Chabad of Port Washington
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Purim in the 60's
A Word from the Rabbi

Rabbi Paltiel



-Dinner by Cho-Sen Village Kosher Chinese Restaurant
- Machatanum Band live music featuring 60's style Jewish music
- Open Bar (adults only of course)
- Walk-around magician!
- Megillah watch-along Video program & contest for the kids (led by my son Berel, the kids will love it)
- Balloon shaping clown!
- Face painting
- Hamantashen dipping and tasting (yum!)

A complete PURIM extravaganza for ADULTS & KIDS OF ALL AGES ALIKE to ENJOY TOGETHER, all for just $20 pp, less for members, less still for kids 12 & under (see the details & rsvp here)


Why is it real important you CELEBRATE PURIM properly and with zest? Why shouldn't you just sit it out?

PURIM, the happiest day on the Jewish calendar, brings us JOY for the remaining 364 days of the year! Celebrating Purim sets the stage to celebrating every day of the year. Well worth the effort!


Chabad House - 80 Shore Road, PW!


Wednesday night, beginning at 6:15pm

It's early; bring the kids, even the little ones, doesn't need to be a really late night


Click here
and RSVP for a joyous Purim celebration with our wonderful community. Do it today (like, now...)

Happy Purim & Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel


Don't miss out on this very special day! Click here for our full purim schedule which you can find on our website.

Don't forget to do the following 4 Mitzvot of Purim:

1. Be sure to hear the Megillah twice, once on Wednesday night and then again on Thursday. (We will have megillah readings at Chabad Wednesday night at 6:15PM, and Thursday at 7Am & 9AM).

2. Celebrate a Purim Feast, including bread, wine and meat, sometime during the day on Sunday, with family and friends. (No Kiddush is recited but the wine or vodka is consumed...)

3. Give Gifts of Food, usually a gift basket of ready-made prepared foods, to at least one friend. This should be done individually by each member of the family (separate and apart from participation in the communal Purim baskets). You can also provide gifts for people in Hospitals in Israel by scrolling down.

4. Give money to the poor on this day. If you don't have access to poor on this day, we will have charity boxes at shul throughout Purim day especially for this purpose. You can also make an online donation to a Food-for-Shabbos organization on Purim day by clicking here. You can also provide gifts for people in Hospitals in Israel by scrolling down.

For more info on Purim and the special observances of the day, click here.

Purim Treats for Israel
Hadassah Hospital

Donate to patients in the Hadassah hospital in Israel

With all of the recent terrorism and antisemitism in the world, for Purim, we are arranging for baskets to be hand delivered to patients in the Hadassah Hospital in Israel and for charity to be distributed to poor families in Israel. Each basket/charitable donation to poor families costs only $10 and is a beautiful mitzvah for Purim.

Visit the website and donate:
Click here
to watch a 20 second video promo.

Calendar of Events


Lesson 5
| Sunday, 10 AM
Click here for more info and register.


Purim Hebrew School Event

Hebrew School Event| Sun, Mar 1 11am-12pm
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for details.


Purim in the 60's

Purim in the 60's | Wednesday, March 4
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for details and RSVP.

Question of the Week
Question of the week
Purim FAQ's
Commonly asked Purim questions

How is Purim celebrated?

There are four mitzvot associated specifically with Purim. They are:

1. Read or hear the Megillah (Scroll of Esther) at night and by day.
2. Give charity to at least two needy people.
3. Send a minimum of two ready-to-eat foods to at least one person.
4. Sit down for a royal feast.

What does "Purim" mean?

Purim means "lots." The name commemorates the lots that Haman cast to choose the day most suitable for the destruction of the Jews. Click here for more.

I'll be at work all day. How can I hear the Megillah?

If you really can't make it to the synagogue-many have more than one reading, to accommodate different schedules-many big cities have rabbinical students armed with Megillahs roving the areas where people work, and chances are there's one coming your way. Contact your local Chabad House to find out more.

How long does it take to hear the Megillah?

Depends. A small, private reading should take 20�25 minutes. A public synagogue reading can last as long as 45.

Why isn't G-d's name mentioned in the Megillah?

On Purim, the salvation came about in what could easily be seen as a series of lucky coincidences: King Ahasuerus gets angry at his wife and selects Esther as queen in her place; Mordechai happens to overhear a plot to kill Ahasuerus and saves the king's life; Haman happens to be "in the wrong place at the wrong time" just when Mordechai's deed is being read to the sleepless king; Esther uses her position and influence to turn the king against Haman; and so on.

Reflecting this sequence of seemingly natural events, G-d's name is absent from the Megillah. Click here for the mystical spin on this.

Where can I get a copy of the Megillah?

Right here. Or, to purchase a copy, click here.

Can I listen to the Megillah being read online?

