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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

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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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TicTacShabbat, Mt. Chabad Shavuot Report

Board Game Themed YJP Houston First Fridays Shabbat dinner tonight is at 8:30, Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:30. Great crowd expected - will YOU be joining us? RSVP at www.yjphouston.org

Shavuot report: 70+ souls, ranging from infants in their mothers' arms to retirees, gathered at "Mt. Chabad" on Wednesday to hear the outdoor Ten Commandments reading and enjoy a dairy feast.

The CTeen fidget spinners were a great hit! Thank you to Ehud Marciano for sponsoring the spinners.

Tip of the rabbi's hat to Chanie  and her crew  of volunteers for producing yet another fabulous spread and Rivky for the cheesecake balls, hand dipped in chocolate. Dark chocolate covered with white drizzle and white cholocate covered with back drizzle. "A shame we can't take pictures" was heard; it was that serene and beautiful.  

"When a soldier enlists, he writes a blank check to his nation" - Shavuot is the celebration of our commitment to the Hashem and His Torah, before getting into the details of how to behave on Tuesdays. May we remain as committed as possible all year long.

Kiddush this Shabbos is sponsored by David & Adrianne Berger and Family in commemoration of the yartzeit and in memory her father, Chaim ben Schmuel Herb Saffir, obm.

Condolences to the Kronman family on the passing of their father and grandfather,  Levi Israel ben Eliezer Spector, obm.

Shabbos Parshas Naso

Friday, June 2
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:00 pm / RSVP for YJP Houston First Fridays

Shabbos, June 3
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Bergers
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:59 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 4
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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Free fidget spinner!

Tefillin50 collage.pngThis week marks fifty years since the Six Day War and liberation of Jerusalem. At that time the Rebbe famously launched his signature Tefillin campaign to keep Israel safe. I have made a personal goal for these few weeks to get 50 people to wrap tefillin. So far we hit #27! Can you help me reach my goal? Shoot me an email and I will get you all wrapped up in under 5 minutes! :) You can track me on Facebook using hashtag #50tefillin

Shavuot is this week! 

  • Tuesday: Join us for an amazing and intriguing night of learning, on Torah ideas the presenters are passionate about. We have a great lineup for you - JUMP >
  • Wednesday: Hear the Ten Commandment, enjoy Ice cream and Buffet lunch and ages 5-17 get a FREE FIDGET SPINNER!* Print coupon before holiday & present at Shavuot party on Wed. 5/31 at 11:30 am. One spinner per person present, age 5-17. While supplies last. RSVP at www.chabaduptown.org/shavuotparty #ckids #cteen
  • Thursday: Yizkor memorial service. Full schedule below >
  • Fidget Spinner CouponOnline at www.chabaduptown.org/shavuotschedule 

Shabbos Parshas Bamidbar

Friday, May 26
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:57 pm

Shabbos, May 27
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Marc & EllenAnn Sands in honor of completing the year of Kaddish in memory of his father
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:55 pm
Living Torah 

Sunday, May 28
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT - Bagel, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am 

Shavuot Programs, Service & Candle Lighting Schedule 

Tuesday, May 30 
- 8:00 pm Shabbat Afternoon & Evening Holiday Services 
- 7:59 pm Light Yom Tov Candles (  Blessings
- 11:30 pm JEPShavuot! All Night Learn-A-Thon |  APPLY TO PRESENT 
Lineup of Torah talks by experts on many Jewish subjects! 

  • THE VANISHING JEW IN ACADEMIA
    Philip A. Ernst, Ph.D., Asst. Professor of Statistics, Rice University
  • PSALM 55 & SELF-LIBERATION
    Ashley Stern, Emory University Class of 2019, Jewish Studies Major
  • QUANTUM PHYSICS, COGNITION & KABBALA
    Jerald Simmons, MD, Triple board certified in Neurology, Sleep & Epilepsy 
  • MICROBES & MENSCHEN - WHAT BACTERIA CAN TEACH US ABOUT TORAH
    Naomi Bier, Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • WHO NEEDS GOALKEEPER GLOVES WHEN YOU HAVE THE TORAH
    Michael Lisch, Former Houston Dynamos Goalkeeper
  • FITNESS & TORAH
    Rachel Graff, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston
  • SHAVUOT & AHUVOT: TORAH & LOVE
    Chanie Lazaroff, Co-Director Chabad of Uptown

Wednesday, May 31 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
* 11am-1pm Special childrens' service w/ games, activities and more! 
- 11:30 am  Reading of Ten Commandments & Party 
followed by 1 pm dairy kiddush & ice cream party!  
- 8:00 pm Mincha & Maariv Holiday Services 
After 8:58 pm* Light Yom Tov Candles ( Blessings ) 
* From a pre-existing flame. 

