Making Good Use of Space

Dear  Friend

How many college students can fit into a tiny car or phone booth? How many absolute essentials can a woman place in her evening bag? How many items can a man stuff into his suit pocket and still have the jacket lay properly? How many grapes can a youngster pack into his mouth before they come tumbling out?

Sand patted down by a child in a pail, and patted down yet again to make room for more; a suitcase so full that you have to sit on it to close it; just one more bite, we promise ourselves as we dig once again into the double chocolate fudge brownies, though we're already stuffed to the gills. 

People seem to be obsessed with cramming as many things as possible into a minimal amount of space. From closet organizers to mobile devices, we want to make full use of space, both tangible and cyber. 

There are times in the Jewish calendar when we are given a specific amount of "spiritual space" and encouraged to fill it up.

The month of Elul is just such a time. Elul is the round-up time for the previous year. It is the "inventory" season, "year-end accounting" time and the moment when each person writes and reads to himself his own "State of the Union" address.

In addition to Elul being a once-over concerning the past, it is a chance to focus on the future, an opportunity to plan ahead armed with the wisdom gained from experience. Elul gives us the chance to concentrate on how we will do things differently in the upcoming year.

But there is a third aspect to Elul, as well. While we're remembering the past and considering the future, we are still living in the present. And in this present, Jewish teachings invite us to use the entire month of Elul to fill up our spiritual space with as many mitzvot (commandments) as we can. We are encouraged to add more mitzvot to our repertoire of mitzvot and to enhance the manner in which we already perform various mitzvot.

In Elul, we are urged specifically to give extra charity; to spend more time connecting with G-d through prayer; to have our mezuzot and tefilin checked by an expert scribe (and to put mezuzot on those doorways which might yet need them); to observe the laws of kashrut more carefully; to bless our friends, neighbors and relatives with a good, sweet year.  CLICK HERE for details and insight on each of these mitzvot and others. 

Using the spiritual space we're given during Elul to its fullest capacity can only be to our benefit for the coming year.

Wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy, Sweet New Year - and Shabbat Shalom!




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Sept. 4, 2015

6:30 pm



While being called to the bima is a great honor on any occasion, High Holiday honors are particularly memorable. We are asking our Shul members to let us know how you might like to be part of the service. We are also suggesting donations for these honors in the hope that you understand the importance of these added contributions, given our very affordable dues and no building fund. These are the suggested amounts. 

Over the course of our Jewish history, the tradition developed to give Tzedaka in multiples of 18, which is the numerical value of the word “Chai”. The reason is because “Chai” means “Life”, and the blessing for the giving of Tzedaka is “Life”, whether in the sense of “Nachas” from our children, health, and prosperity. In this spirit, we’re recommending that contributions for High Holiday honors be made in multiples of 18.

The options over the course of the High Holiday season are:

1) An Aliya to the Torah, $540 – thirty times Chai

2) Raising the Torah (Hagba) or tying the Torah (Gelila), $360 - twenty times Chai 

3) Reading one of 10 English passages from the Machzor, $270 - fifteen times Chai

4) Opening the ark, $180 - ten times Chai.

Please contact Stanley Stein at or click here to reserve your Aliyah.


Aliya Committee

Allan Wool
Stan Stein
Eric Rubin
Mitch Shifrin 




Yom Kippur, the first of four annual Yizkor services, will soon be upon us. The Yizkor prayers are said in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and on the last day of each of the Festivals of Passover, Shavu'ot and Sukkot. In these prayers we ask G-d to 'remember' the souls of family and friends who have passed away. Yizkor, to remember, also provides us with a special opportunity to connect with our loved ones.

We can ensure that your loved ones are indeed remembered at these 4 times.

Memory is especially powerful when the past can be an inspiration. When we remember them in our physical life, their life is not just a passive memory, but becomes active and their light eternal. For those who have passed on, they merit the continuous impact in both the physical world and the spiritual world-to-come.

For this reason part of the Yizkor service includes a pledge to tzedakah, charity, a mitzvah done on behalf of the deceased's soul. Another mitzvah is Torah study, which our tradition teaches brings spiritual benefits to the souls in whose merit the Torah is studied.

With this in mind, we will be creating a Yizkor booklet including the names of our loved ones. Each name will be included for $36 and will be used to support Torah classes. You create a double mitzvah – tzedakah and Torah study – on behalf of your loved ones.

We will mention every name in the Yizkor booklet as a part of the Keil Malei prayer at each of the four Yizkor services throughout the year. To participate, please click here.

DEADLINE for inclusion in the Yizkor Booklet is Tuesday, Sept. 8.
CLICK HERE for the donation form.  Please list all names you would like included.



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October 22, 6:30 pm

Learn to make and braid your own challah

At the Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center,  6220 East Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany OH 43054




You may also order by emailing Rozanne Stern and paying when you pick up your order. 

