounters

Soul Encounters| Sunday, June 29, 2014
A Journey of Connection, Reflection & Upliftment

A balanced collection of lectures and workshops create a stirring journey into the life and teachings of the Rebbe. A visit to the Rebbe's Ohel for personal reflection transforms the teachings into soulful inspiration.

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Camp Gan Israel

Gan Israel Day Camp 2014
Registration now open!

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Question of the Week
Question of the week
Why Is Shavuot So Easy?

Question: Yesterday, I attended a class called "The Laws of Shavuot." Being relatively new to Judaism, I expected a class similar to those before Passover or Sukkot. Many technical laws. Lots of "do"s and "do not"s.

To my surprise, other than going to synagogue to hear the reading of the Ten Commandments, there are very few laws unique to Shavuot. Unlike Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, there are no lengthy prayers. And unlike Sukkot and Passover, we can eat whatever we like, as well as wherever we like. Sure there are the customs related to flowers, blintzes, and cheesecakes, but hey, it's a piece of (cheese)cake compared to the other holidays.

Am I missing something here? Shouldn't the holiday on which we received the many laws of the Torah have some laws of its own?


Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY
[Based on Zip Code 11050]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, May 30
8:00 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, May 31
9:08 pm
Holiday Begins:
Tuesday, June 3
8:03 pm
Second Day Holiday:
Wednesday, June 4
9:11 pm
Holiday Ends:
Thursday, June 5
9:12 pm
Torah Portion: Naso

Kiddush Calendar

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Community News

Sam & Sally Glasser on their daughter Rachel's graduation from Law School!

Glasser Family

Larry & Millie Magid on the birth of a new grandson!

Larry & Millie Magid

Michael & Adele Greif on their 47th wedding anniversary

Michael & Adele Greif


Gabe Herz 5/30
Tamar Levy 5/31
Carol Buchman 6/4
Martin Buchman 6/4
Todd Cooper 6/4

Matthew Kolen 6/4


Mr. & Mrs. Goldsmith 5/30

Wendy & Stephen Shenfeld 5/31


Larry Russell, (Label ben David)
5/30/2014 | Sivan 1, 5774
observed by

Barbara Russell

Herbert Gould,
6/1/2014 | Sivan 3, 5774
observed by

Alan & Linda Sandman and

Anita Baskin

Anne Burman,
6/2/2014 | Sivan 4, 5774
observed by

Russ & Audrey Burman

Samuel Seelig, (Shmuel ben Michael) 6/3/2014 | Sivan 5, 5774
observed by

Suzanne Kolen

Marcia Eichenwald,
6/4/2014 | Sivan 6, 5774
observed by

David & Fern Weingast

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Schedule of Services

Sunday Morning

Services: 9:00 AM

Monday & Thursday
Services: 7:00 AM
followed by Coffee & Parsha

Friday Evening: 7:00 PM

Saturday Morning: 9:30 AM
Followed by Kiddush Luncheon at 12
Mincha: Following Lunch

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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