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re: to answer your question

We got a lot of people asking. Yes, the Purim parties including the ComedySportz show is for everyone! On Thursday, we begin with a carnival for kids at 5:30 pm. Megillah for everyone at 6:30 followed by a lavish Purim feast, Open Bar and both shows. At the same time as the comedy show, there will be a simultaneous children's clown show. Young Professionals are invited to stay after the show for an exclusive afterparty with the actors. So.... if you are a teen, under age 21, family with kids or above age 40, RSVP here: www.chabaduptown.org/purimschedule. If you are a young professional ages 21-39, RSVP here: www.yjphouston.org/events/comedy. Hope that clears that up! :) 

See below for the complete Purim schedule with readings around the clock

⇛ Its not too early to talk about Pesach! Check out our Pesach site as well as make reservations for our seders, including a special "social media" seder.

www.chabaduptown.org/carnival

www.yjphouston.org/events/comedy

PARSHAT ZACHOR: This being the Shabbat before Purim, on which we celebrate the foiling of Haman the Amalekite's plot to destroy the Jewish people, the weekly Parshah is supplemented with the Zachor reading (Deuteronomy 25:17-19) in which we are commanded to remember the evil of Amalek and to eradicate it from the face of the earth. "Parshat Zachor" is the second of four special readings added during or immediately before the month of Adar (the other three being "Shekalim", "Parah" and "Hachodesh") Links: The Zachor Reading with commentary, More on Who Was Amalek?

 

The Power of an Adam

We all have a little bit of Moses in us, and that comes with the ability to be selfless and humble. more…

Mazel tov to Rabbi Chaim's sister Chassi & Shmeilach Rivkin of Morristown on birth of a baby boy

Shabbos Zachor Parshas Vaykira

Friday, March 15
Candle Lighting at 7:12 pm
Mincha Services at 7:15 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 7:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat

Shabbos, March 16
Chassidus at 9:00 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Lunch Kiddush
Mincha at 7:15 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:06 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, March 17 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, March 18 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

AnchorPURIM WEDNESDAY MARCH 20
Fast of Esther Begins at 6:11 am
Shacharis Services at 6:45 am
Fast of Esther Mincha 7:00 pm
Fast Ends & Maariv ​​​​​​​at 7:57 pm​​​​​​​
Megillah Reading  at 8:15 pm
Followed by 
BREAK FAST DAIRY BUFFET & LCHAIMS
10:00 pm Late Night Megillah Reading

THURSDAY, MARCH 21
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Megillah Reading at 7:30 am
Seniors Party & Megillah Reading at Brookdale Galleria - 2929 Post Oak at 2:00 pm
PURIM CARNIVAL at 5:30 PM www.chabaduptown.org/carnival
MEGILLAH READING at 6:30 PM

Followed by Feast & ComedySportz Show & Simultaneous Clown Show for Kids
YJP Houston ChaiLounge After Party with the Actors > 
www.yjphouston.org/events/comedy

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

HAPPY?!

When Adar begins, increase in joy! Join us for the Rosh Chodesh minyan in a few hours on Friday, March 8 at 6:45 am!

Awesome time this week and last night, Hamantash Bake for Mommy and & Me and YJP!

Young professionals, tomorrow night make your stomach happy with heart soups and salads! RSVP YJP Souper Shabbat - First Fridays of Adar! www.yjphouston.org/events/soupershabbat

Have joy on Purim! We have a fabulous Purim planned for the entire community and Young Professionals, including megillah readings around the clock! Check it out www.chabaduptown.org/purimschedule

www.chabaduptown.org/carnival

www.yjphouston.org/events/comedy

Crown Heights Shabbat was epic! Chanie led the opening candle lighting session with hundreds experiencing a complete immersion Shabbat in Crown Heights!

