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Kiddush Shabbat Candle Lighting Times

This week’s kiddush has been sponsored by Rabbi Saacks in memory of his father AND by Jon Tannenbaum in memory of his father.

Please consider sponsoring a Kiddush. Call the office to choose a date to honor or memorialize a loved one. Call 631.351.8672

Shabbat Candle Lighting
Friday, October 18
5:51 PM
Shabbat Ends
Shabbat, October 19
 6:48 PM

Parshat Sukkot 

Birthdays & Yahrtzeits A Bit of Humor

This Week's Birthdays
{To have your birthday listed here, please call the office}
Nathaniel Smuglin, Brandon Halstein
Asher Dauer, Hana Keshet
David Valdman, Dennis Rosenzweig
Seth Rose, Mitchell Grant Diamond
Tara Brenner, Steve Schulbaum
Mackenzie Wright, Arthur Boord
Michael Boord, Lynn Tepper
Zachary Cohan, Marc Tamid
Lenny Breslow, Craig Winawer
Sharon Seligson, Haleigh Gildin
Dani Schatz, Sarah Lagan
Netanya Lewis, Riya Sri Ramki Srinivasan
Jacob Madrid, Len Breslow
Dorothy Richman


This Week's Yahrtzeits

{Based on Hebrew date}
Alfred Seth Emsig, Ruth Lusterman
Chava Reznik, Arthur Elkins
David Berzansky, Mollie Noskin
Mimi Rick, Jerome Bush
Issic Spielfogel, Esther Bernblit
Shirley Saland

To have your loved one’s yartzeit listed here, please contact The Chai Center

Dreaming of a Diamond Necklace
Miriam woke up one morning and told her husband Moe, "I just dreamed that you gave me a diamond necklace for our anniversary. What do you think it means?"
"You'll know tonight." Moe said.
That evening, Moe came home with a small package and gave it to Miriam.
Delighted, Miriam opened it to find a book entitled "The Meaning of Dreams."

Where’s the Beef?
Sol Rabinowitz told all of his friends about the great corned beef sandwich he'd eaten at Yitz’s Deli the day before. So a group of his friends decided to join him and see if was really as large and delicious as Sol was making it out to be.
The group was seated in the back of the deli. After looking over the menu, they ordered and waited, hungrily, for their large, delicious, gigantic corned beef sandwiches.
To their collective disappointment, the waiter brought out some of the smallest corned beef sandwiches they'd ever seen.
"What is going on here?!” Sol exclaimed to the waiter. "Yesterday when I came down here you served me a BIG, juicy, corned beef sandwich. Today, though, when I have my friends with me, you serve small miniature corned beef sandwiches! What’s the deal?"
"It’s very simple sir," replied the waiter, "yesterday you were sitting by the window."

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Friday, October 18
Mincha 5:30 PM

Shabbos, October 19
Services 9:30 AM

Kiddush co sponsored by: 
    Jon Tannenbaum in memory of his father's Yahrziet, 
    Rabbi Saacks and family in memory of his father's Yahrziet 

    Kiddush Sponsor available : Please email

Hoshana Rabbah
Sunday, October 20
Services 8:00 AM
Mincha: 5:45 PM
Candle Lighting: 5:48 PM

Shemini Atzeret 
Monday, October 21

Services 9:30 AM
Yizkor: 11:15 AM

Kiddush Sponsored by in memory of:
     Bert Herman: Beryl ben Yoshiahu, Yahrtzeit 29 Elul
     Millie Botwinick (Susan's Mom): Malka Riva bat Yosef
     Yitzchak ben Yehoshua HaLevi, 24 Tishri (Jerry Herman, Susan Lefferts and Steve Herman's Grandfather)  
     for all those for whom all of us here say Yiskor today
     ....and a very special memory of Jerry Herman, one of a kind

Simchat Torah
Monday Eve, October 21

Mincha 5:45 PM
Hakkofot and Dinner 6:30 
Buffet Dinner, Open bar 

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Simchat Torah
Tuesday, October 22

Services 9:30 AM
Do not miss this awe-inspiring even as we complete the reading of the Torah, and then immediately start it again: 11:00 AM
Chattan Torah: Barry Herman
Chattan B'erishit: Chairman of the board: Marvin Milich 

Kiddush Sponsored by Merlyn Herman in honor of Chattan Torah: Barry Herman and Chattan B'erishit  Marvin Milich and in memory of Jerry Herman.

