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Ingenious Robots - Count!

tefillin robotics shoham.jpegUnbelievable that another week has passed!

We are expecting a spirited group from Israel to join us for Shabbat dinner this week. They are one of 23 delegations from Israel competing in an international First Robotics Competition. We visited their booths, cheered them on, organized a Kosher food truck for them and of course wrapped tefillin! If you want to join us for dinner, please RSVP at www.chabaduptown.org/shabbatdinner 

It is very inspiring to see the Israeli youth coming up with ingenious ways of building their robot to be the most competitive! 

We are building ourselves day by day towards Shavuos, we too need to come up with ingenious ideas of how to beat our own system and improve ourselves by making our counting of the omer, count.

Make your count now www.chabaduptown.org/omer

Click here for a video of Torah Day School visiting with visiting with the team MishMash - FTC Team #12016 from Beer Sheva, Israel


UPCOMING: 

  • New JLI course starts this Tuesday, April 24! What is? Rethinking Everything we Know About our Universe More...
  • 6-Braid Challah Workshop - By popular demand April 29, 11:30 am. Please reply to this email to RSVP.
  • Lag B'Omer - Save Dates!
    • Young Professionals: YJP Houston Jazz & Artisan BBQ, Wed., May 2, 8 pm
    • Community: Celebration at Godwin Park, Thurs., May 3, 4-7 pm
  • Cinco de Shabbat - YJP First Fridays, May 4 - Click
  • FCYA Gala is coming up! We hope you can join us Sunday, May 6. We can still squeeze in a message in the journal in honor of Batami and / or the committee! www.circlegala.com

Mazel tov to Lee & Alon Ben Shushan on the birth of a baby girl!
Mazel tov to Anat Friedman & Joseph Kessler on the birth of a baby boy!


 Shabbos Parshas Tazria-Metzora

Friday, April 20
Candle Lighting & Mincha at 7:34 pm
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, April 21
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbengen
Mincha at 7:30 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 2
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:29 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, April 22 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, April 23 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, April 26 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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8^8

As Shabbos fell this year on the first and last day of Pesach the Torah portions for Pesach are read rather than the weekly Torah portion. Therefore, this Shabbos we will be reading the beginning of Parshas Shemini for the eighth time!

Fine print: We read Shemini at Shabbos Mincha Nissan 8, 15, & 22, (March 24, 31 & April 7), Monday and Thursday mornings Nissan 10, 13, 24 & 27, (March 26, 29, April 9 & 12). Hence, this Shabbos morning, Nissan 29 (April 14), will be the eighth reading.

There is a teaching that in a year that שמיני Shemini (8) is read שמונה Shmoneh (8), times it will be a year of שמינה Shmainah, "fatty", blessings, extra flow of goodness from above physically and spiritually.

Not by chance, 8 is the shape of the symbol for infinity, ∞, as 8 breaks the borders of time and space. It was only after a complete week of 7 days of inauguration, that on the eighth day Aharon and his sons begin to officiate as the kohanim in the Mishkan, the tabernacle.

For to interact with the divine is to interact with infinity. To receive abundant, "fatty", blessings we need to achieve a sublime level of spirituality beyond the normal scope. On a regular year we read Shemini a mere few times. However, in a year that we read it 8 times, we are reaching for Hashem's blessings of 8 to the power 8, infinity to the power of infinity.

May all of y'all see the blessings of שמיני, שמונה, שמינה, (Shmini, Shmoneh, Shmainah) and be allowed to realize it in reality with open eyes, with revealed good, physically and spiritually! 

For more on the parsha, visit www.chabaduptown.org/parsha 


batami-wesbite_2.jpgDON'T MISS!

May 6 FCYA Gala 12 pm - Honoring Batami Baskin & Committee
FCYA is a partnership of YJP Houston and Friendship Circle of Houston

These dedicated volunteers have created and participated in programming that fosters friendship, camaraderie, and integration between young professionals and young adults with special needs.

Please join us in wishing them mazel tov in person and / or in the tribute journal while supporting this important cause! www.circlegala.com

The FCYA committee to be recognized: Batami Baskin, Maya Ben-Bassat, Naomi Bier, Natalia Bubis, Marcie Dinkin, Alison Gottlieb, Ari Hutchison, Maria Itkin, Shmuel Kronman, Yaakov Levine, Rachel Levine, Danielle Resh, Erica Thum   


JLI Rethinking UniverseUpcoming JLI course: What Is? Rethinking Everything we Know About Our Universe
6 Tuesdays, Apr 24th - Jun 5th 2018
Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.


