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"If I could speak"

  • Packed house for services and beautiful dinners! The childrens' program was the best yet. By far, my favorite Rosh Hashana moment is when kids lined up at the bima, 3 rows deep, wide-eyed watching me blow shofar! These memories will stick with me as I hope they will stick with them. What was your favorite moment?
  • HEY TEENS! This Sunday, we will kick off the 2018-19 year of CTeen with a Challah bake with Seniors at the Brookdale Galleria.
  • We look forward to a meaningful Yom Kippur. With you! www.chabaduptown.org/services
  • It isn't too early to think about Sukkos! Please RSVP for our three Sukkos dinners under the stars, Sept. 23, 24 and 28. Indicate the date under the note field.

 

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 Shuva, Parshas Vayelech
Friday, September 14
Services at 7:15 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:10 pm

Shabbos, September 15
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 7:10 pm
Customary "Shabbos Shuva Drosha", laws of Yom Kippur / Sukkos
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:02 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, September 16
Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Kapporos 10 am - 1 pm 13235 Old Richmond Rd. 77083. Preorder 

Monday, September 17 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 18
Customs of Erev Yom Kippur: Ask for lekach, Receive malkus,  Men's Mikvah at 10900 Fondren Road (Hours: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm, Members Use Card & Non-Members: $5 Adults, $2 Child), Eat festive meal with kreplach
Special Erev Yom Kippur Mincha (3:15 pm at 10900 Fondren Road),  Light 26 hour candle
Light Holiday Candles & Fast Begins 7:05pm
For Yom Kippur duration there is no eating, wearing leather shoes, lotions, washing, intimacy
Kol Nidrei 7:00pm
Children's Program    7:00-9:00pm
      
Wednesday, September 19
Morning Service    9:30am
Children's Program    11:00am-1:30pm
Yizkor Memorial Service    12:30pm
Mincha Afternoon Service    5:15pm
Neilah Closing Service    6:30pm
Havdala & Fast Ends    7:57pm
Break the Fast Light Buffet - RSVP
Kiddush Levana

Thursday, March 29 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
      
Sukkot & Simchat Torah Holiday, Service & Candle Lighting Schedule >

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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New Year Party - wild?

 

Today, Friday at 1 pm, watch and tune in to Houston Life on KPRC2, for another one of Rabbi Chaim's holiday cooking shows, making round Challah for Rosh Hashana!

Friday night is the YJP Houston September First Fridays Shanghai Shabbat!

This Shabbos, the last Shabbos before the month of Tishrei and a new year, we don't make the usually customary "Blessing of the New Month". There are a number of reasons given. The Baal Shem Tov explains: "The seventh month (Tishrei), first of the months of the year, is blessed by G-d Himself, on its Shabbat Mevorchim. With this power, Israel blesses the other months eleven times a year." Yet, we still recite tehillim and hold a farbrengen as we would on a regular Shabbos Mevarchim - see below.

Many thanks to Shlomi and Tamar of Clean Air Houston Pro for doing a wonderful job cleaning the shul's chairs in time for the New Year! They look like new!

FYI, for all of the Sept.-Oct. holidays we have secured permission for parking in the River Oaks District parking garage, level 2-6. Have you registered yet? www.chabaduptown.org/services. Complete Rosh Hashana schedule below and online here.

Save the dates for all of the upcoming holidays!

  • Rosh Hashanah:  September 9-11
  • Yom Kippur: September 18-19
  • Sukkot:  September 23-30
  • Simchat Torah: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Mazel tov to Eric and Amanda Rubenstein on the birth of a baby girl!

Why No Wild Party on Rosh Hashanah?
Why do we take our New Year’s Day so seriously? What’s this whole judgment deal? Why all the prayers? Can’t we just party? more…

 

Shabbos Parshas Netzavim

 

Friday, September 7
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for YJP First Fridays Shabbat Dinner in Shanghai
Candle Lighting at 7:19 pm

Shabbos, September 8
Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:20 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 5 & 6
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:11 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, September 9, Erev Rosh Hashana
Selichos, Morning Service & Hataras Nedarim at 8:30 am
Rosh Hashana Evening Service 7:15 pm
Light Holiday Candles 7:16 pm
Children's Program 7:15-8:15 pm
Rosh Hashana Dinner - RSVP required, 8:15pm

Monday, September 10, Rosh Hashana Day 1
Morning Services at 9:30 am
Children's Program 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Shofar Sounding approx. 12:30 pm
Kiddush Lunch - RSVP 2:00 pm
Mincha & Family Tashlich Service 6:00 pm
Evening Service 7:30 pm
Light Holiday Candles AFTER 8:09 pm
Rosh Hashana Dinner - RSVP required 8:15 pm

Tuesday, September 11, Rosh Hashana Day 2
Morning Services at 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 7:15 pm
Havdalla & Holiday Ends 8:08 pm

Have a good Shabbos, good Yom Tov & Shana Tova!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Kick & Lift Off!

