South Baldwin Jewish Center
  2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
Phone: 516-223-8688 | Fax: 516-223-8689
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Dear Party-goers,

We will be happy to move New Years celebration to 5:00pm on 12/31/19. We hope this will enable more of us to get together to celebrate the secular New Year 2020. Dinner will be served, cost to be determined. Please call Evelyn Estrine at (516) 225-5075.



Good Afternoon Congregants and Friends,

Irving Epstein and I, would like to arrange a New Years Eve party at South Baldwin Jewish Center. We need to know if you are interested in attending. There will be a full dinner, entertainment and snacks and a toast at midnight. The cost depends on how many respond. We will keep it as a reasonable as we can.

Please call Evelyn Estrine at (516) 223 -5075 and leave a message on my voicemail if I am unable to answer that moment.

Hope to be hearing from you,
Evelyn Estrine and Irving Epstein.
Co/President SBJC and Irving Epstein President of Men's Club.


Dear Congregants:

DAs you know the Men's Club and Sisterhood of SBJC are having their paid up membership dinner on Thursday, November 21st at 6:30pm. We would appreciate if you haven't called the office and would like to hold your seat, please call by Friday, November 15th 2019.

Thanks So Much,
Sheila and Betty, Co/Pres of sisterhood and Irving Epstein, President of Men's Club


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

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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Baldwin, NY 11510


Now that the High Holidays, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah are over, we have up-coming events that remind us of Jewish resilience. Kristallnacht, November 9-10, the Night of the Broken Glass, commemorates a turning point in the history of the Jews in Europe. On November 9-10, 1938, Jewish homes, synagogues, stores, schools, businesses, and organizations were broken into, looted, and burned. Jews were beaten in the streets. The Jews of Germany and of all Europe no longer felt safe. Some historians point to this event as the beginning of the Holocaust. Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a holiday about continuing forward with hope and faith despite the darkness. Whether we were persecuted by the Assyrian Greeks, as in the Chanukah story, or by any other people, we have championed our heritage and our right to be Jews.

We, the Jewish people, do not believe in giving in to evil or to persecution. We continue forward and build. Sometimes, like with the building of the Jewish State after the Holocaust, we find ourselves like a phoenix, rising from the ashes. Sometimes, a small miracle, like the miracle of the Chanukah oil, reminds us that there are larger miracles here and that G-d is with us. In the story of Chanukah, pure Menorah oil, enough for one day, burned instead for eight days, after the re-capture and re-dedication of the Jerusalem Temple by the Maccabees. The Maccabees understood from this small miracle that G-d had been with them throughout their struggle for Jewish religious and national redemption.

As we encounter a world that is less tolerant towards Jews and Judaism, having experienced terrible anti-Semitic attacks and hate crimes over the last few years, we must be inspired by the dedication and perseverance of our ancestors and of our people and renew our commitment to protect and preserve our Jewish heritage and to walk proudly in the world as Jews.

Rabbi Royi Shaffin

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 Lighting and Torah Readings

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


Shabbat, Torah Reading: Lech-Lecha

Friday, November 8, 2019
Cheshvan 10, 5780
Light Candles at:
4:25 PM

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Cheshvan 11, 5780
Shabbat Ends:
5:25 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Chayei Sarah

Friday, November 22, 2019
Cheshvan 24, 5780
Light Candles at:
4:14 PM

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Cheshvan 25, 5780
Shabbat Ends:
5:15 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayeitzei

Friday, December 6, 2019
Kislev 8, 5780
Light Candles at:
4:09 PM

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Kislev 9, 5780
Shabbat Ends:
5:12 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayeishev

Friday, December 20, 2019
Kislev 22, 5780
Light Candles at:
4:12 PM

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Kislev 23, 5780
Shabbat Ends:
5:16 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayeira

Friday, November 15, 2019
Cheshvan 17, 5780
Light Candles at:
4:19 PM

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Cheshvan 18, 5780
Shabbat Ends:
5:19 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Toldot

Friday, November 29, 2019
Kislev 1, 5780
Light Candles at:
4:11 PM

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Kislev 2, 5780
Shabbat Ends:
5:13 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayishlach

Friday, December 13, 2019
Kislev 15, 5780
Light Candles at:
4:10 PM

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Kislev 16, 5780
Shabbat Ends:
5:13 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Mikeitz

Friday, December 27, 2019
Kislev 29, 5780
Light Candles at:
4:16 PM

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Kislev 30, 5780
Shabbat Ends:
5:20 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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