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A Dynamic Thanksgiving

Dear Friends,

I spent last  Uptown weekend in NY at the Kinus Hashluchim - the annual Conference for Chabad Rabbis from all around the world.

Lev Leviev must be the richest man in Israel...

...and I don't mean on his balance sheet.

Standing before 3,500 of the Rebbe's Shluchim (the other 1,000 couldn't make it), many of whom he personally supports in their noble work, all he could say was "thank you." 

"Thank you for letting me be a part of your unbounding love and commitment to the Jewish people."

What a rich way of looking at philanthropic giving...

Sunday morning as I stood at the Rebbe's Ohelwith many of your prayers in hand, all I could say was "thank you."

Thank you Rebbe for letting me learn from and be a part of your unbounding love and commitment to the Jewish People." This weekend, I also say thank you to the USA for helping make this revolution happen.

And I felt pretty rich too...

The Schedule

  • Thanksgiving Weekend:
    > Friday 6:30pm followed by Shabbat Dinner candle lighting at 5:06pm)
               > Saturday 10:00am followed by Buffet Lunch sponsored by Alan & Chagit Croock and Family in honor of Rabbi Chaim, Chanie & Clan
                > 5:15pm Mincha & Informal Torah Study; 6:01pm Maariv & Havdalla
  • No Thursday class this week. Classes resume next week.
  • Sat. Night Chanukah Bowl, Dec. 8, 7:30pm Pay in advance for discount entry! Help us make the menorah entirely out of bowling pins!
  • Details on the Chabad of Uptown JLI mission to Israel are almost all firmed up. Please pre-register if you intend on joining us!
In other Chabad News
  • Rabbi Yossi Serebranski will be leading a farbrengen at Chabad Lubavitch Center for Yud-Tes Kislev, On Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 5:30 pm.
  • Join Chabad for many events over Chanukah. Of note: ChanukahFest - Major event downtown City Hall with concert, etc. Sun., Dec. 9 2-6pm
  • The construction of Chabad Lubavitch Center is really moving along! Check out Photo Gallery!
  • Check out the mega-website for Chanukah! With free ecards, recipes, guides and more! You can even send out the ecards on Facebook!

Enjoy the turkey!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Condolences & Shiva Info - Buks - MINYAN NEEDED 5:15PM!

The Chabad of Uptown community extends our sincere condolences to Danielle Buks upon the  untimely passing of  her fatherAryeh (Eric) ben Yosef Tzvi, A"H. (Danielle has been to services and dinners at Chabad of Uptown and is a family friend of the Croocks).

he funeral  was held on Friday afternoon.

Danielle will observe Shiva  at  her home, 3300 Sage, Apt. #3307 

Shiva Hours: 10am-10pm 

Mincha & Maariv, Sun.- Wedesday: 5:15pm A minyan is needed! Please contact Larry Croock at 713-301-2254 to let him know if you can make it!

May we only share good news.

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim.

From Life to Life: Loss and Mourning in Jewish Tradition

The Vidals for Shabbos

Dear Friends, 

This week I will be joining the International Chabad Lubavitch Conference in NY. But, Chabad of Uptown is open! Rabbi Yaakov and Faigy Vidal will be joining Chanie for Shabbos to lead another wonderful Shabbaton in Uptown! Rabbi the newest addition to the outstanding Judaic staff at the Torah Day School of Houston. Please keep Chanie company and help keep the spirit and the minyan! (Contact Chanie to join her and the Vidals for dinner, we would love to have you!)

Shabbat Parshat  Toldos:
Friday Nov. 9: 6:30 pm "User-Friendly" Services Followed by Shabbat Dinner. Candle Lighting at  5:12 pm
Saturday,  Nov. 10: 10:00 am Shacharit Services Followed by Buffet Kiddush  
5:15  pm
Mincha, Informal Torah Study. Maariv & Havdalla at  6:06 pm.
Future Shabbaton Dates: Nov. 23-24, Dec. 7-8 (Chanukah & Bowling) Dec. 21-22

Coming up in Uptown:

 Full blog when I get back (hopefully! :))

Have a great Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie
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