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


Good Morning,

If you would like to attend our Community Supper at 6:00pm at SBJC on Wednesday March 20th 2019 at 6pm before we begin to read the Megillah. Please contact the office at 516-223-8688 immediately.

Thank you,

Evelyn Estrine


South Baldwin Jewish Center: Our Informal Discussion group will be held on Tuesday, February 26th 2019 at 2:00pm in the library.

Topic: Survival signals that protect us from violence.

See you then,
Nat Greenfeld.


Quick reminder, February 26th at 1:00pm, Book Club Review in the Library. Book review is Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin.

Thank you.

Sheila Goldsmith


Rabbi Shaffin will be having his Adult ED Learn Class on Thursday 2/14/19 at 7:45pm. Topic : Israeli Politics and Current Events.

The pre-class will be meeting between 6:15pm and 6:30pm at the same meeting place.

Thank you,
Ritual Committee.


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


Good Afternoon,

This email goes out to all the ladies who would like to come in to the office and pick up the new book. I have 6 copies at this moment. The book is "Young Jane Young" by Gabrielle Zevin. The book review will be on February 26th at 1:00pm in the library.


Sheila Goldsmith


Good Afternoon Mahjong, Gals,

This is a Reminder for those MahJong players who would like to purchase new cards for the year. This is the last call.

Thank You,
MahJong Committee


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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Good Afternoon Everyone,

All persons interested in our September 2019 Trip to Israel remember that your $100.00 per person deposit is due by Monday, February 25th 2019.

The deposit is made out to The South Baldwin Jewish Center on the memo line add "air deposit for Israel trip".

On Sunday March 3rd following morning service at 9:30am : those persons who have sent in their $100.00 per person deposit are invited to meet our tour guide.

A more detailed outline of our trip will be handed out before we sit down for breakfast.

Our tour guide, Onnie, is in the USA meeting other clients, she has set aside time on Sunday morning to describe the wonderful Israel experience awaiting us. She will answer questions you may have.

If you're interested in joining the trip and haven't sent in your $100.00 per person deposit yet.

Hurry up by Monday the 25th of February.



Shabbat Across America
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SBJC's next trip to Israel will be SEPT 2019

We depart from JFK airport on SUN 08SEPT and return to JFK airport on WED 18SEPT.
Information on price, hotels and our sight-seeing plans,will be in the next CENTERPOST.
If you know you definitely want to join this trip please call the office and ask Ozzie to add your name to the definite list.
If you might want to join this trip please call the office and ask Ozzie to add your name to the possibly going list.
Tell her how many people you are calling on behalf of and give her your contact number.
Watch this page for updates.



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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