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Kicking off 5778 like it's 5778!

Shirly album.png125 mothers and children gathered for a wonderful show by Shirly Ben-zur in Hebrew in preparation for the holidays... Pictures.

Relief efforts for Harvey continue as well as assistance and aid being flown, trucked and shipped by boat from Houston to the Virgin Islands and South Florida - it has been a wild week. Chanie's brother, Rabbi Mendel Galperin is sticking it out as he was sent on a mission to Virgin Islands only to meet the wrath of Irma, while is wife Chyena and baby evacuated by boat to Puerto Rico.

However,  Rosh Hashana is HERE! Please join us for Services, Dinners & Luncheons - all the info you need is listed at www.chabaduptown.org/services

Although we usually would bless the upcoming new month this Shabbat, according to the Baal Shem, "G-d Himself blesses the month of Tishrei, and it is with the power of this blessing that the people of Israel bless the other months of the year."  Although the formal blessing is not recited, we fulfill the other customs of Shabbat Mevarchim Hachodesh, reciting the Book of Psalms before morning prayers at 8:30 am and conducting farbrengens after prayer. Link: On the Significance of Shabbat Mevarchim

We kick off the days of awe, with "midnight" selichos at 1:15 am this Saturday night / Sunday morning. We hope to see you there! Links:  More on Selichot

Mazel tov to Chanie, for her sister Sara Galperin's engagement to Mendel Perlstein from Chicago, Illinois!


PARSHA: What I Would Say If I Could Speak . . .
When I started to lose my ability to speak, it made me aware of the power of speech. I had to decide what is truly worth saying. Now, unable to speak, I dream of what I would tell my family if only I could. more...


Shabbos Selichos, Parshas Netzavim-Vayelech

 

Friday, September 15
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:09 pm

Shabbos, September 16
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Selichos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:10 pm
Ethics of our Fathers Ch. 5-6
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:01 pm
Living Torah

1:15 am Selichos - Kicking off the days of awe 

Sunday, September 17
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin


Rosh Hashanah 5778

Wednesday, September 20
Evening Service 7:00 pm
    Light Holiday Candles 7:02 pm
    Children's Program 7-8:00 pm
    Rosh Hashana Dinner - RSVP 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 21
Morning Services 9:30 am
    Children's Program 11:00 am-1:30 pm
    Shofar Sounding 12:30 pm
    Kiddush Lunch - RSVP 2:00 pm
Mincha & Family Tashlich Service 6:00 pm
Evening Service 7:00pm
    Light Holiday Candles AFTER 7:55 pm
    Rosh Hashana Dinner - RSVP 8:00 pm

Friday, September 22
Morning Services 9:30 am
    Children's Program 11:00 am-1:30 pm
    Shofar Sounding 12:30 pm
    Kiddush Lunch - RSVP 2:00 pm

Evening Service 7:00 pm
    Light Holiday Candles BEFORE 7:00 pm
    Shabbat Dinner - RSVP 8:00 pm

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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🤡 Shirly Show 🎳 Cteen Bowl 📖 Holidays

harvey stats.jpegAnother whirlwind week of storm Harvey response! When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, the Chabad-Lubavitch Emissary couples, "Shluchim" and "Shluchos", mobilized immediately to meet the needs of the local community and beyond. As a grassroots organization with branches in many parts of the state, Chabad received numerous calls for help. The Chabad community partners responded by sending rescue boats and vehicles as well as food, cleaning supplies, cleaning help, babysitting help, hugs and much, much more. Realizing that many people lost EVERYTHING, our very own Naomi Bier came up with the idea of an Amazon registry for people from all over the world to be able to gift flood victims (our floodie buddies) with essential items that needed to be replaced. 

You can see many photos, videos and updates - still being populated - at www.chabadhouston.com/relief 

Some stats: Over 3,000 meals served, over 50 people rescued from the flood, 320 volunteer teams delivering food and supplies. Over 2,000 volunteers deployed including over 700 students with the help of Chabad on Campus. Yesterday’s visit to Houston of 50 Shluchim uplifted the whole community. 4,000 emergency calls were handled,  camp programs for kids were created and 177+ pallets of food ready for distribution in a warehouse Chabad rented.

There are many amazing stories that have emerged from this storm, many of which may be read on Chabad.org News and everywhere else. 

Now, though, our hearts and minds are with those in the path of Hurricane Irma. May Hashem protect them all, to be safe and whole.

