South Baldwin Jewish Center
  2959 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
Phone: 516-223-8688 | Fax: 516-223-8689
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For all you Yiddish Groupies

Bob Epstein will be having his Yiddish Culture club on Wednesday, November 14 at 10:15am.

See you then, Thanks Bob.

Office SBJC


Informal Discussion Group: Tuesday: November 13th 2018

Please join us for informal discussion group will meet on Tuesday, November 13th at 1:00pm Please note a change in time.

Topic: " Post Election Reviewed"

  1. Congress - Majority, Democrats- House of Representatives, Republican - Senate.

  2. What legislative topics will get priority ? Will there be a bi-partisanship?

  3. 100th year elected Women?

Come and lets discuss.

Shabbat Shalom,
Nat Greenfeld


Dear Friends,

Please join us this Tuesday November 6th 2018 at 2:00pm. For our Informal Discussion Group with discussions on the election. Please join us.

Hope to see you then,
Nat Greenfeld


Dear Neighbor,

We at the South Baldwin Jewish Center look ahead to the coming Shabbat as an opportunity to express solidarity with the larger community and the Pittsburgh Jewish Community in a Solidarity Shabbat.

We hope that many of you will show up for services at 8PM this Shabbat , Friday November 02; to let all people know that along with communities across the country, the South Baldwin Jewish Center is standing together with the people of Pittsburgh.

Let us all stand together in love and prayer.

Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Royi Shaffin


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



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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