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

The office of South Baldwin Jewish Center would like to extend our condolences to Andrea and Hayden Wool on the loss of Andrea's mother ,

Rita Leffler this morning.

The graveside service of Rita Leffler will be on Sunday , September 22nd 2019 at 2:30pm.

New Montifoire Cemetery
1180 Wellwood Ave
West Babylon NY

Shiva Minyan Requested at the home of Andrea and Hayden Wool on Sunday , September 22nd at 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Shiva Minyan will be at 8:00pm .

Shiva Times will be:
On Monday September 23rd from 1:00pm to 5pm and then from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Tuesday September 24th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and then again from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
985 Middle Bay Drive
Baldwin N.Y

Sending our love and prayers to Andrea, Hayden and family at this difficult time.

Office of South Baldwin Jewish Center.


There is a civic meeting Tuesday evening on September 17th at 7pm. at the Coes Neck Park meeting room. Adam Haber will speak about the Natural gas initiative that the Town of Hempstead has started.

Thank you,


Reminder from Sisterhood:

Sisterhood thanks you for your support. If you would like to be included in the list of congregants sending New Year Greetings to fellow congregants please let us know. Your check for $18.00 will confirm your participation. The list will appear in the October Centerpost.

Shabbat Shalom.


Please join the us tonight to hear Linda Riefberg Esq. to speak about the Innocence Project. Linda is the daughter of our congregant Sari Riefberg. Linda is scheduled to speak at 8:00pm tonight in the Library.

Thank you,
Hadassah Chapter


Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,
Just notify you that Sunday morning minyan services is being changed from 9;30am to 9:00am due to Torah reading this week.

Thank you,
Shabbat Shalom


Dear Members,

Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh study group will be meeting September 1st, after the morning Minyan with lite breakfast. We continue to study the Talmud.

The Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday September 10th at 1:00pm in the Library. We will be reviewing "Not Our Kind" by Kitty Zeldis. We have 1 copy left in the main office for book club participants.

Shabbat Shalom,
Betty Arzt
and Sheila Goldsmith
Co/Presidents Sisterhood at SBJC


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


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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Baldwin, NY 11510

Dear  Members,

Gun violence is a plague that is affecting all of America. It is with great shock and sadness that we became aware this past week of the shootings in Ohio and Texas.This type of behavior has no place in a civilized society, and we must do everything in our power to prevent future occurrences.

We find in our tradition that we are always to prefer Shalom, peace, over war.Whenever we can, we should try to make peace – with our armies, our civil discourse, and among our citizenry.Weapons of war and bloodshed are viewed with disgust in the Torah.In our very last Torah portion, we learned that the spilling of blood on the land, pollutes the land.We also understand from the Torah that it is forbidden to wave a weapon of war over the altar.We know from the Tanakh that even the great King David was forbidden by G-d from building the Temple in Jerusalem because he had bloodied his hands.

We live in a time of extreme division in the United States where the level of political discourse has reached new lows and our ability to reach across aisles to communicate with people with whom we may disagree has become all but impossible.People turn to violence to make a statement instead of using their Constitutional right to free speech.

It is my prayer that our society find Shalom – not just peace, but inner peace within ourselves.Part of racism is the need for a scapegoat for one’s problems.Often times, violence is perpetrated by people that are extremely broken on the inside.Instead of seeking healing for themselves, they go about breaking other people.As such, the shooters have destroyed families and communities and have caused us all to sleep less soundly at night.I pray for peace with our neighbors and peace between people who look and act and speak differently from the way we do.Most important of all is that we unify - as the word Shalom also means unification, wholeness, and healing - so that we are able, as a society, to stand by and console the grieving families and our grieving nation.

Oseh shalom bivromav, hu yaaseh shalom aleinu veal kol Israel Vimru Amen.

May G-d who makes peace in High Places, make peace for us, for the entire Jewish people, for America, and for the entire world.Amen

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 and Torah Lighting Readings

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


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: 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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