This weekend is Chai Elul, a special date on the Chassidic calendar. Read all about it in our online calendar's Jewish History section.

This Sunday's events include:

  • 3-5 pm: Hebrew Magical & Musical Shirly Show for mothers and children 0-9. Last day to get tickets for $10 off www.chabaduptown.org/show
  • 6-8 pm: CTeen Kickoff, Bowling & Pizza Tailgate Party! Bowlmor Houston, now free for #floodedwithkindness. Register at www.chabaduptown.org/cteenbowl

  Cteen kickoff bowling and tailgate pizza

TWO WEEKS TO ROSH HASHANA! 

High Holidays with Chabad of UptownCheck out the complete service and candle lighting schedule, as well as dinners, luncheons and break fast at www.chabaduptown.org/services

 Now that US mail has returned to normal service, you should be finally receiving the new candle lighting magnet calendar that was mailed out before the storm hit. If you did not receive one, please do let us know and we will be sure to get one mailed out to you in a jiffy! 


PARSHAWatch this moving 2 min clip of a lesson from the Parsha and Harvey 

PARSHAAll About Bikkurim - First Fruits

Even important personages, such as the king of Israel, placed baskets on their shoulders and proceeded until the Temple Courtyard. more...

 


Shabbos Parshas Ki Savo

Friday, September 8
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:17 pm

Shabbos, September 9, Chai Elul
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:15 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:10 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, September 10
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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shirley.jpg 

overwhelmed

Sigh.

I can't believe our community has to face another devastating disaster is such a short period of time. Our hearts and minds, souls and soles, muscles and smiles have been a small way to show our embrace for those who have been affected by the storm Harvey, a storm of incomprehensible proportions.

Smile!

On that note, and at the same time, an incomprehensible proportions of support have been shown from around the world supporting the efforts of our local 11 Chabad centers, their Shluchim couple leaders, empowering an army of over 500 volunteers clocking 1000's of hours, to try to reach everyone who needed to be shelter in place, providing emergency kosher warm meals to those evacuated to hotels and shelters, replacing the kosher meat and food no longer available, emergency replacements supplies of food and cleanup materials, with support from all over the world, all the while while the Rabbis themselves were stranded in their homes - what better time is there than write a hurricane diary? As soon as the water receded enough, relief trucks started flowing down to Houston with many convoys to follow. It even postponed a wedding but didn't stop the bride and groom to show love for others and CTeen helped with supplies, cleanup and challah for Shabbos! Now that the cleanup effort has begun in earnest, the children needed a place to go - for a pop up camp! The world over is watching as reported by media worldwide, and it has never been a greater time to have so much pride in our local, statewide, national and international Jewish community!

Compassion.

Do you need help? Do you want to help? Please sign up at chabadhouston.com/relief

THERE ARE MANY HOMES THAT MUST BE REACHED ASAP TO HELP PACK OUT! We need your help now, most importantly, to reach them to show our compassion and love throughout the greater Houston Metropolitan area! Please register at chabadhouston.com/relief and / or just show up at central command 11000 Fondren Rd. at 9 am Friday, Sunday and Monday to help this massive cleanup effort!

Join young Jewish professionals from Austin, Dallas Houston and S. Antonio as we go out in force to help the massive cleanup effort and show compassion to our our neighbors throughout the greater Houston area. Sign up to volunteer at chabadhouston.com/relief

Support the #ChabadHarveyRelief effort, by clicking here.


We can all use an island in time to celebrate Shabbat together, for this month's YJP First Fridays! As many have been displaced, YJP Houston will host many community members for Shabbat dinner as well! Join us!


Mazel tov to the Shwartz family on this weekend's bar mitzvah at Chabad of Uptown with Chabad Chai Learning Center of West Houston.


PARSHA:
The Barren Woman and the Waters of NoahThe Barren Woman and the Waters of Noah: A commentary on the haftarah of Ki Teitzei
The haftarah begins: “Sing, barren one who has not given birth.” Who is the “barren one”?
 


Shabbos Parshas Ki Seitzei

Friday, September 1
Candle Lighting at 7:26 pm
Services at 7:30  followed by First Fridays and Community Dinner - Please RSVP

Shabbos, September 2
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored by Ben & Regina Shamooelian in honor of Chanie
Mincha at 7:25 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:19 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, September 3
Shacharis at 8:30 am
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Show up to central command, 11000 Fondren Road, opens at 9 am, to be dispatched to a location to help the massive cleanup effort! Sign up at chabadhouston.com/relief.

