Chabad of Port Washington
Chabad of Port Washington
  Email: Voice: 516-767-8672
High Holidays on Us!

A Word from the Rabbi
Rabbi Paltiel

In this week's Port Washington News you'll notice an insert - a 4 page beautiful flyer about our Chabad House's programs and services.

Thank you is in order to Matt Harris, a talented advertising person ( and dedicated member of our Chabad for putting together this beautiful, informative piece. Thanks also to Rob Salzbank ( for shooting the photos. And to Mira Bernstein for agreeing to be photographed for the ad.

While on the subject of thanks:

Offering up thanks to G‑d for all of His abundant blessings towards us and our families is an important part of this time of year, and a big part of what we do in Shul during the High Holidays. What about thanks we owe to our fellow human beings who've been there for us in one way or another during the past year?

It is well known that our prayers for forgiveness are only valid for sins committed against G‑d. Sins against our fellow human being require us to ask forgiveness of the offended party and make amends.

I suggest the same with giving thanks. While our High Holiday prayers offer plenty of opportunities to give thanks to Hashem, we ought to make it our business to thank our fellow as well.

Allow me this opportunity to thank each of you who play an important role in our Chabad community, each making a real difference in their own way.

A special thanks to our generous donors whose generosity allows us to do what we do to bring "Judaism with a Smile" to the community. Please click here for a listing of many of the contributions that were made during the past year. On behalf of all who benefit from our CHABAD HOUSE and its activities, THANK YOU!

Shana Tova & Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel

Calendar of Events


Hebrew School

First Day of Chabad Hebrew School

Join us for the first day of Hebrew School at Chabad of Port Washington.

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First Day of Florence Brownstein Preschool

Bring your little one to Florence Brownstein Preschool opening fro the 2012-2013 school year on Monday, September 10.

Click here for more info and to register.

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Girls Volleyball & Boys Basketball
at Adam Katz Athletic Center

Once again this fall Chabad of Port Washington will be home to numerous sports programs.

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Mommy & Me

New Session: Mommy & Me with Yoga!
Mondays | 9:45 - 10:45

Join Michelle Lublin, of Om Sweet Om together with Sara Paltiel, director of Chabad of Port Washington for Mommy and Me with Yoga, Music & Movement in a Preschool setting.

Click here for more info and to register online.


Parenting Class

Parenting Class | Wednesday, 10:45 AM

Monthly parenting class lead by Sara Paltiel of Chabad Port Washington.

Click here for more info. Please RSVP by calling the office 516 767 8672.


Membership Shabbat

Membership Shabbat Dinner | Friday, Oct 19
Services: 6:00 PM | Shabbat Dinner: 6:30 PM

Chabad Members are invited to join us in celebrating Shabbat with our community and have the opportunity of meeting and getting to know other members in the Chabad of Port Washington family.

Click here for more info and to RSVP online.


Membership Shabbat

3 New JLI Courses for 2012-2013

Choose one or come to all 3 courses being offered this coming year at Chabad.

Click here for more info and to register.


Israel Trip

Community Trip to Israel - February 2013!
Sunday, February 17 - Monday, February 25

Chabad of Port Washington is joining together with Chabad of the Upper East Side for a Mission to Israel. You won't want to miss this trip, the first for our Chabad, which will be offered in FIVE STAR fashion.

Click here for more info and to RSVP.
Question of the Week
Question of the week
The Matchmaker's Secret
By: Rabbi Aron Moss | Sydney, Australia

Question: I guess I wasn't supposed to be a matchmaker. I set up five couples, and none of them worked out. Most of them said I wasn't even close. Yet I thought each time that they were perfect matches. I have a friend who has made seven successful matches - and she didn't really know the people that well at all. Is there a secret to matchmaking that I don't know about?

Answer: Yes, there is a secret every good matchmaker knows. They haven't got a clue how to make matches. Because knowing two people separately has little to do with knowing how they would be together...


Board of Directors

Adam Katz, Esq., President

Frank Arnold*
Martin H. Brownstein, M.D.*
Howard Fensterman, Esq.
M. Allan Hyman, Esq.
Sara E. Paltiel
Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel
Alan Rosenzweig
Alan Salzbank
Michael Samuel
Felix Sater


Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY
[Based on Zip Code 11050]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Sep 7
6:59 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Sep 8
7:57 pm
Torah Portion: Ki Tavo

Kiddush Calendar

This Shabbat we will be celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Jonathan Kobrinsky. Mazel tov to proud parents Jeff and Sharon, and sister Laura. This week's kiddush is sponsored by the grandparents Ruth and Jack Daneshgar.

Jonathan Kobrinsky

A Kiddush is being planned to celebrate the engagement of Joel Avlerade and Oksana, his bride to be. The Kiddush will take place after the holidays, probably sometime in October or early November. If you'd like to help co-sponsor the Kiddush please contact Ellen Schaier at

Joel Avlerade & Oksana, his bride to be

Click here to let us know if you'd like to sponsor a kiddush.


Community News

Aliza and Yossi Cohen are honoring the Shloshim - 30th day anniversary since the passing of Aliza's mom, this Sunday morning at Chabad. Services at 9am followed by a brunch sponsored by the Cohens. Being that the Shiva took place in Israel, this is an opportunity for people to be there in support of Aliza at this time.

