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Join us for Weekly Prayer Services
 Services at Chabad are warm, welcoming, and easy to follow.
Call (614) 939-0765 for details

Weekly Shabbat Morning Services: Saturdays 9:30 a.m.
Torah and Tea*: Saturdays 10:00 a.m.
CKids - ages 5-12: 10:45 a.m.
Tot Shabbot (ages 4 and under): Saturdays 11:00 a.m.
Kiddush Luncheon: Saturdays 12:00 p.m.

*this class is now Dedicated in Memory of Rashi Minkowitz, ob"m, a community leader, mother and Shlucha

Hebrew School: Sundays 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Minyon 9:45 am.



 - High Holiday Message 5775 - 

One of the first Hebrew words we learned as youngsters was "Hineni." Our teacher called our name and we responded, "Hineni." Here I am. And we were proud that we knew how to say, "Here I am" in the language of our people.
Not long after, we learned that proclaiming "Hineni" is one of the most revered statements in the Torah - not only because we read it on Rosh Hashanah, but because it is one of the most profound expressions of faith in our entire heritage. G-d asks our patriarch Abraham, history's first Jew, to sacrifice his son Isaac, and Abraham responds, "Hineni. Here I am."
Then we got older. With more maturity, we began to fully grasp the implications of saying - and acting upon - the statement "Here I am." "Hineni" conveys our very presence as a Jew. It says to G-d that Jewish precepts burn within us, that we yearn to lead a life of righteousness, that we will not just answer His call, but that we will seek our own ways to repair the world and improve the lot of others.
Recently, the tragedy of journalist Steven Sotloff's slaughter at the hands of terrorists horrified us, saddened us and, yes, inspired us. Inspired us because we have learned that although he considered himself a secular Jew, he found a way to say "Hineni" by feigning illness on Yom Kippur so his captors would not realize the reason he was not eating was his desire to honor his tradition by fasting. Inspired us because his family and the Israeli government all cooperated in keeping his Jewishness and dual American and Israeli citizenship under wraps in a vain attempt to extend his life. Inspired us because we also learned that a Jew who didn't overtly practice his Judaism prayed secretly in the direction of Jerusalem. He would see in which direction his Muslim captors were praying and then adjust the angle of his own discreet prayers.

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Special Educational Opportunities at TLSCC

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Kaballah & Beyond

A 4 week course, presented by
Rabbi Areyah Kaltmann

Tuesdays - 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Sept. 9, 16, 30 & Oct. 7 -

The Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center
6220 E. Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054

Space is limited. To sign up, please contact us at
614-939-0765 or

This class is in memory of Andrew Ethan Stern. His life continues to inspire us to do more Mitzvahs.


JLI Teens Discovery Program 2014-2015
Course descriptions



Sundays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 22
March 1, 8

$200 for the year includes 3 textbooks. Brunch will be served


The Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center
6220 East Dubin-Granville Rd. New Albany, OH 43054
For info or to register: 614.563.2261 

torah_51070675.jpgADULTS: Please join us for "A Journey into the Soul of Torah", a weekly Torah study. The class will continue on Thursdays at 7:30 pm at The Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center. Open to all. 


SOULMATES (coming October 2014)
Jewish Secrets to Meaningful Relationships

Romantics of all ages have waxed poetic on the notion of "soulmates," seeking to grasp what makes love and passion so potent, what drives the inexplicable magnetism between two people, and what makes true love last. Yet millennia of Jewish text and tradition are rich with insights on this very topic, from the mystical and spiritual to the no-nonsense and practical. Whether you are currently married, considering someday tying the knot, or simply seek to better understand the spiritual root of love and marriage, Soulmates is a seven-session course drawing on timeless Jewish wisdom that will forever change how you think about the important relationship in your life, in all its beauty and complexity.

Course synopsis by chapters here: 

Thursday, October 23  “Two Halves, One Whole”
Monday, November 24 “Behind Closed Doors”
Wednesday, January 21 “Beloved Friends”
Thursday, February 19 “Respecting Your Other Half”
Thursday, March 19 “Happily Ever After?”
Monday, April 20 “Sacred Space”
Tuesday, May 19 “Becoming a Better Half”

12:00 - 1:00 pm. Light brunch will be served.
Cost: $105 registration for entire year includes textbook; or $20 per individual class.

Chabad of Columbus
6220 East Dublin Granville Road, New Albany, OH 43054-9381

 For more information or to register contact Esther Kaltmann  614-563-2261 or email 



Chabad Hebrew School is an exciting and innovative weekly educational program in Columbus, Ohio. Our school enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trend setter in creative Jewish education for children in Grades Kindergarten through 7. Chabad Hebrew School has exciting new programs, a dynamic staff and interested students. Our student body is made up of children from various backgrounds and affiliations. Synagogue membership is not required.  More info at



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LifeTown -
Lessons for Life

LifeTown was developed by consulting with a group of parents of children with special needs, therapists, educators, and professionals from around the world. LifeTown is a unique interactive world where children with special needs have fun while they practice important life skills through role play. LifeTown is more than a community center or therapeutic facility. It is a house of friendship. Find out more about how you can take part - all ages are welcome to participate. 

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The Friendship Circle is a unique organization with a refreshing approach to helping families of children with special needs. Our innovative programming and and creative activities are designed to foster a relationship between community teenagers and the children by drawing on the love, boundless energy and dynamism of our teens. Middle-schoolers through OSU students are needed and encouraged to come and make a world of difference in the life of a child.



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Shabbat Candle Lighting Times
New Albany, OH 43054:
Wednesday, September 24
Eve of First day Rosh Hashana
Light Candles at: 7:07 pm
Thursday, September 25
Eve of Second day Rosh Hashana
Light Candles after: 8:03 pm
Friday, September 26
Light Candles at: 7:04 pm
Shabbat, September 27
Shabbat Ends: 8:00 pm
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