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Mendel is making the Cholent!

  • We hope everyone stays dry this Shabbos, Chabad will be open for all services and stand ready to assist across Texas in any way that may be needed.
    The forecast is still showing high winds and heavy rains for Sunday morning. Unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel the FCYA - Shofar with Friends event. We will reschedule after the storm passes.
  • Mendel is in town and has a special cholent recipe, for a whole new experience of the best cholent this side of the Mississippi! Come check out his cholent! :)
  • We are getting ready for Rosh Hashana, are you? Thank you to Gal, Shlomi and Tamar of Clean Air Houston Pro for doing a wonderful job cleaning our chairs in time for the New Year.
    Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped clean out the storage area in preparation for building out the playroom for the kids!  Moshe Melnik, Michael Rose, Michal Karni, Nina Pfrenger, Chaya, Mendel & Rivky Lazaroff - thank you for all of your help!
    Check out the complete service schedule, including options for dinners, luncheons and break fast at www.chabaduptown.org/services.
  • Our children are off to a great start at Torah Day School! Looking forward to great year of learning and friendships!

5 Powerful Insights From the Rebbe - Shoftim

PARHSA: 5 Powerful Insights From the Rebbe - Shoftim

Enjoy four short thoughts and a video adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Parshat Shoftim.

Shabbos Parshas Shoftim

Friday, August 24
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:34 pm

Shabbos, August 25
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush 
Mincha at 7:35 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:27 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, August 26
Shacharis & Elul Shofar Blowing at 8:30 am
Followed by the BLT = Bagels Lox & Tefillin

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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The Winds of Elul are Blowing

"Though summer still lingered and the day was bright and sunny, there was a change in the air. One smelled already the Elul-scent; a teshuvah-wind was blowing. Everyone grew more serious, more thoughtful... All awaited the call of the shofar, the first blast that would announce the opening of the gates of the month of mercy...." More...

This past Sunday- Monday, 26 of 42 families at the #Texas Shluchim Farbrengen, men, women & children, operating 30 Chabad branches, gathered today in Houston for 24 hours of sharing.

The Cteen Houston Leaders of Uptown had a great meeting getting ready for a fantastic year with CTeenHouston! Kick off event details coming soon! Of course, the unofficial Chabad of Uptown mascot, Menucha, was on hand giving her input and cheering everyone on as well.

Call for volunteers! We would like to empty out the downstairs storage area and relocated the items to the upstairs storage and kitchen cabinets, so we can prepare the room for a playroom for the kids. If you would like to participate in this $10,000 effort so it can be ready in time for Rosh Hashana, please consider a generous donation at www.chabaduptown.org/donate. Menucha and all her friends will personally thank you!

Condolences to Guitel Melnik on the passing of her grandmother in Chile. May her memory be for a blessing.

Upcoming Events:

Upcoming Classes:

Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Re'eh

Friday, August 18
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:41 pm

Shabbos, August 19
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:40 pm
Ethics of our Fathers Ch. 6
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:35 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, August 20
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

Tuesday, August 22 - Rosh Chodesh Elul I
Monthly Rosh Chodesh Minyan at 6:45 am
Followed by amazing breakfast spread at 8 am sponsored by the Melnik family

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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❤ Pics & Vid - דוברי עברית

On Saturday night The White Party launched the Chai Lounge a collaborative working place for young Jewish professionals to work, meet and mingle. Young Jewish Professionals in their 20s & 30s celebrated over Handcrafted Nitrogen Ice Cream Bar by The Freezing Point, Eats & Cocktails on this special Holiday of Tu B'Av, the Jewish holiday of romance. Thank you Jewish Herald-Voice & Jason Cohen for sponsoring the raffle prizes, River Oaks Plant House for sponsoring the flowers and Roni Urunbaev for photography! Check out the photos here and short video clip of the nitro bar here!


: דוברי עברית

MONDAYS: Following the success of the first one, the class for Hebrew speakers will continue every week on Monday nights at 9:45-11 pm

עקב הפופלוריות וההצלחה הגדולה של שיערי יהדות למבוגרים בבית חב"ד מרכז העיר, מעתה ימסרו שיעורים והרצאות גם לדוברי עברית. נושאי השיעורים מגוון, מנושאים אקטואליים לאור היהדות ועד שיעורי קבלה מעמיקים

SUN. SEPT 10, 3-5 PM: The musical & magical journey of Shirley…
המסע המוזיקלי והמופלא של שירלי
www.chabaduptown.org/show
Use coupon code "shir" for $10 off per person or family.
More details in Hebrew & English online or on Facebook here.