Thursday, June 1 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 11:45 am approx. Yizkor Memorial Service 
- 8:00 pm Mincha & Maariv Services 
- 8:59 pm Yom Tov Ends

Have a good Shabbos & Yom Tov!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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National Police Week

Wonderful Lag B'omer celebrated with a wonderful community of young professionals and families!

This week It was my honor to help the Houston Police Department mark National Police Week with a special prayer for the officers and their families.

"May the families of the first responders have harmony in the home as they stand behind their loved ones, who leave every day with the hope they will return the same way they left. May they have the power to be able to say goodbye at the beginning of every shift, find the strength to wait for the hours to go by that seem like an eternity, for the day to complete, day in and day out. May they have the energy needed for their loved ones to come home to their embrace, in a safe and in good emotional and physical health."


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Shavuos is coming - but, FAST! www.chabaduptown.org/shavuotschedule

Shabbos Mevarchim, Chazak, Parshas Behar - Bechukotai

Friday, May 19
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:52 pm

Shabbos, May 20
Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farengen
Mincha at 7:45 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:51 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, May 21
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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A grills demise, A Holiday surprise

DEADGRILLI am sorry to report that although significant time and efforts for resuscitation were spent, we have reached the inevitable death of our dear friend, the Uptown Grill, that served up and fed the Uptown hungry stomachs delicious and perfectly cooked steaks, kabobs, chicken, burgers and hot dogs faithfully for five years.

However, I am happy to report that this gives you an opportunity to donate a new grill in time for future festivities. 


LAG B'OMER IS HERE!!

  • TOMORROW: Young Professionals, join us tomorrow, Sat. night, for Fire & Ice Lag B'omer - A YJP Houston Themed Experience - get tickets now at www.yjphouston.org
  • SUNDAY: Community, families, children, and everyone in between, please join us on Sunday at Godwin Park, 1-3 pm for a Lag Bomer celebration!

blt.jpgEvery Sunday at 8:30, join us for the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin!!!

Kiddush this week is sponsored in honor of Dara Naomi bas Devorah Dinur's 30th birthday and in honor of Eliyahu ben Shoshana, Ella bas Dara Naomi and Moshe ben Shoshana.


Shabbos Parshas Emor

Friday, May 12
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:48 pm

Shabbos, May 13
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Dinurs
Mincha at 7:45 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:46 pm
Living Torah
YJP Fire & Ice Lag B'omer at 9:30 pm - www.yjphouston.org

Sunday, May 14
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am
Lag Bomer at Godwin Park 1-3 pm www.lagbaomerinhouston.com 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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We have enough...

Typical Chanie moment, as reported by Chabad.org/news:

When a third Israeli team of 18 from Petach Tikvah (their photos) called that afternoon, Chanie Galperin Lazaroff heard her husband [Rabbi Chaim] say he wasn’t sure that they could handle additional guests.“ [to Dimona and Holon] ‘Call them back!” she said. “ ‘They have to come. We have enough food.’

After the rabbi extended the offer, she started getting out more potatoes, more chicken—more of everything. “I thought you had enough,” countered the rabbi. “I do,” replied his wife. “I just have to make it.” Read the entire article here >


cinco de shabbat chili.jpgCome try some award winning chili many other delicacies is this month's Mexican themed, First Fridays for Young Professionals, Cinco de Shabbat!

We have enough for all of y'all, but if you register tonight, before it's gonna cost you! RSVP here using promo code "advance".

www.yjphouston.org


cteen album.png23,544. . 23,544! Is that not enough already?! That's 97 - NINETY SEVEN - more than last year! - There is a relative disconnect between Americans and Israelis when it comes to Yom Hazikaron. Perhaps it is because Yom Hazikaron is something very personal to Israelis, where everyone has family or knows someone killed among the 23,544 who sacrificed their lives for being Jewish and Israel? I am not sure.

What is your opinion why this is? What can we do about it?

David Nesenoff spoke and taught this Shabbat so passionately at Chabad of Uptown about the land of Israel and the Tzahal. If you weren't there, you missed something special. We couldn't get enough of him! A wonderful time was had at Sat. night with the CTeen group!

Luckily, you can still learn more... I strongly encourage everyone, Americans or Israelis, especially the millennials, to join the Survival of a Nation - New Uptown 6 week course. You will learn so much, and will gain an even greater appreciation for Israel.


Fire Ice FB Banner Lag Bomer.jpgNext weekend is Lag B'omer!! 

* Sat. May 13: Fire & Ice Lag B'omer - a YJP Houston experience (for Young Professionals)
* Sun. May 14: Community Lag B'omer at Godwin Park


Shabbos Parshas Acharei-Kedoshim

Friday, May 5
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:44 pm | RSVP for Cinco de Shabbat YJP First Fridays

Shabbos, May 6
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos kiddush
Mincha at 7:45 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:40 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, May 7
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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Be inspired and inspire

I always wonder as I send out my weekly email, does every week's email need a picture? Please let me know your thoughts.

