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Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Shalom

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Kiddush Shabbat Candle Lighting Times

This week's Kiddush has been sponsored by Mitchell & Isabel Mintz in honor of their son Justin’s Bar Mitzvah.

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, September 15
 6:44 PM

Shabbat Ends

Shabbat, September 16

7:41 PM

Torah Portion: Nitzavim-Vayelech 

Birthdays & Yahrtzeits A Bit of Humor

This Week's Birthdays
{To have your birthday listed here, please call the office}
David Weintraub
Aidan Nocito, Isaac Vingan
Joseph Abel, Rebecca Florence
Ross Greenfield, Chanan Schupak
Evonne Liss, Dean Rosenzweig
Devorah Rosenzweig, Rory Rose
Danielle Rubenfeld, Marilyn Abisror
Andrew Schindler, Jesse Schindler
Aria Eghbali, Allen Chertoff
Ryan Kayton, Danielle Rubenfeld
Lisa Baldi, Dani Levitsky
Almorg Mazor, Brittany Cantor
Max Caspi, Joshua Cohen


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

This Week's Yahrtzeits
{Based on Hebrew date}
Yitzchak Piep, Maina Tolstonog
Bert Herman, Edythe Carlin
Janet Kane, Sheila Bell
Norma Jablow, Barton Appel
Robert Winawer, Lawrence Koster
Enid Rose, Sally Goldbaum
Jerome Brainin, Bernard Stern

MAY THEY BE REMEMBERED FOR BLESSING

Clean Up Time

An enthusiastic door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman was assigned as his territory the entire borough of Brooklyn. Eager to get started he knocks on a door that says “Goldbaum Family” and a tough-looking lady opens the door. Before she has a chance to say anything, he runs inside and dumps garden soil all over the carpet.  
He says, "Mrs. Goldbaum, if this vacuum cleaner doesn’t do wonders cleaning this up, I'll eat every bit of it."  
Mrs. Goldbaum turns to him with a smirk and says, "You want ketchup on that?"
The salesman says, "Why do you ask?"
She says, "We just moved in and we haven't got the electricity turned on yet."

Susie’s Rosh Hashana Gift

Susie Sherman and her daughter Rachel are shopping in the mall, when Susie eyes an expensive fur coat.
"Rosh Hashanah is coming," Susie says, "I think that I will buy myself this present instead of making your Dad look for a gift for me."  
Rachel protests, "But Mom, some helpless, poor creature has to suffer so that you can have this."
"Don't worry, honey," says Susie. "Your father won't get the bill for a couple of weeks."

ON THE RABBI'S MIND
On September 11 we remember the beloved victims that were lost, and we pay tribute to the heroes who valiantly sought to save others, many losing their own lives in the process.

This year, our commemoration coincides with several recent natural disasters which have impacted millions of people.
Often, when upheaval of any nature strikes, it beckons us to ponder for a moment, and reflect upon the question of "who ultimately controls our world?" And as inhabitants of it, what is it that is expected of us? How are we to react when disaster strikes?
The Torah constantly guides us. It teaches us that there is a Creator of our world, and a conductor of our realities. As finite people, we do not understand His infinite ways. One thing we do know: that from all our life experiences, the happy, the sad, the challenging, and the tragic - we can grow as people. We can learn to give to others, we can learn to be there for them in their pain, we can learn to be more selfless, and we can learn how much our small actions of love and kindness can impact those around us. We can strengthen ourselves to remain moral and ethical when ethics and morals seem to be rapidly fading away.
Our job is not to explain the reasons for the occurrence of a disaster or tragedy. Our responsibility is to search in our hearts, and find a place from which we can be a light to others. We can all be champions of peace, love, and support to those around us.
May G‑d on High see our efforts and keep our world a safe and peaceful place for all.

AT THE CHAI CENTER
1. 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 6:00pm for food and drink, followed by Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat.