Not to make anyone panic or anything, but, Rosh Hashana is only six weeks away! The complete High Holiday / Tishrei service, meal, program and candle lighting schedule and sign up form can be found at www.chabaduptown.org/services. High Holiday & Sukkot dinners have limited seating and we will accept reservations first come first served until we are full.

Year round, Chabad of Uptown provides compelling programming and content for the entire community. This is only thanks to your support and voluntary membership. As we prepare for the High Holidays, now is the time to consider joining or renewing your voluntary single or family membership with Chabad of Uptown.


Shabbos Parshas Eikev

Friday, August 11
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:48 pm | RSVP for dinner sponsored in honor of Raphael Rose by his parents Michael Rose and Riki Horowitz

Shabbos, August 12
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Melnik family
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:05 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, August 12
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!

100s this weekend + Ivrit / עברית

We have got a busy weekend coming up with 100s expected through the doors of Chabad of Uptown & the Chai Lounge!

To cater to the needs of our growing community, this week we will also launch a new Judaism class series, given in Hebrew. First class, on the subject of Tu B'Av will be this Monday evening at 9:45 pm in the Chai Lounge!

Mazal tov Maurice for his milestone birthday! May you have many more years of health, strength and prosperity, along with nachas from your entire family

Mazel tov to Ilan & Julliette Melnik and the entire Melnik / Levy family on the upshern / 3 yr haircut of Seder Aslan!

PARSHA: Mother's Comfort
Why is there a need for comfort if G‑d plans to provide a solution?

 


Shabbos Parshas V'eschanan

Friday, August 4
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:54 pm | Sefardi Party - YJP First Fridays

Shabbos, August 5
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Maurice Purcell
Mincha at 7:55 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:49 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, August 6
Shacharis at 8:30 am
followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Holocaust (& Truth) Denial

Rivky came home from Camp! It's a great feeling of family when the kids start coming home after being gone for a while...

This Shabbos is called Shabbat Chazon ("Shabbat of Vision") named after the opening words of the day's Haftorah reading. On this Shabbat, say the Chassidic masters, we are granted a vision of the Third Temple; we may not see it with our physical eyes, but our souls see it, and are empowered to break free of our present state of galut and bring about the Redemption and the rebuilding of the Temple. May it be speedily! Links:  The Holy Temple: an Anthology Shabbat of Vision About the " Three of Rebuke http://www.thethreeweeks.com

tisha bav film, denial.jpgOn Monday night, July 31, Erev Tisha B'av, all are welcome to join us for the traditional Eichah (Book of Lamentations) reading followed by a film screening of a thought provoking, contemporary film. Featuring the critically acclaimed film “Denial”: When university professor Deborah E. Lipstadt includes World War II historian David Irving in a book about Holocaust deniers, Irving accuses her of libel and sparks a legal battle for historical truth. With the burden of proof placed on the accused, Lipstadt and her legal team fight to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Based on the book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.” 

Tisha B'av is observed this Monday night and Tuesday. The final meal before the start of the fast, eaten shortly before sunset, is called seudah hamafseket. Only one cooked food is eaten at this meal, customarily an egg dipped in ashes. During this fast, that begins in Houston at 8:15 pm on Monday.  we abstain from eating and drinking, bathing, the wearing of leather footwear, and marital relations. It is customary to sit on the floor or a low seat until after mid-day on Tuessday. Torah study is restricted to laws of mourning, passages describing the destruction of the Temple, and the like. The tefillin are worn only during the afternoon Minchah prayers. For the complete Tisha B'av schedule, see below. Link:  Laws of Tish'ah B'Av

 In observance of Tisha B'av the weekly Tuesday Parsha class will be held instead on Wednesday.


3 Lessons You Can Learn From My Stutter

You know what to say, your listener is waiting patiently, but you simple cannot … Get. The. Words. Out. more...


Chabad Uptown Ad (1).jpgYou can still get a free entry into the  raffle offered at The White Party on Aug. 5! Buy your ticket by Aug. 1 at www.yjphouston.org and enter to win either two nights at Galveston by The Sea, win a free business profile and three month advertisement (a $1,040 value!) in the Jewish Herald-Voice's NEW FEATURE - YJP NETWORK and more prizes!

