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Welcome to Clifton Park Chabad Jewish Center! Here at Chabad, you will find a wide array of programming designed to enhance Jewish life in southern Saratoga County. We strive to create an environment where every person is welcome, every individual Mitzvah is cherished, and where Judaism is an accessible reality to all Jews regardless of background, affiliation or age! Through Shabbat Dinners, Holiday events, Jewish Womens circle, Chabad Hebrew school and everything in between, we are cultivating a community together. We look forward to meeting you in person at a Shabbat dinner, Torah class or a casual coffee date.

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Have you ever wished you were someone else?

This week's Torah portion describes how Korach, Moshe’s cousin, started a rebellion. He saw the prestigious role Aharon had been given and wanted it for himself. Korach, being from the tribe of Levi, already was in a position of authority. Yet when he looked at Aaron, he was not happy with who he was and he wanted to be someone else. To punish Korach (and make it clear to everyone that Aharon’s appointment came from G-d, not Moshe) the ground miraculously opened up and Korach was swallowed up alive by the earth.

When we try to live someone else’s life, instead of our own, we are effectively burying ourselves alive. We are telling our true self “you aren’t good enough” and we lose sight of the goodness and potential that we have inherent in ourselves.

G-d makes each and everyone of us unique and purposely so. G-d doesn't need us to live that person’s life, because for that He already has them. The fact that G-d made us as we are, means that He needs us with our uniqueness. The only person who can create for G-d the joy that my life brings, is me.

Be yourself, shine your light and change the world!

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Eighty years ago this week, on the 28th of Sivan 1941, the Rebbe and Rebbetzin arrived in the United States following their harrowing escape from Nazi Europe.

Soon after their arrival, the Rebbe was appointed by his father-in-law, the Previous Rebbe, to oversee the growth and rebuilding of the Chabad movement, in his capacity as chairman of the three central Chabad-Lubavitch organizations. In 1950 he assumed the leadership of Chabad upon the passing of the Previous Rebbe.

This coming Sunday, June 13th, we will mark the Rebbe’s passing, on the 3rd of Tammuz, 1994. As the Rebbe taught us following his predecessor’s passing, the life of a righteous person—a tzaddik—is always more spiritual than physical. The Rebbe continues to lead us through his teachings and guidance, to this very day.

Among the Rebbe’s many directives were the Mitzvah campaigns - which we have highlighted each month- among which are Torah study, Tzedakah, Shabbat candles lit prior to Shabbat and Love your fellow Jew being central to all other Mitzvot.

Let's do an extra Mitzvah in honor of the Rebbe's Yartzeit.

We will be visiting the Rebbe's holy gravesite on Sunday and will have all of you in mind for blessings. If you would like us to put in a specific prayer for you and your loved ones, you can email us your Hebrew name and mother's Hebrew name.
Chodesh Tov & Shabbat Shalom! Light candles at 8:16 pm, Shabbat ends at 9:28 pm
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Have you ever wished you were someone else?

This weeks Torah portion describes how Korach, Moshe’s cousin, started a rebellion. He saw the prestigious role Aharon had been given and wanted it for himself. Korach, being from the tribe of Levi, already was in a position of authority. Yet when he looked at Aaron, he was not happy with who he was and he wanted to be someone else. To punish Korach (and make it clear to everyone that Aharon’s appointment came from G-d, not Moshe) the ground miraculously opened up and Korach was swallowed up alive by the earth.

When we try to live someone else’s life, instead of our own, we are effectively burying ourselves alive. We are telling our true self “you aren’t good enough” and we lose sight of the goodness and potential that we have inherent in ourselves.

G-d makes each and everyone of us unique and purposely so. G-d doesnt need us to live that person’s life, because for that He already has them. The fact that G-d made us as we are, means that He needs us with our uniqueness. The only person who can create for G-d the joy that my life brings, is me.

Be yourself, shine your light and change the world!

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Eighty years ago this week, on the 28th of Sivan 1941, the Rebbe and Rebbetzin arrived in the United States following their harrowing escape from Nazi Europe.

Soon after their arrival, the Rebbe was appointed by his father-in-law, the Previous Rebbe, to oversee the growth and rebuilding of the Chabad movement, in his capacity as chairman of the three central Chabad-Lubavitch organizations. In 1950 he assumed the leadership of Chabad upon the passing of the Previous Rebbe.

This coming Sunday, June 13th, we will mark the Rebbe’s passing, on the 3rd of Tammuz, 1994. As the Rebbe taught us following his predecessor’s passing, the life of a righteous person—a tzaddik—is always more spiritual than physical. The Rebbe continues to lead us through his teachings and guidance, to this very day.

Among the Rebbe’s many directives were the Mitzvah campaigns - which we have highlighted each month- among which are Torah study, Tzedakah, Shabbat candles lit prior to Shabbat and Love your fellow Jew being central to all other Mitzvot.

Lets do an extra Mitzvah in honor of the Rebbes Yartzeit.

We will be visiting the  Rebbes holy gravesite on Sunday and will have all of you in mind for blessings. If you would like us to put in a specific prayer for you and your loved ones, you can email us your Hebrew name and mothers Hebrew name. 
Chodesh Tov & Shabbat Shalom! Light candles at 8:16 pm, Shabbat ends at 9:28 pmImage attachmentImage attachment

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Today is the last day of Sivan- the month of the giving of the Torah. The Torah is our inheritance- Join us throughout the year for engaging classes + enjoy the accessibility of chabad.org for classes and so much more!

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