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How to stop the carnage?

I have received many questions of "what can I do to stop the carnage"?

Unfortunately, the repeated cycle is: Tragedy. Politicize. Polarize. Status quo. Repeat.

The Rebbe taught that there is one way to ensure that a child grows up to be decent and upright: He must be taught to begin each day by acknowledging the fact that there is a Super-being, the Creator, Who wants this world to be governed by morality and holiness. He must know that there is a One Above that is beyond every human being, yet is a personal One Who is aware of everything the child does. - Watch and read these poignant talks and articles, directly from and based on the teachings of the Rebbe, expounding the value and importance of the Moment of Silence.


When Adar enters, we add in joy! Chabad will host abundant joy with Purim parties everywhere you turn!

You don't want to miss the Purim events held at Chabad of Uptown and YJP Houston! RSVP now!

 

 


Shabbos Parshas Terumah

Friday, February 16
Rosh Chodesh Shacharis at 6:45 am
Candle Lighting & Mincha at 5:54 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat dinner

Shabbos, February 17
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 5:55 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:48 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, February 18 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, February 19 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, February 22 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Largest group of women leaders

cteen shabbaton meeting.jpegAmazing pre-game meeting for the awesome CTeen Shabbaton coming up! We will join 2500 CTeeners from 300 cities and 17 countries!

This Sunday, at 4:30 pm, watch the live stream of the banquet for the largest community of women leaders in the world at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchos! www.chabaduptown.org/kinus

This Shabbos is "Shabbat Shekalim". In the times of the Beis Hamikdash, each Jew contributed an annual half-shekel to the Temple. The 1st of Adar marked the beginning of the collection of the shekalim. In commemoration, the Torah reading of the Shabbat that falls before Adar a second Torah is read of the verses (Exodus 30:11-16) that relate Hashem's commandment to Moshe regarding the first giving of the half-shekel. Links: The Shekalim Reading w commentaryPartnerCharity: an Anthology


RSVP now for Purim! Your complete Purim schedule with Chabad of Uptown can be found at www.chabaduptown.org/surf


We extend our sincere condolences to Hava Kamenetsky and the entire Kamenetsky family on the passing of her husand, Harold Kamenetsky, o.b.m.

Shabbos Mevarchim Parshas Mishpatim & Shekalim

Friday, February 9
Candle Lighting & Mincha at 5:48 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, February 10
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am | Torah Reading of 10 Commandments
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:45 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:43 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, February 11 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, February 12 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, February 15, Rosh Chodesh Adar - Shacharis at 6:45 am followed by breakfast sponsored by the Melnik family
Friday, February 16, Rosh Chodesh Adar - Shacharis at 6:45 am followed by breakfast

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Photos Tu Bshvat, Save Purim dates!

 

tu bshvat workshop photo promo.PNGA wonderful evening was had on Tu B'Shvat at the River Oaks Plant House Floral Workshop and Social. Congrats Lisa Singer for winning the bouquet! 

YJP Houston: So much going on! 1. FCYA met at the Museum this past Sunday for a morning of integration, here are some pics. 2. Emoji Shabbat this weekend for First Fridays. 3. Feb. 28 Purim Mystery Dinner has been set! Get tickets before they go up. Visit www.yjphouston.org for tickets and more events

PURIM: Get your tickets now for the March 1, Purim Under the Sea - with Mechanical Surfing! Featuring Multimedia Megillah Reading, Sushi & Dinner, Mechanical Surfboard Challenge, Purim Crafts, Bubbles and Activities! Tickets and complete Purim schedule with 5 schedule Megillah readings at www.chabaduptown.org/surf


How to Handle Unsolicited Advice (Even When You’re Moses)

Did Moses have trouble delegating responsibility? Was he afraid to let others help him? more...


 

Shabbos Parshas Yisro

Friday, February 2
Candle Lighting at 5:42 pm
Services at 6:30 pm |  RSVP for YJP Emoji Shabbat First Fridays

Shabbos, February 3
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am | Torah Reading of 10 Commandments
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored in memory of Sima Alegra bas Adela, a"h
Mincha at 5:40 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:38 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, February 4 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Tuesday, February 6 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, February 8 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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🎼 Song, Friends 🍇Fruits

Looking forward to an amazing week at Chabad of Uptown and YJP Houston! Please join us! See complete schedule below!