Mazel tov to Yaakov (Elliott) & Rachel Levine on birth of a baby girl, Nechama Miriam! May they have  much nachas from her

Condolences to Cindy Lerner and family on the passing of her mother, Pearl Bund, a"h. May her memory be for a blessing 

We remember for a 4 Iyar yartzeit this Shabbos, Yitzchak ben Asher Zelig, a"h, the husband of Yocheved (Adrienne) Shwarzman and father of Michal Shwarzman Zitvar.


Shabbos Mevarchim Iyar, Parshas Shemini

Friday, April 13
Candle Lighting at 7:30 pm
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner sponsored by Yaakov & Rachel Levine in honor of their newborn daughter, Nechama Miriam

Shabbos, April 14
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored by Yaakov & Rachel Levine in honor of their newborn daughter, Nechama Miriam
Mincha at 7:30 pm
Pirkei Avot, Ethics of our Fathers, Chapter 1
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:25 pm
Living Torah

Rosh Chodesh Iyar 1, Sunday, April 15
Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin with radishes! :)

Rosh Chodesh Iyar 2, Monday, April 16
Shacharis at 6:45 am

Thursday, April 19 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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I throw my (Pesach) latke in the air sometimes

 

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Wonderful seders, filled the rooms, hearts and cups with joy, stories, wining and dining!

The older two kids home, we spent wonderful Chol Hamoed days on family excursions, visiting parks, go karts, and more.

Please join us for a Pesach community holiday dinner, lunch and / or Moshiach sedudah after each service below! Please RSVP to let us know to expect you. (Friday night is for Young Professionals)

This Friday is the First Friday of April AND Pesach! you know what that means.... YJP First Fridays is here! If you are a young Jewish professional, did you RSVP yet for Shabbat dinner, First Fridays - Pesach Edition? 

NPR ran a story featuring our holiday cooking shows:

For Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff of Houston, Texas, the kitchen is his happy place. That's why, when he was asked to share a few Passover recipes on FOX 26 Houston, his local news station, he jumped at the opportunity. "If I could, I would cook all day," says the rabbi, who is also the co-director of Chabad of Uptown, a community center for Jewish people. More...

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The last day of Pesach  is particularly associated with Moshiach. At the Moshiach's meal instituted by Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, the Rebbes of Chabad added the custom of drinking four cups of wine, as in the seder held on Passover's first days. Join us this Saturday at 5:45 pm for services and this special celebration that concludes Pesach.


Mazel tov to Daniel & Nurit Agranov on the birth of a baby boy!

We extend sincere Condolences to Danielle Resh and Family on the passing of her grandfather.

Pesach Last Days Holiday & Service Schedule

Make an Eruv Tavshilin
Thursday, April 5 | Day 6
Morning Service 7:30 am
Candle Lighting (Shel Yom Tov, no Shehechiyanu) 7:25 pm
Evening Service 7:25 pm
Followed by Holiday Dinner - RSVP

Friday, April 6 | Day 7
Late Night Torah Study 12:00 am
Morning Service 10:00 am
Followed by Pesach Lunch Kiddush
Candle Lighting (shel Shabbos v'shel Yom Tov, no Shehechiyanu) BEFORE 7:25 pm
Evening Service 7:25 pm
Followed by YJP First Fridays Shabbat Dinner - Pesach Edition RSVP

Saturday, April 7 | Day 8
Morning Service 10:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service 11:15 am
Followed by Shabbos & Pesach Lunch Kiddush
Evening Service 5:45 pm
Followed by Moshiach Meal 6:15 pm
Evening Service 8:20 pm
Holiday Ends 8:20 pm

Bring back the Chametz! - allow 60 minutes for the Rabbi to buy it back for you.

Have a good Yom Tov & Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Pics🎙TV 📺 News 🎥and more - VIDEO

matzah baking.jpgDear Uptown community and friends,

In every generation, we consider how we ourselves left and are leaving Egypt.

As we sit down to our seders this year we reflect on the year behind and ahead of us.

What has been holding us back from being the best we can be? What "Egypt" can we break out of to achieve our own personal "Freedoms".

At this time, we wish you and yours a Happy and Kosher Pesach, a year filled with brilliant success in all of your endeavors, freedom from whatever may be holding us back, both physically and spiritually. 

