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Mental Health, Optimism & NYC

Around Chabad

  • Thanks to Jewish Family Service of Houston, Rabbi Chaim is officially certified as a Mental Health First Aid USA Instructor by the National Council for Behavioral Health! Do you know how to recognize symptoms of mental health? Stay tuned for opportunities to take a course in the Houston area!
  • Check out the many more pics that have been added to the album of last week's ladies dessert & discussion. 
  • This Shabbos we will be celebrating an "ufruf" for the upcoming Rosen wedding of Jon to Ashlyn Eiden as he is called up to the Torah.

Upcoming

  • TEENS Feb 22-24: Only 14 days until registration ends to join Houston teens and thousands from around the world for the CTeen NYC Shabbaton! Register now! www.shabbaton.cteen.com
  • YJP March 1-3: Encounter Crwn Hghts, An Immersive Shabbat Experience with a group from Houston joining Young Professionals from everywhere! Register now! www.cypshabbat.nyc

Jewish Calendar Notes

  • 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: Parting of the Red SeaMiriam: Tambourines of Rebellion
  • Monday is Tu B'Shevat ("the 15th of 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. Link: Learn About Tu B'Shevat

 

 

PARSHA: Is Your Optimism Grounded in Reality?

A man gets into his car and decides, in the name of “optimism,” that he won’t buckle up. Is he an optimist or is he foolish? more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Shira Parshas Beshalach

Friday, January 18
Candle Lighting at 5:29 pm
Mincha Services at 5:30 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe 
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner sponsored by the Rosen family

Shabbos, January 19
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Lunch Kiddush sponsored by the Rosen family in honor of the the upcoming wedding of Jon & Ashlyn
Mincha at 5:30 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:26 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 20 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, Tu B'Shevat, January 21  - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, January 24 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

The Wildest Story Ever Told

Wow! Last night Chabad of Uptown hosted all of the Chabad Centers of Greater Houston for a Ladies Dessert & Discussion on the topic of Health in Body, Mind and Spirit, The over 120 ladies were treated to a fun and fast-paced panel presentation, 🎤 featuring 4 women, 4 perspectives: -Gitty Francis, LMSW -Jacqueline Jaffe, PhD Psychologist -Mushky Lazaroff, Co-Director, Chabad Montrose -Diana Racusin, MD Assist. Professor Maternal Fetal Medicine. The panel was followed by a choice of insightful, round table breakout discussions. 💬 -Healthy Relationships -Healthy Boundaries -Healthy Parenting -Healthy Self 🍧🍫🥐🍒 All while enjoying a delicious and healthy dessert buffet! Check out a first glimpse of the pics and short video clip here.

Mazel tov to Ben & Regina Shamooelian on the birth of a  baby boy, Avrohom Shalom!

 

 

PARSHA The Wildest Story Ever Told

The fact is, if it's philosophy someone else has also thought it; if it's a legend or myth, some other people have a story with a lot of strong parallels. After all, we're all talking about the same world from within the same bodies... Except for one, very enigmatic story more…

 

 


 

 

Shabbos Parshas Bo

Friday, January 11
Candle Lighting at 5:23 pm
Mincha Services at 5:20 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe - Basi Legani 5719
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner sponsored by the Shamooelian family

Shabbos, January 12
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Lunch Kiddush sponsored by the Shamooelian family
Mincha at 5:20 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:20 pm
Living Torah
Kiddush Levana

Sunday, January 13 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, January 14  - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Wednesday, January 15 - Young Pros Yud Shevat Farbrengen - Weekly Dinner & Class at 8 pm
Thursday, January 17 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Better late than never

Technical difficulties, sorry for late email

  • Mazel tov to Rabbi Chaim & Chanie on the engagement of his brother Shmuly Lazaroff to Hayley Van der Veen of Tsfat!
  • Mazel tov to Katz family on this past weeks celebration in honor of the bar mitzvah of Ariel Katz and the upcoming bas mitzvah of Lielle Katz!
  • Mazel tov Jay & Anat Zeidman on the birth of a baby boy!

