Our best wishes to students and alumni alike for a happy Thanksgiving weekend and good times with family and friends. Safe travels, relive and make new memories. Back at Shabbos House we’re busy preparing and looking forward to Sara’s Bat-Mitzvah celebration at the end of the Thanksgiving Weekend, Sunday November 20th, 5-7pm. All students and alumni, faculty and friends in the community (who are up here) are welcome to join us!

Looking back at the past few weeks: Ten parents joined for the alternative Parents Weekend, which was a very special time. The JSAM events were fun and invigorating, and the feedback to the Happy-To-Go pkgs was excellent. Mendel spent Shabbat away at the Chabad Kinus convention in Brooklyn. We hope to post updates and photos of all the above after Thanksgiving Weekend and Sara’s Bas-Mitzvah.

When students return, it will already be nearing the end of the semester! Chanukah falls during and after Finals Week (look for some small celebrations TBA) and we also will be saying farewell to a number of dear friends, regulars and leaders at Shabbos House and in the UAlbany Jewish community who are graduating this December. We hope to do something special that Shabbat and also have an earlier farewell brunch on Sunday morning for parents and family up here for Graduation.

Rabbi Mendel and Raizy Rubin
Shabbos House Directors