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Rachel & Elliott Levine in honor of the Lazaroffs.

Shabbos Chazon, Parshas Devarim

 

Friday, July 28
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:59 pm

Shabbos, July 29
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Rachel & Elliott Levine in honor of the Lazaroffs
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 3
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:55 pm
Living Torah

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

Monday, Erev Tisha B'Av, July 31
1:28 pm Refrain from regular Torah study
8:15 pm Tisha Ba'av Fast & Mourning Customs Begins
8:40 pm Maariv
9:00 pm Eicha Reading (Lamentations) followed by
9:30 pm "Denial" film and discussion.

Tuesday, Tisha B’av, August 1
6:45 am Shacharis with Torah Reading
7:45 am Kinos - Lamentations
1:28 pm Midday - Resume sitting normally
7:30 pm Mincha – Talis, Tefillin, Krias HaTorah
8:41 pm Maariv, Havdalla & Fast Ends
Kiddush Levanah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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The Power of Sad

"When Av begins, we diminish [our] rejoicing" (Talmud, Taanit 26b). This Monday is Rosh Chodesh Av, the beginning of the nine day period. We will have our monthly Rosh Chodesh minyan and breakfast! Please let us know if we can count on you for a minyan. Complete weekend schedule below.

Some laws of the nine days: On the 1st of Av, " The Three Weeks" mourning period over the destruction of the Holy Temple--which began 13 days earlier on Tammuz 17--enters an intensified stage. During "The Nine Days" from Av 1st to the Ninth of Av, a heightened degree of mourning is observed, including abstention from meat and wine, music, bathing for pleasure, and other joyous and enjoyable activities. (The particular mourning customs vary from community to community, so consult a competent Halachic authority for details).

Consumption of meat and wine is permitted on Shabbat, or at a Seudat Mitzvah (obligatory festive meal celebrating the fulfillment of a mitzvah) such as a Bris (circumcision), or a "Siyum" celebrating the completion of a course of Torah study (i.e., a complete Talmudic tractate). The Lubavitcher Rebbe initiated the custom of conducting or participating in a Siyum on each of the Nine Days (even if one does not avail oneself of the dispensation to eat meat).

Citing the verse (Isaiah 1:27) "Zion shall be redeemed with mishpat [Torah] and its returnees with Tzedakah," the Rebbe urged that we increase in  Torah study (particularly the study of the laws of the  Holy Temple) and  charity during this period. Links:  When and (How) to be Sadwww.thethreeweeks.com


We have some amazing events coming up for the young professional community, listed at www.yjphouston.org and on Facebook here. Don't miss First Fridays Sefardi Party & The White Party at Chai!

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Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Matos-Maasei

Friday, July 21
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:03 pm

Shabbos, July 22
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored by Neustein family, baby welcoming of Jacqueline Isabelle
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 2
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:00 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, July 23
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin 

Monday, July 24, Rosh Chodesh Av
Rosh Chodesh Shacharis 6:45-8 am
Followed by monthly breakfast 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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21 of 40

farbrengen bday.pngThank you all who came out last night to celebrate Rabbi Chaim's birthday at the men's farbrengen.

Chanie has made it her personal goal to get 40 new members to join the Chai Club in honor of the birthday. Thank you to all the 21 new members that have joined! Giving (even) a (small) donation in multiples of $18 allows you to give tzedaka in your sleep, and allows Chabad of Uptown to have a secure cash flow to pay the bills throughout the year. If you have not yet, please consider supporting Chabad of Uptown year-round, joining the Monthly Chai Club, by clicking on the "Recurring / Monthly Chai Club" checkbox at www.chabaduptown.org/donate


PROJECT TALMUD 5777 - Summer Mini Yeshiva
Monday - Thursday July 17-20, 2017 / 23-26 Tammuz 5777
 
Here is a place to study and discuss, to grow in understanding and gain knowledge of Jewishness. Whether for serious learning or just curious and want to learn more, you'll find substance and joy. More...


Shabbos Kiddush this week is sponsored by Arturo Nicolayevsky marking his brother's yartzeit. May the neshama have an aliya.


