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

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:

It's June and our new fiscal year begins. We had our congregational meeting, where the budget was presented and approved. The new slate of officers were voted in with almost no changes.

Several positions remain vacant and no one stepped up to fill them.

Rabbi Shaffin's contract ends this month and although the option to continue for an additional year was extended, he did not execute this option. Sadly his tenure will end on June 30th. Many of us have developed relationships with him, and we hope that they can continue as he starts the next phase of his career.

We will have services this Friday "Simcha Shabbat" as well as services on Shabbat morning and additionally services Sunday and Monday, as we celebrate Shavuot. We hope to see many of you. Just a reminder that we have Yiskor on Monday.

Please take the time to read through this issue of the Centerpost. Many hours are put in by Betty and others to compile all that is SBJC. Next time you see her, take a minute to thank her for all she does. On that note, most jobs at SBJC are thankless and all of us that work tirelessly to keep our shul running do not do it for recognition. What we do ask is for a few more of our congregants to step up and lend a hand.

Wishing you and your families a very happy and healthy summer.

Jeff and Evelyn

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Candle Lighting and Torah Readings

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

View the February Calendar and the March Calendar for the Candle Lighting Times and Torah Readings

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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