Shabbat youth groups melaveh malkah. January 3, 7:30 p.m.A special night for all the exceptional daveners. For boys and girls in grades 1–6. Good food, fun games, amazing prizes. Fee: $5 per child. RSVP Rabbi Meir, ext. 19.
Friendship Circle, grandparents day. January 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.Drop-off program for children with special needs. Grandparents/special-person day is a chance to bond and do fun activities with your grandparents! (refreshments, crafts, and music and movement). Fee: $10 per child. Call Batsheva at ext. 13 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smile on Seniors.January 6, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Smile on Seniors is a unique program created to enhance the lives of local seniors. Program includes exercise, crafts, music, discussions, and a light brunch is served. This session is Book Club with Dr. Annette Labovitz, discussing The Prime Ministers. There is no charge for the program. All religious levels welcome.
Monthly women’s evening class with Mrs. Chaya Franklin. January 6, 8:30 p.m. This year, together with Mrs. Franklin, we will explore Torah as it relates to us on a psychological, emotional, and spiritual level. Suggested donation of $10 per person.
Loaves of Love with Chanie Wolowik. January 8, 10:00 a.m. Women and girls are invited to learn the art of baking challah and to experience the beauty of this important mitzvah. At the Wolowik home, 748 Central Avenue in Woodmere. Reservations required by Tuesday, January 6, 5:00 p.m.
Friendship Circle–Moms’ Night Out.January 8, 8:30 p.m. Respite program for mothers of children with special needs. Come relax, socialize, and network with other moms. HafrashatChallah Event. Make challah and daven for another person’s child (All ingredients and supplies will be provided). At the home of Mrs. Sharrone Glick, 20 Burton Avenue in Woodmere. Fee: $5 suggested donation. Contact Batsheva at ext. 13 or Batsheva@chabad5towns.com.
Friendship Circle Sunday Circle trip. January 11, 1:00–3:00 p.m.Drop-off program for children with special needs. Trip to Great Play in Woodmere, a new interactive sports and fitness center. Drop-off and pickup at Great Play, 1012 Railroad Avenue in Woodmere (located next to Key Food supermarket; this is not the Sports Club). Space is limited; sibs will be waitlisted. Fee: $15 per person. Call Batsheva at ext. 13 or e-mail email@example.com.
Friendship Circle, T-Yad. January 10, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Social program for teens and young adults with special needs (14 and up). Come enjoy a short film and create care packages for Soldiers in Israel. Light refreshments will be served. Fee: $10 a person. Meet at the Levi Yitzchak Library, 564 Central Avenue in Cedarhurst. Contact Batsheva at ext. 13 or Batsheva@chabad5towns.com.
Smile on Seniors.January 13. 11:00–12:00 p.m. Bingo with Michele and Lisa. There is no charge for the program. All religious levels welcome.
Junior farbrengen: 24th of Tevet.January 15, 6:00 p.m. Farbrengen for boys and girls in grades 3–8.
Farbrengen for men: 24th of Tevet.January 15, 8:15 p.m. In honor of the yahrzeit of the BaalHaTanya, first Chabad Rebbe, ob’m.
Chabad’s solidarity mission to Israel. January 13–23. Join us for an unforgettable family trip to Israel. An action-packed trip to our Holy Land you and your loved ones will remember forever. View itinerary at www.chabadt5owns.com/Israel. Day trips are available.
Reb Leibel Zisman’s Tehillim minyan.January 17, 7:45 a.m. Gather on ShabbatMevorchim, before morning services, to recite the Book of Psalms as a merit for Reb Leibel Zisman, a’h.
Birthday Shabbat for children who celebrate their birthday in Shevat. January 17. After morning services. Meet at Chabad to celebrate your special day with friends and family. Cake included.
Friendship Circle, Miami Marathon.January 25. Team Friendship takes on the Miami Marathon to raise money for the Friendship circle in the Five Towns. Show your support, go to miami.teamfriendship.org/Team/View/4372/FC-of-5-Towns
Smile on Seniors.January 27, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Group games with Michele and Lisa. There is no charge for the program. All religious levels welcome.
JLI–Jewish Learning Institute begins: The Art of Parenting with Rabbi Wolowik.January 28, 8:15–9:30 p.m. Scale the challenges that face us as parents and explore insights from Jewish wisdom to instill values, foster independence, and ensure the long-term success and emotional wellbeing of our children. Register at www.myjli.com or call the office at 516-295-2478. Fee: $99 per person; includes textbook. Pre-registration is required.
Farbrengen for men: Yud Shevat.January 29, 8:15 p.m. In honor of the yahrzeit of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe and the day the Lubavitcher Rebbe, ob’m, assumed leadership in 1951.
Family Shabbat dinner at Chabad.January 30, 6:00 p.m. A full catered Shabbat dinner in honor of the 10th of Shevat, the yahrzeit of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe and the day the Lubavitcher Rebbe, ob’m, assumed leadership in 1951. Rabbi Yisroel Deren, Chabad regional director of Connecticut, will inspire with personal stories to commemorate this auspicious day. There will also be a special program for children. Reservations are necessary by Tuesday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. Fee: $30 per adult; $20 per child.
Chabad of the Five Towns is located at 74 Maple Avenue in Cedarhurst. For more information, call 516-295-2478 or visit www.chabad5towns.com.