PRE SELICHOT CONCERT AT THE CHAI CENTER - THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!  * RSVP ONLINE *

Please join us for a musical journey of the High Holidays through the ages with our cantor, with musical accompaniment. Concert will be followed by Selichot Services. A beautiful way to bring in the season, you don't wan't to miss it!

This event is free of charge; Refreshments will be served
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RSVP >>

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2017-18/5778 YIZKOR MEMORIAL BOOK
We are now compiling the 2017-18 Yizkor books that are distributed to the congregation at Yizkor services on Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot.
This High Holiday season, Yizkor will be recited at the following times:
1.           Yom Kippur, Saturday, September 30th   Services are at 9:30am, Yizkor at 1:00 pm.
2.           Shemini Atzeret, Thursday, October 12th   Services are at 9:30 am, Yizkor at 11:15 am.
The Yizkor Memorial Book will include a memorial listing of our congregants’ loved ones.
To include the names of your departed relatives or friends in this year's booklet, click the image above and fill out the form.
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SUKKOT PR EPARATION SERVICES FROM THE CHAI CENTER!
Lulav & Esrog
Purchase your Lulav & Esrog sets from The Chai Center. $40/Set  631.351.8672 or mail@thechaicenter.com

Sukkah Building
Need help building your Sukkah in time for the holiday? The Chai Center will once again be offering the service on Sunday, October 1st. $100  Email rabbidovid@thechaicenter.com

SUKKOT CELEBRATIONS - PLEASE JOIN US!
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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

SUNDAY MORNING 8:30 PM
MONDAY - FRIDAY MORNING 7:00 PM
FRIDAY EVENING 6:00 PM (Following Cholent & Whiskey)
SHABBAT MORNING 9:30 AM
JR CONGREGATION 11:00 AM
SATURDAY NIGHT 7:55 PM

M-W-TH 8:00 – 8:30 AM TANYA
MONDAY  7:00 PM CODE OF JEWISH LAW
MONDAY  7:45 PM  LIVING TORAH (VIDEO)
THURSDAY 7:30 - 8:30 PM  KOLLEL FOR MEN
SHABBAT 9:00 AM TORAH PORTION: Practical implications

Business Spotlight  

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Thought for the Week

Thought of the Week
Everyone Should Have a positive Attitude 

Reb Yisroel of Ruzhin once told the following parable before the blowing of the shofar one Rosh Hashana. A villager once came to town for Rosh Hashana. Being uneducated, the young man had no idea what was happening in the synagogue. What bothered him most was that he could not understand why everyone was crying. Sensing his lack of nutrition that day, he concluded that people must be as hungry as himself and he too began to weep. After the silent devotion, the young man could not understand why people suddenly stopped crying. He rationalized that people had put very tough meat into the stew that was left for after services. The longer the meat cooked, the easier it would be to eat and there was therefore, no reason to cry. Before the blowing of the shofar, people again began cry. He then surmised that even though the food would be better the longer it cooked, he was losing all of his strength and would be too exhausted if he did not get something to eat soon. He, then, also resumed his crying.

Chasidim have explained this parable to refer to the Jews in exile. We were living in exile and the Almighty rebuilt the Temple, but it was destroyed so long ago that we feel we are too weak to continue this exile.

On a simpler level. Let's all get ready for Rosh Hoshana so that we don't cry because we're hungry for lunch.

 

Chai Center Preschool

Preschool Registration for the 2017-18 school year is open!
Email mail@thechaicenter.com 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! Preschool Registration.png

Hebrew School, CTeen & STP

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Teens from The Chai Center’s CTeen chapter in Dix Hills sent more than 60 boxes of supplies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The teens packed toys, food, cleaning products, baby essentials and school supplies. The items were sent to the Houston CTeen chapter to be distributed to those in need.

Judith Boggio and her organization We The People United Corp. assisted in collecting donations.

 

 
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Friendship Circle Highlights

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RSVP AS A VOLUNTEER OR PARTICIPANT info@NYFriendshipcircle.com

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