Shabbos Mevarchim Shevat, Parshas Va'eira

Friday, January 4
Candle Lighting at 5:18 pm
Mincha Services at 5:20 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe - Basi Legani 5719
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for YJP First Fridays Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, January 5
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Lunch Kiddush
Mincha at 5:15 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:15 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 6 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, Rosh Chodesh Shevat, January 7  - Shacharis at 6:45 am followed by monthly breakfast
Thursday, January 10 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Ladies Dessert & Discussion 7 pm - RSVP

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Good for the birds

This past week of no school vacation, we managed to squeeze in a 36 hour trip in to visit Galveston - with no plan. Always the best of times just going with the flow and looking for all sorts of surprises - and best of all feeding the seagulls plucking right out of our hands!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • YJP Houston 1st Friday, 2019 - Invigorate Your New Year
    Celebrate the 1st Shabbat of 2019 with other Young Jewish Professionals over Shabbat Dinner. FREE until Thursday, $18 after Use promo code: advance January 4, 2019 - Services 6:30 pm, Dinner at 7:30 pm RSVP at www.yjphouston.org/events/1stfriday2019
  • Ladies Dessert & Discussion
    Ladies, of all ages, treat yourself to this fun and fast-paced panel presentation! Addressing the topic of Health in Body, Mind and Spirit. At Chabad of Uptown, January 10, 2019 - 7-8:30 pm www.chabadhouston.com/ladies

Mazel tov to Matt & Ady (Fisberg) Levine on the birth of a baby boy, Shimon (Kai Alexander)!
Mazel tov to Yossi & Karen (Nudelman) Abeshouse on the birth of a baby boy in Melbourne, Australia

 

 

PARSHAMoses and the Burning Bush

G‑d met Moses in a burning bush, and requested that he become His messenger to take the Israelites out of Egypt. more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Parshas Shemos

Friday, December 28, Teves 20
Candle Lighting at 5:13 pm
Mincha Services at 5:15 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe - Basi Legani 5719
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner sponsored by Benny & Valerie Katz in honor of the Bnai Mitzvah Ariel & Lielle Katz

Shabbos, December 29, Teves 21
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Pfrenger Family in honor of Nina
Mincha at 5:15 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:10 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 30, Teves 22 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin sponsored in memory and marking the first yartzeit of Ruvim ben Pesach Klebanov, a"h.
Monday, December 31, Teves 16 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, January 3, Teves 26 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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🍰 Ladies... Chazak!

LADIES! - Check on this awesome event, a ladies "Dessert & Discussion" for all ages, Thursday Jan. 10, 7-8:30 pm! Treat yourself to this fun and fast-paced panel presentation, addressing the topic of Health in Body, Mind and Spirit. In cooperation with the Chabad Centers of Houston and hosted by Chabad of Uptown....  www.chabadhouston.com/ladies

CHAZAK! This week we complete the first book of the Torah with Parshas Vayechi, announcing a resounding Chazak! Be strengthened! 

 

14 TEVES: Purim Hebron

A new pasha came into power as ruler over Hebron, and he was a Jew-hater. He lost no time in introducing new edicts against the Jewish community . . . more…


 

PARSHA:How Joseph's Coffin Ended Up in Israel

An incredible story of hope, miracles and prayer. more…

 


 

 

 

Shabbos Chazzak Parshas Vayechi

Friday, December 21, Teves 13
Candle Lighting at 5:09 pm
Mincha Services at 5:10 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe - Basi Legani 5719
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, December 22, Teves 14
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush 
Mincha at 5:10 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:06 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 23, Teves 15 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, December 24, Teves 16 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, December 27, Teves 19 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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We did it! Pics, Fast and More

We did it!

We are so thankful to everyone of the 231 of you who contributed to this campaign! We could not have done it without you! The spark ignited the flame and rocketed into a raging fire of love. May Hashem repay each and everyone of you with tenfold blessings, physically and spiritually.

We are grateful for the many beautiful messages & testimonials shared with us that may be reviewed here.

The giving party continues! Although the #SparkaStory donations will no longer be matched, please consider making your year-end donation at www.chabaduptown.org/donate, supporting the work of Chabad of Uptown and YJP Houston!

The closing of Chanukah was epic, celebrating a Shabbat Chatan with the Melnik and Busany families and ending with the YJP Houston Chanukah Boat Barty. Awesome pics here!

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

This coming Tuesday, Tevet 10 is observed as a day of fasting, mourning and repentance, in remembrance of the siege of Jerusalem. We refrain from food and drink from daybreak to nightfall (5:51 am-5:52 pm in Houston), and add the Selichot and other special supplements to our prayers. (More recently, Tevet 10 was chosen to also serve as a "general kaddish day" for the victims of the Holocaust, many of whose day of martyrdom is unknown.) Complete service schedule below. 

 

PARSHACan We Tolerate Tolerance?