Rabbi Chaim, Chanie & Clan


10 Tips JHVWe had a busy week, preparing for Pesach rest.

Sunday, we hosted the  Israeli House Houston for the Model Matzah Bakery (in Hebrew of course). :)

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JHV Featured Rabbi Chaim's Ten tips and meditations for a Post-Harvey Passover.

Working hard, for the holiday of freedom.

Using grains, to make Pesach Matzah 
Mendel and Levi joined as well and to visit the Ohel for 11 Nissan

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All 50 States and scores of cities declare Education Day honoring the Rebbe
Including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Talking about, the gift of silence.
See Rabbi Chaim's column, this week in the Houston Chronicle & JHV.

Walla Hebrew News media included Chabad of Uptownin the recap of Seder preparation around the world. 

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Fox 26 Morning News, Charoset with Jose Grinan at 8 am and Pesach Kugel with Sally MacDonald, Melissa Wilson and Tom Zizka at 9 am

Feeling every muscle, that hurts so good,

The body is working, but the soul is at rest 


Pesach First Days & Chol Hamoed
Customs, Candle Lighting & Service Schedule

Friday, March 30 | Passover Eve
Shacharit Service
 6:45 am
Followed by Siyum for Fast of Firstborn
Eat Chometz Until 11:21 am
Burn Chometz by 12:23 pm

Candle Lighting 7:21 pm
Evening Service 7:30 pm 
Communal Seder 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 31 | Day 1
Morning Service 10:00 am
Teffilat Tal - Prayer for Dew
Followed by Shabbos & Pesach Kiddush
Evening Service 7:20 pm
Counting of the Omer
Light Candles after 8:16 pm
Communal Seder 8:45 pm

Sunday, April 1 | Day 2
Morning Service 10:00 am
Followed by Shabbos & Pesach Kiddush
Evening Service 7:20 pm
Maariv, Omer Count, Havdalla and Holiday Ends 8:16 pm
Living Torah

Chol Hamoed April 2 - 5 | Days 3 - 6
Morning Service 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos and Happy & Kosher Pesach!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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10 Tips and Meditations for a Post Harvey Passover

 The Jewish Herald Voice Passover Magazine Featured Rabbi Chaim's list for 10 Tips and Meditations for a Post Harvey Passover.

Click on images to enlarge or click here for a printable PDF.

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Mind your beeswax?

cteen challah bake gallery promo.pngYour Pesach List: 

On Sunday, CTeen made Challah with seniors and sang songs while Helena Barker played on the piano. A labor of love - for loaves of love! - PICS

Tuesday is Education & Sharing Day: Education tends to be geared towards financial success and prosperity. In times like these, it has become increasingly clear that our youth need to be educated towards morals, ethics and conscience. Let's use this moment to reflect on these ideas on  Education and Sharing Day.

educationday gallery.pngMarking forty years of observance and coinciding with forty years of Torah Day School of Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner, joined cities throughout the USA and beyond declaring March 27, 2018 as Education and Sharing Day for Houston, Texas on the anniversary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's birth. The Mayor's proclamation calls on Houstonians to use this "opportunity to pause and recognize our responsibility to ensure that our young people have the foundation necessary to lead lives rich in purpose and fulfillment".

- For the first observance in 1978, Vice President Walter Mondale & Senator Ted Kennedy were among the many US leadership. Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff attended the event in Washington D.C. as well.

- For the school year of 1977-78, the Nelkin family were the founding students of Torah Day School.


1024x1024 checking for chametz.jpgThe Tools for Bedikas Chametz: In pursuit of a better self and a better world

On the night before Pesach, on the eve of 14 Nissan, we check our homes for chametz. We check for chametz not only physically, but, spiritually as well. Many stories are told of great tzaddikim who would spend many hours checking for chametz in their small and humble homes.

How does one go about checking for chametz internally?

The difference between the Hebrew letters of Chametz חמץ and Matzah מצה is only a drop of ink that attaches and changes the Ches of Chametz to the Hey of Matzah, representing a humble Yud 1. Yud is the gematria, the numerical value, of ten. According to the Arizal 2, ten pieces of Chametz are placed throughout the home as we search and find the ten physical pieces that will go up in flames the next day. Spiritually, we examine and search through the ten levels of the spiritual DNA of our existence, the ten levels, sefiros, of the neshama 3.

How does one achieve this introspective humility, transforming from the inflated Chametz, to the humble Matzah?