We have some amazing Purim events in store for you, stay tuned for more details!

  • This week's Torah reading contains the "song at the sea" sung by the Children of Israel upon their deliverance from the Egyptians, when the Red Sea split to allow them to pass and then drowned their pursuers. Hence this Shabbat is designated as Shabbat Shirah, "Shabbat of song."

    Our sages tell us that the birds in the sky joined our ancestors in their singing; for this reason it is customary to put out food for the birds for this Shabbat (to avoid the possibility of transgressing the laws of Shabbat, the food should be put out before Shabbat). Links: The Chassidic Masters on songMiriam's song
  • Wednesday is Tu B'Shevat which marks the beginning of a "New Year for Trees." This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.

    Legally, the "New Year for Trees" relates to the various tithes that must be separated from produce grown in the Holy Land. We mark the day by eating fruit, particularly from the "Seven Kinds" that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates). On this day we remember that "Man is a tree of the field" (Deuteronomy 20:19) and reflect on the lessons we can derive from our botanical analogue. For more on Tu B'Shevat go here.

    Join the Tu B'Shvat Floral Workshop  & Social at River Oaks Plant House! www.chabaduptown.org/floral

  Tu B'Shvat Floral Workshop

Shabbos Shira, Parshas Beshalach

Friday, January 26
Candle Lighting and Mincha at 5:36 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, January 27
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:35 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:33 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 28
FCYA museum with friends.jpegShacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
FCYA - goes to the Museum at 10:30 am - RSVP required

Monday, January 29
Shacharis at 6:45 am

Tuesday, January 30
Parsha Class at 12 pm
JLI Course on Communication at 7:30 pm 

Wednesday, January 31 - Tu B'Shvat
Community Floral Workshop - RSVP Required - at 7:30 pm
www.chabaduptown.org/floral
(YJP class will be combined with the community floral workshop)

Thursday, February 1
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Chassidus at 12 pm
Chassidus at 8 pm

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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NEW minyans! ❀ Flowers, anyone?

New initiative: A minyan every time we read the Torah! So we have now added to our Shul schedule: Mondays, Thursdays, Fast Days etc. - in addition to Sunday, Shabbos and Rosh Chodesh!

Upcoming January events:

  • THIS WEEK: JLI Communication Art & Soul - by Rabbi Moishe Traxler: 6 week Tuesday course,  Jan 23rd - Feb 27th - More info >
  • YJP Weekly Wednesday dinner, class & social this week is dedicated to mark the first Yartzeit of Ruvin Baskin, a"h 
  • FCYA goes to the HMNS, Sunday Jan. 28, 10:30 am - www.yjphouston.org
    Join volunteers of  YJP Houston  with FCYA ( Friendship Circle of Houston  - Young Adults) to visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science together with Young Adults with special needs for a morning of fun, camaraderie and integration. 
  • Community Tu B'Shvat Floral Workshop & Social with a professional designer at River Oaks Plant House, Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 pm. www.chabaduptown.org/floral. Floral workshop followed by light eats, drinks and cigars


PARSHA: G-d's Army

To be successful in this relentless inner struggle, we need to build up an arsenal of meditations and exercises that strengthen our willpower and self-control. more...


Shabbos Parshas Bo

 

Friday, January 19
Candle Lighting & MIncha at 5:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, January 20
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:30 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:27 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 21
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT - Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

Monday, January 22
Shacharis at 6:45 am

Thursday, January 25 - Yud Shevat
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Yud Shevat Farbrengen at 8 pm with Rabbi Yossi Groner of Charlotte, NC at CLC, 10900 Fondren Road

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Is Hashem Vengeful?

