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Yom Kippur Recap

20210516_194315.jpgThank you to the hundreds of people who came through our tent at ChabadSudbury this Yom Kippur.

It was a truly inspiring day on so many levels and beautiful to see young and old and everyone in between celebrate this meaningful day. A special shout out and welcome to the many new faces who joined us this Yom Kippur!
 
A special thank you to Shmuel Freeman for helping lead the services in such a beautiful manner.
 
From the moving melodies, reflections, and communal singing to the Children's Program, Yizkor Memorial Prayers and then the joyous song and Shofar blast at the end of Yom Kippur, it was a very powerful day. We are confident that all of this will help usher in a year of health, peace, friendship and a better… Read More »

Life is like a Bike Ride

 

One of the things I love doing in Sudbury in the summer is biking, as the roads are quiet, and the scenery is beautiful and peaceful.

This morning I took a nice bike ride with my young daughter who is almost five and she did her longest bike ride to date. Afterwards we parked her bike, and she took a ride in a wagon that was attached to my bike and we did a few more miles together.

I was excited to be back on the road, as my bike had had a flat tire which deflated every time I put air in it and it needed to be fixed. This week I finally went to the Bike Store in Sudbury where they helped me repair the bike by changing the the inner tube and tuning up a few more things and making it safe to drive. While it drives well for now… Read More »

Expanding Outwards

 

We are pleased to inform you that the Chabad Center of Sudbury will be initiating a new expansion in the form of a new large deck. This will provide a whole new dimension and atmosphere to community events.

The new space will consist of a large and beautiful deck that will be attached to the main indoor communal area / synagogue. The eight hundred square foot deck will provide an additional area for people to congregate, socialize, learn, celebrate and be a part of what happens indoors while still being outdoors.

Please consider partnering with us in creating the new communal space that will bridge the beautiful indoor experience with the stunning outdoor setting. 

We are grateful to the… Read More »

Driving Safely

This week we reached a new milestone as our daughter received her Driving Permit, and for the first time we have one of our own children sitting behind a steering wheel. 

At first, I myself was pretty nervous at the thought of this, but quickly realized that this means that our children are growing up and enabling them to drive and sit behind the wheel of a car, is a part of that process. I told myself that our daughter is very responsible and she will be a cautious and safe driver.

Our first drive was in the parking lot of Chabad and that went pretty well and it was exciting for her and relatively uneventful. Our second drive was a little different as I told my daughter we are going to go on a road and she… Read More »

Mazal Tov Dylan Daukantas

 

On behalf of the Chabad Center of Sudbury we wish a big Mazal Tov to Dylan Daukantas who celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at a service at Chabad of Sudbury this Thursday.

We wish a Mazal Tov to his mother Suzanne and father Joe and to his grandmother Sandy and all of his family. May he continue to excel and be a source of pride to his family and community.

Camp has ended but the memories and joy will continue!

 

Camp finished a short while ago, but the final goodbyes included so many tears and hugs from the happy yet emotional campers who have formed such deep and joyful relationships with their counselors and new friends.

These tears, hugs and smiles had a deeper meaning and made us realize how all the efforts and energy put into this camp are worth every bit. The kids had a truly amazing camp experience and have created happy and joyous memories that will stay with them forever.

Thank you to our amazing team of counselors and teen helpers who worked so hard and gave their very best to the campers. Thank you to everyone else who helped out in so many ways to make this camp a great success.

From our supporters who help us make this camp… Read More »

What is your Vision?

 

This week I was in a meeting with someone and he was telling me, that he wants to do his part to make our community a better place so that their child who is currently in Kindergarten will have a better world to deal with by the time they come out of High School. 

He was sharing a personal vision for the future and with it, was also a commitment on the part of this person to make an effort to make that happen.

What is your vision?

What is your personal vision for where you want to be in ten or twenty years and what you will have accomplished in the world around you?

What is the vision that you have for your family and children and what you want them to be able to experience or accomplish or do for others?

And of… Read More »

Camp Gan Israel Second Week

 

Camp Gan Israel of Sudbury has had another great week of fun at camp. Some of the great activities that the campers have been doing include, swimming, hiking, boating, sports, Challah baking, arts and crafts and so much more.

You can see lots more pictures of the week over here and over here.

We thank our amazing counselors and teen staff who are giving the campers the time of their lives and making it be the fun camp that it is.

The fun will continue next week and we are thrilled to once again be able to provide a summer full of fun and joy to the campers and their families.