Last call for reservations for Shabbat dinner this weekend with our guest, David Nesenoff! You don't want to miss this Shabbaton! www.chabaduptown.org/shabbaton

Save the dates for the upcoming May events!

  • Fri. May 5: Cinco de Shabbat - YJP Houston
  • Sat. May 13: Fire & Ice Lag B'omer - a YJP Houston experience (for Young Professionals)
  • Sun. May 14: Community Lag B'omer at Godwin Park
  • Tues. May 30: JEDShavuot: Torah Ideas Worth Sharing All night learnathon | Apply to present
  • Wed. May 31: Shavuot 10 commandments & ice cream party

A thought: Tonight is the second day of Iyar, the birth of the Rebbe Maharash, when we count the sefira of Tiferes Shebtiferes. The Rebbe Maharash would often say, the world say if you can go under, climb over. I say, lchatchila ariber - in the first place, climb over!

We often spend so much time battling the challenges of life and when we don't succeed we let go and then climb over it. Let's take a page out of the the Rebbe Maharash's playbook. Let's let go now, and climb over in the first place!

Good Shabbos! 


Shabbos Parshas Tazria-Metzora - Shabbaton with David Nesenoff


Friday, April 28
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:39 pm

  • Community Dinner with David Nesenoff at 8:30 | RSVP
    LectureA funny thing happened to me at the White House
    An incredible story of Israel, Holocaust, Washington and every Jew

Shabbos, April 29
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am

  • Followed by Shabbos Kiddush with David Nesenoff
    LectureTangled up in Life; Negotiating Peace in our Lives

Mincha at 7:40 pm

  • Pirkei Avos Ch. 2, with David Nesenoff
    Lecture: From Chopped Liver to Liverpool; From Conservative Rabbi to Chabad to the Beatles.

Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:35 pm
Living Torah

  • CTeen with David Nesenoff: An evening of song and story - 9:30-11 pm | RSVP
    The Secrets to Success: How to figure out what you want, and get it

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

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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"Get the Hell out of Palestine"

Pesach by the numbers: 

7 cases wine & grape juice
45 lbs shmurah matzah consumed
50 gift pack shmurah matzah distributed 
111 Israeli teens hosted from three teams in the First Robotics Competition
144 Seders served 
425 lbs Meat & Chicken
497 Pesach meals served
6215 lbs of fruits and vegetables


thomas.gifBut there will be ONE Shabbaton for our ONE community next weekend with David Nesenoff.

This is an event you do not want to miss!

Thank you to all those who registered at this time. Please register and share with your friends and family!

www.chabaduptown.org/shabbaton


Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Shmini

Friday, April 21
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:35 pm

Shabbos, April 22
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:35 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:30 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, April 23
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Wednesday, April 26 - Rosh Chodesh Iyar
Shacharis at 6:45-8 am followed by breakfast (with radishes of course!)

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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hungry?

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Wonderful to have the whole family, with Chaya and Mendel home from school, celebrating Pesach together. 

All who are hungry, come and eat! What wonderful Seders! For the first time in years we did not have to close our doors as we had ample room to host everyone for a full house for the Pesach Seder! And, we "escaped the seder" just in time for the afikoman! Everyone did a great job unlocking the codes needed to escape!


Don't Miss - April 28:  Shabbaton with David Nesenoff: An incredible story of Israel, Holocaust, Washington and every Jew. More details and RSVP at www.chabaduptown.org/shabbaton

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We welcome the many teams who are arriving over this coming week from Israel for a robotics competition in Houston next weekend. 

  • Mazel tov to Aaron Harari on his Bar Mitzvah! 
  • Mazel tov to Rabbi Chaim's brother, Peretz & Chevie Lazaroff on the birth of a boy!

Shabbos Chol Hamoed Pesach

Friday, April 14
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbos Pesach Dinner

Shabbos, April 15
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:30 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:25 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, April 16 
- 8:00 am Morning Services   

Passover Final Days Service Schedule

Sunday, April 16 
Before 7:32 pm Light Yom Tov Candles (Blessing 2
- 7:30 pm Mincha & Maariv Services 
- 12:00 am  Late night Torah Study 

Monday, April 17, 7th Day of Pesach 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 7:30 pm Mincha & Maariv Services 
After 8:27 pm Light Shabbos & Yom Tov Candles (Blessing 2

Tuesday, April 18, Acharon Shel Pesach 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 11:15 am Yizkor Memorial Service
- 6:30 pm Mincha 
- 7:00 pm Moshiach Seudah followed by Maariv Services
- 8:28 pm Holiday Ends

IMPORTANT: 
Wait one hour before eating chometz to allow the Rabbi to buy it back for you.

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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