Mincha 5:45 PM
Holiday ends: 6:44 PM 
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giving-icon.jpgOur very own Diane is currently in Mexico getting a much needed medical treatment, which is not covered by insurance. She has already made all of the necessary sacrifices to begin the process, and has also set up a fundraising page so that she can accept gifts towards the massive expense. 
To support Diane's medical treatment, please CLICK HERE or on the button to the right. You can also reach out with messages of encouragement.

The entire Chai Center Community is sending love, prayers and wishes for a successful and smooth recovery!

A memorial foundation has been established in Jerry's name by his family. Click HERE to honor his memory with a donation.

Introducing Jerry's Minyan - Evenin
g Minyan at The Chai Center. Every weeknight at 7:00 PM.
We have 4 of our dear friends in the community that are saying Kaddish at the moment for their loved ones, and each and every night (most nights) is a struggle to get a Minyan.
We are asking people to commit one or two nights a week to assure that they will be able to say.

The Minyan starts at 7:00 pm and is over at 7:15 pm.

Please click  HERE and write which nights you can commit to coming. 
Let's come together as a community and help each other.

Join us on Friday night at 6:00 PM for cholent and scotch, followed by services. at 6:00 PM.

The Chai Center would like to thank the following people for the following new furnishings:
YARTZEIT BOARD                            by Doris & Benny Hova in memory of Margaret Shavit
FRONT DOOR                                    by Renee & Isaac Fialkoff in memory of Dora Fialkoff
PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM             by Brenda & Adam Elberg in honor of Linda Elberg

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Next Women’s Event:  Thursday, October 17 at 7pm at The Chai Center.  We will take part in a fun workshop making pretty bracelets in the Sukkah while socializing with other Jewish women. Salads, dips and dessert will be served.
General Admission: 
Jewish Women's Circle Members:  RSVP HERE
Become a member and save! 

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From the Desk of the Chai Center Israel Committee
    In this space each week, we typically identify the Heroes of the Week as relates to news of Israel and the Jewish world. This week is more of classified ad, a Help Wanted, or Heroes Wanted, if you will, as the Heroes sometimes seem to be missing when they are most needed.
   First, an example of what heroes look like and how they behave: Several years ago, anti-Israel protesters marched on 47thStreet in Manhattan, otherwise known as New York’s Diamond District, where many Jews happen to work. Within minutes, pro-Israel marchers gathered with chants in support of the Jewish state. The pro-Israel marchers soon outnumbered the Israel haters, and the Israel supporters easily drowned out the haters’ chant of “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” Before long the Israel haters left the scene with their tails between their legs.
    So where were the heroes when some thug walked into a diner the other day in White Plains, New York, in a neighborhood where many Jews live, with a bold declaration of hate for Jews: He was wearing what appeared to be a white yarmulke with a black swastika over a red cap, mirroring the colors of the flag of Nazi Germany. The neo-Nazi was eventually escorted out by police, who, citing his First Amendment rights, did not charge him with a crime.
    But people of goodwill in White Plains, and elsewhere, have First Amendment rights, too. Word should have spread like wildfire what this trash was up to, and the Heroes should have gathered at the diner, surrounded him and chanted something like, “Nazi filth—you’re not wanted here.” This Nazi lover, not all the people expressing their fears on social media, should be the one who is intimidated and frightened.
    Don’t you think he would have been had he been surrounded en masse like that? Wouldn’t he think twice before proudly baring his anti-Semitism like that again?
    Maybe. Maybe not. But the odds that he would once again push his anti-Semitism so proudly and publicly would surely be reduced if he had been met with scores of people of goodwill shouting him down.
     Where are the heroes?

