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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?

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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

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

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?

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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

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

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

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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

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

what's your diet?

Super Soup Dietician workshopA month of feasting, davening and celebrating are behind is. The first complete week of the regular year is now complete. After Simchat Torah, it is a custom at the court of the Rebbes of Chabad to declare: “V’Yaakov halach l’darko”—“And Jacob went on his way” (or the modern version that came over the loudspeaker, “Hit the road, Jack”). There are two beautiful meanings for this custom:

On a simple level, Jacob symbolizes the Jewish people. Thus, “Jacob went on his way” means that after the excitement of the holidays is over, the Jewish people return to their regular path, to their normal, everyday lives, albeit uplifted by the preceding holiday season.

A second explanation adds more depth: We do not need to leave the holiness behind after the holidays are over, Jacob (the Jewish people) goes on “His way”—the way of G‑d—studying Torah and performing mitzvahs.

May the inspiration of Tishrei carry us throughout the year!

CALLING ALL LADIES!

YOUNG PROS:

  • Get your soul's diet on this week, join us on Wednesday, Oct. 17 for a YJP Houston dinner, class & social - Heaven, Hell and Afterlife
  • Join us for YAD Mitzvah Day as FCYA heads to Aishel House!  - Limited spots available! Be sure to choose "Aishel House" as your #1 choice
    Time: Sun. Oct. 31 at 10:30 am
    Place: Aishel House - 1955 University Blvd
    Needed: Happy and Cheerful faces :)
    About: Young professionals and young adults with disABILITIES will work together at Aishel House to create "Food for Friends". Volunteers will prepare 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. Sponsored by YJP Houston, FCYA (Friendship Circle Young Adults) and Aishel House

Tzedaka Opportunities:

  • The architect has already begun his planning in earnest for a beautiful backyard patio Sukkah and Plaza.... The first $5000 pledged on Simchas Torah towards our $30,000 goal for the Patio and Sukkah Plaza is in! Get in on the action! Together, we can make this happen.... www.chabaduptown.org/donate
  • There is also an effort to get a yartzeit board for the Shul... We have one pledge towards this project, please let us know if you would like more information
  • Don't forget to include Chabad of Uptown in your will, making your legacy make an impact in perpetuity.

Shabbos Parshas Noach

Friday, October 12
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 6:36 pm

Shabbos, October 13
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 6:30 pm
Shiur on Hilchos Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:29 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, October 14  - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, October 15 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, October 18 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

Goodbye 🌴green, hello 🎀pink

Goodbye to Sukkah - Zalman Kleinman 1970 Oil on CanvasWhat an unbelievably moving, uplifting and joyous holidays, concluding with a most powerful Simchas Torah!

Now, we say "goodbye to the Sukkah" and hit the road of daily mitzvos as depicted by this most moving 1970 / 5730 piece by Zalman Kleinman, "Gezegen Zach foon der Sukkah", "Saying Goodbye to the Sukkah", oil on canvas 38x42. The scene says it all... Puddles, benches in disarray, indents of the walls - the Chassid sits alone.

  • Time to apply the dancing joy of Torah to actual Torah study! Please join us for an array of choices to study Torah with us, including the upcoming brand new JLI course, Wrestling with Faith! Check out all of our classes in the listing here.
  • Tonight, we kick off Pink October with YJP Pink Shabbat - First Fridays Shabbat Dinner www.yjphouston.org/events/pinkshabbat/
  • Tuesday begins October session of Mommy & Me with a Jewish Twist! www.chabaduptown.org/baby
  • Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM Super Soup for Women - Taste Testing & Talk - A deeper look into Jewish penicillin. Sarah E. Galicki, M.D.N., R.D.N., L.D. is a registered dietitian who specializes in weight management and nutrition counseling at Appetite Health LLC. -  https://www.yjphouston.org/events/supersoup

Mazel tov Yuval & Ady Goldberg on the birth of a baby boy, Aharon!

Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Bereishis

Friday, October 5
Services at 6:45 pm | RSVP for YJP Pink Shabbat - First Fridays Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 6:44 pm

Shabbos, October 6
Shabbos Mevarchim tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 6:45 pm
Class on Laws of Yichud  - Seclusion
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:37 pm
Living Torah

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

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan - Tuesday & Wednesday,  October 9-10 
Shacharis at 6:45 am followed by breakfast

Thursday, October 11 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

You're gonna dig this punchline

An Aggie, Longhorn and Chabad Rabbi walk into a bar. They each order a round of l'chaims and wish each other long life. The Aggie says, Gig 'em! The longhorn says,

Actually, I am not going to finish the joke. No joke, a joke without a punchline, ain't a joke.

Now, don't miss the punchline! We blew it with shofar Rosh Hashana, made it a fast Yom Kippur, shook up lulav in the Sukkah - now it's time to dance up the Torah! 

What an amazing Tishrei and Sukkos celebration so far! One more Sukkot dinner under the stars to go! Tonight! Then, dance with the Torahs on Simchas Torah!