Shabbos Parshas Pinchas

Friday, July 14
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:06 pm

Shabbos, July 15
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Arturo Nicolayevsky marking his brother's yartzeit
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of Our Fathers, Ch. 1
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:04 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, July 16
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!

I'm a firecracker!

  • BIRTHDAY: July 4 is my birthDATE. As a child I would joyously sing, "I'm a firecracker!" However, 19 Tammuz is my birthDAY. That is when we celebrate and commemorate. As is customary among Chabad Chasidim, I will be making a birthday " farbrengen(FOR MEN) in honor of my birthday on Thursday evening, 19 Tammuz, at the Chai Lounge at 4311 Bettis beginning at about 9 p.m. I fully understand if your schedule does not allow you to attend. Please let me know if you can make it. (For more about celebrating birthdays read:  What is a Jewish Birthday? and related articles there).
  • SHABBAT: Looking forward to a great crowd tonight at the All-American First Fridays Shabbat Dinner for Young Professionals. It is not too late to join! Reply to this email or click here.
  • HOLIDAY: Today's date, the 13th of Tammuz, in 1927, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, received the documents authorizing his release from a sentence of exile to Kastroma in the interior of Russia. Twenty-seven days earlier, the Rebbe had been arrested by agents of the GPU and the Yevsektzia ("Jewish Section" of the Communist Party) for his activities to preserve Judaism throughout the Soviet empire and sentenced to death, G-d forbid. International pressure forced the Soviets to commute the sentence to exile and, subsequently, to release him completely. The Rebbe was actually notified of his release on Tammuz 12, but since that day was a legal holiday, the Certificate of Release freeing him to travel home was issued only the next day. Thus both the 12th and 13th of Tammuz are celebrated as a "festival of liberation" by the Chabad-Lubavitch community.

JEWISH NEWS: After Meeting Indian PM, Mumbai Terror Survivor to Accompany Netanyahu to India

Eleven-year-old Moshe Holtzberg, who survived a November 2008 terrorist massacre in Mumbai that took the lives of his parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg,accepted an invitation today to travel to India with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel after the boy’s emotion-filled meeting with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi of India, now on a historic three-day trip to Israel. more...


 

Balaam and Balak: The Full Story

The fascinating story of Balak and Balaam’s failed attempts to curse the Jewish people, in which a talking donkey and a sword-wielding angel also take starring roles. more...


Shabbos Parshas Balak

 

 

 

Friday, July 7
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm | RSVP for All American First Fridays

Shabbos, July 8
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 6
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:06 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, July 9
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin  

Tuesday, July 11, Fast of Tammuz 17
Fast Begins at 5:01 am
Parsha Revealed Class at 12:00 pm
Fast Ends at 8:52 pm

Wednesday, July 12
YJP Dinner, Class & Social at 8 pm 
A time to renew: Why we celebrate Rosh Chodesh

Thursday, July 13
Chassidus - Maamar B'yom Ashtei Asar at 12:00 pm lunch hour
Chassidus - Basi Legani 5711 at 8 pm
Rabbi Chaim's Birthday Farbengen for Men at 9 pm 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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ten months of summer....

cyp kinus men and women.jpegThey say that is Houston there are ten months of Summer. And, then there is July & August. :)

Was wonderful, inspiring and sleepless to spend time together with fellow Chassidim, family and friends in NY for the Rebbe's yartzeit this past week. We also attended the International Chabad Young Professionals where 85 shluchim from around the globe gathered for inspiration and camaraderie. Chanie was on the planning committee and Rabbi Chaim was honored to give the keynote at the evening banquet and celebration.

All classes at Chabad resume this week, join us for one or all! :)

Next Shabbos is First Fridays - All American Shabbat for young professionals... 

As we all settle in to the rythem of summer, we wish you a "gezunter zumer", may you have a healthy summer and Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie 


The Four Gifts of the Yiddishe Mama

The lesson of Miriam’s well is clear. The Yiddishe mama has a particular role to play in Jewish life. more...



Shabbos Parshas Chukas

 

Friday, June 30
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, July 1
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen marking this past week's yartzeit of the Rebbe
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, July 2
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels , Lox & Tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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re: can we say a prayer for you?