Perhaps we can find the answer in the very tools traditionally used to search and burn with the chametz, the feather, wooden spoon 4 and beeswax candle 5.

Through these seemingly crude tools, we are actually joining together all strata of modern existence, as taught in Kabbala and Chassidus 6:  Domem, Tzomeiach, Chai & Medaber. Loosely translated as the mineral, organic, animal and human kingdoms. As we walk the halls and rooms of the home, we are the human (Medaber), using the feather from a bird (Chai), wooden spoon from a tree (Tzomeiach) and a candle of beeswax (Domem).

This year, let’s be sure to search everywhere that we may have experienced chametz, examining the ten levels of our soul as in interacts with the four kingdoms of existence. May we succeed to work together to perfect ourselves, our community and the entire world.


Shabbos Hagadol, Parshas Tzav

Friday, March 23
Candle Lighting & Mincha at 7:17 pm
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, March 24
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farengen
Mincha at 7:15 pm
Customary First Portion Haggadah Review
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:11 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, March 25 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, March 26 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, March 29 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Friday, March 30 - Shacharis at 6:45 am - Siyum for Fast of Firstborns

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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  1. Chukas HaPesach Hakatzar, 8.
  2. Pri Etz Chaim, Shaar 21, Perek 5. Note the language used in Gemara Pesachim 10a, “placed ten and found nine”.
  3. Processed through the intelligence: Chochma, Bina and Da’as (Chab”ad). Followed by the emotions: Chessed, Gevurah and Tiferes (Chag”as). Applied through the expressions of Netzach, Hod, Yesod and Malchus (Nehi”m). For more on this subject, see at length in Tanya Likkutei Amarim.
  4. Hagaddah Shel Pesach Im Likkutei Ta’amim, Minhagim Ubiurim.
  5. Shulchan Aruch 433:2.
  6. Tanya Likkutei Amarim 38, elaborated in Iggeret Hakodesh Epistle 20. 

 

Maos chitim, Pesach for the poor - VIDEO

cteen shabbaton Player Button.pngWith Rosh Chodesh Nissan coinciding with Hachodesh, this Shabbos we read from threeTorahs! 1. Vayikra, 2. Rosh Chodesh, 3. Hachodesh.

Rivky has had a busy week! Off the press this week is the video recap feature of the CTeen Shabbaton trip to NYC!


Rivky also held a bake sale for a school challenge to raise money for Maos Chitim, Pesach money for needy families. You can also give to the Chabad of Uptown Maos Chitim fund at www.chabaduptown.org/donate.

rivky bake sale maos chitim.jpegDid you sell your Chametz yet? Do so now at www.chabadhouston.com/chametz

Reserve your spot at our seder www.chabaduptown.org/seder. Complete Pesach schedule with Chabad of Uptown at www.chabaduptown.org/pesachschedule 


PARSHAS HACHODESH: Our Other Head

Nissan is the first month, but it comes six months after the beginning of the year; Rosh Hashanah is the first day of the year, but it falls in the seventh month. Makes sense? It does, if you’re a Jew. more...


Shabbos Rosh Chodesh, Parshas Vayikra & Hachodesh

 

Friday, March 16
Candle Lighting & Mincha at 7:13 pm
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, March 17
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am | Torah Reading from Three Torah, Parsha, Rosh Chodesh & Hachodesh
Followed by Shabbos Rosh Chodesh / Hachodesh Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:10 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:07 pm
Living Torah

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

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Pesach is coming! Are you?!

Watch this recap of Purim with Chabad of Uptown purim uptown video player button.png 

So many exciting things happening this Shabbos!

  • It is Shabbos mevarchim when we bless the new month of Nissan, the month of redemption
  • It is Shabbos Chazak, when we complete the book of Shemos / Exodus with great fanfare
  • We take out a second Torah to read Parshas Parah, the red heifer, in preparation for the Pesach sacrifice

NOW TAKING PESACH SEDER RESERVATIONS! The Seder is filling up! We are now taking reservations at www.chabaduptown.org/seder. Complete schedule at www.chabaduptown.org/pesachschedule


We wish heartfelt condolences to Shlomi Ben Hamo on the passing of his father Yosef in Israel. Shiva is being observed until Wednesday morning Shiva Visitation Hours: Friday: 10 am-1:30 pm, Saturday: 7:30-9:30 pm, Sunday-Tuesday: 10am-1:30 pm and 7:30-9:30 pm. Reply to email for address.