 

PARSHA: On Jewish Character

The common factor was generosity. Jews may not always make the right choices in what they give to, but they give.more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Chazak Parshas Pekudei

Friday, Rosh Chodesh Adar II, March 8
Rosh Chodesh Shacharis at 6:45 am
Candle Lighting at 6:08 pm
Mincha Services at 6:10 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for YJP Souper Shabbat - First Fridays Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, March 9
Chassidus at 9:00 am
Services at 10 am
Completing of Book of Shemot, with "Chazak"!
Followed by Lunch Kiddush
Mincha at 6:10 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:02 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, March 10 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, March 11 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, March 14  - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

 

Double the Fun!

  • DOUBLE SHABBAT! Last Shabbat, Chabad of Uptown's cteen joined teens from around the world with 2600 participants from 6 continents, 400 cities, 30 countries - the largest yet! You can watch CTeen take over Times Square on Saturday night with Havdalla and concert at www.chabaduptown.org/cteenlive.

    This Shabbat, YJP Houston is in NYC!! Chanie is leading a group of Houston delegates with reps also from around the world!

    First Fridays will therefore be held on the first Friday of Adar, "Souper Shabbat" featuring a variety of hearty soups, salads and more with other Young Jewish Professionals over Shabbat Dinner! www.yjphouston.org/events/soupershabbat

  • DOUBLE THE STUDY! Did you know we offer two classes every Thursday? At the Thursday noon class we have learned subjects in many stages, beginning with the study of the applied Parsha, the entire book of Tanya, five selected Chassidic discourse of the Rebbe and most recently three chapters of different areas of Talmud discussing the financial obligation of neighboring condominiums, Shabbos cooking and Grace after Meals. The class will now focus on another area of Torah, halacha. We will start from the beginning of Shulchan Aruch Harav, Chapter 1. Join us!

  • DOUBLE TORAH ALERT! This Shabbat os "Parshat Shekalim" is the first of four special readings added during or immediately before the month of Adar. When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, each Jew contributed an annual half-shekel to the Temple. The 1st of Adar marked the beginning of the collection of the shekalim. In commemoration, the Torah reading of the Shabbat that falls on or before Adar 1 is supplemented with the verses (Exodus 30:11-16) that relate G-d's commandment to Moses regarding the first giving of the half-shekel.Links: The Shekalim Reading with commentaryPartnerTzedakah: Charity
     
  • DOUBLE ADAR! It is also Shabbos Mevarchim for Rosh Chodesh Adar! We will have our monthly breakfast on Thursday! See schedule below!
     
  • DOUBLE THE FUN! Look out in your mailboxes for Purim for the community of all ages and Young Professionals, including megillah readings around the clock!

TRIPLE THE MAZEL!

  • Mazel tov for the birth of a baby boy to Chanie's brother, Rabbi Mendel & Chyena Galperin!
  • Mazel tov for the birth of a baby girl to Rabbi Chaim's brother, Rabbi Peretz & Chevie Lazaroff
  • Mazel tov for the marriage of Rabbi Chaim's niece Tonia Lazaroff

Shabbos Shekalim Parshas Vayakhel

Friday, March 1
Candle Lighting at 6:03pm
Mincha Services at 6:05 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, March 2
Chassidus at 9:00 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Lunch Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored by Yocheved Shwarzman marking the yartzeit and in memory of her father, Moshe ben Yaakov, a"h
Mincha at 6:00 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:57 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, March 3 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, March 4 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, Rosh Chodesh Adar II March 7- Shacharis at 6:45 am followed by monthly breakfast sponsored by the Melnik family
Friday, Rosh Chodesh Adar II March 8- Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

 

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

 

Live from NY!, It's life and death

CTeen is off! Chabad of Uptown's cteen has joined teens from around the world with 2600 participants from 6 continents, 400 cities, 30 countries - the largest yet! You can watch CTeen take over Times Square on Saturday night with Havdalla and concert at www.chabaduptown.org/cteenlive.

Look out in your mailboxes for Purim for the community and Young Professionals, including megillah readings around the clock!

