That’s it! Summer 2015 is officially over (at least campus-wise) and the new semester is about to begin. Some freshmen have already moved in, most move in this weekend. The two flyers above have already been posted all over campus (sorry, didn’t hit Alumni Quad or Empire yet) and we’re excited to begin a new semester and meet the new freshmen class.

For Opening Weekend we Shabbat Dinner and Lunch, Minyans and Sunday Minyan Brunch, too. The first Monday Night we’re trying something new, the L’Chaim Board planned “Fire Up the New Semester” with a firepit behind Shabbos House. Both events are open to all, freshmen and returning students alike.

Alumni: please check out and RSVP if you are able to one of our Summer Reunions, we’re doing two this year, the Manhattan one was a great chance to catch up with alumni friends, meet their friends and spouses. We’re now looking forward to the Long Island one, please RSVP online if you plan to attend. Thanks!

L’Chaim Student Board has a lot planned for the Fall 2015 semester. Good stuff is in store. Stay tuned for details, but we already posted the alternating Shabbat Schedule with Hillel on our EVENTS CALENDAR, more events and details to be posted there soon…

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. (Newsletter to be posted soon, and will be mailed this coming week).

for larger contributions – this is a huge undertaking and an amazing opportunity to make a mega difference: Our Burn the Mortgage in 2015 thermometer has been inching upward, one contribution at a time! Thanks for investing with us. The thermometer reflects actual in-the-bank contributions since this campaign was announced in December 2014, there are additional pledges that are being paid over time.

Have a great Summer!

Rabbi Mendel and Raizy Rubin
Shabbos House Directors