Yossi and Aliza Cohen

Mrs. Sylvia Chase 9/8
Kyle Heiden 9/8
Robert Tennenbaum 9/8
Deborah Kagan 9/9
Ashley Shurka 9/9
Philip Jason 9/12
Abigail Kagan 9/12
Samuel James Podolsky 9/12

Ida Levine, (Chaya bat Avraham) 9/7/2012 | Elul 20, 5772
observed by
Carol Arnold & Bill Ostrower

Ida Pearl Russell,
9/8/2012 | Elul 21, 5772
observed by Barbara Russell

Giller Itkin,
9/12/2012 | Elul 25, 5772
observed by
Michael Itkin & Anna Orlov

Mae Lepselter, (Miriam bas Moshe)
9/12/2012 | Elul 25, 5772
observed by
Carol Arnold & Bill Ostrower

Irving Spatz Ozer,
9/12/2012 | Elul 25, 57722
observed by
Robert & Bilha Spatz

*CLICK HERE to convert any regular calendar date, birthday or yartzeit to its corresponding Jewish-calendar date!

Schedule of Services

Sunday Morning

Services: 9:00 AM

Monday - Friday
Services: 7:00 AM

Friday Evening: 7:00 PM

Saturday Morning: 9:30 AM
Followed by Kiddush Luncheon at 12
Mincha: Following Lunch


Schedule of Classes

Coffee & Parsha Class
Monday - Friday | 7:45 - 8:15 AM

Tanya Class
with Rabbi Paltiel
Saturdays | 8:45-9:30 AM

Signature Bank

Rebbe E-Video

Rebbe Video of the Week
The King in the Field

Rebbe E-video

Click here to watch a 6-minute clip.

This Week @
Crossing the Border
Wakefulness and sleep affect only the external activity of the intellect; what we know with the very essence of our being, we know no less when plunged into the deepest slumber.
Are We Supposed to Be Afraid of G‑d?
The difference between love and respect is that when I love, I am preoccupied with my feelings toward you; when I respect, I am focusing on your presence rather than mine...
Running on Empty
She says that she is running on empty. She says that there is vast, useless space inside of her. She looks the same on the outside. But things are subtly falling apart.
Taxation with Representation
How can we most fairly apportion the communal burden? Who should pay, and how much? And who decides where this money should go?
Chabad-Lubavitch News from Around the World
Australia & New Zealand
Australian Jewish Women Fill Sydney Campus
Jewish women from across Australia gathered in Sydney for the local Lubavitch Women's Oragnization's 17th annual conference.
North America
Jewish Bikers Cross Nation for Friendship Circle
When Aaron Neufeld saw the New York skyline, he got misty-eyed. It was the end of a seven-week bike ride that took him and a handful of other riders from Los Angeles to the Big Apple.
North America
As Hurricane Isaac Follows in Katrina's Path, Nola Hunkers Down
New Orleans resident Jill Halpern raced home to do her laundry and bring her lawn art inside last night. She wanted to clean her clothes before the power went out, and to make sure there wasn't anything in the yard that could go flying through the air and break through the glass.
Photo Gallery
Chief Rabbis' Whirlwind of Berlin Meetings Place Circumcision on Public Agenda
Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger and Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Yehuda Tiechtel - now with the added title of Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Berlin - completed a two-day whirlwind of meetings and a press conference in support of ritual circumcision.
The Jewish Calendar
  Friday Elul 20 | September 7
Laws and CustomsElul Observances
  Shabbat Elul 21 | September 8
Laws and CustomsSelichot
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  Sunday Elul 22 | September 9
Laws and CustomsElul Observances
  Monday Elul 23 | September 10
Today in Jewish HistoryDove brings Olive Leaf (2105 BCE)
Laws and CustomsElul Observances
  Tuesday Elul 24 | September 11
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Chafetz Chaim (1933)
Laws and CustomsElul Observances
  Wednesday Elul 25 | September 12
Today in Jewish HistoryCreation (3761 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryJerusalem Walls Rebuilt (335 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Elazar (2nd century CE)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Michel of Zlotchov (1786)
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The Parshah In A Nutshell
Parshat Ki Tavo
Moses instructs the people of Israel: When you enter the land that G‑d is giving to you as your eternal heritage, and you settle it and cultivate it, bring the first-ripened fruits (bikkurim) of your orchard to the Holy Temple, and declare your gratitude for all that G‑d has done for you.

Our Parshah also includes the laws of the tithes given to the Levites and to the poor, and detailed instructions on how to proclaim the blessings and the curses on Mount Gerizim and Mount Eival-as discussed in the beginning of the Parshah of Re'eh. Moses reminds the people that they are G‑d's chosen people, and that they, in turn, have chosen G‑d.

The latter part of Ki Tavo consists of the Tochachah ("Rebuke"). After listing the blessings with which G‑d will reward the people when they follow the laws of the Torah, Moses gives a long, harsh account of the bad things-illness, famine, poverty and exile-that shall befall them if they abandon G‑d's commandments.

Moses concludes by telling the people that only today, forty years after their birth as a people, have they attained "a heart to know, eyes to see, and ears to hear."