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

The ritual committee is calling out for your help for this Friday Morning April 19th at 7:50am in the chapel for morning minyan.

There is a special prayer of the First Born Male before Passover, for those who can make it please come and join us.

Zisen Pesach,
Much Appreciated,
Nat Greenfeld.


Roseann Horowitz a former congregant has passed away. The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Service is MONDAY morning at 9:45am

Star of David Chapel
1236 Wellwood Ave
West Babylon, NY 11704
(631) 454-9600

Interment will be at Mount Ararat Cemetery immediately following the service.

No other details are available.

Baruch Dayan Ha Emet.


Good Afternoon,

I just received a call from congregant Harry Koslow, that his aunt Roseann Horowitz a former congregant has passed away. There are no further details at this moment. As soon as we hear more information we will forward the details.

Baruch Dayan Ha Emet.


I am sending out a last reminder, if you are still interested in joining us for our community Seder on April 20th 2019 , Please call the office to hold your reservation.


Good Afternoon,

I have 5 copies in the office of "Gateway To The Moon" , by Mary Morris. For those who would like a copy please stop by SBJC for your copy.

Also, reminder from Sisterhood. For those people who haven't picked up their Purim bags , please come as soon as you can. All bags will be donated on Friday. 4/5/19.

Thank you,
Betty Arzt and Sheila Goldsmith.


Good Morning,

A few reminders from Sisterhood: South Baldwin Jewish Center

Joint Women's Seder will take place on Wednesday evening, April 10, at 6:15 at OJC. Please submit your confirmation.

BQLI Helen Cytryn Study day will take place on April 3. Please submit your confirmation.

We'll be going to see "A Chorus Line" at Molloy College on Sunday, May 19. Please let us know if you would like to join us.

Please pick up your Purim Shalach Manot bags as soon as you can.

Details regarding all of our information are in your last Centerpost. As always, thank you for your support of Sisterhood.


Good Morning,

The office was just notified on the passing of Joyce Baribault. The funeral will be at Guttermans tomorrow Friday March 15th 2019 at 11:00am. There is no further information at this time. Joyce was a former congregant.

Our condolences to families and friends.

SBJC office


Tuesday , February 5th 2019 2:00pm

Please join us for our Informal Discussion Group, The Topic: Bachelors - Women - Using the pros and cons of living alone.

Hope to see you there!

Nat Greenfeld


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

South Baldwin JC has invited a world class speaker, a college president and legal expert, to speak at our Shabbaton

We need your participation!! No reservations except for meals. Yes there is a free lunch. Please try to attend any or all of this special weekend.


Shabbat Acharei Mote
Friday, May 3, 2019

6:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat/ Ma'ariv Service
6:30 PM Shabbat Dinner
8:00 PM Paul Finkelman "Are the Ten Commandments the Moral Foundation of American Law?"
Question and Answer Period
Oneg Shabbat

Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:30 AM Shaharit Service
10:30 AM Paul Finkelman, "Is the Supreme Court a Friend of the Jews?"
12:30 Lunch
1:30 PM Paul Finkelman, "Jews the Civil War and Slavery"
Question and Answer Period
Shabbat Rest
6:30 PM. Seudah Shlishet ((third Shabbat meal)
Paul Finkleman "Jews in Unexpected Places"
8:30 PM Arvit and Havdalah

If you are already a Lamed Vavnick, please let the office know which meals you will be attending

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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: Terumah

Friday, February 8, 2019
Adar I 3, 5779
Light Candles at:
5:03 PM

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Adar I 4, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
6:04 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Ki Tisa

Friday, February 22, 2019
Adar I 17, 5779
Light Candles at:
5:19 PM

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Adar I 18, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
6:20 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Tetzaveh

Friday, February 15, 2019
Adar I 10, 5779
Light Candles at:
5:11 PM

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Adar I 11, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
6:12 PM

Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayak'hel

Friday, March 1, 2019
Adar I 24, 5779
Light Candles at:
5:27 PM

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Adar I 25, 5779
Shabbat Ends:
6:27 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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