This weekend officially kicks off the liturgical part of the High Holidays with Selichos on Saturday night (or AKA Sunday morning) at 1:15 am. We will kick off the High Holidays series of Selichos prayers, recited in preparation for the "Days of Awe" of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. 

Elchonon Reizes is visiting Chabad of Uptown for Shabbos! Please come by and meet our CTeen director, Naomi Bier's fiancé. Shabbos day Kiddush is sponsored in their honor! (See below) Mazel tov!  

  • See complete schedule for the coming week (including Selichos) below 
  • High Holidays information and schedule online at www.chabaduptown.org/services
  • For those who have paid their voluntary membership, we say thank you! If you have not yet, please consider supporting your shul at www.chabaduptown.org/membership  
  • Order your lulav and esrog set here. Be sure to put "Uptown" in the note section.

Talking about CTeen, check out this awesome article by our CTeen leader, Nina Pfrenger! Way to go Nina!

nina nasa.jpegCTEEN IN OUTER SPACE - Hey y’all! My name is Nina Pfrenger and if you didn’t already guess from the “y’all” I live in Houston, Texas and am currently a senior at a public high school. About a year and a half ago, at the 2017 Cteen Shabbaton, my journey to become more observant started. After the Shabbaton I took on dressing tznius, modestly, and Passover that same year I started keeping Shabbos. (Thanks to the amazing Lazaroff family for hosting me every week!) It wasn’t long before I was keeping more and more mitzvot.

Throughout my junior year, I participated in an online course called NASA High School Aerospace Scholars (or HAS for short). It was through this program that during the summer I had an amazing opportunity to attend a week long onsite program at none other than “Houston, we have a problem’s” NASA.

I heard about this program from a girl at my Chabad House who participated the year prior to me. She told me that they were extremely accommodating to letting her wear skirts, keep kosher, and keep Shabbos. As someone who wants to go into mechanical engineering this sounded like the best thing ever!

Read more and see what happens next, here!


Shabbos Selichos Parshas Ki Savo

Friday, August 31
Candle Lighting at 7:27 pm
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, September 1
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored anonymously in honor of the engagement of Elchonon Reizes (who will be with us for Shabbos) and Naomi Bier
Mincha at 7:25 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 3 & 4
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:20 pm
Living Torah
Selichos at 1:15 am (Sunday early morning)

Sunday, September 2 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, September 3 - Selichos & Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, September 6 - Selichos & Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Light up!

Colorful lazaroffuptown 5779-01 150dpi.jpgNow, for the 12th Chabad center in Houston, and 29th in Texas, Chabad opens a permanent center in Cypress, marking the first anniversary of Harvey. Read more in this week's JHV.

This week, we welcome our new intern, Chava Baum! Chava will be with us at Chabad of Uptown through the holidays. She will doing the CKids children's program and other projects. Please give her a warm Texas welcome!

Look out in your mail for the this year's Shabbat candle and Parsha magnet calendar sponsored by River Oaks Plant House and Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates. If you did not get one, stop by to pick one up and / or send us your mailing address so we can add you for the future!

Join us for the High Holidays! All the info is at www.chabaduptown.org/services

Your support of Chabad of Uptown makes the world a better place. Thank you for doing your part at www.chabaduptown.org/donate


 

5 Powerful Insights From the Rebbe - Ki Teitzei

Enjoy four short thoughts and a video adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Parshat Ki Teitzei. more…


 

Shabbos Parshas Ki Seitzei

 

Friday, August 24
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:35 pm

Shabbos, August 25
Chassidus at 9:00 am by our new intern, Chava Baum
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 7:35 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 1 & 2
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:28 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, August 26 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, August 27 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, August 30 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Get High!

shana tova bitmoji.jpgWe are deep in Elul. It's high time we get high tide up for the High Holy Days!

www.chabaduptown.org/services 

At Chabad of Uptown, we are very proud of the special inclusive environment we have created where everyone feels comfortable and welcome in a beautiful, exquisite setting. Chabad is a home for every kind of Jew. Because at Chabad we just consider you “Jewish”. No Labels. No Differences. So join us for a most inspiring and meaningful High Holiday experience, in a very special place; a place for someone just like you!