Has someone accused you of lacking tolerance and in the process became intolerant toward you? more…

 

 

Shabbos Parshas Vayigash

Friday, December 14
Candle Lighting at 5:06 pm
Mincha Services at 5:05 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, December 15
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Pfrenger family in honor of Jessica Pfrenger
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:03 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 16 - Shacharis at 8:30 am
Monday, December 17 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Tuesday, December 18, Fast of 10 Teves
Fast Begins 5:51 am
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Mincha at 5:00 pm
Maariv and Fast Ends at 5:52 pm

Thursday, December 20 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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🎇 Spark Your Story is NOW

Spark a Storywww.ChabadUptown.org/story 

IS LIVE NOW!

SPARK YOUR STORY! SPARK OUR STORY!

Do you have a burning desire to make a difference?

Chabad of Uptown &  YJP Houston have an amazing opportunity to raise $90,000 for our educational, community, family, seniors, CTeen and of course YJP programming.

THE COMMUNITY & YJP MATCHERS SPARKING THIS STORY:

➤ Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates
➤ Phil Ernst & Batami Baskin
➤ Ron & Mollie Karni
➤ Melnik Family
➤ Maurice Purcell
➤ Red Capital in memory of 'ליאור ע"ה בן דוד שי
➤ Seth & Rivka Weisberg

HOW THE CAMPAIGN WORKS:

Every dollar you donate will be TRIPLED!

$100 grows into $300!
$180 grows into $540!
$1000 grows into $3,000!
$1,800 grows into $5,400!

But it's all or nothing! We must reach our $90,000 goal TODAY. If we don’t reach our goal, we’ll return your donation.

Please Donate now! www.chabaduptown.org/story

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

At Chabad of Uptown / YJP Houston we have been able to increase our programming, and share the warmth and joy of Judaism in the most digestible manner that Chabad is known and loved for. 

Our YJP division is a premiere Young Adult organization in Houston, offering regular Jewish programming for young professionals all year round. Our famed “First Fridays”, Mega Holiday events, Weekly Dinner & Class, Volunteer opportunities, Mentoring, weddings, and lots of babies are all part of the YJP success. 

Your participation and support have made all of this possible! 

Please support Chabad of Uptown / YJP Houston's only annual fundraiser of the year; your gift of $50, $100, $180 or any amount you can afford will generate a net value of 3X that amount, making you our partner in our vital work for the Jewish community.

ABOUT CHABAD OF UPTOWN
Chabad of Uptown is located in the heart of the trendy Uptown area, near the Galleria, River Oaks and Memorial areas, offering Shabbat services, classes, holiday programs, a vibrant young professionals group and a mommy and me among other outreach activities.

With special thanks to the visionaries at:

Chanukah & Mazels!

  •  All aboard! Last minute sailors still welcome! Join an awesome 3 hours Chanukah boat party for young professionals! Use coupon code sillysailor to save $5! www.yjphouston.org/events/cruise
  • The Post Oak Menorah Lighting & Glow Party was lit! Check out the photos of happy faces here!
  • Besides the YJP boat party, check out Sunday's Chanukah events with Chabad on The Galveston StrandJersey Village City Hall, Car Menorah Parade and Houston City Hall!
  • The CTeen Shabbaton is on the calendar!  A nice group has been formed and flight deposits has been made! Is your teen going to the weekend of their life? Check out this video recap and testimonials from last year. Sign up with with the Uptown Houston group! www.cteen.com/shabbaton
  • Mazel tov Irit & Yony Busany and the entire Melnik & Busany families on their wedding! Please join us for the customary Sheva Berachot to be held at the Shabbos kiddush lunch sponsored by the Busany family!

 

 

PARSHA: How Did Joseph Become the Most Politically Powerful Jew in History?

How did Joseph have the proper leadership skills to be the most politically powerful Jew of all time? more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Teves, Chanukah, Parshas Mikeitz

Friday, December 7, Chanukah 6th Candle
Light Chanukah candles before Shabbos Candle Lighting at 5:04 pm
Mincha Services at 5:05 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, December 8
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Kiddush, Farbengen & Sheva Berachos sponsored by Busany Family in honor of Irit & Yoni Busany
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Shul 7th Chanukah Candle, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:01 pm
Living Torah
At home make Havdalla before Chanukah candles

Sunday, December 9 - Shacharis Rosh Chodesh Teves II at 8:30 am
Followed by Sheva Brochot Breakfast, sponsored by Rabbi Chaim & Chanie in honor of Irit & Yoni Busany

YJP Chanukah Boat Party 4:30 pm - www.yjphouston.org

Monday, December 10, Day 8 of Chanukah - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, December 13 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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when live TV 📺 offered me treif 😮

Chanukah is a great time to show your Jewish pride, rise up and spread the light to fill this world with goodness and kindness. If you need a menorah kit, complete with candles and dreidel - let us know! Have we got a menorah for you! :)

We hope to see you for the celebrations and wish you a Happy Chanukah to you and yours. May the Chanukah lights, increase the positivity in your life, filling it all year round with the true light of this world and that is the light of Torah. Consider joining a Torah class to take the light of Chanukah with you, all year round.

