It’s been a great run, what a semester! There isn’t much left now, see this page for our last few events at the end of this semester.

Chanukah falls so late this year, two days before the end of Finals Week. Most students will be gone or one foot out the door, so we’re doing “In and Out” Chanukah on Tuesday, Dec 16th, the first night. Come anytime between 5-9pm to light Menorah/Chanukiah, make and/or eat some delicous hot fresh homemade Latkes, nosh some doughnuts, shmooze a bit, maybe play a game of Dreidel. People will be coming and going, so come when you can.

Our kids school has an annual Raffle-Auction, this year on the last night of Chanukah. A lot of the tickets are just $5, and there are prizes from A-Z. If interested, you can get tickets online at

There’s some big news under the hood at Shabbos House, about a possible big opportunity to help us pay down a big chunk of what’s left of the mortgage on the new Shabbos House. This can be a big deal for us, it will make operating Shabbos House a whole lot easier. Nothing firm to announce yet, but will keep you posted.

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, mroe udpates soon there about Sara’s Bas-Mitzvah.

Best wishes with the rest of finals, and for a meaningful, rejuvenating, relaxing and enjoyable – and maybe productive Winter Break!

Rabbi Mendel and Raizy Rubin
Shabbos House Directors