SERVICES ARE FREE! - No Tickets, Membership or Affiliation Necessary!

  • Beautiful Location in heart of Houston!
  • Traditional services blended with contemporary messages 
  • Hebrew-English prayer books provided 
  • FREE! No tickets, membership or affiliation necessary - RSVP free here
  • For voluntary membership, sponsorship and reserved seats, click here 
  • Dinners, Luncheons & Break Fast - RSVP required 

Shabbos Parshas Shoftim

Friday, August 17
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:42 pm

Shabbos, August 18
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:40 pm
Ethics of our Fathers Ch. 6
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:36 pm
Kiddush Levana
Living Torah

Sunday, August 19 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, August 20 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, August 23 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Never be the victim

Our hearts and minds are with Israel as we once again face the onslaught of violence. May Hashem protect our brethren in Israel, especially in the South.

However, we the Jewish people survive many acts against us. This is because we are in control and will never allow ourselves to be defined as a victim. As Rabbi Sacks writes and points the lesson we can learn from this week's Parsha Re'eh. 

Jews came to it through the life-changing teachings of Moses, especially in the book of Deuteronomy. They are epitomised in the opening verses of our parsha.

See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you heed the commandments of the L‑rd your G‑d that I am giving you today; and the curse, if you do not heed the commandments of the L‑rd your G‑d, but stray from the way I am commanding you today … 

Throughout Deuteronomy, Moses keeps saying: don’t think your future will be determined by forces outside your control. You are indeed surrounded by forces outside your control, but what matters is how you choose. Everything else will follow from that. Choose the good and good things will happen to you. Choose the bad, and eventually you will suffer. Bad choices create bad people who create bad societies, and in such societies, in the fullness of time, liberty is lost. I cannot make that choice for you.

 

On Not Being a Victim

How can you be a victim and yet not see yourself as a victim without being guilty of denial, or deliberate forgetfulness, or wishful thinking? more…


 

 

larry scott tefillin.jpgMy, how they have grown! This perfect reenactment throwback of Mendel helping Larry put on tefillin is priceless!

The August session of the Tuesday Mommy & Me is in full swing! Join us on  Tuesdays at 9:30 am!

Mazel tov to the Sherman / Kislyuk family on the Bar Mitzvah of David Sherman. Please note that, on Sunday, the Rosh Chodesh minyan will be at 10 am (and not at the usual 8:30 am).

As the month of Divine Mercy and Forgiveness it is a most opportune time for teshuvahprayercharity, and increased Ahavat Yisrael in the quest for self-improvement and coming closer to G-d. One Elul custom is to include the daily sounding of the shofar as a call to repentance, that begins this Sunday!


Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Elul, Parshas Re'eh

Friday, August 10
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:49 pm

Shabbos, Rosh Chodesh Elul I, August 11
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:50 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 5
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:44 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Elul II, August 12 - Shacharis & First Shofar Blast - Bar Mitzvah of David Joshua Sherman at 10:00 am
Monday, August 13 - Shacharis (& Shofar) at 6:45 am
Thursday, August 16 - Shacharis (& Shofar) at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Can you hear me?

Shema Yisroel, Listen oh Israel. In the Parsha last week and this week, Hashem asks us to listen. We say  it every day in daily prayers and before we go to bed.

Mindfulness is to hear the pulse of the world around us. 

People share so much wisdom, but have a hard time listening. As Rabbi Jonathan Sacks puts it, "When we speak, we tell others who and what we are. But when we listen, we allow others to tell us who they are."  If we can’t listen to other people, then we certainly can’t listen to Hashem.

Rather than filter out social media and real friends who speak and think differently than us, let's give ourselves the gift of listening. Not only does it make us wiser, it also trains us to have the humility to listen to Hashem, transform ourselves even when not convenient, and be more spiritual as a result.