With best wishes,

Rabbi Chaim, Chanie & Clan

Tonight we kick of Chanukah with Chabad of Uptown at the YJP Houston PreChanukah First Fridaysfor Young Professionals! Homemade Challah, Appetizer Salmon Latkes, Spinach & Maccabeet Salad, Brocolli Salad, Matzah Ball Chicken Soup, Pulled Beef, Schwarma Chicken, Potato Blintzes, Onion Mushroom Marmalade, Assorted Chanukah Cookies and so much more! Are you coming? www.yjphouston.org

Was great kicking off Chanukah with:

Check out our Chanukah section with everything you need to know at www.chabaduptown.org/chanukah

 

 

PARSHA: Destiny or Free Will?   
Does Judaism believe in destiny? Do we believe that G‑d is in control of all that transpires in the universe, that every human being is playing a predetermined role in a vast Divine plan? Or, do we believe in the freedom of every human being to choose a path, and to experience the consequences of those decisions? more…

 

 


Shabbos Mevarchim Kislev, Parshas Vayeishev

 

Friday, November 30
Candle Lighting at 5:04 pm
Mincha Services at 5:05 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe
Kabblat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for YJP First Fridays - PreChanukah Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, December 1
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbengen sponsored by Alon & Tal Mandel & Family in honor of their new baby Shira
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Shiur in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:00 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 2 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, December 3, Day 1 of Chanukah
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Glow Chanukah on Post Oak at 6:30 pm

Thursday, December 6, Day 4 of Chanukah - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Giving Thanks

At Chabad of Uptown we believe in an open-door policy, where everyone is welcome regardless of affiliation, background or financial status. We not require annual membership dues nor building fund payments. Yet, we still have bills to pay. A crucial element of support for Chabad's work comes from hard-working individuals, in our Chai Club, who have committed to a monthly contribution. Your monthly donation adds up and makes a great difference in covering Chabad's operational budget! So today we are thankful for your support and we just want to say: Thanks for giving!  To join our monthly Chai Club visit www.chabaduptown.org/donate and check off recurring to make it monthly!

We are also grateful for those that have included Chabad of Uptown in your legacy planning / will.  Your love of the Jewish people and community will ensure Jewish continuity for many years to come.RSVP and / or get your discounted YJP tickets now for our Chanukah events!

Mazel tov Naomi (Bier) and Elchonon Reizes on their wedding! This Shabbos, we will be hosting Sheva brachos for Naomi (Bier) and Elchonon Reizes for Friday night dinner on Nov. 23 and Shabbos day kiddush lunch on Nov. 24. Please let us when you can join, to share in the Simcha!

 

 

Why G-d Listens to Rachel

All day, I couldn’t shake the haunting image of a child, shaken from sleep, startled out of complacency, crying instinctively for his mother. more…

 


 

Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach

 

Friday, November 23
Candle Lighting at 5:05 pm
Minchah Service at 5:05 pm
Class in Timeless Lessons of the Rebbe
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, November 24
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush, Sheva Brachot & Farbengen
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Class in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:01 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, November 25 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, November 26 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Tuesday, Yud Tes Kislev, November 27 - Rosh Hashana for Chassidus, 10900 Fondren Road Farbrengen with Rabbi Moshe Gourarie at 8 pm
Thursday, November 29 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Cat's away, play!

Thank you so much to everyone who shared their heartfelt birthday wishes to Chanie.

The adrenaline only continued with the news that her father had suffered a heart attack, in the ambulance, enroute to emergency care. BH, he is doing well and recovering at remarkable speed. That triggered the need for Chanie to join Naomi for her flight to her wedding in NY, that was leaving yesterday. Well, that turned out to be an adventure, with canceled flights, multiple airports, transferring to airlines that may fly at least closest north so they can then drive to NY in time for Shabbos. All is well that ends well, they got booked a flight to Baltimore and drove a one way rental to NY and are now settling in, in Crown Heights.

The Cat may go away, it doesn't mean its gonna be easy! :)

So, please join Rabbi Chaim and the mice that play while the cat is away for Shabbos davenings, dinner and lunch! Schedule below.

Please join us for the upcoming Chanukah events!

  

Please say a prayer and join us to wish a speedy recovery to Chanie's father, Shlomo ben Bluma

Mazal tov Alon & Tal Mandel on the birthday of their daughter Shira!

 

 

PARSHA: Can G-d Be Stolen?

The very fact that one can steal an idol shows the pettiness of ascribing supernatural powers to figures of stone and metal. more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei​​​​​​

Friday, November 16
Candle Lighting at 5:08 pm
Mincha ay 5:10 pm
Class: Timeless Lessons from the Rebbe
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, November 17
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 5:10 pm
Class in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:06 pm
Living Torah

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

 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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NEW for Friday nights

Now that the clocks have changed we are going to try something new. Kabbolas Shabbos / Maariv will continue to be at 6:30 pm throughout the winter regardless of when candle lighting is. For those who would like to daven Mincha in shul, we will daven Mincha at candle lighting time as well. We use to just hang out until 6:30 pm.  Now, we will introduce a new class: studying the Rebbe's teachings (a sicha) directly from the source text on Friday night, as time allows, between Mincha and Maariv at 6:30 pm.

Last Call for Friendship Walk this Sunday! https://houstonfriendshipwalk.rallybound.org/

Conference last weekend was over the top! Check out Rabbi Chaim's profile for a flavor and the replay of the banquet highlights at www.chabaduptown.org/kinus

 

 

PARSHAIs Excessive Wealth a Virtue or a Vice?

Isn’t wealth the negative consequence of greed and unbridled ambition? Is wealth a virtue or a vice? more…

 

 

 

Shabbos Parshas Toldos

Friday, November 9
Candle Lighting & MIncha at 5:11 pm
Class in Rebbe's teaching on Parsha

Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, November 10
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Chanan & Vanessa Wp;d
Mincha at 5:10 pm
Class in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:06 pm
Living Torah

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

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Pittsburgh is Steel

MItzvah for PittsburghShabbos is supposed to be a day of peace. Last Shabbos, it's peace was shattered to pieces. This has been a very sad week for the Jewish community, for Americans and for all loving people everywhere.

Pittsburgh is known as the Steel City.

People who attack the Jews fail to understand the very fabric we are made up of - We are unbreakable and indestructible. It's been tried on every corner of this planet and failed miserably - We are incredibly strong and always will be. We are steel. We are iron.

Not only don't we break, yet like the olive - the more it is crushed, the more oil it produces. The resilience of our nation when tested, shines forth powerfully.

The Jewish response has always been: 
Where 1 Jew was knocked down, 5 Jews will stand.
Where 11 candles were extinguished, 100 more (Shabbat Candles)  will be lit.
Where one Jew was murdered, 10 more will be born.
Where one shul was shattered, 10 more will be strengthened. 
Where one Minyan was emptied, 10 more will be filled.

They woke up a lion ..a sleeping lion. The  Jewish people’s response will be so powerful and united it will defeat every enemy and we will come out of this stronger than ever-

You shoot eleven we will build 11 thousand- am yisrael chai

We must  revive our Jews centers and  fill them with Jewish vitality and Jewish hope.  Pause and remember this for your entire life: "They can cut down all the flowers  in the world, yet they  can never stop the spring from coming "

You are the spring to make sure that that the melody of  these innocent lives will never ever be interrupted! Not only will we remember their  deaths, we will continue their lives, their values, their ideals..their davening... their Shabbos and Jewish homes.

  • Fight darkness with light, resolve to do a mitzvah in memory of the deceased and for a speedy recovery of the wounded.  www.mitzvah4pittsburgh.com
  • Make the world a safer place, starting with mezuzos in your own home! Let me know if you would like to check or get a mezuzah! www.chabaduptown.org/pittsburgh
  • #ShowUpforShabbat!  Even if you don't usually attend synagogue, please do so this upcoming Shabbat. Every shul in the world should be full to capacity.

I am a Jew and I am proud!

UPCOMING:

  • Sun. Nov. 4: 6 pm Live Broadcast: Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries Join over 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries and their guests as they celebrate at the annual banquet, the culmination of a five-day International Conference of Emissaries www.chabaduptown.org/kinus
  • Sun. Nov. 11: Vote for our team at the Friendship Walk! Walking fun for the whole family for a great cause on a Sunday!
  • Dec. 3 & 9: Save the dates for Chabad of Uptown signature Chanukah events!
    • Monday, Second Night of Chanukah, December 3 - Community Glow in the Dark Post Oak Menorah Celebration - Sponsored in part by Post Oak Bank
    • Sunday, Eighth Night of Chanukah, December 9 - YJP Houston Chanukah Boat Party - Sponsorship opportunities available

 

 

PARSHA: Making the Count of Our Days Count

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Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah

Friday, November 2
Candle Lighting at 6:16 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for YJP First Fridays - Fall Edition Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, November 3
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbengen
Mincha at 6:15 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:10 pm
Living Torah

*Don't forget to change your clocks Saturday night!*

Sunday, November 4 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, November 5 - Shacharis at
Thursday, November 8, Rosh Chodesh Kislev I - Shacharis at 6:45 am, followed by breakfast
Friday, November 9, Rosh Chodesh Kislev II - Shacharis at 6:45 am, followed by breakfast 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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This is who I am voting for

It is inspiring to see the long lines of people doing their civic duty this week at the polls. Traditionally mid term elections aren't as well represented. Why are record breaking numbers showing up at the polls? It is obvious that, this year, people are passionate about issues and making sure their voices are heard.

Perhaps we should consider all year long, what are we Jewishly passionate about? Are we making our voices heard? Does Hashem hear the sounds of Torah study, prayer and calls for Moshiach rising from our homes and Shabbos tables?

This year, let's be passionate about - and vote for - Moshiach, now!

☞ Check out and vote for your favorite pic in the photo albumfrom last Sunday when Young professionals and young adults with FCYA (Friendship Circle of Houston - Young Adults) with disABILITIES came to work together at Aishel House to create "Food for Friends". YAD Houston Volunteers prepared soup, breads and dessert in the Aishel House kitchens for patients and their families staying at Aishel House or nearby hospitals at the Texas Medical Center.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Oct 28: Last chance to register to vote for your favorite soup this Sundaywww.chabaduptown.org/supersoup learn nutrition, enjoy mushroom barley, pea and chicken soups and have a great time! Thank you to all the Super Sponsors!
  • Nov. 2: Next week vote for Chanie's amazing cooking at YJP Houston's First Fridays - Fall edition! Celebrate Shabbat over Fall comfort food with other Young Jewish Professionals! www.yjphouston.org/events/fallshabbat
  • Nov. 9-11: Vote for teens! CTeen Texas Regional Shabbaton in S. Antonio! 
  • Nov. 11: Vote for our team at the Friendship Walk! Walking fun for the whole family for a great cause on a Sunday!
  • Dec. 3 & 9: Save the dates with your vote of confidence in our Chabad of Uptown signature Chanukah events!
    • Monday, Second Night of Chanukah, December 3 - Community Post Oak Menorah Celebration - Sponsored in part by Post Oak Bank
    • Sunday, Eighth Night of Chanukah, December 9 - YJP Houston Chanukah Boat Party - Sponsorship opportunities available

 

 

Why Is Inviting Guests Such a Mitzvah?

Bringing people into our space can be quite exposing and maybe even embarrassing, but it is one of the greatest forms of kindness and the epitome of sharing our bounty. more…

Shabbos Parshas Vayeira  

Friday, October 26
Candle Lighting at 6:22 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, October 27
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Shamooelian family in honor of Tziyon Moshe's birthday
Mincha at 6:25 pm
Class in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:15 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, October 28 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, October 29 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, November 1 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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How to relate to God that allows tragedy?

Tough questions have fascinating answers!​​​​​​​ JLI Class starts this week.... Wresting with Faith, Six Tuesdays, begins Oct. 23 7:30 pm. 

Hey guys! Join us on Sunday November 11, 2018 for the annual Houston Friendship Walk at Beth Yeshurun.  Please make a secure online donation today by clicking here. You can also make your own campaign and join our YJP Houston / Chabad of Uptown team, click here. Together we can make a difference!​​​​​​​

 

PARSHADo the (Spiritual) Math

The journey of actualization is to break free of limitations. more…

 


 

Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha

Friday, October 19
Candle Lighting at 6:29 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, October 20
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 6:30 pm
Class in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:222 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, October 21 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, October 22 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, October 25 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Rabbi Chaim is tired tonight....Sooo really short email! You only know this because you read until the end. Want more next time? Reply!

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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