 

PARSHA: The Mysterious Life and Death of Hur
The story of Hur is one of heroism, tragedy and, ultimately, redemption. more…

 

Shabbos Parshas Ki Tisa

Friday, February 22
Candle Lighting at 5:58 pm
Mincha Services at 6:00 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, February 23
Chassidus at 9:00 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Lunch Kiddush
Mincha at 6:00 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:52 pm
Living Torah

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

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Are you ready to laugh?

  • Chanie & Rivky went to interview for a high school next year. Yes, that means that Rivky is graduating 8th grade this year! Wish her well and place an ad in the Torah Day School yearbook at www.tdshouston.org/yearbook
  • Being in the month of Adar, it is an opportune time to celebrate the topic of happiness, as our sages taught us: Mishenichnas Adar marbin besimchah, “When the month of Adar enters, we increase joy.” This is especially so this year, being a Jewish leap year that contains two months of Adar, or sixty days of joy.
  • Next week is Purim Katan on Monday-Tuesday, Feb 18-19. We will have a farbrengen on Tuesday at Chabad of Uptown at 8 pm. See below.
  • Purim, we will really have you laughing with joy! Read on....

Ladies & Gentleman... Boys & Girls...

Drum roll please!

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We are excited to inform you that the Purim plans for Chabad of Uptown and YJP Houston are unprecedented and will be over the top awesome!

Introducing:

LIMITED SEATING! Tickets go on sale 10:30 am Friday

Don't miss this!

 

 

PARSHA: I Am, Therefore I Believe

Will I revert to how I was before ALS, or will I remain the man I have become due to the crushing years that I have endured? more…

 


 

 

Condolences to Baruch Shkertzi on the passing of his grandmother, Hagar bat Regina, a"h, in Israel. May her neshama have an aliya.

 

Shabbos Parshas Tetzaveh

Friday, February 15
Candle Lighting at 5:53 pm
Mincha Services at 5:50 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, February 16
Chassidus at 9:00 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Lunch Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored in memory Levi ben Avraham, a"h
Mincha at 5:50 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:48 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, February 17 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, February 18 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Tuesday, Purim Katan, February 19 - Farbrengen 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 21  - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Let's Learn!

Did you know we have a class almost every day of the week for every age, and a vast array of Torah subjects? Check out www.chabaduptown.org/classes

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS! It's not too late to join us for the NYC Shabbaton with YJP's from around the world! www.cypshabbat.nyc!

Save the dates for Purim in Uptown, March 20-21! We have great surprises in store! Let us know if you would like to join the planning committee

  • Thank you Guy and Nethanial for sponsoring a Rosh Chodesh Adar dinner and class
  • Thank you Susie Eshet for helping bake this week's challah!
  • Mazel tov Guy & Melissa Ohan on the birth of their daughter, Lia Gabriella!
  • Condolences to Ziggy Gruber on the passing of his father, Gene Gruber, o.b.m.

 

 

 

PARSHA: The Big Donors

When people contribute financially they feel invested in the project and their expectations become the true catalyst of sustainable growth. more…

 


 

Shabbos Parshas Terumah

 

 

Friday, February 8
Candle Lighting at 5:47 pm
Mincha Services at 5:45 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, February 9
Chassidus at 9:00 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Lunch Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:45 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:42 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, February 10 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, February 11 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, February 14  - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Our 13TH anniversary!

Besides for the bar mitzvah number of thirteen, there are thirteen gates to Heaven, though which we pray through thirteen gates of prayer, reaching the thirteen attributes of mercy. These thirteen years have been spectacular, as can be seen in our 13+ years of our website's photo galleries. We are so thankful for each and every one of you, who make this community so special. Thank you for being a part of this amazing experience of Chabad of Uptown. 

The Rebbe taught us to never rest, we continue to forge ahead with renewed strength and endless possibilities. Uptown, Upward and Onward!