Have a Good Shabbos of Listening!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie 


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Time for Membership! In keeping with the teaching of the Torah that has become a hallmark of Chabad worldwide that "all Jews are one family", we recognize every fellow Jew as a member of our Shul. Our services including the High Holidays are open to all and a warm seat is waiting for you. In order to create a financially secure platform for the ongoing activities of the Shul, there is an opportunity to participate as a member with annual fees. www.chabaduptown.org/membership

However, for first time Shul members, we have  Birthright Membership which is a full year of membership at the Shul - Free of Charge. Please note; this offer is to anyone who is not a member at ours or any other Shul previously. To download the application form for Shul membership at Chabad of Uptown click here.


In the Family News 

Mazel tov to Naomi Bier on her engagement to Elchonon Reizes of Brooklyn, NY!

We wish sincere condolences to Larry Scott on the passing of his father, Herman Scott, of blessed memory.


Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Eikev

Friday, August 3
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for First Fridays YJP DIY Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:55 pm

Shabbos Mevarchim, August 4
Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:55 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 4
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:50 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, August 5 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, August 6 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, August 9 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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the big 10

This Shabbos we read the Ten Commandments with great fan fare in the Torah portion of the 10 commandments

 It is also called Shabbos Nachamu ("Shabbos of Consolation") after the opening words of the day's reading from the haftara, the first of "The Seven of Consolation" read in the seven weeks from the Ninth of Av to Rosh Hashanah.

YOUNG PROS

Mazel tov Ilan & Julliette Melnik on the birth of a baby boy! 

Shabbos Parshas V'Eschanan

Friday, July 27
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 8:00 pm

Shabbos, July 28
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 3
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:56 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, July 29 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, July 30 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, August 2 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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What Would Your Dying Words Be?

If Moshiach, G-d forbid, does not come by Saturday night, we will be marking another year of mourning on Tisha B'Av. Join us for an evening of film, study and personal reflection with Megilat Eicha - Book of Lamentations followed by a moving film, "Keep Quiet". Complete schedule below.

As vice-president of Hungary’s far-right extremist party, Csanad Szegedi espoused anti-Semitic rhetoric and Holocaust denials, and founded the Hungarian Guard, a now-banned militia inspired by a pro-Nazi group complicit in the murder of thousands of Jews during WWII. But his life was soon upended when Szegedi’s maternal grandparents were revealed to be Jewish and his beloved grandmother an Auschwitz survivor who had hidden her faith, fearing further persecution. Keep Quiet depicts Szegedi’s three-year journey to embrace his newfound religion. But is his transformation genuine? Or does he simply have nowhere else to turn?


☛ Last chance to get JSwipe The White Party discounted tickets. Early bird expires this Sunday. www.yjphouston.org/events/jswipe


PARSHA: What Would Your Dying Words Be?

When our time on earth winds down, our focus naturally turns to the next generation, the children, who depend on our wisdom and life experience. more...


This week's Shabbos Kiddush & Farbengen sponsored by the Melnik family in honor of the engagement of Irit Melnik & Yoni Busany.

 

Mazel tov David Sherman on his Bar Mitzvah! 

Shabbos Chazon Parshas Devarim

Friday, July 20, 8 Av
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 8:04 pm

Shabbos, July 21, 9 Av
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbengen sponsored by the Melnik family in honor of the engagement of Irit Melnik & Yoni Busany
Refrain from general Torah study at 1:28 pm
Early Mincha at 2:05 pm
No Pirkei Avos, No Egg & ash
Fast begins at 8:21 pm
Shabbos ends 9:01 pm
Say Baruch Hamavdil bein Kodesh L'Chol
Change out of leather shoes, leave Shabbos clothes
Maariv & Havdalla Candle 9:15 pm
Megilat Eicha - Book of Lamentations 9:30 pm
Followed by a moving film, "Keep Quiet" 

Sunday, July 22, 10 Av - Tisha B'av (Observed)
Ritual wash (negel vasser) only to knuckles 
Shacharis at 8:30 am
8:30 am Shacharis with Torah Reading
9:30 am Kinos - Lamentations
1:28 pm Midday - Resume sitting normally
7:30 pm Mincha – Talis, Tefillin, Krias HaTorah
8:48 pm Maariv, Havdalla (on wine only) & Fast Ends
Kiddush Levanah
Refrain from meat and wine tonight. All other mourning practices cease.

Monday, July 23, Av 11 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, July 26, Av 14 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
YJP Houston Jswipe The White Party at 7 pm
www.yjphouston.org/events/jswipe

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Nine Days

Today, Rosh Chodesh Av, begins "The Nine Days" of mourning for the destruction of Temple begin. There are many customs associated with these days, that can be read in our online calendar here and more elaborately here.

