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Kiddush Shabbat Candle Lighting Times

This week's kiddush has been co sponsored by Barbara & Lou Wiplush and Rose Kaplan in memory of Isadore Kaplan.
WE STILL NEED A CO SPONSOR. All are invited. 

Please contact the office if you would like to sponsor or co-sponsor this or next week's Kiddush or join the Kiddush Club. Kiddush is a great way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone. Call 631.351.8672.

Candle Lighting
Friday, January 19
 4:37 PM

Shabbat Ends

January 20

5:40 PM

Torah Portion:  Bo

Birthdays & Yahrtzeits A Bit of Humor

This Week's Birthdays
{To have your birthday listed here, please call the office}
Karen Vingan, Michael Chemtob
Amy Beth Douglas, Michael Bender
Michelle Emie Rosenzweig, Dr. Peter Reisfeld
Kiera Kumar, Sarah Silverman
Azaria Zornberg, Karen Herman Breslow
Ryan Young, Anette Gershovich
Barbara Weingarten, Paul Brenner
Michal Chemtob, Mrs. Alyssa Davis
Jaclyn Bair, Sari Berger
Dr. Michelle Rosenzweig, Adam Jablow
Alex Navas, Ricky Hauser
Raquel Palumbo, Yonaton Gabbaizadeh
Joshua Bukoski, Pooja Navlani


This Week's Yahrtzeits
{Based on Hebrew date}
Louis Altschuler
Lilly Abisror, Edith Tobias
Alice Densen, Isay Schusterov
Abraham Kramer, Sally Kramer
Elaine Weinstein, Frank Elan
Fay Rosenblatt, Kenny Ashley


 Smooth Operator
Four surgeons at Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on. Dr. Hadari says, "I like to see accountants on my operating table, because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered."
Dr. Levi responds, "You should try electricians! Everything inside them is color-coded."
Dr. Rosenberg says, "No, I really think file clerks are the best; everything inside them is in alphabetical order."
But Dr. Meidan shut them all up when he observed: "You're all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There's no guts, no heart, and no spine, and the head and tail are interchangeable."

Forget Me Not
Three older ladies at the Boca Vista retirement complex were talking about the challenges of getting older. Carol Shulman said, "Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand in front of the refrigerator and can't remember whether I need to put it away or start making a corned beef sandwich."
Rita Alterman chimed in, "Yes, sometimes I find myself on the landing of the stairs and can't remember if I was on my way up or on my way down."
Sarah Shpeilman said, "Well, I'm glad I don't have that problem; knock on wood," as she rapped her knuckles on the table. "Oh!" she exclaimed. "That must be the door – I'll get it!"

In honor of the Rabbi's father, there will be a maariv minyan Sunday - Thursday nights at 7 PM. This is an incredible new bold step as it will allow anyone who has a yartzeit to join us to say kaddish without having to pre-arrange.
Can you make it a couple of nights a week?   We need your help!

Join us on Thursday nights for a Talmud Class. We will be focusing on the Tractate of Megillah.  Copies of the pages will be provided. Please click here to register!

Join us this and every Friday night 10 minutes before services for a delicious taste of homemade cholent and a glass of scotch. This week we will join together at 4:30  pm for food and drink, followed by Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat. 

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Elevate your Tuesdays for 6 weeks this winter! Join our New course from the Jewish Learning Institute - Click on the banner below to register for this exciting and new course! 
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From the Desk of the Chai Center Israel Committee
Criticism of Israel does not always qualify as anti-Semitism. But it does when the critic relentlessly embraces causes such as BDS that aim to eliminate the Jewish state—and when Israel seems to be his sole target. By those standards, former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters is clearly an anti-Semite. That's why we are very disappointed with the 99 actors, musicians and other artists who signed a letter along with Waters supporting the singer Lorde and her decision to boycott Israel. Among those signing the letter were actors John Cusack and Mark Ruffalo and musicians Brian Eno and Tom Morello. We won't exactly be running to buy tickets for their performances The letter, which appeared in the Guardian, criticized Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for taking out a newspaper ad that took Lorde to task for her misguided decision.

