Welcome to another Semester, ready or not here it comes! Hope you settle back in OK, our best wishes for a successful, productive, enjoyable and memorable Spring 2015 at UAlbany.

No TorahTues the first week, we begin next week, see here for the Torah Tuesday semester schedule. This first weekend back will be Bukharian Shabbat at Shabbos House with authentic dishes, special theme, a song, etc. Stay tuned for a Girls Night -IN! making finger knit scarves (it sure is cold enough for it), Soup-with-Love, a Sharsheret Pink Table and much more!

The “What’s Cooking?” newsletter isn’t out just yet, but this big news is in: BURN THE MORTGAGE IN 2015!  Thanks to the Massry Family and other matching donors they want to make one final push to pay off the remaining Shabbos House building debt in 2015. We need to raise $150K to meet this goal and close the debt.. As it was with the original building campaign, its a grassroots effort, many people and families. parents and alumni, faculty and friends who come together, one contribution at a time to make this happen!

Here’s what we’ve been doing as we transitioned from 2014 to 2015 with almost everyone away on break. The Spring 2015 Torah Tuesday Schedule of Classes is now online, come for a few classes or for all of them!

CBS6 Albany came to our “In and Out” Finals Week Chanukah Party this year. It was an exciting surprise! See the clip via this link: CBS6 Chanukah 2014 at Shabbos House.

Looking back at 2014… here’s a list of 8 things that were NEW at Shabbos House in 2014.

Thanks to the donors of 2014, the parents, alumni, faculty and friends who made Shabbos House possible. To contribute before the end of 2014 go to www.shabboshouse.org/donate 

Thanks to all who celebrated Sara’s Bas-Mitzvah with us at the end of Thanksgiving Weekend, whether in person, or long-distance. We posted a link to the Facebook album of pictures, and also to the booklet of her project canvases on the life and teachings of the Mitteler Rebbe. Get both links on this page, more updates soon there about Sara’s Bas-Mitzvah.

Best wishes for a meaningful, rejuvenating, relaxing and enjoyable – and maybe even productive Winter Break!

Rabbi Mendel and Raizy Rubin
Shabbos House Directors