Chabad of Port Washington
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A Word From the Rabbi

I am proud and excited to share with you a new Mitzvah venture we are embarking on at our Chabad. We have partnered with Colel Chabad, the largest social service organization in Israel, to help our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. Chabad of Port Washington is “adopting” the city of Netanya where a brand new, sorely needed Food Bank will be established and funded by our community. The Colel Chabad organization and the government of Israel match our contribution so in essence it is a three-way partnership, that will help feed hundreds of families each month.

It works as follows: every month the Chabad of Port Washington Food Bank in Netanya will distribute food crates to poor families in Netanya. Each family will receive 3 crates, each weighing about 50 pounds, containing dry goods, groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, basic house staples like toilet paper, soaps, laundry detergents etc. The sole criterion to receive the food crates is need - as determined by the local government agency. The wholesale price of each package is $60.00 USD. 20% is covered by each municipality, 50% by Colel Chabad. Our community will contribute 30%.

So think about it: for only $18 a month you can deliver all the groceries and staples needed to a poor family in Israel!

We are all looking for ways to help our people in Israel, so I thought it would be a nice idea if we did this as a community, as many other communities have done. If you would like to get involved in supporting this project please email me at: [email protected] At this point we are looking to put together a group of sponsors to help get this off the ground, after which we will be reaching out periodically to the entire community to support this very worthwhile cause.

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Please note the information on our communal Shalach Manot baskets which you received in the mail this week, as well as in this week's email. The funds raised through our communal Shalach Manot baskets go towards our new Food Bank in Netanya. This way, everyone who participates in Shalach Manot will have a share in this important mitzvah of helping feed needy people in Israel .

I look forward to your enthusiastic response to both the Food Bank and the communal Shalach Manot, which is a wonderful way to promote feelings of community and family amongst our extended Chabad of Port Washington community.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel


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WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE ERROR: Due to a computer glitch, three names fell off of the Master Shalach Manot list:

Manny & Mojdeh Malekan
Isaac & Puranokht Neissani
Maurice & Jonathan Mandelbaum

Please add them to your list if you are selecting individual names otherwise they will be included in their respective groups.

News at Chabad

More than 60 people participated in last week's Shabbat Dinner, and a wonderful time was had by all! Everyone in the room had a chance to speak and give some words of inspiration. We all enjoyed the remarks, especially those offered by Levi Paltiel and Joel Avelarde (who recommended we Jews-from-birth do some more mitzvahs!)

Also the Tu bshvat Kiddush was wonderful. People attended who do not usually attend shul and we all had a great time together celebrating this meaningful holiday.

Upcoming Events

On the weekend of March 16/17, we will have a special Guest speaker at Chabad, Dr. Yisroel Susskind, PhD. Join us for Shabbat Dinner and a talk on “Connecting with our Spouses and our Souls; Wisdom from King Solomon’s Aishet Chayil (Woman of Valor poem). Fee for dinner & talk: $25 adults; $10 children 12 & under. SCHEDULE: Friday evening: 6:00pm services; 6:30 dinner followed by talk (children’s program provided during talk). Shabbat morning: 9:30am services; Sermon by Dr. Susskind at 11:00am; Lunch @ noon followed by an informal discussion (farbrengen). No charge for Shabbat morning program but please do RSVP - click here to RSVP for either one or both.

Mah Jongg - Upcoming Events!
Save the date for the next Mah Jongg session for women: March 13th - 7:30 pm at Chabad.

Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY
[Based on Zip Code 11050]
Shabbat Begins:
Feb. 09 2007
5:03 PM
Shabbat Ends:
Feb. 10 2007
6:05 PM
Parshah Yitro
Shul Family News

2/9/2007 Sarah Lauren Farhadian
2/9/2007 Esther Vaknin
2/9/2007 Mr. David Weingast
2/11/2007 Bilha Spatz
2/11/2007 Fern Weingast

2/9 Lillian Hubsher
mother of Marshall J. Hubsher
2/9 Jules Levine
father of David Levine

We send all our love and caring to Gary and Rita Litvak. Gary 's grandmother Fanya Zamsky passed away last Saturday. May we share only simchas.

Kiddush Calendar

The Kiddush is sponsored by Dr. Marshall & Rabdye Hubsher in honor of the first yahrzeit of Marshall’s mother, Lillian Hubsher (Lifshe bas Gavriel) of blessed memory.

Please also join us for Maariv this evening to make sure we have a nice minyan for Marshall to say Kaddish

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]
Feb. 11 2007 - 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

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

Torah Studies Series: Birth [Exodus]
Feb. 18 2007 - 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Torah Studies Series: Birth [Exodus]
Feb. 25 2007 - 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Megillah Reading & Purim Bash
Mar. 03 2007 - 7:00 PM
Refreshments and L'Chayim! Purim puppet show for the children by the Small Wonder Puppet Theatre. No charge.

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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


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.

Daily Tanya Class
with Rabbi Weinberg
Following prayer services;10-minute
class every weekday morning


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