Check out this semester’s topics! 

Mois was a founding engineer of MobilEye (self-driving automation) later bought out by Intel. He will speak on “The Trolley Dilemma Just Went Digital” about the ethical and moral quandaries of the self-driving industry and design. It will be in the new Campus Center West Wing, 1pm in the afternoon, co-sponsored by the UAlbany School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Great Danes for Israel, CAMERA and III of Shabbos House. More on this coming soon…

Sunday, August 26th, evening… the night before classes begin! 

Our inherited old red Birnbaum Machzorim are falling apart and its English translation is hardly recognizable to today’s generation. They were already old when they arrived at UAlbany several decades ago. Plus, it would be helpful especially during the High Holidays to have instructional notes and prayer headers. It’s time to upgrade! Find out more about this new campaign underway (spearheaded by a current student) via this link. And for a limited time you can get a raffle ticket and dedicate a Machzor, too! 

We’ve already had a few this summer season, and looking forward to a bunch more of these quiet summer Shabbat weekends. If any of you would like to come up for a getaway Shabbat, please be in touch with us. We have in-house accommodations available on a first-come basis, or there are nearby hotels. Please let us know if you’d like to come, or even come up with a group of alumni friends. Upcoming Cozy-Shabbat weekends planned are: this weekend June 22, June 29, July 6, July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 17.

We will be in Morristown NJ for the Shabbat of July 13-14 at the home of Raizy’s sister Nechama Dina and Rabbi Sholom Ber Hendel. They offered to host a reunion brunch at their home 11am-1pm on Sunday, July 15th. As it looks now we’ll have some nice families from our earliest years at UAlbany, alumni from the early part of our 20 years (thus far!). Please let us know if you’d be interested. We’d love to see you if you can!

This is a first for us! Save the date for Sunday July 29, on the 4th floor of the “Shluchim Office” on Eastern Parkway just steps away from the Kingston Ave stop on the #3 train. The reunion is planned from 1-3pm, with options for a pre-reunion walking-tour of some Crown Heights landmarks (Rebbe’s synagogue, library, possibly his private study) and also option for those who’d like to go after the reunion to one of the celebrated Kosher restaurants in the area including Izzy’s Smokehouse, Basil, the Bakehouse or Phe-Nom and more. We’ll soon send around a google sign-up form to gauge interest for the reunion and for the prior walking tour. Stay tuned!

Indeed, wishes for Shabbat Shalom!
Love, Mendel and Raizy