Chabad of Port Washington
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A Word From the Rabbi

All of us at Chabad of Port Washington wish a very hearty Mazel Tov to Devorah and Rabbi Ilan Weinberg on the Upsherenish (3rd birthday/hair cutting ceremony) of their son Yehuda (aka Yidel). What a beautiful event we all enjoyed last Sunday at Chabad House celebrating with them and their friends and extended family. Yidel did a great job (considering the pressure...) and he looks great in his new haircut, yarmulkah and tzitzis.

May we share only simchas!
Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel

News at Chabad

The Chabad Mahjong Club met this week and enjoyed a wonderful evening of fun and games and plenty of socializing. Sara gave a short Torah message about the importance of saying the Shema every evening before going to bed, as well as saying it with our children as we put them to bed. Tami did a great job training our novices (at the Mahjong for Dummies table). All had a great time. Look out for more info and the next date. This group will meet monthly. If you would like to receive emails on the Mahjong Club, please scroll down to the end of the email and click Update Profile/Email address (2nd to last line) and then click Mahjong Club


Upcoming Events

Our second Shabbat dinner for the year will take place tonight, led by Rabbi Weinberg and family! Join us for meaningful & enjoyable Shabbat experience, complete with song, stories, insight and of course great food and fabulous company!

Services: 6:00 p.m. • Dinner: 7:00 p.m. $20 Adults; $10 Children; $60 Family Maximum. RSVP required by the Wednesday prior to each event. Call us at 516-767-8672 ext. 1 or email [email protected]. New! Click here to RSVP! Please mark your calendar with the dates of the Shabbat dinners: January 12, 2007 • February 2, 2007 • March 16, 2007 • April 20, 2007 • May 18, 2007 • June 8, 2007.

Final Chance to register for our new Torah Studies course, "Birth: The Book of Exodus, Shemot." Every Sunday Morning, Beginning January 14, 10:00 am – 11:20 am at Chabad of Port Washington. The fee is $50 for the complete 10 week course (textbooks included) or $7 per individual class (plus textbook fee of $13). It's now as simple as can be to register: simply log on to and submit your registration and payment. For more information, please call: 516-767-TORAH (8672) or email: mailto:[email protected]. The book of Shemot begins the story of the Israelites' forty-year journey to the Holy Land: From slavery in Egypt and miraculous escape to receiving the Torah at Sinai and the episode of the golden calf; restoring their relationship with G‑d to building the Tabernacle as a dwelling for the divine. In ten weekly classes, the Exodus Series extracts essential lessons that will change the way you look at leadership, liberty, livelihood, law, giving and personal growth. Join Us!


Show your Support for Israel!

Meir Panim feeds 50,000 hungry children in Israel every week! Help him help the children by attending an amazing concert to benefit Meir Panim at Carnegie Hall featuring the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Click the image below for more information:


Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY
[Based on Zip Code 11050]
Shabbat Begins:
Jan. 12 2007
4:30 PM
Shabbat Ends:
Jan. 13 2007
5:34 PM
Parshah Shemot
Shul Family News

1/15/2007 Reuben Joseph Pinner
1/17/2007 Helen Banschick

1/18/2007 - Tevet 28, 5767 Samuel Kalinsky [Shmuel Aaron] father of George Kalinsky

Mr. & Mrs. Ben Nehmadi

Condolences to Marina Shapiro and to her husband Harold and son Simon on the passing of Marina’s mother this week. Only simchas in the future.

Kiddush Calendar

We are seeking sponsors for the Kiddush luncheons over the next number of weeks. Please email [email protected] to book your date. This is a beautiful, meaningful way to celebrate a special occasion or commerate a date on your family calendar.


Rabbi Paltiel's 40th!

Click the links above or below to view photos!

Women's Mahjong Club

Schedule of Classes

Saturday Torah Study Class
Rabbi Paltiel at 8:45 -9:30 a.m.

Sunday Torah Study Class with Rabbi Paltiel
10:00 -11:20 a.m.

Saturday Women's Discussion Group with Dr. Chaya Glogauer after lunch

Schedule of Services

Sunday morning Tefillin Club:
9:00 - 9:15 am and 11:30 am- 12 noon

Monday - Friday at 7:00 a.m.
Friday night at 6:00 p.m.

Shabbat Morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by Kiddush Luncheon at noon

Daily Quote
Groaning by itself won't do a bit of good. A groan is only a key to open the heart and eyes, so as not to sit there with folded arms, but to plan orderly work and activity, each person wherever he can be effective, to campaign for bolstering Torah, spreading Torah and the observance of mitzvot. One person might do this through his writing, another with his oratory, another with his money...
— Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch (quoted in Hayom Yom, Tevet 23)
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Who this person really is, you can never know.

The G‑dly soul inside, not only is it beyond our knowledge — it is the unknowable itself.

Let your words peel away the outer shell and talk to the unknowable inside.


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The Parshah In a Nutshell
Parshat Shemot

The Children of Israel multiply in Egypt. Threatened by their growing numbers, Pharaoh enslaves them and orders the Hebrew midwives, Shifrah and Puah, to kill all male babies at birth. When they do not comply, he commands his people to cast the Hebrew babies into the Nile.

A child is born to Jocheved, the daughter of Levi, and her husband, Amram, and placed in a basket on the river, while the baby's sister, Miriam, stands watch from afar. Pharaoh's daughter discovers the boy, raises him as her son, and names him Moses.

As a young man, Moses leaves the palace and discovers the hardship of his brethren. He sees an Egyptian beating a Hebrew and kills the Egyptian. The next day he sees two Jews fighting; when he admonishes them, they reveal his deed of the previous day, and Moses is forced to flee to Midian. There he rescues Jethro's daughters, marries one of them - Zipporah - and becomes a shepherd of his father-in-law's flocks.

G‑d appears to Moses in a burning bush at the foot of Mount Sinai and instructs him to go to Pharaoh and demand: "Let My people go, so that they may serve Me." Moses' brother, Aaron, is appointed to serve as his spokesman. In Egypt, Moses and Aaron assemble the elders of Israel to tell them that the time of their redemption has come. The people believe; but Pharaoh refuses to let them go, and even intensifies the suffering of Israel.

Moses returns to G‑d to protest: "Why have You done evil to this people?" G‑d promises that the redemption is close at hand.


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