Drumroll please....  here it is, tefillin #50 of #50tefillin for 50jerusalem is here!! Tuesday is Gimmel Tammuz the Rebbe's yartzeit... please consider doing a mitzvah to commemorate this holy day. I.e.:

  • Today, light Shabbat candles, in Houston today at 8:08 pm.
  • Every weekday, especially Tuesday, wrap up tefillin
  • Give charity / tzedaka to a cause associated with the Rebbe. One such obvious cause, www.chabaduptown.org/donate
  • Study (extra) Torah
  • or choose from the other 6/10 campaigns the Rebbe suggested as a springboard for living a higher life...

Over twenty years after the Rebbe's passing, his presence is felt stronger than ever. His teachings continue to inspire and guide us, and his insights remain as fresh and relevant as if they were given today. Each of us is a beneficiary of the Rebbe's inspiration in one way or another, and our lives are affected by his visionary leadership. The recent New York Times crossword puzzle, is a window in the Rebbe's vision of changing the world is now mainstream.

On the anniversary of his passing (June 27th), let's celebrate the Rebbe's vision. Let's honor his life's mission to bring goodness and kindness into this world. Let's do one more mitzvah, one more good deed, to make this world a better place.

This Tuesday, we will be in New York to visit the Rebbe's resting place, known as "the Ohel". Throughout our history, the holy resting places of the righteous have served as our spiritual oases. The gravesites of our patriarchs and matriarchs, as well as those of our great sages, are viewed in our tradition as places of prayer and introspection and have provided solace to us for millennia. The Rebbe would frequent the resting place of his father-in-law, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn, of righteous memory, where he would stand and pray for hours on behalf of the thousands of people who sent him their requests.

Today, many people visit the Rebbe's resting place—known as the Ohel—each day, and many more send in their requests for prayers and blessings.

It will be our honor to bring letters and blessing requests on behalf of you and your family by replying to this email. While writing the letter or email, remember to include the Hebrew names of the people you are asking requests for, as well as their mother's Hebrew name. It is also customary to commit to add one more Mitzvah, as a merit to receive G-d's blessings.

With warmest wishes that everyone's heartfelt prayers be fulfilled,

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

​​​​​​​P.S. This week, please support our very own Dan Melnik who will read the Torah and Rachel & Elliott Levine who will be the leaders of the Uptown Shabbat!!

Shabbos Rosh Chodesh, Parshas Korach

Friday, June 23
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz I, June 24
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz II, June 25
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the monthly Rosh Chodesh breakfast, of course with radishes, sponsored by the Melnik family.

Have a good Shabbos!

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Life behind bars / Arm of bars

Tefillin Collage Animation.gifJust 5 left to hit our goal of #50tefillin! Are you in? Hit me up and I will get you wrapped up in leather bars on your arm!! :)

Don't miss an amazing lecture this Thursday, June 22, commemorating the Rebbe's yartzeit with guest speaker Rabbi Ari Shishler of Johannesburg, South Africa. 8 pm at Chabad Lubavitch Center at 10900 Fondren Road. Click here for more info

We wish congratulations to David & Stephanie Robertson! All the blessings that they should build a true Jewish home inspired by the Torah & Mitzvos!

Kiddush this week sponsored by Ron Medalie marking the yartzeit and in memory of his father, Dr. Jack H. Medalie


PARSHA: Life Behind Bars

We make mistakes. And we pay for them, sometimes quite dearly. Does this mean that we should accept that we have, in effect, "lost" a portion of our life? What about someone serving a life sentence in prison? more...



Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Shelach

 

Friday, June 16
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:06 pm

Shabbos, June  17
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored by Ron Medalie in memory of his father Dr. Jack H. Medalie
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 3
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:05 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 18
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT - Bagels, Lox & Tefillin!

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Are you a Mitzvah puzzle piece?

Game Board Shabbat DinnerA great time was had this passed Shabbos, with Chanie doing an amazing job on the theme for YJP Houston's first friday's game night.

SOS: A local pregnant mother of three young children was hit by a car while crossing the street, broke many bones and will take months until she is able to do even the simplest of chores. Hired help is desperately and urgently needed to take care of her, the children and home while she recovers, has her expecting baby, follows up with surgery and recovers again. The cost of this and the necessary physical therapy (that is not covered by insurance) is astronomical and the need is urgent. If you would like to help, including anonymously, please contact me or make a donation at www.chabaduptown.org/donate and write "accident mother" in the note field. May Hashem bless you with all good things, that you may be on the giving end rather than the receiving.

Shabbos Parshas Behaalosecha

Friday, June 9
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:04 pm

Shabbos, June 10
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:03 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 11
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox, Tefillin at 9 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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