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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 Alex & Eli Shcherbelis and family in honor of Ethan’s 3rd birthday.

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, June 23
8:11 PM

Shabbat Ends

Shabbat, June 24

9:20 PM

Torah Portion: Korach 

Birthdays & Yahrtzeits A Bit of Humor

This Week's Birthdays
{To have your birthday listed here, please call the office}
Mandy Gershovich
Joshua Liss, Douglas Friedlander
Howard Goldstein, Laura Lieberman
Gabriel Zornberg, David Young
Sharon Weingarten, Rose Mitzmacher
Jessica Ruben, Myles Goldman
Ethan Dovid Seligson, Michael Karpe
Frann Katz, Camryn Brunner
Hailey Katz, Rebecca Farber
Abigail Turner, Bineisha Raina

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

This Week's Yahrtzeits
{Based on Hebrew date}
Stanley Salitra
Regina Ben-Susan, Ruth Friedman
Charles Blank, Marcia Koral
Benjamin Bienstock, George Kravatz

MAY THEY BE REMEMBERED FOR BLESSING

HUMOR  (HT: EDGAR HAUSMAN)
- Hello! Gordon's Pizza?
- No sir, it is Google Pizza.
- So, I have the wrong number?
- No sir, Google bought Gordon's Pizza.
- OK. Take my order please ..
- Well sir, you want the usual?
- The usual? How do you know my usual?
- According to your caller ID, the last 12 times, you ordered pizza with cheese, sausage, thick crust ...
- OK! OK! That's it.
- Sir, may I suggest to you this time ricotta cheese, arugula with sun-dried tomatoes?
- No, I hate vegetables.
- But your cholesterol is high!
- How do you know?
- Through the Lab subscriber's guide. We have the results of your blood tests for the last 7 years.
- Okay, but I do not want that pizza, I already take medicine.
- But sir, you have not taken your medicine regularly. Four months ago, you only purchased a box with 30 tablets at Drugsale Network.
- I bought more from another drugstore.
- It is not showing on your credit card.
- I paid in cash.
- But you did not withdraw that much cash according to your bank statement.
- I have other sources of cash.
- This is not showing on your last Income-Tax return, unless you got it from an undeclared source.
- WHAT THE HELL? Enough! I'm sick of Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp. I'm going to an Island without Wi-Fi or internet. Where there are no cell phones or satellites to spy on me.
- I understand sir, but you need to renew your passport, as it has expired 5 weeks ago!

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.

2. PRAYER FOR DUMMIES
A NEW CLASS on Saturday mornings at 11:30am. This class led by Rabbi Eli Laufer is perfect for someone who wishes to get acquainted with the prayer book and prayer. Followed by Kiddush.

THE 3RD OF TAMMUZ FARBRENGEN
Tuesday night the 27th of June at 7:30 pm there will be a Farbrengen at the home of the Laufer's - 2 Landview Dr, Dix Hills NY 11746. In honor of the Rebbe's Hilula. Hope we will get to see you!

TORAH & TEA WOMEN'S LEARNING
Come join Musia for Torah and Tea (also coffee), every Thursday morning from 10:00 - 11:00 at The Chai Center, and hear some meaningful words on the week's Torah portion. 

SHIVA NOTICE
We regret to inform you of the passing of the man with golden voice,  Lloyd Landow.

Funeral: Thursday, June 22 - 1:00pm
Gutterman's Funeral Home
8000 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury
Interment to follow New Montefiore Cemetery at Pinelawn

Shiva will be observed at the Landow residence
9 Daniel Lane, Dix Hills
Thursday, June 22 through Wednesday, June 28

Visiting hours:
Friday, June 23 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday evening, June 24 - after 9:30pm
Sunday, June 25 - 1-4pm and 7-9pm
Monday, June 26 - 1-4pm and 7-9pm
Tuesday, June 27 - 1-4pm and 7-9pm 

SERVICES ARE HELD EACH NIGHT AT 8:00PM. SHABBAT NIGHT AT 9:30pm

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THE CHAI CENTER SUMMER CAMP - FOR AGES 3 - 6  - JULY 5 - AUGUST 18  -(ORIENTATION FOR CAMPERS IS JULY 3 RD)
There are only a few more weeks until camp begins! - It is not too late to register!!

Campers at The Chai Center Summer Camp enjoy an experience filled with fun, excitement, and great friendships. The seven-week flexible program serves campers 3- to 6-years-old, three or five days a week, with full or half day options, in our large, state-of-the-art facility.  We offer a nutritious lunch program as well as before and after care.

For inside fun, The Chai Center has several specialty “club” rooms including a Baking Room; an Art Room; a Science Room for inventive, (safe) science experiments and formulas; an indoor gym; a Lego Build Room for the architects within us; a glow-in-the-dark Music & Movement Room; and a Moon Bounce Room.

For outdoor fun, the children enjoy The Chai Center Certified Nature Explore Classroom, which includes a vegetable garden planted by the students, bike path, sand box, creative materials area, and a fully-equipped mud kitchen to encourage creative and sensory play. 

We have several road trips planned for older campers this summer including visits to Atlantis Marine World, White Post Farms, Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Sunken Meadow.