  • YJP Houston goes to Holocaust Museum this Sunday, Jan 14, at 3 pm, for a guided tour with Maria Itkin, including the current exhibit of "New Dimensions in Testimony," an interactive exhibit where guests will experience "virtual conversations" by "talking" with Holocaust survivors. Click here for more and to RSVP
  • Monthly Rosh Chodesh Minyan this Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:45 am followed by 8 am breakfast sponsored by the Melnik family, of course, with radishes!
  • JLI Communication Art & Soul - 6 week Tuesday course,  Jan 23rd - Feb 27th - More info >
  • FCYA goes to the HMNS, Sunday Jan. 27, 10:30 am - www.yjphouston.org
  • Community Tu B'Shvat Floral Workshop & Social with a professional designer at River Oaks Plant House, Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 pm. www.chabaduptown.org/floral. Floral workshop followed by light eats, drinks and cigars

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PARSHA: Is G‑d Vengeful?

So this is the famous Torah portion where we read about the beginning of the end of the Egyptians. Why all the violence? more...


We extend our sincere condolences to Valerie Katz on the passing of her grandfather, Reuven ben Pesach, a"h

 

  • Shabbos dinner sponsored in in memory of Rivka bas Odela, a"h
  • Shabbos lunch sponsored by Ron Medalie in honor his father's birthday, Yaakov Chaim ben Binyomin, Dr. Jack H. Medalie

Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Va'eria

Friday, January 12
Candle Lighting at 5:24 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbos dinner sponsored in part by Roi Amrani in memory of his aunt, Rivka bas Odela, a"h www.chabaduptown.org/shabbatdinner

Shabbos, January 13
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored by Ron Medalie in honor his father's birthday, Yaakov Chaim ben Binyomin, Dr. Jack H. Medalie, a"h
Mincha at 5:25 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:21 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 14
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
 

Rosh Chodesh, Wednesday, January 17 
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Followed by 8 am breakfast sponsored by the Melnik family, of course, with radishes!

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Where is G-d when it hurts?

No news is good news. Short week following our trip to Detroit, Chicago and back home. Other than that, I've got no news for you.

However, the Jews were sunken so deep in bad news they couldn't listen to Moshe's good news. We thank Hashem for the good times and the better times.

Ah, but sometimes we feel that there are bad times. Are there "bad" times?

If I feel the times are bad times, and it hurts, is Hashem there? Read this article that follows for more.... 

Where Is G‑d When It Hurts?

The Egyptians turned our lives into a hellish nightmare and reduced our dignity to sub-humanness. Suddenly, the great and mighty G‑d of heaven and earth, who creates and governs the entire world, decided to feel our pain?  more...


 

Shabbos Parshas Shemos

Friday, January 5
Candle Lighting at 5:19 pm
Services at 6:30 pm
YJP Shabbat "in Times Square" - RSVP for First Fridays

Shabbos, January 6
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 5:20 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:16 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 7
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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⛈🌬 Harvey 🌨 Meets ❄ Snow ☃

harvey snowman collage.jpgUnplanned spontaneous road trip up north, took us to the friendly Detroit and brutal cold of -10 degrees! (yes, that is a minus 10!) It was so nice to spend time with Chanie’s sister and for the kids to visit their cousins!

This Shabbat we will host scholar in residence Rabbi Moishe Traxler, director Chabad Outreach of Houston. Rabbi Traxler will speak in Shul on Friday night and Shabbat day and lead the Shabbat dinner and kiddush lunch! Please let us know if you plan on joining Shabbat dinner. You may RSVP at www.chabaduptown.org/shabbatdinner

Next week, next year, we will have our first First Fridays for 2018 for Young Professionals! Looking forward to hearing the reports of all of the good times had over Chanukah and this winter break.

Shabbos Chazak, Parshas Vayechi

Friday, December 29
Candle Lighting at 5:14 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi Moishe Traxler

Shabbos, December 30
Chassidus at 9 am
Shacharis at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 5:15 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:11 pm
Kiddush Levana 

Sunday, December 31
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

We Won!

What. A. Chanukah.

Last week's blog had the first winning week of Chanukah recap...