Camp Gan Israel 1st week of Camp + Photos

 

The Camp Gan Israel of Sudbury has gotten off to a great start this week and dozens of campers have enjoyed a week full of action packed fun. The fun has included swimming and sports, arts and crafts and fun with food, games and fun, an awesome and fun trip to Jay Gee's and so much more.

You can see lots of photos of the camp experience in the following links.

CGI Day #1
CGI Day #2
CGI Day #3
CGI Day #4

We thank our amazing counselors and teen staff who are giving the campers the time of their lives and making it be the fun camp that it is.

The fun will continue next week and we are thrilled to once again be able to provide a summer full of fun and joy to the campers and their… Read More »

Fear, Hide & Run or Proud, Joyful & Determined?

 

How I would just love to simply write a message with a teaching from the weekly Torah portion and not have to address yet another tragic event. But alas, a close colleague and friend, Rabbi Shlomo Noginski, was viciously stabbed yesterday in Boston, Massachusetts in front of the Shaloh House Chabad Center he works at and my world was shaken as was the entire Boston area community.

Thank G-d, my friend is making a good recovery and will be okay, and is truly a lucky person whose life was saved. In his words "the attacker was desperately trying to kill him as he repeatedly tried to stab him in his upper body" but thank G-d, he is okay to tell the tale and the perpetrator is now in Police custody.

Coming on the… Read More »

The Journey of a "Torah Yad"

 THE JOURNEY OF A "YAD" FROM THE 1890'S THAT HAS A NEW HOME IN SUDBURY

Yad 2.jpgA few days ago our neighbor Susan Bistany told us that in her recent dealings with antiques she came across a unique item and wasn't sure what it was. Eventually after some research she realized that it was an antique "Yad" Torah pointer and what it was used for. Then and there she decided that she didn't want to sell this item and instead she would like to give to us to use at ChabadSudbury.
Today she came over and gifted it to us and explained to us what the numbers and symbols on the side mean. Susan explained to us that it is 840 Silver from Russia from the 1890's and that the gems in it were probably real too.
YAD 1.jpgFrom somewhere in… Read More »

Tragedy in Surfside

 

The building collapse in Surfside, Florida and it’s terrible human toll have left us all reeling in shock as 159 people remain unaccounted for and several are already confirmed to have been killed. The crews are working around the clock to see if they can find signs of life beneath the rubble and the Police and Firefighters are staying beyond their shifts and not wanting to go home, in the hope that they can somehow save more lives.

Surfside is home to a massive Jewish community and many of the missing people attend the Chabad “Shul” of Bal Harbor and other Jewish institutions.  I have been in touch with my friends many of whom are a part of the Latino Jewish community whom I know from when I lived in South… Read More »

The Power of Community

 

It has been a busy run at Chabad of Sudbury, as we have our very busy Bar & Bat Mitzvah season in full swing, lots of exciting events, the beautiful Hebrew School Year End Celebration, prayer services, classes and of course Camp Gan Israel which is right around the corner.

Seeing crowds of people once again milling around on the lawn, children running around and playing, and being able to once again go into nursing homes and bring joy to seniors, is a blessing we are all so grateful for and bodes well for the time ahead.

Earlier this week, an Israeli businessman was in the area and he happened to mention to me on Shabbat, that on Monday evening it will be the Yahzriet of his younger brother who was killed by terrorists while… Read More »

Hebrew School Year End Celebration

 

Congratulations to the 40 students of our Hebrew School who just completed another successful academic year of Jewish learning and growth in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

Despite the challenges that we all had to deal with, our largest ever enrollment of students and amazing families, helped this year be be a truly unique year of growth, accomplishments and learning and special and meaningful memories.

You can see plenty pictures of the Hebrew School Year end celebration which took place this past Sunday over here which was attended by the students and their parents and other family members.

The Chabad Sudbury Hebrew School is a place where students love to learn and live their Jewish values and identity… Read More »

"Stuck" at Costco

 

This morning, I was busy dragging two full shopping carts overflowing with goods through the busy aisles of Costco and trying to move quickly so that I could get back to Sudbury as soon as possible on this busy Friday. There was a long line at the checkout that stretched back to the back of the store, but thankfully it moved at a good pace and soon after that I was finally at the checkout.

The cashier was busy checking me out and we had just about rung up the contents of one shopping cart, when suddenly the fire alarm went off. In seconds, the workers were ushering everyone out of the store, and crowds of shoppers were streaming out the front door. As much as I wanted to simply just checkout I realized that I would have to abandon… Read More »

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