We also bring the fun to camp with on-site “trip days” including a petting zoo and exotic animal show, and weekly soccer and martial arts instruction. All campers use the on-site water spray park, while older campers also go to Dix Hills Pool for recreational swimming.

Every family who refers another family who registers will receive a $50 discount.

We hope to see you this summer!

TORAH AND BREAKFAST
Every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM, join us for Breakfast and the study of the weekly Torah portion, and take a lesson for our times the 21st century.

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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 9:35 PM

SUNDAY 9:30 AM  BREAKFAST & TORAH CLASS
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
SHABBAT 11:30 AM  
PRAYER BOOK FOR DUMMIES

Business Spotlight  

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Thought for the Week

Story of the Week
That Which Makes You Holy... 

It once happened that that the young daughter of Nechunya the digger of wells fell into a deep well (Talmud Baba Kama 50A). Some bystanders immediately ran to inform Rabbi Chanina ben Dosa, who replied, "She will be fine." After a long time passed, Rabbi Chanina said, "She has come out of the pit." The girl had managed to climb out of the well. When she was asked how she managed to scale the tall, steep walls, she said that she was assisted by a ram led by an old man (a reference to Abraham and the ram he brought as a sacrifice instead of Isaac). The people then turned to Rabbi Chanina ben Dosa, asking if he was a prophet.

He said to them, "I am neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet. I made a simple calculation. Nechunya put so much effort into digging wells for the benefit of the pilgrims who come to Jerusalem every year. Shall the thing to which that pious man has devoted his labor become the downfall of his own progeny?"

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It once happened that the daughter of Rabbi Mordechai (Feitelson) of Lieple was gravely ill. Seeing that her days were numbered, Rabbi Mordechai ran to Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi to ask him to pray for her recovery. Arriving in the middle of the night, he tried to enter the home of Rabbi Schneur Zalman, but all the doors were locked. He finally found an open window. The desperate father climbed into the house and found Rabbi Schneur Zalman laying on the floor saying, "Nechunya the digger of wells ... become the downfall of his own progeny ... Mordechai Liepler has done such and such ... become the downfall of his own progeny?" Seeing Rabbi Schneur Zalman tearfully praying for his daughter was all Rabbi Mordechai needed. He left the house and returned home; where he found his daughter well on the road to recovery.

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!

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Hebrew School, CTeen & STP

CTEEN in the news!
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Steve Stern Congratulates CTeen Honorees
On Monday, June 5, six Long Island teens -- Carly Tamer of East Northport; Hannah Sharifian of Dix Hills; Sarah Strent of Commack; Ethan Ertel of Dix Hills; Tyler Bonasera of Smithtown and Tyler Eliades of Commack -- were honored at the Annual CTeen West Suffolk Awards Dinner for their work and dedication to this vital youth community service organization. Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern came to honor the teens in person, where he said they were “a special group of young people who we know are going to accomplish great things going forward into the future and make all of us very proud.”

Additionally, each teen received certificates acknowledging their achievements from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Town of Huntington and Smithtown officials.

This year alone, CTeen West Suffolk cooked for needy families, held a toy drive, packed holiday gifts for ill children, wrote letters to Israeli soldiers, raised funds through a bowl-a-thon for special needs children, and attended three major conventions; a regional, national and international Shabbaton, where they represented Long Island. At this year's national gathering, CTeen chapter member Dara Blitzer, of Smithtown, was named CTeen Female Leader of the Year. This is the third year in a row the CTeen West Suffolk County chapter has been honored with a national award. In 2015, it was named Chapter of the Year, and in 2016 one of its members was named Male Leader of the Year.

With over 200 chapters globally and tens of thousands of membersCTeen, the fastest growing Jewish teen network in the world, inspires and facilitates teens who want to give back to their community and environment, with an emphasis on positive character development. The CTeen Network believes in the power of youth and transforming the teen years into a time of purpose and self-discovery. The goal is to turn youth into leaders. Under the direction of Rabbi Dovid Weinbaum of The Chai Center, the CTeen West Suffolk chapter has tripled in size to more than 50 members since its launch just three years ago.  

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Photo L-R: Hannah Sharifian (Leadership Award); Sarah Strent (Chesed "Kindness" Award); Carly Tamer (Dedication Award); Legislator Steve Stern; Tyler Eliades (Rookie of the Year Award); Tyler Bonasera (Rookie of the Year Award); and Ethan Ertel (Teen of the Year Award).

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Friendship Circle Highlights

"Friendship Circle's Got Talent" was a special night, starring the program participants as our talented performers and honoring our uper teens, celebrating a year of growth and friendship. This year, Friendship Circle has doubled and opportunity has grown with the numbers. The talent was "judged" by Mrs. Universe Elite 2017, Carolyn Cohen (Puppy Fun instructor), and Carol Levine (Friendship Circle Volunteer Honor). Each child left the stage on a high accompanied by their teen buddies and the warm words from the judges. With a tasty buffet dinner, classy raffles, sweet performance ending with a mass freestyle dance, and a touching tribute to the volunteers (with councilwomen Susan Berland and Tracey Edwards in attendance), it was definitely a fabulous way to wrap up the year together. Thank you to the Chai Center members who attended the evening in support of The Friendship Circle!

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RSVP AS A VOLUNTEER OR PARTICIPANT info@NYFriendshipcircle.com

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