South Baldwin Jewish Center
  2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
Phone: 516-223-8688 | Fax: 516-223-8689
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Please join us for our Informal Discussion Group on Tuesday January 22nd 2019 at 2:00pm.

Topic: When should we speak up! and when should we shut-up!

See you then,
Nat Greenfeld


Our Informal Discussion Group will be meeting on Tuesday January 15th at 2:00pm.

Topic for the week:

United States corporations regaining strength through business mergers: Will the public be at their mercy?

Please join us.

Thank you,
Nat Greenfeld


Good Afternoon Mahjong, Gals,

This is a Reminder for those MahJong players who would like to purchase new cards for the year. This is the last call.

Thank You,
MahJong Committee


Good Morning,

Rabbi Shaffin will be having his class tonight at SBJC at 7:45pm. Topic:
Angels and Demons Part I

For the pre class meet up we will be meeting between 6:15pm and 6:30 pm same place, same time.



Dear Congregants,

Rabbi Shaffin will be having his Adult Learn Class tonight at 7:45pm the topic will be Maccabeen and Feminism.

The meet up will be at the same location between 6:15 and 6:30 pm.

Enjoy your evening.


We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Carol Kaplan. Carol, Sy and the family were long time members of SBJC. After moving from Baldwin, Carol continued being an associate member of our shul.

There will be a graveside service at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Queens on Wednesday at 1 PM. All will assemble at 12:30 at the administrative building and proceed together to the gravesite. Shiva will be observed by all 3 of the sons at Carol’s apt., 50 Park Avenue (at 37th St.) on Wednesday from 3 to 8 PM and again on Thursday. from 1 to 4 PM. Thereafter the mourners will return to their respective homes to complete the shiva.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 50 Park Avenue, Apt. 8E, New York, NY 10016.


We are saddened to inform you again today on the passing of Susan Chorne's father Howard Schatz. Funeral will be tomorrow December 19th 10:00 AM at the Riverside Funeral Home at 55 North Station Plaza, Great Neck, NY.

Shiva will be as follows:

Schatz Residence: No Shiva Minyan requested:

North Shore Towers
Building 2
Apt 29D
27110 Grand Central Pkwy
Floral Park, NY

Wednesday December 19th from 4 pm to 9 pm
Thursday December 20th from 2pm to 5 pm and then again at 7pm to 9pm
Friday December 21st from 2pm to 4 pm.

We at this time send our condolences to Susan, Larry and families. May his memory be a blessing to all of you, now and forever.



Please join us for our Informal Discussion Group tomorrow at 2:00pm December 18th 2018.

Topic: 2019 --- What will be .... ??? Shutdown Government, Resignation, or Impeachment.

See you there --
Nat Greenfeld


Good Morning Congregants and friends,

For those who would like to call and reserve their space for our New Years Eve party on December 31st at 8:00pm at South Baldwin Jewish Center. I would appreciate a call by the end of this week, so we can plan forward. Dinner will be by Wing Wan $20.00 a person and there will be music from and lots of schmoozing and I'm sure we will have a few comedians who would love to get up and tell a few jokes. If you would like to come and enjoy and evening out, please call me at the office. For those congregants who need a ride coming and going I know we can work it out for you. I myself, will be here to party with you too. Looking forward.



Dear Congregants:

Just received a call from congregant Michael Belkin. His mother Rita Belkin passed away this morning. The funeral will be at Guttermans in Rockville Centre, NY tomorrow at noon. December 7th 2018.

Sad part about this is when Michael and Ellen just returned from Florida, after visiting with Ellen's dad who was ill. He too passed this morning. Ellen's dads funeral will be in Florida. We are sending our condolences to both families. Ellen fathers name was Emanuel DiGrazia.

Shiva is requested: For Rita Belkin

At the home of Michael Belkin
334 St Marks Ave.
Freeport, NY 11520

Hours are as follows:
Saturday: December 8th at 7 pm to 9 pm No Minyan
Sunday: December 9th at 1 pm to 5 pm to 7 pm to 9 pm Shiva Minyan requested at 8:00pm
Shiva Monday -- December 10th 1 pm to 5 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm -- Shiva Minyan requested at 8:00pm
Tuesday -- December 11th 1 pm to 5 pm

Thank you,


Good Morning Congregants,

The sisterhood of SBJC is sponsoring our Chanukah luncheon. Today is the last day to make your reservation. Please call Ozzie at the office.

Thank you,

Betty Arzt
Sheila Goldsmith
Co/Presidents Sisterhood SBJC
516 223 8688


Good Morning SBJC,

Quick message from our movie committee. If anyone is interested in joining our committee. We are opened to suggestions on new and old movies and new ideas. We would really appreciate your input. Don't forget Sunday, December 16th 2018 at 7:00pm -- Featured Film -- (Remember)

Thank you,

Committee Members:
Ozzie Beck
Rosalie Grant
Joan and Marty Sider


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.

How to Get Here

2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510

SBJC's next trip to Israel will be SEPT 2019

We depart from JFK airport on SUN 08SEPT and return to JFK airport on WED 18SEPT.
Information on price, hotels and our sight-seeing plans,will be in the next CENTERPOST.
If you know you definitely want to join this trip please call the office and ask Ozzie to add your name to the definite list.
If you might want to join this trip please call the office and ask Ozzie to add your name to the possibly going list.
Tell her how many people you are calling on behalf of and give her your contact number.
Watch this page for updates.



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: Mikeitz

Friday, December 7, 2018
Kislev 29, 5779
Light Candles at:
5:40 PM

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Kislev 30, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
6:39 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayigash

Friday, December 14, 2018
Tevet 6, 5779
Light Candles at:
4:13 PM

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Tevet 7, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
5:17 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayechi

Friday, December 21, 2018
Tevet 13, 5779
Light Candles at:
4:16 PM

Saturday, December 22, 2018
Tevet 14, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
5:20 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Shemot

Friday, December 28, 2018
Tevet 20, 5779
Light Candles at:
4:20 PM

Saturday, December 29, 2018
Tevet 21, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
5:24 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Va'eira

Friday,January 4, 2019
Tevet 27, 5779
Light Candles at:
4:26 PM

Saturday, January 5, 2019
Tevet 28, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
5:30 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Bo

Friday,January 11, 2019
Shevat 5, 5779
Light Candles at:
4:33 PM

Saturday, January 12, 2019
Shevat 6, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
5:37 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Beshalach

Friday, January 18, 2019
Shevat 12, 5779
Light Candles at:
4:41 PM

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Shevat 13, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
5:44 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Yitro

Friday, January 25, 2019
Shevat 19, 5779
Light Candles at:
4:49 PM

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Shevat 20, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
5:52 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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