Here is this week's winning recap:

  • Sat. night, Drinks & (Winning) Dreidels for young professionals with the debut of the Hanukkah Heineken Menorah - PHOTOS
  • Sunday Morning Winning Latkes on Fox - VIDEO and afternoon Chanukah Concert & Fair at Discovery Green - PIC
  • Monday with the Winning Houston Rockets Hoops & Hanukkah - PHOTOS, including the Rabbi's Winning Half-Court shot - VIDEO
  • Tuesday - family time! :)

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Here is the recap of RC in film:

  • Fox 26 Morning News featured making Doughnuts in a Bag - VIDEO
  • KPRC 2 Houston Life, making Doughnuts in a Bag and Dreidel Wheel - VIDEO | PIC
  • Fox 26 Weekend Morning News, Latkes and the Heineken Menorah - VIDEO
  • Houston Rockets Half time feature for Hoops & Hanukkah and Rabbi Half-Court Challenge - VIDEO

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This Shabbos is Tevet 5, celebrated as a day of rejoicing in Chabad since 1987, when a U.S. Federal Court issued a decision in favor of Agudas Chassidei Chabad regarding the ownership of the priceless library of the 6th Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn. The ruling was based on the idea that a Rebbe is not a private individual but a communal figure synonymous with the body of Chassidim. The Rebbe urged that the occasion be marked with time devoted to study from Torah books as well as the acquisition of new Torah books. Links: Books with SoulsThe Rebbe's Library, Chabad.org online library

To mark the winning Hey Teves (Teves 5, also known as "Didan Notzach!") we will farbreng this Shabbos at Kiddush! Please join us!

Shabbos Parshas Vayigash

Friday, December 22
Candle Lighting at 5:10 pm
Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos Hey Teves, December 23
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Hey Teves Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:10 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:07 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 24
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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join us for Shabbat dinner? - also pics & vids

Chanukah in the Snow icon.jpgAmazing turnout for all of the Chanukah events and yesterday's Chanukah in the Snow! Check out the first set of photos here! Tag, share and enjoy!

The community is welcome to join us for Chanukah Shabbat Dinner - RSVP at www.chabaduptown.org/shabbatdinner

Last chance to get advance tickets for Drinks & Dreidels! www.yjphouston.org!

Other weekend highlighted events:

  • Sunday Chanukah Concert at Discovery Green
  • Monday Hoops & Hanukkah with Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz - Video Msg from your Uptown Rabbi
  • Other events include Houston City Hall, Galveston Concert, Bellaire Singles
  • All listed at www.chabadhouston.org/localevents 

As seen on TV! Check out these two doughnut making workshops while talking about Chanukah with Rabbi Chaim for Fox 26 Morning News and Channel 2's Houston Life!

Many other updates that can be found on Rabbi Chaim's Facebook and Instagram feeds

Mazel tov to:

  • Shlomi & Tamar Ratchovski on the birth of a baby boy!
  • Ariel & Tifanny Ourian on the birth of a baby boy! 

Shabbos Chanukah & Mevarchim, Parshas Mikeitz

Friday, December 15
Chanukah candles before Shabbos Candle Lighting at 5:07 pm
Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Chanukah Shabbat Dinner! | RSVP

Shabbos, December 16
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Chanukah & Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:04 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 17
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin 

Monday, Rosh Chodesh Teves, December 18
Monthly Rosh Chodesh Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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So Many Simchas!

SARA WEDDING FAMILY PICTURE.jpgHope y'all are staying warm! 

Mazel tov! To....

  • The matchers, donors, volunteers and testimonials that not only allowed for Our successful matching funds campaign, 
  • Chanie's sister, Elkie & Rabbi Moshe Wolf of Chicago had a baby boy and we were lucky enough to join the bris in NY! because...
  • On the same day, yesterday, was Chanie's youngest sister's wedding, Sara to Rabbi Mendel Perlstein! 

Shabbos day kiddush this week is sponsored by Rafael Levi, marking the yartzeit and in memory of his mother Regina bas Ruchama


Register early for our Chanukah events and you will save some cash!

Complete listing of close to 20 events throughout the Houston area can be found at www.chabadhouston.com/localevents 


Shabbos Parshas Vayeishev

Friday, December 8
Candle Lighting at 5:05 pm
Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, December 9
Shabbos Chassidus 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:01 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 10
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT= bagels, lox & tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

Here is to NOW!

#HeresToUptown! Here's your chance!

 

www.charidy.com/uptown 

Chabad of Uptown & YJP Houston have an amazing opportunity to raise $100,000 for our educational, community, family, seniors, CTeen and of course YJP programming. By doing your individual part we will raise up our local community, raise $100,000, raise up Jewish awareness, while raising the entire world!

