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Baldwin, NY 11510
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Baldwin, NY 11510

Wednesday January 5th, 2022

Greetings fellow synagogue members,

Following a conversation with Rabbi Royi Shaffin, this email is being sent to inform everyone that our Friday evening Shabbat services are being suspended for the month of January 2022.
We took into consideration how early it gets dark and how cold it gets in the evening this time of the year. For everyone’s well being, we opted to make this decision concerning the month of January 2022,
During this suspension, Rabbi Royi Shaffin will resume zooming Kabbalat Shabbat services. He will be sending the link out for this shortly.

Looking forward to sharing Shabbat services together on Saturday mornings when it’ll be brighter and somewhat warmer.

Take care of yourselves and whenever possible let someone dear to you know how special they are.


Chanukah as a Holiday to Celebrate with Children

Rabbi Royi Shaffin

The COVID pandemic has accentuated, for many of us, the importance of family, friends, and community. Being cautious, and thinking twice before meeting with other people, has reminded us to make every moment count.

This Chanukah, we may wish to concentrate on our families, friends, and congregation at SBJC, but most of all, on our children and grandchildren, as Chanukah is very much a children's holiday. Let us make sure to have plenty of dreidels, to give children Chanukah gelt in both chocolate coin form and actual coins, and to make plenty of delicious latkes and jelly donuts. It is important to make every effort to celebrate Chanukah with our children and grandchildren, whether in person or by Zoom.

Our children and grandchildren are the future of Judaism. As such, it is upon us to invest in their Jewish education. Every Jewish child should be in some sort of Jewish day school or afternoon and Sunday school. Every Jewish child should have a Jewish camp experience. Every Jewish child should experience a trip to Israel.

If Chanukah is about the survival of Judaism, against all odds, then investing in Jewish education is our modern-day way of insuring the survival of Judaism.

This Chanukah, let us think about how we, like the Maccabees, can insure the survival of Judaism for future generations.

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Candle Lighting and Torah Readings

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

Shabbat, Shemot

Friday, December 24, 2021
Tevet 20, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
4:14 PM

Saturday, December 25, 2021
Tevet 21, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
5:18 PM

Shabbat, Bo

Friday, January 7, 2022
Shevet 5, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
4:26 PM

Saturday, January 8, 2022
Shevet 6, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
5:29 PM

Shabbat, Yitro

Friday, January 21, 2022
Shevet 19, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
4:41 PM

Saturday, January 22, 2022
Shevet 20, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
5:44 PM

Shabbat, Va'era

Friday, December 31, 2021
Tevet 27, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
4:19 PM

Saturday, January 1, 2021
Tevet 28, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
5:23 PM

Shabbat, Beshalach

Friday, January 14, 2022
Shevet 12, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
4:33 PM

Saturday, January 15, 2022
Shevet 13, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
5:36 PM

Shabbat, Mishpatim

Friday, January 28, 2022
Shevet 26, 5782
Light Shabbat Candles at:
4:49 PM

Saturday, January 29, 2022
Shevet 27, 5782
Shabbat Ends:
5:52 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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