Chabad of Port Washington
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TORAH - The Original "BIG BOOK"
A Word from the Rabbi
Rabbi Paltiel Greetings!

Snow, snow, and more snow. Who needs it? What's the point?

White is the color of purity, blessing and joy. The Kabballah teaches that snow is a sign of G-d's showering the world with His abundant kindness. It's also His way of making the world pretty, and bringing us joy.

G-d is apparently in a really good mood this Winter...

May you be showered with an abundance of G-d's kindness, an avalanche of blessings!

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel

P.S. I'm excited about a new TORAH CLASS based on Rabbi Twersky's Torah commentary. This class is open to all, but is geared to people in RECOVERY – those brave souls who are prepared to work hard to achieve spiritual and material betterment in their lives! See details below.

Hebrew School Shabbat Dinner
HS Shabbat Dinner

Our Hebrew School Shabbat Dinner takes place tonight. Welcome Hebrew School principal Esther, along with her husband Rabbi Shua Greenspan, and our Hebrew School teachers, to Port Washington for Shabbat!

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Comedy Night

We all had a great time last Saturday Night at the Chabad's Sisterhood comedy club.

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CTeen Video


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Calendar of Events



Lesson 2: To Be a Jew in the Free World
Sunday, February 9 | 10:00 AM

Freedom for All : In 1790, after leading a revolution in the name of liberty, George Washington affirmed the divine and inviolable freedoms of America's tiny Jewish community. What is freedom? Is it indeed liberating to do as we please? Perhaps freedom is about something much deeper, more meaningful, and fulfilling!

Click here for more info and to register.


Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me | Tuesdays, 9:30 -10:15 am

Join Jaime Lewis, of Kids Can Music together with Sara Paltiel, Director of Florence Brownstein Preschool for music and movement in Chabad's spectacular new Israel-themed immersive indoor playground.

Click here for more info and register.


TORAH - The Original "BIG BOOK"

TORAH - The Original "BIG BOOK"
Tuesdays | 7:30 PM

Starting this Tuesday, February 11th, at 7:30 P.M., and every Tuesday after that, we will be offering a new class:

"Torah study for Jews in 12-Step Recovery programs, utilizing Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski M.D.'s Chumash."

Click here for more info.


Purim Ball

Purim Ball in Port Washington
Saturday Night, March 15 | 8:30 PM

Join the Purim Ball in costume! Including casino, and Cocktail Reception.

Click here for more info and to RSVP.


Save the Date

Save the Date | Gala Dinner
Monday, June 2, 2014

Please save the date for Chabad of Port Washington's annual dinner celebrating our 23rd anniversary.

Formal invitation to follow.
Question of the Week
Question of the week
Lost Tribe in New Guinea?
By: Rabbi Aron Moss

Question: Did you see the video of the tribe in Papua New Guinea singing the Shema in Hebrew? It is just amazing! Are they a lost tribe of Israel? How else can you explain these natives in tribal dress singing Jewish prayers in perfect Hebrew?


Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY
[Based on Zip Code 11050]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Feb 7
5:01 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Feb 8
6:02 pm
Torah Portion: Tetzaveh

Kiddush Calendar

This week's kiddush is sponsored by Mr Joshua Setton, Setton International Foods, Inc.

Thank you Gary Litvak for organizing the kiddush.

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

Community News

Debbie Harari 2/7
Risha Paltiel 2/7
Harari Robinowitz 2/7
Zina Zalta 2/8

Sarah Lauren Farhadian 2/9

Mr. David Weingast 2/9
Fern Weingast 2/11

Arianna Klusky 2/10

Barbara Resnick 2/11

Bilha Spatz 2/11

Danielle Kafri 2/12


Lilyan Hyman,
2/8/2014 | Adar-I 8, 5774
observed by

Allan & Susann Hyman

Florence Brownstein,
(Faiga bas Moshe)
2/10/2014 | Adar-I 10, 5774
observed by

Martin Brownstein & Shirley Papilsky

David Brenner,
(Shimshon David ben Shea)
2/11/2014 | Adar-I 11, 5774
observed by

Robert & Carol Brenner

Paul Klat,
2/11/2014 | Adar-I 11, 5774
observed by

Alan & Peggy Klat

Benjamin Bieber,
(Baruch Reuven ben Josef)
2/12/2014 | Adar-I 12, 5774
observed by

Ronald Bieber

Marion Langweil,
2/12/2014 | Adar-I 12, 5774
observed by Edith Schneider

*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

Friday Evening: Candle lighting time

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

Torah Recovery Class
Tuesdays | 7:30 PM

Tanya Class
with Rabbi Paltiel
Saturdays | 8:45-9:30 AM

Quick Links

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The Jewish Calendar
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Daily Thought
Four Children

The Torah speaks about four children. One wise, one wicked, one in a state of wonder, one who does not realize he should ask.

What do they all have in common?


As in, "Hear O Israel, G-d our L-rd, G-d is One."

That "One" is the essence of every Jew
-even the one the Torah calls "wicked."

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.