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A Word From the Rabbi

Next week Monday, January 29, the 10 of Shevat, marks the 57th anniversary since the passing of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe (predecessor of our Rebbe), Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, O.B.M. it also marks the 56th year of the leadership of our Rebbe,his son in law, Rabbi M.M. Schneerson.

As is customary, many make it a point to visit gravesite of the Previous Rebbe and ask for a blessing for whatever they might need. I will be visiting the gravesites of the previous Rebbe adnd the Rebbe (which are side by side) and I would like to offer you the opportunity of requesting a blessing. Please respond to this email, [email protected] with your (or your beloved's) hebrew name and mother's hebrew name. if you are requesting a blessing on behalf of a non-Jewish person, substitute mother's name for father's name. You may mention a specific reason that you are asking for and this will obviously remain confidential. After the request is read, it is ripped up and placed at the gravesite.

May G-D answer your prayers and may we witness the ultimate blessing, the coming of Moshiach.

Feel free to forward this message to you friends.

Best wishes for a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel




Shabbat Dinner @ Chabad

Our third Shabbat dinner for the year will take place next Shabbat, February 2nd. 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 this Wednesday: Call us at 516-767-8672 ext. 1 or click here to RSVP - it's quick & easy!

News at Chabad

Our Torah Studies class this past Sunday was once again, truly exciting and interesting! All the participants enjoyed the lesson and discussion about the real purpose of the plagues in Egypt, especially the frogs. Looking forward to the next class, exploring another fascinating topic.

The bagel table in the library on Sunday mornings is a big hit! Please feel free to take advantage of it. Congregants leaving the shul are invited to stop by for a bagel and coffee. Hebrew school parents are welcome to drop off their kids and then hang out in the library with other parents enjoying the chow. If you haven't yet experienced our bagel hour, stop by the library this Sunday - you'll surely enjoy the social atmosphere!

Junior Congregation - every Shabbat!
Every Shabbat morning Rabbi Weinberg has been running a lovely kids program from 10:30-11:30 am. Kids sing the prayers, answer questions for prizes and play fun games. Come one and come all – no appointment necessary!

The Jewish Radio Show!

Now... Look Whose Talking!! Every Sunday at 9:00am 90.3 FM – for 30 min listen to Rabbi Anchelle Perl ‘Jewish Talk’ - A Program That Speaks in English But Thinks in Yiddish!! WHPC 90.3 FM ‘Jewish Talk’ With Rabbi Perl Sundays 9:00 am 90.3 FM.

Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY
[Based on Zip Code 11050]
Shabbat Begins:
Jan. 26 2007
4:46 PM
Shabbat Ends:
Jan. 27 2007
5:49 PM
Parshah Bo
Shul Family News

1/26/2007 Dawn Tennenbaum
2/1/2007 Max Weingast

Kiddush Calendar

We are expecting a very delicious home-made Kiddush this Shabbat. As of press-time our Kiddush correspondent (aka Gary) has announced that Lenny Lebovitch was planning to prepare one of his famous cholents (you don’t want to miss that) and Alan Salzbank was contemplating a cake and Kugels (Barbara, do we hear anything?) Thanks all!

Consider sponsoring a future Kiddush at Chabad. 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.

Upcoming Events
Torah Studies Series: Birth [Exodus]
Jan. 28 2007 - 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

CTC Project at the Nursing Home
Jan. 28 2007 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Monthly Shabbat Dinner for the Community!
Feb. 02 2007 - 6:00 PM

Torah Studies Series: Birth [Exodus]
Feb. 04 2007 - 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Torah Studies Series: Birth [Exodus]
Feb. 11 2007 - 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Bat Mitvah Club Meeting
Feb. 13 2007 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

· View all upcoming events

Schedule of Services

Sunday morning Tefillin Club:
11:30 am- 12 noon in the Chabad Library

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

Schedule of Classes

New! Daily Tanya Class!
A 10-minute class every weekday morning following prayer services, on Basic Chassidic Philosophy -
with Rabbi Weinberg

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

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It shall be as a sign upon your arm, and as tefillin between your eyes, that with a strong hand G‑d took us out of Egypt.
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The last three of the Ten Plagues are visited on Egypt: a swarm of locusts devours all the crops and greenery; a thick, palpable darkness envelops the land; and all the firstborn of Egypt are killed at the stroke of midnight of the 15th of the month of Nissan.

G‑d commands the first mitzvah to be given to the people of Israel: to establish a calendar based on the monthly rebirth of the moon. The Israelites are also instructed to bring a "Passover offering" to G‑d: a lamb or kid is to be slaughtered and its blood sprinkled on the doorposts and lintel of every Israelite home, so that G‑d should pass over these homes when He comes to kill the Egyptian firstborn. The roasted meat of the offering is to be eaten that night together with matzah (unleavened bread) and bitter herbs.

The death of the firstborn finally breaks Pharaoh's resistance and he literally drives the Children of Israel from his land. So hastily do they depart, there is no time for their dough to rise, and the only provisions they take along are unleavened. Before they go, they ask their Egyptian neighbors for gold, silver and garments, draining Egypt of its wealth.

The Children of Israel are commanded to consecrate all firstborn and to observe the anniversary of the Exodus each year by removing all leaven from their possession for seven days, eating matzah, and telling the story of their redemption to their children. They are also commanded to wear tefillin on the arm and head as a reminder of the Exodus and their resultant commitment to G‑d.


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