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

Former SBJC Rabbi Artz has passed.

Condolences to the family of Rabbi Artz can be sent to:
Artz family
33 Crenshaw Court
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510

South Baldwin Jewish Center is offering a defensive driving class on Sunday June 12, 2022 at 11am.

This class is a one day class. The cost of the class is $55.00. You must sign up and pay no later than Tuesday June 7, 2022 so we can set up for the event. Refreshments will be served.

Please make check out to SBJC.

Fellow Congregants,

At the May 2022 Board Meeting, a motion was passed authorizing a $1000 donation from our general fund to World Central Kitchen. This is in support of their staff and facilities providing thousands of meals a day to those in need in war torn Ukraine.

Jeff and Evelyn

Yom Hashoah

Those who joined us at SBJC on Sunday Evening, May 1st, had a very rewarding experience. It was our Yom Hashoah Memorial Event.

Thanks to Malka, who lead the service so beautifully, and Jeff, who handled all the electronics necessary. We had an interesting and emotional evening.

After the lighting of the candles by the relatives of those who lost their lives in the Shoah, we read together from the Megillat Shoah, the Shoah Scroll, together.

Then we wateched a very interesting and emotional film.

(The only thing missing was Eddie V who was not well enough to be with us.)

It was a beautiful and meaningful evening, and we sincerely thank Malka and Jeff for their efforts on our behalf.

Joan Kutz Edwarks

P.S. We also did some singing with Josh, electronically.

Fellow Congregants:

We hope this finds you well. We have reached the month of May. As we anticipate beginning the new congregational year, we must, as provided for in our constitution, have our Annual Meeting.

At this meeting, the slate of officers, the budget and whatever other matters are needed will be brought to you and voted upon. You need to be a member in good standing.

The meeting will be at SBJC on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7 PM. If any measures fails and a second vote is needed it will be on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 7 PM. Proxy votes are not being offered.

We hope to see you then.

Jeff and Evelyn

Please join in the activities in May...

May 7: Yom Ha'Atzmaut celebration at Shabbat kiddish, sponsored by the Zukermans

May 17: Sisterhood book club (on Zoom)

May 22: Lag B'Omer picnic/Bar-b-que at the Eisam's. Your check of $10 pp, Lag B'Omer on Memo line, by Friday, May 13th serves as your reservation.

These are in addition to the Monday discussion, Tuesday Mah Jongg, Wednesday Folk Dance, Wednesday Canasta and Thursday Adult Ed. Check your Centerpost for more information.

Our Annual Yom HaShoah
is scheduled for May 1st at 7:00 PM
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and to download the form

Let Us Be Joyful

Rabbi Royi Shaffin

We have all heard the expression, "mind over muscle." Judaism has a similar expression, "Mishenichnas Adar, marbim besimchah. (Since the month of Adar is upon us, we increase our joy)." In other words, "mind over emotions" or emotional control. Many of us have been tested by this pandemic and by challenging situations. Yet, Jewish tradition teaches us to take control of our emotions and be joyous for the month of Adar, during which the very happy holiday of Purim occurs.

Shabbat is similar in that we train our minds and hearts to veer away from negative or stressful thoughts and emotions in order to have a day of rest, not only with our bodies, but also with our souls (veyinafash). Whenever a difficult thought or emotion enters our minds or hearts on Shabbat, we gently tell it to wait until after Shabbat. Shabbat is a day of complete rest (menuchah) and enjoyment (oneg).

These lessons are wonderful for our every-day lives and for our society at large. Perhaps they could help lower the amount of aggression, anger, sadness, and even violence in our society. How important they may be to our COVID-infected society as we attempt to heal both the physical and spiritual wounds that this pandemic has inflicted.

As the month of Adar has entered, let us be joyful. Let us also spread that joy to all those around us and, hopefully, to society at large.

To reach Rabbi Shaffin: 732-948-5351
Rabbi Shaffin will be available by phone on Tuesdays between 6 PM and 8 PM to speak or to schedule a time and place to meet.
Adult Education: On Thursday evenings, at 7:30, Rabbi Shaffin facilitates a study session, via zoom. Topics vary. Discussions are lively and interactive. The Zoom link is sent just prior to the session.

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Candle Lighting and Torah Readings

Daylight Saving Time: Not in effect. Times have been adjusted accordingly

Shabbat, Bamidbar

Friday, June 3, 2022
Sivan 4, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
8:03 PM

Shabbat, Naso

Friday, June 10, 2022
Sivan 11, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
8:07 PM

Saturday, June 11, 2022
Sivan 12, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
9:16 PM

Shabbat, Shelach

Friday, June 24, 2022
Sivan 25, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
8:11 PM

Saturday, June 25, 2022
Sivan 36, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
9:20 PM

Shabbat, Chukat

Friday, July 8, 2022
Tammuz 9, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
8:10 PM

Saturday, July 9, 2022
Tammuz 10, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
9:17 PM

Shabbat, Pinchas

Friday, July 22, 2022
Tammuz 23, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
8:01 PM

Saturday, July 23, 2022
Tammuz 24, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
9:06 PM


Saturday, June 4, 2022
Sivan 5, 5782
Light Holiday Shabbat Candles at:
9:11 PM
From a pre-exisitng flame

Sunday, June 5, 2022
Sivan 6, 5782
Light Holiday Shabbat Candles at:
9:12 PM
From a pre-exisitng flame

Sunday, June 6, 2022
Sivan 7, 5782
Holiday Ends:
9:13 PM

Shabbat, Behaalotecha

Friday, June 17, 2022
Sivan 18, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
8:10 PM

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Sivan 19, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
9:19 PM

Shabbat, Korach

Friday, July 1, 2022
Tammuz 2, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
8:11 PM

Saturday, July 2, 2022
Tammuz 3, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
9:19 PM

Shabbat, Balak

Friday, July 15, 2022
Tammuz 16, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
8:06 PM

Saturday, July 16, 2022
Tammuz 17, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
9:12 PM

Shabbat, Matot-Massei

Friday, July 29, 2022
Av 1, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
7:55 PM

Saturday, July 30, 2022
Av 2, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
8:58 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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