WEEKEND SCHEDULEHIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tonight, Sukkos Dinner Under Stars
  • Sunday night, warm up Hakafot
  • Monday, Yizkor & "Geshem"
  • Monday night, Main Hakafot
  • Tuesday, complete and begin Torah

Check out all of these awesome events coming up in October!

  • Simchat Torah Uptown - Dance Like a Star! Monday, October 1, 2018, 7:45 pm
    Come join us for an unbelievable, all night, happy, thrilling, stress-relieving, dance-til-you-drop, beyond belief and total excitement, feast-on-amazing-foods, l'chaims and fun for all Simchat Torah Party! www.chabaduptown.org/joy
  • Pink Shabbat - YJP First Fridays Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:45 pm
    In support of Jewish women facing the daunting challenge of cancer, First Fridays this month is PINK SHABBAT, in conjunction of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. FREE until Thursday, $18 after. Use promo code: advance www.yjphouston.org/events/pinkshabbat/
  • Oct. Tuesdays Mommy & Me - With a Jewish Twist Tuesdays 9:30 am, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30
    The Mommy & Me program offers a great opportunity to meet other moms, share experiences, discuss child growth and development. www.chabaduptown.org/baby
  • Super Soup for Women - Taste Testing & Talk Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
    Super Soup! - Taste Testing and Talk for Women;  A deeper look into Jewish penicillin. Sarah E. Galicki, M.D.N., R.D.N., L.D. is a registered dietitian who specializes in weight management and nutrition counseling at Appetite Health LLC. -  https://www.yjphouston.org/events/supersoup

Shabbos Chol Hamoed Sukkos

-Friday, Sept. 28
- Shacharis at 6:45 am
- Lulav & Etrog Available for public use
Before 6:53 pm Light Shabbat Candles
- 6:55 pm Mincha & Evening Services (Maariv) 
- 8:00 pm Sukkot Shabbos Dinner - RSVP required

Sat. Sept. 29 
- 9:00 am Chassidus
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
- No Lulav 
Followed by kiddush in the Sukkah

- 6:55 pm Mincha 
- 7:45 pm Maariv, Havdalla (In Sukkah) and Shabbat Ends 
Living Torah Video
- 1:10 am (Sunday) Hoshana Rabba Tehillim​​​​​​​ at Chabad 10900 Fondren Rd.

Sunday, Sept. 30 - Hoshana Rabba
- 1:10 am (Sunday) Hoshana Rabba Tehillim at Chabad 10900 Fondren Rd.
- 8:00 am Shacharit Services with Lulav & Special Hoshaanot Prayers

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah 
Sun., Sept. 30 - Shemini Atzeret 
- 6:50 pm Light Holiday Candles 
- 6:50 pm Mincha & Evening Services Hakafot-celebratory dancing - This one is only the warm up - to connect with Israel! (See main hakafot below). 

Mon., Oct. 1 - Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah 
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
- 12:15 pm Yizkor 
Teffilas Geshem 
- Say Goodbye to Sukkah
 
- 6:50 pm Mincha & Evening Services Grand Hakafot-celebratory dancing - This one is the real deal! 
- After 7:43 pm Light Holiday Candles 

Tues., Oct. 2 - Simchat Torah 
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
Hakafot-celebratory dancing 
Mincha after Hakafot 

- 7:41 pm Maariv, Havdalla & Holiday Ends

Thursday, Oct. 4 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

make a lulav ring in 10 seconds

Yom Kippur was so meaningful, with standing room only - overflowing crowds! It would not be the same without you. Thank you for making it so special!

Days of awe are followed by days of joy! Join us for the Sukkos holiday! We will have dinner on Sunday September 23, Monday September 24 and Friday September 28! Register on the website at www.chabaduptown.org/joy

Need to make a lulav ring? Learn how to make a lulav ring in 10 seconds!

 

 

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Shabbos Parshas Ha'azinu

Friday, September 21
Services at 7:00 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:01 pm

Shabbos, September 22
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbengen
Mincha at 7:00 pm
Class in Laws of Sukkot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:54 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, September 23
- 8:30 am Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

SUKKOT SCHEDULE
Sunday, September 23

- 6:59 pm Light Holiday Candles 
- 7:00 pm Mincha & Evening Services 
- 8:00 pm Sukkot Holiday Community Dinner - Under the Stars!

Monday, Sept. 24
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
- Lulav & Etrog Available for public use 
- 7:00 pm Mincha & Evening Services (Maariv) 
- After 7:51 pm Light Holiday Candles
RSVP for Sukkot Dinner 

Tuesday, Sept. 25 
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
- Lulav & Etrog Available for public use 
- 7:00 pm Mincha
- 7:50 pm Maariv, Havdalla (in Sukkah) and Holiday Ends

Chol Hamoed, Wed., Sept 26-Friday, Sept. 28
- Shacharis at 6:45 am
- Lulav & Etrog Available for public use

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

"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.

 

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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

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

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!

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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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