South Baldwin Jewish Center
  2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
Phone: 516-223-8688 | Fax: 516-223-8689
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The book club for June 2019, the reading material is "The Last Watchman Of Old Cairo". Novel by Michael David Lukas. At this point I was told that the books will be available for pickup in the beginning of June. At this point I do not have a date of the review.

Thank you,
SBJC Office


Please join us for our annual Shavout Dinner at SBJC. We are asking a $10.00 to cover our costs per person.

Dinner will be at 7:00pm . If you are interested to join us please let the office know by May 31st 2019. So we can make our arrangements.

Thank you in advance,

Betty Arzt and Sheila Goldsmith,
Sisterhood Co/ Presidents.


Reminder From Sisterhood

It's time to submit your Torah Fund tzedakah box. Please bring your filled boxes or your check payable to Torah Fund to the SBJC Office before this Friday, May 10.

Thank you for your participation.

Betty Arzt and Sheila Goldsmith


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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2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510

Shavuot at SBJC
Erev Shavuot: Saturday evening, June 8, 2019 /5 Sivan
Shabbat/Shavuot seudah will begin at 7:00.
We will be enjoying a dairy holiday supper with friends and neighbors. We ask for a donation of $10.00 per person to confirm your attendance. Kindly make your check payable to Sisterhood, SBJC. Please confirm before May 31, 2019.
Torah Study for Tikkun Leil Shavuot: If You Care!
What Would You Do?
Services to transition from Shabbat to Yom Tov.

Shavuot Day 1:  Sunday, June 9, at 9:30 /6 Sivan
Services will be followed by Shavuot Kiddush. 
Evening service at 8:30. 

Shavuot Day 2:  Monday, June 10, at 9:30 /7 Sivan 
Reading of The Scroll of Ruth and Yiskor are part of this service.  Kiddush will follow.

Make Shavuot Your Simcha! 

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: Bamidbar

Friday, May 31, 2019
Iyar 26, 5779
Light Candles at:
6:59 PM

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Iyar 27, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
8:21 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Behaalotecha

Friday, June 14, 2019
Sivan 11, 5779
Light Candles at:
7:06 PM

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Sivan 12, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
8:28 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Korach

Friday, June 28, 2019
Sivan 25, 5779
Light Candles at:
7:09 PM

Saturday, June 29, 2019
Sivan 26, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
8:31 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Naso

Friday, June 7, 2019
Sivan 4, 5779
Light Candles at:
7:03 PM

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Sivan 5, 5779
Light Holiday Candles after:
8:25 PM

Sunday, June 9, 2019
Sivan 6, 5779
Holiday Ends:
8:26 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Shlach

Friday, June 21, 2019
Sivan 18, 5779
Light Candles at:
7:08 PM

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Sivan 19, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
8:30 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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