PARSHA: Three Types of Community

A shattered people must be rebuilt. How does Moses proceed? more...


Shabbos Mevarchim, Chazak, Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei & Parah!

 

Friday, March 9
Candle Lighting & Mincha at 6:08 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, March 10
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am | Chazak & Special Reading of Parshas Parah
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Ron Roseman marking his father's yartzeit, Chaim Moshe ben Avraham, a"h, on 23 Adar.
Mincha at 6:10 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:02 pm
Living Torah

CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS! Spring Forward One Hour. 

Sunday, March 11 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, March 12 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, March 15 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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FCYA Shabbat - Shushan Purim PHOTOS

What an unbelievable Purim (so far)! Here are the photos in so far

LAST CHANCE TO RSVP! www.yjphouston.org/events/fcyashabbat Tonight we continue the celebration for Shushan Purim! Volunteers of YJP Houston - Young Jewish Professionals Houstonin their 20s & 30s with FCYA (Friendship Circle of Houston – Young Adults) celebrate " Shushan Purim "Shabbat in the Palace" together with young adults with special needs for an evening of fun, camaraderie and integration.

Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa

Friday, March 2
Candle Lighting at 6:04 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for FCYA Shabbat First Fridays with Young Adults with Special Needs

Shabbos, March 3
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Shamooelian family in honor of Ruthie's birthday and thanks to Hashem for all of the goodness.
Mincha at 6:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:58 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, March 4 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, March 5 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, March 8 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Cteen, Purim 🤡 Much

We are off!!! CTeen Houston will be well represented at the CTeen International Shabbaton with 2500 representatives from around the world!  This years highlights include havdalah—a ceremony which separates the day of Shabbat from the working week—with Jewish rapper Nissim Black, and a grand banquet at Brooklyn’s Pier 12. Additionally, CTeen is also taking part in the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Torah campaign; all participants will be encouraged to participate in having their own letter written in a Unity Torah, which will be completed in Israel.

This being the Shabbat before Purim, on which we celebrate the foiling of Haman with the Zachor reading.


Next week is Purim!!! Complete schedule below! Now is the last minute!!!

PLEASE register for the Wed. Mystery Dinner, Thurs. Under the Sea and / or Friday FCYA Shabbat - so we can plan accordingly.

RSVP for any other events or megillah readings you may be joining by replying to this email.

  Megillah Readings   Celebrate Passover (225 Pixels)


Zachor

When the Israelites left Egypt, no nation dared pick a fight with them. Only Amalek, driven by profound hatred which defied logic, came to wage battle. more...


 

Purim Is Not Normal

Purim is nuts. A rational person cannot celebrate Purim, nor can those who believe they know who they are. Because the joy of Purim means leaving all reason and sense of self behind.  more...


We extend our sincere condolences to CTeen Houston member, Esther Gerlitz, on the passing of her mother,  Naomi Gerlitz A"H, Naomi A"H bas Eliezer Dovid.  The funeral was today in Israel and the family will conclude shiva in Houston. Naomi's husband and children will be receiving visitors in Houston Saturday night until Wednesday.  Naomi's parents will be in Houston Sunday. Reply to this email if you would like the Houston Shiva address.


Shabbos Zachor Parshas Tetzaveh

Friday, February 23
Candle Lighting & Mincha at 5:59 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat 

Shabbos, February 24
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am | Parshas Zachor
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush lunch
Mincha at 6:00 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:53 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, February 25 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, February 26 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Wednesday, Fast of Esther & Purim Eve, February 28
5:34 am Fast of Esther Begins
6:45 am Shacharis Services
5:45 pm Fast of Esther Mincha
6:45 pm Maariv  
7:00 pm Megillah Reading Followed by YJP Purim Mystery Dinner - Tickets Now
10:30 pm Late Night Megillah Reading 

Thursday, Purim Day, March 1
6:45 am Shacharis
7:30 am Megillah Reading
1:00 pm Westin Galleria Megillah Reading, Woodway Hall II, Level 4
2:30 pm Seniors Party & Megillah at Brookdale Galleria -  - 2929 Post Oak
5:30 pm Multimedia Megillah Followed by Purim Under the Sea Tickets Now

Friday, Shushan Purim, March 2
6:30 pm FCYA Shushan Purim Edition Shabbat with Friends - Friendship for All
More info at www.yjphouston.org

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

 

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


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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


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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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