This Shabbos we kick off February with First Fridays and a Shabbos Mevarchim kiddush - BOTH MARKING 13 YEARS OF CHABAD OF UPTOWN! Please join us!

What a way to close a fantastic week! This past Sunday found Chanie sitting at a table at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchos) at the New York State Armory in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y., together with 3,000 other women emissaries and lay leaders from 100 countries with Chabad presence... The energy was amazing and you can watch the replay of closing session here.

Next Rabbi Chaim's niece Shevi Rosenfeld married Menachem Aron, both from Australia with a wedding in NY! Some of you may remember Menachem who came last year to assist us with the Chanukah festivities....

Tonight the Lazaroff family are in NY celebrating the engagement of Rabbi Chaim's brother Shmuly to Hayley van de Veen from Tzfat

Please join us on Tuesday for the monthly Rosh Chodesh minyan and breakfast! See the full schedule below.

 

 

PARSHA: How to Get Rid of Bad Habits and Create Better Ones

What can we learn from the law of the goring ox? more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Mevarchim Adar I, Parshas Mishpatim

Friday, February 1
Shacharis at 6:45 am followed by breakfast sponsored by Fred Zeidman marking the yartzeit of his father, Moshe Ber ben Shlomo, a"h
Candle Lighting at 5:41 pm
Mincha Services at 5:45 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe 
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Japan - YJP First Fridays Dinner

Shabbos, February 2
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30
Services at 10 am
Followed by 13 Anniversary Shabbos Mevarchim Lunch Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:40 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:37 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, February 3 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, February 4  - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Tuesday, February 5, Rosh Chodesh Adar 1 - Shacharis at 6:45 am followed by monthly breakfast sponsored by Melnik Family
Thursday, February 7  - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Power of Women

Chanie has joined 3000 physical and spiritual sisters for the annual Chabad women leaders convention this weekend. Every "Shlucha" is a leader in their community. This annual event is an inspiring display of perhaps the largest group of women leaders in the world. You can watch the the annual banquet, the culmination of a five-day International Conference of Women Emissaries on Sunday at 4:30 pm, www.chabaduptown.org/kinus. Chanie's sister Raizy Rubin is the keynote speaker!

 

Talking about women, the Jewish Herald Voice ran an article this week, featured on the front page, about the women's dessert and discussion help at Chabad of Uptown as a joint project of the Chabad Centers of Greater Houston. Check out the write up and the featured short clip of Chanie's class where you can get a taste of what was shared.

 

Thousands of Chabad Women Leaders Gather for Annual Convention

More than 3,000 Chabad-Lubavitch women emissaries and communal leaders from around the world are arriving in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., this week for multiple days of activities at the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchos). more…

 

 

 

Next week, 26 Shevat, marks 13 years since our inaugural Shabbos, the opening of Chabad of Uptown in 2006. We thank each and every one of you who took part in making Chabad of Uptown come of age! What a journey it has been!

  • Young Professionals: Join us for a special 13th anniversary First Fridays Shabbat dinner over Japanese cuisine, on Feb. 1. Click to RSVP free before Thursday using coupon code "advance"
  • Community: Join us for a special 13 anniversary Kiddush, on Feb. 2. 

 

 

PARSHA: Accessible Judaism

Access seems like an innocent enough word, and an uninspiring enough concept. After all, it suggests that the giver of access created nothing of his or her own, and merely distributed the products of someone else’s genius. But, in fact, an increase in accessibility has been behind some of the world’s greatest transformations and revolutions. more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Parshas Yisro

 

Friday, January 25
Candle Lighting at 5:35 pm
Mincha Services at 5:35 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe 
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, January 26
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Torah Reading of the Ten Commandments
Followed by Shabbos Lunch Kiddush sponsored by Shlomi  & Tamar Benhamo, marking the completion of Kaddish in memory of his father, Yosef ben Shlomo, a"h.

Mincha at 5:35 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:32 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 27 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, January 28  - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, January 31 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie


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:

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