A Word from the Rabbi
Rabbi Paltiel

Exciting times here at Chabad.

Preschool graduation takes place today. Oh what a joy watching those little ones stroll around in caps and gowns.

Camp preparations are heating up as camp director Esther Greenspan (of Hebrew School fame) is busier than busy meeting with parents and staff, planning, organizing, lining everything up for an amazing summer camp experience.

JLI is heading into the home stretch with Lesson 5 this Sunday.

Great Kiddush this Shabbat at Shul to celebrate a fantastic anniversary. See sidebar for details. Come and join us!

Preparations for the Chabad Membership directory and New Year calendar are underway. (Stay tuned for a new surprise look in the calendar!) If you'd like to advertise let me know ASAP please...

Gotta go, Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel

In the News
American Pharoah

American Pharoah's Jockey Looks To Higher Power Before Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes is the the kind of place where luck looms large. But the team behind American Pharoah is hedging its bets by locking in a little help from above. Jockey Victor Espinoza, who is hoping to make history by riding the first Triple Crown-winning horse in 37 years, took a spiritual journey in Queens on Thursday, CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff exclusively reported...

Click here to watch this 3-minute clip.

Thank you Robert Bialer for submitting.

New York Times
Divine Intervention Is a Hope, Not a Horse, in the Belmont

Just a few dozen furlongs from Belmont Park lies the grave site of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the rebbe of the Lubavitcher group of Hasidic Jews. Since Schneerson died in 1994, Jews from all over the world have made a pilgrimage to Montefiore Cemetery to pay homage to the charismatic rebbe...

Click here to read more.

Thank you Dr. Martin Brownstein for submitting.

Click here to watch

"Got Game?" with Yoel Gold

What game best describes your life?

Click here to watch this 4-minute clip.


Survey Ranks Israel As One of World's Top Five Happiest Countries

Israel is one of the top five happiest countries in the world, according to a new Better Life Index report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

"Israelis are more satisfied with their lives than the OECD average. When asked to rate their general satisfaction with life on a scale from 0 to 10, Israelis gave it a 7.4 grade, higher than the OECD average of 6.6," reads the report.

Click here to read more.

Thank you Jack Bendror for submitting.

Calendar of Events


Lesson 6
| Sunday, 10 AM
Click here for more info and register.

Jun 29

Camp Gan Israel

Gan Israel Day Camp 2015
Click here for more info and to register.

Question of the Week
Question of the week
What's Up With the Kipah?
By: Rabbi Aron Moss | Sydney, Australia

Question: If you don't mind I wanted to ask you a question regarding the covering of the head with a yamaka (head covering) or a hat. Let me periphrasis by saying I don't mean to be disrespectful in anyway. my question is: if I know covering the head recognizes that G-d is above you, why do I have to actually cover the head as long as I know He is above me in my heart and mind?


Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY 
[Based on Zip Code 11050]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Jun 12
8:09 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Jun 13
9:18 pm
Torah Portion: Shlach

Kiddush Calendar

This week's kiddush is sponsored by Arnie Herz and Suzanne Kolen in honor of the anniversary of the Bar Mitzvahs of their children, Matthew Kolen (3 years ago) and Gabe Herz (last year). Both boys will take part in the service as they did on their bar mitzvah day.

What a nice idea, to have your Bar/Bat Mitzvah children repeat their celebration and readings on subsequent years. I hope others follow this lead and do the same. The message to the kids is clear: Bar Mitzvah isn't the end, it's only the beginning of a life of TORAH and YIDDISHKEIT!

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

Community News


Happy 88th Birthday Jack Bendror!
All of us at CHABAD wish Jack a happy birthday, YOM HULEDET SOMEACH and many many more, in good health! Jack, you've been a true inspiration to us all! It is an honor and pleasure having you as part of our CHABAD!

Jack Bendror

Abby Harari 6/14
Rachelle Wasserman 6/14
Jayden Maloul 6/15
Amy Stern-Zahn 6/16
Marc Zalta 6/16


Sarah Kaplan,
6/12/2015 | Sivan 25, 5775
observed by
Estelle & Seymour Kaplan

Jennie Sussman,
(Reina bas Yaakov)
6/12/2015 | Sivan 25, 5775
observed by

Jack Sussman

Yehudah Galazan,
(Yehudah ben Yitzchak)
6/14/2015 | Sivan 27, 5775
observed by

Marcy Shurka

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

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

This Week @ ChabadPW.org
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A Life of Gentle Dedication
He served as a liaison to Israeli leadership and as a mentor to many.
Your Questions
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What the Three Definitions of Challah Taught Me
When we do good, lots of good, we may be lured into a sense of entitlement. I gave 20% to charity; I can now buy whatever I want with the rest, without regard for social responsibility. I volunteered at the school for two hours; I am now entitled to laze around for the rest of the week . . .
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Former Soviet Union
The Wide World of Rabbi Zev Vagner: Spreading Judaism Across Continents
North America
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Busy as Bees: Kids Take on the International Chidon Challenge in New York
The Jewish Calendar
  Friday Sivan 25 | June 12
Today in Jewish HistoryJews Debate Before Alexander (313 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryThree of the "Ten Martyrs" Killed (2nd century CE)
  Shabbat Sivan 26 | June 13
Laws and CustomsBless New Month
Laws and CustomsEthics: Chapter 3
  Sunday Sivan 27 | June 14
Today in Jewish HistoryR. Chananya ben Tradyon Killed (2nd century CE)
  Monday Sivan 28 | June 15
Today in Jewish HistoryRebbe Arrives in US (1941)
  Tuesday Sivan 29 | June 16
Today in Jewish HistorySpies Dispatched (1312 BCE)
Daily Thought

High upon her precipice, the soul is nameless, for she has no form-she will be whatever she must be.

Peering below, beneath the clouds, she perceives a faint shimmering of her light in the deep, wet earth. There she finds form, and she calls it a name, and she is called when that name is called, for she says, "This is me."

But it is not her. It is only a faint glimmering of her light within the frame of a distant world.

The Parshah In A Nutshell
Parshat Shlach

Moses sends twelve spies to the land of Canaan. Forty days later they return, carrying a huge cluster of grapes, a pomegranate and a fig, to report on a lush and bountiful land. But ten of the spies warn that the inhabitants of the land are giants and warriors "more powerful than we"; only Caleb and Joshua insist that the land can be conquered, as G-d has commanded.

The people weep that they'd rather return to Egypt. G-d decrees that Israel's entry into the Land shall be delayed forty years, during which time that entire generation will die out in the desert. A group of remorseful Jews storm the mountain on the border of the Land, and are routed by the Amalekites and Canaanites.

The laws of the menachot ( meal, wine and oil offerings) are given, as well as the mitzvah to consecrate a portion of the dough ( challah) to G-d when making bread. A man violates the Shabbat by gathering sticks, and is put to death. G-d instructs to place fringes ( tzitzit) on the four corners of our garments, so that we should remember to fulfill the mitzvot (divine commandments).