South Baldwin Jewish Center
  2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
Phone: 516-223-8688 | Fax: 516-223-8689
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Good afternoon,

Since there have been scheduling conflicts at SBJC in the past months, we want to remind everyone of the procedure necessary to insure your event, meeting, kiddush etc. takes place on the date you want.

1. No one can schedule ANYTHING without checking with the OFFICE first to see if the date is available.

2. If the date is available you must fill out the event form, so that the appropriate people are aware of what needs to be done for the function. This insures that we have the person responsible, the type of event, and what is requested from staff. NO this does not get filled out the day before.

3. If this is not done, and the event is not on the calendar, the event does not exist! No I told so and so - No - We always do this on such and such etc.

Best regards
Evelyn & Jeff


Reminder From Sisterhood

It's time to submit your Torah Fund tzedakah box. Please bring your filled boxes or your check payable to Torah Fund to the SBJC Office before this Friday, May 10.

Thank you for your participation.

Betty Arzt and Sheila Goldsmith


Statement On Today's Tragic Events

Today marks a tragedy for the Jewish people and for the spirit of freedom, democracy and tolerance in the United States. Today's tragedy in Pittsburgh reminds us of the dangers of antisemitism and intolerance. It makes us aware that we must remain vigilant in our struggle to remain a free and open society. It also strengthens our resolve to secure our Jewish communal institutions.

We are greatly saddened by the loss of life and bless those families in mourning with consolation from God among the mourners for Zion and Jerusalem. We are also eternally grateful to all of the security and law enforcement officials for their bravery in protecting the synagogue and its worshippers. May those injured be healed speedily with refu'a shleima (a complete recovery).

CNN has called this the deadliest attack ever on the American Jewish community. May God instill love into the hearts of those who hate and bring healing and hope to shattered hearts and to our mourning community.

- Rabbi Royi Shaffin

Mah Jongg meets on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Folk dancing meets on Wednesdays at 10:30am. Newcomers are always welcome to either group.

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2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510

Good morning on this lovely Spring day.

I know not all of you are social media fans and do not go on Facebook etc. That is fine and I address this to those that do regularly check in on Facebook.

Quite a few of you "Like" our SBJC page: and are on the feed.

I implore the rest of you to at least look at our page and "Like" it if you think the content is of interest to you. The page has almost every Email and Event that you would be interested in knowing about as well as interesting articles and links to other Temples and Jewish organizations in our area. Take a look and see for yourself.

I will also be glad to post any relevant events that you are involved in as well as any interesting articles that you believe the members would enjoy reading. Just send an email to the office or a private message to our Facebook page.

Jeff Barkan

Candle and Torah Lighting Readings

Daylight Saving Time: In effect. Times have been adjusted accordingly


Shabbat, Torah Reading: Chukat

Friday, July 12, 2019
Tammuz 9, 5779
Light Candles at:
8:08 PM

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Tammuz 10, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
9:14 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Pinchas

Friday, July 26, 2019
Tammuz 23, 5779
Light Candles at:
7:58 PM

Saturday, July 27, 2019
Tammuz 24, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
9:02 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Devarim

Friday, August 9, 2019
Av 8, 5779
Light Candles at:
7:43 PM

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Av 9, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
8:44 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Eikev

Friday, August 23, 2019
Av 22, 5779
Light Candles at:
7:23 PM

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Av 23, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
8:22 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Balak

Friday, July 19, 2019
Tammuz 16, 5779
Light Candles at:
8:04 PM

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Tammuz 17, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
9:09 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Matot-Massei

Friday, August 2, 2019
Av 1, 5779
Light Candles at:
7:51 PM

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Av 2, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
8:53 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Va'etchanan

Friday, August 16, 2019
Av 15, 5779
Light Candles at:
7:33 PM

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Av 16, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
8:33 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Re'eh

Friday, August 30, 2019
Av 29, 5779
Light Candles at:
7:12 PM

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Av 30, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
8:10 PM

It is considered a great mitzvah and responsibility to honor the Sabbath by lighting candles 18 minutes before sunset on Friday evening.

This unique commandment, entrusted to the Jewish woman, is rich with meaning and purpose.
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