Leave your phone or email with the office to be notified when the "Soup's On!"

At the Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center
6220 East Dublin-Granville Rd.
New Albany OH 43054


5k & kids dash


Sunday, October 25

New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Rd., New Albany OH 43054 
(5k will take place in a marked route near the high school)

The "When I Grow Up 5K & Kids Dash" is a fun, family-friendly event that is so much more than a fundraiser. It's an opportunity to be active as a family, both physically and in the community.
This 5K road race & Kids Dash will serve as the primary fundraiser for one-on-one mentoring, financial literacy and traffic & safety programming at Lifetown.

Runners and Kid Dashers are encouraged to wear costumes to show what they want to be when they grow up.

LifeTown is a unique interactive world where children with special needs have fun while they practice important life skills through role play. At LifeTown children with disabilities find a place that has been specifically designed to meet their needs.

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Kids dash 8:00 am 
A fun introduction to running for the little ones, approximately 50 meters on the track.  

Race fee $10 (multi-person discount available) 
5k walk or run 8:45am
An out-and-back trek around the New Albany High School campus. Race fee $25.00 (multi-person discount available) 

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Please contact Race Director Nicole Phillips with questions & for more information at
614-315-2037 or email

Registration ends October 24, 2015 @ 6:00pm EDT


High Holiday Services at the
Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center are
lively, engaging and inclusive.

• Traditional services blended with contemporary messages

• Insight into many holiday prayers

• Warm and welcoming environment

• Meaningful and enjoyable youth programming




Subject: "How meaningful and uplifting can a day of judgement be?"

Join us for a two-week course, as we understand the inner meaning of High Holidays.

September 10 & 17 at 7:30 pm




Sunday, Sept. 13

Light Candles at: 7:26 pm
Evening Services: 7:30 pm

Monday, Sept. 14
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Children's Services:
10:30 am - 1:00 pm*
Shofar Sounding: 11:00 am
Tashlich Services: 6:30 pm
Evening Services: 8:15 pm
Light Candles after: 8:23 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 15
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Children's Services:
10:30 am - 1:00 pm*
Shofar Sounding: 11:00 am


Tuesday, Sept. 22
Light Candles and Fast begins before: 7:11 pm
Kol Nidrei Services: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 23
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Yizkor Service: 11:30 am
Children's Services:
10:30 am - 1:00 pm*
Mincha & Neilah Services: 6:45 pm
Conclusion of Fast: 8:07 pm

*Detailed schedule for children here:





A new series of classes just for teens starts Sunday, October 18 @ 11:00 am.



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LifeTown provides life skills training for children with disabilities. We rely on volunteers to make our unique program work.
Contact our volunteer coordinator Nancy Eisenmen to sign up.

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Weekly Torah study
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 Chadbad Center. Open to all and free of charge. 
Kiddush Sponsorship
Opportunities Available
Looking for a meaningful way to recognize a special day? Consider sponsoring a Kiddush. For more information, please contact the Chabad office at 614-939-0765.

Candle Lighting Times for
New Albany, OH [Based on Zip Code 43054]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Sep 4
7:40 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Sep 5
8:38 pm
Torah Portion: Ki Tavo

Schedule of Services

The Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center offers a full schedule of Shabbat services.

Come and be inspired for the rest of the week! For more information, please call us at 614-939-0765.

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Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Morning Services: 9:30 a.m

CKids - ages 5-12: 10:45 a.m.

Torah and Tea*: 10:00 a.m.
*this class is now Dedicated in Memory of Rashi Minkowitz, ob"m, a community leader, mother and Shlucha

Tot Shabbot for 4 and under: 11:00 a.m.

KIDDUSH – 12:00 pm

22 Elul Av, 5775

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

Shachrit: 9:45 am

Parenting Class: 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events
High Holidays classes
Sep. 10, 2015 - 7:30 pm

More Info »

Parshat Ki Tavo

Moses instructs the people of Israel: When you enter the land that G‑d is giving to you as your eternal heritage, and you settle it and cultivate it, bring the first-ripened fruits(bikkurim) of your orchard to the Holy Temple, and declare your gratitude for all that G‑d has done for you.

Our Parshah also includes the laws of the tithes given to the Levites and to the poor, and detailed instructions on how to proclaim the blessings and the curses on Mount Gerizim and Mount Eival—as discussed in the beginning of the Parshah of Re’eh. Moses reminds the people that they are G‑d’s chosen people, and that they, in turn, have chosen G‑d

The latter part of Ki Tavo consists of the Tochachah (“Rebuke”). After listing the blessings with which G‑d will reward the people when they follow the laws of the Torah, Moses gives a long, harsh account of the bad things—illness, famine, poverty and exile—that shall befall them if they abandon G‑d’s commandments.

Moses concludes by telling the people that only today, forty years after their birth as a people, have they attained “a heart to know, eyes to see and ears to hear.”

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