It is customary to hear a Siyum, a completion ceremony of Talmud, during these nine days to increase in the study of Torah, transforming these dark days to light. If you can't make one in person, we will be broadcasting a live Siyum daily on our website at www.chabaduptown.org/siyum. The first siyum will be today, Friday, at 1:45 pm Houston time. You can see the full broadcast schedule on the siyum page as well. 


5 Powerful Insights From the Rebbe - Matot-Massei

Enjoy four short thoughts and a video adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Parshat Matot-Massei. more...


Mazel tov to Irit Melnik and Yoni Bussany on their engagement!

Shabbos Chazak Parshas Matos-Maasei

 

Friday, Rosh Chodesh Av, July 13
Monthly Rosh Chodesh Shacharis & Breakfast at 6:45 am
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 8:06 pm

Shabbos, July 14
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Yocheved Schwarzman marking the first yartzeit of her mother Shayna Tzivia bas Aba Yosef
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 2
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:04 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, July 15 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, July 16 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, July 19 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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precious daughters of Israel

Thank you all for your birthday wishes, as another year has gone down in the books! Having you as part of our extended family means so much to us, more than we can express.


In our Parsha, Moshe instructs how to divide the family by tribe. While Jewish descent is maternal, tribal affiliation is paternal. The daughters of Tzlafchad, whose father died without sons, cared for the Land of Israel and petitioned to be granted the portion that would have belonged to their father. They were as holy as the generation of women before them. While the men 38 years prior refused to enter the land of Israel, the women loved the land and desired to go. 38 years later and the daughters of Tzlafchad still had the same affinity to a piece of the Holy Land. Hashem accepts it, and institutes it as law.

A story in Torah is to teach us lessons. Israel is not only a land to promote and be proud of, we are connected intrinsically to it. Keeping our land intact and uncompromising our borders echos the call of the daughters of Israel and now.


This Shabbos is the "First Friday" of July! Young Jewish Professionals join together for All American BBQ & Brisket First Fridays - Shabbat DinnerRSVP now!


Friday is Rosh Chodesh Av. We will have our monthly Rosh Chodesh Minyan followed by a great breakfast spread sponsored by the Melnik family. 

It also begins the Nine Days mourning period. For more on the three weeks and the nine days, visit www.chabaduptown.org/threeweeks 


Shabbos Mevarchim Parshas Pinchas

Friday, July 6
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for YJP All-American BBQ & Brisket First Fridays Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, July 7
Shabbaos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 1
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:06 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, July 8 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, July 9 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, July 12 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Friday, Rosh Chodesh Av, July 13 - Shacharis at 6:45 am followed by breakfast

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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July is on!

This Shabbos is 17 Tammuz, that marks the beginning of The Three Weeks period of mourning which culminates on the 9th of Av, commemorating the conquest of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Holy Temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people.

Tammuz 17 was instituted as a fast day. This year, however, the actual fast is held on Sunday, due to the holiness of Shabbos.

Shabbos is a taste of a perfected world, where it is all transformed to holiness, the way it will be when Moshiach comes. This year we get to taste a transformed fast day of 17 Tammuz on Shabbos, while it is actually observed on the next day, Sunday. 

May we merit to witness the completely transformed world, with the coming of Moshiach, Amen!


FCYA drumming incon.PNGThis past Sunday we had a truly remarkable event when volunteers of YJP Houston - Young Jewish Professionals Houston joined with FCYA (Friendship Circle of Houston – Young Adults) for a drum circle with Young Adults with disABILITIES for fun, camaraderie and integration!

CALENDAR OF JULY EVENTS:


  • Friday night dinner sponsored by Seth & Rivka Weisberg
  • Kiddush lunch sponsored by Israel Lachovsky and Helena Barker

Shabbos Parshas Balak

Friday, June 29, 16 Tammmuz
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, June 30, 17 Tammuz
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 6
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm
Living Torah
Observance of Three Week period of mourning begins

Sunday, July 1, Fast of 17 Tammuz (observed)
Fast Begins 4:55 am
Shacharis at 8:30 am, with Torah Reading
Mincha at 7:45 pm, with Torah Reading
Fast Ends & Maariv at 8:54 pm
Light Refreshments

Monday, July 2, 19 Tammuz - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Rabbi Chaim 19 Tammuz birthday Men's farbrengen at 7:30 pm

Thursday, July 5, 22 Tammuz - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Sunday FCYA & new Talmud class

We just got back from a very inspiring trip to NY for Gimmel Tammuz, followed by a conference for Shluchim for Young Proffesionals

This Shabbos we welcome back Marissa Finkelman to Houston!

