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

Rabbi Shaffin's Adult Ed class will meet at 7:45pm this evening at SBJC. Topic for this evening is The book of Maccabees. We hope to see you there and our pre class will meet up at our spot between 6:00pm and 6:15pm. See you there.

Enjoy the evening,


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


Dear Congregants,

On Sunday November 18th a Shiva Minyan is requested at the residence of Alan and Janice Levine at 8:00pm.

Levine Residence
889 Van Buren St.
Baldwin, NY 11510

Shiva times as follows,

  • Sunday November 18th, 2018 5pm to 9 pm -- Minyan at 8:00pm
  • Monday November 19th, 2018 1pm to 5pm -- 7pm to 9pm
  • Tuesday November 20th, 2018 1pm to 5pm -- 7pm to 9pm
  • Wednesday November 21st, 2018 1pm to 5pm -- 7pm to 9pm

Thank you,


With our deepest condolences to Alan and Janice Levine on the passing of Toby Levine, mother to Alan Levine, mother in law to Janice and grandmother to Risa and Lance.

Funeral will be on Sunday November 18th 2018 at 1:00pm, Guttermans 175 N. Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre, NY 516 764-9400.

Shiva will be at the home of Alan and Janice Levine

889 Van Buren Street
Baldwin, NY 11510

Times are as follows:

  • November 18th - Sunday from 5pm to 9pm
  • November 19th - Monday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and then from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • November 20th - Tuesday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and then from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • November 21st - Wednesday from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Further information to follow May her memory be a blessing,

South Baldwin Jewish Center


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



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: Vayeitzei

Friday, November 16, 2018
Kislev 8, 5779
Light Candles at:
4:21 PM

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Kislev 9, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
5:22 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayishlach

Friday, November 23, 2018
Kislev 15, 5779
Light Candles at:
4:16 PM

Saturday, November 24, 2018
Kislev 16, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
5:18 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayeishev

Friday, November 30, 2018
Kislev 22, 5779
Light Candles at:
4:13 PM

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Kislev 23, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
5:16 PM

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

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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