Chabad of Port Washington

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EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR MISHLOACH MANOT EXCHANGE - THIS MONDAY, FEB. 26, 9 AM. One last opportunity to join the Mishloach Manot Exchange! Submit your form before Monday, 9 am - you can do so quickly and easily over our website - just click here to see just how quick and easy it is to submitthe form to us - we'll have your form just seconds after you submit it! For further information on this project, click here.

Mishloach Manot Delivery - Volunteers Needed - Any time that works for you! If you can volunteer to help deliver, even just a few packages next week Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, at a time of your choice, please email [email protected].

A Word From the Rabbi

A community becomes a community when we are there for each other in good times and not such good times. Let us show our support of Sam and Sally Glasser by making a point by paying them a Shiva visit or attending one of the Shiva services.

I pray that our community enjoys only simchas—joyous occasions that we can share with one another.

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Shalom M Paltiel


Purim (small)Mar. 3 Megillah Reading and Purim Puppet Show and Masquerade
Purim is quickly approaching and here at Chabad we're in full gear! The first of our festivities begins 7:00 PM on Purim night—join us for Megillah reading followed by refreshments and L'Chayim. And of course, we have great
entertainment for the kids: GRAND PURIM PUPPET SHOW by the Small Wonder Puppet Theater, along with an exciting costume contest for the children. No charge.

Mar. 4 Purim Day
Purim services and Megillah reading at 9:00 AM • Additional Megillah readings at 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM.


Join the World's Largest Purim Costume Contest Enter Contest Browse and Vote


F A P I T Z ' D
Join us for this Grand Opening Event! Sunday, February 25
11am-6pm ~ 10% of All Proceeds for the day will be donated to
Chabad of Port Washington

950 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY • 516-334-2770

Showcasing The Latest In European Designer Accessories and Ready-To-Wear in SoHo Style. Owners of this fabulous new shop: Jonathan & Maurice Mandelbaum, Members and Supporters of our Chabad
(2006 Dinner Honorees)

Upcoming Events

Mah Jongg for Women
Chabad Women’s Circle invites you to another evening of Mahjong—the fourth of a series! Gather together for a thrilling social evening at Chabad, 7:30 pm. RSVP by emailing [email protected].

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.

We’re pleased to announce the dates for our second Torah Studies Series! Men and women are encouraged to join us for this 7-week course on the book of Leviticus beginning Sunday, March 25th, 10:00—11:20 am at Chabad. In seven Sunday classes, the “Bonding” series extracts essential lessons that are highly relevant to your everyday life. We'll keep you posted with registration information.

Candle Lighting Times for
Port Washington, NY
[Based on Zip Code 11050]
Shabbat Begins:
Feb. 23, 2007
5:20 PM
Shabbat Ends:
Feb. 24, 2007
6:20 PM
Parshah Terumah
Shul Family News

2/22/2007 Stella Aghravi
2/23/2007 Adam Satovsky
2/27/2007 Rebecca Gaidis
2/27/2007 Sharon Lee

2/26 Lilyan Hyman
mother of Allan Hyman
2/28 Florence Brownstein
mother of Martin Brownstein
3/1 David Brenner
father of Robert Brenner

We regret to inform you of the untimely passing of Etta Shneiderman, sister & sister-in-law of Sally and Sam Glasser.

There will be “Shiva” minyan at the Schneiderman residence, 39 Sandy Court (corner of Soundview Drive), on Sunday 9 am & 7 pm, Mon – Wed 7 am & 7 pm and Thursday 7 am. The Chabad morning daily service will take place at the Glasser residence for this week.

Kiddush Calendar

The Kiddush is sponsored by Ted Charney Kiddush in memory of his mother's yahrzeit.

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.

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

Community Bulletin

Our very own Sara Salzbank is starring in the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School Play “Wait Until Dark”

Saturday, Feb 24 at 8:30 pm
Sunday, Feb 25 at 7:00 pm
North Middle School Auditorium
77 Polo Road, Great Neck, NY

$20 advance; $25 at door
For more info call 718 263 2777 or 516 487 2424. Sponsor tickets available!
Apartment Needed
A woman from Florida is interested in getting away from the Florida heat during the summer months. She's seeking a 1 bedroom apartment for the months of June through October (flexible), preferably furnished. $1000-1200 monthly rent; very quiet and clean woman. Contact Dorothy Abramowitz at (561) 737-5794.


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Daily Thought
Demand Your Rights

We have the right to make demands. We have the right and the obligation to demand a redemption without travail, a birth without pain. We have filled our measure of such a hundred times over.


From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe; words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman. To order Tzvi's book, "Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.

The Parshah In a Nutshell
Parshat Terumah

The people of Israel are called upon to contribute fifteen materials — gold, silver and copper; blue, purple and red-dyed wool; flax, goat hair, animal skins, wood, olive oil, spices and gems — out of which, G‑d says to Moses, "They shall make for Me a Sanctuary, and I shall dwell amidst them."

On the summit of Mount Sinai, Moses is given detailed instructions on how to construct this dwelling for G‑d so that it could be readily dismantled, transported and reassembled as the people journeyed in the desert.

In the Sanctuary's inner chamber, behind an artistically woven curtain, was the Ark containing the Tablets of Testimony engraved with the Ten Commandments; on the Ark's cover stood two winged cherubim hammered out of pure gold. In the outer chamber stood the seven-branched Menorah and the Table upon which the "showbread" was arranged.

The Sanctuary's three walls were fitted together from 48 upright wooden boards, each of which was overlaid with gold and held up by a pair of silver foundation sockets. The roof was formed of three layers of coverings: (a) tapestries of multi-colored wool and linen; (b) a covering made of goat-hair; (c) a covering of ram and tachash skins. Across the front of the Sanctuary was an embroidered screen held up by five posts.

Surrounding the Sanctuary and the copper-plated Altar which fronted it was an enclosure of linen hangings, supported by 60 wooden posts with silver hooks and trimmings and reinforced by copper stakes.


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