Thank you to all who nominated this week's heroes and villains. If you would like nominate a Hero (someone doing right by Israel and the Jewish people) or Villain (someone doing her and us harm) of the Week, email 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           6:00 PM (Following Cholent & Scotch)
SATURDAY NIGHT         7:05 PM

SUNDAY               9:40 – 10:30am The Weekly Torah Portion
MONDAY             8:00am Daily Tanya Class
TUESDAY             8:00am Daily Tanya Class
WEDNESDAY      8:00am Daily Tanya Class
THURSDAY          8:00am Daily Tanya Class
FRIDAY                 8:00am Daily Tanya Class
SHABBAT             9:00am The Kabbalistic take on the Parsha
SHABBAT             11:30am  Prayerbook 101

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Thought for the Week

Story of the Week
A Mother's Request
Faivish Schapira was 12 years old when his mother passed away. His father, a prominent Chasidic Jew in Antwerp, dedicated the remaining 45 years of his life to raising their seven sons and five daughters.
When Faivish was 35, he visited New York for the first time. Mr. Schapira attended a farbrengen (Chasidic gathering) at "770" where the Rebbe spoke for many hours at the conclusion of Purim. "I wanted to meet the Rebbe personally at least for a moment. So after the farbrengun, I went upstairs and waited for the Rebbe in the hallway, close to the Rebbe's room, having been told that the Rebbe would pass there on his way out of the gathering." As the Rebbe approached the door of his room, Mr. Schapira held out his hand to greet him, as was the custom amongst Polish Chasidim. One of the Rebbe's attendants tried to push aside Mr. Schapira's hand, as this was not the Lubavitcher custom, but the Rebbe took hold of Mr. Schapira's hand and, in a most unusual gesture, led him into the Rebbe's private office.
Mr. Schapira stood in the Rebbe's office. The Rebbe took out a key, opened a cabinet, and removed a letter, which he gave to Faivish to read. It was a letter written by his mother, more than two decades earlier. In the letter, Mrs. Schapira asked the Rebbe to pray for her that she should be healthy for she had 12 young children to raise. She poetically described her children as not just 12 children but as 12 generations of descendants.
"I was too shocked to even ask the Rebbe how he had known who I was as I had not identified myself. The Rebbe told Mr. Schapira that he could not give him his mother's letter. For, the Rebbe explained, "Every year on the eve of Yom Kippur I take out this letter and read it before Kol Nidrei." Mr. Schapira later learned that before Kol Nidrei - the time that parents bless their children - the Rebbe had the custom to bless all of the yeshiva students who had gathered in the study hall.

Chai Center Preschool

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Hebrew School, CTeen & STP


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We are pleased to announce a unique opportunity for 10th, 11th and 12th graders in your family.  CTeen has partnered with Yeshiva University for a 14-week course in Jewish Studies, taught by our own Rabbi Dovid Weinbaum starting in September.
Students taking the course will earn 2 private college credits. But more importantly, they will study the basic tenets of Jewish thought, covering such ideas as, how do we ascertain that the Torah is true? And, what does it mean to believe in G‑d?
Students at CTeen U will be encouraged to ask questions and make their knowledge personal.
We know how busy teens are preparing for college—this is an opportunity for them to advance their resume and college career while studying the Torah’s timeless wisdom.
The course is available to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Classes will be held once a week for 14 weeks starting in September 2019.
Yeshiva University credits have been accepted to many different colleges throughout the country, including Binghamton, Brandeis, Brown, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Florida State University, George Mason University, Grand Valley, Harvard, Indiana University Kennesaw, Loyola, Madison, MSU, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Nova Community College, Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, Penn State University, Purdue University, Rhode Island school of Art and Design, Rutgers University, State College of Florida, Tulane, UCF, UF, USF, University of Iowa, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Virginia, UWM, Wayne State, UVA, Virginia Tech, Yale and many more.
To register or for more information visit
Tuition is $999 for 2 credits. Register by July 31st to receive the $250 early bird discount. Additional scholarships are available. 


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