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Baldwin, NY 11510
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With heavy heart we are writing to inform you that Gavi Lusterman, daughter of Judith & Don David Lusterman has passed away. Please join us, along with the Lusterman family, in our sanctuary for an evening service on Thursday August 19th at 8pm.
baruch dayan emet
(ברוך דיין אמת)
Evelyn & Jeff

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Baldwin, NY 11510


Rabbi Royi Shaffin 

One of the most powerful parts of the High Holidays is that we pray together.   Not only are we praying all at the same time, and in the same place, but we are praying for each other, and we are praying as one.  Through the guidance and wisdom of the Mahzor (High Holiday prayerbook), we pray, as a congregation, that G-d should bless, not "me", but "us" with a good, healthy, and prosperous new year.

While I don't recommend being glued to the television, radio, or newspapers, the news is unavoidable.  The mutations of COVID are a cause for concern and increased caution.   The U.S. pull-out from Afghanistan, regardless of one's political opinions, has touched a raw nerve in American society.   We live in a time that is challenging, to say the least.  

We are all looking for solace and comfort.   We are all looking for answers.  We are all looking to make sense of and to give some meaning to the pain, suffering, and upheaval in the lives of so many.  The most important aspect of the High Holidays this year is the aspect of togetherness, the message that we are not alone.

We are part of a very warm and special congregation at SBJC.  We are part of the strong and timeless Jewish people.  We are part of a larger American society that continues to inspire hope.  We are part of a humanity, born so many years ago, according to Jewish tradition, on the actual day of Rosh Hashanah, in the image of G-d, and given the mission to make our world G-dly.  

At SBJC, we care for each other, and we are a strong and unified community.  We pray with strength, conviction and hope for a better tomorrow and we believe, with our strong faith, that, during these upcoming High Holidays, the Heavens will open up and,in the language of the High Holiday liturgy, "hu ya'aneinu", G-d will answer our heartfelt communal prayers.

From Sisterhood:
Statement on the Attack on the United States Capitol

Candle Lighting and Torah Readings

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

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Ki Tavo

Friday, August 27, 2021
Elul 19, 5781
Light Candles at:
7:16 PM

Saturday, August 28, 2021
Elul 20, 5781
Shabbat Ends:
8:15 PM

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, Septmeber 6, 2021
Elul 29, 5781
Light Holiday Candles at:
7:00 PM

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Tishrei 1, 5782
Light Holiday Candles after:
7:58 PM
from a pre-existing flame

Wednesday September 8, 2021
Tishrei 2, 5782
Holiday Ends:
7:56 PM

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Tishrei 9, 5782
Light Holiday Candles at:
6:45 PM

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Tishrei 10, 5781
Holiday Ends:
7:42 PM


Monday, September 20, 2021
Tishrei 14, 5782
Light Holiday Candles at:
6:37 PM

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Tishrei 15, 5781
Light Holiday Candles after:
7:33 PM
from a pre-existing flame

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Tishrei 16, 5781
Holiday Ends:
7:32 PM

Shemini Atzerat

Monday, September 27, 2021
Tishrei 21, 5782
Light Holiday Candles at:
6:25 PM

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Tishrei 22, 5781
Light Holiday Candles after:
7:21 PM
from a pre-existing flame

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Tishrei 23, 5781
Holiday Ends:
7:20 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Nitzavim

Friday, September 3, 2021
Elul 26, 5781
Light Candles at:
7:05 PM

Saturday, September 4, 2021
Elul 27, 5781
Shabbat Ends:
8:03 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayelech

Friday, September 10, 2021
Tishrei 4, 5782
Light Candles at:
6:53 PM

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Tishrei 5, 5781
Shabbat Ends:
7:51 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Haazinu

Friday, September 17, 2021
Tishrei 11, 5782
Light Candles at:
6:42 PM

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Tishrei 12, 5781
Shabbat Ends:
7:39 PM

Shabbat, Intermediate Days of Sukkot

Friday, September 24, 2021
Tishrei 18, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
6:30 PM

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Tishrei 19, 5781
Shabbat Ends:
7:27 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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