We will also say goodbye to Michael Rose and Raphi Rose wishing them much success as they move from Houston! Truthfully, "Chassidim don't say goodbye", so see ya again real soon!

FCYA Drumming with Friends this Sunday, 11 am! Make a difference in a special young adult's life! Click for more info and to register.

NEW TALMUD CLASS: The Thursday noon class, we will now turn to unpacking the study of Talmud. Feel free to join us for stimulating and engaging conversation!

Condolences to Ron Roseman on the passing of his mother, Leah bas Yehudah Leib, Lillian Sinofsky Roseman, in Tucson. He will be sitting shiva in Austin. Reply to this email for the address.


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Shabbos Parshas Chukas

Friday, June 22
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, June 23
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbengen, sponsored in part in honor of Sara Pfrenger
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 5 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 24 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, June 25 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, June 28 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Prayers for you

This Shabbos is 3 Tammuz, the 24th yartzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The day of the yartzeit of a tzaddik traditionally a day for reflection, learning, prayer, re-commitment and, above all, positive action.

We will be in New York to visit the Rebbe's resting place, known as "the Ohel", before Shabbos. 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.  Chabad of Uptown services will still be in regular minyan schedule! Please come support the minyan! (Shabbos dinner and lunch will have to wait until next week :))


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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: Sunday June 24, Drum for a Cause! FCYA Drum Circle with Friends . Join volunteers of YJP Houston – Young Jewish Professionals Houston with FCYA (Friendship Circle of Houston – Young Adults) for a drum circle with Young Adults with disABILITIES for two hours of fun, camaraderie and integration.

* Pancakes & Waffles Station, All the choice toppings
* Mock & Real Mimosas
* Soft Drinks, Coffee & TEa

FREE ADMISSION. RSVP REQUIRED

FCYA Planning Committee: Matan Agam, Batami Baskin, Naomi Bier, Maya Ben-Bassat, Natalia Bubis, Marcie Dinkin, Sam Kronman, Rachel & Elliott Levine, Danielle Resh, Erica Thum


MOMMY'S & BABIES: Enjoy the Summer July, with 5 Tuesday workshops for mother and baby from newborn to two years of age. The Mommy & Me program offers a great opportunity to meet other moms, share experiences, discuss child growth and development. Of course, the mothers and children will enjoy songs, music, games and arts & crafts. A great beginning to your child's Jewish education. You'll never want to miss a day! For Ages Newborn - 2 yrs., Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 9:30 am. $5 per class | Click Here to Register Now


Shabbos Gimmel Tammuz, Parshas Korach

Friday, June 15
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting & Mincha at 8:03 pm

Shabbos, June 16
Services at 10 am
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 4
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:05 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 17 - Shacharis at 8:30 am
Monday, June 18 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, June 21 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Aliya to holy places

Please join us Shabbos day for a kiddush in honor of two great people making aliya and joining the IDF this summer, Matthew Minchen & Sara Pfrenger.

This Wednesday and Thursday is Rosh Chodesh Tammuz! In addition to our regular Sunday, Monday and Thursday minyanim, we will have our monthly Rosh Chodesh minyan and breakfast on Wednesday morning, June 13 at 6:45 am! 

Next Shabbos is Gimmel Tammuz, the Rebbe's yartzeit. We will be visiting the Rebbe's ohel. 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.

Mazel tov on the double Bat Mitzvah celebration this Shabbos of Guya Babila & Lea Forge!

We share our heartfelt condolences to Ami Koret on the passing of his wife Sharona Koret, a"h. Funeral and shiva will be held in Israel.


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Shabbos Mevarchim Tammuz, Parshas Shlach

 

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

Shabbos, June 9
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farengen sponsored by the Minchen and Pfrenger families in honor of Matthew Minchen and Sara Pfrenger making aliya!
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 3
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:02 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 10 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, June 11 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Wednesday, June 13, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz I - Shacharis at 6:45 am 
Thursday, June 14, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz II - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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