Please be patient as we explore
options to revamp the entire website this summer. Thanks!
invite & schedule for Moshe's
Bar-Mitzvah Weekend and the Torah Dedication- March 8-10th 2013
Looking forward to
- 8/28: Look for L'chaim/Shabbos
House's Table at Library-Palooza 12-3pm, and SA Block Party 3:30-7pm. Find out
info, catch up and also get our new giveaways...
- Two Sheva-Brachot
celebrations: Wed 8/31 (Mendel's sister) with community, Tues 9/20 at
Torah-Tues (5:45pm session) for a soon-to-be-married alumna.
- We are having Rosh
Hashanah, even though most students are headed home. If you are here, please
join us. We will be here for Yom-Kippur with a Friday pre-fast by Hillel,
services in the Campus Center etc. See our
High Holiday 2011 page
for details, or see the Google Calendar on the
- Sukkot and Simchat Torah
are very special holiday times at Shabbos House. Check out the schedule, come
and celebrate with us.
- TIC-TAC-TOE a special
series for this semester: "What makes you TIC with Marc Elliot" (see more
about Marc at
www.marcelliot.com) on Monday 11/14; a Torah-Tues on 11/15 "TACkling a
tough Talmud story about Rabbi Eliezer and the Ugly Man"; and a special
activity-day 'Get your TOEs wet.." volunteering with special needs kids at
Shabbos House on Sunday 11/20. This co-sponsored by UAlbany's Disability
Resource Center, UJA NY's JSAM grant, Shabbos House, L'chaim (SA funded),
UAlbany Hillel and the Friendship Circle.
- new series of classes,
see Fall 2011 Torah-Tuesday schedule,
including classes on Harry Potter, Biz Law, and two guest presenters.
Newsletters now online
You can view our 8-page "What's Cooking?"
newsletter updates online. We mail them twice a year to homes of students,
alumni and friends of Shabbos House. Please send us your earthly address if we
don't have it, and please update us when you move. Thanks!
Click here for an
index of our recent and past newsletters in PDF format: What's Cooking Newsletter PDF Index.
New topics and schedule for
Fall 2011 see our
Torah-Tuesdays Page. Also look
for a new student-led Torah sharing program at Shabbat lunch once monthly -
we're looking for students to spearhead this new program.
Study & Trip
our Study and Trip
opportunities page, for enriching Jewish study immersion programs
and experiences. affiliated with Shabbos House and national
Chabad on Campus. Obviously we have many opportunities for formal and
informal Jewish learning right here on campus, check out our
Torah-Tuesday study schedules
or contact Mendel and Raizy for one-on-one learning, group study, or simply
if you have a question, issue or problem you'd like to discuss. Also check
UAlbany Dept of Judaic Studies for secularly accredited programs in
Hebrew, history, literature and other courses through the University.
Fuller Road Jewish
As Nanotech expands on
Fuller Road, and better access is built with new sidewalks and the Fuller
Road make-over, Shabbos House looks forward to serving as a
"Fuller Road Jewish Center"
for those at Executive Park at Stuyvesant Plaza and at the growing
Albany NanoTech complex just up Fuller Road, as part of the regional Nano-Chabad
You can view our newsletter updates online.
If you'd like to get these things at home, send us your earthly address,
please update us when you move. Thanks!
Click here for (PDF
format) in the
What's Cooking Newsletter PDF Index
"A Taste of Shabbos House"
Cookbook costs $20 each, plus $2.50 (s/h). But after many copies
sold - it is now out of print. It is now back in print!!
90 pages coil-bound,
with over 130 recipes (tried and tested!) used at Shabbos House, peppered
with Torah and student quotes on the food experience at Shabbos House.
This fundraiser was
made possible by the diligent efforts of Adam Kofinas (SH intern Spring
'04, incoming Hillel Student President Fall '04). Thanks so much!
Contact Shabbos House
for your copy!
518-438-4227 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The SUKKALEH Song
the nightly Sukkah anthem at
Shabbos House, which lasts long after the holiday
is translated from an old Yiddish song.
My Sukkahleh is
not fancy at all,
but is specially dear to me.
Schach I threw on a bit,
hoping to cover it,
there I'd sit and think. (2X)
The wind was a
the cracked walls were old ones,
the candles were flickering low.
At times as if dying,
but suddenly rising,
as if they did not want to go. (2X)
My sweet little
sensing the danger,
got scared and started to cry.
Father, she cried,
don't stay there outside,
the Sukkah is going to fall! (2X)
Fear not my
it's been quite a while,
the Sukkahleh still stands strong.
The wind has been worse, my dear,
but it's almost 2000 years,
yet the Sukkahleh still stands strong! (2X)