A Word from the Rabbi
Rabbi Paltiel

They say there are two things you'll find wherever you go - Coca Cola and Chabad!

I'm feeling it firsthand this summer. I bring you fresh regards, minute by minute via email and WhatsApp, from:

- My daughters Chana & Risha, at summer camp in the Laurentian Mountains, Canada.
- Berel who is head counselor in a large Chabad Gan Israel summer camp in Florida.

- Mushka who is a counselor at camp in Sweden.
- Mendel who is spending 6 weeks in the Congo with Chabad there, studying and teaching Torah to the Jewish community there.

Speaking of Chabad's international network, I'm kvelling this week as my nephew and his wife embark on their trip to establish a Chabad House in GHANA, AFRICA! See article below!

The Rebbe, who of course is the architect and inspiration behind Chabad's global outreach, was G-d's gift to the Jewish people especially to the generation following the Holocaust. It's been said: Hitler (may his memory be obliterated) hunted down every Jew with HATE... The Rebbe (lehavdil...) made it his mission to search out every one of his brethren... in LOVE!

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel

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- Let me know if you can sponsor a Kiddush. Need sponsor for this Shabbos and a few Shabboses during the summer. Sponsorship as little as 250.

Camp Photos

New camp photos posted weekly to our website!

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First Rabbi in Ghana
Chabad in Ghana


Ghana's Jews Welcome Their First Rabbi

Chabad couple offers education, classes, programs and services for adults and kids.

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In the News

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Only in Israel do you find a 2,000 year old historical ritual bath in your living room...

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Thank you Mr Jack Bendror for submitting

Calendar of Events



Lecture | CHABAD: History and Philosophy
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Tisha B'Av

Tisha B'Av Video Presentation
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Lecture Series

Justice and the War on Terror
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Question of the Week
Question of the week
Why Do Jews Always Get Noticed?
By: Rabbi Aron Moss | Sydney, Australia

Question: Why do the Jewish people seem to loom so large on the world stage? The numbers don't add up. Here's a nation that comprises less than 0.2% of the world's population, yet we command so much attention you'd think there were billions of us. That's like a room of two thousand people, with one puny guy sitting in the corner whom everyone wants to talk to (or pick on)!


Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY
  [Based on Zip Code 11050]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Jul 10
8:10 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Jul 11
9:17 pm
Torah Portion: Pinchas

Kiddush Calendar

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Community News

Mazel tov Ellen Savran on the marriage of her son Brian to Samantha Schoenfeld

Brian and Samantha


Zach Bernstein 7/11
Bruce & Steven Stark 7/11
Bernice Loew 7/13
Malkah Manouel 7/13
Ephraim Paltiel 7/13
Kay Smith 7/13
Russell Neuwirth 7/14

Chana Paltiel 7/14

Maya Eshel 7/15
Jodi Smith 7/15
Brent Kaufman 7/16
Aviya Lanis 7/16

Mr. & Mrs. Scott Rosenthal 7/13


Solomon Ismaj,
7/10/2015 | Tammuz 23, 5775
observed by
Leon & Debra Manoff

Joseph Burstein,
(Avraham Yosef ben Motel)
7/11/2015 | Tammuz 24, 5775
observed by

Michael & Adele Greif

Abraham Albert Roseman,
(Avraham ben Yitzchak Meir) 7/11/2015 | Tammuz 24, 5775
observed by

Ellen Savran

Chaim ben Tzvi,
7/14/2015 | Tammuz 27, 5775
observed by
Barry & Donna Jason

Morris Kaplan,
7/14/2015 | Tammuz 27, 5775 Estelle & Seymour Kaplan

*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
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The Jewish Calendar
  Friday Tammuz 23 | July 10
Today in Jewish HistoryR. Moshe Cordovero (1570)
Laws and Customs"The Three Weeks"
  Shabbat Tammuz 24 | July 11
Today in Jewish HistoryJews of Jerusalem are set aflame (1099)
Laws and CustomsBless New Month
Laws and CustomsEthics: Chapter 1
Laws and Customs"The Three Weeks"
  Sunday Tammuz 25 | July 12
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Rabbi Aharon Berachia of Modina (1639)
Laws and Customs"The Three Weeks"
  Monday Tammuz 26 | July 13
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried (1886)
Laws and Customs"The Three Weeks"
  Tuesday Tammuz 27 | July 14
Today in Jewish HistoryThird expulsion from France (1322)
Laws and Customs"The Three Weeks"
Daily Thought
The Thick Lagoon of Ego

He has an opinion of how each person should be, how each thing should be done. Those who follow his choreography are his friends, those who dare dance their own dance are his enemies; and few, if any, are left without a label.

In truth, he has neither enemies nor friends. He has only himself, for that is all that exists in his world.

"If you don't want to be so lonely," we tell him, "make some room for the rest of us."

Maamar Heichaltzu 5659.

The Parshah In A Nutshell
Parshat Pinchas

Aaron's grandson Pinchas is rewarded for his act of zealotry in killing the Simeonite prince Zimri and the Midianite princess who was his paramour: G-d grants him a covenant of peace and the priesthood.

A census of the people counts 601,730 men between the ages of twenty and sixty. Moses is instructed on how the Land is to be divided by lottery among the tribes and families of Israel. The five daughters of Tzelafchad petition Moses that they be granted the portion of the land belonging to their father, who died without sons; G-d accepts their claim and incorporates it into the Torah's laws of inheritance.

Moses empowers Joshua to succeed him and lead the people into the Land of Israel.

The Parshah concludes with a detailed list of the daily offerings, and the additional offerings brought on Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh (first of the month), and the festivals of Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret.