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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.


Aaron, the Clouds and the Long Road to the Holy Land

Bereft of the aura of the untouchable, Israel became vulnerable to external threats. more...


 

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 :))


Four Teachings the Rebbe Gave Us to Live By

On a Tuesday night in February, 1992, the Rebbe stood for several hours at the front of the main synagogue at Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters. more...

 


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.


The Struggle of Gradual Growth

Seismic shifts in perspective come in stages. When a radically new idea is proposed, we might embrace it on its merits, but we don’t immediately realize its full application. more...


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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Love, Just Because

  1. Let's keep it brief!
  2. It's hot! 
  3. We made a quick trip to Austin for a wedding last night
  4. Mendel is home for Shabbos! Come by to say hi!
  5. Chanie's sister, Sara & Rabbi Mendel Perlstein are here this Shabbos too! Come by to say hi, twice!
  6. Noir et Blanc - YJP Houston June First Fridays tonight! 
  7. More amazing things to come!


Just Because

When you love someone just because, you can overcome many obstacles more...



Shabbos Parshas Beha'alosecha
Friday, June 1

Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:00 pm | RSVP for YJP Houston's First Fridays, Noir et Blanc Shabbat! www.yjphouston.org/events/noirblanc

 

Shabbos, June 2
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 2
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:59 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 3 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, June 4 - Shacharis at 6:45 a,m
Thursday, June 7 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Police Dept. & Santa Fe

police week national day prayer 2018.jpgI was at the Houston Police Department last Friday, as events and facts were unfolding of the Santa Fe High School shooting. By divine providence, planned for the very same time, I was honored to once again offer prayers on behalf of the Jewish community at the HPD National Day of Prayer. "May Hashem provide peace and harmony to the families of the first responders, especially retired HPD Police Officer Barnes hurt and lifelighted from Santa Fe ISD, may they come home in peace to their families' embrace". 

What an amazing Shavuos with overflowing crowds for all night learning, 10 commandments and, of course, cheesecake! Shavuos, the day we mark the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai and receive once again, for the very first time, each year - is the proper time to take upon oneself to commit to (additional) learning of Torah. B'H, at Chabad of Uptown, you have many Torah study options to choose from


Nazirites and Nunneries

One Talmudic opinion suggests that because the nazirite denies himself the pleasure of drinking wine, he is considered “sinful.” But why should it be wrong to deny oneself anything? more...



Shabbos Parshas Naso

 

Friday, May 25
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:56 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner sponsored in part in honor of the wedding of Michael Klein and Codi Robertson

Shabbos, May 26
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 7:55 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 1
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:54 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, May 27 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, May 28 - Shacharis at 8:30 am (Memorial Day)
Thursday, May 31 - Shacharis at 6:45 amHave a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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LET'S SHAVUOT!


jepshavuot.jpgThis Shavuot, on Saturday night, add your voice to this unbroken narrative. Come present your Torah Ideas Worth Sharing. 11:30 pm-All Night. Light Refreshments | Free Admission

www.chabaduptown.org/jepshavuot 

BE A PARTICIPANT JEPShavuot features a series of ten-minute power talks showcasing important Jewish ideas that change attitudes and lives. These talk are designed to educate, illuminate, challenge and inspire.

BE A PRESENTER Have a Torah idea worth spreading? Submit your idea below and you might be selected to present your 10 minute Torah JepTalk.   

SAMPLING OF TOPICS:

Dr. J. S. Ben-Benjamin, Researcher, Texas A&M Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
1. The story of Gideon and how to identify a miracle?
2. On the status of inanimate objects in Judaism 

Shoshi Kaganovsky CEO and founder at SensoLeak
Oil Pipeline Tzedaka & Sabotage

Elliott Levine, Marketing & Project Manager JCommerce Group
Is your audience ready for your message? 

Rachel Lishansky, Rock Analysis Engineer
Fluid inclusion stratigraphy protecting the earth from unnecessary drilling

Dan Melnik, Junior Beren Academy
Yom Hashishi - Shavuos on the 6th of Sivan 

Ariel J. Ourian, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital
Medicine, Healing and Judaism

Nina Pfrenger, Junior Tomball High School
Chess: The game and its players


cheescake balls.jpgThis Sunday, hear the 10 Commandments followed by a Delicious Dairy lunch!

Featuring a fabulous assortment of  Ice Cream, cheesecakes, blintzes, pasta and salad. Non Dairy and Gluten Free Options Served.

www.chabaduptown.org/shavuotparty 

11:30 am Reading of Ten Commandments & Party
followed by 1 pm dairy kiddush & ice cream party! 

We have got some tough choices for you...  

Should it be the handcrafted by Rivky dark chocolate coated cheesecakeballs with white drizzle, or white chocolate coated cheesecake balls with dark drizzle? 


 BereavementYizkor, the remembrance prayer for departed parents, is recited on Monday, the second day of Shavuos.

It is recited after the morning reading of the Torah. 

See full schedule below


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Shabbos Parshas Bamidbar & Shavuos

Friday, May 18 
7:30 pm Shabbat Services 
7:52 pm Light Shabbat Candles

Shabbat, May 19 
9:00 am Chassidus
10:00 Shacharis
Followed by Kiddush Lunch
7:50 pm Shabbat Afternoon & Evening Holiday Services 
AFTER 8:50 pm Light Yom Tov Candles from a pre-existing flame
- 11:30 pm JEPShavuot! All Night Learn-A-Thon | APPLY TO PRESENT
Lineup of Torah talks by experts on many Jewish subjects! 

Sunday, May 20
10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
    * 11am-1pm Special childrens' service w/ games, activities and more! 
11:30 am Reading of Ten Commandments & Party
followed by 1 pm dairy kiddush & ice cream party! 
7:50 pm Mincha & Maariv Holiday Services 
After 8:50 pm Light Yom Tov Candles from a pre-existing flame

Monday, May 21 
10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
    11:45 am approx. Yizkor Memorial Service 
7:50 pm Mincha Services 
8:51 pm Maariv, Havdalla & Yom Tov Ends 

Thursday, May 24 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos and Good Yom Tov!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Israel under Fire + Pics, vid and babies

It always seems that we live in historic times. Now is one of those times, with the threat of our enemies exposed, thwarted and beaten back. Our thoughts and prayers are with Israel this week, as the blessings of military success and safety are flowing.

עיני ה אלוקיך בה מראשית השנה עד אחרית שנה, the Land that the Eyes of Hashem are upon it from the beginning until the end of the year. (Devarim 11:12).

May Hashem continue to protect the Jewish people from our enemies


FCYA album promo.PNGBeautiful event celebrating FCYA and honoring the FCYA committee and the FCYA volunteer of the year, Batami Baskin. 

The speakers all spoke beautifully and it truly was a very meaningful event.

We thank all of our sponsors who made it all possible. 

Check out the photos here.

Check out the Gala Film here.


Uptown Mommy and MeShavuos is coming! Complete schedule and RSVP can be found at www.chabaduptown.org/shavuotschedule 

Here are the highlights:


This Shabbos we will be celebrating the birthday of the amazing and inspiring Bob Epstein with a kiddush sponsored by his dear friend, Maurice Purcell. Come raise a glass to share you well wishes!


Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Behar-Bechukosai

Friday, May 11
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting & Mincha at 7:47 pm

Shabbos, May 12
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored by Maurice Purcell in  honor of Bob Epstein's birthday
Mincha at 7:45 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 5
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:45 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, May 13 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, May 14- Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, May 17 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Cinco de Shabbat! FCYA last call

lagbomerjazzbbq.gifWhat a wonderful Lag Bomer with the Wednesday real Texas BBQ, Jazz and Young Professionals! What a great evening!

Kids had a great time at  the Thursday community Lag Bomer at Godwin Park, serious basketball, running jumping and of course food! :)

Cinco de Shabbat is here! First Fridays for Young Professionals with a Mexican theme. Which part of the menu talks to you most? Is it the Salad Taco Bowl? Or will it be the award winning chili? Fajitas? www.yjphouston.org/events/cincoshabbat

We have a few FCYA seats left and still accepting reservations for the Circle Gala on Sunday at noon honoring Batami Baskin and the FCYA committee. Get in on that action and support young adults with special needs! www.circlegala.com 

Save the dates for Shavuos, weekend of May 18-21! All night learning "JEP Shavuot" on Sat. night  and 10 Commandments on Sunday! Apply to present on Sat night and / register for Shavuos party at www.chabaduptown.org/shavuotschedule 


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Shabbos Parshas Emor

Friday, May 4
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for First Fridays Cinco de Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:43 pm

Shabbos, May 5
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Guitel & Moshe Melnik marking the yartzeit of her mother, Nancy Esther Bas Elsa, a"h
Mincha at 7:45 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 4
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:40 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, May 6 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, May 7 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, May 10- Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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