While the signatories to the Guardian letter are the villains of the week, our hero of the week is former Beatle Ringo Starr. Like Paul McCartney before him, Starr announced that he will perform in Israel this summer. Lorde who?

If you would like to nominate a hero, for supporting Israel, or villain, for unfairly targeting her, please contact Allan Richter at


Junior Congregation – Join us every Saturday!
Did you know that the Chai Center has a new and improved Junior Congregation every Shabbat morning from 11:00 – 12:15.  The children have a great time and learn many fascinating things. Call Rabbi Dovid at 351-8672 if you have questions or just come.

Shabbat & Weekly Services This Week's Classes

FRIDAY EVENING 4:30 PM (Following Cholent & Whiskey)

SUNDAY           9:40 – 10:30am The Weekly Torah Portion
MONDAY          8:00am Daily Tanya Class
MONDAY          7:00pm The relevance of Jewish Law
TUESDAY         8:00am Daily Tanya Class
WEDNESDAY   8:00am Daily Tanya Class
THURSDAY       8:00am Daily Tanya Class
THURSDAY       7:00pm Talmud Class
FRIDAY             8:00am Daily Tanya Class
SHABBAT          9:00am The Kabbalistic take on the Parsha

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Thought for the Week

Story of the Week
He Will Find A Way 

Rabbi Leibel Groner, a member of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's secretariat, related the following story:
A yeshiva student from the United States was studying in Israel. His father had to go to Israel on business for a week. The father made up to meet his son each evening for dinner. On MondayTuesday and Wednesday they met for dinner at the designated restaurant at 7 p.m. As evening approached on Thursday, the father realized that he would not be able to get to the restaurant in time. He found out that there was a hotel with reliable kosher supervision near where he was and phoned his son to meet him there.
Soon after they arrived at the hotel restaurant, they saw a groom being escorted to his chupa. The son was shocked as he saw who the groom was. "Abba, do you know that it is -'s wedding!" the son said, and then he ran into the hall.
A little while later, the son came back and told his father what had happened. The groom had been the son's best childhood friend. When they were 18 years old, the groom moved with his family to Israel and the two best friends lost all contact.
A week before the wedding, the groom was in the United States and visited the Ohel - the Rebbe's grave. Among other things, the groom told the Rebbe that having his friend at his wedding would truly make his simcha complete. He also had a "feeling" that his friend was studying in a yeshiva in Israel though he had no idea where or how to contact him. He asked that the Rebbe find a way to bring his friend to the wedding.


Chai Center Preschool

Preschool Registration for the 2017-18 school year is open!
Email for more info, to have a packet sent to you, or to set up a tour  OR  visit our site.
Many of our Chai Center families have children who currently attend, or previously attended our Early Childhood Programs. Sharing your positive experiences at The Chai Center Preschool & Camp is our best form of advertisement! Please feel free to pass our information on to anyone you know with children that would benefit from our Early Childhood Programming!

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Hebrew School, CTeen & STP

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Friendship Circle Highlights

Upcoming Friendship Circle Events -for youth and teens 5-21 of all abilities at the Chai Center. 
Please register on our website (

Sunday January 21st - Teen Scene - Name that Tune - a musical journey: 1:15 - 2:00 pm  No charge - ages 12-21.  This teen scene is sponsored by Janna Zilkha and her fabulous recycling program.  If you have any clean, redeemable bottles you would like to donate to the Friendship Circle, we accept them any time the center is open.  Just leave them in a bag in the front closet.  Please make sure the bottles are rinsed out.

Monday January 22nd - Our winter Zumba session continues 5:45 - 6:30 
Now through March 26.  $15 per session for walk ins or $108 for all 8 sessions  ages 5- 21

Sunday January 28th - Puppy Fun - no charge
Enjoy the affection and companionship of our therapy and rescue dogs while making friends. 1:15- 2:00 PM ages 5-21



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