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

Please join us Motzei Shabbat at South Baldwin Jewish Center as we remember what happened to us as a nation on the Ninth of Av. Tisha B'av. Services will begin at 8:45pm.

We will be davening the Ma'ariv and do Havdallah and then we will be reading Eichah. Minyan on Sunday morning will be at 9:30 am in the chapel.

Thank You,


Good Morning,

For those people who will be paying a Shiva call to the Wolk family this week in the evening and are willing to take a few of our congregants with them, can you please contact the office. We have a few people who have difficulty driving in the evening.

Thank you in advance,



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The Congregation regrets to inform you that Walter(Wally) Wolk, husband of Fritzi Wolk, passed away Sunday June 10th. The funeral will be graveside at Beth Moses Cemetery 1500 Wellwood Ave. (Exit 35 SS Pkwy) Farmingdale, New York, June 12, promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Shiva will be observed beginning Tuesday, June 12 through June 18, from 1:30 pm to 5:00 p.m and 7:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m, at the Wolk home, 1559 Kenneth Ave, Baldwin. Minyanim at 8:00pm. Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Sunday. Friday, Shiva will end at 4:00 p.m.

There will be a Minyan at the conclusion of Shabbat, time and place to be announced. Sunday morning Minyan will be held at the Synagogue at 9:30 a.m in the Chapel.


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

For those who might be interested. July 29th at 5pm Congregation Shaaray Shalom.

        Congregation Shaaray Shalom, 711 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead;  would like to invite your members to a post-Tisha B'Av concert, which we will be hosting on Sunday evening, July 29th at 5PM.  This will be an ELVIS and SINATRA Tribute Concert.  Tickets are $15.00 each prior to the event, and $20.00 at the door.  If you have 10 or more people who are interested in attending, we will give you a discounted group rate.  Please call our office at (516) 481-7448 for additional information.  Our website is  We look forward to seeing you on the 29th."

Good morning congregants,

Here is an update on the congregational meeting that took place last night.
First let us thank all of you that took the time to attend. For those that were not able to attend, the meeting started with Evelyn and Richard Zuckerman explaining why we were there and what we were going to vote on. As was discussed and agreed upon, at the monthly board meeting the night before, everyone was afforded an opportunity to speak and/or ask questions. This went on for about an hour. Questions about the process, concerns about the prospective rabbi, concerns about Josh, the shul, the needs of congregants etc. were voiced passionately by many.
We wish to thank everyone for being respectful of each other and allowing diverse opinions to be aired.
The congregation was informed that Josh planned on honoring his verbal commitment to officiate the next two weekends as well as honor his contract for the upcoming holidays.
At the end of the meeting a motion was called to vote on hiring Rabbi Royi Shaffin, and to approve the contract that was negotiated. A paper ballot was executed by all that attended and tabulated by Evelyn Estrine & Stu Lang. The outcome of the vote was then conveyed to the congregation. By a 3-1 majority both the hiring of the rabbi and the terms of his contract were approved. Both Josh and Rabbi Shaffin were notified of the outcome of the vote. The rabbi was grateful for the opportunity to serve and Josh expressed his hope that it all works out for everyone.
We would just like to express our gratitude to the rabbi search committee, the board and the negotiating committee for all their hard work. Please keep in mind that as a community, we now have to work together for the good of our shul.


Evelyn Estrine
Jeff Barkan
Co- Presidents



The establishment of the State of Israel was the fulfillment of a 2000 year old dream of Jews around the world. The impressive scientific, cultural, social and military accomplishments of the State are astounding especially when considering that all her neighbors from the day she was established have tried to destroy her.


Chellie Goldwater Wilensky NA'AMAT USA National President


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: Devarim

Friday, July 20, 2018
Av 8, 5778
Light Candles at:
8:03 PM

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Av 9, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
9:08 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Va'etchanan

Friday, July 27, 2018
Av 15, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:57 PM

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Av 16, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
9:00 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Eikev

Friday, August 3, 2018
Av 22, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:49 PM

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Av 23, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
8:52 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Re'eh

Friday, August 10, 2018
Av 29, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:41 PM

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Av 30, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
8:42 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Shoftim

Friday, August 17, 2018
Elul 6, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:31 PM

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Elul 7, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
8:31 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Ki Teitzei

Friday, August 24, 2018
Elul 13, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:21 PM

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Elul 14, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
8:20 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Ki Tavo

Friday, August 31, 2018
Elul 20, 5778
Light Candles at:
7:10 PM

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Elul 21, 5778
Shabbat Ends:
8:08 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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