As in all things Jewish, it's got to be live. So click here for your nearest Chabad House, and go join the party.

What are all these people doing walking around in costume?

It's a custom that originated as an allusion to G-d's hand in the Purim miracle, which was disguised in natural events. Click here for more.


Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY 
[Based on Zip Code 11050]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Feb 27
5:25 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Feb 28
6:25 pm
Torah Portion: Tetzaveh

Kiddush Calendar

This week's kiddush will be sponsored by Jill & Blaine Klusky as we celebrate this Shabbat the Bat Mitzvah of Arianna. MAZEL TOV to the entire family, including little brother Zach.

Jill & Blaine Klusky

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

Community News

Congratulations Chabad Member Russ Burman for being named Board member at Landmark on Main Street

Russ Burman


Sharon Lee 2/27

Adam Smith 2/27
Paul Kagan 2/28
Ayala Konfino 3/1

Thea Farhadian 3/2

Haim Sater 3/2

Anna Wasserman 3/3
Bria Edidin 3/4
Tammy Kobin 3/5


Alan & Linda Sandman 3/5


Lilyan Hyman,
2/27/2015 | Adar 8, 5775
observed by

Allan & Susann Hyman

Florence Brownstein,
(Faiga bas Moshe)
3/1/2015 | Adar 10, 5775
observed by

Martin Brownstein & Shirley Papilsky

David Brenner,
(Shimshon David ben Shea)
3/2/2015 | Adar 11, 5775
observed by

Robert & Carol Brenner

Paul Klat,
3/2/2015 | Adar 11, 5775
observed by

Alan & Peggy Klat

Benjamin Bieber,
(Baruch Reuven ben Josef)
3/3/2015 | Adar 12, 5775
observed by

Ronald Bieber

Marion Langweil,
3/3/2015 | Adar 12, 5775
observed by Edith Schneider

Gary Baval,
(Menachem Mendel ben Yaakov)
3/5/2015 | Adar 14, 5775
observed by

Jason & Tamara Kobin

*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: 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 Adar 8 | February 27
Today in Jewish HistoryOath on Torah Permitted (1674)
Today in Jewish HistoryMaryland Law Revoked (1825)
  Shabbat Adar 9 | February 28
Today in Jewish HistoryFirst Torah Dispute (1st century CE)
Today in Jewish HistorySixth Lubavitcher Rebbe arrives in America (1940)
Laws and CustomsParshat Zachor
  Sunday Adar 10 | March 1
Today in Jewish HistoryMaharal Meets Emperor (1592)
  Monday Adar 11 | March 2
Today in Jewish HistoryFirst Print of Rashi (1475)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Rogatchover (1936)
Laws and CustomsEarliest Day for Megillah Reading
  Tuesday Adar 12 | March 3
Today in Jewish HistoryHerod's Temple Dedicated (11 BCE)
  Wednesday Adar 13 | March 4
Fast of Esther
Today in Jewish HistoryWar Against Persian Jew-haters (356 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryMaccabee victory (135 BCE)
Laws and CustomsFast of Esther
Laws and CustomsGiving of "Half Coins"
Daily Thought
Working with the Body

It used to be that the soul fought with the body, until one conquered the other by force.

Then the Baal Shem Tov came and taught a new path: The body, too, could come to appreciate those things the soul desires.

In the place of self-affliction and fasting, the Baal Shem Tov showed his students the way of meditation and joy. Every need of the body, he taught, could provide a channel to carry the soul high.

Hayom Yom, 28 Shvat. 16 Tamuz 5716. Igrot Kodesh, vol. 6 page 157. Ibid, vol. 10, pg. 240.

The Parshah In A Nutshell
Parshat Tetzaveh

G-d tells Moses to receive from the children of Israel pure olive oil to feed the " everlasting flame" of the menorah, which Aaron is to kindle each day, "from evening till morning."

The priestly garments, to be worn by the kohanim (priests) while serving in the Sanctuary, are described. All kohanim wore: 1) the ketonet-a full-length linen tunic; 2) michnasayim-linen breeches; 3) mitznefet or migba'at-a linen turban; 4) avnet-a long sash wound above the waist.

In addition, the kohen gadol (high priest) wore: 5) the efod-an apron-like garment made of blue-, purple- and red-dyed wool, linen and gold thread; 6) the choshen-a breastplate containing twelve precious stones inscribed with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel; 7) the me'il-a cloak of blue wool, with gold bells and decorative pomegranates on its hem; 8) the tzitz-a golden plate worn on the forehead, bearing the inscription "Holy to G-d."

Tetzaveh also includes G-d's detailed instructions for the seven-day initiation of Aaron and his four sons- Nadav, Avihu, Elazar and Itamar-into the priesthood, and for the making of the golden altar, on which the ketoret (incense) was burned.