It’s been a great start to the Fall 2015 semester. We met many freshmen already – between our Freshmen Shabbat, the Welcome Firepit, the first Hillel Dinner, and our Labor Day Weekend Shabbat here at Shabbos House, plus the SA Block Party – it’s been a great beginning. First regular Shabbat back was a full-house and Mega-Havdalah was quite memorable!

Yes! We do have High Holiday services at UAlbany. Many do go home but we have services and holiday meals here for those who don’t. Rosh Hashanah services and meals will be at Shabbos House, Yom-Kippur services are on-campus with pre-fast meal at Shabbos House. Click here for full Yom-Kippur Services, Prefast and Breakfast Schedule

Sukkot and Simchat Torah are a very very special time at Shabbos House. Be sure to take part!

You can download a handy half-page PDF with all the holiday meals, times and events, from Rosh Hashanah through Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Print it out and keep it handy! See also our Events Calendar online in google calendar format.

Our first Torah-Tuesday this semester was quite popular and quickly shared online. See the 20 Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov in infographic format. See the Torah-Tuesday semester schedule here! Almost all the classes for this semester are all-new.

This year will be a Hakhel Year, which happens every seven years on the Jewish calendar. Find out more about Hakhel and what it means to us here at Shabbos House, in this front-page cover letter of our most recent “What’s Cooking” update newsletter. 

Wishing all of our friends – students and their parents, alumni and their families, and all Shabbos House friends and supporters – a Ksiva vaChasima Tova, a Happy Healthy and Sweet New Year overflowing with much blessing!

Rabbi Mendel and Raizy Rubin
Shabbos House Directors