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Here’s to... Our generous Community & YJP matchers:

➤ Seth & Rivka Weisberg
➤ Maurice Purcell
➤ Melnik Family
➤ Jerald Simmons, MD & CSMA Family
➤ Red Capital

Quadruple your Gift with 4x matching:
Your donation goes four times farther with our “Charidy Campaign”. For every dollar you donate, our matching donors will give $4 dollars—$4 for the gift of $1!

$100 becomes $400!
$180 becomes $720!
$1000 becomes $4,000!
$1,800 becomes $7,200!

28 hours: Your gift combines with others’ to achieve our goal in just 28 hours.

All or Nothing: Your donation is processed only if the campaign reaches its goal.

THANK YOU!

**With special thanks to the Meromim Foundation for being a sposnor on this Giving Day

www.charidy.com/uptown 

Chanukah Flash Sales!

Chanukah Flash Sales! Get advanced tickets before they expire to save on the Chanukah events!

    


Houston (Lazaroff) CYP Emails HERES TO DEC4.pngDecember 4 & 5, will be a special 28 hours for Chabad of Uptown where you can make a difference, supporting all the great work you do for the community. Please keep tabs on your emails and social media to do your part. Please let us know if you would like to be part of the volunteer cheering squad at Chabad of Uptown between 10 am-2 pm on Monday, Dec. 4 and Tuesday Dec. 5 and / or Monday Dec. 4 in the evening, 6-9 pm. Please reply with the hours you can join.


Mazel tov to Tamar and Shlomi Ratchovski on a birth of a baby boy! 


Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach

Friday, December 1
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:04 pm

Shabbos, December 2
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:00 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 3
Shacharis at 8:30 am 
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Thanks for Giving

Dear friends,

We hope you're having a pleasant Thanksgiving break.

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the goodness and blessings in our lives and offer prayers for each other the world over.

This is an opportune time then, to express our gratitude for all the great friends that support our work all year round

  • Participating regularly in our minyan and be at call whenever a minyan is needed, whether for a yartzeit or a funeral, a bris or a wedding!
  • Volunteering in our many social service programs, community programs, Shabbat, CTeen, YJP Houston and everything in between.
  • The community who fills our beautiful shul and programs with beautiful people. After all, a shul with no people, is a pile of stones.
  • Through contributing monthly in our Chai Club. Your monthly donation adds up and makes a great difference in covering Chabad's operational budget!
  • The donors and funders who keep the wheels greased to help us cover our budget

As we share in this spirit, we are thankful for your support, your friendship and enabling our important work at Chabadof Uptown and YJPHouston.

Thank YOU for being you!

Happy Thanksgiving and Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi ChaimChanie

P.S. Next week we are back to our regular programming, including First Fridays for young professionals, Friday Dec. 1

Levi was featured at the Kinus, the annual conference of Chabad rabbis, for the simultaneous banquet of the Young Shluchim conference, about his new relationship with Danny in the aftermath of Harvey. Click here to watch this moving clip

Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei

Friday, November 24
Candle Lighting at 5:05 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | Shabbat dinner in honor of Chanie's birthday, 7 Kislev

Shabbos, November 25
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:01 pm
Kiddush Levana
Living Torah

Sunday, November 26
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox, & Tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

NY will be in NJ

Greetings from the annual international conference of Chabad Lubavitch Rabbis! As the 5000 emissaries gather in NY, you may click here for a look at the past year, with fifty stories that have taken the Jewish world. The highlight is the closing banquet that you may watch live on Sunday evening at www.chabaduptown.org/kinus. Actually, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, the banquet had to be moved to NJ to accommodate the huge crowd.This weekend we will be celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Alex Karni and look forward to a meaningful Shabbos!


Chanukah is coming! Save the dates for Chanukah in the Snow

  • Wed. Dec. 13 - Chanukah in the Snow! (Yes, that is snow in Houston!)
  • Sat. Dec. 16 - Drinks & Dreidels for Young Professionals

 


Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Toldos

Friday, November 17
Candle Lighting at 5:07 pm
Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, November 18
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen in honor of the bar mitzvah of Alex Karni
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:02 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, November 19
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagel Lox & Tefillin

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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